Thailand’s rural idyll

See the picturesque province of Kanchanaburi in a new light on a sustainable tour that goes beyond the landmark attractions.

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Thailand’s rural idyll

Engraved in history as a location where the infamous World War Two ‘Death Railway’ once snaked through serene countryside, Kanchanaburi is now celebrated as a leisure destination to enjoy the beauty of nature. Our exploration starts in the provincial capital where we board a train for a journey along one of the most amazing stretches of rail track in the world – Tham Krasae Bridge, a structure built by POWs that clings impossibly to sheer cliffs high above the river.

We then cycle along jungle trails surrounding Hintok River Camp, our base for this tour. We will spend the night in tents furnished with beds, hot water showers and air-conditioning. Our second day involves exploration of the swirling, seven-tiered Erawan Waterfall, a cascade that extends for 1.5 km from the top tier to the base.

We will get the chance to meet villagers, witness their traditional cooking skills and find out how they maintain a relationship with the local wildlife. Dinner at a local restaurant is followed by a night beneath comfortable canvas. Our final day involves an insight into ethnic Mon tribe culture and a visit to a museum dedicated to war-era history, followed by the transfer to Bangkok.

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