Glamping at River Kwai, Jungle Rafting and Koh Kood

By | September 13, 2021

Experience Bangkok’s big city noise and then on for glamping and raft accommodation in Kwai. Ride a mountain bike and listen to the guides who tell the story of River Kwai. Finish on the beautiful tropical island of Koh Kood.

After a couple of days in the metropolis of Bangkok, the journey continues north to River Kwai and Kanchanaburi. You will stay at a wonderfully luxurious campsite where you can swim in the natural pools, go on a cycling excursion and enjoy the jungle. The journey continues with a couple of nights overnight on primitive jungle rafts where kerosene lamps create a cozy atmosphere before ending on the beautiful Robinson Island Koh Kood.

Day 1: Departure from Scandinavia

The journey begins with departure from Scandinavia to Bangkok.

Day 2: Arrival in Bangkok

You our a warm welcome to Bangkok after a long journey. A driver will meet you at the airport and drive you to your accommodation. Once you have checked in at your accommodation, you have the rest of the day to look around. Bangkok is the very heart of Thailand. Here you will find a genuine Asian atmosphere, cheap shopping, nice restaurants and a hectic nightlife. We highly recommend an exciting evening walk in China Town where you can explore both the area and the rich and surprising cuisine. Explore the area on your own or take part in our “Flavors of nighttime Chinatown” excursion.

Day 3: Bangkok on your own

You have all day to explore Bangkok on your own. Go on a journey of discovery in the city where lots of exciting experiences await. Do not miss the Grand Palace, Wat Po, China Town, Lumpini Park, Chatuchak weekend market or a boat trip on the canals. We have lots of suggestions for exciting experiences if you need inspiration. We recommend a bike ride behind the city’s facade or an exciting half-day trip on the narrow canals that meander behind the city’s facade. Here you go with a longtail boat and get to experience the local everyday life.

Day 4: River Kwai, Hellfire Pass and Hintok River Camp

The trip starts already at 06:00 from a meeting place in Bangkok. You will receive more information when you book the trip. The first stop is the bridge over the Kwai River which became famous through the film of the same name. You get an insight into the history of the area at, among other places, the visitor center by the railway and at the Allied cemetery. Just in time for dinner, you will arrive at Hintok River Camp where you will spend the next two nights. The camp is located next to the Kwai Noi River in a quiet and beautiful environment. Once you have checked in, it’s time for lunch, and in the afternoon a trip to Hellfire Pass is included where there are great opportunities for hiking. In the afternoon you can borrow a mountain bike to visit nearby villages or instead stay and take a dip in the natural pools. Dinner is served at 19:00 in the camp’s restaurant. ( F ,L , M )

Day 5: Hintok River Camp

Get up early and join a bike ride at 06:00 over a suspension bridge to a local temple. At sunrise you have the opportunity to experience one of the oldest Buddhist traditions, where the monks are offered food by the locals. According to Buddhism, it is a privilege to cook and offer the monks food – it is called “husband merit” and is something every orthodox Buddhist is expected to do. Back in the camp, breakfast is served at 07:00 before you can spend the whole day on your own. Use the time to relax, swim in the river or cycle a round. Dinner is served at 19:00 in the camp. ( F , L , M )

Day 6: Jungle raft on River Kwai

Breakfast is served at 07:00 before it is time to move on to the next accommodation. Do not forget to charge your phone and camera as there is no electricity on the jungle raft. You board a longtail boat at 08:00 and then sail on to the jungle raft on the River Kwai. Once you have checked in on your jungle raft, you can walk to the village of Mon which is a short distance away – The inhabitants of Mon are a minority who are a mix of Thais and Burmese. Lunch is served at 12:00 and the rest of the day you spend on your own. You can swim in the river, enjoy a wonderful massage (at cost price), row on the river or book another excursion at the resort. Dinner is served at 19:00 in the glow of the kerosene lamps. ( F , L , M )

Day 7: Visit Sai Yok Waterfall and Lawa Cave

After breakfast, the longtail boat departs for Sai Yok Yai Waterfall. The waterfall is about 10 meters high and you can either enjoy it from the Sai Yok Bridge or up close on one of the local boats (at cost price). You are back on the jungle raft at dinner where you get a wonderful lunch. In the afternoon, an excursion to the Lawa Cave is offered, one of the most impressive in the national park with its large stalactites and stalagmites. Dinner is served on the raft at 19:00. ( F , L , M )

Day 8: Back to Bangkok via “Death Railway”

Your last day in the national park starts with breakfast at 07:00 and then you have time for one last dip in the river before it is time to check out at 11:00. Now the journey back to Bangkok begins and lunch is taken at a local restaurant on the way. After lunch, you will experience a beautiful train journey on the “Railway of Death” which was built during the Second World War. You arrive in Bangkok in the evening and there you can take a tuk tuk back to your accommodation. Accommodation at guesthouse ( F , L )

Day 9: Bangkok – Koh Kood

Early in the morning, the minibus departs from Bangkok to Trat. In the middle of the day you arrive at Laem Sok Harbor where the ferry to Koh Kood awaits. In the afternoon you will arrive at Koh Kood Beach Resort where you can relax and enjoy life in beautiful tropical environments – the resort has a cozy and homely atmosphere. Here you spend the next four nights. (F)

Day 10-12: Koh Kood

The whole next day consists of pure relaxation on Koh Kood. Koh Kood Beach Resort has a private beach right on the small palm-fringed bay of Klong Mat, named after the nearby fishing village. The resort’s facilities also include a lovely swimming pool, free kayak lending, snorkelling equipment and free internet in the restaurant. It serves a wide selection of good and cheap Thai dishes as well as seafood and a small selection of European food. Take the opportunity to enjoy the spectacular sunset over the sea as you dine in the restaurant. The resort has its own dive shop that arranges courses and diving excursions. Weather permitting, there are daily trips to a fishing village and a waterfall as well as picnics on the nearby beaches. All excursions can be booked and paid for at the reception. There are also plenty of opportunities for excursions on your own. If you need a break from the beach, you can, for example, cycle or hike to the island’s hilly and leafy heart. The road network is not fully developed yet, but it is an exciting experience to rent a scooter and drive around between some of the cozy little fishing villages on the island. There you can buy freshly harvested pineapple and watermelon, among other things. (F)

Day 13: Departure from Koh Kood

The journey home begins with a boat from Koh Kood and a transfer to the airport in Bangkok. You can also choose to fly from Trat for an additional fee. ( F )

Day 14: Arrival in Scandinavia

Overnight stays

Three nights in Bangkok at guesthouse
Two nights in luxury tent
Two nights on primitive raft (without electricity)
Four nights in bungalow on Koh Kood

Glamping at River Kwai, Jungle Rafting and Koh Kood