Private Tour | Day Tour | Erawan Falls & Historical Sites
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.
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 falls. 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 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 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 coffee 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 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 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 at 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 falls and the historic sites. The listed prices below include private luxury transport, entrance fees, refreshments and lunch.
The price for this trip is 2,000 to 6,700 THB per person depending on group size.
We also help to arrange private transport from Bangkok, 2,500 Baht each way for 1-2 pax or 3,000 Baht for 3-9 people.
|Group size||Rate per person|
|9 and up||2,200 THB|
Tour rates include:
- All entrance fees
- Erawan Falls (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: Nicola Barclay, United Kingdom | posted Tue 21 Jan, 2020
Sorry, sent too soon.
The guide Na was lovely. Our driver although pleasant made 2 personal stops on the return journey.
Good trip but consideration should be given to the cost of it.
My husband and I really enjoyed the day but we would like to say that it was very expensive, cost as much as our 5 nights hotel in Bangkok!
The trip advertised drinking water throughout the day and snacks, we received none at all and it also said soft drinks but when my husband had a 2nd one with lunch, we were asjed fir an additional 20B!
Tour operator's response
I am glad to hear that you enjoyed your day but truly sorry for the inconvenience we have casued you!
We are a local tour operator handling the
private tours in Kanchanaburi for thainationalparks.com
Na is a wonderful person and a good guide but she has not worked a lot for us (many of our guides are freelance) but has been available in high season when we have had many tours. Na is more used to guide the less expensive tours were nothing "extra" is included.
We as a company have not been clear enough to Na about our guidelines so we take full responsibility for the mistakes that has been done on your tour.
You should not have paid for any non-alkoholic drinks throughout the day, water should have been provided at all times, the meal should have been served fresh at a simple Thai restaurant but with plenty and various dishes and you should have been offered some local snacks, coffee and/or maybe a icecream if wanted...
If the driver has some personal reasons to make one stop (e.g. toilet stop, tired.. etc.) he should of course do this but always ask/inform you first, other personal stop(s) should not at all be made.
I have respectfully noted that you feel the tour was pricy, but with the above mentioned (and in general that you SHOULD have had a smooth, unconcerned all inclusive private tour with us) is the reason the price is a bit higher on our tours.
I am again humbly sorry for not giving you a perfect day, I will shortly contact you personally by e-mail to find a compensation for the mistakes that has been made from our side..!
By: Alicja Wierniuk, Poland | posted Thu 28 Feb, 2019
The trip was amazing and our guide Mod was the best guide that you can imagine. He explained us all about the nature and history and he was always adjusting the trip to our needs. This was one of the best trips that we had. Totally worth each bath that we spent. Thank you so much for an excellent service!
By: Narelle Spalding, Australia | posted Sun 9 Sep, 2018
Excellent tour guide very informative of area and History loved every bit of the day so worth doing a private tour recommend to any one this is a must do experience
Tour operator's response
Thank you for taking the time to write this review and for the nice words, we are glad to hear that you enjoyed the day on tour with us!
Wish you all the best
By: Daniel HARDY, France | posted Thu 15 Mar, 2018
We enjoyed a lot our excursion.
The schedule were respected.
The guide was very kind and clear in his explanation and the driver was also very good.
By: Allyson Parzero, United States | posted Thu 1 Mar, 2018
My group had an awesome day tour through Erawan Falls and Death Railway with Pad!
By: Luh Chong Chang, Singapore | posted Mon 19 Jun, 2017
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.
Tour operator's response
Thank you so much for your feedback, I am so pleased to hear that you had a good trip with us, I will make sure to pass this message to Tik.
I wish you all the best!
Tour details in short:
- Duration: 1 day
- Type: Private tour
- Price: 2,200 to 6,900 THB per person depending on group size
- 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