Thai National Parks

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.

What?

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.

Itenerary

Day-1

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.

Day-2

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.

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 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, 2000 Baht each way.

Group size Rate per person
1 16600 THB
2 11600 THB
3 10600 THB
4 9600 THB
5 8600 THB
6 7600 THB
7 7100 THB
8 6600 THB

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.

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: 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
  • Towel
  • Swimming clothing
  • Insect repellent