Khao Yai National Park : Day Trip with Elephant Ride


Leave Bangkok for a full-day trip into the jungle. Ride oxen, enjoy a freshly-cooked Thai lunch, visit a national park and enjoy an elephant ride.


  • Visit the Heaw Narok Waterfall
  • Discover the local morning market
  • Experience an ox cart ride in the countryside
  • Enjoy a 30-minute elephant ride through the jungle
  • Explore Khao Yai National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Savor an authentic lunch at a renowned Thai-style wooden home

What to Expect

Itinerary :

06:30 Your guide and driver will pick you up from your hotel and head to Nakhon Nayok Province for around 1.5 hours.

09:00 Stop at a local market to see and sample some local food, such as deep fried insects and seasonal fruits. This market sells all kinds of meat, fish, seafood, vegetables and herbs as well as clothes and shoes. Purchase some seasonal fruits as a tasty lunch addition. Drive for another 30 minutes to Baan Kwian Village to experience the "Colorful Thai Way of Living."

10:00 Enjoy a relaxing ox cart ride. This has been the traditional form of transport in Thailand for centuries. The ride can be a bit bumpy but a lot of fun. It will give you an idea of how the local population commutes in this beautiful forested region.

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. Learn the wonders of Thai herbs and spices, which makes Thai cuisine popular the world over, in a home-style learning environment. When it’s time to eat, move to the dining area and enjoy your meal & 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-minute ride exploring small jungles and crossing a creek. After a leisurely ride, feed and take picture with them and watch how they use their trunks to pick up and eat bananas, pineapples & sugar canes.

15:30 You will return to your hotel, arriving at around 18.30.

What's Included

  • 1. National Park entrance fees
  • 2. Bottled water and refreshing towels
  • 3. Licensed English-speaking tour guide
  • 4. A 20-minute ox cart ride in the countryside
  • 5. Raincoats and anti-leech socks in rainy season
  • 6. Passengers' insurance and travel planning service
  • 7. Transportation by comfortable minivan, vehicle or car
  • 8. A 30-minute elephant ride through the jungle and creek
  • 9.An authentic Thai lunch at a renowned Thai style wooden home with hot and sour prawn soup (Tom Yum Goong) and Green Papaya Salad (Som Tam)

What's Not Included

  • Tips
  • Personal expenses
  • Other services not outlined in the itinerary

Know Before You Go

  • 1. Cancellations made up to 24 hours before the beginning of the activity are entitled to a full refund.
  • 2. Cancellations made less than 24 hours before the beginning of the activity and no-shows will not be entitled to a refund.
  • 3. Please inform us if you have any dietary restrictions and allergies and they will aim to accommodate you.
  • 4. Please arrive at the meeting point at least 15 minutes prior to tour departure.
  • 1. Infant to under 3 Years Old (Height of child : 90 cm max.) who are travelling with parents : Free Of Charge
  • 2. Children over 3 - under 10 years old (Height of child : 140 cm max.) : 75% of The adult price
  • 3. Children over 10 Years old and above will be charged as Adult Price : The adult price
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