History & Adventure

Explore Jungle Rafts & Hintok River Camp3 Days, 2 Nights

Experience River Kwai at Two Amazing Resorts




A River Kwai Tour - Put a Big Smile on your Face

Let the experience begin!   Mountain biking, river swimming, elephant rides, tents with air con. Amazing options for your time on the river; a trip that you will always remember. Door to door service for your unforgettable 3 days. 

Hintok River Camp

Perched high above a bend of the legendary River Kwai, on historical lands, Hintok River Camp at Hellfire Pass offers an experience that travelers are unlikely to encounter anywhere else. Guests of Hintok River Camp’s 38 luxury safari air conditioned tents enjoy views of forested hills and mountains, expansive green meadows, flanked by lush jungle greenery, lead down to the River Kwai. Amenities of the award-winning Hintok River Camp resort include a semi-open-air restaurant, an outdoor pool and barbeque grills.

Honored as one of  the  top  ten  adventure  resorts  2009, this is elegant camping. The tents are spacious ranging in size from 260 square feet to 330 square feet including your private veranda and attached private bathroom.  The tents are permanently fixed on a wooden base. The beds are queen and twin size, some beds are even triple size. The private outdoor showers have hot water, the air conditioning is individually controlled. The rustic style furniture is comfortable. Tents also have standing fan, table, small fridge, slippers and a make up table!  You will enjoy open-air dining and cold beverages with view of the forest and river below.  While relaxing either at the restaurant & bar or on your veranda, take in the ambience and the sounds of nature. 

River Kwai Jungle Rafts

Is an award-winning floating hotel located on the River Kwai in Thailand’s Kanchanaburi province. The Tourism Authority of Thailand acknowledged the resort with their “Unseen Paradise” award, and in 2011, the resort earned TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence award. Guest rooms feature attached bathrooms and balconies with hammocks. Each of the 110 rooms is furnished to reflect traditional Mon living, with wooden furniture and bamboo-woven mats and walls.

This idyllic location with breathtaking views of tropical forests and mountains, you’ll discover a world of adventures at the River Kwai Jungle Rafts Resort, including options such as elephant riding, hiking, swimming and bamboo rafting. Whether experiencing the beauty of tropical waterfalls or visiting an ancient Mon temple and contemporary Mon village, there will be moments when you realize that this isn’t an ordinary vacation but a once-in-a-lifetime immersive adventure that you will never forget.

Rooms accommodate up to three people, with a choice of triple, twin or double beds. The average room size is 300 square feet. There is no electricity. Guests are provided with kerosene lamps for evening use.

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Tour Itinerary & Map (below)


Route


Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
6:00 to 6:30 Pick up from major hotel in Bangkok Downtown Area. Depart to Kanchanaburi province, 128 km. to the west of Bangkok 
9:00 Visit Thailand–Burma Railway Centre an interactive museum, information and research facility dedicated to presenting the history of the Thailand–Burma Railway. The fully air-conditioned center offers the visitor an educational and moving experience. Visit Allied War Cemetery, resting-place for more than 6,000 Allied prisoners of war (POWs). Visit the world-famous Bridge over the River Kwai, a part of Death Railway constructed by Allied POWs. 
12:00 Arrive at Hin Tok River Camp, Check–in and have Lunch. 
2:00 Visit the Hellfire Pass Memorial Museum which is dedicated to those Australians and other Allied Prisoners of War and Asian labourers who suffered and died at Hellfire Pass and elsewhere in the Asia Pacific region during WW2. Then trekking along the Walking Trails from Hell Fire Pass to Hin Tok Station. Then picked up by minivan back to the camp. Late afternoon get on a mountain bike to visit a village or farm nearby the camp. 
7:00 Dinner and overnight at Hintok River Camp

Route


Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
6:00: Early morning biking across a hanging bridge to the temple for merit making by giving food to monks 
7:00: American Breakfast 
9:00: Check out and take a long–tailed boat to get River Kwai Jungle Rafts Check in at River Kwai Jungle Rafts. Then visit the ethnic Mon Tribal Village (Optional tours: Elephant Ride) 
12:00: Lunch at River Kwai Jungle Rafts 
7:00: Dinner, followed by a 45-minute presentation of Mon Dance. Overnight at the River Kwai Jungle Rafts Resort

Route


Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
7:00 American Breakfast Morning at your own leisure.11:00 Checkā€“out from the hotel11:40 Lunch at local restaurant1:00 Take a historic ride on Death Railway Train through magnificent scenery, passing over original wooden viaduct constructed by Allied POWs.2:30 Journey back to Bangkok by air conditioned bus6:00 Arrive safely in Bangkok with transfer to your hotelThink back about your experience on the river, you should be smiling. Hintok River Camp and Jungle Rafts tend to have that effect on people. You may be wishing you stayed for another night.  Adding a 3rd night to your booking is always possible. 

Good to Know

Pick Up and Drop Off:

This is door to door service. It can't get any easier. Just be ready for pick up at your downtown Bangkok Hotel between 6:00 to 6:30 am. Either a mini bus or the tour bus itself will pick you up.  After your reservation is confirmed and paid, email TourChoice.com with the name of your hotel in Bangkok. Don't worry, we will remind you. 

Tour Highlights:

The tour is on a join up basis and you will meet other tour passengers on the tour bus on your way to Kanchanaburi from Bangkok. The tour includes visits to the Thailand / Burma Railway, The War Museum, War Cemetery, The Bridge on the River Kwai, Train ride on the Death Railway, an English speaking tour guide, trip to Hell Fire Pass Memorial and Mon Village and Mon dance presentation. While at the resort, there are optional activities which you may enjoy. The resorts do their best to serve delicous meals daily for breakfast, lunch and dinners. American breakfasts are served with fresh hot coffee and accompanied with fruits, salads, or muffins and toast.  Lunch and dinnerrs are local Thai variety. Choices of fresh fruits and salads are always available. You may order extra or something different a la cart and pay separately if you wish, although food portions are generally never a concern.

What to Bring:

Bring your sense of adventure and be prepared to relax on the River Kwai. The resort is luxurious but there are many possible activities on the river that may catch your attention. Bring your passport, your camera, a hat, sunglasses and perhaps a good book. Sunscreen is good to have if you are to spend time floating down the river or lounging in the hot springs. It's advisable that you store some of your luggage in your Bangkok hotel. All hotels have a concierge service and a safe room to assist you with this.  You should also make a new reservation to return to that hotel in 2 nights time after the tour. Alternatively, you can bring all your luggage with you if you are flying out from Bangkok on the night that you return after the conclusion of the tour.

Tour Itinerary Changes:

Small deviations in the tour program are sometimes necessary, depending on road conditions. Rejection of meals does not change the tour fee schedule. 

Terms & Conditions

Booking the Tour:

  • Minimum 2 persons per booking required or add single supplement fee for solo traveler. 
  • Allow up to 24 hours for TourChoice.com to confirm your booking after you submit your request to us.
  • Pricing in USD, per person.

Payment Terms: 

  • We accept secure payments by Visa, MasterCard, American Express and PayPal
  • TourChoice does not receive any customer sensitive data from credit card processing companies
  • Prepayment in full once your reservation has been confirmed by TourChoice.com
  • A booking voucher & invoice will be emailed to you immediately upon confirmation of your reservation. 
  • Suggest booking a minimum of 2 months in advance during high season (November 1 to April 30)
  • Please read about TourChoice.com's unique consumer protection. 

Children:

2 – 12 years occupying the parents room.  

Refund / Cancellation Policy: 

If the guest cancels the trip, the following applies: Number of days prior to trip start:

  • 21 days or more, full refund less 5% of tour price
  • 20 to 15 days, full refund less 10% of tour price
  • 14 days or less, refund less 50% of tour price
  • 1 day before, no show, forfiet 100% of tour price
  • Should there be any rejection of meals or sight-seeing tours; it cannot be claimed as a reason for refund or discount.

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