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Burma Railway (Death Railway) Tours and Tickets

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Built by forced laborers under the control of the Japanese Army at the height of World War II, Thailand’s Burma Railway (Death Railway) is a 258 mile (415 kilometer) long railway line designed to connect Thailand and Myanmar. Although its existence serves as a grim landmark of recent history, the Burma Railway remains one of the country’s key historical attractions.

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Mueang Kanchanaburi District, Kanchanaburi, Thailand
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Bridge on the River Kwai and Thailand-Burma Railway Tour

Bridge on the River Kwai and Thailand-Burma Railway Tour

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Take a memorable ride on the Thailand-Burma Railway, also known as the Death Railway for the thousands of POWs and forced laborers who lost their lives building it during World War II. On this day trip from Bangkok, visit the Kanchanaburi War Cemetery and the JEATH War Museum, and hear moving war stories from your guide. Then ride a long-tailed speedboat down the Kwai River where you have a view of the famous bridge.
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  • 9 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$70.05
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$70.05

Private Tour: Thai–Burma Death Railway Bridge on the River Kwai from Bangkok

Private Tour: Thai–Burma Death Railway Bridge on the River Kwai from Bangkok

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Travel back in time on this private Thai Burma Death Railway Bridge on the River Kwai Tour from Bangkok. You’ll gain insight and deeper understanding of some of the nation’s top attractions as you follow your expert local guide on this memorable excursion. Pay a visit to the nation’s most famous bridge that spans the River Kwai and listen to stories about the notorious history of this Thai landmark. Lunch is included on this memorable tour.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$127.65
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$127.65
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Bridge on the River Kwai and Thailand-Burma Railway Tour

Bridge on the River Kwai and Thailand-Burma Railway Tour

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Immerse yourself in the history of World War II during this tour to the Bridge on the River Kwai from Bangkok. Listen to in-depth guided commentary that tells the history of the bridge itself, and learn more about the events surrounding the POWs by visiting a war museum and a POW cemetery. Additionally, you’ll ride along the tracks of the Death Railway, walk across the bridge itself, and take a long-tailed speedboat ride on the river.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$69.82
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$69.82
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Private Tour to Kanchanaburi Erawan Waterfall and Elephant Care

Private Tour to Kanchanaburi Erawan Waterfall and Elephant Care

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Travel to Kanchanaburi on a packed full day tour that will impress you from dawn till dusk. Visit the exquisite Erawan Waterfall and swim inside the emerald green ponds. Get a chance to walk on the notorious Death Railway and explore the cave of Buddha. A day at Kanchanaburi is not complete without visiting the rescued Elephants, observe and learn about the elephants. Prepare for a great day with your private professional guide, air-conditioned vehicle, and lunch included.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$188.56
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$188.56
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Private Tour: Death Railway, Hellfire Pass and Erawan Waterfall

Private Tour: Death Railway, Hellfire Pass and Erawan Waterfall

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A complete Kanchanaburi experience includes Erawan waterfall, Hell Fire Pass, Krasae Cave, Death Railway, and the Bridge over the River Kwai. This private day tour from Bangkok with a professional and friendly guide is the most efficient way to explore Kanchanaburi. Everything is included in the price: All entrance fees, and Thai lunch. Brings your passion and set out on this fantastic day tour!
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$172.02
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$172.02
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River Kwai and Kanchanaburi Province, one day tour

River Kwai and Kanchanaburi Province, one day tour

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See the highlights of Kanchanaburi Province in a single day with this comprehensive tour from Bangkok. No need to rent a car, as all transportation is included. Listen to your guide's insightful commentary while visiting highlights such as the Sai Yok Noi waterfall, the bridge on the River Kwai, a visit to the World War II museum, and a scenic train ride.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$54.49
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$54.49

2 Days Kanchanaburi’s Hintok River Camp

2 Days Kanchanaburi’s Hintok River Camp

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Experience Thailand’s moving history on a 2-day tour from Bangkok to Hin Tok River Camp at Hellfire Pass. Visit POW gravestones in an allied cemetery, then learn their tragic stories at the Thailand-Burma Railway Centre.  Stand on the famous bridge across the River Kwai, and mount the notorious Hellfire Pass, where you’ll sleep in a luxurious jungle camp and explore dirt tracks on a short trek or morning bike ride.  Board a longtail riverboat to a Mon tribal village and take an afternoon ride on the historic ‘Death Railway.’
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  • 2 days
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$243.98
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$243.98

From Bangkok : Kanchanaburi Tour, Railway & Floating markets

From Bangkok : Kanchanaburi Tour, Railway & Floating markets

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Enjoy personalized attention and a flexible itinerary on this private tour to Kanchanaburi, the MaeKlong Railway Market, and the Damnoensaduak floating market from Bangkok. With private vehicle pickup and drop-off at your Bangkok hotel, there's no need to fuss with public transportation or hail a taxi. Listen to your dedicated guide's narration about the two important Bangkok sites as you travel; you'll learn much more than you would simply exploring on your own.
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  • 11 to 12 hours
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$179.02
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$179.02
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Private Erawan Waterfall, River Kwai, Death Railway Tour from Bangkok

Private Erawan Waterfall, River Kwai, Death Railway Tour from Bangkok

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Explore the history and legends of Thailand’s Kanchanaburi province on a private day trip from Bangkok. Hike and swim among tropical waterfalls in Erawan National Park, float down the storied River Kwai on a bamboo raft, and take a ride on the ‘Death Railroad’ built by POWs during World War II. All the details are arranged, from entrance fees and a regional Thai lunch to private transport directly from you Bangkok hotel.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$230.77
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$230.77
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Private Erawan Waterfall & Kanchanaburi Highlights from Bangkok

Private Erawan Waterfall & Kanchanaburi Highlights from Bangkok

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See the highlights of Kanchanaburi with a private guide on this full day tour. Visit the Bridge Over the River Kwai, Erawan Waterfall, and Krasae Buddha Cave. You will also take a train ride and learn about the region’s tragic history of the The Burma Railway (also known as the Death Railway).
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  • 12 to 13 hours
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$193.03
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$193.03
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Bangkok: Bridge on the River Kwai and Thailand-Burma Railway Tour

Bangkok: Bridge on the River Kwai and Thailand-Burma Railway Tour

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Kanchanaburi's famous Bridge on the River Kwai is a poignant reminder of the thousands of POW's and forced labourers who lost their lives in the Second World War. This full day guided tour from Bangkok includes touching visits to a small war museum and a POW cemetery. The day will also consist of an exhilarating long-tailed speedboat ride, a walk across the Bridge and a ride along the tracks of the Death Railway on a local train.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$69.82
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$69.82

River Kwai One Day Tour from Bangkok (SHA Plus)

River Kwai One Day Tour from Bangkok (SHA Plus)

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The trip includes a visit to the infamous bridge on the River Kwai, built by Allied prisoners of war (POW) during World War II. It includes a visit to a war cemetery containing the graves of an estimated 9,000 Allied soldiers who died while building the bridge and constructing the notorious -Death Railway-. At the JEATH Museum, guests will see a replica of a Japanese POW camp, followed by a train journey along a stunning stretch of the -Death Railway-. A buffet lunch is served upon arrival at Wang Po station, close to the Burmese border. - JEATH Museum - Visit Japanese POW camp - Exciting train journey at Death Railway - Buffet lunch at Wang Po station - Round Trip Transfer
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  • 13 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$44.12
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$44.12
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Private Historic River Kwai Death Railway, War Cemetery and Hellfire Pass Tour

Private Historic River Kwai Death Railway, War Cemetery and Hellfire Pass Tour

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Immerse yourself with the history of Kanchanaburi and the landmarks connected to World War II. Widen your perspective and attempt to imagine the hardship and suffering the POWs endured during the period. You will visit the War Cemetery, Hellfire Pass, the Burma-Thai Death Railway and the famous Bridge over the River Kwai with your professional guide, comfortable air-conditioned transport and lunch included.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$152.17
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$152.17
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Erawan Waterfalls - Death Railway Tour: From Kanchanaburi

Erawan Waterfalls - Death Railway Tour: From Kanchanaburi

Explore the nature and swimming in the clear pools of Erawan Waterfalls. Visit Krasae Cave & take a train along the wooden viaduct and go to see the famous Bridge over the River Kwai.
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  • 9 hours
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$70.62
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$70.62
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3D2N RIVER KWAI Tour from Bangkok including Stay at Home Phutoey & FloatHouse

3D2N RIVER KWAI Tour from Bangkok including Stay at Home Phutoey & FloatHouse

130 kilometres west of Bangkok, not far from the Burmese (Myanmar) border, you will find the bridge over the River Kwai, made (in)famous by the 1957 Academy Award-winning film of the same name. Grim history aside, this area of Thailand is rich in culture and natural beauty. The border area with Burma/Myanmar is known for its mountainous charm and is unmatched elsewhere in the country. • Take a long–tailed boat on River Kwai to Home Phutoey • Luxurious night in a beautiful The FloatHouse River Kwai • Local Mon tribal village—with chance to trek through jungle • Historic train ride along original track of the “Death Railway” • Important & moving history of the Thailand-Burma railway
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  • 3 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$518.92
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$518.92

From Bangkok: Kanchanaburi Highlights 1-Day Small Group Tour

From Bangkok: Kanchanaburi Highlights 1-Day Small Group Tour

Learn about the construction of the Burma Railway, also known as the “Death Railway,” on this 10-hour historical tour to Kanchanaburi, approximately 80 miles (130 kilometers) west of Bangkok. Upon arrival, you will tour the well-kept War Cemetery, where the graves of an estimated 9,000 Allied soldiers are tended. They perished while constructing the notorious "Death Railway,” which the Japanese had hoped would stretch all the way to the Burmese border. Uncover the terrible history of the railway at the JEATH Museum, which takes its name from the first letters of the words Japan, England, America/Australia, Thailand and Holland. See the past recreated and relived with pictures and artefacts. You will also ride a train along the original Death Railway track, with a sumptuous lunch awaiting at the disembarkation station. Return to Bangkok in the late afternoon for your hotel drop-off.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$111.80
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$111.80

Discover Historical Death Railway or Burma Railway Tour in Kanchanaburi province

Discover Historical Death Railway or Burma Railway Tour in Kanchanaburi province

A perfect day trip to discover Karnchanaburi. visit several landmarks, observe a local culture and its community, sightsee the charming surrounding, and chill out Cross the Bridge over the River Kwai on a full-day tour to Kanchanaburi. Ride the Burma Railway, built by the Empire of Japan to support its forces in World War II. Visit the Tham Krasea Buddha Cave
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  • 9 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$168.13
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$168.13
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Private Tour : Kanchanaburi and the River Kwai

Private Tour : Kanchanaburi and the River Kwai

The historic town of Kanchanaburi is known for its notorious Death Railway, much of which was built by Allied POWs during WWII and many of whom lost their lives. On this tour, learn more about the railway as you visit the War Cemetery, the War Museum, and the Bridge over the River Kwai, then take a ride on part of the Death Railway and enjoy a boat cruise along the Kwai Noi River.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$163.92
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$163.92
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River Kwai Bridge, Grand Palace, Wat Pho - Day Trip

River Kwai Bridge, Grand Palace, Wat Pho - Day Trip

Don’t let limited time in Bangkok stop you seeing the Thai capital’s top attractions. Cover more sights in less time—and enjoy the freedom to customize your itinerary—on a private day trip that covers major landmarks. You can sit back, relax, and keep your eyes on the scenery rather than the road as you’re transported between Grand Palace, Temple of the Reclining Buddha (Wat Pho), and the Bridge on the River Kwai.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$171.24
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$171.24
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Kanchanaburi's WWII Historical Sites & Erawan Waterfall

Kanchanaburi's WWII Historical Sites & Erawan Waterfall

Explore Kanchanaburi on a private full-day tour from Bangkok that highlights the World War Two history of the province. Visit important WWII sites including the Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, JEATH War Museum, Kwai River bridge, and the Thai-Burma Death Railway, with a ride on the train included. Have lunch at a restaurant in the jungle and stop at the Erawan Waterfall before returning to Bangkok in the evening.
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  • 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$155.06
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$155.06
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Bangkok to Kanchanaburi Death Railway Historical Train Ride

Bangkok to Kanchanaburi Death Railway Historical Train Ride

Did you know that Thailand holds a piece of tragic World War II history that most people don't know? Come with us to Kanchanaburi for a day, and we'll uncover the stories of the Allied Prisoners of War (POW) who lost their lives building the infamous "Death Railway" This is how your day will pan out! 1.) You'll be picked up from hotel and our first stop is the JEATH War Museum. Here, you'll see wartime relics of the allied POWs 2.) You'll then ride the train along the Burma Railway to Tham Krasae Cave. 3.) Along the way, you'll also cross the bridge over the River Kwai. Here, you'll get to see the scenic landscape. 4.) Afterwards, you'll have some lunch, Thai style! 5.) Visit Thailand-Burma Railway Center, an interactive museum about the Burma Railway. 6.) Lastly, we'll take you to Kanchanaburi War Cemetery. This is the resting place of the 6,892 POWs lost their lives during the war. This trip will open your eyes to a significant piece of history that will never be forgotten!
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  • 9 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$90.29
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$90.29
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River Kwai One Day Tour from Bangkok (SHA Plus)

River Kwai One Day Tour from Bangkok (SHA Plus)

The trip includes a visit to the infamous bridge on the River Kwai, built by Allied prisoners of war (POW) during World War II. It includes a visit to a war cemetery containing the graves of an estimated 9,000 Allied soldiers who died while building the bridge and constructing the notorious -Death Railway-. At the JEATH Museum, guests will see a replica of a Japanese POW camp, followed by a train journey along a stunning stretch of the -Death Railway-. A buffet lunch is served upon arrival at Wang Po station, close to the Burmese border. - JEATH Museum - Visit Japanese POW camp - Exciting train journey at Death Railway - Buffet lunch at Wang Po station - Round Trip Transfer
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  • 13 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$51.88
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$51.88
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From Bangkok: Full day tour in Kanchanaburi Province

From Bangkok: Full day tour in Kanchanaburi Province

Visit the Kanchanaburi Province, home to the Burma Railway (aka "Death Railway") bridge built by Allied prisoners of War during WWII and immortalized in Bridge Over the River Kwai. You’ll get to ride the famous “Death Railway” over the River Kwai. Moreover, you’ll learn about the history of the railway's construction by Allied prisoners of war & visit the JEATH War Museum where you’ll see artefacts from the railway's terrible history.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$105.00
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$105.00

From Kanchanaburi: Hellfire Pass and Bamboo Rafting

From Kanchanaburi: Hellfire Pass and Bamboo Rafting

A spiritual journey for keen walkers into the hidden parts of the world’s railway. Visit the Hellfire Pass Memorial, then start an unforgettable walk (a fairly easy walk of 4 kms, or 2.30hours approx.) on an uneven railway track running along the edge of the limestone mountain and splendid bamboo dominant forests. Several dramatic places, still hidden from most routine tourists, will be discovered. Enjoy bamboo rafting and train ride along the most impressive stretch of the original Death Railway.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$171.24
Price varies by group size
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$171.24
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Burma Railway (Death Railway) can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Burma Railway (Death Railway) costs USD 44.12. Guided Burma Railway (Death Railway) tours start around USD 44.12 per person.
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