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 had a lovely stay here, we were welcomed with a drink and taken straight to the restaurant for a lovely Thai lunch food was very good. The restaurant was beautiful. We were then given our keys for the tents which we lovely air con was good but a bit too cold at night on full will need turning down even in 35 degrees. We then had a reflexology treatment my husband and I together in our tents which was sooo nice and very cheap. Then we went to the natural pool with kids this was great no one else there as other people were out on trips. Absolutely stunning scenery. In the evening they transform the space in front of the tents to a bar and bbq the cocktails were great so too was the food a lovely atmosphere. In the morning we used the bikes and cycled to the local temple with our guide. Saw the sun rise and caught a parade of locals celebrating one of their sons becoming a monk which was great to see. Later we went to Hell Fire Pass. Truely emotional. A must visit.
The Hintock was amazing we had a lovely time would recommend to anyone, thanks to all your staff.
nice and quiet place, in the middle of the jungle, next to the river kwae. the natural swiming pool is really nice, specially during the sunset on the river. The habitation are a little old and need some refreshment. The bathroom is OK. The dinner in the camp is pleasant, and the food is really good.
The staff is sympathetic
We live in Bangkok and we have made the trek to Hintok River Camp with friends several times over the past 7 years. It is our go-to place when we want to have quality time with our friends with no distractions. Perfect for a long weekend from Bangkok or as a short stop when you are exploring Thailand. The tents are extremely comfortable and the evening Barbecue is a delightful way to eat under the stars (when it's not the rainy season!). We LOVE the natural pool and we always take at least one long-tail boat excursion on the river. We also highly recommend making use of the resort bikes (a little wobbly, but serviceable!) and heading across the river for a ride in the early morning or late afternoon. No TVs, no hustle and bustle...nothing but peace, tranquility, and quality time with family and friends. Don't forget to pack a deck of cards and a good book!
We had a glorious time during our stay at Hintok River Camp - the glamping tent/rooms are beautiful, comfortable and well supplied (even air conditioning if too hot at night); the staff are so kind, friendly and helpful; and the food delicious and plentiful. We were so grateful for how easily and graciously they catered to our vegan diets - no complaints or sighs of exasperation like many hotels. The highlight include the beautiful and refreshing natural pool and the guided boat tours on the River Kwai to nearby caves, waterfalls and villages of the local Mon. Highly recommend!!
As soon as we arrived at Hintok River Camp, the staff welcomed us with welcome drink and a friendly smile. Although the dinner wasn't that much choice of food, but the atmosphere was very good. We had good stay in Hintok River Camp and will definitely visit again