Hintok River Camp at Hellfire Pass
What We Love
- A luxury camping experience in the Thai jungle, with breakfast, dinner and an activities discountAdmiring the luxurious, teak-furnished interiors of your canvas abode
- Savoring exquisite meals at the lovely restaurant, with gorgeous river views
- Discovering crystal-clear waterfalls, stalactite-covered caves and lush tropical jungle
What To Know
- Glamping perks like private bathrooms, air conditioning, scenic verandas and teak furniture in the tents
- There's a cocktail bar, an open-air restaurant and a campfire barbecue dinner every evening
- Free mountain bikes are available to explore the nearby trails
Even those who normally refuse to vacation anywhere that doesn’t come with four solid walls can’t deny that Hintok River Camp at Hellfire Pass is something to write home about. Set in Thailand’s Kanchanaburi province, the sumptuous settlement features views over the river made famous by the David Lean film, “The Bridge on the River Kwai.”
This luxurious spot is glamping done properly. Your impressive tented accommodation comes with its own private bathroom, air conditioning, hot running water, a wooden veranda and local teak furnishings. Meanwhile, the semi-open-air terrace restaurant provides a warm, welcoming environment in which to savor beautifully presented Thai dishes and refreshing drinks – not to mention gorgeous river views.
The real star of the show, however, is the location. Take in the breathtaking surroundings from the natural spring-water pool, or kick things up a notch with a hike through Hellfire Pass, a kayaking or bamboo-rafting trip along the river or a bit of cave exploring in Sai Yok National Park. Don’t worry – you’ll have a Thai massage waiting for you when you get back to camp.
You may technically be sleeping in a tent, but you won’t be sacrificing any luxuries here. Your canvas home away from home comes complete with local teak furnishings and air conditioning. There’s also a private veranda and an in-room bathroom with a hot-water shower.
An exotic barbecue dinner is served by the campfire each evening, and the semi-open-air restaurant offers breakfast, lunch and dinner each day. Here, you’ll enjoy beautifully presented Thai dishes from a perfect jungle vantage point. The camp even features a bar, so you can enjoy those river views while sipping a cocktail or two.
Staying in the closest accommodation to historic Hellfire Pass, you’re perfectly positioned to take a trek and visit the museum to find out more about its WWII history. Get out and about, and enjoy the scenery by mountain bike, boat, canoe or bamboo raft. You’ll have plenty of chances to discover caves, waterfalls and exotic bird life, as well.
How to Get There
We stayed here for 2 nights and really enjoyed it. The camp it’s self is not luxurious but is really comfortable for a tent stay. Tents have private shower and toilets which are as good as any 3 star hotel. The food was included and each meal we found was tasty and plenty of it. The bbq at night under the stars is fantastic. There is loads to do around the area and the hellfire pass was a particularly memorable visit. Our guide while we were there was Dowl excuse the spelling was brilliant. He was helpful and informative but best of all a great guy. Will definitely go back in future as we had such a great stay.
First off don’t expect 5* luxuary as this is glamping site and not luxury result . It camping with comfort it’s also 3* so you can’t compare it to tented luxuary holidays from like of four season it is not same thing . So please if you not into camping do not come as this not place for you
First off tents and accommodation is very competitive to uk standard of glamping site . If not better we had king size bed , air conditioning ( that goodness ) mini fridge, our on seating area and our own bathroom . Whinch is more then lot of glamping site around world offer where you have to do mile long walk in pitch black just to pee
Next food is Thai westenise to suit our poor European mouth who not use to Thai chilli . It serve buffet style and they adapt meals if you got special diets . My favourite was fried chicken and chilli sauce . My only disappointment was bbq . Thailand does best satay in world but they serve bbq flavour stick instead I would like to have seen them not shy away to much to please us fussy westerners . A lot of staff are from buma and I think seeing some Burmese food on menu would be amazing to
Next staff were all helpful , kind and work hard . We loved lamb and every work place need lamb he real credit to your company and you should be proud of him . We also went on tour to bat cave with older gentleman from one of the other link camps . He was amazing and informative . He really brought home to us how awful ww2 was and how it effect people from other side of world to us not just Europe
The tour activity were brillent and informative. Not to much , but we never were bored . The spring water pool was perfect after long day exploring .
We went all over Thailand for our honeymoon and this place I been missing most since coming back to normal life in the uk
Thank you for amazing time and I hope to return
My only improvements would be
More anti mosquitoes stuff
More truely Thai food
Burnmise food on menu to
Make bathroom less outdoors
We stayed here for one night! This could be a great place to stay but the camp is very tired and in need of a revamp! Our tent was very damp and mouldy. The few lounge chairs they had by the pool were broken and the cushions were mouldy. But my biggest complaint is the mark up on everything. We stayed at a hotel for three nights before staying here. We took a private car from that hotel in kanchanaburi to Hintok River camp. On our return Hintok charged us double the amount for the same journey. When I questioned the cost of that and other things the guy at the desk laughed and said well tourists you don’t understand! Well I live in Thailand and totally understand the mark up for non Thais but here it is over the top. Would not recommend.
The camp is situated quiet close to hellfire, great if attending the early service on Anzac Day.
The glamping style tents are great and air conditioned with toilet and shower.
The price is steep however a buffet breakfast and dinner is included so the cost is comparable to other accomodation.
The camp is situated right next to the river and can overlook from the reception area great for an evening drink.
A quick walk down the stairs from the restaurant area and your on floating pontoons next to the pool area.
I would suggest not using the pool due to what is in the river (sewage, we are in Thailand remember)
The pool looks like a flow through type.
The car park is substantially undersized
Hope that not all guests have cars.
The camp has significant history with POW’s during WW2, I would suggest a minimum of 2 nights stay and enjoy the area
We stayed 3 nights here just last week (April 2018) with our two children aged 6 and 8. Everything about the place was perfect and exactly what we expected. Service, food, cleanliness and facilities all up to standard. The freshwater pool and the views of the river were stunning. We hired a car and this was much cheaper and easier to get around to local attractions. Far better option from what we can understand of chatting to other families to relied on the excursions from the camp (which were well run we understand but not economical for a family of four). So glad we stayed 3 nights. Can't wait to go back one day!