235 reviews of Khao Yai National Park and Elephant Ride Day Trip from Bangkok
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Reviewed by Neddy, United Kingdom, August 2011
There are so many positives to being a solo traveller - I got to ride, guide, dice with death and a watery end by being trampled on by a mere snip of a 19 year old female elephant - right from the start of the ride - all to myself! Completely fantabulous. What a wonderful and memorable day. Just don't let your camera run out of battery.......
Reviewed by Nicole T, July 2011
Lunch was the best of the trip! We got to see an amazing waterfall, great views, monkeys, a local market, and of course the elephant riding! A MUST!
Reviewed by Shaun W, July 2011
This trips was an absolute blast, our guide Gary was just great, a knowledgeable guide and a nice polite man.
The waterfall was great and climb down steps rewarded by views. We saw alot of monkeys and lunch was superb, after lunch we had our ride on the elephants which i had never done before and was slightly nervous about at first but again our mahut was very friendly and i got to ride elephant when he jumped of much to my surprise and he took a lot of photos for me. This was without a doubt, the highlight of my 4 days in bangkok and a must see.
Reviewed by Rodney H, June 2011
Very highly reccommend this trip! This was the highlight of our 3week holiday in Asia. You get so much for your money, including entry fees and meal, and efficient booking. The tour operator called our hotel the previous evening to confirm pick up time. The tours are in small groups so feel very personal, the park is far away but the air conditioned coach stops regularly to visit different attractions. Our tour guide Gary was extremely friendly and spoke good English, pointing things out while we were travelling. The first stop was at a morning market which we found fascinating, Gary talked to us in detail about the various produce being sold. Next we stopped at a farm for an ox cart ride which was a brilliant experience, especially getting to wear crazy hats! Then the tour went on into Khao Yai where we went on a short trek into the jungle to a beautiful waterfall, where we descended some extremely steep steps. Don't go down if you are unfit as it is very hard getting back up and our trip was held up here by an attention seeking Australian who was demanding an ambulance to help her get up the steps! Even though she was clearly just lazy Gary was brilliant and tried his best to get her everything she wanted. We drove to a hotel in the jungle where a lovely meal was provided, including fresh fruit from the morning market. Then the highlight of the day; the elephant ride was a once in a lifetime experience! Starting off on a seat, the guides let you ride on it's neck if you choose to, and ours took tens of photos for us. The elephants are so friendly and feeding them after the ride was lovely!
Reviewed by Michael D, June 2011
A brilliantly organized and eventful trip. The visit to a local food market went on a bit too long but the rest of the trip was fantastic. A ride on a cart pulled by oxen, the trip to the waterfall in the Khao Yai. We then stopped off for much needed lunch. The highlight of the day was obviously the elephant ride, particularly when the mahout let me ride on the elephants back. These creatures are breathtaking and majestic and we got to feed them bananas at the end of the ride. Winni the guide was very enthusiastic and did a wonderful job
Reviewed by Diane G, May 2011
Awesome!!! Such a fun experience and the guide was so informative. It was nice getting to see the real Thailand.
Reviewed by Raymond B, May 2011
Great day out ! It's a 1 hour drive from Krabi but well worth it. Riding on the neck of a 38 year old gentle elephant is a wonderful experience.
Reviewed by Monica T, April 2011
We had a great time on this trip. Art's shared much of his knowledge of Thai culture and history while we were at the market and during our hike. The cart ride through the rice paddies was fun and the highlight was the elephant ride. It appears that these elephants are well taken care of. It was such a thrill for all three of us!
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