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Lake Safari Thailand 4-day tour itinerary

Day 1: Kanchanaburi, River Kwai Bridge, Death Railway

Day one of your Lake Safari Thailand tour takes you from the busy streets of Bangkok to Khao Laem National Park in the northwest of central Thailand.

Early in the morning, you are picked up at your hotel to embark on a journey of roughly 350 km deep into the heart of Thailand and far away from the metropolitan bustle of modern Bangkok.

On the way, an English-speaking guide introduces you to the history and culture of Kanchanaburi – Thailand’s largest central province. Complete with a delicious Thai lunch the trip promises to give you a memorable first taste of authentic Thailand.

Next, a visit of the world-famous River Kwai Bridge takes you back to a dark chapter of world history.

Finally, you arrive at the Lake Safari Thailand raft house “Wijittra” during the afternoon and embark on an unforgettable journey towards Sangklaburi.

Day 2: Khao Laem National Park jungle trekking

As the day breaks, the Lake Safari Thailand houseboat is pulled past a local Mon fishing village made up entirely of floating raft houses. The locals here live a simple life and you may well awake to the sounds of passing long-tail boats as fishermen travel to their nets to assess the nightly catch.

After breakfast, you leave for the jungle. An experienced ranger will introduce you to the many wondrous species that live and thrive in their protected habitat at Khao Laem National Park.

You spend the remainder of the day relaxing on the houseboat.

Day 3: Sangkhlaburi

Coming down for breakfast, you spot the pointed roof of a golden chedi piercing the horizon as the Lake Safari Thailand houseboat takes final anchorage outside Sangkhlaburi, a small town on the northern shores of Khao Laem Reservoir.

The day’s excursion takes you into the city where you visit Wat Wang Wiwekaram and Chedi Buddhakhaya, two religious landmarks in the local community. Bound by a common faith, the population of Sangkhlaburi is otherwise a colourful blend of ethnic identities including Thai, Burmese, Mon, Karen and even some Lao.

You move on to another symbolic and literal link between the local cultures: Saphan Mon – Thailand’s longest wooden bridge at 850 metres. Built in 1987 by ethnic Mon people in honour of a local abbot who gave sanctuary to Burmese refugees, the bridge links the Thai district of Sangkhlaburi with the Mon community of Ban Wangka.

Day 4: Hell Fire Pass and return to Bangkok

After an early breakfast, you leave the Lake Safari Thailand houseboat to visit the Hell Fire Pass and museum.

From here, you start the ride back to Bangkok.