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Private Tour to Kanchanaburi Erawan Waterfall and Elephant Care

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  • 12 hours (approx.)
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English
  • Good for avoiding crowds


Get out of Bangkok for the day and enjoy a full day in the Kanchanaburi area, visiting a range of natural and historic attractions. Learn about elephants at a rescue center, visit the beautiful Erawan Waterfall (and even cool off with a swim, if you like), venture into Krasae Cave, aka the Cave of the Buddha, and learn more about World War II in Thailand at the notorious Death Railway.
  • Receive personalized attention on a private tour
  • The itinerary is customizable to suit your needs and interests
  • Includes all entrance fees and lunch
  • Get around in a comfortable private vehicle

What's Included

  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Private transportation
  • Professional Guide
  • Lunch
  • Bottled water
  • All Entrance Fees
  • Any private expenses
  • Service not mentioned

Departure & Return

Departure Point

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Departure Time

6:30 AM

Please Note

We pick up from any hotel in Bangkok city area. If your hotel is not listed, please kindly advise your hotel name and address.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 2 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
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Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • 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.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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39 reviews
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Great experience
Ingrid_P, Aug 2022
The drive going to the waterfall and elephant care was quite long but it was all worth it. There are 7 levels of waterfalls and each levels are amazingly beautiful!! My nephew enjoyed swimming in level 4 since there is a sliding and diving areas. We had a super enjoyable experience with The elephants, there was a heavy rain when we were in the middle of feeding the elephants we stopped for a while then continued with bathing the elephant, the rain made it more fun, we loved it a lot!!
An amazing journey!
I loved the trip! We visited beautiful places, the waterfalls, the railroad and the elephant care center! We felt super comfortable, our guide was the best! Truly an amazing experience you must have if you visit Thailand!
Excellent day tour through the history and nature of Thailand
Swetlana_H, Jul 2022
Katia is an experienced and considered guide who showed us lots of interesting venues and guided us through the dark history of WW2 during the Japanese occupation. The visits to elephant sanctuary and the Erewan waterfalls were fun and relaxing. The ride was very long (almost 3,5h hours per direction), but overall it was worthy to spend the day outside of Bangkok.
Mind blowing! ❤️❤️
Katherine_H, Jul 2022
Amazing!! So much more included than described in Viator. We prepared elephant food by hand, fed them and gave one a bath! Blew my mind. Our guide Joey and our driver were both fantastic, great fun and perfect English. Food was so delicious. It was just the most fantastic day. Highly recommended ❤️
An amazing experience!
Suzan_C, Jul 2022
An amazing day with lots to see and do. There was a lot of driving so take a book for the journey. Gave a great opportunity to see a little of the real Thailand.
Response from Host, Jul 2022
Thank you for your wonderful feedback! We're glad you had a good time and hope to serve you again in the future.
Great nature, not sure about the elephant place
Randi_K, Jul 2022
The tour was great however I am not quite sure about the elephant place. What we wanted was a proper sanctuary where they take care of retired elephants, but this seemed more like elephants for tourists that you could feed and bathe with, which is not what we wanted, I want to make sure not to support anyone exploiting elephants and I am not quite sure about this place. However the waterfall and the river were great, our guide was really sweet and friendly, all in all a great trip.
Response from Host, Jul 2022
Hello Randi, Thank you for your wonderful feedback! Please be assured that our chosen destinations are free of exploitation. Elephant Haven is a project supported by the Elephant Nature Park which is well known for its ethical treatment of elephants. Our experience visits the project for a brief period for some activities and may not fully convey the project's message.
The most amazing trip
Or_S, Jun 2022
We had the most amazing time, maybe of our entire lives. Our tour guide, Mr. Chai, was so professional, caring and lovely. He made a great effort to make our tour great, and even bought us local food just so we can try it. We enjoyed every moment of visiting the waterfalls and the elephant haven. If I could give Mr. Chai a million stars our of five, I would definetly do it.
Great guide. GREAT TOUR
Kay_S, Jun 2022
The tour departed early. The guide, Prisha and the driver were accommodating as they knew we had to come back by 6 p. For our dinner. Prisha is very knowledgeable about the history , culture and the animals of Thailand. He was very passionate to share such knowledge. He was also experienced to know when to let us a have snooze in the van. As such, the trip is not boring. Erowan fall is great . Elephant bathing gis the highlight
Expensive but worth the price
Nanjean_G, Jun 2022
We had a grand time. Tour guide was very informative. He even helped with capturing photos. We had a full day. The fish nibbled at you, if you swim in the waterfalls. We choose to bring our own change of clothes when visiting the elephants. I recommend this, if not they offer an outfit- that's included in the price. Our meal was delicious. They provided a full spread of different foods to try. Lastly we visited the railroad and Budda cave. I was thankful we brought 2x change of clothes. Also be mindful of the outfit, you were to enter into Budda cave.
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Magical and Unforgettable
Graciela_H, Dec 2021
Unforgettable day out, we enjoyed a dip at the Erawan waterfall, seeing the death railway, a fantastic lunch and the most special moment we had was seeing the beautiful Elephants and having a bath with them and feeding them. Our Guide Prisha (Peter) was very knowledgeable, friendly, helpful and answered all the questions we had. So far this trip has been the highlight of our holiday. A truly magical experience.
TheRoo, Mar 2020
Full day!!! We had a wonderful time visiting the cemetery ( emotional especially for people who lived through the war like my mom) , the bridge over the river Kwai, the POW camp and cave. We then moved on to the waterfalls and because of the heat and time constraints visited tiers 1, 2,3 and 4. My mother who is 80 stopped at tier #2 and our guide Snake, was kind and stayed with her while we visited tiers 3 and 4 which are amazing!!! Bring insect repellent if you are not moving our swimming like my mom. We then moved on to a buffet lunch which was very good. You must try the chicken curry it was fantastic, followed by a visit to an elephant sanctuary where you was and feed the elephants. It was a memorable day and it started at 6:30 and ended at 19:30. To be noted guide and driver were very attentive to our needs throughout the day. Our group ranged from a 7 year old to an 80 year old that is in quite good shape.
Airey is amazing
chrisbowman1, Feb 2020
We had an amazing tour thanks to Airey. Less than 10 minutes from the hotel, we got caught in a 2-hour traffic jam. Somehow, Airey (and our safe driver) were still able to get us to all the sites. Airey is a kind, knowledgeable person who made our day very special -- exploring the Erawan falls, the elephant reserve and so much more. THANK YOU.
Great Day
Ronja2909, Dec 2019
Very well organized tour. We had a very interesting, nice day with our guide Thai. She knews the facts and made us an unforgettable day. Great support!
Response from Host, Dec 2019
Thank you for your kind review and for choosing our service. We hope to see you again soon.
Peter H, Nov 2019
A great day,long day,but worth it.Guide was fun,a great fun day visiting beautiful waterfalls and interesting sites.
Nice tour to Erawan falls
Roni A, Oct 2019
Erawan falls I beautiful place but the other attractions much less. The lunch was very poor. The guide was very good
1 traveler found this review helpful
Full Day of Adventure and Fun
Monica_A, Sep 2019
After spending three days in the city of Bangkok, it was nice to spend a full day (12+ hours) enjoying mountain/jungle surroundings swimming in beautiful pools at Erawan Waterfall, experiencing history at Hellfire Pass exploring the railway and cave along the River Kwai, and concluding the day bathing and feeding elephants at an elephant sanctuary. I recommend heading out as early as possible to be able to enjoy each attreaction.
parraazu, Sep 2019
This tour was incredible! Our tour guide was so sweet and professional at the same time. She went beyond herself to make us happy and make our day very special. She protected us and help us feel always comfortable. The driver was amazing as well and the ride was very very pleasant.
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