2 Days Glamping at River Kwai’s Hintok River Camp

2 Days Glamping at River Kwai’s
Hintok River Camp

Kanchanaburi’s favourite sights complemented with a tented overnight along the Kwae Noi

WHY THIS TOUR?

Labelled as one of Thailand’s provinces for history and adventure, Kanchanaburi is drenched in travel possibilities, all within an easy ride from Bangkok. The knowledge that huge parts of World War II history remain visible up until today here has drawn an increasing amount of visitors to stay the night over, just to grasp the intensity and comprehension of what lies in store.

One of the first glamping sites along the Kwae Noi River forms your base in gaining a deeper insight in the atrocities of war, seamlessly blending in with what can be described an overdose of nature, rivers and mountains. It is Hintok River Camp where you want to be when adding an adventurous flair in your overnight stay during this 2 days’ well-balanced undertaking, guided by local experts.

TRAIL ITINERARY

Day 1 | 2 Days Glamping at River Kwai’s Hintok River Camp

Day 1

Bangkok – Kanchanaburi                                                                                            [L, D]

An early departure from Bangkok (between 6 am and 6:30 am) marks the start of your 2 day venture in Kanchanaburi. The 130-kilometer drive, accompanied by a guide and driver in western direction sees you arriving at Kanchanaburi at around 9 am.

We start the morning with visiting the interactive Thailand – Burma Railway Centre, an air-conditioned display of the size, the working conditions, and those perished during the construction of this railway project during the 2nd World War. The nearby War Cemetery of allied prisoners adds a sense of reality to this morning. Kanchanaburi’s most famous War Cemetery on Saeng Chuto Road, contains the remains of close to 7000 prisoners of war who perished during the construction of the “Death Railway is close-by the bridge and resembles a small part of the many, died during this period of Japanese occupation. We continue making our way further towards the Hintok River Camp where we check in and enjoy lunch.

Lunch is included at the Hintok River Camp.

Nearby the camp, the Hellfire Pass is one of the most significant reminders of what the POW’s had to endure to get the project completed. A part of the Death Railway, constructed during the Second World War and now abandoned, the Hellfire Pass and Memorial site is located in the thick forest near km. 66 of Saiyoke – Thong Pha Phum Road. A long passage made through the stone mountain by the Allied prisoners of war indicated the extreme difficulty in constructing the Death Railway. The enclosed impressive museum will fill in the parts and/or give a much more extensive explanation, which is not shown inside the JEATH Museum.

The afternoon ends with a ride back to your overnight address where we head out on mountains bikes to explore the region further and find yourself waving at playing children at one of the nearby villages.

Dinner and overnight at the Hintok River Camp.

Day 2 | 2 Days Glamping at River Kwai’s Hintok River Camp

Day 2

Kanchanaburi – Bangkok                                                                                             [B, L]

Those willing to pay respect to the few monks that live around here, we can make a renewed biking trip for guests to give alms to these devote followers of the Lord Buddha’s teachings. We will return before breakfast is served and pack your bags for check-out. Breakfast is served at the resort’s only restaurant with views over the Kwae Noi River.

From the tented camp, a long tail boat brings you to visit a local Mon settlement, located behind the famous Jungle Rafts. Our final part of the morning and afternoon includes heading down to one of the railway stations to take a ride over the original DEATH Railway back towards Kanchanaburi. The Death Railway itself stretched originally from Thanbyuzayat in Myanmar to Nong Pladuk in Thailand’s Ratchaburi province. More than 16,000 prisoners died during the construction of the railway, commemorated at various sites across Kanchanaburi. Train rides over the Death Railway offer both scenic and surreal experiences of what once was a region of war camps, controlled by the Japanese. Lunch is included before the start of this rail journey.

We’d expect to disembark the train after an approximate 1 hour and 20 minutes’ train ride where our driver awaits and brings you back in all comfort to Bangkok. Depending on traffic, we’d expect to arrive in the Thai capital at around 6 pm.

THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW

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INCLUSIONS

  • Tours and transfers with licenced English-speaking guiding services / assistance. Other languages are on request and are subject to availability
  • Accommodation in sharing twin / double in a safari-styled tent with air-conditioning
  • Transportation for tour and transfers by air-conditioned vehicle, unless otherwise stated
  • All entrance fees for visits as mentioned in the program
  • All applicable taxes and service charges
  • All meals as indicated in the program (food only)

EXCLUSIONS

  • Personal expenses such as other meals, drinks, tips and gratuities, shopping, portage fees and optional tours/ visits, unless otherwise stated
  • Hotel accommodation in the destination of commencement
  • Any domestic / international airline tickets, airport taxes, visa fees, specific camera / video fees, additional transportation cost from and to the general pick-up / drop-off regions (such as airports, out-of-town resorts, ports, harbours and accommodation in surrounding towns)
  • Any accommodation expenses of a personal nature. This includes (compulsory festive) meals and drinks, mini-bar consumption, laundry, room service, any telephone or other communication cost not mentioned in the program
  • International travel and medical insurance coverage for customers.

GOOD TO KNOW

  • In line with the program, customers are strongly advised to spend the night prior to the start of this package in Bangkok
  • We will do all possible to comply with any dietary requirements during this tour; it may not always be possible to confirm your wishes in advance based on the choice of local restaurant
  • We reserve the right to make necessary changes to the tour in case of unfavourable weather conditions or situations where we are forced to make alterations to guarantee the safety of our guests
  • Guests traveling over and during local holidays may experience longer waiting times than normal, may see certain sites being closed down, and this program may be subject to supplementary charges
  • Natural elements of any kind have a destructive effect on electronic equipment. It the customer’s own responsibility to ensure that any camera, mobile telephone or other device is properly wrapped and protected against these elements. We cannot be held responsible in any way for negligence and/or not following suggestions for any damage related to this
  • We reserve the right to make necessary changes to the tour in case of unfavourable weather conditions or situations where we are forced to make alterations to guarantee the safety of our guests
  • Tours and excursions often include obstacles of various kinds that may not make this excursion suitable for wheelchair users or guests with limited mobility
  • The protection of the country’s flora, fauna and its historical and cultural treasures is of immense importance for us. We will not pursue any activities that are not in line with our animal, wildlife and environment protection principles
  • Please ensure that you bring sunglasses, a hat /cap and sunblock with a high SPF factor when traveling with us. Even when it is cloudy, the sun still has an immense power
  • All mentioned times, durations and stops are based on approximations and may change due to unforeseen circumstances, weather and traffic conditions beyond our control

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