235 reviews of Khao Yai National Park and Elephant Ride Day Trip from Bangkok
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.
Reviewed by Hady B, Lebanon, April 2012
it was amazing and the our guide (nickname: Mike) was like watching the discovery chanel.
Reviewed by Christine E, April 2012
The elephant ride was the highlight of the trip. I'd recommend it to anyone travelling to Thailand to give it a go
Reviewed by Jerald W, April 2012
great tour. Really enjoyed the elephant ride and the ox cart ride. Was disapointrd that the waterfall was dry this time of year.
Reviewed by Devon D, March 2012
Truly one of the best experiences I have had in Thailand with all thanks due to our guide and driver. They were so accommodating, truly genuine and went way out of there way to make sure our large group enjoyed themselves. The hike was beautiful, the market fascinating, the lunch delicious, and topped off by an fun elephant ride!
Reviewed by James S, March 2012
This trip was excellent. Our guide was very knowledgable about the area and history. The visit to the local food marketplace will not be to everyone's liking, but is was a great glimpse into another way of life. I strongly encourage you to try some of the fruits and prepared meats that are offered as you walk around. The falls were beautiful, though it is a bit of a walk. The stairs to the bottom of the falls require quite a bit of work, but well worth it. The elephant ride was a highlight of our entire trip. The handlers were great in the care of the animals and taking pictures for us.
Reviewed by Chris, February 2012
This was a briiliant, if somewhat long trip lasting over 12 hours. However, the duration was more than compensated by the Elephant Ride which was the highlight of the trip. The visit to the market, farmyard ride, tour of the National Park and lunch were all excellent but the Elephant Ride was superb - an absolute must for any visit to Bangkok.
Reviewed by Alan R, February 2012
Even more than I had hoped for! Everything about it made for an enjoyable day - from the local market to the ox cart ride to the park to the elephant ride. Well worth it.
Reviewed by Jill, Australia, November 2011
This is one of our favourite tours ever! We stopped at a local food market which was fascinating before an unexpected ox cart ride. Then we went to the Heow Narek Waterfall. Not for the faint hearted as there are 109 extremely steep steps to go up and down. It is a beautiful waterfall at the bottom though. Then off to Khao Yai National Park for lunch and the Elephant ride. It was fabulous.
Reviewed by Kategm47, November 2011
This tour was great, on time, professional and a great experience- HIGHLY recommended!
Reviewed by Michela P, October 2011
Had such a great day! Tour guide was very nice and I even met some interesting people! WOuld definitely recommend to anyone!
Reviewed by Kate, October 2011
Absolutely Fantastic!!!!!!!! I am not sure I really need to expand on that but I will, This was by far the best experience of our 5 week honeymoon (Bangkok, Australia, Singapore). This trip was amazing value for money, some reviewer's have said it would have been worth the money just for the elephant part of the trip but we also have been happy paying this price for the rest of the trip before we even got to the elephants!! Obviously the elephant ride is the highlight of the trip (the river bit is unbelievable) but the market, ox cart, Views and monkeys on the road really helped to make it perfect.
Reviewed by Danielle C, September 2011
Fantastic day out we really enjoyed this,just the day trip to get out of Bangkok!!
Reviewed by Roy N, September 2011
This was my first trip to Thailand first through Viator so I wanted a day "sampler" outside of Bangkok.
Time was confirmed the night before and from start to end it was an outstanding, well organized, informative journey. Driver and guide were outstanding and there was just enough commentary on the way to the sites that allowed for quiet viewing and a nap!
The market tour was enjoyable and a good stop on the way. Some reviewers bemoan the ox cart ride but I found it relaxing, fun and great scenery (I tipped the ox cart handler but it didnt appear others did).
The walk to the falls was beautiful (even the mini-leeches appeared, as advertised) and my only wish was that it was longer and that Viator offered a full day and perhaps overnight of trekking.
Monkeys appeared en masse, as did elephant dung (but no elephants) and deer along the drive to lunch, which was good and more than ample although a bit bland (spice it up!)
The elephant ride through the forest and river was a life highlight and worth the price of admission! I rate the tour highly recommended, good value, great service.
Reviewed by Anonymous, September 2011
My husband and I had the best time on this tour. Our tour guide Majik was great. He was very entertaining and knowledgeable.
It was a full day, but not rushed. The tour included visits to a food market and National Park. The day ended with the best part - the elephant ride. I recommend this tour - you will totally enjoy it.
Reviewed by suitlaw, August 2011
The van ride did take a while, but we knew this would be the case beforehand. Here are a few highlights from the trip: a ride in an ox-pulled cart, a hike to a waterfall, a traditional Thai meal, and an elephant ride. The elephant ride was definitely the best part. During the ride, each passenger had a chance to ride on the elephant's neck and take his/her turn steering. Plenty of pictures were taken for us, helping us better preserve the memories we made. This day tour also offers a much-needed trip out of the Bangkok area.
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