Mystical Waterfall and River Kwai Tour (Private & All-Inclusive)

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The historic River Kwai is a must-visit on your trip to Thailand! Learn all about the Thai history connected to the river, take a peaceful ride on the river itself, followed by a visit to the most beautiful seven-tiered waterfall, all in one day on our Mystical Waterfall & River Kwai day tour.

This all-inclusive day tour will begin in the morning when you’ll be picked up from your hotel by your own personal driver and tour guide for the day.

Full Tour Schedule

7:00 AM - Pick up at your hotel (exact time may vary depending on your location)
10:00 AM - Begin your hike up the Seven Tier Mystical Erawan Waterfalls
1:00 PM - Lunch Time!
2:00 PM - Arrive at the WWII built Bridge Over River Kwai
2:30 PM - Take a peaceful Long Tail Boat Ride on the River Kwai
3:00 PM - Arrive at the historic JEATH War Museum
3:30 PM - Depart and head back to your hotel
6:30 PM - Arrive back at your hotel (exact time may vary depending on your location)

What's Included

Air-conditioned vehicle

All entrance fees

Bottled water


Private transportation

Wet napkins

Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 2
  • CHILD: Age: 3 - 10
  • ADULT: Age: 11 - 99

Additional Info

  • Face masks provided for travellers
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Not recommended for travelers with poor cardiovascular health
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks provided for travellers
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Not recommended for travelers with poor cardiovascular health
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Experience may be cancelled due to Insufficient travelers
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

What To Expect

Erawan Waterfalls
The major attraction of the park is Erawan Falls, a waterfall named after the erawan, the three-headed white elephant of Hindu mythology. The seven-tiered falls are said to resemble the erawan. There are four caves in the park: Mi, Rua, Wang Bahdan, and Phartat.

3 hours • Admission Ticket Included

River Kwai
The Khwae Yai River, also known as the Si Sawat, is a river in western Thailand. It has its source in the Tenasserim Hills and flows for about 380 kilometres through Sangkhla Buri, Si Sawat, and Mueang Districts of Kanchanaburi Province, where it merges with the Khwae Noi to form the Mae Klong River at Pak Phraek.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

JEATH War Museum
The JEATH War Museum is a war museum in Thailand about the Death Railway built from 1942 to 1943 by Allied POWs under the direction of the Japanese, a part of the Thai-Burma railways.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

The Thailand-Burma Railway Centre
The Thailand-Burma Railway Centre is a museum and research centre in Kanchanaburi, Thailand. It is privately funded and is run by Rod Beattie, an Australian who is an expert in the history of the Thailand–Burma Railway.

• Admission Ticket Free

Khuean Srinagarindra National Park
Khuean Srinagarindra National Park is a national park in Kanchanaburi Province, Thailand. The park, centred on the Srinagarind Reservoir, is part of the Western Forest Complex protected area.

• Admission Ticket Free

Prasat Muang Singh Historical Park
Mueang Sing is a historical park in Sai Yok District, Kanchanaburi Province, Thailand. It protects the remains of two Khmer temples dating to the 13th and 14th centuries. It was declared a historical park in 1987. Built in the Bayon-style, the temples date to the Khmer kingdom in the reign of King Jayavarman VII.

• Admission Ticket Free

Bridge Over the River Kwai
Called the "Bridge on the River Kwai" because of the famous movie of the same name, the Death Railway Bridge is the best-known historical landmark in Kanchanaburi. It was erected through the forced labor of British, Dutch, and American prisoners of war during WWII.

45 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Hellfire Pass Interpretive Centre and Memorial Walking Trail
The Hellfire Pass is a 500-meter-long portion of rock that 1,000 prisoners of war dug out (by hand) to pave the way for the Death Railway. Seven hundred of those men died during the 12-week digging period. Today, it's possible to walk the old railway track into the jungle (which takes about four to five hours), and visit a memorial museum honoring those who died. Established by the Australian government to honor Allied POWS, the museum tells the poignant stories of these men through artifacts, tools, photos, and multimedia displays.

• Admission Ticket Free

Bang Kao
Step back 4,000 years to the Neolithic period and marvel at artifacts from deep into Thai (and human) history at this intriguing museum on the banks of the Kwai Noi River. Founded at the site of a Neolithic burial center discovered by an Allied prisoner of war, Ban Kao National Museum displays the remains of several skeletons, bone jewelry, shell ornaments, tripod pots, axes, and other articles excavated from the area.

• Admission Ticket Free

Sai Yok Yai Waterfall
This is a waterfall fit for a king. Indeed, King Rama V once visited this site, and it's been praised in Thai songs and poems. The falls are found within the Sai Yok Yai National Park, but are set back three kilometers from the road, so be prepared to do some walking or hop on a motorbike. You can take a dip in the river or skim along it between the towering rock walls.

• Admission Ticket Free

Srinagarind Dam
The Srinagarind Dam is an embankment dam on the Khwae Yai River in Si Sawat District of Kanchanaburi Province, Thailand. The purposes of the dam are river regulation and hydroelectric power generation. The dam's power station has a 720 megawatts capacity of which 360 megawatts is pumped storage. The dam was named after Princess Srinagarindra

• Admission Ticket Free

Phra That Cave
Cave and waterfall

• Admission Ticket Free

Chinatown - Bangkok
Bangkok's Chinatown is a colorful, exotic and pleasingly chaotic area, packed with market stalls and probably the highest concentration of gold shops in the city. During major festivities like Chinese New Year and the Vegetarian Festival, the dynamism and spirit of celebration spread across town like wildfire, and if you happen to be around, don’t miss an opportunity to witness Chinatown Bangkok at its best.

• Admission Ticket Free

Sky Bar, Bangkok
Sky Bar boasts sweeping views from the top of State Tower, one of Bangkok's tallest buildings. With its highly visible golden dome, the bar is tucked away in a corner of the award-winning, open-air Sirocco restaurant on the 64th floor. Sky Bar's counter is illuminated and changes color every few minutes.

• Admission Ticket Free

Chatuchak Weekend Market
Once only popular among wholesalers and traders, Chatuchak Weekend Market has reached a landmark status as a must-visit place for tourists. Its sheer size and diverse collections of merchandise will bring any seasoned shoppers to their knees. The market is home to more than 8,000 market stalls. On a typical weekend, more than 200,000 visitors come here to sift through the goods on offer

• Admission Ticket Free

The pioneer of Bangkok floating markets, Damnoen Saduak continues to offer an authentic experience despite its increasingly touristy atmosphere. Imagine dozens of wooden row boats floating by, each laden to the brim with farm-fresh fruits, vegetables or flowers. Food vendors fill their vessels with cauldrons and charcoal broils, ready to whip up a bowl of ‘boat noodle’ or seafood skewers upon request. The market is around 100 km southwest of Bangkok.

• Admission Ticket Free

Jim Thompson House
Jim Thompson’s 3 decades of dedication to the revival of Thai silk, then a dying art, changed the industry forever. After he mysteriously disappeared into the jungles of Malaysia, he left a legacy behind, which is reflected through his vast collections of Thai art and antiques now on display at the Jim Thompson’s House and Museum. It's a lovely complex of 6 Thai-style teakwood houses that are preserved in their original glory.

• Admission Ticket Free

Asiatique The Riverfront
Asiatique: The Riverfront is a successful combination of 2 of Bangkok’s most popular shopping experiences: a night bazaar and a mall. You can find it 10 minutes downriver from the Saphan Taksin BTS Skytrain Station. Once a bustling international trade port, it has been transformed with over 1,500 boutiques and 40 restaurants housed inside a huge replica warehouse complex.

• Admission Ticket Free

Chao Phraya River
One of the most scenic areas, the Chao Phraya riverside reflects a constantly changing scene day and night: water-taxis and heavily laden rice barges chugging upstream, set against a backdrop of glittering temples and luxury hotels. The areas from Wat Arun to Phra Sumeru Fortress are home to some of the oldest settlements in Bangkok, particularly Bangkok Noi and its charming ambience of stilt houses flanking the complex waterways.

• Admission Ticket Free

SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World
SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World is a large aquarium that is 3 storeys underneath the glitzy Siam Paragon shopping mall. It’s an aquatic wonderland the size of 3 Olympic swimming pools – the underground aquarium is one of the largest in Southeast Asia.

• Admission Ticket Free

Assumption Cathedral
Assumption Cathedral is Bangkok's principal Roman Catholic cathedral and the main church of the Archdiocese of Bangkok, which dates back to 1662. Located in Bang Rak, the church was built between 1910 and 1918 to replace an earlier church on the same spot and was repaired after sustaining severe damage during World War II. Pope John Paul II visited the church during his trip in 1984. To get to the church, you can either take a taxi or embark on the Chao Phraya Express Boat to Oriental Pier.

• Admission Ticket Free

Phra Sumen Fort
14 forts were built during the reign of King Rama I to protect the borders of the Old City, but most have disappeared over the years. Only Phra Sumen Fort and Mahakhan Fort have managed to remain in Bangkok.

• Admission Ticket Free

Holy Rosary Church
The Holy Rosary Church was originally built on the banks of the Chao Phraya River in 1768, following a land grant by King Rama I. The Portuguese Catholic church that you can see near the Bangkok riverside today is the result of rebuilding work between 1891 and 1898.

• Admission Ticket Free

Suan Pakkad Palace Museum
Suan Pakkad Palace is a place to find visions of Thailand you thought long since vanished in Bangkok. Its name means 'cabbage patch', referring to times when the land was nothing more than just that. Today, however, it's a well-tended tropical garden with serene ponds surrounding 8 traditional Thai houses, each of which brims with fine arts, antiques and oddities belonging to Prince and Princess Chumbhot

• Admission Ticket Free

Bangkok Art & Culture Centre (BACC)
Bangkok Art and Cultural Center (BACC) offers a wide range of contemporary art, design, music, theatre and film.

• Admission Ticket Free

Baiyoke Sky Tower
At 304 meters tall, Baiyoke Tower II is one of Bangkok's (and Thailand's) tallest buildings. The 88-storey building has a public observatory deck on the 77th floor, while the top floor is an open-air, 360-degree revolving roof deck (an admission applies). Both venues offer a bird's-eye view of the sprawling Thai capital. Baiyoke Sky Hotel covers from the 22nd to the 74th floor.

• Admission Ticket Free

Bangkok Butterfly Garden and Insectarium
Bangkok Butterfly Garden & Insectarium is where you can take the family for a day out admiring nature’s artistry in Chatuchak. You enter the huge and lofty enclosure of the conservatory with rockeries, shady ferns, wildflowers and a cooling waterfall – all the elements that make up the insects' natural habitat.

• Admission Ticket Free

Sri Maha Mariamman Temple
Sri Maha Mariamman Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to the Goddess Mariamman. It was built by Tamil immigrants in the 1860s, featuring a riotous blend of rich colors and ornate decoration that makes for rather unexpected sight in Silom. It’s a great site for a little taste of Indian architecture right in the heart of Bangkok.

• Admission Ticket Free

King Rama I Monument
The monument of King Rama I, otherwise known as King Puttayodfa, is a double lifesize monument to the Thai royal that was built to mark the city's 150th anniversary in 1932. It was built along with the Puttayodfa Memorial Bridge next to which it sits.

• Admission Ticket Free


Best private tour - forever vacation!
GurumoorthyP2, 15-05-2022
The most comfortable and private tour ive had in Thailand. Thanks to forever vacation! Armeen is an excellent host who can speak good english. He was so considerate throughout the trip. Highly recommend visit to the erawan falls. It is a must visit for those who visit thailand!
Amazing to see the Waterfalls, even in rain.
AdrianR1m, 21-05-2022
I booked this tour for me and my girlfriend as the "finale" to our Bangkok holiday.
Our tour guide Armeen was very nice, and when I told him the Waterfalls are a birthday surprise for my girlfriend, and that I plan to propose he was immediately on board. He helped me keep it secret, he organised flowers and made sure they are ready on tier 3 of the Waterfalls.

The tour itself was fun, we were unfortunately caught up in quite a bit of rain, but the boat up River Kwai had a roof and it meant every destination was quite empty! It really did feel private. Crossing the Death Railway on foot was a cool experience and the Erawan Waterfalls were beautiful, the climate and heat were comfortable due to the rain, and the water felt really nice. Couldn't stop laughing from the fish nibbling at our feet!
Professional and Well-Run Private Tour
Y1573HFmargaret, 20-06-2022
This tour was smoothly and professionally run. Guide and driver arrived on time and the communication leading up to the tour date was excellent. The car was clean and comfortable. I appreciated their flexibility - not only did they change the day of the tour upon request, Armeen adapted the tour slightly based on my interests. Armeen was an excellent guide and was very knowledgable, both about the areas and Thailand, and also for the best locations to take a good photo! Definitely recommend.
Amazing waterfalls
Savvytravel4, 28-08-2022
Wonderful place and more wonderful guide Armeen. This place is a hidden gem and we the perfect guide
10/10 Erawan Waterfalls
davidhL3114HH, 21-11-2022
This was an all round great day out. Our guide Armeen gave us a relaxed but informative visit to the beautifully maintained JEATH cemetery and Museum. Followed by a high powerered trip up the River Kwai to The Bridge. Plenty of pictures and selfie opportunities. Armeen was great and took plenty of great pics of us, pur own personal holiday photographer :)
Erawan Waterfalls was the highlight though! Clear blue water, each waterfall is so unique. So work the hike. The highlight? Sitting and having my feet gently kissed by hundreds of tiny fish, soooo relaxing! Top Tip; plan the walk like a hike interspersed with water activities, comfortable hiking/walking shoes and attire or sure, this ain't no stroll in the park, lightweight and breathable cloths with water wear for the paddling and dips.
Best Waterfall
Andyqar, 13-06-2022
I enjoyed the hike and the waterfall experience. Being able to swim with the fishes was a new experience for me. The tour guide, Tiger, was very patient and a very good cameraman.

I love the coconut ice-cream bought near the bridge over river kwai. The ice-cream had sticky rice beneath it. It tasted authentic and would not be able to find it elsewhere in the world!

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