Sai Yok National Park

Private Tour | Erawan Falls, cave & 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 in the province, with its famous falls, is no doubt one of the most iconic attractions in Thailand but it is also one of the most beautiful falls in entire Asia.

What?

This one day tour includes a visit to popular Erawan Falls in Erawan National Park, Phra That Cave a bit north from the falls, The Bridge over the River Kwai in central Kanchanaburi and Prasat Muang Sing Historical Park south from the city which is famous for its ancient Khmer style temples.

Itinerary

  • Our guide will meet you at 8 am from your hotel in Kanchanaburi City to embark the tour with a spacious and comfortable a/c car.
  • The first stop will be Erawan Falls. Once arriving there, 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 Phra That Cave located 12 km North West from the falls. The cave is spacious with many beautiful stalactites and stalagmites, to be explored for an hour.
  • Our next stop will be Prasat Muang Sing Historical Park which is the most important historical site in Kwai Noi basin. The park is home to a number of e Bayon-style temples as seen in Angkor Wat in Cambodia. The temples date back to the 13th and 14th centuries.
  • Around 5:30 pm we will arrive back at Kanchanaburi City to walk over The Bridge over the 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.
One of the lower tiers of Erawan Falls
Prasat Muang Sing Historical Park

Where & When?

Our guide will meet you at 8 am at your hotel's lobby in Kanchanaburi City where the tour will start 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 full day tour can be booked all year-round.

Tour details in short:

  • Duration: 1 day
  • Type: Private tour
  • Price: 1,400 to 4,800 Baht per person
  • 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
  • Towel
  • Swimming clothing
  • 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 the historic sites may not be 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.

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 4,800 THB
2 2,800 THB
3 2,200 THB
4 1,950 THB
5 1,750 THB
6 1,600 THB
7 1,500 THB
8 1,400 THB

Tour rates include:

  • All entrance fees
  • Private transport from/to your hotel in Kanchanaburi City
  • Visit Erawan Falls
  • Visit Phra That Cave
  • Visit Prasat Muang Singh Historical Park
  • Visit The Bridge Over the River Kwai
  • Private transport from/to your hotel in Kanchanaburi City
  • Private good English speaking tour guide
  • Lunch
  • Coffee/tea break & snacks
  • Drinking water
  • Soft drinks

Reviews from our guests

Rated 5/5 based on 3 customer reviews

By: | posted Sat 14 Dec, 2019

5/5 stars

We loved our day tour with Jackie! He’s an amazing guide with loads of energy and information. Thank you!

By: | posted Sat 26 Jan, 2019

5/5 stars

We (my mom - almost 70 - and I) took three trips while in Thailand that were arranged through Thai National Parks. All were beautiful and well-organized. Our guides were great and we really enjoyed the days.

By: | posted Tue 21 Nov, 2017

5/5 stars

Our Day Trip to Erawan National Park included the waterfall hike, a tour of Mueang Sung National Park, and a walk over Bridge over the River Kwai. It originally included a tour of a cave but we took extra time exploring the waterfalls so we decided to skip the cave to have more time at the other locations.

Our pick up was timely and our guide Mod was extremely friendly!

Hiking up Erawan Waterfalls was a beautiful experience, Mod let us take our time, to enjoy the waterfalls, take as many pictures as we wanted, provided water, and gave us a great estimate of how long it would take us to get to the top. We had lunch together at a local restaurant including pad thai, chicken, rice, fresh fruit and drinks (if you want more, you can ask for more, free of charge). The food was not spicy.

We opted out of the underground cave because it was steeper than the waterfalls, and we were pretty tired. We also wanted to have plenty of time for the other activities. (Be aware - your shoes will get wet! It rained the morning we went so there was a lot of water. After tier 5, you have to walk through some of the water)

The Historical park was rather small, but worth a visit if you enjoy learning the history behind ruins.

The walk over the bridge was also nice, we walked to a Chinese temple on the other side and had some time to explore that as well.

My highlight of the trip was definitely the waterfall hike and getting to talk to Mod about Thai culture, life and tips for the rest of my trip. Would definitely do this agian!! But maybe for another park.