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Travel back in time on this private Thai Burma Death Railway Bridge on the River Kwai Tour from Bangkok. You’ll gain insight and deeper understanding about some of the nation’s top attractions as you follow your expert local guide on this memorable excursion. Pay a visit to the nation’s most famous bridge that spans the River Kwai and listen to stories about the notorious history of this Thai landmark. Listen as your guide explains how this impressive structure still serves as a memorial to the thousands of prisoners of war and forced laborers who died building the railway. Your private guide will take you on an all access tour of the bridge, through the JEATH War Museum and Allied War Grave, and transport you on a thrilling long-tailed boat ride along the river. Lunch is included on this memorable tour.


  • Private day trip from Bangkok to the Bridge on the River Kwai
  • Visit this often-emotional site — the start of the Death Railway — with a private guide
  • See the Allied War Grave and visit the JEATH War Museum
  • Learn about the POWs who worked on the construction of the bridge and railway during WWII
  • Take a long-tailed boat ride on the River Kwai to the bridge
  • Thai lunch included

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Private Tour: Thai Burma Death Railway Bridge on the River Kwai Tour from Bangkok

Private Thai Burma Death Railway Bridge on the River Kwai Tour

Your Bangkok Private tour of Thai Burma Death Railway Bridge on the River Kwai is sure to be as moving as it is memorable. That’s because this popular tour travels from Bangkok to Kanchanaburi—a distance of about 80 miles (130 kilometers)—and also back in time. You will venture through rural countryside, past rice paddies and sugar cane fields as you make your way towards one of the nation’s most famous landmarks.
The famous bridge, which marks what is known as the Death Railway, was built in 1943 to connect Thai and Burmese railways and support the Japanese occupation of Burma in World War II. Today, the impressive structure serves as a memorial and reminder of the thousands of POWs and laborers who died during its construction.
Your private guide will share stories and insight as you visit this historically significant destination before taking you on a tour of the Allied War Grave cemeteries and the JEATH War Museum. You’ll find paintings and pictures lining the walls of this small but informative stop, before hopping aboard a long-tailed speedboat for a thrilling ride on the River Kwai. You’ll have time to ride on the local train here before returning to Bangkok after a truly memorable day.

Customer Reviews


5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

This tour is a MUST! The drive was long, about 190min to and back to Bangkok was about 2hrs, but we got to see the countryside and different provinces of Thailand. First stop was a cemetery, then the Jeath War Museum. From there a short 15 min long tail boat ride to the River Kwai center. if you're prone to getting seasick, don't worry. it's really not bad at all. My girlfriend gets seasick and she was ok. Our guide told the boat operator to go slow and he was cool about it. Lots of tourists there taking selfies at the bridge site and I've never seen SO many selfies sticks! From there we had a 45-1hr train ride to the Bridge Section called the Death section. The side of a cliff was cut by war prisoners, many of whom die during construction. Very sobering. Then from our train stop, was lunch, which was fantastic! Would do this trip again!

John N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

The trip delivered what it said: a great combination of car trip to the Bridge, boat ride and railway experience. One comment is that, for an older less mobile person, getting down to the seat on the river boat is extremely difficult because the seat is almost at floor level. The Guide and Driver were friendly and professional providing sufficient information but not too much. The included lunch was more than adequate.

Anthony T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

Excellent! Great day with excellent knowledgeable guide Kassem.

Ronald B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

Everything was well organized and my guide Ram was fantastic.

Cameron P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

The Kwai bridge,Burma railway and POW war graves have always been in the top 10 of my bucket list.
My guide was not only knowledgeable,but respectful of the history of this area. He made sure I was able to spend the right amount of time at all the locations, hassled and well informed. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone interested in the history of this area.

Richard W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Superb tour! Our guide and driver were consummate professionals.

Jodie G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

We really enjoyed our tour of the River Kwai. It's worth the extra money to get the private tour.

Jan F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

One of the best tours done from Bangkok
Thoroughly recommend the private tour
No lining up,everything done for us
All tours will now be a private tour

Roger C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

This was an extremely moving experience. Having not studied the 20th Century history at school I found this tour very informative. It was a tour packed with information and great experiences that were complimented by an outstanding guide. A trip not to be missed and one that reminds us of the inhumanity of man towards others some times.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

Picked up on time. Interesting stop at the war cemetery which is immaculately looked after - very sobering. Went on to the small museum which is a mock up of the POW camp filled with drawings from the inmates - again very sobering and very moving. The boat trip up to the bridge is fun and doesn't last too long. Time to walk along the bridge, quick bit of shopping then onto the train. Little snack provided, great scenery and a view of the incredible work done by the Allied prisoners to make the railway under horrendous conditions. Lovely lunch stop then a very long 3hr journey back to Bangkok.

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