Khao Yai National Park and Elephant Ride Day Trip from Bangkok

448 Reviews

  • Location: Bangkok, Thailand
  • Duration: 10 hours (approx.)
  • Tour code: 3685BKK27

Reviewed by: William P, November 2015

It and #39;s exhausting , make sure you get plenty of rest the night before. It and #39;s almost to much stuff. The elephant trek is actually booked thru a resort that offers it to their customers. It and #39;s about 30-40 minutes. We didn and #39;t get back till very late, 8pm I think? I was picked up at 6am.

Reviewed by: Tammie N, November 2015

This tour was awesome. Seeing the market, then going to the farm and seeing the oxen and having lunch. Then off to the national park where we saw the waterfall. The grand finale of seeing monkeys and riding the elephant was a once in a lifetime event for us....the driver and guide were so nice and helpful.

Reviewed by: Maria B, November 2015

I had an amazing day and experience on this tour.
My expectations were totally exceeded.
The tour guide Shwan, I think was very informative, the driver Pex was very friendly, the lady who showed us a little bit of thai cooking was adorable and very accommodating along with the boys who arranged the ox cart ride.
I did not like the steep steps to and from the waterfall but enjoyed the view once we were there, perhaps this could be cut out of the tour although the information provide by the guide was good.
And finally the elephant ride, what can I say, I will never forget it, I had a wonderful experience. Thank you

Reviewed by: Paola P, November 2015

Great tour! Guide Yui was nice and not drowning you with loads of info. Elephants were the best part!

Reviewed by: David J, October 2015

A great way to get out of the city for a day!
I was picked up early morning after tour east left a message at my hotel with a pick up time. It was around an hours drive to the market stalls - raw meat, live fish/toads/eals etc it was a little different to street markets i'm used to, but there was lots of fruit stalls where the tour guide purchased some for us to try after lunch.
We got to a small farm about an hour later where we were given a ox cart ride, it was nice to experience how they used to transport goods. We them met at the farm house and cooked our meal with a super nice lady, great thai food and lots of it and you are provided with bottled water soda 30 and beer 60 bhat.

Next stop was to the national park, all entry fees and tolls were paid for by the tour company. We parked up and had a hike to the waterfall, it started raining heavy but the guide had ponchos for everyone, although the path is cement it can get very slippery so make sure you bring decent shoes, there is also lots of steep steps. Great views and great fun.

We stopped off at a view point which was incredible, there was around 20 monkeys there and you could get close to take photos. One monkey got onto a pick up truck and thew clothing out then ran off with some fruit from a bag - hilarious. don't bring food outside the minivan

The last part of the tour was riding the elephants, 100 recommended as was an incredible experience. You start off on the seat with an experienced 'driver' while riding through the river. He then jumps off and lets you take control - amazing, although a little scary at first, they are very well trained. He can also take your camera and take photos of you on the way back. You then get to feed them and take more photos.

Tour guide and mini bus driver were amazing, knowledgeable and spoke good English.

Although I would not return to Bangkok again not a city person, too busy I would love to be on this tour again and would recommend to anyone!

Reviewed by: William L, October 2015

Would highly recommend. Experience of a lifetime. Best day in Thailand!

Reviewed by: Catharine F, October 2015

Excellent tour. Our guide, Peter, was great and full of knowledge on lots of subjects and quizzed us on the way. Went to a local market, had a oxen ride in a cart, had a home made thai lunch, saw some monkeys on the side of the road and stopped to take pictures, saw a beautiful waterfall and best of all, rode on the elephant! I cannot say enough about this tour. Worth the early rising! Lots of fun and lots of learning!

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Tour code: 3685BKK27