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.
Bangkok has been my go-to getaway whenever there’s a short window for travelling. Flights are fairly cheap (being only 3 hours away), food is delicious and affordable food, and it’s easy to get around. But there’s only so much the city 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 four days exploring places we hardly expected to see in Thailand.
Best time to visit: Khao Yai is generally a few degrees cooler than Bangkok but the cool weather and clear skies are best experienced during the post-monsoon/winter season between November – February (flights then are relatively cheap too!). Average temperatures in the day hover around a comfortable mid-20 and drop to 10–15°C at night.
Getting around: Many key sights can be up to an hour’s drive away. There are also no metered taxis nor ride hailing apps around here. 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: 8-day unlimited data SIM card (pick up from BKK airport)
Travel insurance: TravelCare covers medical overseas expenses including adventurous activities cover (starts from $4.50/day)
Read also: 11 Whimsical Accommodations in Khao Yai for an Extra Magical Holiday
Arrive in Bangkok
If you’re landing at Suvarnabhumi Airport, 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.
*Pro-tip: The ride will take 2.5–3 hours so grab yourself some food 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
After a 2.5-hour drive, we took a coffee stop at the Yellow Submarine Coffee Tank. The black walls and minimalist architecture attracts many locals who use the various corners for a mini photoshoot.
But don’t just come for the photos, some notable items on the menu include their Hokkaido Coffee (฿140) and Charcoal Honey Toast (฿185) which comes with a delicious scoop of vanilla ice cream.
The coffee was alright but the charcoal toast was pretty good! It was crisp, evenly buttered throughout and compliments well with the vanilla ice cream.
Cost: From ฿140/dish
Opening hours: 9AM – 6PM (Mon – Thu), 9AM – 7PM (Fri – Sun), closed on Tues and PH
Address: Mu Si, Pak Chong District, Nakhon Ratchasima 30130, Thailand
*Note: Might be closed on weekdays during the low season
Just a 3-minute drive from Yellow Submarine Coffee Tank is the famous Primo Piazza — an Italian-themed village with themed buildings.
Drop by the cafe for some brunch or the ice cream parlour to cool off under the midday sun.
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 serves as a good bribe for photos with the animals 😀.
Entrance fee: ฿200
Opening hours: 9AM – 6PM (Fri – Mon), closed from Tue – Thu
Address: 200/2 Moo10, Tambon Musi, Pakchong District, Nakhon Ratchasima 30130, Thailand
Not 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 quite amazed with the detail replicated 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!
I 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
Opening hours: 9AM – 7PM
Address: 146/1 ม.4 Palio Khaoyai, ถ.ธนะรัชต์ กม.17, Tambon Mu Si, Amphoe Pak Chong, Nakhon Ratchasima 30130, Thailand
Dinner at Kua Kampan
After exploring hipster cafes, and walking through little Italy, we were craving some homely Thai food and chanced upon Kua Kampan — a 10-minute drive from Palio. Its cosy, open-air setting and affordable prices turned out to be quite popular with local tourists.
The centrepiece is 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 alright but the curry was really good, and Red Ruby Fish (฿320) — the fish was massive! If there are only two of you, the grilled mackerel (฿220) is a good alternative.
Cost: From ฿200/dish
Opening hours: 9AM – 9PM
Address: 94-94 / 1 Moo 6, Pak Chong District, Nakhon Ratchasima 30130, Thailand
PB Wine Valley
Start the day early and hop on the 9AM winery tour at PB Wine Valley — a 350-hectare vineyard and the largest in Khao Yai.
At 350m above sea-level, the conditions are perfect for growing certain varieties of wine grapes as well as other seasonal fruits you can find here.
The tour leaves four times daily (9:30AM, 11AM, 1:30PM, and 3PM) 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 (non-alcoholic) instead.
Cost: From S$29/pax for a 70-minute tour around the winery (includes 3 wine tasters)
Opening hours: 8AM – 8PM (Sun – Thu), 8AM – 10PM (Fri and Sat)
Address: 102 Moo 5, Phaya Yen, Pak Chong Nakorn Ratchasima 30320, Thailand
This 100-hectare farm holds tours twice a day from Tuesdays to 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.
The tour brings you through the farm’s agriculture processes, a rodeo show and even has ice cream-making classes (only available through pre-booking).
If you miss the farm tour, there are also ATV rides (฿360) that bring you into the forest and an open farm with sheep and 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 a 2-hour Farm Tour
Farm tours: 10AM and 2PM (Tues – Fri); 10AM, 11AM, 1PM, 2PM (Sat, Sun and PH) Open on Monday only if it’s a PH.
Address: 169 หมู่ที่ 2 Thanon Mittraphap, Nong Nam Daeng, Amphoe Pak Chong, Chang Wat Nakhon Ratchasima 30130, Thailand
*Note: Pre-book the tour by calling 08 9949 4631
Lunch Ban Mai Chay Nam
Ban Mai Chay Nam is so much more than just a restaurant. While walking in, you’ll see an extensive collection of characters like Superman, Marilyn Monroe, Elvis Presley, and even Colonel 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.
We 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.
Cost: From ฿60/dish
Opening hours: 9AM – 9PM
Address: 21, Mittaphap Road, Tambon Pak Chong, Amphoe Pak Chong, Nakhon Ratchasima, 30130, Thailand
Baan Suan Noi (Hobbit House)
After lunch, wean off your food coma with a 40-minute nap in the car 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.
There are 13 themed rooms in either Hobbit or Santorini style.
Have to say I was really quite impressed with the Santorini rooms. Not only because of its 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)
Opening hours: 8AM – 11PM
Address: Lat Bua Khao, Sikhio District, Nakhon Ratchasima 30340, Thailand
Dinner at Midwinter Green
Up for a castle dining experience? Head to Midwinter Green an hour before the sun sets so you can see the place when there’s still natural light but also at its most beautiful when the outdoor lights go on.
If you’re visiting in the cooler seasons, ask for the outdoor seats so you can enjoy the cool evening breeze and 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.
Cost: From ฿295/dish
Opening hours: 10AM – 10PM (Sun – Thu), closes at 11PM on Fri and Sat
Address: 10 88/88 Soi Ban Sai Thong Mu 24 Soi 2, Nong Nam Daeng, Pak Chong District, Nakhon Ratchasima 30130, Thailand
Day 3: Khao Yai National Park
Spanning across 2,000 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 viewpoints where you can overlook the vast greenland. Most of the treks are fairly easy and straightforward forward and there’s also the option of getting your driver to drop you close to the lookout point.
Entrance fee: ฿400 and ฿50/car
Opening hours: 6AM – 6PM
Haew Narok Waterfall
Starting 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: 1.5 hours
Opening hours: 8AM – 5PM
Pa Deo Die Cliff (Also spelt Pha Diao Dai/Pha Diew Die)
There are a couple of scenic viewpoints from the Pak Chong Entrance towards the visitor centre but Pa Deo Die is arguably the best. There’s a raised wooden path that makes the cliff easily accessible and a round trip around the path only takes 15 – 20 minutes.
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 upfront.
Recommended time: 30 – 45 minutes
Haew Suwat Waterfall
Haew Suwat Waterfall is much easier to access than Haew Narok Waterfall 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 is 25m high and splits into two 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
At the visitor centre, you can pre-book your night safari for ฿500 a car (fits up to 10 pax) which goes out at two timings (7PM and 8PM). Although if you’re lucky (like us 😀) you can spot wild elephants during the day from the grassland between Haew Narok and the visitor centre.
Popular animals spotted on the safari ride other than elephants include deer, otters, oxes and gibbons.
Time: 1 hour
*Pro-tip: Bring along a sweater as temperatures tend to dip quite a bit at night.
Pak Chong Night Market
After a whole day of hiking, the yummy street food at the Pak Chong Night Market was a treat.
Not the most appetising but it wasn’t as bad as expected!
Some of our favourite finds 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 Chilli Cheese Fries (฿39).
Cost: From ฿20/dish
Opening hours: 5PM – 10PM
Address: 2422 Tambon Pak Chong, Amphoe Pak Chong, Chang Wat Nakhon Ratchasima 30130, Thailand
Read also: Thailand Road Trip Guide: 5 Epic Ideas Under 3hrs from Bangkok
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
Although called the Chocolate Factory, this glass building is actually more of a restaurant with a pastry and chocolate store on the first floor.
When you enter, there’s also a small glass kitchen where you can observe chocolate products in the making.
The restaurant serves a wide range of western to local Thai food with mains starting from ฿180.
Opening hours: 11AM – 10PM
Address: 352 Moo 2 Thanarat Rd. T. Musee Pakchong Nakhon Ratchasima 30130
Jim Thompson Farm
Saving the best for the last (partially also because it was the most out of the way), it takes about 2 hours to drive to the Jim Thompson Farm but if you love flowers, the scale of these flower fields are well worth it!
These sunflowers are taller than the average human being!
Don’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.
*Note: Permanently closed
Accommodation in Khao Yai
1) Luxury: Lala Mukha Tented Resort
Not 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!
The area is surrounded by mountains, plenty of greenery and not to mention how cutely designed the accommodation is. You get to pick from three choices:
Loft Tree house — has one double and two 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.
We 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, modernly designed and were exceptionally clean!
Breakfast with a view.
All the tents come with air conditioning although if you’re here from November to January, you’ll want to roll down the tent windows and enjoy the cool, crisp air outside.
Did we mention there’s also a gorgeous infinity pool overlooking the lake?!
Cost: ฿3750 (~S$177) 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, Thailand
2) Fun: The Kids Adventure Khao Yai
Located just 500m from the northern entrance of Khao Yai National Park, The Kids Adventure Khao Yai is a great mid-range alternative.
These are two 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 air conditioning a little colder than you’re usually used to.
Being a kid-friendly accommodation, there are free archery and golf stations you can use anytime.
Cost: From S$34.55/night
Address: 91 Mu Si, Pak Chong District, Nakhon Ratchasima 30130, Thailand
3) Budget: At Home Hostel
Photo credit: Booking.com
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.
Photo credit: Booking.com
It’s great if you’re here without your own private driver as you can meet and share transport with the other guests staying here.
Photo credit: Booking.com
Cost: ~S$17/pax for a dorm bed
Address: 27 Soi 1 Tesaban16 St., Nakhon Ratchasima Pak Chong, Nakhon Ratchasima Province 30130, Thailand
Khao Yai Custom Tours
How this custom tour works is, you’ll be assigned a driver who’ll 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 three to five attractions depending on the distance.
Read also: Ultimate Khao Yai Guide — 25 Things to Do in Khao Yai
The regular salon cars will cater for three to four passengers 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 the 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 Chokchai, be sure to call up the office to make reservations for the tour at least one 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.
We hope you found this 4D3N Khao Yai itinerary useful!
Read also: 5D4N Khao Kho Itinerary — The ‘Thai Alps’ just outside Bangkok
This article was first published on 17 Dec 2017 and updated on the date above! If spot any changes to the locations, do let us know in the comments below so we can keep the content updated and fresh!
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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!
SGD1100, the KLOOK helps to book accommodations as well and included your for expenditure?
How much did you spent on just booking the private car?
We paid around $570 for 4 days because we planned to visit places like the Jim Thompson Farm and the Hobbit House which are a little further out. If you’re not visiting these places, it’s around S$480 for 4 days. More info here: http://bit.ly/fussfree-Khaoyai
Hi Cherie, thank you so much for the recommendation. Yours is a private tour right? Any idea if the price same for mini van?
Nope it costs more but fits up to 10pax! You can check out the latest price by “pretending” to book!
Hi Cherie. For the klook package, is it necessary to book with the Guide option?
Nope! You can just pick the option of a driver but some drivers might have a limited command of English.
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?
Yes! The tour is fully customisable so you just need to include it in your itinerary when planning the trip with your driver.
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
Awesome! If you’re following our itinerary, the 4 day package will fit perfectly 🙂
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!
Hi hendric, during touring the khao yai national park, such as waterfall and the cliff, can we go by ourselves? or do we need to hire a guide?
It’s quite a straightforward walk from the respective car parks so you won’t need a guide if you’re driving or have hired a private car charter for the day (like us)! Alternatively, you could ask to be dropped off at the Visitor centre and hike to the waterfall and cliff from there. Guides are available for these longer hikes although there are maps provided and there are people who do it on their own too!
Total price for $1100 for 2 pax includes the meals, car and the entrance to all the attractions that was mentioned?
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?
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!
The klook package is per person or per car rate?
It’s per car!
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.
We couldn’t too! But it’s a popular area and our driver knew exactly where it was. 🙂
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 ?
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!
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?
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.
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.
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!
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.
Don’t think there’s a difference for December, but I would personally avoid the Christmas season!
For a 5D4N itinerary, you can consider the other attractions here: https://thetravelintern.com/25-things-to-do-in-khao-yai/
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 🙂
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?
Hi Clara, you can try booking here and follow our itinerary in this article.
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.
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.
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?
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)
We mentioned avoiding Christmas as it’ll be crowded that’s all. Other than tourists, there will also be plenty of locals on holiday!
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.
Hi Mark, you can book here! https://bit.ly/fussfree-Khaoyai
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 ?
Hi Lynette, the price applies to per vehicle!
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!
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.
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!
Hi, im planning to go khaoyai in this November, but i am struggling on the transportation part.
as i read your blog, you booked a car charter on KLOOK right ? can the car accomodate 4 person ? or more than 3 then i must book a van ==. secondly, the prices in KLOOK for per car is for one person or the whole car ?
The prices are in per car/van. And yup you are right that the car can only fit up to 3pax
Is it possible to do it in a DIY way?
Or really need to book a private tour for this Khao Yai experience.
Hi Mae, if you’re comfortable with driving you can rent your own car too! We just found this easier and more fuss free in Thailand.
Thank you very much for your sharing.
Noted that follow the Plan B you went Jim Thomspson farm on the last day. However, i couldn’t see the location stated in the itinenery. Did you make a special request to the Klook or the Driver ? Can make the request 1 day in advance ?
Look forward your kind reply. Thanks 🙂
Hi Sam Sam,
For us we made our request on the first day and also indicated it when booking the transport.
I have been trying to email and chat with them on the klook website but it was no respond. Hope that you can help us on the following queries:
1. If we have 8 adults and 3 kids ages 12, 10 & 6, is it ok for us to book for the 10 pax Van?
2. If based on your above reply to others, am i correct that the itinerary can be customized according to ourselves rather than the one posted in Klook website? We are actually looking for 3 days 2 nights trip there?
3. We have 3 elderly travel with us, will the Haew Narok Waterfall, Pa Deo Die Cliff and Haew Suwat Waterfall needs to trek and not suitable for them?
Looking forward to your kind reply. Thank you and have a nice day!
2) Yes! That’s the great thing about the car charter. You can just pick the number of days and select the activities you’d prefer. Have you seen our article on 25 things to do in Khao Yai? You can pick and choose from the possibilities there.
3) It’s been some time since we went but if my memory doesn’t fail me, only Haew Suwat was a little hard to get to. Pa Deo Die Cliff and Haew Narok Waterfall has proper walkways so if they’re okay with strolling, it’s quite accessible!
Unfortunately I can’t answer #1. If might not be allowed because of safety. Did you try the live chat function on the website? They usually reply quite quickly there!
I try but every time no answer…not sure why.
Btw the trip that you mentioned is “Khao Yai Custom Tour from Bangkok” rather than
“Khao Yai All-Time Favorites Private Tour from Bangkok”, am i correct? i get a bit confuse with their package, and not sure i should book which one….If i based on those places that we wanted to visit, i think only Hobbit House is a bit far, others location should still within the 50km radius from Khao Yai National Park. I guess we will need to go with Package B if i understand correctly.
I am wondering what is the different if we book “Khao Yai All-Time Favorites Private Tour from Bangkok”, is that mean the itinerary has to follow exactly shown in the website?
I will love to visit Jim Thompson Farm but they only open in 8 Dec’18 which we have to make it a miss this time.
Btw, thanks a lot for your reply. It was a great help to us!
When I looked through Klook, they mention if our hotel is located other than Pakchung area, there is surcharge to pick us to & from hotel everyday..So if I were to take Package B 4 days as per you, is there any additional charges if I were to stay in Ozone hotel or any other hotels? and for all the hotels you stayed, is there any surcharge for picking you up?
Thanks a lot!
Hi Seok Hoon, I think you will have to check with Klook for the hotel you are staying in to see if it lies within their zone. However for the hotels we stayed at, we did not pay any surcharge.
Cherie, so glad to stumble upon your blog! Cos we are also doing a 4D 3N visit with Klook. I saw you wrote that the PB tours are only till noon. So I was thinking of going there in the morning then the National Park in the afternoon. I mainly want to see the Haew Suwat waterfall (cos you said it is easier to get to!) and Pao Deo Die cliffs. Do you think that is workable or should we go to the National Park in the morning?
sounds possible! Those two can be covered under 3 hours. If you stay till the evening, you can even sign up for the safari tour
I saw your post of this; “Hi Mae, if you’re comfortable with driving you can rent your own car too! We just found this easier and more fuss free in Thailand.”.
May u recommend the good car rental agent of service? is it meant that we could personally drive from Bangkok to Khao Yai?
how’s about the road along the Khao Yai, and is it easy or nope to park the vehicles?
Thanks..really enjoyed ur story!
We know it exists but unfortunately have not tried it before so we can’t comment too much! What we replied to Mae was all we are aware of.
Thanks for the helpful blog.
The sim card offered by Klook is 8 days unlimited data sim card. Can it be share with hotspot and for how many persons?
Hi Angie, last we remembered it does not allow hotspot. But we’re not sure now!
Hi looking at your blog made me booked for a trip coming Nov19 via klook. As I am travelling with kids, would like to check with you the safety level in Khao Yai especially visiting night safari is it very dark/unsafe for kids since it is in the wild?
Hey Coco, it’s pretty safe!
Hi, i am unable to see the itinerary. It ends at arrival at BKK. Anyway to access the full itinerary? Thanks
Hi! Thanks for the heads up, it’s fixed now 🙂