Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the Khao Yai National Park and Elephant Ride Day Trip from Bangkok. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.
This was a great trip. I had one of the best times I have ever had. I had the usual adventures reaching the starting point of the trip two cab rides and walking across several lanes of a freeway. Not dangerous but not exactly what I was expecting. The drive out toward the park was pretty long but the driver and guide knew good places to stop for bathroom breaks and drinks and it was nice to see some countryside away from Bangkok. We stopped at a local food market which was really interesting with exotic foods. Some of it did not sit well with my western sensibilities but it was still well worth the stop no expectation buying things here. The rice cart ride was OK basically riding in a wagon on a fairly rough trail. It sort of reminded me of visiting my grandmother's farm many years ago and that was ok. Lunch at the farm was great and was probably closer to what the locals eat than what you'd get in a restaurant. No gastric events either! The park was nice, we saw wild monkeys of some kind and some giant lizards but, for good or ill, no tigers. The waterfall was nice but not exceptional. It was a fairly pleasant walk but fairly steep on the return. Good shoes make sense for this part of the trip. The elephant ride was fantastic. It was a goal of mine just to touch an elephant and the ride was worth the entire trip which was otherwise still quite nice. They did a good job of getting pictures of us and actually we rode more with out the elephant driver ? than I expected. Overall, it was a great trip and I would do it again.
Great tour if you want to see what Thailand is like outside of Bangkok, but don't have the time to vacation in another city. The food was great and Peter was a great tour guide. Highly recommended!
I really enjoyed the trip , Peter was our guide and he was good fun , would recommend this trip I give it a 5 rating
Got proposed to on this trip so I have to say it was pretty special. Tik our guide was fantastic, very knowledgeable friendly and accommodating. Even brought pete a beer after he proposed : The itinery was good, the cooking lesson was fun and had a really tasty filling but simple lunch. The national park was spectacular and the elephant ride was something I would never have imagined doing! All in all highly recommended.
Tour was awesome! Out guide Peter was helpful, fun and informative. Two major tips - Bring toilet paper and bug spray!! I still have bite marks!! I thought I'd love the market part of this tour, however it was overwhelming to see the poverty and smells. Other than this it was so amazing!!
This tour was great, our tour guide was excellent. We really enjoyed it.
Very enjoyable and nice trip. Our tour guide Peter is very awesome and informative.
Tour was amazing. Peter was a great host. Speaks fluent English, told you a lot of the history of Bangkok and about the places we were going to visit. Very happy and motivated. The highlight of the tour was cooking your own Thai food and the elephant ride. I highly recommend Peter as your tour guide
This trip was amazing! I will definitely booking future tours through Viator. It was fun to drive through the rural parts of Bangkok and see more/learn more about the culture. This is a very fun tour and would recommend it to friends and family!
The tour was once in a lifetime opportunity. Our tour guide Peter spoke good English and was really cool, nice and helpful. If you have a choice you should request him. After our trip he was kind enough to show us the best side of Thialand. He was Knowledgeable and just cool I consider him friend
What a great experience! Brilliant day from stopping at the markets to riding with oxen and everyone at the farm being so welcoming and friendly. And then of course the elephants as well!! Tik our guide was great, very friendly and knowledgeable. Totally recommend this trip.
Experiencing the local markets was great as it wasn't anything like all the markets in Bangkok. The Ox cart ride was great and the lunch was some of the best food we've had in Thailand. Stopping at some beautiful places along the way and seeing wildlife was great but the elephant ride just topped it
This was the highlight of our trip to Bangkok! Pick up at the hotel was on time and organized. We loved every part of this tour. The walk to the falls was beautiful and the market, home cooked meal and ox cart ride were a great experience. Make sure you check out the bathroom with a view at the farm. You will see what I mean. The elephant ride was just so fun I couldn't stop laughing. Keep in mind there is quite a long drive involved and this tour lasts into the early evening, but no pain no gain right? So much bang for your buck on this tour. Not to be missed. Great fun for all ages!
Elephant Ride was the highlight of the tour. I would recommend the tour to any one travelling to Bangkok for something different. The Guide and driver for very helpful, my only complaint would be that the whole day felt very rushed in order to get back in time to Bangkok with the traffic.
It's well worth the money and it's a great day where you learn a lot about Thai culture. Beautiful scenery at the national park and elephant tours, plus the staff couldn't be more welcoming and friendly.
Had a great time! The tour guide was friendly and knowledgable and we saw so many things!
The tour was a great one. Tour guide pick us up from the hotel on time. Our tour was with four others, which was great, We visited shops and waterfall, ride ox and elephant and evenly prepare our tai lunch. This really was experience that we never forget.
Had a great time visiting the park, the waterfall, the ox-cart ride and the great lunch at the farm house. Our guide was full of information and couldn't do enough for us. The elephant ride was my second one in Thailand. It most likely will be my last one, especially since there apparently is no enforcement in the prevention of animal cruelty as of yet.
Fantastic fun. Local agents kept us informed of pick up times directly with hotel. Elephant riding, waterfall, cooking class - which I didn't expect all brilliant. Ox cart riding ok, tour of market not that interesting.
It's a fairly long day, might be worth taking snacks and drinks with you as the operators only provide one bottle of water
This was a great tour! Peter was a wonderful tour guide and told us everything we wanted to know about Thailand and its people, culture, food, wildlife, etc. I highly recommend this trip and truly believe it was a great value for the price.