Day tour - Erawan Falls, Hellfire Pass & more
Kanchanaburi Province in west Thailand is home to several natural and historical sites popular among both local and foreign tourists. Erawan National Park with it's famous waterfalls are no doubt one of most iconic attractions in Thailand but it is also one of most beautiful waterfalls in entire Asia.
This one day tour includes a visit to popular Erawan Falls in Erawan National Park, Hellfire Pass & Hellfire Park Memorial Museum and Death Railway Wooden Bridge & Krasae Cave.
Our guide will pick you up from your hotel with an a/c car 8 a.m. in the early morning to avoid the crowds at the waterfals. Here we will spend 3 hours to walk up to all 7 tiers of Erawan Falls, if you are faint hearted we will only walk to the easily accessible first few lower tiers, you will decide how far we should go. It is possible to swim in blue/green waters which are full with fishes. Good to bring with you hiking shoes, swimwear and towel.
After having lunch at local restaurants near the visitor center we will drive you to Hellfire Pass and the Memorial Museum dedicated to memory of all men and women who worked and died during the World Word II. The complex consists of a memorial site located within Hellfire Pass (Konyu Cutting), a museum exhibiting artifacts and the Memorial Walking Trail where we are going to hike.
Before continuing our trip to the next destination we will stop by at Rim Nam Café which is a beautiful riverside coffe shop along the River Kwai Noi. It is an off the track place, no foreign tourists, only local Thai people and claimed to have the best coffee in Thailand. After the coffee break we will drive to Death Railway Wooden Bridge and Krasae Cave. There we will walk along the spektacular part of the Death Railway that bends and cuts through steep mountain slopes but also over an interesting wooden bridge which is still in working condition. The nearby Krasae Cave was used as a hospital during the WWII.
Around 5:30 p.m. we will arrive to Kanchanaburi City to walk over The Bridge over River Kwai. The bridge is named after the film from 1957 based on the novel written by the French writer Pierre Boulle. Around 6 p.m. you will be taken back to your hotel.
Where & When?
This full day tour can be booked all year-round. Our guide will meet you 8 a.m. at your hotel where the tour will start from, you will be taken back to your hotel around 6 p.m. on the evening. During the dry/hot seasons the water flow is less in Erawan Falls, but it will be beautiful as the water gets crystal clear and more ideal for swimming.
This tour is a private tour, can't be joined in group. You'll be accompanied by an English speaking licensed guide and no other people will join you; the best way to explore the waterfalls and the historic sites. The listed prices below include private luxury transport, entrance fees, refreshments and lunch.
The price for this trip is 3,000 to 6,700 THB per person depending on group size. We also help to arrange private transport from Bangkok, 2,500 Baht each way.
|Group size||Rate per person|
|8 and up||3000 THB|
Tour rates include:
- All entrance fees
- Erawan Waterfalls (in Erawan National Park)
- Hellfire Pass & Memorial Museum
- Death Railway Wooden Bridge
- Krasae Cave
- Private transport from/to your hotel in Kanchanaburi
- Private air conditioned car
- Private good English speaking tour guide
- Rim Nam Café
- Coffee break & snacks
- Drinking water
- Soft drinks
Reviews from our guests
We appreciate your feedback after the tour when booking with us.
By: Liann Yoshimura, United States | posted Sun 20 May, 2018
Tour operator's response
Thank you for your feedback, happy to hear you had a great time on our tour.
By: Daniel Huber, Switzerland | posted Wed 16 May, 2018
Tata is a very good guide, he know what „farang“ looking for. It was a very good day trip with him. Even havy rain was not bad for our trip. He guide us in the forest, show us interesting animals and places. Even food was good. The night safary with the ranger, I never would do this again. They were not realy interested to show us somthing special. Maybe next time I wanna ask, if Tata can bring us to the bat Cave, think is more interesting than night safari with the rangers. I will come again with this company.
By: Kayla Laughlin, United States | posted Wed 16 May, 2018
We visited two national park while in Thailand, Khao Yai and Khao Sok. We LOVED them both! At Khao Yai we booked a full day and night safari tour and our guide, Beer, was wonderful! We had so much fun exploring the park with him and learning about the animals we saw. Lunch and dinner were both delicious as well. At Khao Sok we rented a long tail bot for three hours and explored the water. My one recommendation to other would be to get to the pier EARLY. We arrived at 8am and were able to find a boat right away. When we returned at 11am the docks were packed full out people trying to get on boats and ended up having to share with others, whereas we got our own private long tail. Both parks were beautiful in their own way and I hope to return some day!
By: XABIER Uroz, Spain | posted Thu 3 May, 2018
Hello. For my college and me, this visit was the best of Thailand.
Tour operator's response
We are very happy to hear that ;-)
Thank you for booking with us!
By: Joelle Schmid, Switzerland | posted Sat 28 Apr, 2018
We really enjoyed de tour. the guide was very friendly and funny. We have seen a lot animals on the 2 hours walk abd the lunch was very good. Thank you for the pick up at our hotel.
By: Sabine Dewilde, Belgium | posted Fri 27 Apr, 2018
We arranged the 1.5 jungle tour with Thai National Parks. Communication by mail went very smooth, accurate information and swift replies. The tour operator arranged taxi transport from and back to Bangkok. One was our tourguide for the bat cave . She was very friendly spoke good english and was as enthusiastic as we were to see the bats. We took great pictures and enjoyed talking to her about Thailand and the Thai people. For the next day we had Tata as our guide. He spoke good English and he succeeded in showing us the great hornbills, the different monkeys, snakes, beautiful birds, the crocodile, spiders and a group of elephants with baby elephants. We had fantastic lunch made by local ladies. We enjoyed walking through the real jungle with its wonderful vegetation and animal sounds. Without Tata we would not have seen any animal. We either walked past them and he showed us where to look and ofcourse he knows his way around the huge park so he took us to the right places. It was great to see and feel his passion for nature enjoying the trip himself and being as euphoric about seeing the animals as we were. This was a highlight in our trip to Thailand and we certainly recommend it to everyone!
By: Jürgen Zizmann, Germany | posted Sun 22 Apr, 2018
very good trip with the Guides Wan and Dada in the forest,
very recommendable :-)
By: Laurence Proetz, France | posted Tue 17 Apr, 2018
We had a great time with our guide Bon. We will recommend him to our friends for a trek in Khao Yai !
By: Christophe & Isabelle, Luxembourg | posted Sun 15 Apr, 2018
We had a wonderful time in the Khao Yai National Park, due to our friendly guide and the driver. We saw a lot of wild animals in the jungle. We are very happy to have asked for a private one-day tour. Our guide knew so much about the animals, photographing and all aspects of the parc a visitor would like to know.
Our thanks to "Beer" and "Nat" for this life experience!
We wish the team all the best for the future. We also thank for protecting and taking care of the animals in the parc.
Christophe and Isabelle
Tour operator's response
Thank you for your kind words! Good to hear you enjoyed your trip.
By: Svend Ulstrup, Denmark | posted Mon 9 Apr, 2018
Perfect Day. Felt very welcone, Nice guide full of exceiting information. We had a wonderful Day where we Saw a lot of Wild Elephants
Tour details in short:
- Duration: 1 day
- Type: Private tour
- Price: 3,000 to 6,700 THB per person
- Group size: 1 or more people
- Grade: Easy to moderate
- Transport: Car
- Start: 8 p.m.
- End: 6 p.m.
What to bring:
- Hiking or sport shoes
- Swimming clothing
- Insect repellent