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 planed this trip to be unplugged trip combined with history learning adventure and we truly enjoyed it. The room is clean. Location is serene and restful. We started our day with biking to the temple and explore the area. Bikes avail are acceptable quality. Then we hire a van to take us to take the train on historic route then took the boat to the bridge. It's a really memorable holiday. Nearby there is Hellfire Pass museum and we recommend to start the trip from there so you can learn a rich history the area is. Don't forget to visit the camp museum and experience the nature pool. Such a relaxing area to rest at the end of the day. Breakfast and dinner are really nice. So many options for food. A tip is don't wait too long for dinner as it's gone quite fast. Bonfire at dinner is really nice. Highly recommend to everyone who want to experience glamping and history experience.
Not quite glamping. The tent was not quite what the website photos suggest but was nonetheless clean, comfortable and spacious. The furniture is a little tired but adequate and functional. Bearing in mind that not much of time is spent in the tent it was fine.
The staff were excellent and the (head?) guide - Lam - especially keen to help.
Relaxing setting with excellent food and a pleasant outdoor pool.
Nice place to start a holiday in Thailand. Total relaxed placed.
We had 4 days here with kids. That’s might one day to much.
There a many historic places nearby. And the camp are really good to help and arrange different trips.
The best Mai tai drink I Thailand is served here 🍹
What a place! We were blown away by the natural beauty and location of this beautiful resort. A real get back to nature experience.
Our tent was huge with open air loo and shower at the back (there was a palm leaf roof and bamboo walls). The room itself was huge with two single beds, rustic furniture and air conditioning. Even a portable fan which we used as well. A kettle for tea/ coffee was a welcome addition.
The verandah was lovely and a great place to sit in the evening. Just make sure you put the mozzie stuff on!
Barbecue dining al fresco round the bamboo bonfire was just wonderful. The pretty lights hanging from the trees, candles everywhere, happy, friendly staff, great food - tremendous.
The other dining area was also a delight - huge beams, wooden furniture, all in keeping with the style of the place, as were the other buildings dotted around the camp.
The natural pool area was so tranquil, surrounded by the spectacular scenery and winding river.
Our guide, Lam, spoke English like a native, was extremely knowledgeable, professional and friendly too.
The excursions we enjoyed were the long tailed boat rides to Saiyoke Yai Waterfall,Lawa Cave, Hellfire Pass and a visit to the Mon tribal village.
Free bikes are available to ride around the lanes through the villages.
All in all a tremendous experience. We loved it all!
Great spot to spend some time , amazing views and facilities for camping , well organised with many options available , we had a great guide and wished we stayed couple nights instead just one , we’ll recommdnded