Thai National Parks

Erawan National Park

Private Tour | Erawan Falls, Hellfire Pass & historical sites | day tour

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 falls are no doubt one of the most iconic attractions in Thailand but it is also one of the most beautiful falls 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.


The itinerary below is for a tour to start from Kanchanaburi City. For an additional fee, the tour can embark from the Sai Yok area but the ordering of attractions to visit will be different.

The tour will embark at 8 am from your hotel in Kanchanaburi City where our guide will meet you. Our first destination will be Erawan Falls.

Once at the falls, we will spend 3 hours walking 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 of fish. 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 the memory of all men and women who worked and died during World World 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 a café.

After the coffee break we will drive to Death Railway Wooden Bridge and Krasae Cave. There we will walk along the spectacular 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 WWII.

Around 5:30 pm we will arrive back at 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 pm you will be taken back to your hotel.

Kids swimming at Erawan Falls
Hellfire Pass
Death Railway

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Death Railway
Death Railway

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Death Railway
The Bridge over the River Kwai

Where & When?

This full day tour can be booked all year-round. Our guide will meet you at 8 am in your hotel’s lobby where the tour will embark from.

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 available all year round, with exception of long public holidays when Erawan Falls gets painfully overcrowded.

Tour details in short:

  • Duration: 1 day
  • Type: Private tour
  • Price: 1,500 Baht Baht and up per person (depending on group size)
  • Group size: 1 or more people
  • Grade: Easy to moderate
  • Transport: SUV or minivan with a/c
  • Start: 8 am
  • End: 6 pm

What to bring:

  • Hiking or sport shoes
  • Swimming clothing
  • Towel
  • Insect repellent

How much?

This tour is a private tour. You'll be accompanied by an English speaking licensed guide and no other people will join you; the best way to explore the falls and the historic sites. The listed prices below include private luxury transport, entrance fees, refreshments and lunch.

A day trip to the falls including visiting all historic sites mentioned in this trip is possible due to the long driving time from/back to  Bangkok. If you need a tailored trip from Bangkok, please let us know and we can inform you of the feasibility with a price.

We can however arrange an early pickup from Bangkok if the drop off location is a hotel in Kanchanaburi.

The listed price below doesn't include pickup from the Sai Yok area where some popular raft houses are located. For an additional fee, it is possible to embark the tour from the Sai Yok area.

Pax Rate per person
1 5,200 THB
2 3,100 THB
3 2,400 THB
4 2,100 THB
5 1,850 THB
6 1,700 THB
7 1,600 THB
8 1,500 THB
9 1,500 THB

Tour rates include:

  • Private good English speaking tour guide
  • Private transport from/to your hotel in Kanchanaburi City
  • Erawan Falls
  • Hellfire Pass & Memorial Museum
  • Death Railway Wooden Bridge
  • Krasae Cave
  • All entrance fees
  • Lunch
  • Coffee/tea break & snacks
  • Drinking water
  • Soft drinks

Reviews from our guests

Rated 4.95/5 based on 22 customer reviews

By: | posted Thu 1 Mar, 2018

5/5 stars

My group had an awesome day tour through Erawan Falls and Death Railway with Pad!

By: | posted Mon 19 Jun, 2017

5/5 stars

My family and I had a good trip. Tik is an excellent guide and we would highly recommend him to anyone wishing to visit the area. Home Phutoey is a comfortable hotel with an excellent breakfast. Thanks very much for assisting us on this trip. My family sends their compliments.