3 Day Excursions: Ex River Kwai
Tour Code: 2NRKWWS        Wild Elephant and River Kwai Safari                                                          (3 Days/2 Nights)

Jungle trek in the conservation area adjoining Erawan National Park, off-road journey by 4x4WD vehicle, nature observations in the
elephant habitat, jungle stay

    Day 1  Kanchanaburi Town – Wildlife Sanctuary River Kwai –Erawan National Park
    Pick up at 8am in Kanchanaburi town for the wildlife sanctuary of River Kwai valley (40 min. drive from town).
    Enjoy the picturesque scenery en-route along the River Kwai. Upon arrival, begin with a jungle trek into the
    forest. The circle trekking route runs up and down the mixed forest dominated by bamboos. There is an
    approximate 1.5 km of nature trail, footprints or other common signs such as dung piles will be observed as
    this area has usually been frequented in cool and dry season (Dec-Jan, and Mar-April) by the wild elephants
    living in the sanctuary. A viewpoint en-route provides an impressive view of the stream  running through the
    mountain valley, one of the homes of wild elephants in this area. Enjoy picnic lunch amidst the forest
    serenity following a trek down to the dirt track through the bamboo-dominant forest. Pick up at around 1pm by
    a 4x4WD vehicle and set off for an off-beaten track journey into the jungle campsite also considered as a
    feeding area for wild elephants. In dry season, it is likely to have a direct sighting of elephants feeding on
    vegetations or playing in the stream. The biggest herd of elephants ever seen along this stream comprises up
    to 40 individuals. By 2.30pm, reach the forest protection unit surrounded by the “hunting-field-cum-the
    conservation area.” The minimum number habitat of wild elephant live in this wildlife sanctuary is estimated
    to be 80, while there are about 10 elephants that live in the adjoining Erawan national park. Break for
    Coffee/tea at 3pm and continue on with a walk into the mixed deciduous forest. Learn about elephant related
    issues through the existence of their feeding habitats including mineral licks, natural ponds, swampy area,
    glass land, and their natural playground. Observations of the footprints of large mammals such as elephants,
    gaur, deer, banteng, and tigers or leopard are conducted. Return to the campsite at 5pm and take a couple of
    hours at leisure, Thai dinner in the natural serenity is served at 7pm.

    Day 2           Jungle trek, Off-beaten track journey, Erawan National Park
    Begin the morning with a jungle trek to the hilltop via the bamboo forest full of elephant signs. Arrive on the
    hilltop at 7.30am; enjoy the stunningly panoramic view of the elephant habitat over a vast area of the River
    Kwai valley, breakfast will be served at 8.30am following a walk back to the campsite and prepare to check
    out at 10am. Depart the campsite by 4x4WD vehicle onwards to Erawan National Park. Picnic lunch will be
    served at the national park at noon following a hike on the nature trail running in parallel with the
    stunningly impressive waterfall. The total route to the top level of the waterfall is about 1.5 km; it takes
    about 3 hours to complete the route from the 1st to 7th levels. The upper stretch of the trail is quite steep at
    some points but it is really rewarding to climb up to the top where stunning cliffs that are more than 100 m
    high, awaits. At 4pm, depart the park to continue on a journey further north to Srinakarin Lake. Estimated
    arrival time is 5pm and you will check in at the resort on the lake where dinner will be served.

    Day 3: Boat trip on the lake, elephant riding, bamboo rafting and train ride along the historical railway
    Following breakfast enjoy a 2 hours boat trip over the lake with its breathtaking view. Lunch will be served
    and check out departure for the elephant camp on the bank of Kwai Noi River. Upon arrival, you will be
    treated to a 30 minutes elephant ride in the woodland along the mighty River Kwai, then bamboo rafting
    down the river. At 3.15pm, depart for the world’s famous railways along the historical Death. The train will
    take you to Ta Kilen station where you will be met by our local driver and transfers back to Kanchanaburi
    town. Estimated arrival time is 5.15pm
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