Day 1 Bangkok – Kanchanaburi (-/L/D)
Pick from Bangkok hotel after breakfast and take the 2 ½-hour drive to Kanchanaburi Town. Visit Don-Rak War Cemetery and then the famous Bridge Over the River Kwai. Take a walk on the bridge and then board the train for a ride on the Death Railway, with stunning views of the river far below. Disembark from the train and walk across the spectacular Wampo Viaduct. After crossing the viaduct, visit Krasae Cave. Have lunch at a local restaurant and then drive to Hellfire Pass to visit the museum and take a walk through the Hellfire Pass cutting. After this, continue to the FloatHouse River Kwai and check in to your Floating Villa. https://www.thefloathouseriverkwai.com/
Day 2 Kanchanaburi – Our Land Nature Reserve (B/L/D)
After breakfast drive to in Saiyok Yai National Park trek for about 1 ½ hours through the forest along the route of the old Death Railway. At the end of the trek, take a short drive to Saiyok Yai Waterfall, with time for swimming in the pool beneath the falls. Have lunch at a local restaurant and then visit the Mon village of Pu Takein and learn about the Mon peoples’ culture and way of life. After a relaxing afternoon at the village, drive to Mida Resort and check in to your Grand Deluxe Room. Dinner and overnight. https://www.midaresortkanchanaburi.com/
Day 3 Our Land Nature Reserve – Kanchanaburi (B/L/D)
After breakfast, drive to OurLand for a full day of activities, starting with a fascinating introduction to snakes; learn about and see several species of snakes that are native to Thailand, learn about how they exist in the wild and also what to do in case you get bitten: Basic Snake Bite First Aid. Afterwards learn about the manufacture of mud bricks and how to construct buildings from this sustainable resource. Have lunch at the camp and then have a little time for a final exploration in the forest. By mid-afternoon it will be time to return to Kanchanaburi and check into your Superior Room at Good Times Resort for dinner and overnight. https://www.goodtimesriverkwai.com/
Day 4 Kanchanaburi – Bangkok (B/L/-)
After breakfast, check out and drive to Elephant Haven and enjoy a day with the elephants at this sanctuary for retired elephants. There is no riding, no circus tricks, just a caring and natural environment for these magnificent animals. Learn how they are taken care of and about their complex social structure. Have lunch at the sanctuary and midafternoon drive back to Bangkok and drop off. https://elephanthaventhailand.org/https://elephanthaventhailand.org/
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Please be advised:
In some villages you may not be allowed take pictures of people and some places may be out of bounds to visitors. If you wish to take photographs or are unsure whether an action is appropriate, please ask your local guide for advice.
The villagers’ income from tourists is to help support the community and preserve its way of life. We have designed our tours to provide them with job opportunities and a sustainable way of maintaining their cultural heritage and to offer an alternative to illegal activities like mineral exploration, deforestation and hunting wildlife.
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