Day 1 Bangkok – Kanchanaburi (-/L/D)
After breakfast pick up from your hotel in Bangkok 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. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant and then drive to Hellfire Pass to visit the museum there that is dedicated to the Death Railway and take a walk along part of its original route. After this drive to nearby raft houses for dinner and overnight.
Day 2 Kanchanaburi – Our Land Nature Reserve (B/L/D)
After breakfast drive to in Saiyok Yai National Park and set off on a walk in the forest for about an hour before kayaking for 2-3 hours to Saiyok Yai Waterfall, where there will be 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. Afterwards head to Our Land Nature Reserve. Float down the river to the camp and then have free time to explore the reserve and learn about the work done there before dinner and overnight at the camp.
Day 3 Our Land Nature Reserve – Kanchanaburi (B/L/D)
After breakfast start a full day of activities, including a walk along a nature trail to learn about the local flora and fauna, floating down the river and a visit to a bat cave. Learn about snakes, reforestation schemes and jungle survival. At the end of the afternoon return to Kanchanaburi town for dinner and overnight at Good Times Resort.
Day 4 Kanchanaburi – Bangkok (B/L/-)
After breakfast check out and drive to Elephant’s World to spend some quality time with the elephants at this sanctuary for retired elephants. There is no riding, no circus tricks, just a caring environment for these magnificent animals. Learn how they are taken care of and about their complex social structure. Have lunch at the sanctuary. https://www.elephantsworld.org/
Return to Bangkok midafternoon and drop off at hotel.
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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