Khao Yai National Park Tours

Khao Yai National Park
The UNESCO World Heritage-listed Khao Yai National Park was Thailand’s first national park, located in the Panom Dongrak Mountains. It includes forests, grasslands, and a variety of animals and bird life. As it’s just a couple of hours from Bangkok, visiting the park is an easy way to experience Thailand’s natural side.
 
The Basics
Khao Yai National Park is part of the Dong Phayayen-Khao Yai Forest Complex, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. With its diverse wildlife—including elephants, tigers, deer, snakes, monkeys, hornbills, and more—and beautiful scenery, this large park is a favorite of nature and outdoor lovers. There are walking trails, waterfalls, and watchtowers, and it’s a particularly exciting place for keen bird watchers.
 
The park can be visited independently, but many visitors like to take a guided tour, to fit a lot into a single day while learning about the park. Both hiking and general sightseeing trips are available as single-day or multi-day tours that include other destinations throughout Thailand.
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • There’s an entry fee for international visitors.
  • As the park is in the mountains, the altitude ranges from 1,300-3,300 feet (400-1,000 meters). Visitors should be prepared for different temperatures.
  • Camping and bungalow accommodation is available in the park, and there are many hotels and bed-and-breakfasts just outside.
  • Walking along many of the roads in the park is not permitted, so it’s preferable to take your own vehicle or join a guided tour.
  • There are some food outlets within the park, but it’s advisable to bring a picnic and snacks.
 
How to Get There
The park is a 2.5-hour drive northeast of Bangkok. It can be reached by minivan or bus from Bangkok to Pak Chong, but this is still several miles from the information center in the park. Taking an organized tour is the quickest and easiest way to get there.
 
When to Get There
The park is very popular, so it can get busy during weekends and public holidays. Avoid visiting at these times for a more peaceful experience. The park is usually open from 6am until 6pm daily.
 
Visit Kaeng Krachan National Park
Travelers who want to experience more of Thailand’s nature should also visit the Kaeng Krachan National Park. This is the largest national park in the country, and is located in the Tanaosri Mountains. It’s full of birds and butterflies, and is famous for its beautiful misty vistas. Hiking in this park is best done with a guide.
Address: Nakhon Ratchasima, Pak Chong District, Thailand
Admission: Varies
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Full-Day Khao Yai National Park & Thai Cooking

Add Thai cooking to an afternoon hike on a full-day combo tour: you’ll start by visiting a Bangkok market and preparing five Thai dishes, then head to Khao Yai National Park for a walk to a gorgeous waterfall. With a mix of hands-on cooking and active exploring, this tour is a great way to escape Bangkok’s busy streets for a day of food, culture, and nature.
  • Duration: 12 hours
  • Duration: 12 hours
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Khao Yai National Park & Thai Cooking Experience

In this full day trip from Bangkok you will cook five classic, delicious Thai dishes in a beautiful open-air environment after having been to a local market to get the ingredients that you will need. You'll visit the magnificent Khao Yai National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, for a short hike into the jungle to the Heaw Narok Waterfall plus see the Park from a fantastic Viewpoint and more. There is no shortage of wildllife at Khao Yai, and with a little luck you may see wild elephants crossing the road! This tour comes with transfers from/to your centrally located Bangkok hotel.
  • Duration: 11 hours
  • Duration: 11 hours
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$113.15 USD
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John Gray's Cave Canoeing Tour in Phang Nga Bay

Explore the limestone caves and hidden lagoons around Phang Nga Bay with an experienced guide and learn about their discovery by John Gray in 1989. With a light Thai style lunch served onboard the boat, professional guides to paddle each custom-made canoe through some jaw-droppingly spectacular  caves and 'hongs' and a Thai seafood buffet dinner during a Phang Nga Bay sunset, this full day tour is truly a magnificent experience.
  • Duration: 10 hours
  • Duration: 10 hours
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Khao Yai National Park Tour from Bangkok including Lunch at Fruit Plantation

The Khao Yai National Park (Thailand’s second largest and a World Heritage Site) is famous for its dense virgin forests, streams, waterfalls and high-altitude plains. This is great city escape for those looking to get back to nature during their stay in Bangkok.- Escaping the busy city life for a day in the countryside- Take a tour of the local morning market- Explore Khao Yai National Park, UNESCO World Heritage Site- Enjoy the lush scenery of the Khao Yai National Park- Plenty of wonderful backdrops for postcard-perfect photos
  • Duration: 10 hours
  • Duration: 10 hours
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Full Day from Bangkok: Explore Khao Yai National Park - Waterfall - Viewpoints with Authentic Cooking and Thai market tour

When you’re immersed in the bustle of Bangkok, it’s hard to imagine that Thailand’s largest national park sits only two hours away. Escape the city center on an activity-packed day trip that reveals the best parts of Khao Yai National Park and includes a cooking class and market tour. Ideal for first-time visitors with limited time, this tour alleviates the stress of planning and includes entrance fees, lunch, and convenient hotel pickup and drop-off.
  • Duration: 10 hours
  • Duration: 10 hours
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4-Day Northeast Thailand Heritage and Temples Tour from Bangkok

Explore Thailand’s heritage and temples on a 4-day privately guided tour from Bangkok. Head northeast to Isan to explore bustling markets and holy shrines, ancient battle sites, and extraordinary Khmer temples. Discover 11th-century ruins in Sisaket province and meet bronze and silk artisans in Ubon Ratchathani, then get a glimpse of the past at the active Ban Kan Lueang archaeological site. Enjoy traditional Thai meals and immerse yourself in the art, history, and culture of the extraordinary Isan.
  • Duration: 4 days
  • Duration: 4 days
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5-Day Wild Jungle Ranger Adventure Tour from Bangkok

Take on the ultimate jungle adventure on a 5-day tour from Bangkok to Khao Yai National Park.  Explore the UNESCO World Heritage-listed reserve with an experienced ranger as you trek across the rugged terrain, sleep beneath the stars and swim in lush waterfall pools. Eat rustic camp meals and dine at the park’s ecolodge where you’ll relax before and after your trek, and learn about wildlife conservation. Learn the names of jungle plants in the untouched reserve, where you’ll spot elephants, macaques and barking deer in their natural habitat.
  • Duration: 5 days
  • Duration: 5 days
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Khao Yai Winery - Vineyard Tours & Animal Lover with Horse Farm from Bangkok

If you’re a lover of wine, discover a different side of Bangkok on a vineyard tour that includes wine tasting and a visit to a horse farm. Without the hassle of advance planning, you’ll pack in multiple activities—such as horse riding and sampling passion fruit—and learn about the lesser-known heritage of Thai wine at Khoa Yai winery. Hassle-free hotel pickup and drop-off mean you won’t have to worry about finding a meeting point.
  • Duration: 10 hours
  • Duration: 10 hours
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Full day Khao Yai National Park with Elephant Ride

06.30: Pick up from your hotel and head to Nakhon Nayok 09.00: Stop at local market to see and sample some local food, such as deep-fried insects and seasonal fruits.Drive for another 30 minutes to Baan Kwian Village to experience the “Colorful Thai Way of Living” 10.00: Enjoy a relax ox care ride.The ride can be a bit bumpy but a lot of fun.11.00: Arrive at a Thai-style wooden home and learn the secret recipe of 5 classic Thai dishes, before cooking an authentic Thai meal.When it’s time to eat, move to the dining area and enjoy your meal and fresh fruits. 12.30: Continue to Khao Yai National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site where you’ll take a short hike to Haew Narok Waterfall. For a beautiful view of the waterfall, walk 1 kilometer from the main road. 14.30: Next, relax with a bird’s eye view from atop an elephant for a 30-minutes ride exploring small jungles and crossing a creek. After a leisurely ride, feed and take picture with them.
  • Duration: 12 hours
  • Duration: 12 hours
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