4-Day RV River Kwai Cruise

The RV River Kwai, the first inland cruise ship in Thailand, is a newly built colonial style river cruiser based on designs used by the original Irrawaddy Flotilla which was founded in Burma in 1865 and by the 1920s was the largest privately owned fleet of ships in the world. The RV River Kwai carries a maximum of 20 passengers in 10 teakwood cabins (single deck) and operates on a 4 days/3 nights year round program every Monday-Thursday.

Highlights

  • Likely to Sell Out
  • Multi-Day Trip
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • Travel by boat and see the sights from the water

Monday Day 1 [-/L/D]

  • Depart from Bangkok to Kanchanaburi via Nakorn Pathom.
  • Short stop to visit the highest Chedi in Thailand called Phra Pathom Chedi and Khao Noi Cave Temple located on the west bank of the river.
  • Visit to Tiger Cave Temple nearby, built in the form of Thai cultural art.
  • Continue to Kanchanaburi and visit to War Museum, a realistic depiction of a prisoner of war (POW) camp with bamboo huts which give an inkling of the grim living conditions and atrocities endured.
  • Visit Wat Tham Khaopoon, a Buddhist temple which served as a big camp of World War II. Behind the temple enjoy a marvelous view down the valley of the Kwai Noi River.
  • Embark RV River Kwai at Nong Ya dock. Lunch on board.
  • 19:30 Dinner and overnight on board, near Ban Kao.

Tuesday Day 2  [B/L/D]

  • Breakfast on board while cruising upriver.
  • 10:00 Visit “Prasat Muang Singh”, historical park with Khmer architecture from the late Lopburi period, some 700-800 years ago.
  • 11:00 Continue by coach to Tha Kilen Train Station.
  • 11:47 Take a 3rd class train to Saphan Tham Krasae passing over the long wooden viaduct.
  • 12:02 Arrive at Saphan Tham Krasae and visit to Krasae Cave.
  • 12:30 Continue by coach to Wang Pho Bridge.
  • 14:00 Lunch on board while cruising.
  • Afternoon at leisure on boat.
  • 19:30 Dinner and overnight on board near the Resotel.

Wednesday  Day 3 [B/L/D]

  • Breakfast on board.
  • 09:00 Walk uphill to visit Kaeng Lava Cave.
  • 10:30 Cruise upriver to Ban Haad Ngiu and continue by coach to Hell Fire Pass, a part of the Death Railway cut through the stone mountain.
  • Rejoin the boat at Kaeng Pa Lorm.
  • 13:30 Lunch on board while cruising, passing Sai Yok Yai Waterfalls.
  • Afternoon at leisure on the boat.
  • 15:30 Visit a boarding school nearby built under the patronage of H.R.H. Crown Princess Sirindhorn for refugee children.
  • 16:30 Back to boat and cruising upriver.
  • 19:00 “Farewell Dinner” and overnight on board at Daowadueng Bridge.

Thursday Day 4 [B/L/-]

  • 07:00 Offering foods to monks at nearby temple.
  • 08:30 Breakfast on board.
  • 10:00 Disembark and return to Kanchanaburi. Visit the Thailand-Burma Railway Center Museum and the Donrak War Cemetery which contains the remains of 6,982 Allied prisoners of war. Continue to the world-famous bridge over the River Kwai.
  • 13:00 Lunch at River Kwai Restaurant.
  • 14:00 Proceed to Bangkok.
  • 18:00 Arrive Bangkok and transfer to Hotel or Airport.

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