During this trip you will become acquainted with the Khao Yai National Park, the oldest national park in Thailand. The park is about a 3-hour drive from Bangkok and offers a wide variety of flora and fauna. With a bit of
The trip will start with a visit to the Buddhist cave temple. Watch the golden Buddhas next to the stalagmites and stalactites that this cave has. After the visit to the cave, we continue to a very special place. During sunset millions of bats come out of a cave in a large swarm to hunt for food. It is fascinating to see how these bats come out of the cave in a long line.
The next morning you will be picked up early to get acquainted with the Khao Yai National Park. We take a walk of approximately 2.5 hours through the wooded area. Chances are that you will see gibbons and hornbills. The guide tells you everything about the flora and fauna that occur in this nature reserve.
After this we continue to the Haew Suwat waterfalls. You enjoy a local lunch here and you have the opportunity to swim in the natural water source. These waterfalls are known because scenes from the movie “The Beach” with Leonardo DiCaprio are recorded here.
In the afternoon we drive to the third highest point of the park. From here you have a great view over the green park. In the evening we go looking for wild elephants one last time before we return home.
Day 1: Around Khao Yai
In the afternoon between 3:00 PM and 3:30 PM your local guide will be waiting for you at the Khaoyai Nature Life Resort. You first visit a Buddhist cave temple, where you see millions of bats flying out of the cave along the way, a beautiful sight! Then you go to the viewpoint that overlooks the national park. You will be back at the hotel around 7:15 p.m.
Day 2: Khao Yai National Park
After breakfast, you will visit the Khao Yai National Park. Elephants and even some tigers live in the park. In the morning you take a nature tour, which will introduce you to the park. The walk ends at the large lookout tower in a more open area. With a little luck, you spot some animals, such as deer, monkeys, and elephants. After this, it is time for a nutritious lunch close to the park headquarters where there is also a small visitor center. Learn here about the history of the national park and the management of the park.
Then you visit the Haew Suwat waterfall. This waterfall is known in particular because part of the movie “The Beach” with Leonardo Di Caprio was shot here. The surroundings are beautiful and it is a wonderful place to rest and take in the beauty of perhaps Thailand’s most beautiful nature park. At 1188 meters, Khao Kiaw is the highest point in the park. The view is beautiful, especially when the sun sets slowly.
After the sunset, you go back to the hotel. If the weather conditions are good and the park supervisor gives permission, it is also possible to make an optional evening safari. With the help of special lamps, you get a unique look into the animal world. With a bit of luck, you can spot deer, cats, wild bears and even elephants. Khao Yai is a national park where the animals are free to go wherever they want. Therefore, there is no certainty to spot wild animals.
We advise you to bring the following: a cap, insect spray, walking shoes, a long-sleeved shirt, long pants, a photo camera, and binoculars.
|Type of tour||Price per person|
|Join tour||2800 ฿|
English speaking guide
|Transport||Pick up truck|
|Titel||1,5 Day Khao Yai National Park|
|Subtitle||Multiple day tour|