RV River Kwai Upstream Cruise

Boat on the River Kwai

Independent Tours

This fascinating tour takes you from the bright lights of Bangkok and into the forest-filled landscapes of Kanchanaburi. From here you’ll board a two-tier colonial-style cruise ship as you venture upstream along the River Kwai. It’s an opportunity to escape into a world of Khmer culture and Buddhist temples close to the border with Burma (now known as Myanmar). You’ll also have the chance to ride on the railway and learn more about the conditions faced by POWs during WWII. It’s a sobering experience and one that adds to the adventure of travelling in Thailand and witnessing the world-famous landmarks that brought this part of Southeast Asia to the attention of a global audience. More about the RV River Kwai The RV River Kwai is a colonial style inland cruise ship. It has a maximum capacity for 20 passengers staying within 10 teakwood-panelled twin ensuite cabins. All cabins are on the lower deck and there’s an open-sided railed walkway to maximise riverside views. The upper deck has a sunbathing area and a collapsible awning for when the ship passes under low bridges. The top deck is also where you’ll find the restaurant, bar and lounge area.

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10 meals

  • 3 breakfasts
  • 4 lunches
  • 3 dinners


3 nights cruise on RV River Kwai

Excursions and visits

  • All-inclusive accommodation onboard the RV River Kwai
  • Buddhist and Khmer-era temple tours and historic parks
  • Travel by train through the Kanchanaburi countryside
  • WWII history, interactive museums and Allied cemeteries
  • The Burma Railway and the Bridge over the River Kwai
  • English-speaking guide and small group transfers

Not included

  • International flights
  • Visas (if required)
  • Optional excursions


Pick up and drop off transfers included from/to all major downtown hotels in Bangkok.


  • 3 nights

  • Asia . Thailand . Bangkok

  • International flights not included

From £975 per person

Mon - Fri: 9am - 8pm

Saturday: 9am - 6pm

Sunday: 10am - 4pm


Duration: 4 days

SHRKC Bangkok-Kanchanaburi


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