Thai National Parks

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.

What?

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.

Itenerary

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.

How much?

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, 2000 Baht each way.

Group size Rate per person
1 6700 THB
2 4700 THB
3 4300 THB
4 4000 THB
5 3700 THB
6 3400 THB
7 3200 THB
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
  • Lunch
  • Coffee break & snacks
  • Drinking water
  • Soft drinks

Reviews from our guests

We appreciate your feedback after the tour when booking with us.

About: Doi Inthanon National Park adventure tour (rainy season)

By: , Australia | posted Fri 6 Oct, 2017

We loved the trip. Even with bad weather we had a lot of fun being able to trek through the jungle and see cool sights.

Chai was a great guide and super knowledgeable and Joe looked after our friend when she was unable to come trekking.

About: Kui Buri overnight elephant tour

By: , Germany | posted Fri 6 Oct, 2017

Our trip to Kui Buri National Park was absolutely fantastic. We stayed at bungalows, which are situated very close to the National Park. The bungalows are very nice, and in the morning from our balcony we saw no less than eight (!) hornbills! Bill served us a very large and very good breakfast with rice and eggs and pineapple and toast and sweets and freshly ground coffee in front of the bungalow on the balcony, incredible. Bill is a pineapple farmer, and he was also our guide, the best guide ever! Thank you very much for everything! During the tour we saw around 40 (!) elephants and a large, large herd of gaurs! A real adventure! The next day, we met very early in the morning. We saw many coloured birds, many large hornbills, one elephant (to say goodbye ...), and even a viper! Thank you so much! We recommend this trip to Kui Buri National Park! Stay with Bill, if possible!

Tour operator's response

Dear Heidi,

Wow, that's quite a number of animals!

We will pass your comments to our guide Bill, I am sure he will be very happy to hear that.

Thanks for your time and for booking with us.

About: Erawan Waterfall tour from Bangkok

By: , Singapore | posted Tue 3 Oct, 2017

Ms Oi was the best tour guide we could ever ask for!

Tour operator's response

Thank you for your feedback, much appreciated!

About: 1-day wildlife tour in Khao Yai (Group tour)

By: , Spain | posted Mon 2 Oct, 2017

We loved the jungle tour! Our guide was excellent and very patient with us. We saw a great deal of animals thanks to him. We had a great time. Thank you!

Tour operator's response

Thanks Cristina!

Glad to hear you had a great time.

About: 1-day wildlife tour with night safari in Khao Yai

By: , Austria | posted Sun 1 Oct, 2017

We had a great day with our tourguide "apple". He was always looking for us, in close contact with everybody of us and always caring about our well-being.

Moreover, we had much fun with him.

The tour itself was a bit damaged by the ongoing rain, but nevertheless, we had a good day and really appreciated "appleĀ“s" presence.

We can really recommend a guided tour in this national park!

Bettina, Rosalin, Simon, Reinhard

Tour operator's response

Thanks Bettina!

About: 2-days wildlife tour in Khao Yai (Group tour)

By: , China | posted Fri 29 Sep, 2017

Jay is very nice and professional .We really enjoyed the jungle tour .Jay has an eagle eye which can see the small or remote animals. And he has a very cool pickup truck which has a 360 vision .He also has a wide knowledge about the jungle .He can tell us almost everything about the jungle.What a very nice experience and beautiful park.

Tour operator's response

Dear Wang,

Thank you for your review!

Always good to hear when the guests have enjoyed the trip ;-)

About: 1-day wildlife tour in Khao Yai

By: , Spain | posted Tue 26 Sep, 2017

The trip in kao yai with Jay was great

About: 1-day wildlife tour with night safari in Khao Yai

By: , United Kingdom | posted Mon 25 Sep, 2017

Tata was excellent.

Very passionate and knowledgable (both plants and animals) and speaks good English. The private tour (whilst more expensive) was defiantly worth it.

We were very fourtunate and saw some great wildlife - Jungle Cat, Elephant, Great Hornbill, Scorpion, Monitor Lizard, Gibbon...lots of highlights!

Tour operator's response

Thanks William for your comments. Sounds like you had quite a bit of luck indeed!

And that for only one day.

It got me excited to read 'Jungle Cat' but even though it is indeed a cat living in the jungle, I just confirmed with Tata that the actual species you got to see was a Leopard Cat. Which is certainly exciting as well, seeing any cat species in Thailand requires a lot of luck. Though due to the rarity of the Jungle Cat in Thailand, that would have even been more amazing.

Actually Leopard Cats are inhabiting more proper 'jungle' areas like the evergreen forests in Khao Yai, than the actual Jungle Cat which to my knowledge prefers dry deciduous forest and open grass plains. The Jungle Cat had not been seen in Thailand, even not on camera traps for quite some years until recently when it was captured on camera trap in the North of Thailand. It seems that species has been extirpated in much of its range in Thailand. Such a shame. Several of the 9 cat species in Thailand are not doing too well. Habitat destruction and poaching have taken their toll :( .

The Leopard Cat is still found in many parks in Thailand, though being primarily nocturnal (your sighting is even more special as it was in daylight, in the morning) it is certainly not commonly encountered. Night activities are very restricted, in most areas not possible at all, so that strongly reduces the chance of a sighting.

So congratulations with this sighting!

Thank you for booking with us!

About: 1-day wildlife tour with night safari in Khao Yai

By: , United Kingdom | posted Mon 25 Sep, 2017

Very much enjoyed the day in the park

Lovely to see animals in their natural habitat

We saw different birds, macac monkeys and gibbons playing above our heads

No elephants anywhere. Not even heard in the distance.

Our guide was very good very informative and made our day very enjoyable

A little disappointed in the evening tour as only saw deer in the park

Very please we just didn't bring raincoats but coats with hoods as it was cold and a little rainy this time of the year!!!

Overall very enjoyable

Kind regards

Gillian and Howard Lewis

Tour operator's response

Thanks Gillian and Howard for your review.

A shame the weather was not at your side.

For that reason we always recommend rain poncho and sweater. It often surprises people that it can get chilly in Thailand. The forest mountains are cooler, and even more so when sitting in the back of a driving vehicle in evening hours.

IN the wet season it varies a lot though. But better to be prepared than cold and/ or wet ;-)

A shame the elephants did not show up. That's why in the emails we always recommend Kui Buri if elephants are the main target. Even though not uncommon in Khao Yai, it still requires quite a bit of luck, even more so if only visiting for one day.

Thank you for joining us!

About: 3-days wildlife tour in Khao Yai

By: , Israel | posted Wed 20 Sep, 2017

Our guide in the first day was khan and in the second and third day was tata.

We had a perfect time in the national park.

A big part of it thanks to our guides. They were just fantastic. Showed a lot of knowledge in many different subjects. Were very flexable and kind. Very happy with an amazing attitude .

Also the park is pretty impressive.

The hotel we stayed was beautiful with great breakfast.

Thank you so much!

Tour operator's response

Dear Rotem,

We are glad to hear you enjoyed your trip with our guides.

Thank you for booking with us!

Hope to see you again ;-)

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
  • Towel
  • Swimming clothing
  • Insect repellent