Location: Bangkok, Khao Yai
Price: 2700 - 5000 BAHT
TOUR KHAO YAI – ON PRIVATE BASIS –
TOUR FROM BANGKOK TO KHAO YAI NATIONAL PARK
TOUR DESCRIPTION. The Ideal City Escape Tour. Khao Yai National Park, proclaimed in 1962, was the first National Park in Thailand and, with its 2,168 square km, is the third largest one in the country. The park covers a mountainous area some 200 km from Bangkok, straddling the borders of four provinces, although the greater part belongs to Nakon Ratchasima (Korat) province. In 1984, it was named an ASEAN Heritage Park, and in 2005 it was listed (with adjoining Forest Parks) as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The highest peak in the park is Khao Rom at 1,351 meters. The watershed forms the source of four major rivers which feed many waterfalls throughout the park. The National Park is home to over 3,000 plant species, 320 species of birds and 67 types of mammals – including elephants, bears, tigers, gibbons, deer and wild pigs. The many waterfalls are at their spectacular bloom in the months from June to September.
The start of this tour is a scheduled pick up from hotels in downtown Bangkok at 7.00 am, with the first stop being the market at Nakhon Nayok.
This is followed by a visit to the rice fields, after which we travel on to Khao Yai National Park.
After a break for lunch, we have a walk along the paths in the mountain forests, and then go trekking on elephants along streams and rivers. The trek lets us view an unforgettably and beautiful scenery along the way.
The minibus then takes us back to Bangkok with a scheduled return time of 6.00 pm. During this tour you will be led by friendly and informative guides willing to answer any questions throughout the day.
TOUR DURATION – TIME 08:00 – 18:00
7:00 Pick up at your hotel in Bangkok and transfer to the province of Nakorn Nayok with a stop at a fruit market on the way.
10.00 Entry into the Khao Yai National Park and jungle trekking with a guide and scout (about 2 hours).
12.00 Lunch in a typical restaurant of the Park
13:00 Visit of the waterfalls (completely filled only during the monsoon season)
13:30 Trekking on the elephant to explore the jungle of the Park.
15:00 Return from the Park to Bangkok.
18:00 Arrival at your hotel in Bangkok.
-Sample some indigenous and exotic fruits such as the Rambutan and Mango
-Opportunity to get a glimpse of wild Elephants, Black Bears, Tigers or even a Leopard!
-45-minute ride on an elephant’s back at Pakchong Creek
TOUR BACKGROUND. Khao Yai National Park is located in the Sankambeng Mountain Range, which is the southern prolongation of the Dong Phaya Yen Mountains, at the southwestern boundary of the Khorat Plateau.
This park lies largely in Khorat Province, but also includes parts of Saraburi, Prachinburi and Nakhon Nayok provinces.
Khao Yai is the third largest in Thailand and it covers an area of 2,168 square kilometers, including evergreen forests and grasslands. Its altitude mostly ranges from 400 to 1000 meters above sea level. In this National Park there are 3,000 species of plants, 320 species of birds like red jungle fowl and green peafowl, and 67 species of mammals, like Asiatic black bears, Asian elephants, gaurs , tigers , gibbons , Indian sambar deer , crab-eating macaques , dholes , and wild pigs . Its waterfalls are spectacular, especially the 80 meter high Heo Narok, and Heo Suwat, made famous by the film The Beach. Namtok Sarika is popular with the Thais.
This tour includes:
– Licensed English, Chinese, Mandarin, Cantonese, Russian, French, Spanish, German, Korean, Japanese, Thai or Italian speaking tour guide
– Private transport by air con minibus
– All listed activities
– Pick up and drop off at your hotel
– Entrance fees.
This tour excludes:
KHAO YAI TOUR
PRICE WITH TOUR GUIDE ENGLISH SPEAKING:
PRICES LISTED ARE PER PERSON.
PRICE WITH TOUR GUIDE CHINESE (MANDARIN OR CANTONESE), RUSSIAN, FRENCH, SPANISH, GERMAN, KOREAN, JAPANESE OR ITALIAN SPEAKING:
PRICES LISTED ARE PER PERSON.
We only employ safe and careful drivers and use the most modern and comfortable air conditioned minivan and coach. We will provide transport dependent on your group size as follows:
Group size 1-9 persons:
Modern minibus with air-conditioner – 9 passenger seat format
Group size 10-13 persons:
Modern minibus with air-conditioner- 13 passenger seat format
Group size 13 + persons:
We can either use multiple minibuses or a full sized passenger coach in a 24, 32 or 40 seat format.
For the boat trip on the river and Thonburi canals you will ride on a long tail river boat (Private charter).
A Tourist Authority of Thailand licensed and English, Chinese, Mandarin, Cantonese, Russian, French, Spanish, German, Korean, Japanese, Thai or Italian speaking guide will be provided. We provide separate drivers and your guide will not be driving the vehicle.
If you feel this itinerary does not quite suit then we can customize it to suit your own interests and length of time in Bangkok please contact us with you suggestions.
Pick up and drop off.
Included with all our tours are both pick up and drop off to and from any Bangkok city hotel. There may be an extra charged levied for pick up and drop off at outlying hotels and hotels in the Suvaranbhumi Airport area. We can notify you of any extra charges before we request any payments.