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RV River Kwai, Bangkok

Cruise the River Kwai on a Colonial style cruise boat

Cruise the River Kwai on a Colonial style cruise boat, Thailand

The RV River Kwai is a newly built ship based on designs used by the original Irrawaddy Flotilla Company, which was founded in Burma in 1865 and operated the largest private fleet of ships in the world in the 1920s.

It combines the grandest luxuries of the colonial era in a small and intimate vessel with ten deluxe air-conditioned cabins, all of which are wood-lined with a window looking out over the river and private bathrooms with showers. There is an open-sided restaurant and sundeck above.

The boat offers a unique way to see Thailand.

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Other experiences in Kanchanaburi & The River Kwai

These activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences around where you're staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident's eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can suggest tours and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the local ways of life.

  • RV River Kwai, Bangkok

    Explore the infamous Bridge over the River Kwai

    Kanchanaburi & The River Kwai

    Visit the Jeath War museum, which houses a replica of the bamboo huts used to accommodate allied prisoners of war (POWS) during the occupation. You also visit the nearby war cemetery before you reach the infamous Bridge over the River Kwai.