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Adventure Hiking at Khao Yai National Park

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Khao Yai, Thailand

Hiking Adventures in Khao Yai National Park

Welcome to Your Jungle Book!

With over 2,000 square meters of jungle, lush greenery, and tropical flora and fauna, Khao Yai is a paradise on earth. Like a page torn from The Jungle Book, this park will put you right in the centre of your own adventure -but without the bad guys hunting you down. You will also have a guide every step of the way, so you will feel secure, helping you spot the small, interesting and strange wildlife of this park.

This adventure will awaken your senses and help you forget the stress of city and work life; breathe in the fresh air as you answer the call of the wild- one day at a time. 

Khao Yai

Day 1: Volcanic Cave Adventure

Kick-off day one with a relaxing swim at one of the best natural springs in Khao Yai-Washing off and cooling down before your next stop- a local volcanic cave. As you start your descent to the stalagmite-lined floors, be ready to see all kinds of cave-dwelling creatures. 

Be open to the adventure and let your guide teach you about the cave eco-systems. You will appreciate the intricate balance of the local environment. Watch the emergence of millions of bats reaching for the sunset before disappearing into the twilight.

Bats Thailand

A day of adventure is never complete without a hearty dinner. Complete your first day full of excitement at a local restaurant, and then enjoy the peace and quiet of your chosen resort.

Day 2: Deep Jungle Trek 

This day will leave you breathless because of the natural beauty surrounding you. It will also leave you a little out of breath because hiking is on the agenda- and to reach the most exquisite viewpoints, a bit of brisk walking will be required. So get ready for your guide to meet you by putting on comfortable walking shoes as well as grabbing your camera and binoculars. 

6 main tourist trails provide up to 8 kilometers of scenic walking. Keep both eyes and ears open so that you do not miss any elusive wildlife, or dainty flowers. Your first stop will be at a viewpoint around 700 meters above sea level. 

Be sure to save time for a hike to one of Khao Yai's landmarks- the Haew Suwat Waterfall. In close proximity to safe parking, this 20-meter waterfall provides easy access giving you a quick break from jungle-bashing for a cool down. This waterfall was also the filming location for a scene from "The Beach" and thus a very famous spot for movie lovers and hikers alike.

Do you want to have the perfect view? Then drive a little further up the park to the spectacular Pha Diao Dai View Point. Translated to "lonely cliff" this viewpoint provides all the benefits of solitude, surrounded by the tranquil sounds of the forest. Standing 1,150 meters above sea level, this cliff displays the vastness of Khao Yai like no other. 

The trail to this viewpoint, though short, is pretty unique. A raised wooden pathway leads you through evergreen trees and over a jungle swamp. Finding a swamp at this high altitude is quite uncommon, thus providing a perfect location for its brilliant biodiversity. 

After a lavish dinner, we recommend a night safari. See the jungle transformed and come alive at night while your experienced guide will point out the interesting nocturnal critters that rule the darkness. Look out for deer, porcupines, and even elephants. If you are truly lucky you may witness a pack of Asiatic wild dogs on the hunt! If this sounds like something you would like to enjoy, mention this to your Bespoke booking liaison, as early booking is required and an open-spot cannot be promised. 

Once your evening adventure is over, you will be transferred back to your chosen resort.

Day 3: Khao Yai-Haew Narok Waterfall

Today you will continue your hiking adventure as your guide will safely take you through the thick forest. With so many trails to explore, Bespoke Infinite does not want you to miss anything, providing you with plenty of time to acquaint yourself with the Thai tropics and lush jungle paths.

After a lovely lunch, you will start your trek to Haew Narok Waterfall. This three-tier waterfall reaches an altitude of 150 meters, making it the biggest waterfall in the park.

The 600-meter trail will be worth it, with a strong possibility of elephant sightings. Elephants are known to follow the same routes, and this trail happens to be a popular sighting spot for these gentle giants.

Your evening activities are up to you! Choose a relaxing evening-in or an evening of dinner and live music at a local Scandinavian styled restaurant. Thai restaurants are also available, so take your pick and have a great time. Let your tastebuds lead you.

Day 4: Wine and Dine

Take your time to relax before check-out and say goodbye to the solitude and peace of the jungle.

Your final adventure will be of the culinary kind- wine tasting in Khao Yai.

Khao Yai winery

This area is becoming famous for its gorgeous vineyards and wine, making it the perfect this last stop before returning you, safe and sound, to Bangkok.

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