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Hintok River Camp

Kanchanaburi, Thailand

Hintok River Camp is a rustic but welcoming tented camp in Kanchanaburi, featuring a natural spring pool and sheep wondering freely through the camp. On this poignant trip uncover the story of the Death Railway and take in the beautiful surroundings.

At a Glance

  • A rustic but charming base from which to explore the fascinating area

  • The camp's natural pool and jetty with deckchairs offer a lovely location for riverside relaxation

  • The camp is close to Hellfire Pass, one of the famous World War II sites in the area

  • Accommodation is in tents, but these are very comfortable with air-conditioning and proper bathrooms

Off the beaten track, Culture, Trekking, Wildlife

Insider's View

It is absolutely charming to sit on your deck and watch the camp's sheep grazing on the lawn

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Insider's View

This is a lovely base to explore both the history and natural beauty of the area

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Insider's View

Although it is a buffet, the food is tasty, and very welcome after a day's sightseeing

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Insider's View

Potentially not right for families with very young children, as there are no two-bedroom options and the steps down to river are very steep

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Call us on 858 345 1762 to start planning your vacation to Hintok River Camp or take a look at our itineraries to Kanchanaburi and Ayutthaya


The Hintok River Camp is based close to the notorious Hellfire Pass, where POWs carved a railway track through rock and jungle during World War II. This makes it an ideal base for those hoping to learn more about the tragic history of the area, as well as to admire the pretty countryside.

The camp itself is very comfortable, with spacious tents that have air-conditioning. Covered bathrooms are attached to the back of the tents. The tents face inwards towards the center of the camp, however there is a nice reception area which looks out over the river, with views at their most beautiful at dusk.

Steep steps lead down to the river, and although it is not possible to swim in the Kwai from this point, there is a separate natural pool which guests can enjoy. There is also a jetty with some deckchairs for those who like to relax by the running water, and boats can launch from here for adventures on the river.

Dinner is a buffet either in the main restaurant or spread out on tables under the stars.

Location & Directions

Kanchanaburi, Thailand

Hintok River Camp is located in the Kanchanaburi Province in the North West of Thailand, which is a 3-hour drive from Bangkok.

When to go

November to April are the best months to visit Kanchanaburi with the least rain. Temperatures stay moderately hot with the hottest weather in January to April. The wettest months are between July and September.

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