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

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