Day trips from Bangkok

Khao Yai National Park Tour

  • Full-Day Tour
  • Private Tour


Spend a day exploring the magnificent waterfall and wildlife of Khao Yai National Park on this full-day tour from Bangkok. Hike to see the waterfall made famous in the movie ‘The Beach’, spot elephants, gibbons and a myriad of bird species, and take in the views from the impressive Pha Daew Dai lookout.

What to Expect

Covering more than 2000 square kilometres of jungle and grasslands in the centre of Thailand, Khao Yai is one of the country’s premier national parks. After being picked up from your Bangkok hotel and transported to the National Park Visitor’s Centre, you can stretch your legs on one of the waterfall hikes, accompanied by an experienced local guide. Weave through the picturesque rice paddies and keep an eye out for monkeys, elephants and bears, then cool off in the spray or pools at the base of Khao Yai’s waterfalls. Following lunch at a local restaurant, you’ll also have time to soak up the panoramic views from the spectacular Pha Daew Dai lookout.

Your Itinerary

  • You will be met by your guide in the hotel lobby and begin the two hour drive to Khao Yai. En route you will stop at a local market in beautiful Nakhon Nayok province to sample some of Thailand’s exotic tropical fruit, including rambutans and the much-loved mango.
  • After arriving at Khao Yai National Park, you will have time to explore the National Park Visitor Centre where there is a wealth of information on the park, its wildlife and attractions. This lush landscape of rugged mountains and tranquil waterfalls is home to a huge variety of animals, including elephants, buffalo, deer, monkeys and around 250 birds species.

    There are numerous different hiking trails you can choose to walk during the morning to visit the park’s waterfalls. Whether you just want a short stroll or something more demanding, your guide will ensure your safety as they lead you through this magnificent natural park.

    Option 1: Heaw Narok Waterfall (1KM)
    Experience Khao Yai’s highest waterfall, Heaw Narok, located in the southern part of the national park. It falls dramatically over three different cascades into a deep abyss and is particularly spectacular after heavy rains.

    Option 2: Pha Kluy Mai Waterfall (Orchid’s Cliff Waterfall) (3.5 KM)
    This medium-sized waterfall is particularly beautiful for the red orchid which grows along the surrounding cliffs and has become a symbol for the area. For those feeling energetic, they can continue to Haew Suwat Waterfall, one of the most popular in the national park for its appearance in the film ‘The Beach’.

  • Enjoy an authentic Thai lunch at a local restaurant.
  • After lunch, you will visit the magnificent Pha Daew Dai viewpoint which is located a short walk through the national park’s jungle. From the top of this cliff there are impressive panoramas across Khao Yai and the opportunity to catch a glimpse of some of the park’s wildlife.
  • Depart from Khao Yai National Park and return towards Bangkok.
  • Arrive at your Bangkok hotel of choice.

Dos and Don'ts

– Although the animals are familiar with humans and may approach you for food, please don’t feed them as it affects their natural behaviour and can cause digestive problems

– Please don’t bring any pets with you as they may transfer diseases to the wild animals.

– Please put all your rubbish in the bins provided or take it with you to help the staff keep this natural park clean.

– Refrain from any activities that may disturb or pose any danger to the animals and plants in the forest.

– Don’t bring any items that may threaten or disturb the animals or other visitors, including guns, hunting tools, or firecrackers.