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Organised tours

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Not surprising given the spread-out nature of Kanchanaburi’s many outlying attractions, scores of travellers look to local tour companies or private drivers to arrange their adventures. Abundant options make it wise to look around before you throw down for the cheapest tour you can find.

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Day tours Several companies offer group tours ranging from 650 to 1,500 baht per person, including lunch, guide, transport by songthaew or van and perhaps national park fees. The most popular day tours include either Hellfire Pass or Erawan Waterfall and a token stop at Sai Yok Noi Waterfall along with one or two of the following: a ride on the Death Railway, bamboo rafting or kayaking; Hin Tad Hot Springs; or a swim with elephants. Many companies also sell morning trips to touristy Damnoen Saduak floating market.

Savouring the scene at Prasat Mueang Singh. Photo taken in or around Organised tours, Kanchanaburi, Thailand by David Luekens.

Savouring the scene at Prasat Mueang Singh. Photo: David Luekens

Most companies advertise five to 10 options and there’s often little to differentiate one company from the next—at least on paper. Creativity is lacking among long-standing companies like KTC, Toi’s and BT, all of which have offices on southern Mae Nam Khwae Road. For something different, Mellow Adventures features Prasat Mueang Singh on many of its day trips, while Good Times Travel runs private day tours to a Mon village and ... Travelfish members only (Around 800 more words) ... please log in to read the rest of this story.

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