River Kwai Day Tour: War History and Scenic Train Journey from Bangkok (SHA Plus)
23 Ratings
Khwaeng Suriya Wong
Immerse yourself in history on a River Kwai Day Tour from Bangkok. Visit the infamous bridge, explore a Japanese POW camp, and take a scenic train journey along the Death Railway. Includes buffet lunch and round trip transfer.
Duration: 13 hours
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
  • Kanchanaburi War Cemetery - Itinerary:

  • Pick up from various hotels in Bangkok.

  • Depart Bangkok for Kanchanaburi by minibus.Arrival at Kanchanaburi and visit the War Cemetery of the allied prisoners of World War II.

  • JEATH War Museum - - Jeath Museum (the museum of World War II)

  • Bridge Over the River Kwai - Walk along the bridge over the river kwai

  • Burma-Thai Railway - Take the train trip along the Death railway sight-seeing the Countryside and exciting passing by wooden viaduct built by the P.O.W.S. situated on sheer cliff side over-looking the River Kwai.

  • Tham Kra Sae Bridge - - Arrival at Wang-Po railway station. Lunch will be provided. Depart from the restaurant to Bangkok.

  • Arrive in Bangkok and transfer to your hotels.

Child Policy:

  • Child over than 120 cms we will charge as adult rate
What's Included
  • Round Trip Transfer
  • English Speaking Guide
  • In-vehicle Air Conditioning
  • Lunch
What's Not Included
  • Gratuities
Additional Information

The journey features a stop at the notorious River Kwai bridge, constructed by Allied war captives during the Second World War. It also includes a trip to a military cemetery home to around 9,000 graves of Allied soldiers who perished while building the bridge and constructing the infamous -Death Railway-. At the JEATH Museum, visitors will experience a reconstruction of a Japanese POW camp, followed by a train ride along a breath-taking section of the -Death Railway-. Upon reaching the Wang Po station near the Burma border, a buffet lunch will be served.

  • JEATH Museum visit

  • Tour of Japanese POW camp

  • Thrilling train ride on Death Railway

  • Buffet lunch at Wang Po station

  • All-inclusive round trip transfers

  • We are SHA Plus certified. ​ A certificate awarded to an organisation proving that they have approved Covid-19 health and preventative protocols in place and that 70% or more of all employees have been fully vaccinated.
  • Please note height for child is below 110 cm, if over 110 cm please use price for adult
Hilton Garden Inn Bangkok Silom
Silom Road
Cancellation Policy

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

Customer Ratings
(23 Ratings)
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Mar 26, 2024
Great tour - The guide was well organized. The driver was very good through all the traffic. The sites were very good to see. Very impactful to learn more and see more about that history. The train ride was fantastic. Very glad I chose this tour.
Review provided by Tripadvisor
Mar 21, 2024
Best Day Trip for History Lovers - Excellent tour. Our guide was extremely informative and respectful of the topic, and did an outstanding job ensuring everyone had the best time!
Review provided by Viator
Mar 17, 2024
Great guide and great experience - My guide, Mr. Rach, is a very nice person. My trip is great, for a history lover this trip is a must. I got picked up from my hostel and when the tour was finished they brought me back to the hostel again. Don't worry about the meeting point, the guide will message you and ask where you want to get picked up. Thank you again, Mr. Rach.
Review provided by Viator
Mar 17, 2024
Fabulous trip with knowledgable guide - Absolutely fantastic trip! Rach was an amazing tour guide - very knowledgeable, explained things in an easy to digest format. My highlights were the long boat, the walk along the bridge and the train ride!
Review provided by Viator
Feb 19, 2024
Great time at the Famous Bridge over River Kwae - It's kind of a long ride but the guide was very helpful and did his job well. Great lunch. Great history and beutiful scenery. No complaints!
Review provided by Tripadvisor
Feb 12, 2024
Prefect tour with an awesome tour guide. - Our tour guide, Nina, was very informative about all aspects of the tour. She explained the war, the cemetery, the hospital and the train. Also, the lunch buffet was really tasty. 👌 The ride was nice. The time alloted for the tour was prefect.
Review provided by Viator
Feb 5, 2024
Unforgettable day! - An unforgettable day! The facts, as they happened! Visit the cemetery where the bodies of US, British, Australian and Dutch soldiers rest. A visit to the museum: display cases with objects that belonged to prisoners and their guards, reproduction of a prisoner barracks with photos and drawings (made by survivors or by Thais who saw what was happening in the camps) . The suffering endured by prisoners of war is terrible, horrible! The passage over the famous bridge as well as the train journey in the Thai countryside are unforgettable memories!
Review provided by Tripadvisor
Apr 1, 2024
Great day to visit Bridge over the river Kwai and travel on the Burma-Thai railway. - Early pick up due to distance to travel today. Picked up and dropped off to hotel. Tour guide was knowledgeable and friendly. Visited all the places included in the tour however Was a bit disappointed to find out on the way, that if we wanted to take the jetboat ride to the first bridge it was 300Baht each and if we wanted to be guaranteed a seat in the train for the 1hr 40min ride it was another 300Baht each. This should have been included in the price or otherwise state this in exclusion list. Was disappointed that we were seated on the right side of the train and missed out on photos of the train going over the bridge over the river Kwai before our final stop. Tip try to sit on left side . The bus was a bit tired and air conditioner wasn’t cooling well. Lunch was a nice buffet lunch. Plenty of time to walk over the train lines and bridges and photo opportunities. Still recommended tour just be aware of extra costs on the day to bring extra cash.
Review provided by Tripadvisor
Apr 25, 2024
Unexpected expenses - An extra charge of 600 baht upon arrival to the tour for long tail boat and train car. We had no idea until we were on the Van.
Review provided by Tripadvisor
Jan 30, 2024
A good experience but could give it a miss for tourists who are not into WWII history. - The guide that was assigned to our group was Mr Rach. He was very helpful throughout the tour and made effort to explain the history of the places we visited. The highlight of course was the Bridge on the River Kwai and the train ride on the death railway. Other than that, the Jeath war museum is very run down. The exhibits were in poor condition and photos were copies made. It could have been better curated, but probably due to budget limitations. I didn't mind payment 300B$ extra for the long tail boat ride which was fun. Also another 300B$ to secure a seat on train ride that was over an hour. The lunch buffet was acceptable. Personally I felt that there should be more time given at stop points in places of interest. The group was given only 10 mins at Bridge of the River Kwai area before we had to move on. Also, the ride in the van was not so comfortable. Bear in mind that the trip each way out of Bangkok was over 3 hours. Overall, the trip was an experience and great for those who appreciate history. If you are spending many days in Thailand and have the time to spare, this tour can be recommended. Just need to manage your expectations and the day will be fine.
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up to 10 guests
1 Adult
July 2024