RV RIVER KWAI 4-DAY/3-NIGHT GOLF CRUISE – UPSTREAM

RV RIVER KWAI 4-DAY/3-NIGHT GOLF CRUISE - UPSTREAM

The RV River Kwai, the first inland cruise ship in Thailand, is a newly built colonial style river cruiser based on designs used by the original Irrawaddy Flotilla which was founded in Burma in 1865 and by the 1920s was the largest privately owned fleet of ships in the world.

The RV River Kwai carries a maximum of 20 passengers in 10 teakwood cabins (single deck) and operates on a 4 days/3 nights year round program every Monday-Thursday and Thursday-Sunday on both Upstream and Downstream programs alternately.

The RV River Kwai opens up an entirely new area for golf-enthusiasts and river tourism in Kanchanaburi province west of Bangkok.

In the early mornings, we offer the tee-off golfs at the selected golf courses, and the afternoon at leisure on the boat or with the land excursions to visit attractions along the river including historic sites, waterfalls, war cemeteries, hot springs, the bridge on the River Kwai, and local attractions.

PLEASE KINDLY NOTE ALL BELOW MENTIONED GOLF COURSES CAN BE ALTERED SUBJECT TO ITS AVAILABILITY WHICH OUR GUIDE WILL KEEP GUESTS INFORMED ON SPOT AT SHORT NOTICE.

Itinerary: Program I – Upstream

Monday

Day 1 Bangkok-Kanchanaburi-Ban Kao (L/D)

06:00 Depart from Bangkok by private car/ minibus/coach to Kanchanaburi.
08:30 First day’s golf is at the Mission Hills Golf Club Kanchanaburi, one of the most beautiful courses in western Thailand. The fairways are lined with thousands of mature palms, the course itself winds round gently sloping hills and the clubhouse, clad in timber, make this a truly sensation golfing experience, and a great way to finish a tour of this fascinating region of the country.
13:45 Embark RV River Kwai at Nong Ya dock Lunch on board while cruising on Kwai Noi River.
15:00 Proceed by coach to visit Somdet Phra Sri Nakharin Park, located in Kanchanaburi Agriculture College. It is known as “Stone Garden” covering 200 rai (96 acres), since most of its area is scattered with stones of different sizes and shapes, similar to animals.
16:30 Return to boat and continue cruising upriver to Wang Pla Moo Bridge.
19:30 Dinner and overnight on board, near Ban Kao.

Tuesday

Day 2 Ban Kao-Sai Yok (B/L/D)
Breakfast on board while cruising upriver on the Kwai Noi River to Muang Singh.
07:00 The golf tour begins at the Evergreen Hills Golf Club & Resort, located in one of Kanchanaburi’s many beautiful jungle covered valleys. The course in not too long and welcomes players of mixed ability. Water comes into play on many of the holes and a long dog-leg par-4 17th is a course favorite.
14:00 Lunch on board while cruising upriver. Afternoon at leisure on the boat. (Optional: Enjoy one hour Thai traditional massage – Extra: Baht 500.- per person)
19:30 Dinner and overnight on board near the Resotel. (Optional: Enjoy 45 minutes Mon dances performance – Extra: Baht 150.- per person)

Wednesday

Day 3 Sai Yok-Sai Yok Yai-Ban Hin Dad (B/L/D)
Breakfast on board.
07:00 Today’s golf is at the River Kwai Golf & Country Club. Very rarely will you find a golf course in Asia with as stunning a backdrop as the River Kwai Golf & Country Club. This beautiful 27-hole golf course, which can only be reached by ferry – lies in front of Kanchanaburi’s exciting mountainous peaks and relies on an abundance of local and imported flora and trees to brighten uo its fairways. It incorporates water hazards on most of its holes, has the occational blind green and in many instances the golfer will have to rely on a long tee shot to clear its charms.
13:30 Lunch on board while cruising upriver, passing Sai Yok Yai Waterfalls. Afternoon at leisure on the boat.
15:30 Visit a boarding school nearby the bank of Kwai Noi River built under the patronage of H.R.H. Crown Princess Sirindhorn for refugee children.
16:30 Back to boat and cruising upriver.
19:00 “Farewell Dinner” and overnight on board at Daowadueng Bridge.

Thursday

Day 4 Ban Hin Dad-Kanchanaburi-Bangkok (B/L)
07:00 Offering foods to monks (making merit in Buddhist style) at nearby temple.
08:30 Breakfast on board.
10:00 Disembark and return to Kanchanaburi by coach. Visit the Thailand-Burma Railway Center Museum, an interactive museum which provides a remarkable research and information centre dedicated to presenting the story of the Thailand-Burma Railway. Also visit to the Donrak War Cemetery which contains the remains of 6,982 Allied prisoners of war who perished during the construction of the “Death Railway”. Continue to the world-famous bridge over the River Kwai. The sturdy Iron Bridge spanning the River Kwai Yai, which was a crucial part of the Death Railway, was built in some 16 months by Allied prisoners of war and Asian conscripts. The bridge was destroyed in Allied bombing raids towards the end of World War II and was later rebuilt by the Japanese as war reparations.
13:00 Lunch at River Kwai Restaurant, next to the bridge.
14:00 Proceed to Bangkok.
18:00 Arrive Bangkok and transfer to your hotel in Bangkok downtown.

Itinerary: Program II – Downstream

Thursday

Day 1 Bangkok-Kanchanaburi-Thong Pha Phum-Ban Hin Dad (L/D)
06:00 Depart from Bangkok by coach to Kanchanaburi via Nakorn Pathom.
08:30 First day’s golf is at the Mission Hills Golf Club Kanchanaburi, one of the most beautiful courses in western Thailand. The fairways are lined with thousands of mature palms, the course itself winds round gently sloping hills and the clubhouse, clad in timber, make this a truly sensation golfing experience, and a great way to finish a tour of this fascinating region of the country.
14:00 Lunch at Sommai Restaurant.
15:00 Continue to Thong Pha Phum. If time allows, visit to Vachiralongkorn Dam, an immense lake created from the waters of three rivers harnessed by the hydroelectric dam which stretches to the far horizon. The thick jungle through which the railway line cut a swathe in recent times has been tamed and the surrounding fertile land now supports agricultural crops – sugar cane, tapioca, tobacco, maize and cotton. The admirable rugged scenery of the lake set against rolling hills on the distant horizon is ample reward for the long journey.
16:30 Embark on RV River Kwai at Daowadung Bridge and cruise downstream on the Kwai Noi River.
19:30 Dinner and overnight on board at Sai Yok Yai Waterfalls.

Friday

Day 2 Ban Hin Dad-Sai Yok Yai-Sai Yok (B/L/D)
Breakfast on board while cruising downriver.
07:00 Heading off to the Nichigo Resort & Country Club, which actually features three courses. The fairways are wide and although water has been used sparingly, the challenge ahead is indeed interesting.
13:30 Lunch on board while cruising downriver to the Floatel Jungle Raft.
15:00 River rafting or canoeing downstream on Kwai Noi River. If time allows, visit nearby the Mon Village. (Optional: Enjoy one hour Thai Traditional massage – Extra: Baht 500.- per person) Afternoon at leisure on the boat.
19:30 Dinner and overnight on board near the Resotel. (Optional: Enjoy 45 minutes Mon dances performance – Extra: Baht 150.- per person)

Saturday

Day 3 Sai Yok-Ban Kao (B/L/D)
Breakfast on board while cruising downriver.
07:00 Today’s golf is at the Grand Garden & Golf Club, set amongst Kanchanaburi’s beautiful rugged mountains hills and relies on water for most of its hazards, providing an interesting test of golf.From the greens to the fairways, the ten-year-old course is always in excellent condition and thus an enjoyable course for all class of players. Return to boat for lunch.
14:00 Lunch on board while cruising downriver.
15:15 Continue by coach to visit the Indochinese Tiger Conservation Project at Wat Pa Luang Ta Bua (Forest temple). This forest temple has a wide area of 438 rai (700,800 square meters) in natural scenery lively with so many kinds of wildlife such as peacock, deer, gibbon, wild boar and etc, and where we can see how the tigers befriend with the monks.
18:00 Rejoin RV River Kwai at Wat Yang Ko, and cruising downriver.
19:00 “Farewell Dinner” and overnight on board.

Sunday

Day 4 Ban Kao-Kanchanaburi-Bangkok (B/L)
08:00 Breakfast on board while cruising downstream to Wat Tham Khaopoon.
09:00 Visit to Wat Tham Khaopoon, a Buddhist temple which served as a big camp of World War II. There is a middle cave containing stalactites and stalagmites and many remarkable Buddha images. Behind the temple enjoy a marvelous view down the valley of the Kwai Noi River.
09:30 Continue by coach to Kanchanaburi to visit the world-famous bridge over the River Kwai. The sturdy Iron Bridge spanning the River Kwai Yai, which was a crucial part of the Death Railway, was built in some 16 months by Allied prisoners of war and Asian conscripts. The bridge was destroyed in Allied bombing raids towards the end of World War II and was later rebuilt by the Japanese as war reparations. Continue to the Thailand-Burma Railway Center Museum, an interactive museum which provides a remarkable research and information centre dedicated to presenting the story of the Thailand-Burma Railway. Finally, visit to the Donrak War Cemetery which contains the remains of 6,982 Allied prisoners of war who perished during the construction of the “Death Railway”.
12:30 Rejoin RV River Kwai at Saphan Mai and lunch on board while cruising towards Nong Ya dock.
15:00 Disembark RV River Kwai at Nong Ya dock and return to Bangkok by coach.
18:00 Arrive Bangkok and transfer to your hotel in Bangkok downtown.

Child Policy:

– Children of 4 years and older must solely occupy a berth and pay the full rate (same as adults).
– Infants below the age of 4 years may sleep in their parent’s cabin without extra charge but parents are to provide own baby food.
– NO triple rooms or extra beds are available.

Inclusive of:

– Accommodation on RV River Kwai, meals as mentioned above, coffee, tea & drinking water.
– Joint Golf Cruise, transfers by private car (VOLVO) or minivan (TOYOTA HI-ROOF) with a driver (NO GUIDE), whereas sightseeing tours with English, French or German speaking guide (together with other cruise members). – Charter Golf Cruise, transfers and sightseeing tours with English, French or German speaking local guide.
– Entrance fees.
– 18-hol Green fees and Caddy fees at the golf course with roundtrip transfers.

Not included:

– Optional tours.
– Golf carts, Golf Set, Golf Shoes, etc.
– Expenditures of a personal nature for bar and laundry.
– Gratuity to crew.

How to make a Reservation: Send e-mail with your request to: rvriverkwai@cocogolf.net and we will be happy to assist you.

Specifications of the Vessel:

The RV River Kwai is an inland water class vessel, with the following specifications:

Length 120ft / 36m
Beam 25ft / 7.6m
Draft 3ft / 90cm
Air Draft 11.5ft / 3.5m
Tonnage 155.69 tons
Engines 2 x 200 hp Hino engines with inboard propulsion; propellers have 4 blades, 3ft diameter
Speed 8 knots cruising
Power 1 x 75kva Caterpillar (recon) genset, 1 x 20 kva port/emergency genset, shore lines to bases on river
Cabins 10 deluxe staterooms of 3m x 4m with own shower, water closet, air-conditioned, mini safes, etc.
Public Upper deck is open plan with dining, bar and seating areas covered by a collapsible frame awning to enable
vessel to pass under low bridges
Water Water tanks
Sewage Holding tanks to pump out to on shore sceptic facility
Comms Thai GSM cellular, FM Radios, PA system, tannoy
Safety Smoke detectors in all cabins, emergency lighting and generator, fire extinguishers, pumps and hoses, life jackets
for all passengers, life rafts, ship’s motorized tugboat
Navigation Ship’s horn, searchlights, Garmin GPS (Global Positioning System)
Amenities Fully equipped kitchen, refrigeration units
Crew Thai crews plus foreign cruise director.

Reservation Policy: • Option terms can be offered as follows: More than 120 days prior the departure date : 30 days option