Emerald waters with cascading waterfalls enshrouded within an enchanted forest of lush green vegetation. This is no longer just a figment of your imagination. About 200km northwest of Bangkok in Kanchanaburi Province lies Erawan National Park, grounds to this scene of magnificence known as Erawan Falls. As one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Thailand, this seven-tiered waterfall will definitely be the highlight of your trip. Just imagine taking a dip in the jade green waters of Erawan Falls for a day of refreshment and relaxation!
What’s more, Erawan Falls is not too far from the many other amazing spots you should visit around Bangkok. That’s why you should head out on a day trip to Erawan Falls for a day full of fun and adventure.
We’ve sorted out our best tours to Erawan Falls into three categories – Bangkok Vicinity Day Trips, Si Sawat Day Trips and Erawan Falls Day Trips – for your convenience. So, let’s find the perfect Erawan Falls tour for you!
1. Erawan Falls and Bangkok Vicinity Day Trips
1) River Kwai Bridge
Another destination in Kanchanaburi Province that comes hand in hand with Erawan Falls is the infamous River Kwai Bridge. This bridge gained much fame after serving as inspiration for the critically-acclaimed film ‘The Bridge on the River Kwai”. As many confused this bridge for the actual one from the film, this particular part of the river was renamed Khwae Yai, but with little success. This bridge is notorious for being part of the Death Railway, named thereafter as a result of the thousands of deaths during the construction and reconstruction of the bridge. Despite its dark history, the River Kwai Bridge serves as a window into the history of Thailand. Take a day trip to the River Kwai Bridge and learn about the history behind it in detail.
2) Damnoen Saduak Floating Market
To the southwest of River Kwai Bridge in the Ratchaburi Province lies the “Venice of the East” – Damnoen Saduak Floating Market. Though you won’t be able to spot any Venetian gondolas accompanied by a romantic serenade by your gondolier, embark on a trip down the khlongs (canals) of Damnoen Saduak in a wooden long-tail boat. It holds true to its reputation as one of the best and arguably most popular floating markets in Bangkok. So, enjoy a unique shopping experience whilst appreciating the traditional way of life and the picture-perfect sights of the market. A fun-packed day awaits as you visit these must-visit day trip destinations in Thailand!
📌 Read more about Damnoen Saduak Floating Market here!
2. Erawan Falls and Si Sawat Day Trips
Phra That Cave | Srinakarin Dam
If you’re looking for something a bit closer to nature at heart, head out to Phra That Cave and Srinakarin Dam after a swim at Erawan Falls. Within the premises of Erawan National Park lies Phra That Cave, a must-visit for its magnificent formation of stalactites and stalagmites, some which are even translucent. Nonetheless, do keep in mind the climb up to the cave will require some grit. Srinakarin Dam is certainly another spectacle to behold. The Srinakarin Dam was constructed across the Khwae Yai River, creating a massive natural reservoir and a safe haven for wildlife. The pristine waters and the array of flora and fauna along the banks are indeed an awe-inspiring sight to set eyes on!
3. Erawan Falls Day Trips
Nonetheless, if you want to spend less time traveling and rather devote an entire day to Erawan Falls, go for it! Without having to keep up with a fixed schedule, explore Erawan Falls at your own comfort and pace. Start your journey off with a refreshing swim in the crystalline blue waters at Erawan Falls. Afterwards, delight yourselves in lunch in the picnic area whilst admiring the park’s scenery. Then, carefully make your way up to the top tiers of the waterfall while, of course, taking a dip here and there in the blue waters. A day trip to Erawan Falls will have you completely forget about the beach vacation you’ve always wanted to go on.
📌 No food is allowed beyond the second tier.
+ An Erawan-ful Day
In Hindu mythology, Erawan is the Thai equivalent of Airavata, the three-headed white elephant. Thus, Erawan Falls goes by this name as its top tier is said to resemble the elephant’s head. On the other hand, Erawan Museum, one of the most magnificent attractions in Bangkok, is named such for more obvious reasons – perched on top of the pink-colored museum is an enormous Erawan bronze sculpture. If you’re up for an Erawan-ful day, make sure to visit these two symbolic spots in Thailand!
Which category are you leaning towards? Want to cover the whole Bangkok vicinity or are you looking for a more compact tour? Choose from our three categories: Bangkok Vicinity Day Trips, Si Sawat Day Trips and Erawan Falls Day Trips. With so many exciting day trips to Erawan Falls, what are you waiting for you?
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Damnoen Saduak Floating Market: Dennis Jarvis from Halifax, Canada
Srinakarin Dam: Kittipong khunnen
Erawan Falls: BerryJ