ANZAC Day Three Day Tour Thailand (Code:3104)

This tour is not designed for cruise ship passengers. Exclusive cruise ship tours are available from Klong Toey Port and Laem Chabang Port.

ANZAC Day Three Day Tour Thailand  (Code:3104)

Anzac Day 2024, 25th April is a significant day and on Anzac Day 1943, that the first contingent of Australian POW's marched into the Hellfire Pass area to begin work on the railway. the Dawn Parade at Hellfire Pass and Wreath-laying Ceremony at Don Rak War Cemetery.

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01 Nov 2023 - 31 Oct 2024 Tour Prices to Oct 2024 (Thai Baht)     Exchange Rate Guide
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Tour Programme:

Day 1 Departs: 07:00
07:00  Pick up from strategic hotels in Bangkok
We pick up from three areas in the city and ask folks to meet at these designated hotels. Details will be provided when you book  More...

09:00  Don Rak Cemetery Kanchanaburi
First stop will be at the Don Rak War Cemetery. You'll have time to wander around the cemetery. The local guide will join us here.  More...

11:30  Train Ride along the 'Death Railway'
We'll board the train and ride over the precarious Wang Pho Viaduct which was constructed by POWs along the cliff face and high above the River Kwai.  More...

12:00  Lunch in a Thai Restaurant
We'll stop for lunch in a local restaurant on our way up to Hellfire Pass. Don't worry if you don't like spicy food or if you have kids with you. There's plenty of variety in Thai food and you'll find something you like, no problems.

14:00  Hellfire Pass Museum & Konyu Cutting
The benefit of the two-day tour is that you get to visit Hellfire Pass in the daytime. Take your time here. You can begin in the museum itself and then walk down into Konyu Cutting. You'll need decent walking shoes as the descent takes about 25 minutes.  More...

18:00  Check-in to Resort
Time to check-in to your resort.

19:00  Dinner at Thai Restaurant
A set-menu dinner will be served at 7:00 pm sharp and the first round of drinks over dinner will be on us so please don't be late!

Day 2 Departs: 03:15
03:15  Depart for Dawn Parade Hellfire Pass
Early start this morning. We'll leave promptly at 3:15 am and will not wait for stragglers or late risers. If you are late we will be gone!  More...

04:15  Walk down into Konyu Cutting
Hellfire Pass is located on an Army Base and the army take care of the parking arrangements. We have to park a long way from the Museum and take a 'songtaew' passenger truck and then walk about 25 minutes down into Konyu Cutting.

05:30  Dawn Parade Hellfire Pass
Dawn Parade commences at 5:30 am and lasts about 30 minutes. Cold water is available at various points in the cutting and it's a good idea to drink a lot.

06:30  Gunfire Breakfast
A traditional ANZAC Gunfire Breakfast of tea or coffee with a nip of Bundy Rum and an ANZAC biscuit will be served in the car park in front of the Hellfire Pass Museum.

07:30  Breakfast at Resort
We'll return to the resort around 7:30 am for a hearty breakfast and you'll have time to relax before leaving for the cemetery.

09:00  Depart for Don Rak War Cemetery
We'll leave the resort at 09:00 so that you have time to find a seat in one of the tents before the wreath-laying ceremony starts.

10:00  Wreath-Laying Ceremony
There will be a number of tents erected around the cenotaph so you will be able to sit in the shade. Every tent has an unending supply of cold water delivered free to your seat by local students. Please drink a lot because it will be hot.  More...

11:00  Hospitality offered by the Australian Embassy
Every year the Australian and NZ Embassies alternate the hosting of hospitality and in 2016 it's the Aussies turn. Expect copious amounts of good Aussie beer served behind the VIP tent.

12:30  Lunch in a Thai Restaurant
Set-menu lunch will be served in a local Thai restaurant.

14:00  Check-in to Resort
Your free to relax and catch up on some sleep during the latter part of the afternoon.

19:00  Dinner at Local Restaurant
We'll have dinner in one of the local restaurants and after you have a choice between shopping at the local night market, enjoying a few beers in one of the local bars or catching up on some sleep with an early night.

Day 3 Departs: 09:30
09:30  Pick up from the hotel
We'll leave the resort at 9:30 so please be ready.

09:45  Chungkai War Cemetery
Chung Kai War Cemetery is war graves of Allied POW during the construction of Thai-Burma railway, and was the site one of the biggest camps during WWII and prisoners built their own hospital and church close to here.  More...

11:00  Long Tail Boat to The Bridge over the River Kwai
Take an exhilarating long tailed boat ride along the River Kwai to the Bridge over the River Kwai  More...

11:15  JEATH War Museum
The JEATH War Museum is a war museum in Kanchanaburi, Thailand about the Death Railway built from 1942 to 1943 by Allied POWs under the direction of the Japanese, a part of the Thai-Burma railways.  More...

12:30  Lunch at Thai Restaurant
Lunch will be served in a local Thai restaurant.

13:45  Depart for Bangkok
All good things must come to an end, so it's time to head back to the city.

17:00  Arrive Back at Hotel
You can expect to be back at your hotel in Bangkok around 4:00 pm depending on the traffic.

Important Information
Hellfire Pass is an hour's drive out of Kanchanaburi so an early start is in order. No stragglers or you'll be left behind.

Wear sensible shoes as the access is through the old railway bed and the rocks are sharp.

A tot of Bundy Rum will be served after the Dawn Parade.

Following the Wreath Laying Ceremony the embassies of Australia and New Zealand alternate the provision of a hospitality tent. In 2016 the hosts are Australia.
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