Getaway to Kanchanaburi 3 days / 2 nights

January 6, 2016 


Day 1 : Transport1 – Sigthseeing Cruise on the River Kwai, Fish Farm, Erawan Waterfalls

Day 1 includes : 

One way + Full day transport in A/C private minibus, with driver. One way =  from  Bangkok hotel (Departure 08H00 AM) to Kanchanaburi City. Travel time , under normal traffic conditions in Bangkok  : 02H30 minutes. Arrival time : 10H30 AM at the Bridge over the River Kwai parking place.   Inspection of the Bridge by walking on it & 15/20 minutes sightseeing of the bridge.  Go  to  K.L.T.  Kanchanaburi Long Tail Boat embarkment pier, located right at the foot of the Bridge + sightseeing cruise- discovery of Kanchanaburi city from the River Kwai on board of  a KLT long tail boat. Upon request, stop over on the way in order to visit World War 2 JEATH barracks  museum, followed by the visit of the largest Fish Farm on the River Kwai-Mae Klong River in Kanchanaburi. Walk through and inspect  the farm by walking  on floating pontoons around numerous  fish ponds on the River.

Pick up from the fish farm by KTT private bus + go to lunch. Stop on the way in order to inspect a gigantic  Chinese cemetery  located along the road . Have  lunch in an authentic Thai floating restaurant, off the beaten tracks and appreciate local Thai food prepared and cooked by the lady owner of the restaurant. Set menu already pre-selected by the organizing team, together with the restaurant lady cook.

After lunch, go to 7-tier Erawan waterfalls located 60 kilometers North of Kanchanaburi (1 hour travel distance).  2 hours visit of the falls : walk up and bathe in each waterfall :  reach either level 5, or level 7, depending on your own physical condition.

Entrance fee to Erawan waterfalls is included in Getaway 3  package lumpsum fee.

16H30/17H00 : Drive back to to Kanchanaburi city  and stay at following 2 Accommodation optional places (Same  price for both 2 places , on a basis Bed & Breakfast)

Option 1 :  River Kwai Riverside Hotel

Option 2 :  River Kwai Bungalows & Foating Rafts Hotel

Day 2 

Option 1 : Morning = Elephant Activities | Afternoon = Farm & Hotspring

Option 2 : Morning = Elephant Activities | Afternoon = Temples

A) If Option 1 = FULL DAY KEP 3 Program  is chosen  (means Elephant activities in the morning + lunch at authentic Thai restaurant + Afternoon =  Farm visit + Forest & Jungle walk + Hotspring) : 

  • All day transport in A/C Private minibus, with driver.
    Pick up  at 08H00 from  Kanchanaburi city hotel

Return to the same place  in the afternoon around 16H30 / 17H00
Free of charge hire of a full mahout uniform to wear during all morning elephant activities,

  • Educational Agrotourism walking course among tropical plantations prior to elephant bareback riding
  • Elephant breakfast (Feed yourself your own elephant and make friend with him, prior to riding together)
  • One (1) hour elephant bareback riding along private tropical plantations as well as along the River Kwai,
  • 45 minutes bathing together with the elephants in the River Kwai
  • 45 minutes authentic bamboo rafting on the River Kwai
  • Full lunch (pre-selected menu) in an authentic Thai restaurant

After lunch / Afternoon Activities : Option 1 : KEP 3

  • Visit of an authentic Thai local farm with guided tour of her farm by the Thai farmer-lady owner of the farm
  • Walk through tropical plantations, jungle and shadowed forest together with explanations and comments by a fully licensed Agrotourism local Thai guide,
  • One (1) hour bathing and relaxing at an off the beaten tracks private hotspring in a green countryside surrounded by forests and  mountains,

B) In case Option 2 =  HALF DAY  KEP 1  is chosen ( means Elephant activities in the morning + Visit  Off the beaten tracks 2  Forest Temples in the afternoon), the morning Elephant activities  as proposed in KEP 3 program remain the same.

The afternoon program includes the visit of 2 forest temples, not far away from each other, with  Temple 1 = Thai Buddhism style, built in an impressive giant cave,

Temple 2 = Chinese Buddhism, with an impressive , unique in the world 18 meter hand-carved wooden 4 faced statue of Kwane Im Chinese Lady Goddess, together with 1000 arms.

Day 3 : Agrotour 5 : Rice, Orchid, Palm Sugar Farm, Agroshopping

Transport 2 :

This day  includes :

  • All day transport in A/C Private minibus with driver around Kanchanaburi + travel back to Bangkok city hotel, or Ayutthaya hotel.
  • Pick up from Kanchanaburi hotel, or from River Kwai Resotel Pier at 08H00 A.M.
  • Inspect rice fields on the way to King Naresuan Memorial Battle Field where the Thai army defeated the Burmese invasion troops
  • Visit a traditional handcraft weaving workshop with demonstration of manually operated traditional equipment manufacturing a Pakaoma cloth traditionally worn by farmers in rice fields,
  • Visit a traditional rice farm and also get a presentation and tasting of a new rice beverage and soup developed by local farmers,
  • Visit the second largest orchid nursery in Thailand and learn about planting and growing orchid flowers,
  • Lunch in a local Thai authentic village restaurant, off the beaten tracks totally unknown by foreign tourists (pre-selected menu by the organizing team included).

Afternoon program :

  • Visit a palm sugar farm and see how organic palm sugar is collected from palm trees and  made by a local family, using wood fire,
  • Visit Doye-Kham Agroshop which displays and sells all traditional agroproducts available in the Kanchanaburi region,
  • At the end of the afternoon, enjoy a breathtaking view over inmense agrofields by climbing (thanks to a cable car) on top of Wat Tam Süewa Hill which consists of 7 fantastic temples built next to each other on top on the same hill.
  • Travel back to Bangkok at the end of Day 3
  • Departure from Kanchanaburi city around 16H00 PM – Arrival at Bangkok hotel around 18H30/19H00 PM

Travel option at the end of Day 3 :

Instead of travelling back to Bangkok = Possibility to make a travel extension to Ayutthaya city = same travel distance, same travel time and same  travel cost (already included) as when travelling back to Bangkok.

Getaway  to Kanchanaburi ( 3 days – 2 nights ) Rates per person

All inclusive – Transport – Activities – 3 Lunch & 2 Dinner – 2 Nights at selected Hotel
From & Return to Bangkok Hotel or Private Home in Bangkok

Total number of persons2345678
Thai Baht / per person24 90021 20018 30017 40016 60016 00015 300
€uro / per person620530458435415400380


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