Very highly recommended! If you love history, nature, and trains, this is a must-do.
The first 2 stops were the Kanchanaburi POW cemetery and the related JEATH museum, which is very small, but definitely interesting to see. After this, a boat ride up to the river Kwae bridge, where you have ample time to explore the bridge and walk around the premises. Then off on the train on the death railway, where you view the absolutely stunning landscape of Kanchanaburi, which seems to me like one of the most idyllic areas in Thailand. The tour concludes with a lively meal at a local restaurant, surrounded in greenery. Our guide Mrs. Pearl was very efficient, knowledgeable, and good company.
Good value well organized will do again
Very well organised, did not expect a very nice air-conditioned saloon with driver and tour guide! Perhaps we were just lucky I don't know?! Well worth the trip and great fun. Yes it is a long day, but very good value for money and the markets were more enjoyable than I was expecting!
Loved it ! From pickup to drop off this tour is fantastic great day out
Thoroughly enjoyed this memorable trip.
Well worth visiting this important historical military site of world war 11
The trip great guide was informative both the boat trip and train was enjoyable lunch was fabulous
Excellent - very good guide
This tour is worth every penny. The lunch was outstanding.
This tour was a full day and somewhat tiring but well worth spending the day. It was a good opportunity to get into the 'jungle' area outside of Bangkok, absorb the history of cruel treatment of those forced to build the railroad in terrible conditions. HIstory came alive for the day.
The journey was long but worth it. The floating market was very touristy but also very different. The grave site of those killed building the railway is beautifully kept by the Thai people. The bridge site was interesting but was not actually at the point where the original bridge was built but it gave you an idea of the location. The guide was excellent.
I got picked up from my hotel in Bangkok around 6.30 am, and was taken to the war cemetry, museum, boat ride, train trip, big lunch and return trip to hotel around 5.30 pm. My tour guide Pui from East Thailand Tours was very nice, extremely knowledgable and everything about the tour was good. I highly recommend this tour, definitely value for money.
You get to see and do a lot in a short amount of time. Recommended if you are remotely interested in this era in history.
Excelent trip. A little to long. Takes basially entire day. Its starts at the POV cementery and it was kind strange to find your own last names 2 times in a book listing people who died here. The bridge portion was interesting because to get close to the bridge we were on local long tail boat. The only disapointment that instead of old type steam engine - train was modern diesel.
Well organized, pick up in time. great tour, we really enjoyed this trip.
This was an outstanding experience: excellent guide an driver! The guide must be praised for a perfectly organised excursion, for his kindness and his culture as well as his fluency in English and the very informative comments he made throughout the tour. I warmly recommend this tour especially with this guide on 19th October 2015.
Very efficient, reliable and well organised.
excellent tour our guide was very knowledgeable, really nice lunch.
This tour was awesome. We were picked up very early at our hotel in BKK and driven around all over the place. The vehicle was clean and the AC was quite nice. I think the tour is usually packed, but for whatever reason, my GF and I were the only two people attending, so everything was tailored to us.
The view and experience is pretty awesome when you're on the boat house. I'd suggest bringing bug-spray since one of the stops had a lot of bugs, but overall it was awesome. The food on the boathouse is very good and it is all served in large portions, so you might pack on a few pounds! Would highly recommend this tour.
We went on the River Kwai Trip in July.
The trip was fantastic and very enjoyable.
The Guide was absolutely superbextremely knowledgeablefriendly and helpful.
I will certainly recommend this trip to friends.
Excellent - no words to describe.
This was a really first class experience! We had a wonderful and very informative day with Vinnie who picked us up from our hotel, kayaked with us down the River Kwai, took us for a delicious Thai lunch, and then we cycled our way around Kanchanaburi and out to the war cemetery and through local villages. Our bike route was slightly modified from itinerary due to it being wet season, however we were not disappointed. Thank you so much Vinnie for giving us a great day! Highly recommended to all travellers visiting Kanchanaburi.
What a great day the tour the driver and the guide were fantastic .
It was like a family day out it was like we had know them for years.
They were so knowledgable and friendly.
Would recommend this trip to everyone.
Long travel times but well worth the trip! Great information and histroy provided by tour guide, we did pay 300 bhart each to go into a better carriage on the train but it was well worth it as we got a private seat, food and drinks.
A very seamless, heart-rending and overwhelming experience. As a grand daughter of a WWII veteran and POW, this tour meant so much to me.
I was picked up promptly at the hotel and the trip to Kanchanaburi was very informative and comfortable. After the visit to the cemetery, we went on a short boat ride under the Death Bridge. Upon disembarking, our tour guide gave us time to explore and take photos while he purchased our train tickets.
The train ride was very refreshing, however, you could feel how overwhelmed everyone was, the moment we traversed the Hellfire Pass.
This is definitely a trip that should be in a Bangkok traveller's itinerary.
This was a GREAT tour! My fiancée and I were the only members of the tour group, and the tour guide and driver were very professional and accommodating in our desires to emphasize certain areas of the trip. We never felt rushed to get moving from one destination to the next. The accommodations were also GREAT. I most highly recommend this trip for those interested in learning the history and culture of this area in Thailand.
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