Khao Yai Park

NATURE & WILDLIFE

World renowned Khao Yai National Park is a UNESCO world heritage site. It is an immensely popular attraction and suitable for anyone even mildly interested in nature. And a short 30-minute drive from our resort will get you to the park entrance.

We are very keen to assist you, so you can enjoy a wonderful opportunity to see and experience the real tropical jungle​. The park rangers work diligently to keep the park in its natural order.

 

We  offer a variety of guided tours to bring you safely face-to-face with nature. The more independent, adventurous guests may wish to negotiate a customised tour with us. You can!

So, come book with us and experience Thailand's tropical environment.

Haew Narok Waterfall
Haew Narok Waterfall

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Wild Elephant in the Park
Wild Elephant in the Park

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Green Ferns
Green Ferns

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Haew Narok Waterfall
Haew Narok Waterfall

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full day at the park

Tour duration: Approx. 13 hours

Suggested start time: 08.00h

Recommended outfit: Comfortable walking shoes, long trousers, cap or hat

Please don't forget: Camera, pocket money, mosquito repellent, sunscreen

At 7.30 a.m. we will have a solid breakfast at our resort before leaving for Khao Yai National Park. We provide you with special socks and spray to avoid unpleasant insects.

Around 9.30 a.m. we start a 2 to 3 hour walk through various habitat to gain a good impression and appreciation of Thailand's natural vegetation and wildlife - the jungle! Just listening to the sounds of the jungle is an outstanding experience.

After a short stop at the visitor center we drive through the park to Khao Kiew, a viewpoint located 1,188 meters above sea level, where we enjoy our lunch.

From the viewpoint, we drive to Haew Suwat, which is one of the largest waterfalls in the national park. This is a prime location for some great photos.

At approximately 16.30 p.m. the jungle inhabitants begin to wake from their afternoon slumber. We drive to a watchtower in an open area to observe some of them in their natural habitat. We leave the watchtower after sunset and head back to the resort. It's a full day!

 

full day at the park

With a visit to

the bat cave area

Tour duration: Approx. 13 hours

Suggested start time: 08.00h

Recommended outfit: Comfortable walking shoes, long trousers, cap or hat

Please don't forget: Camera, pocket money, mosquito repellent, sunscreen

This tour is similar to the Full Day At The Park tour, with the same departure time & dress. After spending a few hours in the park, and finish at the Haew Suwat waterfall, we will drive to the bat cave area to watch more than 1 million(!) bats fly out to hunt insects during the night. The swarm of bats continues for more than half an hour and truly is a magnificent sight.


Arrival at Eco Valley Lodge is around 19.30h.

Khao Yai Park Bridge
Khao Yai Park Bridge

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Khao Yai Park Entrance
Khao Yai Park Entrance

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Bats Overhead
Bats Overhead

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Khao Yai Park Bridge
Khao Yai Park Bridge

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Elephant Family
Elephant Family

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Elephant Trail Ride
Elephant Trail Ride

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Elephant Trek
Elephant Trek

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Elephant Family
Elephant Family

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Elephant trekking

Tour duration: Approx. 2.5 hours, incl. a 20-30 minute ride on an elephant

Suggested start time: Flexible, between 10:00h and 16:00h

Recommended outfit: Comfortable walking shoes, long trousers, cap or hat

Please don't forget: Camera, pocket money, mosquito repellent, sunscreen

We drive to a local elephant station where we observe the elephants close up. You can even feed them. Then, up we go! Onto the giants for a ride. The trek goes through the wilderness, crossing rivers and along a jungle trail. For the brave souls, there is even a chance to sit on the head of the elephant like the local mahouts.


Then it's back to Eco Valley Lodge and upload your pictures to your social media!

 

Tour to bat cave area

Tour duration: Approx. 2.5 hours

Suggested start time: 16:30h

Recommended outfit: Comfortable walking shoes, long trousers, cap or hat

Please don't forget: Camera, pocket money, mosquito repellent, sunscreen

This is a late afternoon start at 16.30h. After a half-hour drive we will reach a local bat cave area to witness more than a million bats stream out to feed throughout the night. The swarm of bats continues to undulate across the sky before the sun sets and they disappear from view. This really is a marvellous phenomenon of nature.


Arrival back at Eco Valley Lodge is around 19.30h.

Streaming Bats
Streaming Bats

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An Unending Stream of Bats
An Unending Stream of Bats

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Bats at Sunset
Bats at Sunset

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Streaming Bats
Streaming Bats

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OK Corral Cowboy
OK Corral Cowboy

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Archery
Archery

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OK Corral
OK Corral

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OK Corral Cowboy
OK Corral Cowboy

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horse ride at ok corral

Tour duration: Depends on the riding time & distance

Suggested start time: Flexible, between 9:00h and 16:00h

Recommended outfit: Long trousers, cap or hat (cowboy hat!)

Please don't forget: Camera, pocket money, mosquito repellent, sunscreen

Do you want to release your inner cowboy? You can! Khao Yai is known as the cowboy country of Thailand. Indeed, Pak Chong is known as the Cowboy City of Thailand. There's even an annual cowboy festival held in late December. The local people are very proud of their heritage working with horses and cows. The area is full of the wild west flavour.

This tour will first stop at a local bird park to see many tropical birds, such as parrots, arras and hornbills. The next stop is at the Rose Garden which provides a beautiful view of the valley.

The horse riding begins at OK Corral, where you will be instructed in the art and safety of riding. With a professional instructor/guide you will set off for a magnificent ride through the beautiful hills and trails.

This is your chance to do the 'Yippee yai yay in old Khao Yai!'