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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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
A wonderful day and full of variety and interest which greatly exceeded expectations..
Very good trip with nice english speaking guide Peter. A lot of fun
My husband and I took this tour while we were on our honeymoon in Bangkok. It was the best tour ever!!! We are so thankful we booked it. The tour guide, Yui, was amazing! She was so sweet and thorough and really showed us a great time. Highly recommended and so worth it!!!!!!
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.
Our guide was knowledgeable and helpful. He cared about his job. I am an instructor of wilderness medicine subjects at a university in the USA and really appreciated his knowledge of the environment that we were in. I highly recommend this trip.
This tour was great, but our tour guide Peter was even better. He gave us a better understanding about Thailand that you don't read in books. I would go on this tour again only if Peter was our guide.
It was the highlight of our Thailand triop.
We had an excellent tour guide---THE FAMOUS Peter lol. He made this tour perfect and enjoyable.
Love the food, oxcart ride, the waterfall, the wild monkey and of course the elephant ride.
The whole package was great value for money.
That was very insightful tour! Amazing food market and a lot of fun during elephant ride! I highly recommend the tour :)
Kwok Cheung John C
Thumbs up! A must-join tour in Bangkok. The tour was so pleasurable and memorable largely because we had an outstanding tour guide, Peter, who treated us like his good friends. He explained everything very clearly, and was always conscientious in making us comfortable (such as cold towels and plentiful cold bottled water). He treated us with various local specialty food items (such as coconut water, fried banana and fried sweet potato) as we went through the local market. He helped us to take pictures in the best locations. The elephant ride was awesome, and the lunch in the farm was superb.
SUPER FUN TRIP! Guide Peter was very friendly, approachable and knowledgeable. After the ox cart ride we were all very hot and sweaty and the guide immediately offered us some cold tissue and water, which was really nice. This was also the case for the waterfall and elephant ride. The highlight of the trip has got to be the elephant ride. You do get to sit on the neck, which I would highly recommend you to do so as well. We reached bangkok around 5pm, leaving us ample opportunity to continue shopping around the city. This trip is definitely highly recommended, and the guide will NOT bring you to buy anything at all!
Had an awesome time on this tour. Peter, our tour guide, was professional and knowledgeable and took care of everything! Highly recommended.
The local market was certainly different from anything back home. Very authentic. The lunch at the farm house from the purchases that our guide made at the market was fantastic and the owner of the farm was such a pleasant and loving woman. The waterfalls walk was a challenge for some in the group to climb back up the many stairs, but certainly was a beautiful falls. The highlight of the day was certainly the elephants. It was great fun to feed them and they loved to be fed right into their tonques. Once on the elephants you go about 10 minutes through jungle, another five or ten through a river and the best part is when the guide gets you to get on their neck and out of the seat to take your picture and then he leaves and just runs around taking your picture as the elephant picks its own way through the jungle. Many great pictures and such a great time!
This was a lot of fun. Peter was our guide. He spoke excellent english, was very knowledgeable and helpful. He offered to help us see other stuff in bangkok and even chiang mai, where we were headed. Part of the fun was listening to him talk about anything we asked concerning thailand. Reasonable price and they pick you up from the hotel, so no issues lining up transit from A to B to C etc. That is more of an issue than we expected, in part because it's hard to locate stations and tickets online, and locals at the stations don't always speak english. Also they hardly ever understand western pronunciation of the transliterated terms and can't always read transliterated addresses (eg one book i have says "english" is "ing-grit" in thai, but the thais i asked didn't understand "ing-grit" -- they pronounce it "ahn-keet". Also a cab driver in bangkok didn't recognize "Chatuchak" on an address i had written).
Most memorable moments of the trip:
1) on the drive out of the park, we saw wild monkeys crossing the road and hopping down from the trees.
2) on the elephant ride, the trainer hopped off, let us sit on the elephant's neck, and walked ahead singing.
Pick up on time. Very nice driver and tour guide. First stop was at the market (outside Bangkok) where we could see so many new fruits and vegetables (and also meat - "Mickey Mouse" from jungle). At this market our tour guide bought mangosteens for us as a dessert after lunch. Next stop was at some private ranch where we watched (and participated a little) how is thai food cooked. Then we had an amazing lunch (one of the best meels I had in Thailand) and mangosteens as a dessert (wow - awesome fruit!!!). Next stop was at the waterfall. Nice walk to it through the jungle and very nice waterfall. Last stop was at a hotel resort with elephants. This elephant safari is (as this whole tour) kind of touristy but much better then I've seen on Koh Samui island. It was cca 30 minute ride on an elephant, including a walk in a river. In the end our "elephant driver" got off and we could try sitting on the elephant's head while the driver took our pictures and video.