Thailand’s third largest province, Kanchanaburi, is located in the west of Thailand and shares it’s northwest boarder with Myanmar. Just a couple short hours drive from Bangkok, Kanchanaburi Province is comprised of 19,480 square kilometers of mostly forested mountains with a few fertile plains, especially near the meeting point of the Kwai Noi and Kwai Yai Rivers, near the town of Kanchanaburi.
Kanchanaburi Province captivates beautiful nature, friendly people with native charm, several majestic waterfalls, spectacular mountains, a near endless collection of caves once inhabited by neolithic man, national parks and the infamous River Kwai. Kanchanaburi Province is also home to the World War II era “Death Railway”, the 413 km long Burma-Thailand railway, where thousands of Allied Prisoners of War and Asian labourers died during construction. A visit to one of the cemeteries or the fascinating museum dedicated to this portion of Kanchanaburi’s history is a must for any visitor to the area.
Kanchanaburi Province is the ideal location for the outdoor enthusiast who seeks such activities as bird watching, camping, jungle trekking and elephant trekking within the various national parks, rafting and canoeing and rock climbing.
With so many things to see and do around Kanchanaburi, for your convenience, Active-Thailand has organized several guided sightseeing and adventure travel tours allowing you to simply sit back, relax and take it all in. All of our tours are conducted with private air-conditioned car or van and include a driver and guide. Some tours combine groups together, but most are offered as private tours for just you and those in your party.
Have a look at our exciting tour selection below:
River Kwai Jungle tour 3 days / 2 nights
Depart from Bangkok to visit the Kanchanaburi area, with all it’s tourist attractions as famous hell fire pass, the death railway, and the “river kwai” bridge. This is a join tour, and participants will spend two nights on the exotic River Kwai Jungle Rafts, a unique floating hotel outside Kanchanaburi.
Luxury Nature Tour / Forest Trek, Kanchanaburi 3 days / 2 nights
Venture into a large protected forest area, in this eco-trek accompanied by an experienced naturalist. You will also have the opportunity to kayak down one of Kanchanaburi’s rivers, visit a Buddhist shrine deep in the jungle, take time for some birdwatching and visit a pre-historic cave.