River Kwai & Ancient Kingdoms Overview

Travel to Thailand and experience the bustling streets of Bangkok and the ancient ruins of Ayuthaya before heading to Kanchanaburi to check out the infamous bridge over the River Kwai.

    • 3
    • TTAR
    • Total twin price tool tip
      USD $522
      CAD $540
      AUD $530
      EUR €365
      GBP £305
      NZD $590
      ZAR R5,305
      CHF FR440
      *
    • Total single price tool tip
      USD $570
      CAD $585
      AUD $575
      EUR €395
      GBP £330
      NZD $640
      ZAR R5,755
      CHF FR480
      *
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Trip Validity

  • 2014-01-01 - 2015-12-31

Travel from Bankok to Ayuthaya and Kanchanaburi on this Thailand holiday

Leave behind the fast-moving streets of the Thai capital and take time out to experience Ayutthaya, a World Heritage-listed wonder near the border of Burma (Myanmar). Explore this ancient Siam capital with a knowledgeable local guide, and bear witness to timeworn temples, bell-shaped chedis and intricately carved relics of Thailand’s golden era. Travel onwards to the shady town of Kanchanaburi and pay tribute to the brave POWs who perished while building the infamous Hellfire Pass and Bridge on the River Kwai. Delve further into World War II history on a visit to the War Museum and Allied Cemetery before this historical sojourn completes the loop back in Bangkok. End the journey amid the buzz of night markets, sidewalk restaurants and colourful, chaotic streets.

  • Visit a former residence of Thai kings
  • Experience ancient Ayutthaya
  • Be humbled by the Hellfire Pass Memorial
  • Swim in idyllic rock pools fed by waterfalls
  • Travel by samlaw to The Bridge on the River Kwai

What's included in this trip

  • Start:

    Bangkok, Thailand
  • Finish:

    Bangkok, Thailand
  • Group size:

    Min 1 , Max 12
  • Ages:

    Min 5
  • Meals:

    2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 0 dinners
  • Accommodation:

    Hotel (2 nts)
  • Transport:

    Private minibus, Sammlaw (cycle rickshaw), Songthaew
  • Included activities:

    Ayuthaya Historical Park, Kanchanaburi - Erawan Falls, Kanchanaburi - Jeath War Museum

  • Carbon emissions offset:

    61kg pp per trip
  • Notes:

    1. This trip starts early on day one at approx 8am and finishes on day three in the late afternoon. We are pleased to offer a special ANZAC Day Departure on the 24th of April please see Important notes section of the trip notes for further information.

  • Total price from

    USD $522
    CAD $540
    AUD $530
    EUR €365
    GBP £305
    NZD $590
    ZAR R5,305
    CHF FR440
    *
    Price information
  • OR
  • Total price from

    USD $570
    CAD $585
    AUD $575
    EUR €395
    GBP £330
    NZD $640
    ZAR R5,755
    CHF FR480
    *
    Price information
  • Per day from:

    USD $190
    CAD $195
    AUD $191
    EUR €131
    GBP £110
    NZD $213
    ZAR R1,918
    CHF FR160
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Day 1 Bangkok/Ayuthaya/Kanchanaburi

Loud, bright, chaotic and delightful, Bangkok is a city of modern excesses intermingled with simple traditions, all wrapped up in the famous smiles of the locals. Once a glorious city with golden palaces and grand buildings, Ayuthaya was destroyed by the Burmese and is now a typical Thai town with impressive ruins.

Day 2 Kanchanaburi/River Kwai

Famed as the location of the Bridge on the River Kwai, Kanchanaburi is a beautiful town surrounded by verdant jungle, waterfalls and rivers.

Day 3 Kanchanaburi/Bangkok

Bangkok is more than just colourful city streets, khlongs (canals) weave their way through suburbs, forest parks green up the city and Buddhist temples help bring serenity.
    • 3
    • TTAR
    • Total twin price tool tip
      USD $522
      CAD $540
      AUD $530
      EUR €365
      GBP £305
      NZD $590
      ZAR R5,305
      CHF FR440
      *
    • Total single price tool tip
      USD $570
      CAD $585
      AUD $575
      EUR €395
      GBP £330
      NZD $640
      ZAR R5,755
      CHF FR480
      *
    •  
       
       
       
       
    •  
       
       
       
       
    • Short Breaks
    • Original
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