Kanchanaburi River Kwai & Death Railway Small Group tour

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7 reviews   (4.71)

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 11 hours

Departs: Bangkok, Bangkok

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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● Visit the JEATH War Museum, and travel on “the Death Railway’’, named after the prisoners of war who died building it
● Explore Kanchanaburi, a mountainous city along the River Kwai 130km from Bangkok
● Tuck into a delicious buffet lunch of Thai favorites
● Soak in the beautiful scenery and stop for plenty of photo opportunities

What's Included

Air-conditioned vehicle

Bottled water

English speaking guide

Entrance Fees (War Museum THB 50)

Hotel pick up and drop off

What's Not Included


Traveler Information

  • ADULT: Age: 6 - 70

Additional Info

  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Not recommended for travelers with spinal injuries
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Specialized infant seats are available
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels

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.
  • 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

Kanchanaburi War Cemetery
Our first stop of the day is to the War Cemetery, where thousands of allied soldiers now rest in peace. The well-maintained site is a place to reflect on those who lost their lives, while the exhibits tell a story of what happened here all those years ago.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included

River Kwai
We’ll walk along the famous Bridge over the River Kwai (boat visits optional).

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included

Bridge Over the River Kwai
Walk along the famous Bridge over the River Kwai

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included

JEATH War Museum
We follow the story to the JEATH Museum, just around the corner from the famous Bridge. Its exhibit displays a stunning collection of memorabilia, as well as “writing on the walls” in the form of murals and written accounts that creatively unpack the wartime history.

40 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea)
We’ll then head to the Tham Krasae Station, a picturesque railway section that snakes around a cliff, where we’ll admire the views, see the train pass.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free


Well planned day tour with an amazing tour guide
Abhina24, 17-09-2019
Everything went well and as expected. Nina, our tour guide had brought us snacks to eat which was delicious. She was funny and very talkative. We were running short on time but still, she made sure that we cover what was part of the itinerary. She also helped us in buying some authentic Thai snacks and fruits. The train journey was really beautiful. The view over the river Kwai was amazing. We had a wonderful and memorable day.
Beautiful countryside, great day - so worthwhile visiting
Margie_G, 10-07-2022
Such a special day. Visiting the beautifully maintained cemetery and Death Railway was something I am glad I got to experience and show my children. Unfortunately, the JEATH museum is run down and not very well maintained and some of the exhibits are difficult to see due to being covered in dirt and grime, so the newer museum may have been a better choice. Kanchanaburi is so beautiful and the Tiger Temple was simply amazing. We loved our guide Nancy and driver Addy - both fun and so friendly and helpful. Nancy bought us some yummy Thai snacks and ensured we had a great day
Great Tour
Rob S, 19-11-2021
I was the first group since Covid shut things down and the tour was flawless just like Covid didn't happen. The tour guide, Tor had great subject knowledge and passed on a lot of knowledge about Thai culture. It's an all day trip, picked up at my hotel at 7:30 and dropped off at 7. The van ride was comfortable and the driver was skilled. It was a great value and I have no regrets.
It is worth & I recommend!
Anh10happy, 02-11-2019
My trip was good more than I expected even it was just 2 of us, TripGuru still managed for us a great tour guide and a good driver. Nancy was amazing & go beyond. She has all knowledge for the tour & took care of us during the trip. We were glad to have such a good trip with TripGuru. Even it was a long drive trip & raining but we had so many good memories about the trip. Meeting up with local by mistakes and was treated with kindness. I will keep up with TripGuru next time.
Super tour
Ian_P, 21-12-2022
Went on a private guided tour, the guide and driver were very nice, the bridge and rail journey up the river got to a spot where the Dutch POWs had carved the trackway from rock. Beautiful buffet dinner. Then too a Buddhist shrine in the mountains, wonderful.
Well organised and value for money - but the JEATH Museum was a waste of time
LoFlyaNZ, 28-08-2019
We anticipated a small-group van but ended up with a comfortable Toyota Camry and personal chauffer and guide. Our driver Naywe was another speed demon so 140 was the speed at any open section of road and any gap was there to be taken! Our guide Niranya was very pleasant and told us some interesting facts about the life of Buddha (who like Jesus was a real person 2500 years ago) and the birth of the new Thailand and transition from Siam. She explained that the new King Bhumipol back in the 1930s was responsible for the abolition of slavery in Siam and that Thai Land means land of the free. The trip to Kanchanaburi (the site of the Bridge over the River Kwai) took about three hours. We visited a war cemetery where English, Australian and Dutch soldiers are buried. A beautifully maintained cemetery. We then caught the train to Namtok where there is a cliff-side viaduct of several hundred metres that was constructed as part of the infamous Burma-Thailand railway line. We had as nice buffet lunch there and a walk on the viaduct before heading back to Kanchanburi. We then visited the JEATH museum (stands for Japan, England, Australia, Thailand, Holland) which was only second-rate. There is a better museum that we were disappointed our tour didn’t visit.

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