2-day tour - Erawan Falls, raft house stay at Sai Yok National Park & more
Kanchanaburi Province in west Thailand is home to several natural and historical sites popular among both local and foreign tourists. While Erawan National Park is famous for it's waterfalls, Sai Yok National Park to the west is more popular for its rafthouses over Khwae Noi River.
This strictly private 2-day tour includes a visit to popular Erawan Falls in Erawan National Park, Hellfire Pass & Memorial Museum, overnight stay at Krit Raft House in Sai Yok National Park for various activities, a cave, Prasat Mueang Sing Historical Park and The Bridge over River Kwai in central Kanchanaburi.
08:00 – 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 Erawan Falls.
09:00 – Arrive at at Erawan Waterfalls (National Park) - 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.
12:00 – Lunch at a local restaurant
13:30 – Arrive at Hellfire Pass & 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 artefacts and the Memorial Walking Trail where we are going to hike.
15:30 – Arrive at Krit Raft House (floating bungalows) Sai Yok National Park - The raft house floats on the river on opposite side of the Sai Yok Yai Waterfall with very good view, this is where you will stay overnight. You will be provided with a spacious and comfortable private floating wooden raft, the bungalows are simple but charming, very clean and with toilet, shower (cold water) and fan. The raft will be pulled upstream by a long tail boat so you can enjoy the view of other tiers. It will be possible to swim and do private raft & body rafting downstream with life vest. Drinks, snacks, dinner and breakfast will be served on the raft. The electricity will be available from 6 pm until 6 am by a generator.
What to bring: Swimwear.
07:30 – Breakfast at Krit Raft House
08:30 – Kayak trip downstream on River Kwai - An experienced guide wil accompany you.
10:00 – We pick you up by the river
11:00 – Arrive at Lawa Cave - It is one of most beautiful caves in this region. The cave has many spacious chambers with stalactites and stalagmites. The entrance to the cave is a bit narrow. What to bring: Good shoes (e.g. running/hiking shoes)
12:30 – Lunch at a local restaurant
13:30 - Visit Rim Nam Café - A beautiful "of the track" riverside coffee shop by the River Kwai Noi making possibly the best coffee in Thailand. The shop is not known to foreign or local tourists, only known by local Thai people. There will be other beverages to be served if you like.
14:30 – Arrive at Death Railway Wooden Bridge & Krasae Cave - Walk along part of the old railway along beautiful slopes of steep mountainside on wooden bridge. The bridge is still in working condition. We will also do a short visit to a nearby cave called Krasae cave. This smaller cave was used as hospital by Japanese during the WWII.
15:30 – Arrive at Prasat Mueang Singh Historical Park - The most important historical site in Kwai Noi basin. The park is home to number of e Bayon-style temples as seen in Angkor Wat in Cambodia. The temples date back to 13th and 14th centuries.
17:00 – Arrive at The Bridge Over River Kwai
17:30 – Tour end in Kanchanaburi city
Where & When?
This full day tour can be booked all year-round. Our guide will meet you 8 a.m. on day-1 at your hotel or any other location you prefer where the tour will start from.
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 attractions in this 2-day tour. The listed prices below include private luxury transport, entrance fees, raft house stay, refreshments, meals and more. Please see the full list below.
The price for this 2-day tour is from 6,600 to 16,600 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|
Tour rates include:
- Private transport from/to your location/destination in Kanchanaburi
- Private tour (Not joined by others)
- Private air conditioned car/minivan
- Private tour guide (Great local knowledge and good English speaking)
- All entrance fees
- Visit Erawan Waterfalls (National Park)
- Visit Sai Yok National Park
- Visit Sai Yok Yai Waterfalls
- Visit Private floating raft
- Visit Hellfire Pass & Memorial Museum
- Visit Kayak trip (followed by an experienced guide)
- Visit Lawa Cave
- Visit Prasat Mueang Singh Historical Park
- Visit Krasae Cave
- Visit Death Railway wooden bridge
- Visit The Bridge Over River Kwai
- 4 meals
- Accommodation (floating bungalow, double room)
- Coffee break and snacks
- Drinking water
- Soft drinks
- 7% VAT
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: 2 days
- Type: Private tour
- Price: 6,600 to 16,600 THB per person
- Group size: 1 or more people
- Grade: Easy to moderate
- Transport: Car
- Start: 8 p.m. day-1
- End: 6 p.m. day-2
What to bring:
- Hiking or sport shoes
- Swimming clothing
- Insect repellent