Erawan Waterfalls-Death Railway & River Kwai Tour

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36 reviews   (3.69)

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Duration: 10 hours

Departs: Bangkok, Bangkok

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

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•Visit to one of the most finest waterfalls in Thailand - the 7-tiered Erawan Waterfall at the National Park in Kanchanaburi. Enjoy swimming and relaxation in the beautiful natural ponds
•Afterwards head to Tham Kra Sae.Take a train ride on the historical Death Railway which was once built by allied Prisoners of War and runs partly parallel to the River Kwai and through dense jungle.
•Last visit the infamous bridge over river kwai

What's Included

& 1 bottle of water & Fruit

Air-conditioned vehicle

Hotel pick up and drop off

Train ticket- Death Railway


Traveler Information

  • ADULT: Age: 0 - 99

Additional Info

  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Temperature checks for travellers upon arrival

Cancellation Policy

All sales are final. No refund is available for cancellations.

  • Experience may be cancelled due to Insufficient travelers

What To Expect

Erawan Waterfalls
06.30 AM Hotel pick up

10.45 AM.-Arrive at Erawan National Park which is 200 km from Bangkok.The park covering 550 square km is the site of the seven-tiered Erawan Waterfall, one of Thailand’s loveliest waterfalls. The second tier has the biggest pool. ***Please prepare swimming suit, towel or spare clothes.

14.00 PM Lunch time at the Erawan Waterfalls area.

15.30 PM. Depart from the Erawan Waterfalls to Tham Kra Sae.

4 hours • Admission Ticket Included

River Kwai
by 16.00 PM - Take a train ride on the historical Death Railway which was once built by allied Prisoners of War and runs partly parallel to the River Kwai and through dense jungle.

16.20 PM – 16.50 PM-The train stop at (Tha kilen Railway station or Wang Sing Railway staion) and you get off the train and you will be collected by minivan to the famous bridge over the River Wkai, The River Kwai Bridge-the bridge was brought by allied prisone-of-war labour as part Death Railway linking Thailand with Burma. *** You have time just about 10-15 minutes at the bridge.

17.00 PM. Return to Bangkok arrival ***19.45pm,arrival depending on the traffic.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Free


Great way to spend the day!
sheyas, 12-05-2022
We really enjoyed the train ride, it was beautiful scenery and a nice break from the car ride. The waterfalls were amazing! The hike is definitely a workout, but totally worth it in the end. It was helpful to be able to cool off in the waterfalls on the way up, I would recommend heading straight to the top and then working your way back down since it will take up the most time. The hiking level id say is definitely difficult so keep that in mind. Our tour guide was great! She was very friendly, she gave us good information on the different places we went and gave us our alone time instead of being there every step of the way which we liked. The driver was also great and so was the van that we rode in. Very comfortable for such a long trip. As it mentions on the website bring a towel, swimsuit, and an extra change of clothes for the ride back! We had all of our stuff in a waterproof bag luckily because it poured rain on us while hiking back down. You also need to bring Thailand baht to pay for the life jackets that are mandatory to rent. Also on the website is says that the daily plan is to start at the waterfalls and end with the train, we actually started out at a lovely cemetery that was in connection with the death railroad and then we went there to catch the train. We had about and hour and a half to walk around. We went to the small museum which you also need cash for to get in. We grabbed a quick snack and took some pictures along the bridge and then took the train which was about an hour ride to a great little private lunch spot, we had fried rice, fruit and a lovely fried banana dessert before getting back to the car to head to the waterfalls which was about an hour away. It was nice to break up the 3 hour ride there with these activities. Once we got to the waterfalls we had about 2 hours to hike up and back down which seemed like the perfect amount of time for us. We got up in about 40 mins, taking pictures along the way and hoping in some of the pools. The way down took about half the time and we were able to rinse off, change and head back to meet our tour guide. We also brought some small snacks for the car ride back since it’s 3 hours and around dinner time we were getting hungry. The driver was very punctual, picking us up right on time and getting us back right at 7pm. Also we were supposed to be paired with some more people but I think they may have canceled because it ended up just being my boyfriend and I on the tour. All and all the tour was a great way to spend the day out of the city!
A Worthwhile Tour
Keith T, 22-02-2020
I wanted to see Erawan Falls. I also wanted to tour the area where the Japanese forced the Allied and local prisoners to build the railroad connecting Thailand and Burma. To my knowledge, this was the only tour that combined both. It's a 2 hour ride from Bangkok to the falls.

Erawan has 7 levels of waterfalls. Most only get to level 5 because the terrain and degree of difficulty increase with each level. I have a slight disability and only made it to 4. Those who are fit can probably make it all of the way. What is good is that the Falls is the first stop and you have 4 hours until you need to report back to the guide. A free lunch is then provided at one of the restaurants near the entrance/exit to the park.

Next comes a drop off at an old WWII area. You're allowed to walk across the train bridge and enjoy the river scenery. As it gets closer to the time that the train will be coming, the guide calls everyone back to the train pick up area. It's a pleasant 45 minute train ride along the river on one side and fields and distant mountains on the other. After a number of stops, the guide tells the group to get off at the next one.

The tour van has driven to pick the group up at the train stop. After a 30-40 minute drive, the group is let off at another historical WWII site. This time, we only have 30 minutes to do a lot! There's another bridge to walk across. At certain sections there are stairs in order to get down to an area that has local merchants marketing their goods. There is an old guard tower from the prison camp, a museum and a P.O.W. cemetary. I'm not sure where the P.O.W. cemetary was, I didn't see it. If I had a complaint at all, it would be that I think there should be more time to see things at the end.

We were probably rushed a bit at the end because we were running behind. What was supposed to be a 10 hour tour became a 12 hour tour. Considering how much territory was covered, the price was extremely affordable and reasonable. The guides were very friendly and helpful. I gave this tour a rating of 4. Now that I am done with this review, I'm going to try to change it to a 5!
Amazing day
511estefaniat, 07-01-2022
This tour was great !!! We were picked up promptly and headed towards the first stop. At the first spot we meet up with our tour guide who was with us all day! O (our tour guide) was amazing ! Very informative and helpful in anything we needed. She explaining everything at every stop and always informed us of the time to the next destination or what the next step was.
The tour was very well put together. We first stoped at Death Railway and we’re given an introduction to the area and history and were given time to explore on our own. Next stop, waterfalls and lunch. O gave us information about the waterfalls and then gave us free time! There was a new rule being enforced at the waterfalls and O was very quick and helpful to help solve that issue for us.
Last stop was River Kwai Tour. It was awesome to ride the train and learn along the way.
O was amazing and really made you feel like a friend very quickly !
10/10 would go again
Magnificent waterfall not so far from Bangkok
RianaDhaka, 05-04-2022
There are 2 ways to reach the Erawan or & layer waterfall. You can take a bus from Ekkamai bus station (cheapest) if you are staying in Sukhumvit or hire a private car for 4000 Baht. The ride is very smooth and takes around 3 hours to go. Recommended to take a swimsuit n towel along with walking shoes to climb the levels. Each level is a great view to enjoy. Recommend to go up to 7. You can take as many dips you want but there are small fishes which comes in group as soon as you are in the water to eat the dead skins of your. I am not fond of it though. While on our way back, I found a restaurant beside a river which had a great location n view. Found it randomly so don't remember the name.
An attraction worth seeing
JeniferAbdulhafeez, 02-05-2022
It was a really long drive to get there but absolutely worth it. I have enjoyed this natural marvel very much. It was amazing to see such nature
Even tge locals enjoy this wonder
We didn't get to the 7th fall rhis time but we sure do next time
Our tour guide took my...
guillermo_e, 04-01-2023
Our tour guide took my wife and I to the best places and explained everything On my own opinion she is the best went out of her way to make it pleasant for us she’s awesome
Great trip
Voyager599157, 29-12-2022
Our tour guide ‘O’ was wonderful and made everything fun. The tour was well-paced and informative. Thanks!
Be prepared.
Louise_E, 24-11-2022
Really enjoyed this trip but be prepared for a long day.

We were picked up at 6.40am and there were only 5 on the trip so it made for a close group feel.

Our guide was helpful but didn’t really teach us anything, but did look after us well.

The cemetery was moving and our guide gave us the option of paying an additional 300 baht to go by boat to the bridge instead of minibus. Definitely do that as it is totally worth it.

The trip on the railway was beautiful and we had a nice if a bit basic meal in a restaurant at the end.

We then went onto the waterfalls. Be prepared!

It took a good hour to walk to the top and was hard work. You need a good level of fitness and wear suitable shoes.

It is entirely worth it though as the views were stunning.

Our own negative is that we didn’t have enough time there. We needed at least 3 hours to allow for the climb up and then return journey plus some swimming time.

Wear shoes on the water that cover your feet as there are hungry fishes nibbling at your toes.

The issue with seven levels is you have to climb seven layers. You can’t take water past a certain point and it’s hard work.

I’d do it again though given the chance but if you just want to swim stay at level two.

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