A 3-hour drive from Bangkok lies a city filled with wineries, farms, and massive floral fields. Wait what? That exists in Thailand? Yes it does, and you can find it all in Khao Yai. Here’s how to cover all the must-eat-see-do in this 4D3N Khao Yai itinerary.

Lala Mukha Tree House Loft - Khao Yai ItineraryBangkok has been my go-to getaway whenever there’s a short window for some brainless travelling. Flights are fairly cheap (being only 3 hours away), good and affordable food aplenty and we’ve gotten so familiar, it’s almost become an extension of Singapore. But there’s only so much a destination like Bangkok can continue to excite us restless travellers.

Right after we landed in Bangkok this time, we drove 3 hours north to the city of Khao Yai where we spent 4 days exploring places we hardly expected to see in Thailand.

Pre-trip Essentials

PB Wine Valley - Khao Yai ItineraryBest Time To Visit: Khao Yai is generally a few degrees cooler than Bangkok but the cool weather and clear skies is best experienced during the post monsoon/winter season between November – February. Average temperatures in the day hovers around a comfortable mid-20 and drops to 10-15°C at night.

Getting Around: Many key sights can be quite far away (up to an hour drive) and unfortunately there are no metered taxis nor does Grab or Uber function around here (as of Dec 2017). We booked an affordable 4-day private car charter through Klook which gave us complete freedom to decide what we wanted to experience each day in Khao Yai. More on that below!

Connectivity: The great thing about the Khao Yai Custom Tour is that you can purchase the SIM Card together with the car charter so your driver can hand you the SIM card when you arrive; no need to settle the SIM card at a separate counter. But if you’re not purchasing the Khao Yai Custom Tour, you can also get the 8-day unlimited data SIM card separately and have it handed to you at the arrival gate.

If it’s your first time purchasing on Klook, use promo code <TTIKLOOK> for S$5 off!

See also: Ultimate Khao Yai Guide – 25 things to do in Khao Yai

4D3N Khao Yai Itinerary

DAY 1

Arrive in Bangkok

To make full use of the day, we took the 7AM Scoot flight and arrived in Suvarnabhumi Airport at 8:30AM. If you’re landing at Suvarnabhumi too, you can spot the drivers waiting outside Gate 4 with distinct orange (Klook) signboards. We met our driver, bought some breakfast and were on our way by 9:30AM; of course, SIM cards settled too.

*Pro-tip: The ride will take 2.5-3 hours so grab yourself some breakfast at the airport’s Family Mart. You can get a pretty decent Thai Basil Rice set with a runny fried egg for ฿65.

Yellow Submarine Coffee Tank

Yellow Submarine Coffee Tank - Khao Yai ItineraryAfter a 2.5 hour drive, we were more than happy for a coffee stop and there’s no better place than the Yellow Submarine Coffee Tank. Sporting black walls and minimalist architecture, you’ll see many locals using the various corners for OOTDs. Yellow Submarine Coffee Tank Hokkaido Coffee - Khao Yai Itinerary

But don’t just come for the photos, some notable items on the menu include Hokkaido Coffee (฿140) and Charcoal Honey Toast (฿185) which comes with a delicious scoop of vanilla ice cream.

Yellow Submarine Coffee Tank Charcoal buttered Toast - Khao Yai ItineraryCoffee was alright but the Charcoal toast was pretty good! It was crisp, evenly buttered throughout and complimented well with the vanilla ice cream.

Address: Mu Si, Pak Chong District, Nakhon Ratchasima 30130, Thailand
Opening Hours: 9AM – 7PM (Closed on Tuesdays & Public Holidays)*

 *Might be closed on weekdays during the low season

Primo Piazza

Primo Piazza Ice cream - Khao Yai ItineraryJust a 3-minute drive from Yellow Submarine Coffee Tank is the famous Primo Piazza — an Italian themed village with cafes in aptly themed buildings.

Drop by the cafe for some brunch or the ice cream parlour to cool off under the midday sun.

Merino Sheep at Primo Piazza - Khao Yai Itinerary

Primo Piazza Alpacca - Khao Yai Itinerary But perhaps the greatest highlight here are the sheep, donkeys and alpacas! Your entry ticket can be exchanged for a bunch of animal feed which is great for bribing the animals for photos 😛

Entrance Fee: ฿200
Address:
200/2 Moo10, Tambon Musi, Pakchong District, Nakhon Ratchasima 30130, Thailand
Opening Hours: 6AM – 6PM (Everyday; hours might differ on Public Holidays)

Piazza Palio

Palio shopping street - Khao Yai ItineraryNot too far from Primo, Palio is another Italian themed market square where you can get a little shopping done. Entrance is free and we were really quite amazed at the details they tried to replicate for an immersive out of the country experience. From the architecture of the buildings, to the stone cobbled streets, they even had accordion music playing in the speakers, throughout the streets!

Piazza Palio Ariel View - Khao Yai ItineraryI guess with a wee bit of imagination, it really did feel like we were transported out of Thailand for a bit. It’d also add to the experience if you’re visiting during the cooler winter seasons where evening temperatures drop to 16-20°C!

Entrance Fee: Free
Address: 
146/1 ม.4 Palio Khaoyai, ถ.ธนะรัชต์ กม.17, Tambon Mu Si, Amphoe Pak Chong, Nakhon Ratchasima 30130, Thailand
Opening Hours: 9AM – 7PM (Sun – Thurs); 8:30AM – 8PM (Fri & Sat)

Dinner at Kua Kampan

Kua Kampan Thai Food - Khao Yai ItineraryAfter exploring hipster cafes, and walking through little Italy, we were in fact craving for some homely Thai food and Kua Kampan was the perfect find — just a 10-minute drive from Palio. Its cosy, open air setting and affordable prices turned out quite popular with the local tourists.

Kua Kampan - Khao Yai Itinerary

The centrepiece is in fact a modified boat made to accommodate a couple of tables on the deck. Popular dishes here are the Red Curry with Snails (฿200) — snails were so-so but the curry was really good, and Red Ruby Fish (฿320) — the fish is massive! If there’s only 2 of you, the grilled mackerel (฿220) is a pretty good alternative.

Address: 94-94 / 1 Moo 6, Pak Chong District, Nakhon Ratchasima 30130
Opening Hours: 9AM – 9PM (Daily)

DAY 2

PB Wine Valley

Shiraz Wine at PB Wine Valley - Khao Yai ItineraryStart the day early the next morning and hop on the 9AM Winery tour at PB Wine Valley — a 350 hectare vineyard and the largest in Khao Yai.

PB Wine Valley Grapes - Khao Yai ItineraryAt 350 metres above sea-level, the conditions are perfect for growing certain varieties of wine grapes as well as many seasonal fruits you can find here.

PB Wine Valley Tour - Khao Yai Itinerary

The tour leaves 3 –5 times a day (9AM,1030AM, 12PM) and will bring you through vineyards, the wine factory and of course, to taste some wine. Kids as well as those who aren’t up for alcohol can ask for a full glass of 100% Shiraz Grape juice instead.

Cost: ฿320 for a 75 minute tour around the winery (Includes 3 wine tasters)
Address:
102 Moo 5, Phaya Yen, Pak Chong Nakorn Ratchasima 30320
Opening Hours:
8AM – 4:30PM

Contact: Pre-book the wine tours by sending an email to [email protected] or calling them at 08 1733 8783

Farm Chokchai

Farm Chokchai Tractor - Khao Yai ItineraryThis 100-hectare farm hold tours twice a day from Tuesday – Fridays and every 20 minutes over the weekends. Unfortunately we couldn’t book the tour but heard great reviews from the other travellers we met in Khao Yai.

Farm Chokchai Sheep - Khao Yai ItineraryThe tour brings you through the farm’s agriculture processes, a rodeo show and even has ice cream making classes (only available through pre-booking).

Farm Chokchai ATV Ride - Khao Yai ItineraryIf you miss the farm tour, there’s also ATV rides (฿360) that bring you into the forest and an open farm with sheep & horses you can feed for ฿40. There’s also a Chokchai museum that houses a wide range of collections from cowboy merchandise to vintage cars and cameras.

Cost: ฿300 for 2 hour Farm Tour
Address:
169 หมู่ 2, ถนนมิตรภาพ, ตำบลหนองน้ำแดง อำเภอปากช่อง จังหวัดนครราชสีมา, 30130 Tambon Pak Chong, Amphoe Pak Chong, Chang Wat Nakhon Ratchasima 30320, Thailand
Farm Tours: 
10AM & 2PM (Tues – Fri); Every 20 minutes from 10AM – 2:40PM (Sat – Sun) Open on Monday only if it’s a public holiday

Contact: Pre-book the tour by calling 08 9949 4631 

Lunch Ban Mai Chay Nam

Ban Mai Chay Nam Superman - Khao Yai ItineraryBan Mai Chay Nam is so much more than just a restaurant. While walking in, you’ll see an extensive collection of characters like Superman, Maralin Monroe, Elvis Presley, even a Colonnel Sanders. Walking through the corridor to our tables was a whole journey of childhood nostalgia.

The place is huge but can get quite crowded during lunch hours as tour buses will make a stop here.

Ban Mai Chay Nam Food - Khao Yai ItineraryWe ordered papaya salad (฿60), a medium sized plate of fried rice with generous servings of real crab meat (฿150), and tom yum soup (฿200) which were all really tasty and priced affordably.

Address: 21, Mittaphap Road, Tambon Pak Chong, Amphoe Pak Chong, Nakhon Ratchasima, 30130, Thailand
Opening Hours: 10AM – 10PM Everyday

Baan Suan Noi (Hobbit House)

Baan Suan Noi Hobbit House Bridge - Khao Yai ItineraryAfter lunch, wean off your food coma with a 40 minute nap before arriving at Baan Suan Noi; known as the Hobbit House. Primarily an accommodation (that gets booked up really quickly!) you can also visit just to take photos and explore the area. There’s even a whole room full of costumes ranging from Snow White to Harry Potter and of course, The Hobbit characters. Some of the unbooked rooms are even left open for anyone to explore.

Baan Suan Noi Hobbit House - Khao Yai ItineraryThere are currently 13 themed rooms in either Hobbit style or Santorini but there was a whole other area under construction and looks like it’ll be ready in early 2018.

Baan Suan Noi Santonrini House - Khao Yai Itinerary Baan Suan Noi Santorini Room - Khao Yai ItineraryHave to say I was really quite impressed with the Santorini rooms. Not only because of it’s all-white theme but the little details like the curvatures in the wall and the little trinkets in the room really reminded me of our Airbnb when we were in Santorini.

Cost: ฿50 (Entrance Only); ฿100 (Entrance + Costume Rental)
Address: 
Lat Bua Khao, Sikhio District, Nakhon Ratchasima 30340, Thailand

Dinner at Midwinter Green

Midwinter Green Evening - Khao Yai ItineraryUp for a castle dining experience? Head to Midwinter Green an hour before the sunsets so you can see the place when there’s still natural light but also at its most beautiful when the outdoor lights go on.

Midwinter Green - Khao Yai ItineraryIf you’re visiting in the cooler seasons, definitely ask for the outdoor seats so you can enjoy the cool evening breeze, live music, while dining with a view of the castle.

Dishes cost around the same as cafes in Singapore which isn’t too pricey considering the setting and service. We ordered the pork ribs with BBQ sauce (฿490) as well as the Aglio Olio (฿295) which was really fragrant and a must-try for spicy food lovers.

Address: 10 88/88 Soi Ban Sai Thong Mu 24 Soi 2, Nong Nam Daeng, Pak Chong District, Nakhon Ratchasima 30130, Thailand
Opening Hours: 10AM – 10PM

DAY 3: Khao Yai National Park

Khao Yai National Park Aeriel View - Khao Yai ItinerarySpanning across 2000 square kilometres, Khao Yai National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage site and is home to lots of wildlife like elephants, deers, otters and gibbons.

You can grab a map from the Visitor Centre before going on self-guided treks to check out waterfalls and view points where you can overlook the vast Greenland. Most of the treks are fairly easy and straight forward and there’s also the option of getting your driver to drop you close to the look out point.

Entrance Fee: ฿400 + ฿50 for the car
Opening Hours: 8AM – 6PM

Haew Narok Waterfall

Khao Yai National Park Haew Narok - Khao Yai ItineraryStarting from the furthest point, and also the tallest waterfall in the National park, Haew Narok measures 100m high. From the closest drop off point, it’s an easy 900m walk to the lookout point.

If you’re game, there’s also a rocky path from the left side of the barrier where you can climb down to the base. It might look really steep but you’ll see lots of families with young kids attempting the trail too.

Recommended Time: 1.5hours
Opening Hours: 
6am – 5pm

Pa Deo Die Cliff (Also spelt Pha Diao Dai/Pha Diew Die)

Khao Yai National Park Pha Diao Dai Cliff - Khao Yai ItineraryThere are a couple of scenic view points from the Pak Chong Entrance towards the visitor centre but Pa Deo Die is arguably the best. There’s a raised wooden path which makes the cliff easily accessible and a round trip around the path only takes 15-20minutes.

Although there are signs warning against getting too close to the edge, the flat boulders are pretty safe to hang your legs over as you enjoy the panoramic view up front.

Recommended Time: 30 – 45 minutes

Haew Suwat Waterfall

Khao Yai National Park - Haew Suwat Waterfall - Khao Yai ItineraryHaew Suwat is much easier to access than Haew Narok so you’ll see a bigger crowd here; though there are more vantage points so you’re more likely to get a photo without getting photobombed. The waterfall 25m high and splits into 2 separate streams. You can even walk to the back of the waterfall although you’ll probably get a little bit wet.

Recommended Time: 1 hour

Night Safari

Elephants in Khao Yai National Park - Khao Yai Itinerary Khao Yai National Park Elephants - Khao Yai ItineraryAt the visitor centre, you can pre-book your night safari for ฿500 a car (fits up to 10pax) and goes out at 2 timings (7PM & 8PM). Although if you’re lucky (like us :P) you can spot wild elephants in the day from the grassland between Haew Narok and the visitor centre. Popular animals spotted on the safari ride other than elephants include deers, otters, oxes and gibbons.

*Pro-tip: Bring along a sweater as temperatures tend to dip quite a bit at night.

Cost: ฿500/vehicle
Time:
1 hour

Pak Chong Night Market

Pak Chong Night Market - Khao Yai ItineraryPak Chong Night Market insects snack - Khao Yai ItineraryAfter a whole day of hiking, treat yourself to some yummy some street food at the Pak Chong Night Market. Some of our favourites found here were the Mango Sticky Rice (฿60 for a whole mango and generous servings of rice), fresh fruits like papaya (฿20, neatly cut and packed in a box), instant noodle salad (฿60) and the Chili Cheese Fries (฿39).

Pak Chong Night Market Fries - Khao Yai Itinerary

Address: 2422 Tambon Pak Chong, Amphoe Pak Chong, Chang Wat Nakhon Ratchasima 30130, Thailand
Opening Hours: 5PM – 9:30PM

See also: Ultimate Khao Yai Guide – 25 things to do in Khao Yai

DAY 4

Our flight from Suvarnabhumi Airport was at 7:40PM so we had until 2.30PM to explore before driving back to Bangkok.

Brunch at The Chocolate Factory

Chocolate Factory Cakes - Khao Yai ItineraryAlthough called the Chocolate Factory, this glass building is actually more of a restaurant with a pastry & chocolate store on the first floor.

Chocolate Factory Kitchen - Khao Yai ItineraryWhen you enter, there’s also a small glass kitchen where you can observe chocolate products in the making.

Chocolate Factory Cafe Chocolate dome - Khao Yai ItineraryThe restaurant serves a wide range of western to local thai food with mains starting from ฿180.

Address: 352 Moo 2 Thanarat Rd. T. Musee Pakchong Nakhon Ratchasima 30130
Opening Hours: 9:30AM – 9PM

Jim Thompson Farm

Jim Thompson Farm Flower Field- Khao Yai ItinerarySaving the best for the last (partially also because it was the most out of the way), it takes around 2 hours to drive to the Jim Thompson Farm but if you love flowers, the scale of these flower fields are well worth it!

Jim Thompson Sunflowers - Khao Yai Itinerary

Sunflower Field at Jim Thompson - Khao Yai ItineraryThese sunflowers are taller than the average human being!

Jim Thompson Pumpkin Patch -Khao Yai ItineraryDon’t get too carried away though as it takes around 3 hours to drive back to Bangkok in moderate traffic.

There’s a food court within the Jim Thompson farm at very affordable prices. Grab a bowl of noodles or rice with curry before heading off for the airport.

Entrance Fee: ฿180 (Includes a ride around the farm)
Address: 2072, Tambon Takhop, Amphoe Pak Thong Chai, Chang Wat Nakhon Ratchasima 30150, Thailand
Opening Hours: 8AM – 5PM (Closed on Sunday, only open from Nov – Feb)

Accommodation in Khao Yai

1) Luxury: Lala Mukha Tented Resort

Lala Mukha Eco Safari Tent - Khao Yai ItineraryNot only is the tent interior one of the cosiest we’ve experienced, the surroundings at Lala Mukha Tented Resort is so gorgeous you don’t really want to leave the resort, no kidding!

Lala Mukha Tented Resort - Khao Yai ItineraryThe area is surrounded by mountains, plenty of greenery and not to mention how cutely designed the accommodation is. You get to pick from 3 choices:

Lala Mukha Tree House Loft - Khao Yai ItineraryLoft Tree house — has 1 double and 2 single beds

Deluxe Savana Tent — comes with attached shower and toilet

Eco Safari Tent — no attached bathroom but comes with a living room area, a fridge, a sofa and a TV.

Lala Mukha Shared Toilet - Khao Yai ItineraryWe got the Eco Safari Tent as all the others were fully booked but loved every bit of it! The shared bathrooms weren’t too far away from the tents, were modernly designed and found exceptionally clean!

Lala Mukha Tented Resort Breakfast - Khao Yai Itinerary
Breakfast with a view

All the tents come with a/c although if you’re here Nov – Jan, you’ll want to roll down the tent windows and enjoy the cool, crisp air outside.

Lala Mukha Infinity Swimming Pool - Khao Yai ItineraryDid we mention there’s also a gorgeous infinity pool overlooking the lake?!

Cost: ฿3750 (~S$156) for the Eco Safari Tent (High season price)
Address: 
515 Moo 5 Musi Pakchong Nakhonratchasima, Tambon Mu Si, Amphoe Pak Chong, Chang Wat Nakhon Ratchasima 30130

2) Fun: The Kids Adventure Khao Yai

Khao Yai The Kids Adventure - Khao Yai Itinerary

Located just 500m from the northern entrance of Khao Yai National Park, The Kids Adventure Khao Yai is a great mid range alternative.

Khao Yai The Kids Adventure - Khao Yai Itinerary Khao Yai The Kids Adventure Loft - Khao Yai ItineraryThese are 2 storied lofts with attached bathrooms in a small but cosy space. Though because the beds are located upstairs and cold air sinks, you might want to turn the a/c a little colder than you’re usually used to.

Khao Yai the kids adventure tents - Khao Yai ItineraryBeing a kid friendly accommodation, there are free archery and golf stations you can use at anytime.

Address:  91 Mu Si, Pak Chong District, Nakhon Ratchasima 30130, Thailand
Cost: S$58 for 2

3) Budget: At Home Hostel

At Home Hostel - Khao Yai Itinerary
Photo credit: AtHome

Located within walking distance from Pak Chong Night Market, At Home hostel is one of the first few that opened in Khao Yai and is run by a friendly couple. A great if you’re here without your own private driver as you can meet and share transport with the other guests staying here.

At Home Hostel - Khao Yai Itinerary
Photo credit: Athome

Cost: ~S$10/pax for a dorm bed; ~S$37 for a double bed with attached bathroom
Address: 27 Soi 1 Tesaban16 St., Nakhon RatchasimaPak ChongNakhon Ratchasima Province 30130 Thailand

Khao Yai Custom Tours

3 Pax Car Klook Custom Tour from Suvarnabhumi Airport - Khao Yai Itinerary

So how this custom tour works is, you’ll be assigned a driver who will pick you up from Bangkok (Suvarnabhumi, Don Muang or your hotel) and drive 3 hours north to Khao Yai. Each day, you can plan out a 12 hour itinerary to fit around 3-5 attractions depending on the distance.

See also: Ultimate Khao Yai Guide – 25 things to do in Khao Yai

The regular salon cars will cater for 3-4 pax but if you’re going with a bigger group, there’s also the option of picking a van for up to 10 passengers. We spoke to travellers in Khao Yai who booked a van with other tour agents and realised Klook’s prices were a lot lower!

When booking, be sure to have your itinerary ready as you’ll need to enter the details during booking. We picked Package B because we wanted to cover places like the Hobbit House and the Jim Thompson Farm which are further away. If you’d like to follow our itinerary, here’s the concise version:

Day 1: Yellow Submarine Coffee Tank, Primo Piazza, Palio, Kua Kampan, back to accommodation

Day 2: PB Wine Valley, Farm Chokchai, Ban Mai Chay Nam Restaurant, Hobbit House, Midwinter Green, back to accommodation

Day 3: Khao Yai National Park, Pak Chong Night Market

Day 4: Chocolate Factory, Jim Thompson Farm, Suvarnabhumi Airport

For PB Wine Valley and Farm Chok Chai, be sure to call up the office to make reservations for the tour at least 1 day before going. For us, we arrived on a Sunday and many tours were fully booked but our driver was generally quite flexible about making on the spot improvisations. Just be sure to have a list of all the places you intend to cover and your driver can help plan the most efficient route.

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ENFP and Co-founder of The Travel Intern. Fuelled by yoga, the outdoors, and anything that spells adventure, she quit her 4 year marketing job to explore yoga for 3 months in India. Back with a little more flexibility, zest for adventures and stories to tell, follow her adventures on Instagram @cheriesyw :)

50 COMMENTS

  1. Thanks for all the information. Really very helpful as we are planning for a trip in 2018 feb to Khao Yai..
    can you also mention overall budget for 4d3n if we follow exactly the same itinerary?

    • Hi Deepti, we spent about SGD1100 for 2pax excluding flights from Singapore. It can be easily $3-400 cheaper if you pick alternative accommodations, and eat less at the restaurants!

  2. Hi!
    Thanks for these info it sure helps us for our upcoming trip in Mar18. One qn thou, does the customised tour by Klook includes the transfer to Lala Mukha?
    Thanks!:)
    Ida

    • Hi Ida,
      Yes! The tour is fully customisable so you just need to include it in your itinerary when planning the trip with your driver.

  3. Hi Cherie, after reading yours, i totally fall in love & decide Khao Yai for my next vacay nex month for 4D3N…Do i need to book the driver for 4days? Pls advice.. tia

  4. hi Cherie. Thanks for these info it sure helps us for our upcoming trip in Mar 28th to mar 31st .
    we will go with 4 adults ( me and my husband and our parent) and a toddler. i will skip your day 3 trip plan, any recommendation for us?

    • Hi Jenny! The National Park isn’t that tough as the waterfalls are well marked with clear trails and steps. For the elderly it might be tiring but if they are the adventurous kind, it shouldn’t be a problem! We saw many children and toddlers as well.

      For ideas, this post might be more useful! https://thetravelintern.com/25-things-to-do-in-khao-yai/

      With the family, you guys might want to travel slower and cover less places as well, so the extra day can be used to take things slow. Hope this helps!

      – hendric

  5. Hi Cherie,

    Total price for $1100 for 2 pax includes the meals, car and the entrance to all the attractions that was mentioned?

    Thanks 🙂

  6. Hi Cherie,

    How does it work if we’re planning to spend a few days in BKK first before heading over to Khao Yai, say, we leave BKK in the afternoon and reach Khao Yai just in time to check in and have dinner? Was checking out the different packages at Klook, we can choose just a few places to go instead of their full list right, seeing how it’s customizable?

    Thanks!
    Jacq

    • Hi jacqueline,

      Yup you can do that too! Simply get the driver to pick you up from someone prominent in BKK. Preferably a hotel I guess so there’s an easy place to park and meet.

      The list of places is only a suggestion so your route is entirely up to you!

  7. Hi. May I know where exactly is Pa Deo Die cliff located in the national park? Can’t really find the location for it anywhere.

  8. Hi Cherie,

    Planning 2pax to travel to Khao Yai for 5 days 4 nights But out bud is max $800each, will that work .
    Kindly share what are the key sites and restaurants are must visits ?

    Thanks!

    • Hi Carmen, what we recommend is already in the itinerary! The sites and restaurants are not expensive, your main costs would be the car rental (https://bit.ly/fussfree-Khaoyai) and accommodation. The car rental costs and accommodation can be split so it shouldn’t be that bad!

  9. Hi Cherie,
    Thank you for all your info and itinerary.
    I’ve booked with Klook on 2 vans for 18 pax. I’ve followed your itinerary for 4d 3n.
    Can I check with you, how do I booked all the entrance tickets?
    Is it possible for us to purchase the tickets as we arrived every destination?
    If need to book first, do you have all the links that you’ve booked?

    Thank you!

    • Hey Carlyn, the only attractions that required pre-booking was the PB Wine Valley Tour (you can email them for reservations), Farm Chokchai (you’ll need to call them) and the Night Safari at Khao Yai National Park (reserved at the National Park’s visitor centre). The email and numbers are all available in the article! 🙂 All the other tickets can be purchased at the entrance.

      However, since you’re travelling with a big group, you might also want to make reservations at Ban Mai Chay Nam too as it can get quite crowded over lunch.

  10. Hi.. is the entrance fees to all the attractions place mentioned in the custom tour are inclusive?
    Price from Klook is only for the driver, fuel and car.?e.g. 4D Package B : S$570 you mentioned above?
    I’ve contacted Klook, the CS replied really confusing. Cant differentiate between Private Tour and Custom Tour. We cant decide which package to take and no confidence to ask Klook.

    • Hi Joanne,

      The entrance fees aren’t inclusive so you can choose activities that interest you most and pay when you reach the place. Our itinerary was picked based on what we wanted to see but you can mix and match with stuff from this non-exhaustive list: https://thetravelintern.com/25-things-to-do-in-khao-yai/

      I’ve just studied the 2 listings and it looks like the Private Car Charter is only for a single day trip to and from Bangkok. Meaning you’ll have to return to Bangkok on the same day. Whereas for the Custom Tour we took, the driver picked us from the airport in Bangkok and only sent us back after our 4 days in Khao Yai. Every night, we’d be sent back to our accommodation in Khao Yai. Hope this helps!

  11. Im planning family trip ( 1 Adult+1 eldery (age 67)+ 1 teen) to Bangkok/Khao Yai in December 2018. Undecide whether to visit on early-Dec or mid-Dec or 23-27 Dec . Which date would you recommend ? Can suggest some itinerary for 5D/4N trip , prefer to spend 3days or 4 days at KhaoYai. Thank you.

  12. Hi Cherie, I’m planning a 4 days trip but during last week of june so may not be the best weather. Will all the places in your article still be open? eg the PB vineyard and the Jim Thompson farm etc. in case they are seasonal.

    • I think it’s best to give them a call to check since you’ll need to make a booking beforehand anyway 🙂

  13. Morning
    We are planning about 4-6pax to travel to Khao Yai from 22 Dec onwards 4 Days 3 nights. Can you help us on the Accomondations, Transport etc…
    What’s the cost for the package?
    Do you have itinerary for us?

    Thank you
    Clara

  14. Hi Cherie
    Thank you very much for your sharing.
    I’m planning to go with my family members 8 pax on end Nov 18 for 3N in Khao Yai. Is it book the van with driver & give my own planned itineraries to the driver?

    • Hi Felice! Yup that’s what you do. During the booking process, you’ll be asked to list down your rough itinerary. The drivers are flexible, but it’s better to have a rough plan.

  15. Hi,
    Thanks for the great write up. I’m planning for 4d3n in Dec. If I’m leaving on day 4 around 10am to catch the 4pm flight from BKK, then should I get the 4 days package or 3 days? If I take 3 days, then what about my transport to airport on day 4? If I take 4 days, then I would have wasted the day 4 since I’m leaving at 10am. Thanks!

    • Hi Lilian, Yup you are right! The driver follows you all the way to it’s either you sacrifice the time or find an alternative way.
      Perhaps you can end Day 3 in BKK then take a taxi or transfer from your hotel in BKK to the airport? That’s what another reader did as well.

  16. Hi Cherie

    May I know if you stayed at 1 accommodation throughout the 4D/3N itinerary? Are all the resort choices in Khao Yai accessible to all your 25 recommended activities?

    We are planning to visit during the Christmas week which you caution to avoid. Why so?

    Cheers,
    Sophia

    • Hi Sophia, we stayed in two different accommodations:
      – Lala Mukha Tented Resort (our favourite)
      – The Kids Adventure Khao Yai

      You can easily base yourself at one location without worry because of your driver (https://bit.ly/fussfree-Khaoyai)
      No worries!

      We mentioned avoiding Christmas as it’ll be crowded that’s all. Other than tourists, there will also be plenty of locals on holiday!

  17. Hi ,
    I’m planning to go Khao Yai during December for 4d3n. Are you able to provide me an itinerary and package rate for 3adult and 1 kid. Hotel we booked ourselves . Pickup at airport to khao yai and return to Bangkok.

  18. Hi Cherie,
    Does the package A or B of each number of days apply to 1 driver to any number of pax ? Does that means – if 2 pax or 5 pax to a driver and choose package A – 3 days, the price is the same ?

  19. Hi Cherie
    If I choose Package A – 4 days at S$482 , but I want to include some other places which are not covered in this package, does the driver accomodate and not charge us ? You mentioned many times driver is accomodating, thus places like Jim Thomson Farm and HobbitHouse can be requested on that day itself if we decide to change the itinerary? I don’t seem to be able to get a reply from KLOOK from some of my enquiries.

    • Hi Lynette, if it’s within a 50km radius of the national park, it should be ok! However it’s still best to get a confirmation from Klook’s helpdesk. They have a live chat that is quite responsive usually!

  20. Hi, can the car accommodate 4 pax? Is it possible to include Saraburi Sunflower Field in our itinerary. I hope to know before booking.

    • Hi Jenn, unfortunately the car charter is up to 3 pax for the small car. However you can rent the bigger van that can accommodate up to 10! Should be possible to include!

      According to Klook:
      Standard Car (Toyota Corolla or Vios): 3 Passengers + 3 Pieces of standard luggage
      Standard Van (Toyota Commuter): 10 Passengers + 5 Pieces of standard luggage
      The number of passengers and amount of standard luggage should be no more than 6 for car, no more than 15 for van.

  21. Hi, When you visited the National Park is the driver with you the whole time bringing you to the different areas? Did you spend the whole day inside the park or go in and out? Is there food available for dinner if we stay on for the safari?

    • Hi Loges, Yes the driver drove us around as the areas can be quite far away. We spent majority of the time in the park. There are quite a number of food stalls near the main national park centre where you can get food. Not to worry!

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