Itinerary Details

Upon your arrival at Bangkok International Airport, you will be welcomed by a Rahhalah representative who will accompany you to your hotel.

Enjoy the rest of the day relaxing and exploring the city at your own pace.

Accommodation: Mandarin Hotel Bangkok or similar.

After breakfast, you will head to Kanchanaburi (approx. a 2-hour drive), a popular resort town located at the point where the Kwai Noi and Kwai Yai Rivers meet and form the Mae Klong River. Picturesque and worthy of a visit in its own right, it is frequently used as a base for exploring the many cultural, natural, and historical attractions in the surrounding countryside.

You will start with history, by first visiting Kanchanaburi’s renowned War Cemetery (the main prisoner-of-war cemetery for the victims of Japanese imprisonment who worked on the construction of the Burma Railway) and the nearby JEATH War Museum (JEATH being an acronym of the countries involved in the railway construction, namely Japan, England, Australia/America, Thailand, and Holland).

Later, you will take a boat to the Bridge over Kwai River which was built by the Empire of Japan and its forced labor in 1943. It is one of the most important historical attractions in Kanchanaburi, and was part of the notorious Burmese Railway (also known as the “Death Railway”). The bridge gained further recognition around the world thanks to the famous, epic war movie “The Bridge on the River Kwai”.

While in the area, you will ride the old, vintage train that runs on this historical rail route up to Tham Krasae Station, visit the Krasae Cave (a small cave with a sacred Buddha image performing the gesture of subduing Mara), enjoy spectacular views of the railway cliff, and walk on the wooden supported rail: one of the most famous parts of the Death Railway.

Finally, in the afternoon, you will relax with a Bamboo Raft experience along the Kwai River.

Accommodation: Natee The Riverfront Hotel Kanchanaburi or similar.

After breakfast, you will head to the Erawan National Park, home to one of the most popular natural attractions in the country, the Erawan Falls: a 7-tiered waterfall, known for its clear water and the natural swimming pools forming around it. There, you will relax for a while, swimming or hiking to the top.

Afterwards, you will head to an ethical elephant sanctuary, where the staff will introduce you to the anatomy, history, and behavior of these magnificent mammals, and then, will help you interact with them, teaching you how to feed them and play with them. You will also walk with the elephants to a clean water pond where you will have the chance to see how they refresh themselves.

After a tea break, you will continue towards River Kwai Jungle Rafts (reachable via a long-tail boat) for a 100% pure nature and authentic floating accommodation experience. There, you will spend the night in floating rooms, tucked into a floating bamboo lodge moored along the historical River Kwai Noi surrounded by lush green mountains and jungle. Each room has an en-suite private bathroom, balcony and a hammock, and is decorated following the Mon culture.

Note: Due to the lodge’s ecology conservation concept, the entire float does NOT use electricity but utilizes traditional kerosene lamps at night. As such, you will also emerge into the serenity of nature, leaving the noise of civilization behind, while also supporting the Mon community in this area.

Accommodation: River Kwai Jungle Rafts or similar.

After breakfast, you will walk to the nearby Mon Village and their local temple, and spend some time relaxing in the area or even floating around the hotel on the river (wearing a life jacket).

You will then return to Bangkok (approx. a 2-hour drive) to catch your flight to Krabi: a resort town near the Andaman coast, surrounded by limestone karsts and mangrove forests.

Once in Krabi, you will be welcomed by a new Rahhalah representative who will drive you to your hotel.

Accommodation: Avasea Resort Krabi or similar.

After breakfast, you will be transferred to a pier in Thalane, from where your kayaking adventure begins (following a brief lesson). You may choose one-seat kayaks or two-seats (assisted by local staff, in case you do not feel comfortable being on your own), and you will explore the beautiful mangroves and limestone canyons in Thalane.

In the afternoon, you will board long-tail boats and head to Koh Hong: a winged-shaped island, and one of the most popular destinations in the region (a 45-min trip, one way). You will spend the rest of the day swimming, snorkeling, and exploring the island at your own pace.

Accommodation: Avasea Resort Krabi or similar.

After breakfast, you will head to the pier for a trip to Railay Bay: a beach accessible only by long-tail boat. The bay includes a small village, while its beach is embraced by the trademark limestone cliffs of the region.

While the beach is the obvious destination, the surrounding cliffs offer the opportunity for some amazing rock-climbing activities. If you are a beginner, this is your chance to try rock climbing in a safe setting under the guidance of professional staff, while if you are already experienced, you can hone your skills and enjoy magnificent views from the top.

Enjoy the rest of the day relaxing and swimming at leisure.

Accommodation: Avasea Resort Krabi or similar.

After an early breakfast, you will head again to the pier to take the 8:30am boat to the Phi Phi islands: a cluster of islands between the large island of Phuket and the Straits of Malacca coast of Thailand (an approx. 45-min ride. The Phi Phi Islands are famous for their stunningly beautiful sandy beaches, one of which was used as the setting for the movie “The Beach” starring Leonardo DiCaprio.

Once there, you will visit the most popular highlights such as the Monkey Beach (where you can take fun photos of the monkeys on the beach), the Pileh Cove (ideal for swimming and snorkeling in crystal clear waters and coral reefs) and the Viking Cave (famous for its edible bird's nest concession). You will also enjoy swimming and snorkeling at Rantee Bay, Bamboo Island or Khai Island. It should be noted, though, that the itinerary of the day will depend on the tide and the weather conditions.

Accommodation: Avasea Resort Krabi or similar.

After breakfast, you will be transferred to the Krabi airport for your flight back home via Bangkok International airport.