Welcome to Kanchanaburi Province


Further north, there's a savage beauty to Kanchanaburi's fog-drenched valleys and sawtooth mountains, while remote, relaxed Sangkhlaburi is one of Thailand's most ethnically diverse towns; many residents arrived to escape persecution and violence in Myanmar, joined by communities of foreign volunteers.

Even further off the beaten track is minuscule border outpost E-Thong, crammed with homestays and cafes but with wilderness right at the door.


Top experiences in Kanchanaburi Province

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Kanchanaburi Province activities

$343.65 Multi-day & Extended Tours

3-Day River Kwai Experience

Day 1 (L,D) 6:00-6:30 a.m.: Pickup from major hotels in Bangkok downtown area. 9 a.m.: Arrive in Kanchanaburi province (about 80 miles/130km west of Bangkok). Visit theThailand–Burma Railway Center, an interactive museum, information, and research facility dedicated to presenting the history of the Thailand–Burma Railway. Visit the Allied War Cemetery, a memorial to some 6000 allied prisoners of war during WWII who perished along the railway line, later became known as 'The Death Railway', and were moved post-war to this eternal resting place. Visit the world famous Bridge over the River Kwai. Noon: Take a long–tailed boat on River Kwai to the Resotel.  Check–in and have lunch upon arrival. 2:45 p.m.: A long-tail boat upstream will take you to a nearby Mon Tribal Village and Temple.  7 p.m.: Dinner, followed by a 45-minute presentation of Mon Dance. Day 2 (B, L, D) 7 a.m.: Breakfast 8:30 a.m.: A long tail boat and road trip will take to you Hellfire Pass, built by the Allied POWs and infamous due to the harsh conditions and heavy loss of life suffered by its laborers during construction. ( 01 Jan-30 Jun 2018 Hellfire Pass Interpretative Centre (the museum) will be closed for renovations, however, visits will still go ahead to the actual location to see Hellfire Pass. Then a visit will be made to Sir Weary Dunlop’s Park at the nearby Home Phutoey River Kwai Resort. Due to its similar historical thread it is believed that this is a suitable alternative to the museum while it is closed.)  12 p.m.: Lunch followed by a visit to an Herbal Garden and enjoy some jungle trekking.  7 p.m: Dinner and overnight at the Resotel River Kwai. Day 3 (B, L)  11:40 a.m.: Lunch at local restaurant. 1 p.m.: Take a historic ride on Death Railway Train passing over original wooden viaducts. 2:30 p.m.: Journey back to Bangkok. 6 p.m.: Arrive Bangkok and transfer to hotels.

$106.64 Private & Custom Tours

Private Tour: Full Day Kanchanaburi followed by Elephant Care

Your excursion begins at your hotel lobby where you are greeted by our guide and driver. Head directly towards Kanchanaburi province. Our first stop will be made at Wat Tham Sua, The temple that stands atop the mountain. Marvel at the magnificent Buddha Statue boasted as the largest in the province coupling with beautiful stupa. You can choose to challenge yourself climbing the 157 steps stair or do it comfortably with the cable car. Set out to the famous Bridge of the River Kwai, spend a short time walking along the ironclad bridge that bears a long history of bloodshed and conflict from the time of World War II. You will board the train which will take you along the renowned Death Railway before proceeding to Elephant Haven Thailand. After taking care of yourself with delicious lunch, it is time to prepare some food for the elephants and admire this gentle animal at Saiyok Elephant Haven. Complete the tour by departing to Bangkok full with impression.

$546.72 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Bangkok and Western Thailand Adventures

Day 1 : Arrival day in BangkokYou will be picked up from Bangkok’s airport at anytime. Private Transfer to Riva Surya Hotel in Bangkok or similar (Check in time 14:00 p.m.) Day 2 : Bangkok Day Trip AdventuresDepart from hotel to visit Grand Palace and Wat Phra Kaew by public transport. Visit Wat Pho by Tuk Tuk. Cross the river to visit Wat Arun and continue to the Flower market by boat. Optional lunch at the local restaurant and continue to visit Golden Mount, Wat Sraket. On board the express boat for your journey along Saen-Saep canal. Visit Jim Thompson House and transfer to Riva Surya Hotel or similar. Day 3 : Maeklong railway, Floating market and KanchanaburiCheck out and depart from hotel in Bangkok to Kanchanaburi by private a/c vehicle. En-route stop at Maeklong railway market (Umbrella market), where the train pass over the food stalls on the train track. On board your private long tail boat for the canal tour, the boat will bring you to visit Damnoensaduak Floating markets. Optional lunch and continue to Kanchanaburi province. Visit Thai-Burma railway museum and Bridge over the river kwai. Visit Hell fire pass and transfer to overnight at River Kwai Resotel in Kanchanaburi or similar. Day 4 : Erawan WaterfallDepart from your resort in Kanchanaburi to Erawan Waterfall by private a/c vehicle.  Enjoy relaxing or trekking to the top tier of the waterfall (7th tier). Optional lunch at the local restaurant. Then on board the train and ride along the former death railway. Visit Krasae Buddha cave and transfer to overnight at River Kwai Resotel in Kanchanaburi or similar.  Day 5 : Kanchanbauri - BangkokDepart from your resort in Kanchanaburi to Riva Surya Hotel in Bangkok or similar  by private a/c vehicle. Free time in the afternoon.  Day 6 : Departure dayPrivate transfer to airport in Bangkok by a/c vehicle. Normal hotel pick up time is 3.5 hours before your departure flight time.

$85.44 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Full Day Floating Market and the bridge over the River Kwai

Get pick up early at your hotel lobby, begin with a 110 KM road trip to Damnoen Saduak District of Ratchaburi Province. You can expect the scenery with a combination of rice fields, salt fields, fruit orchards and coconut plantations.First visit a local villager’s house that specialize in making of Palm sugar, see the demonstration of how Thai locals make use of palm sugar in all kind of dishes and sweets. Board a motorized long-tail boat that brings to the heart of the famous floating market. Observe the scene of the fascinating lifestyle of the locals living along the canals.Proceed by car to Kanchanaburi Province, 129 kilometers west of Bangkok. Visit the War Cemetery, which contains 6,982 war prisoners who lost their lives during the World War II at the hand of the Japanese Army during the construction of the Death Railways, the War Museum and the Bridge over the River Kwai, located on the bank of Kwai Yai River

$326.25 Multi-day & Extended Tours

2 Days 1 Night with the original Karen Tribe

First day start the tour at 8.30 am. we will pick you up from your hotel then drive to the South of Chiang Mai about 1 hour,First we will take a bamboo rafting along the river about 40 minutes,after that drive to Doi Inthanon National Park, on the way you can see the beautiful scenic view, having lunch at the Park before start the trekking beside the waterfall ,here you can see more beautiful view, nature passing the tribe farm,coffee plantation and at the we will take you to the local coffee shop to let you try the local by the tribe, After that we will go to the home stay where we will stay overnight, we will join together to cook our dinner , Have a free leisure after dinner. Second day, having breakfast then we will spend our time to learn about the tribe culture.We will visit the school you can share your experience for the kids, after that will learn about how to picking the coffee beans, how to roasting the coffee beans,how they made their costume and also more activities depend on the season. Time to say good bye to the tribe and back to the city, on the way we will visit the biggest waterfall Wachiratharn waterfall or Diamond waterfall.

$312.41 Multi-day & Extended Tours

2-Day River Kwai Floathouse Experience from Bangkok

Day 1 (L, D)Pickup from major hotels in the Bangkok downtown area. Arrive in the Kanchanaburi province and visit the Thailand–Burma Railway Center, an interactive museum, information and research facility dedicated to presenting the history of the Thailand–Burma Railway.Visit the Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, a memorial to some 6000 allied prisoners of war during WWII who perished along the railway line. See, too, the world-famous bridge over the River Kwai, a part of Death Railway constructed by Allied POWs.  Take a long-tailed boat on River Kwai to Floathouse River Kwai, where you’ll check-in and have lunch upon arrival.Take a long-tailed boat upstream to visit nearby Mon Tribal Village and Temple. The Mon people are an ethnic group from Myanmar, living near the Thai-Myanmar border. The Mon were one of the earliest peoples to reside in Southeast Asia and have a great history. Then return to the hotel.Dinner, followed by a 45-minute Mon Dance performance and overnight the Floathouse River KwaiDay 2 (B, L)Start your day with breakfast before you take a long-tailed boat downstream to Resotel Pier and continue on road to visit the Hellfire Pass Memorial. (01 Jan-30 Jun 2018 Hellfire Pass Interpretative Centre (the museum) will be closed for renovations, however, visits will still go ahead to the actual location to see Hellfire Pass. Then a visit will be made to Sir Weary Dunlop’s Park at the nearby Home Phutoey River Kwai Resort. Due to its similar historical thread it is believed that this is a suitable alternative to the museum while it is closed.) Following hotel checkout and lunch at a local restaurant, you’ll ride on Burma Railway (Death Railway) passing over original wooden viaduct constructed by Allied POWsYour 2-day tour concludes with hotel drop-off in Bangkok at around 6pm.

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