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
Fabulous facilities on a very unique site. Respectful of the history, whilst providing a wonderful traveller experience. Staff are all courteous, professional and helpful. Lovely 'natural spring' pool and relaxing deck. Good choice of food and drinks. Evening bbq's around campfire are great.
Stunning location on the river with an amazing setting. Overall staff was Good. Buffet dinner was great with enough options for kids. Breakfast could be improved with a few more western options to cater for families. Can get noisy at night time depending if you have noisy neighbours, there is a noise policy but not enforced by management.
Family recommended. My girls 4 and 7 loved it. Nice nature experience. the room was wonderful, the stone pool was very nice and the views are amazing.Would definitely come again, easy drive from Bangkok.
We’ve stayed at tented camps before in Thailand so knew what to expect. This place doesn’t quite get it right and is a bit touristy and needs a bit of tender loving care. Playing loud western music at dinner time is not needed and we would have preferred to listen to the nature or at least some Thai music. The staff did not look happy which is unusual for Thai people. Wild dogs roaming the camp scavenging food off the tables after people gone to bed and very damp tents. Food was not very good at all which is again unusual for anywhere in Thailand. Pathways could do with relaying and more gravel Because the lower parts of the camp flood when it rains heavily. River is very fast flowing which means you cannot get in it and use it although they do have a small muddy rock pool to the side you can use. Would not visit again . Look elsewhere for a more rustic experience . Would not recommend
A fantastic resort in the middle of nowhere in what was the British POW camp when they were building the railway featured in Bridge over the River Kwai. Staff were brilliant especially Lam who was knowledgable and great fun. Accommodation was basic but with a/c and electricity. Food very good. Would put it the ‘must do’ category if visiting Thailand.