Glamping in Thailand – Hintok River Camp @ Hellfire Pass

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Glamping in Thailand – Hintok River Camp


Hintok River Camp @ Hellfire Pass

When I started planning my Thailand trip over a year ago, I ran across the Hintok River Camp @ Hellfire Pass and knew instantly I wanted to stay here.  It would be the perfect way to break into glamping (luxury camping) and I was definitely right.

The Room

The room is actually a tent – a very nice, luxurious, well-equipped tent.  If it weren’t for the fact you have to zip your way in and out, you would forget that you’re in a tent.  It comes equipped with it’s own bathroom – toilet, sink, hot shower, air-conditioning (although I didn’t need – I actually got really cold at night), a mini fridge, and plenty of storage and space. Each tent has a padlock to use so the zippers stay in place while you’re away.  I suppose you could lock it from the inside too, but I didn’t feel the need to.

I’m #glamping for the next two days and look how awesome it is! #asoutherngypsy #hintokrivercamp A photo posted by Ashley Hubbard (@asoutherngypsy) on

The Service

The service was great – very attentive and friendly.  Most of the staff spoke good to perfect English which is obviously helpful if you don’t know much Thai. Your stay includes breakfast that is a mixture between Thai and westernized food – noodles and pancakes at the same time!  This is served buffet style.  You can also add on dinner to your stay – which is served in the middle of the resort, by bonfire and under the stars.  The food is mostly Thai, but westernized, style.  This is also served buffet style.

Proximity & Environment

This is the tricky part but shouldn’t be an issue if you’re looking to get away from everything anyway.  If you have your own vehicle or have rented one, you’re actually fairly close to many things – Death Railway, Erawan Falls and so on.  If not, then you’ll have to do these things with the guided tours available through the resort. Hellfire Pass is within walking or biking distance (complimentary bikes available). Hintok River Camp is about 1 – 1.5 hours away from the center of Kanchanaburi, or 3 hours from Bangkok.

A gorgeous view of #riverkwai in #Kanchanaburi #asoutherngypsy #hintokrivercamp #glamping

A photo posted by Ashley Hubbard (@asoutherngypsy) on

Suspension Bridge over River Kwai to Wat Had Ngew #asoutherngypsy #southeastasia #hintokrivercamp #bridges #riverkwai A photo posted by Ashley Hubbard (@asoutherngypsy) on

Favorite Take-Away

The natural spring pool would definitely have to be my favorite take-away.  Relaxing in a pool with a gorgeous river view is always enticing!


Who wants to take a dip in the natural spring pool at #hintokrivercamp ?! #asoutherngypsy #thailand #southeastasia #Kanchanaburi


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  1. Evanne | Poplar Travels

    December 13, 2014 at 4:40 AM

    Ok, WOW! Definitely looking into adding this to our plans next year! This looks wonderful

  2. Becky

    December 13, 2014 at 9:03 AM

    Wow, looks like quite a respite from Bangkok!

  3. Kara

    December 13, 2014 at 10:15 AM

    This place looks like an awesome place to really take a break from all the hustle and bustle of the big city. It’s beautiful!

  4. Jennifer

    December 18, 2014 at 7:55 AM

    Love the natural spring pool!

  5. MryJhnsn (@mryjhnsn)

    December 18, 2014 at 10:38 AM

    How wonderful! I love the idea of staying in a tent and that is the best tent I have ever seen!

  6. Devon

    December 18, 2014 at 2:13 PM

    Glamping is my kind of camping! I dislike camping but I could probably do this. Looks like a great trip as well!

  7. Earl-Leigh

    December 18, 2014 at 2:39 PM

    Now THAT is camping done right! I’m adding a glamping trip to my bucket list.

  8. Lacey @ The Simple Bride

    December 19, 2014 at 12:48 PM

    this looks like so much fun, I love the tent 🙂

  9. Lara // the passage

    January 15, 2015 at 2:48 AM

    This looks amazing! I am in the middle of planning an upcoming trip to Thailand and I keep discovering amazing things to add to my itinerary…(it is kind of getting out of control!) Thanks for including the helpful links…

    • Ashley Hubbard

      January 16, 2015 at 12:04 PM

      I hope your upcoming trip is as amazing as mine was! 🙂

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