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Scenic Routes & Natural Heritage Tour Of Kanchanaburi 3d/2n

Scenic Routes & Natural Heritage Tour Of Kanchanaburi  3d/2n Packages
Country: Thailand
City: Kanchanaburi
Duration: 3 Day(s) - 2 Night(s)
Tour Category: Nature Tours
Departure Date: Thu 01 Jan '99

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Day 1: Thanlod National Park, Overnight Stay at Srinakarin National Park

Pick up by car from the accommodation in Kanchanaburi town, then proceed to Tham Thanlod National Park.

Upon arrival, start trekking into its lower cave, and appreciates the cave’s splendid features. The non-touristy trail from here leads up to the upper cave, through the magnificent gallery forest along the stream that runs through the park’s famous cave. Walking on a 2 km. The nature trail provides visitors with a real sense of being in the tropical rainforest housing diverse species of plants and palm trees, including giant bamboo and other standing trees along the way.

The trekking route is suitable for those who are considerably physically fit. About half of the route is very steep, though wooden steps were installed to ease the walk. Take a break and enjoy relaxing at the waterfall halfway through the route. Continue trekking up the upper cave on top of the hill. Reach the open cave and ultimately enjoy the tranquility of its surroundings. Famous for its stone arch, the larger upper cave is also regarded as a place of holy where an annual ceremony to worship the guardian spirits and ancestors of ethnic Karen people living nearby takes place every year. Enjoy peaceful picnic lunch.

Pick up by car and proceed to Srinakarin National Park. The view of the mountainous terrain on one of Kanchanaburi’s most charming cross-country roads is very impressive. Reach the local jetty, crossing Srinakarin reservoir to Huai Maekamin by ferry. Upon arrival, enjoy peaceful coffee/tea time with a view of one of the province’s most attractive waterfalls. Leisure.

Thai dinner. Overnight stay: Wooden bungalows or tents (subject to practical reasons). Electricity run until 9 pm.

Day 2: Trekking, Scenic Drive through Forested Areas, Thongpapoom Tree House.

After breakfast, enjoy walking along the nature trail and running along the stream. Check out and depart for a scenic drive on a dirt road cutting through the forest areas (2 hours approx.) Reach the main road, and continue to Thongpapoom town.

Lunch at a local restaurant by the river.

After lunch, continue on a beautiful cross-country road up to highland Pilok, along the border of Thailand and Burma.

Afternoon nature walks on one of the park’s nature trails. Leisure. Thai dinner inside the park. Overnight stay at the park: Either treehouses or Wooden bungalows, both equipped with mattresses directly on the floor, twin bedrooms, and private showers. Electricity run until 9 pm.

Day 3: Thailand-Burma Border, Hellfire Pass

Breakfast and enjoy at leisure.

Check out and proceed to Pilok village, a former mining village hidden in the mountain valley between Thailand and Burma. A walk on its pedestrians is a nice thing to do to explore more of the small village that still holds its characteristics in the eyes of visitors today. Then continue to the Thai-Burma border to glimpse the panoramic view of the mountain range rolling over the two countries.

Return to Kanchanaburi town. Thai lunch at a local restaurant on the way. End the day with a memorable visit to Hellfire Pass, one of the most dramatic remnants from the Death Railway construction during WWII. After the museum visit, take a 30-minute walk to the Konyu Cutting site. Continue to Kanchanaburi town. Upon arrival, transfer to the accommodation.

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