The One & Only River Kwai Jungle Rafts Experience
"You can use us as a testimonial anytime, we had so much fun at Jungle Rafts, it was very worthwhile tour and Jungle Rafts is very cool. We are really glad we went to such a unique place" - Darlene, Vancouver, Canada
Everything is taken care of and made easy for you on this fun relaxing 3 day / 2 night Join-In Tour Adventure. Guests are picked up at your hotel in Bangkok!
Similar to other River Kwai tours, an affordable Jungle Rafts experience includes an exploration of the moving history of the historic River Kwai with visits to the World War II sites that inspired the famous 1957 movie, “The Bridge on the River Kwai" which depicted the Allied POWs and Asian workers while building the 258-mile rail line known as the “Death Railway.”
The River Kwai Jungle Rafts Resort is a unique floating hotel in the middle of the River Kwai and it offers you a rustic experience you won’t find anywhere else. There is no electricity here, guests use Kerosene lamps in the evening! You’ll wake each morning to find elephants bathing on the river’s shoreline. While at the River Kwai Jungle Rafts Resort you may want an optional trip to visit the famous Lawa Cave where mammoth stalactites reach nearly to the cave’s floor.
About Jungle Rafts
Tourism Authority of Thailand has called Jungle Rafts the “Unseen Paradise” an award in 2011. The resort has earned TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence. Each of the 110 guest rooms in this isolated location offers intimate views of tropical forests and mountains. You’ll discover a world of jungle adventures at the River Kwai Jungle Rafts Resort, including options such as elephant riding, hiking, swimming and bamboo rafting. Beautiful tropical waterfalls are nearby. Visit an ancient Mon temple and contemporary Mon village. There is sure to be moments when you realize that this isn’t an ordinary vacation. You may face some difficult decisions. Should I ride an elephant, swim in the river, go hiking or canoeing or just relax and have a cold beer?
Guest rooms have private bathrooms and balconies with hammocks. Each room is furnished in a traditional Mon style, with wooden furniture and bamboo-woven mats and walls. Rooms accommodate up to three people, with a choice of triple, twin or double beds. The average room size is 300 square feet.
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"We had 5 people in our group and we stayed at Jungle Rafts for our River Kwai tour. It was so great, really unique and a lot of fun. The staff were friendly and thank you TourChoice for all your help with booking arrangements. :-)"
J. Chan, Toronto, Canada
Tour Itinerary & Map (below)
6:00 to 6:30 am Pick up from your hotel in Bangkok downtown. Depart to Kanchanaburi province, 128 km. to the west of Bangkok. 9:00 am Arrive Kanchanaburi province. Visit Thailand–Burma Railway Centre an interactive museum, information and research facility dedicated to presenting the history of the Thailand– Burma Railway. The air–conditioned center offers the visitor an educational and moving experience. Visit Allied War Cemetery which is memorial to some 6000 allied prisoners of war (POWs) who perished along the death railway line and were moved post-war to this eternal resting place. Visit the world famous Bridge over the River Kwai, a part of Death Railway constructed by Allied POWs. 12:00 Take a long–tailed boat on River Kwai to the legendary River Kwai Jungle Rafts. Check–in and have Lunch upon arrival. 2.:45 Take an exciting boat ride downstream to Resotel Pier and continue to visit to the Hellfire Pass Memorial. Then return to the Jungle Rafts 7:00 Dinner followed by a 45–minute presentation of traditional Mon Dance and overnight at the River Kwai Jungle Rafts.
7:00 American Breakfast.
8.30 Visit nearby ethnic Mon Tribal Village and jungle trekking
(optional tour: Elephant ride)
12.00 Lunch at Jungle Rafts
Ample free time for various activities, river swimming, hiking, canoeing or relaxing are all favourites.
19.00 Dinner and overnight at the River Kwai Jungle Rafts.
Guests at the River Kwai Jungles Rafts Resort enjoy delicious family-style meals, served in generous portions at the resort’s Jungle Restaurant. Guests lounge on wooden table and chairs while enjoying their meals and watching the river flow by beneath them. A hot American breakfast is served between 7:00 am and 10:00 am. Lunch is served between noon and 2:00 pm. Dinner is served from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. The Jungle Bar opens at 11:00 am and offers refreshing drinks throughout the day.
7:00 American Breakfast.
11:00 Check-out of Jungle Rafts
11:40 Lunch at local restaurant
1:00 Take a historic ride on Death Railway Train passing over original wooden viaduct constructed by Allied POWs
2:30 Journey back to Bangkok on your air conditioned bus
6:00 Arrive at Bangkok and transfer to hotels.
Leaving Jungle Rafts behind won't be easy. You may have developed a personal connection with an elephant; a feeling that may take you by surprise. Maybe you enjoyed not having electricity. Whatever it is that charmed you, the Jungle Rafts River Kwai Tour is a special holiday that you will always remember.
Good to Know
Pick Up and Drop Off:
It can't get any easier; be ready for pick up at your downtown Bangkok Hotel at about 6:30 am. Either a mini bus or the tour bus itself will pick you up. Please give us the name of your Bangkok Hotel.
Food and Meals:
Jungle Rafts serves delicious meals daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner. American breakfasts are served with fresh hot coffee and accompanied with fruits, salads, or muffins and toast. Lunch and dinners are local Thai variety. Choices of fresh fruits and salads are always available. Food portions are generous.
What to Bring:
- Bring your sense of adventure and swim suit
- Bring your passport, your camera, a hat, sunglasses and sunscreen because you may want to float downstream
- Store some of your luggage in your Bangkok hotel. Or if you are flying out from Bangkok on the night that you return after the conclusion of the tour then bring it with you.
Tour Itinerary Changes:
Small deviations in the tour program are sometimes necessary, depending on road conditions.
Terms & Conditions
Booking the Tour:
- Price in USD on a 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.
- We accept secure payments by Visa, MasterCard, American Express and PayPal
- TourChoice does not receive any customer sensitive data
- 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 for high season (November 1 to April 30)
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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
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