Elephants World, FloatHouse Hotel, Hellfire Pass, Train Ride and River Kwai Bridge
Dates: Thurs–Friday, June 20th–21st
Time depart: 6:30 am on June 20th
Time return: 6:00 pm approx, on June 21st
Spaces: 5 persons (AWC Members & their Guest)
Deposit of 1,300 baht due upon registration (to cover van rental and train ticket)
See below for total trip costs....
Deadline to register online and pay deposit is Thurs, June 13th.
2,500 Elephants World pay on arrival
4,300 baht (single) for FloatHouse Hotel booked online by YOU
2,150 baht (double/shared) for FloatHouse Hotel booked online by YOU
Total Trip Cost: 8,100 baht approx. (for single room)
5,950 baht approx. (for double/shared room)
NOT Included: Dinner, Lunch, Snacks
Join us for an adventure out of the city exploring historical sites and feeding elephants!
- Arrive at Elephants World to meet and feed the elephants
- Observe the elephants bathing
- Clean fruit/vegetables, prepare and cook sticky rice for our old elephants
- Lunch provided to Humans
- Gathering / planting food for the elephants (e.g banana trees, sugarcane, banana grass or prepare fruit baskets for the afternoon)
- Feed sticky rice balls to the old elephants
- Take the elephants to the river for a bath & scrub them clean
- Feed the elephants fruit and vegetables
River Kwai FloatHouse:
- YOU must book and pay for your own room on the FloatHouse website.
Please book ASAP. There is a limited number of rooms. Please check with others who are attending if you want to arrange sharing a room.
- Swim / Float in River Kwai or relax with a massage
Includes breakfast, river boat taxi both ways and river floating
Hellfire Pass Walking Trail and Museum: Known among locals as the Museum of Chong Khao Kad, it is a part of the Death Railway that was built by prisoners of war during the World War II. Hellfire Pass is the spot where the railway needed to be cut through the mountain. POWs and laborers were forced to use hand drills, picks and shovels to carve the rock so that a train could pass. The 500-meter-long pass was completed in 1943, with many lives sacrificed. The pass is no longer in use and has become a museum to exhibit related tools and photographs about the historical event and to remind people the importance of world peace. Donation suggested.
Death Railway Train and River Kwai Bridge: The 1 ½ hour journey along the notorious Thailand–Burma Death Railway from Nam Tok train station to River Kwai Bridge. It is one of Thailand’s most scenic and most popular train rides. Though the views are lovely, it’s the history that makes the ride so special, so it’s worth visiting Hellfire Pass Memorial Museum before making the trip, as this provides a context for the enormous loss of human life and the extraordinary feat of engineering behind the line’s construction. A good tip, to get the best views, is to make sure you sit (or stand) on the right-hand side of the train on the journey back to Kanchanaburi.
Please note: The van will leave from Nichada. If anyone has a car to drive up and meet in Nichada, please let me know. Or the van can meet you at Mo Chit BTS at 6:00 am. Make your choice when you register.
- Take snacks and water for van ride and day trip
- Can wear swimsuit and cover up leaving in morning for Elephants World OR change into swimsuit there
- Extra set of clothes to change into at Elephants World
- Bag for wet clothes / shoes
- Bug Spray
Organizer is Jennifer, Jennifer@sparksofcreativity.com.
For the two-day detailed itinerary, download this file.