Khao Yai National Park and Elephant Ride Day Trip from Bangkok
Reviewed by: Larry T, June 2015
This was a great trip. I had one of the best times I have ever had. I had the usual adventures reaching the starting point of the trip two cab rides and walking across several lanes of a freeway. Not dangerous but not exactly what I was expecting. The drive out toward the park was pretty long but the driver and guide knew good places to stop for bathroom breaks and drinks and it was nice to see some countryside away from Bangkok. We stopped at a local food market which was really interesting with exotic foods. Some of it did not sit well with my western sensibilities but it was still well worth the stop no expectation buying things here. The rice cart ride was OK basically riding in a wagon on a fairly rough trail. It sort of reminded me of visiting my grandmother's farm many years ago and that was ok. Lunch at the farm was great and was probably closer to what the locals eat than what you'd get in a restaurant. No gastric events either! The park was nice, we saw wild monkeys of some kind and some giant lizards but, for good or ill, no tigers. The waterfall was nice but not exceptional. It was a fairly pleasant walk but fairly steep on the return. Good shoes make sense for this part of the trip. The elephant ride was fantastic. It was a goal of mine just to touch an elephant and the ride was worth the entire trip which was otherwise still quite nice. They did a good job of getting pictures of us and actually we rode more with out the elephant driver ? than I expected. Overall, it was a great trip and I would do it again.
Reviewed by: Allen C, June 2015
Great tour if you want to see what Thailand is like outside of Bangkok, but don't have the time to vacation in another city. The food was great and Peter was a great tour guide. Highly recommended!
Reviewed by: Paul W, June 2015
I really enjoyed the trip , Peter was our guide and he was good fun , would recommend this trip I give it a 5 rating
Reviewed by: SARAH D, June 2015
Got proposed to on this trip so I have to say it was pretty special. Tik our guide was fantastic, very knowledgeable friendly and accommodating. Even brought pete a beer after he proposed : The itinery was good, the cooking lesson was fun and had a really tasty filling but simple lunch. The national park was spectacular and the elephant ride was something I would never have imagined doing! All in all highly recommended.
Reviewed by: Crystal H, June 2015
Tour was awesome! Out guide Peter was helpful, fun and informative. Two major tips - Bring toilet paper and bug spray!! I still have bite marks!! I thought I'd love the market part of this tour, however it was overwhelming to see the poverty and smells. Other than this it was so amazing!!
Reviewed by: Mei Fun Cynthia L, June 2015
Elephant riding was amazing!
Reviewed by: Carlos G, June 2015
This tour was great, our tour guide was excellent. We really enjoyed it.