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Bangkok - DAMNOEN SADUAK - kanchanaburi

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This program is a chance to explore Bangkok main highlights before going to the province of Kanchanburi where you will get the chance to immerse in the nature, learn more about the history and get an experience outside the capital city.

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Highlights

  • 3 days / 2 nights

  • The discovery of the floating market of Damnoen Saduak, the picturesque train rides to Mae Klong and its amazing market installed on the rails of the railway.

  • The Erawan National Park and its famous waterfalls.

  • The visit of the Death Railway Museum, to learn about the history of the area during the Second World War under the occupation of the Japanese army, as well as the Allied Cemetery.

  • The discovery of the Wat Tham Sua temple, a real hidden jewel little known to tourists.

Day 1: BANGKOK – DAMNOEN SADUAK – KANCHANABURI (-/-/-)

English speaking guide and private transportation

 

● 07:00 am Departure from the hotel

● 08:30 am Visit to the Mae Khlong Rail Market

● 09:30 am Enjoy a nice ride aboard a traditional long-tail boat (40 min)

● 10:10 am Visit of the floating market of Damnoen Saduak. 

● 11:00 am Drive to Kanchanaburi. (110km, 2h drive)

● 13:00 Lunch at leisure by the River Kwai riverside

● Kanchanaburi - Namtok (50 min)

● 3:30 pm Ride aboard the Death railway train through bucolic landscapes

● 4:30 pm Transfer to your hotel (40 min)

 

Explore the amazing Mae Khlong market, also known as the "train market", located about an hour and a half south of Bangkok. Indeed, the merchants of the surrounding area have set up their stalls on the rails, and each time the train passes by, they hasten to repack their stalls to unpack their goods just after the train passes by!

Traditional long-tail boats are the most atypical way to reach the famous floating market of Damnoen Saduak, using an elaborate river system of canals that irrigate the plantations and along which the inhabitants of the region live. Upon arrival you will discover all the merchants whose boats are loaded with fruits and vegetables. Upon arrival to Kanchanaburi you will have lunch on a flowered terrace just before the bridge, where you will see the famous Kwai river bridge before joining the small station to embark on a death railway train for a journey through the jungle landscapes and crossings built by prisoners of war and forced laborers during the Japanese occupation.

Day 2: KANCHANABURI – DAY AT LEISURE (Breakfast/-/-)

English speaking guide and private transportation

 

● 10:30 am Departure from your hotel and visit of the "hellfire pass" (Hellfire pass)

● 12:00 pm Lunch at leisure the entrance of Erawan National Park

● Walking and swimming in the park

● 4:00 PM Return to your hotel

 

The Hellfire Pass (or Hell Gate) is a center dedicated to the memory of the Japanese prisoners of war who built a railway during World War II through the jungle linking Thailand to Burma. A walk through the rocky passages cleared with dynamite helps to understand what the convicts endured. Lunch (at leisure) of local specialties will be taken at the foot of the Erawan National Park, a magnificent jungle setting crossed by a succession of waterfalls extending over seven levels before flowing into the Khwae Yai River. A hiking trail (700 meters of elevation) allows to reach several natural pools with turquoise waters where it is good to swim in a most refreshing water!

Day 3: KANCHANABURI – BANGKOK
(Breakfast/-/-)

English speaking guide and private transportation

● 10:00 am Departure from the hotel
● 11:30 am Visit of Wat Tham Sua
● 12:30 pm Lunch at leisure on site
● 2:00 pm Return to Bangkok
● Transfer to the airport or your hotel

This morning you will visit a true hidden gem little known to tourists, Wat Tham Sua (Tiger Cave Temple) is one of the most famous places of worship in Kanchanaburi. The holy relics of Ketkaew Prasat Chedi are preserved there. It is located at the top of the hill overlooking a whole area of rice fields, where visitors will be able to observe the largest image of Buddha in the region (18 meters high!). This view is exceptional with the Mae Klong River below and the rice field, which you see on the horizon. The Chinese pagoda of Wat Tham Khao Noi is located next to the temple.


For lunch you will have The Meena Kanchanaburi café/restaurant with its typical decoration is located in the middle of the lush rice fields, with a view of Wat Tham Sua in the distance. An ideal place to enjoy local dishes, drinks and cakes. Take the opportunity to relax in the shade of the comfortable bamboo huts. Whatever the time of your visit, you can find the perfect seat to enjoy the breathtaking view.
In the early afternoon, you will go to Bangkok airport or your hotel.

Included

  • During the tour, private air-conditioned vehicle (except boats – Local taxi - etc)

  • Accommodation in double rooms in the indicated hotels.

  • The meals specified in the program

  • Your local English speaking guide according to your program.

  • Visits mentioned in the program and entrance fees to tourist sites and national parks.

  • Hotel taxes and service

  • Our 24-hour English-speaking hotline in case of emergency during your trip

Not included

  • Visa fees (If necessary)

  • Beverages and personal expenses

  • International flights

  • Domestic flights

  • Regional flights

  • The tips for the guides are about 5 USD per night per person.

  • Repatriation and Health Insurance

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