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River Kwai Upstream Cruise ~ 3 nights/4 days


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STV Super Specials
What do these rates mean?

* STV Super Specials are STV's usual SUPER Discounted Special rates, GENUINELY and STRICTLY ONLY available for TRAVEL INDUSTRY Employees resident globally, and are classified as an Employee Benefit. (Available to Airline, Travel Agent, Tour Operator, ATC & Airport Handling Agent Employees)

* You must be a Travel Industry Employee and you must be registered with STV (Free) to be able to book our STV Super Special rates.

* Minimum one Travel Industry Employee per room. You are required to present your I.D. / proof of employment on check-in.

* There is no limit to the number of bookings per year you can book (unless stated otherwise)

* Friends and Family cannot book STV Super Special Rates. They can accompany you but must stay in the same room as you (some hotels permit an extra room for Friends & Family and if so this will be stated on the hotel page, but you must always be included in the booking and be staying at the hotel).

* PAYMENT & CANCELLATION: With STV Super Special rates you only need to pay a very small refundable deposit within 14 days of making your booking, or right away if travelling short notice, and the main balance of the booking is paid direct to the hotel, usually on check-in. It is FREE to cancel or amend dates for your booking, often right up to and including the day of check-in, making these rates great for standby travelers (see each hotels payment & cancellation terms). When you make a booking request with STV Super Special rates and it is confirmed, you do not need to go ahead with the booking and can cancel immediately without paying a deposit if you wish.

* Remember STV Super Special Rates are only available for Airline & Travel Industry Employees as an employee benefit and are the lowest rates you will ever find.


* True Airline & Travel Industry Employee rates are known as ON REQUEST. This means you choose your hotel and Super Special rate and submit your booking request through our website and you will receive a response back from the hotel as soon as possible. Because the rate is so highly discounted, the hotel 1st needs to check if they have enough spare rooms to agree to let you pay these exclusive Travel Industry Employee rates. The hotels will often reply to you the same day but be prepared to wait up to 24-48 hours ~ It's worth it!

* BEWARE of other Interline/Agency companies telling you they offer Genuine Airline & Travel Industry Employee rates with 'immediate confirmation'! This is simply not true, and you are being misled. Hotels need to manually check their availability for Genuine Travel Industry employee rates and this can take 1-2 days. This is why they are known as ON REQUEST rates.

* BEWARE. If other companies tell you your Friends and Family can use the same rates as you unaccompanied, you know they are not genuine Travel Industry Rates! No hotels allow Friends & Families to book genuine Airline & Travel Agency Employee rates unaccompanied, so they are simply selling you rates that are also available to the general public through other channels.

STV have different rates available to Friends and Family to enjoy unaccompanied, they are called STV Direct rates. Because we source such rates in bulk and are the only truly global client and leading company selling holidays to Airline and Travel Agency Employees and their Friends and Family (we have served travel industry employees resident in over 200 countries ~ almost every single country on the planet), we always have the lowest STV Direct rates available anywhere. See STV Direct for these great deals for you and your Family.


Special Discounted Rates


Welcome On Board



About the Cruise

CruiseAsia’s River Kwai Cruises on board of “The RV River Kwai” opens up an entirely new area for river tourism in Kanchanaburi province west of Bangkok.


Daily land excursions are offered to visit attractions along the River Kwai including temples, historical sites, Khmer ruins, waterfalls, war cemeteries, the bridge on the River Kwai, and many other local sightseeing attractions…


Day 1  Monday  Bangkok-Kanachanaburi-Ban Kao (L/D)

  • Visit Praphathomchedi - the tallest chedi in Thailand in Nakorn Pathom
  • Visit Wat Tham Sua - Thai style temple
  • Visit Wat Tham Khao Noi - Chinese style temple
  • Visit the JEATH War Museum - learn about the Death Railway built between 1942 and 1943
  • Lunch and dinner to be served on board


Day 2  Tuesday  Ban Kao - Sai Yok (B/L/D)

  • Breakfast on board
  • Visit a boarding school under royal patronage
  • Visit Muang Singh Historical Park - a Khmer Stone Castle with Mahayana Buddhist cosmology and beliefs
  • Take a ride on a historic death railway train
  • Lunch and Dinner to be served on board



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** Monday morning departures from Bangkok on selected dates**

Please book three nights for this cruise.  


Day 3  Wednesday  Sai Yok - Sai Yok Yai - Ban Hin Dad (B/L/D)

  • Breakfast to be served on board
  • Visit Lawa Cave - this limestone cave has stunning stalagmites and stalactites as well as a long history
  • Visit Hell Fire Pass - a section of the Death Railway built by POWs during WW2
  • Lunch at a local restaurant
  • Return to RV River Kwai for an afternoon at leisure
  • Farewell dinner


Day 4  Thursday  Ban Hin Dad- Kanchanaburi- Bangkok (B/L)

  • Offer food to local monks followed by breakfast
  • Visit Wat Tham Khao Poon. This limestone cave is home to an old temple
  • Visit Thai-Burma railway center museum, Donrak War Cemetery, Bridge over the River Kwai
  • Lunch at a local restaurant
  • Depart


What is Included?

  •  Accommodation on RV River Kwai
  • meals as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Coffee, tea & drinking water
  • Transfers and sightseeing tours with English speaking local guide (together with other cruise members) 
  • Entrance fees

 Not included:

  • Optional tours; Drinks and meals other than those mentioned; Gratuity to the crew.
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