Luxury Bridge Over the River Kwai vacations

Bridge Over the River Kwai

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Embark on a luxurious journey through the heart of Thailand, where luxury meets cultural immersion and natural splendor. Immerse yourself in the bright lights of Bangkok, the hustle and bustle of Khao San Road, and the LGBTQ+ scene in Silom Soi on this fantastic River Kwai adventure.

Explore the bustling streets and hidden treasures of Bangkok, from the majestic temples of the Royal Grand Palace to the eclectic markets, bursting with local flavours. Delight your palate with rooftop dining at the prestigious Banyan Tree Bangkok, offering unparalleled views of the cityscape as you savour exquisite cuisine.

But the journey doesn’t end there. Experience the exclusivity of a River Kwai cruise, and go on an adventure amidst the tranquil beauty of nature. Sail along the historic river, immersing yourself in the rich history of Kanchanaburi while indulging in gourmet meals and leisurely activities aboard the elegant RV River Kwai. You’ll visit some unforgettable spots along the way, such as Pha Tad Waterfall, Elephant Haven, Tiger Cave Temple, and Hin Dad Hot Spring.

As the cruise draws to a close, venture south to the serene shores of Hua Hin, a coastal haven renowned for its pristine beaches and laid-back atmosphere. Finally, it’s time to fully relax.

Hua Hin boasts a beautiful quaint beachfront with some great restaurants and nightlife in the area. Enjoy days at the beach, shopping, and visiting the local national parks, including a visit to one of the highest waterfalls in Thailand.

In detail

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Day 1 and 2: Bangkok

Arriving into Bangkok, you will check into the 5* Banyan Tree hotel. You will have the rest of the day at leisure. We recommend a visit to Vertigo, an al fresco dining experience sixty-one floors above the city.

Start your day with a full breakfast in the Romsai restaurant. Your tour guide will meet you at the hotel lobby to start off the Royal Grand Palace and Temple tour. The afternoon will be at your leisure – perhaps visit CentralWorld shopping centre or indulge in a massage at the Banyan Tree Spa.

Day 1 and 2: Bangkok

Day 3: Bangkok

Today is your last day to explore the sights of Bangkok. Make a trip to one of Bangkok’s many markets, or why not visit Cabbages & Condoms in Sukhumvit? It’s not only a world-class restaurant, but they also thrive in promoting the health and safety aspects of condom use. All proceeds from the restaurant are used to fund the social development programs of PDA!

Day 3: Bangkok

Day 4: Bangkok to Kanchanaburi

Your journey starts from Bangkok to Nakorn Pathom. You will visit Tiger Cave Temple and the JEATH War Museum. Your journey then ends at Kanchanaburi where you will board RV River Kwai, lunch and dinner will be served on board with the evening at leisure. Your suite aboard the RV River Kwai is fully air-conditioned ensuring you have a great night sleep.

Day 4: Bangkok to Kanchanaburi

Day 5: River Kwai Cruise

Breakfast will be served on board while cruising up to Muang Singh. You will visit the historical national park with the day continuing with a scenic train journey to Saphan Tham Krasae, along the long wooden viaduct. We will stop and visit the elephants at Sai Yok Elephant Village followed by the evening at leisure on board.

Day 5: River Kwai Cruise

Day 6: River Kwai Cruise

Today will start an uphill treck to Kaeng Lava Cave. The afternoon will consist of a visit to Hell Fire Pass, enjoying the spectacular views of Sai Yok Yai Waterfalls. Your final night will consist of a farewell dinner on board.

Day 6: River Kwai Cruise

Day 7: Return to Bangkok

Your final day on the River Kwai will start with offering food to monks at a nearby temple along with breakfast onboard. You will disembark late morning and visit the Thailand-Burma Railway Centre. Lunch will be served at the River Kwai Restaurant, before returning to Bangkok for the night.

Day 7: Return to Bangkok

Day 8: Hua Hin

Today will start your journey south to Hua Hin, a sunny seaside resort on the Gulf of Thailand. We recommend a visit to the night market featuring freshly cooked food and traditional Thai handcrafted products. Many of the fishing boats will be visible in the evening, with their fluorescent green lights catching squid for the local markets and hoteliers.

Day 8: Hua Hin

Day 9 to 13:

Enjoy a beachside breakfast each morning. The rest of your stay is to explore or relax.

Why not visit the Pala-U-Waterfall one of the highest waterfalls in Thailand. The surroundings are great for wildlife and bird watching.

We also recommend an optional day trip to Sam Roi Yod National Park. On the way, you will stop off at an exotic fruit plantation to learn about the fruits that are sourced in the local areas. After visiting the unspoilt fishing village of Laem Sa La, lunch will be served. Why not then spend the evening at the White Locus restaurant for a traditional Thai meal?

On another evening, how about fine dining at the Talay Thai restaurant this evening? Your evening will consist of listening to the musical stylings of a live band performance for evening enlightenment.

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