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River Kwai Jungle Rafts, River Kwai, Kanchanaburi

 
Original Floating Hotel since 1976
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Resort Location

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Bangkok 2.30 hrs drive
Mon Village 0.4 km
Lawa Cave 3 km
Hellfire Pass 11 km
Saiyok Noi Waterfall 12 km
Tiger Temple 26 km
Elephant World 42 km
Hindad Hotspring 55 km
Erawan Waterfall National Park 60 km
Kanchanaburi city 66 km
 
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River Kwai Jungle Rafts

Founded in 1976, River Kwai Jungle Rafts is the stunning floating houses on the world’s historic river, River Kwai, in Kanchanaburi province, Thailand. River Kwai Jungle Rafts uniquely provides unforgettable experiences whilst embraced by tropical nature with magnificent mountain, and legendary river flows underneath your bed. Experience the distinguish presence of Mon culture, and amuse the beauty of hundreds of candle lights at night. As its uniqueness, River Kwai Jungle Rafts is proudly awarded as “Unseen Paradise” recognized by the Tourism Authority of Thailand, which exceptionally ensures the unparalleled gateway and the “must visit” destination of River Kwai Jungle Rafts.

Accommodations

 

Facilities and Services

  • Tour & sightseeing arrangements
  • Transfer services
  • Medical assistance
  • 24-hour security
  • Floating-raft Restaurants
  • Floating-raft lounge and bar
  • Candle light dining overlooking the historic River Kwai
  • Floating-raft Mon traditional dance theater
  • Thai massage
  • Laundry service
 

Activities

  • Canoeing
  • Mon performance show
  • Hellfire Pass trekking
  • Hellfire Pass Memorial Museum
  • Elephant riding
  • Mon temple visit
  • Mon village visit
  • Bamboo rafting
  • Waterfalls visit
  • Caving
 

Transportation

By car from Bangkok
From the centre of Bangkok, head for Phra Pinklao Bridge. Cross the bridge and continue on Pinklao Road for 35 km. until you reach the junction with the A2. Turn right, following the signs for Ratchaburi. Pass through Nakhon Chaisri and the Nakhon Pathom bypass. About 5 km. further from the bypass, look for the flyover and the sign for Kanchanaburi. Take the flyover and continue on the A323 to Ban Pong. From Ban Pong, follow the signs to Kanchanaburi (another 50 km.). Once you pass Kanchanaburi town for about 6 km., there is a junction, turn left and following the signs to the Saiyoke Noi Waterfalls. The Resotel pier is located about 60 km. from the city centre and about 8 km. from the Saiyoke Noi Waterfalls. Then catch a long-tailed boat from Resotel pier to River Kwai Jungle Rafts.

By train
from Bangkok Go to Bangkok Noi Railway Station (in Thai: "Sa Tha Nee Rot Fai Bangkok Noi") and take the Nam Tok bound train to Kanchanaburi. To get to Bangkok Noi Railway Station by Chao Phraya River Ferries, ask for "Tha Rot Fai" (meaning "Railway Station Pier"). The fare is THB28 (3rd class - non-air conditioned). Trains depart Bangkok Noi Railway Station daily at 07:45 am, arriving in Nam Tok Railway Station at 12:50 pm, and 01:50 pm, arriving 18:40. Arrive at Nam Tok Railway Station and then hire a local mini bus to Resotel pier (about 10 km. away from the station - on left hand side of the 323 road). Then catch a long-tailed boat from Resotel pier to River Kwai Jungle Rafts.

By inter-region coach from Bangkok
Go to the Southern Air-Conditioned Bus Terminal on the Thonburi side of the Chao Phraya River (in Thai: "Sa Tha Nee Rot Tour Sai Tai") Take the blue and white air-conditioned public bus number 81 to Kanchanaburi, from Stop Number 4. The journey takes about 2 hours (129 km.). From Kanchanaburi Bus Station, take an air-conditioned V.I.P. bus or van number 8203 to "Sangkhlaburi" or number 9918 to "Three Pagoda Pass", they will pass the entrance of Resotel pier which is at 54th Kilometre post sign in Saiyoke district. After get off the bus, it is a walk for 1.5km. down to Resotel pier. Then catch a long-tailed boat from Resotel pier to River Kwai Jungle Rafts.

Reviews

“Wish we had stayed 2 nights”
My wife and I stayed overnight whilst on our 2 day tour of the Burma railway & Hell fire pass. Good basic food. No mosquitoes or bugs. Kerosine lights at night - no electricity. Visit of the local village worthwhile. Elephants came down to the river in the morning to be bathed! Comfortable bed with huge mozzie net. Basic bathroom - cold water only. Shower water just went between the foorboards into the river - loved it. Overall a must do experience. The 30 minute trip in the longboat fun too
Croccreek from Sydney, Australia

“Upscale jungle camping”
We spent one evening here and it was blissful! Each raft holds about 4 cabins, each of which has a bedroom and a very basic bathroom (each raft has its own septic tank so effluent is not going untreated into the river). The beds were very comfortable. There is no electricity, only coleman lamps, so make sure you organize yourself during the daylight. The river current is amazingly fast, so when you jump in at one end of the rafts, you fairly quickly drift to the far end; its quite fun! Each raft has lounge chairs and hammocks, perfect for absorbing the peace, watching the stars or reading a book. Dinner at the restaurant was very tastey, served family style with ample quantity. In the morning, the mahouts bring the elephants down to the river for a splash and a visit -- I loved that part, too.
Nancy_Eric from Ottawa, Canada

“Enchantment on the Water”
Imagine the delight after a speedy Longboat trip up the River Kwai to step aboard an array of bamboo rafts, with a restaurant (and great Thai meals) shady thatched verandahs and comfortable bures complete with ensuites and mosquito nets. This is a venue for the nature lover who doesn't mind cool showers and dining by lamplight, and flushing the loo with a bucket. We were looked after exceptionally well by the staff. The highlight of our visit to Thailand in 2011.
Marie W from Melbourne, Australia

“Amazing place”
We stayed in River Kwai Jungle Rafts and enjoyed it greatly. Friendly staff, relaxing atmosphere, good dinner, elephants bathing in the morning, very good sleep, refreshing river,... no single remark to make. One suggestion : try not to have the first two or the last to rooms as this is the place where the guests jump in the river and get out of it. ( Juming in the river and floating is great fun )
tomBelgium from belgium

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