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Rain Forest Trekking West End Thailand Tour

Country: Thailand
City: Kanchanaburi
Duration: 3 Day(s) - 2 Night(s)
Tour Category: Classic Tours
Departure Date: Thu 01 Jan '99

Package Itinerary

Day 1: Walking a non-touristy stretch of the Death Railway, a beautiful drive up to a magnificent highland 
of Pilok – west end Thailand. 

Pick up by car from Kanchanaburi to Hellfire Pass Memorial. 

Upon arrival, visit the memorial’s museum featuring the history of the Great Pacific War and the Death Railway construction. Then 2.30 hours walking from the memorial along the original Death Railway to other dramatic places in relation to the railway construction. The uneven walking trail runs through the fertile forest with its charming limestone hills. Pick up by car, continue further north to Tong Papoom. Lunch on route. Stop at a local market. Shopping of fruits and snacks can be done. 45 minutes beautiful drive from here will then lead up to the highland of Pilok in the beautiful west end of Thailand. On route, enjoy a fascinating view at a scenic view point overlooking the mountainous area. Then set off an off-road journey (30 minutes) along the stony road into magnificent Pilok valley that provides a dramatic view of the former mining area. 

Warm welcome by afternoon tea and different kinds of cakes. Then check in and leisure (or enjoy a nice chat with the owner about her extraordinary experience and the legend of Pilok village in its glorious period). 

Thai dinner in the warm atmosphere and soothing sound of nature. Overnight stay (2 nights): a basic but nice family-run bamboo lodge with twin bedrooms, hot shower and western styled restrooms, overlooking a little creek. 

Day 2: Jungle trekking, hidden beautiful waterfall. 

After breakfast, start a walking trip passing the former mining area with magnificently open mountain landscape. 6 kms walking trail (approx. 3 hours walk, single leg) in the splendid valley along the mountain edge will lead to a fascinating limestone waterfall in the open mountain landscape. Enjoy swimming and relaxing by the fall. Then return on foot back to the accommodation. 

Note: Generally, the routes are stony snaking up and down the forested mountain and open landscape with terrific views. Walking sticks may be considered for some walkers. Those who want to have an easy day can enjoy a beautiful drive on the mountain ridge into the most stunning waterfall and all over the area. 

Enjoy afternoon tea and cakes at the bamboo lodge. Then leisure. Thai dinner and BBQ. 

Overnight stay : Accommodation: the same as Day 1. 

 Day 3: Scenic drive, West End Thailand, Hindad Hot Spa, train ride, WWII related attractions

Check out and set off a journey (30 minutes) out of the valley by 4x4 car. Visit the legendary former mining Pilok village, then the west end of Thailand. If the sky is clear, Andaman sea can be glimpsed from a far distance. Then continue by car down to Tong Papoom (1 hour drive). 

Thai lunch at a local restaurant in Tong Papoom area. 

Enjoy self-treatment at a natural Hindad Hot Spring. Catch a train from Nam Tok station. Experience one of the world’s great rail journeys along the historical Death Railway that provides a beautiful view of the river stretch with limestone mountains as its stunning backdrop. Get off at Ta Kilen, pick up by car, then continue to Kanchanaburi town. Upon arrival, visit the Bridge on the River Kwai & war cemetery. Then transfer to the accommodation in Kanchanaburi town. 

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