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Unique Experiences:
Stay in a locally-run floating house in Sai Yok National Park
Enjoy a private floating raft deep in the jungle
Board a kayak and cruise downstream through Sai Yok National Park
Stay overnight in a tent
Trip Length: 3 Day(s) 2 Night(s)
Physical Rate: 3/5
Age Policy: Adults: to years of age
Children: Prohibited
Infants: Prohibited
Child Policy:
While this trip is suitable for adults and children of all age, we do not recommend that children under 8 participate in the kayaking activity.
How to get here:
Meet your driver in the lobby of your Bangkok hotel at 06:00.
Included in Price:
Meals: 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners
Accommodation: 1 night at Krit's Floathouse in a Standard Fan Bungalow, 1 night at River Kwai Cool Camp in a Tent
Transportation: Bangkok Hotel to Bangkok Southern Bus Station by Van, Bangkok Southern Bus Station to Kanchanaburi by Van, Kanchanburi Bus Station to Sai Yok National Park by Van
Miscellaneous: English-speaking Guide, Sai Yok National Park Entrance Fee
Excluded from Price:
Travel Insurance (Compulsory)
Tips & Gratuities

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Itinerary

Day 1: Bangok to Sai Yok National Park

Meet your driver at 6:00 in the lobby of your Bangkok Bang Rak Hotel. We'll depart by private minivan to the Bangkok Southern Bus Station from where you'll hop on a shared minibus to Kanchanaburi (about a 3 hour drive.)

On arrival at Kanchanaburi, you will be met by your local station guide and will continue by minivan to your final destination of the day: Sai Yok National Park. Sai Yok National Park is part of a huge continuous forest complex called the Western Forest Complex, about 18,730 km², and comprises 19 protected sites in both Myanmar and Thailand.

The mountainous regions of the park are covered with deciduous and dry evergreen forests mixed with bamboo. The lower areas along the Khwae Noi river are teak forest which was deforested during the Japanese occupation of Thailand but later replanted in 1954. Mammal species found in the park include elephants, gibbons, macaques, Malayan porcupines, slow lorises, serow, barking deer, sambar deer, wild boar and many more. There may be a few tigers still roaming the park!

On arrival at the park, you will be welcomed by the family who runs the restaurant and floating bungalow. It is time to board on your private floating rafts and enjoy a well-deserved local lunch. Get ready for a real jungle adventure! Your raft will be pulled away by a long-tail boat until you reach a quiet curve of the river. Surrounded by nature, you will hear no sound other than the birds singing in the trees and the occasional squabble of monkeys arguing over a juicy hanging fruit. We have loaded soft drinks and beers for you on the raft, so just sit back and relax between quick swims in the cool waters.

Meal:Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Krit's Floathouse in a Standard Fan Bungalow
Transportation: New Road Guest House to Southern Bus Terminal by Van, Bangkok Southern Bus Terminal to Kanchanaburi Bus Station by Van, Kanchanaburi Bus Station to Sai Yok National Park by Van


Day 2: Sai Yok National Park

Wake up early (around 7:00) with a tasty local breakfast on your raft. Get ready for the second part of your jungle experience. Board a kayak right from the raft and cruise downstream through the national park. After passing by a couple of accommodations and floating rafts, you will enter deep into the national park. You won’t see a single human construction or building for few kilometres until you reach the River Kwai Cool Camp. Built by a Norwegian gentleman and his Thai best friend with their bare hands, the camp is powered by solar panels and rain water is used for the shower and toilet facilities.

At the camp, you will be met by the park rangers who will take you to their home. Enjoy a simple local lunch before exploring the thick jungle with the rangers. If you're not keen to join the trek, don’t worry! Some bicycles are available for a fun and relaxed drive among the plantations.

In the early evening, join the locals for a tasty BBQ at the camp.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation:  River Kwai Cool Camp Tent (2 travelers per tent)


Day 3: Sai Yok National Park

After breakfast, you can enjoy some free time to explore the surroundings on your own or to swim one last time in the refreshing Kwai River. At around 10:30, cross the river by boat and reach the end of your journey in Sai Yok and continue to your next destination.

Meals: Breakfast

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