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Bangkok is wonderful and all but have you ever considered picturesque Khao Yai when traveling in that direction?

Located just two hours outside of Bangkok, it’s the perfect little getaway that’s both fun for families, and romantic for couples. It’s the cutest province filled with all kinds of different activities that’s great for both types of travellers whichever you are.

Get lost in a maze, like a seriously amazing one – or pretend you’re in romantic Italy for the day. It seems Khao Yai loves its themes, and we love them too!

Condensing so much fun into a couple of days, we’ve put together two itineraries that are designed to suit all ages of your familia, as well as inject some adventurous romance into your lives for the couples – and make your planning to Khao Yai that much easier.

Read on to check out the 2D1N itineraries we have planned – inclusive of all the must-sees and must-dos in Khao Yai!

Note: How long should I stay in Khao Yai?

  • 2D1N – For travellers who don’t want to spend too much time in Khao Yai, preferring only to stay a night (2D1N).

  • 3D2N – Some travellers choose to spend half their trip in Khao Yai, then head back to Bangkok for the other half of their vacation.

  • 5D4N – Other travellers prefer to spend their entire vacation checking out all that Khao Yai has to offer.

PS: Looking for the most convenient way to get to Khao Yai? Look no further! Klook offers a fully customisable tour complete with your own personal driver – and even a private charter car service for those looking for simple day trips from Bangkok. 😛

Read more:

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10 Tips for all travellers dreaming of going to Khao Yai!

 

Overview

We provide 2 itinerary options that will cater to couples, or families/large groups. They include everything from suitable accommodation to wonderful places to visit and eat.

We’ve even plotted out the routes for you, so your journey will be less tiring and more exciting!

Note: The earliest flights from Scoot and Jetstar flying to Bangkok are from 7am. These itineraries will be planned around those flight timings – using the default estimation that you’ll depart from Don Mueang Airport by 10am. You may customise these itineraries according to your flight timings/preferences.

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1. For Couples – 2D1N Romantic Couple Itinerary

Note: Make sure to grab breakfast before you fly. After landing in Don Mueang, you might want to grab some snacks from 7/11 for the ride to Khao Yai (Don Mueang to PB Valley Vineyard is a 2h drive). You’ll reach Khao yai by 12pm just in time for your vineyard tour and lunch!  

Day 1

Go wine-tasting, swim in crystal blue springs and catch an incredible sight!

Wine-tasting and lunch with great views – PB Valley Khao Yai (2 hours)

After a long ride from Bangkok to Khao Yai,enjoy a fantastic lunch with majestic vineyard and mountain views here.

After that, feel free to experience the Vineyard and Winery Tour – check out the vineyards, how wine is made, and have a wine-tasting session.

PS: Book Klook if you’d like a value-for-money tour that includes lunch and wine-tasting!

Photo Via Yolandaljy, Ppaat

More info on visiting PB Valley Khao Yai

Address: 102 Moo 5, Phaya Yen, Pak Chong Nakorn Ratchasima 30320 (Coordinates here)
Contact: +66 81733 8783, +66 85481 1741
Opening hours: Sun-Thurs from 9am to 8pm, Fri-Sat from 9am to 10pm (Tours available 5 times daily at 9am, 10.30am, 12pm, 1.30pm and 3.30pm – 1 hour 15 minute sessions) Price: USD $8.80 / approx. 300 Baht (Adults), USD $7.30 / approx. 250 Baht (Children aged 4 to 12)

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Make a splash and bathe together in natural crystal springs – Ban Tha Chang Springs (2 hours)

Known to be similar to the famous Emerald Pool in Krabi, This will make an unforgettable and quite romantic experience. Go swimming in the crystal blue waters of these springs with a mini waterfall.

You can also enjoy a mini couple picnic together here as there are small shops around selling street food like grilled chicken and Som Tam (papaya salad).

Photo Via Travelkeeday, Road_less_travelled_asia

More info on visiting Ban Tha Chang Springs

Price: Free!
Address: Soi DPT., Tambon Mu Si, Amphoe Pak Chong, Chang Wat Nakhon Ratchasima 30130, Thailand (Coordinates here)
Contact: +66 93 896 5092

Sparkling lake views with your tea break – Pirom Cafe

One of the newest places to open in Khao Yai, this cafe resembles a vineyard providing a view of manicured maze-like trees, and open views of the sparkling lake.

Settle in for a relaxing tea break together after your swim in the springs and enjoy the views!

Photo Via Youaremyvieww, Pattama.chu_

More info on visiting Pirom Cafe

Price: From 100 Baht / Approx. USD $3
Address: 234, Tambon Phaya Yen, Amphoe Pak Chong, Chang Wat Nakhon Ratchasima 30320, Thailand (Coordinates here)
Contact: +66 98 886 1181
Opening hours: Daily from 9am to 6pm

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Wanderlusting couples will enjoy this once-in-a-lifetime sunset – Khao Luk Chang Bat Cave (1 hour)

This is the kind of sight you’ll likely get to experience once in a lifetime. Watch 2 million bats streaking across the glorious sunset, and marvel at mother nature’s splendour.

It’s awe inspiring and of course, great for photos.

Note: You can of course, visit the caves at any time, however the bats come out in their millions to feed around sunset between 5pm to 6.30pm.

Photo Via Khixu

More info on visiting Khao Luk Chang Bat Cave

Price: 500 Baht for a guided tour / Approx. USD $15.30 (Your Klook driver will be able to bring you here too, if you’ve booked their private chartered car)
Address: Unnamed Rd, Tambon Mu Si, Amphoe Pak Chong, Chang Wat Nakhon Ratchasima 30130, Thailand (Coordinates here): http://bit.ly/2D8TV12
Contact: 086 660 8060
Opening Hours: Open daily from 9am to 7pm

Have dinner in a breathtaking medieval castle – Midwinter Green (1.5 hours)

Feast like the King and Queen you are, on a delicious offering of international and Thai cuisine, including some really cheesy pizza, gourmet sandwiches, and barbeque.

Romantic and epic all at the same time, this restaurant comes straight out of a fantasy and makes for an incredible date night.

Photo Via A.fluke, Jolijean_kew

More info on visiting Midwinter Green

Price: From 200 Baht / Approx. USD $6
Address: 10 88/88 Soi Ban Sai Thong Mu 24 Soi 2, Tambon Nong Nam Daeng, Amphoe Pak Chong, Chang Wat Nakhon Ratchasima 30130, Thailand (Coordinates here)
Contact: +66 44 365 288
Opening hours: 10am to 11pm

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Optional: If you’d like to check out more local sights – Pak Chong Night Market (2hrs)

Not keen to head back quite so early? Check out Pak Chong Night Market!

It’s quite small but there’s some really amazing local treats in there for half the price than in Bangkok, so take advantage.

Photo Via Natnada_12

More info on visiting Pak Chong Night Market

Price: From 10 Baht / Approx. USD $0.30
Address: 2422 Tambon Pak Chong, Amphoe Pak Chong, Chang Wat Nakhon Ratchasima 30130, Thailand (Coordinates here)
Contact: +66 63 051 6072
Opening hours: Daily from 5pm to 10pm

From here, head back and enjoy some quality alone time together in your romantic stay. Especially wonderful if you’re booking the jacuzzi suite at Phukumhom Resort!

Day 1 Route

Day 2

Enjoy all the must-dos in Khao Yai including the Italian town, maze, museum restaurant and more!

Have a riverside breakfast and explore this museum/restaurant – Ban Mai Chay Nam Restaurant (1.5 hours)

With its romantic riverside ambiance and fun little exhibitions, enjoy your meal with your lover while relaxing in a forest-like ambience!

Indulge in some delicious authentic Thai dishes at this museum restaurant and have some cheeky fun together.

Photo Via Alvnkwng, Mintksm

More info on visiting Ban Mai Chay Nam Restaurant

Price: From 150 Baht / Approx. USD $4.59
Address: 68, 51ถนน Soi Phetchaburi 5, Khwaeng Thung Phaya Thai, Khet Ratchathewi, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10400, Thailand. (Coordinates here)
Contact: 044312134, 044314236, 0816602826
Opening Hours: Daily from 10am to 10pm

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Romance the afternoon away the Italian sun – Primo Piazza (1.5 hours)

Primo Piazza is a must-visit Italian-inspired landmark with much beauty, peace and tranquility.

Have a romantic afternoon strolling around shopping for quirky souvenirs, taking cute couple portraits and have fun at the barn feeding playful Llamas and Alpacas.

You might also want to have a quick afternoon tea here at any of the dessert shops before heading to your next stop!

More info on visiting Primo Piazza

Price: From 100 Baht / Approx. USD $2.80 (Adult), 50 Baht / Approx. USD $1.40 (Child)
Address: 68, 51ถนน Soi Phetchaburi 5, Khwaeng Thung Phaya Thai, Khet Ratchathewi, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10400, Thailand. (Coordinates here)
Contact: 044-099-900-5
Opening Hours: Friday to Saturday, 9am to 12pm; Sunday to Thursday, 9am to 10pm

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Take cute photos amidst what Alice’s Wonderland – Pete Maze (30-45mins)

Have a quaint adventure with your sweetheart in Khao Yai’s version of Alice’s Wonderland with life-sized teacups – and that maze that looks suspiciously like that of the Queen of Hearts.

PS: Grab your drinks at the café in the gardens to keep you fresh and hydrated!

Photo Via Hedy0407, Whereisnicv

More info on visiting Pete Maze

Price: 150 Baht / Approx. USD $4.60
Address: Khanong Phra, Pak Chong District, Nakhon Ratchasima 30130, Thailand (Coordinates here)
Contact: +66 80 168 9601
Opening hours: Only open Saturdays and Sundays from 9am to 6pm

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It’s time for your lunch with lovely views – The Chocolate Factory (1.5hrs)

It’s one of the must-go-tos in Khao Yai. Enjoy lunch at The Chocolate Factory. Your lady (or gent) with the sweet tooth will definitely appreciate.

Indulge in Western and Thai delicacies, as well as superb desserts – as you enjoy an uninterrupted view of the stunning surroundings through the restaurant’s glass windows.

Don’t forget to buy some chocolate drops or chocolate-coated chopped almonds to bring back home. We can personally vouch for its yumminess!

Photo Via _qhee_

More info on visiting Chocolate Factory

Price: From 100-200 Baht / Approx. USD $3- $6
Address:352 Moo 2 Thanarat Rd. T.Musee Pakchong Nakhon Ratchasima 30130 (Coordinates here)
Contact: +66 92 443 881
Opening hours: Daily from 9.30am to 9.30pm

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Relax amidst art and capture memories for a lifetime – Secret Art Garden (30mins)

What’s more relaxing than a stroll around a garden? And on top of it, with artistic decor all around adding to the unique vibes.

It’s a picture-perfect place to capture memories of one of your favourite vacationstogether  for a lifetime via photos!

Photo Via Oak_eye_view, Suratchayakorn

More info on visiting Secret Art Garden

Price: From 60 Baht / Approx. USD $1.84
Address: 99 Moo 9, Klangdong Pakchong Nakorn Ratchsima, 30320 (Coordinates here)
Contact: 044 993 939
Opening hours: Daily from 10am to 6pm (except Wednesdays)

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Have a quaint afternoon tea by the river – Cafe Tara @ Ndol Streamside Thai Villas (1 hour)

Before leaving Khao Yai, here’s where you can enjoy a quick refresher/tea break.

It’s a relaxing piece of heaven where the cafe overlooks the flowing river – and you’ll get to bask in each other’s company as you dig into a quaint afternoon tea by the river..

Photo Via Barbiesbar

More info on visiting Cafe Tara @ Ndol Streamside Thai Villas

Price: From 200 Baht / Approx. USD $6
Address: 191 Moo 1, Tambon Muak Lek, Amphoe Muak Lek, Chang Wat Saraburi 18180, Thailand (Coordinates here)
Contact: +66 36 342 455
Opening Hours: Daily from 12pm to 9pm

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Optional: What’s better for an impromptu couple photoshoot than this? – Saraburi Sunflower Field (20mins)

Take the scenic route home and stop by these famous fields of yellow Sunflowers everywhere.

It’s also an awesome opportunity to take some stunning couple snaps with such a beautiful backdrop!

Photo Via Bellakurnia12

More info on visiting Saraburi Sunflower Field

Price: From 10 Baht / USD $0.20
Address: 100/1 Moo 11, Mitraparp Road | Phayayen Subdistrict, Nakhon Ratchasima 30320, Thailand (Coordinates here)
Contact: 03 635 9021
Opening Hours: Daily from 06.00 – 18.00

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Note: The Sunflowers only really come out in full action from November to February so if you’re in Khao Yai in the off-season, you might want to give it a miss, sadly.

Also, don’t forget to grab some snacks from 7/11 for that journey ride back to the big city of Bangkok.

Day 2 Route

2 Recommended Couple Stays

Read more:

12 Affordable Khao Yai boutique hotels with amazing views

15 Unique hotels in magical Khao Yai – 3 hours drive from bangkok  

1. For quality couple bonding and there’s a sunflower garden too! – Baannokkokna Khaoyai (From USD $76)

Take a step back from reality and jump into simplistic and clean living for awhile (where no such thing as TV or wifi exists BTW). This means plenty of undistracted time for bonding in one of the most beautiful places we’ve ever seen.

As if all the green that surrounds you isn’t enough, it’s built next to a canal, which you can take a romantic paddle through, with bridges connecting the pathways throughout. This is where you can take some seriously beautiful couple photos.

The spacious rooms are just gorgeous, all done in natural woods and brick with sharp, clean minimalistic features. Whichever room you choose has a living space too – which makes sure you can enjoy some relaxing private moments.

Surrounded by greens (and that includes the veggies patches) and mother nature, fully submerge yourself into the beauty that surrounds you, it truly is tranquil perfection.

Oh, and one last thing, did we mention the lovely little sunflower garden?!

Photo Via Thekoi_thassaya, Bumiko_chan

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Baannokkokna Khaoyai

Rate: From 2500 Baht / approx. USD $76 (for rooms including breakfast!)
Address: 469 หมู่ที่ 7 วังไทร ปากช่อง Nakhon Ratchasima 30130, Thailand (Coordinates here)
Contact: +66 83 095 2199
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2. Pretty in pink Santorini and your private jacuzzi with a view – Phukumhom Resort (From USD $71)

Since you’re only staying one night, you might want to splash out a little more for the most romantic of accommodation – your very own jacuzzi suite.

The bright colour and tiled terraces of Phukumhom resort look like a pink version of the famous Greek island of Santorini. The rooms are pure luxury, with traditional dark wood and crisp white linen.

The rooftop balconies afford a perfect view of the sun setting behind the mountain ridgeline – combine that view with some romantic private time in your jacuzzi… Now that’s the dream. Get up early and watch the sunrise together while you relax in the jacuzzi.

Who knew that paradise was pink?

Photo Via Phanitamuk

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Phukumhom Resort Hotel

Rate: From USD $121 (for Executive Jacuzzi Suite)
Address: 28 Moo22 Wangkata, PakChong, Nakhonratchasima 30130 Thailand (Coordinates here)
Contact: +660 4400 3823
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2. For Families – 2D1N Fun Family Itinerary

Day 1

Lunch by the river, make your way out a maze & have fun in a secret garden

Note: Make sure to grab breakfast before you fly. After landing in Don Mueang, you might want to grab some snacks from 7/11 for the ride to Khao Yai (Don Mueang to Ban May Chay Nam is a 2h 35mins drive). You’ll reach Khao yai by 12.35pm just in time for lunch!

Enjoy a wacky lunch and explore this museum/restaurant by the river – Ban Mai Chay Nam Restaurant (1.5 hours)

It’s finally time to recharge your batteries and indulge in lunch!

Gorge on some delicious authentic Thai dishes at this museum restaurant by the river – and enjoy your meal with your loved ones while relaxing in a forest-like ambience!

Photo Via Plakojung

More info on visiting Ban Mai Chay Nam Restaurant

Price: From 150 Baht / Approx. USD $4.59
Address: 68, 51ถนน Soi Phetchaburi 5, Khwaeng Thung Phaya Thai, Khet Ratchathewi, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10400, Thailand. (Coordinates here)
Contact: 044312134, 044314236, 0816602826
Opening Hours: Daily from 10am to 10pm

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Relax amidst art and capture memories for a lifetime – Secret Art Garden (30mins)

Make a quick stop at the Secret Art Garden and stroll around the lush gardens with your kids.

Take pretty family photos amidst the beautiful pieces of art – the perfect place to capture memories to last a lifetime.

Photo Via Oak eye view, Fai_arinrada, Noon_napatsorn

More info on visiting Secret Art Garden

Price: From 60 Baht / Approx. USD $1.84
Address: 99 Moo 9, Klangdong Pakchong Nakorn Ratchsima, 30320 (Coordinates here)
Contact: 044 993 939
Opening hours: Daily from 10am to 6pm (except Wednesdays)

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It’s all fun in the Italian sun – Primo Piazza (1.5 hours)

Primo Piazza is a must-visit Italian-inspired landmark with much beauty, peace and tranquility.

The family will have a fun time at the barn feeding playful Llamas and Alpacas. Feel free to walk around to take photos while checking out the sights and shops!

More info on visiting Primo Piazza

Price: From 100 Baht / Approx. USD $2.80 (Adult), 50 Baht / Approx. USD $1.40 (Child)
Address: 68, 51ถนน Soi Phetchaburi 5, Khwaeng Thung Phaya Thai, Khet Ratchathewi, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10400, Thailand. (Coordinates here)
Contact: 044-099-900-5
Opening Hours: Friday to Saturday, 9am to 12pm; Sunday to Thursday, 9am to 10pm

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Have fun bringing the little ones on a maze adventure – Pete Maze (30-45mins)

Have a fun time with your little ones by completing the hedge maze at Pete Maze. Be ready to spend 30-45 minutes before you find an exit out of this thriller maze!

PS: Grab your drinks at the café in the gardens to keep you fresh and hydrated!

Photo Via Whereisnicv, Jane_hx

More info on visiting Pete Maze

Price: 150 Baht / Approx. USD $4.60
Address: Khanong Phra, Pak Chong District, Nakhon Ratchasima 30130, Thailand (Coordinates here)
Contact: +66 80 168 9601
Opening hours: Only open Saturdays and Sundays from 9am to 6pm

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Dig into family-style dinner at our personal favourite restaurant – Kua Kampan (1.5hrs)

After all the adventure in the park, spend more quality time with your family at Kua Kampan!

Using local ingredients from the surrounding waters and nearby farms, we personally guarantee that this restaurant serves up truly delectable Thai dishes in a blissful dining setting.

Photo Via Kew Surakit

More info on visiting Kua Kampan

Price: 200 Baht / Approx. USD $6
Address: 94-94 / 1 Moo 6, Pak Chong District, Nakhon Ratchasima 30130 (Coordinates here)
Contact: 044-929949
Opening hours: Daily from 9am to 9pm

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Optional: If the kids are still up for a quick walk around – Pak Chong Night Market (2hrs)

It’s been a long day of walking and exploring but if the fambam is still up for it, check out the Night market.

It’s quite small but there’s some really amazing local treats in there for half the price than in Bangkok, so take advantage.

I picked up a box of freshly picked strawberries too!

Photo Via Natnada_12

More info on visiting Pak Chong Night Market

Price: From 10 Baht / Approx. USD $0.30
Address: 2422 Tambon Pak Chong, Amphoe Pak Chong, Chang Wat Nakhon Ratchasima 30130, Thailand (Coordinates here)
Contact: +66 63 051 6072
Opening hours: Daily from 5pm to 10pm

Note: It’s been a long day, so once you’re done with dinner at Kua Kampan, or finished walking around Pak Chong Night Market – it’s time to head back and check into your hotel for the night!

Day 1 Route

Day 2

Breakfast at The Chocolate Factory, have a family race and enjoy a magical lunch

Have a scrumptious brekkie with views – Chocolate Factory (1.5hrs)

I’m sure after simply hearing the name, your kids will be running for the door!

Indulge in Western and Thai delicacies, as well as superb desserts – well you are on holiday aren’t you? –  as you enjoy an uninterrupted view of the stunning surroundings through the restaurant’s glass windows.

Photo Via O.thanakod.p

More info on visiting Chocolate Factory

Price: From 100-200 Baht / Approx. USD $3- $6
Address: 352 Moo 2 Thanarat Rd. T.Musee Pakchong Nakhon Ratchasima 30130 (Coordinates here)
Contact: +66 92 443 881
Opening hours: Daily from 9.30am to 9.30pm

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Breakaway to Tuscany and enjoy some shopping – Palio Khao Yai (1hr)

Get away and enjoy a spot of shopping at the picturesque Tuscan-themed Palio Village.

There’s an endless list of shopping options (bespoke products on offer) – live entertainment and independent stalls serving light snacks along the walkways.

Photo Via Nnati.choosong

More info on visiting Palio Khao Yai

Price: Entrance is 20 Baht / Approx. USD $0.50 (for parking)
Address: Thanarat Rd, Mu Si, Nakhon Ratchasima Province, 30130, Thailand (Coordinates here)
Contact:  044-365-888
Opening hours: Sunday to Thursday, 8am to 8pm; Friday and Saturday, 8am to 10pm

An awesome adventurous activity for both parents and kids – Khao Yai Speedway Speedkart (and House Farm) (1.5hrs)

This is perfect for a solid hour filled with endless fun for all ages in le familia. With an adult and kids go-kart track, you’re all going to love this one!

We have to mention the animal farm and if you’re looking for a caffeine rush, the Topsy Turvy cafe serves good coffee!

Photo Via Songjindada, Sandalohaa

More info on visiting Khao Yai Speedway Speedkart

Price: From 300 Baht / USD $9
Address: Mu Si, Pak Chong District, Nakhon Ratchasima 30130, Thailand (Coordinates here)
Contact: 086 660 8060
Opening Hours: Open daily from 9am to 7pm

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A super cool themed restaurant your kids are gonna love! – The Witches Brew (1.5hrs)

It’s time to play dress up (for lunch) and indulge in some seriously hearty and delicious food.

The entire restaurant is to theme, with spooky witches and their witchy things hanging everywhere.

The meals are homely which suits a kid’s tastebuds perfectly. I’m talking lasagna, eisbein and pizzas!

Photo Via Fionazhuo, Yingaon_pink, Yuiatcharaporn

More info on visiting The Witches Brew

Price: From 230 Baht / Approx. USD $5.50
Address: 379/10 Veneto Piazza Thanarad Road Moosi, Tambon Mu Si, Amphoe Pak Chong, Chang Wat Nakhon Ratchasima 30130, Thailand (Coordinates here)
Contact: +66 93 639 4695
Opening Hours: 11AM to 9PM (Closed on Tuesday)

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Cowboy shows, horse-riding and fresh, delicious produce! – Farm Chok Chai (1.5 -2 hours)

There are tons of interesting activities lined up for your kids at Farm Chockchai!

An educational farm tour inclusive of buggy rides, funfair games, horse riding and other delightful pastimes will make your family time fun and memorable.

Phoot Via Choakbulakul, Nooty007

More info on visiting Farm Chok Chai

Price: From 300 Baht / Approx. USD $8.50 (Adult), 150 Baht / Approx.USD $4.20 (Child)
Address: 169 หมู่ที่ 2 Mittraphap Rd, Nong Nam Daeng, Amphoe Pak Chong, Chang Wat Nakhon Ratchasima 30130, Thailand (Coordinates here)
Contact: 0651 558 5280
Opening Hours: Tuesday to Friday 10am to 2pm; Weekends 10am to 2.40pm. (Tours leave every 20 minutes)

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What tastes better than ice-cream? (Nothing!) – Dairy Home Farm Shop (30mins)

Organic and fresh, it’s the cutest place to stop for a quick refresher, and the kids will have a blast running through the red ‘barns’ and tree house!

They’re actually a restaurant, not a shop, and are renowned for their homemade ice-cream! Yummmm

Photo Via Non_stepp, Ppile

More info on visiting Dairy Home Farm Shop

Price: From 50-200 Baht / Approx. USD $1.50-$6
Address:  100/1 Moo 11, Mitraparp Road | Phayayen Subdistrict, Nakhon Ratchasima 30320, Thailand (Coordinates here)
Contact: +66 81 991 0271
Opening Hours: Daily from 8am to 5pm

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Optional: Have a quick run around FIELDS OF SUNFLOWERS! – Saraburi Sunflower Field (20mins)

Taking the scenic route home, if you have the time, will lead you to fields of yellow Sunflowers EVERYWHERE! Imagine being a kid running through gigantic sunflower fields?!

It’s also an awesome opportunity to take some stunning family snaps with such a beautiful backdrop!

Photo Via Jxjxjx91

More info on visiting Saraburi Sunflower Field

Price: From 10 Baht / USD $0.20
Address: 100/1 Moo 11, Mitraparp Road | Phayayen Subdistrict, Nakhon Ratchasima 30320, Thailand (Coordinates here)
Contact: 03 635 9021
Opening Hours: Daily from 06.00 – 18.00

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Note: The Sunflowers only really come out in full action from November to February so if you’re in Khao Yai in the off-season, you might want to give it a miss, sadly.
Also, don’t forget to grab some snacks from 7/11 for that journey ride back to the big city of Bangkok.

Day 2 Route

2 Recommended Family Stays

Read more: 11 Family-friendly hotels in Khao Yai for a relaxing family break


1. Enjoy majestic mountain views with the family – Greenery Resort Khao Yai (from USD $65)

Greenery Resort Khao Yai is an incredible family vacation stay – think panoramic views of majestic mountain ranges, and the perfect location situated near everything.

The resort has a lot to offer, making it a perfect spot for families! Featuring 254 beautiful rooms, there’s also a luxurious spa, kids’ leisure area, and on-site restaurants

Greenery Resort in Khao Yai is definitely what a happy family place looks like!

Photo Via Scince_ratree

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Greenery Resort Khao Yai

Rate: From 2163 Baht / Approx. USD $65
Address: 188/1ถนน ธนะรัชต์ หมูสี ปากช่อง Nakhon Ratchasima 30130, Thailand (Coordinates here)
Contact: +66 2 661 2999
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2. You’ll think you’re in London at this English countryside – Thames Valley (from USD $87)

Inspired by the famous Thames River in London, this unique hotel in verdant Khao Yai transports its guests to a different time and place.

From the lovely swimming pool to the garden maze where you can play hide-and-seek with the kids – there’s also the lush Rose Spa for parental relaxation.

Don’t forget to have high tea in the tearoom, and a delicious evening roast at Castle Restaurant for an evening roast followed by a stroll along the river.

PS: Do try the honey toast at Castle Restaurant. Every bite tastes like heaven!

Photo Via Tangmay5, Nutoeynaka

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Thames Valley

Rate: From 2895 Baht / Approx. USD $87
Address: 999 Moo 4, Moosi, Pakchong, Nakorn Ratchasima 30130 (Coordinates here)
Contact: +66 044-009-999
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Getting there and around

Getting there from Bangkok by…

1. CAR:
a) Private Chartered Car with Driver
The most convenient option we highly recommend is to book your transport (city transfer with driver) online with Klook to travel from Bangkok to Khao Yai. You and your family will be able to comfortably spend time together while on the road, as the local driver brings you around the best places in town!

b) Car Rental
Alternatively, if you’re confident driving on unfamiliar roads, you may rent a car in Bangkok for your time in Khao Yai. Simply load the directions on GPS (or Google Maps on your phone). The journey is relatively straightforward, and will take up to 3 hours. The best part? Having a car will make exploring Khao Yai that much easier! When renting a car (Ezy Rent A Car, Europcar Thailand, or Sixt), make sure to check your rental car thoroughly – from ensuring that everything is working fine, to when it was last serviced.

2. BUS:
Make your way to Mo Chit Bus Station in Bangkok. There are several buses travelling to Pak Chong every half hour. Bus tickets will cost from USD $5. (Do double check that the bus you take stops at Pak Chong.)

3. MINIVAN:
The faster alternative, minivans located at Victory Monument travelling directly to Pak Chong leaves every 2 hours and cost from USD $5 per seat. Get to Victory Monument and find minivan companies on the south exit of the BTS skyline station, on the small stretch between Century Plaza and 7-eleven shop. Resorts can also provide a one-way private minivan to pick you from your hotel in Bangkok for approximately USD $98 for up to 8 people.

4. TRAIN:
The slowest way to get to Khao Yai, take the train from Hua Lampong Train Station in Bangkok Central to Pak Chong. Trains leave Hua Lampong Station for Pak Chong 4 times a day, and will take approximately 4-5 hours to reach. Tickets cost approximately USD $8 (depending on seat class)

Getting around

If you’re looking for options to get around, we have you covered. In Khao Yai, one definitely needs a car to get around. Whether you would rather have a private chartered car or prefer driving around yourself – getting around can be simple!

1. Klook’s private chartered car with driver (From USD $116 / approx. 3935 Baht per vehicle)
Note: For a family of 4, that works out to under US$30 per pax!
Klook provides a great private chartered car service that’s not only affordable, it definitely makes getting around extremely convenient and comfortable.

2. Car rental without driver (From USD $34 / approx. 1118 Baht per day)
If you enjoy driving around personally and are confident on unfamiliar roads, you might want to consider renting a car from Ezy Rent A Car, Europcar Thailand, or Sixt. It’s tried and tested! (Prices vary depending on the car model chosen.)

Total Cost Breakdown

Excluding flights, and personal shopping expenses

For Couples – 2D1N Romantic Couple Itinerary (for 2 pax)
Accommodation: USD $76 (for 1 night)
Transport: USD $229.69 (for 2 days)
Day 1 – Activities & Attractions: USD $60
Day 2 – Activities & Attractions: USD $52.80
Total Cost = From USD $418.49 ~ USD $209.25 per person

For Families – 2D1N Fun Family Itinerary (for 4 pax)
Accommodation: USD $65 (for 1 night)
Transport: USD $229.69 (for 2 days)
Day 1 – Activities & Attractions: USD $76.40
Day 2 – Activities & Attractions: USD $100
Total Cost = From USD $471 ~ USD $117.75 per person

So are you travelling with family or your sweetheart?
Regardless of which itinerary you’re using, you’re in for a marvellous time with your loved one/s!

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