River Kwai & Ancient Thai Kingdoms

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  • COVID-19protected
  • CO2 neutral
  • Getaways and short breaks
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  • Booking Type Instant Booking
  • duration 3 days
  • tour type Group
  • age requirement 5+ years old
  • max group size 12
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  • Starts Bangkok, Thailand
  • Ends Bangkok, Thailand
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HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Explore the ancient and modern history of Thailand with a threeday trip from Bangkok, taking in Kanchanaburi and Ayutthaya.
  • Uncover a golden age of Siam with the royal residences and atmospheric temples of ancient Ayutthaya.
  • Swim in idyllic rock pools fed by waterfalls in the seventiered Erawan National Park.
  • Take a ride on the Death Railway and learn all about this tragic part of history at the Hellfire Pass Memorial Museum.
The trip "River Kwai & Ancient Thai Kingdoms" starts and ends in Bangkok. It is a getaways and short breaks tour that takes 3 days taking you through Bangkok, Kanchanaburi and Ayutthaya in Thailand. "River Kwai & Ancient Thai Kingdoms" is a guided small group trip that includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

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.
CUSTOMER REVIEWS ABOUT INTREPID TRAVEL
4.5 - Excellent
Based on 108 reviews
  • Annalisa
  • From Italy
  • On May 09 2019
4 - Very Good
Annalisa's review for another Intrepid Travel tour
“Our intrepid guide Yummet was exceptional at introducing us in the culture and beauty of Cuba. She was also funny and made us comfortable at any time during the trip, very attentive to please the interests of each member of our group.”
  • Janice
  • From USA
  • On Jun 27 2019
4 - Very Good
Janice's review for another Intrepid Travel tour
“Our trip was very good for the money. The accommodations were adequate, our guide handled a lot of the details and we had time to explore on our own. Best for people traveling solo or as a couple.”
  • Anahita
  • From USA
  • On Dec 06 2018
5 - Excellent
Anahita's review for another Intrepid Travel tour
“It was such a beautiful experience. Very cold but so amazing!! The trek was a bit challenging at times especially with the extreme weather conditions but what can you expect it is patagonia. Camping out in tents was a fun experience. Overall a very good trip!”
ITINERARY Expand All
  • Day 1: Bangkok/Ayutthaya/Kanchanaburi
  • Day 2: Kanchanaburi
  • Day 3: Kanchanaburi/Bangkok
WHAT'S INCLUDED
Accommodation
  • Hotel (2 nights)
Meals
  • 2 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch
Transport
  • Private minibus , Songthaew
Guide
  • An expert tour leader
Included Activities
  • Ayutthaya - Ayutthaya Historical Park
  • Bang Pa Inn Palace - Summer Palace
  • Kanchanaburi - Erawan National Park
  • Kanchanaburi - Hellfire Pass Memorial Museum
  • Kanchanaburi - Historical Train Journey
  • Kanchanaburi - Saamlaw Tour (WWII museum, Allied War Cemetery, Bridge over River Kwai)
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Any international flights to/from Bangkok are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
  • Travel insurance is not included in this River Kwai & Ancient Thai Kingdoms tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
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CANCELLATION

No additional cancellation fees apply for this River Kwai & Ancient Thai Kingdoms tour. You can cancel the tour up to 28 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 27 days of departure.

Payment

For any tour departures within 23 October 2021, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 23 October 2021, a deposit of 400 USD is required to confirm the tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 27 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

River Kwai & Ancient Thai Kingdoms tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.

Visa

For this River Kwai & Ancient Thai Kingdoms tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

Is this trip right for you:
  • This trip will run with a minimum of one person, so you may be joined by other travellers booked on the same date as you, or you may be on your own.
  • This trip starts early on Day 1 and finishes in the afternoon on Day 3. Therefore we recommend you book pre- and post-accommodation in Bangkok in conjunction with this trip. Our sales team can assist with these extra nights.
COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • This tour has received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s Safe Travels stamp, which provides travellers with assurance that COVID-19 health and hygiene global standardised protocols have been adopted.
  • Departures will be limited to an average group size of 10 travellers to ensure COVID-19 safety for all travellers.
  • Hygiene and safety guidelines will be followed to ensure your well being is looked after during travels.
  • All travellers 18 years and older will be required to be fully vaccinated. Children aged 17 years and under must present either a negative COVID-19 test, proof of recovery or proof of full vaccination. Any customer who is unable to be vaccinated for medical reasons can apply for an exemption. Customers must provide a medical certificate from a medical professional. These new safety measures apply on all trips, except for tours in Australia, New Zealand and the Cook Islands.
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