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Craving a fun-filled family holiday? Head over to the majestic Khao Yai for experience a family vacation like no other – and it’s just a 3-hour drive from Bangkok!

This idyllic town has many exciting attractions for a fantastic family holiday – from vineyards with mountain views and fun farms, to adventurous locales like cowboy-themed parks and Khao Yai’s famed National Park.

Also read: 24 fantastic things to do in magical Khao Yai you never knew existed

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

To make your family trip to Khao Yai filled with excitement and adventure, we have planned the ultimate 3D2N OR 5D4N family itinerary for you!

Note: How long should I stay in Khao Yai?

– Some travellers choose to spend half their trip in Khao Yai (3D2N), then head back to Bangkok for the other half of their vacation.
– Other travellers prefer to spend an entire vacation (5D4N) in Khao Yai alone.

We have the perfect itinerary for both options – go ahead and explore the family itinerary below, and make unforgettable family memories in the dreamy land of Khao Yai.

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Overview

This itinerary will cover everything needed to cater to your endless family needs, 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!

Here’s an overview of our itinerary
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Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
Day 5
Total Cost Breakdown

When to travel to Khao Yai?

The best time to travel to Khao Yai would be during the winter season between November to February.

This is when the weather is absolutely perfect, and waterfalls actually have water in them. If you travel down outside of the winter season, the weather can get almost unbearably hot (not kidding at all)!

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Itinerary

Day 1

Go on a winery tour and make an Italian escape to Primo Piazza!

Once you’ve landed in Bangkok and made your way to Khao Yai, an endless list of thrilling places to visit awaits you!

(Depending on your flight timing, if you had an early flight, you’ll be able to have lunch at PB Valley – otherwise, feel free to customise your itinerary according to your schedule.)

Enjoy a winery tour and lunch with great views – PB Valley Khao Yai Winery(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.

Photos via yolandaljy, ppaat

More info on visiting PB Valley Khao Yai

Address: 102 Moo 5, Phaya Yen, Pak Chong Nakorn Ratchasima 30320
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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Escape to Italy and enjoy playing with llamas and alpacas – Primo Piazza(2 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

Address:  Mu Si, Pak Chong District, Nakhon Ratchasima 30130, Thailand
Contact:  +66 44 009 900
Opening hours:  Daily from 9am to 6pm
Price: USD $3 / approx. 100 Baht  (Adults), USD $1.50 / approx. 50 Baht (Children)

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Have a sumptuous dinner with views – Chocolate Factory(1.5 hours)

Before heading back to the your resort, enjoy a sumptuous family dinner at Chocolate Factory.

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.

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More info on visiting Chocolate Factory

Address: 352 Moo 2 Thanarat Rd. T.Musee Pakchong Nakhon Ratchasima 30130
Contact: 092-443-8881
Opening hours: Daily from 9.30am to 9pm
Price: From USD $3-8.80 / approx. 100-300 Baht per person

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Day 1 Route


Day 2

Lunch in a riverside museum and shop away in Tuscany at Palio Village!

Before heading out to another adventurous day, fill up your empty stomachs by having a quick breakfast at the resort!

Have fun bringing the little ones on a maze adventure – Pete Maze (1.5 hours)

Have a fun time with your little ones by completing the hedge maze at Pete Maze. Be ready to spend 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 applewink

More info on visiting Pete Maze

Address:  Khanong Phra, Pak Chong District, Nakhon Ratchasima 30130, Thailand
Contact: +66 80 168 9601
Opening hours:  Saturday and Sunday, 9am to 6pm
Price: USD $4.50-5.80 / approx. 150-200 Baht (Adults), USD $3 / approx. 100 Baht (Children)

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

After draining your batteries at Pete Maze, it is time to recharge them!

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

Address: 21 Moo 11, Koh Kaew Village, Pak Chong Subdistrict, Pak Chong District., Nakhon Ratchasima 30130, Thailand
Contact:  +66 44 314 236
Opening hours: Daily from 10am to 10pm
Price: USD $4.50 / approx. 150 Baht per person

A ton of things to see and do – Farm Chokchai (2-3 hours)

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

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

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More info on visiting Farm Chokchai

Address: Farm Office K.M. 159-160 Moo 2 Friendship Highway, Pak Chong, Thailand
Contact: +66 02-532-2846
Opening hours: Tue-Fri, 10am to 7.30pm, Sat-Sun, 10am to 2.40pm
Price: USD $8.80 / approx. 300 Baht (Adults), USD $4.50 / approx. 150 Baht Children)

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Breakaway to Tuscany and enjoy some shopping – Palio Khao Yai (2 hours)

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

Address: Thanarat Rd, Mu Si, Nakhon Ratchasima Province, 30130, Thailand
Contact:  +66 44 365 888
Opening hours: Sun-Thurs, 9am to 7pm; Fri-Sat, 8.30am to 8pm
Price: No entrance fees needed! (Do prepare money for shopping. Items range from USD $3 / approx. 100 Baht.)

Have dinner at a picture-perfect family cafe – The Mew Khaoyai (1.5 hour)

Feeling peckish after a long, tiring day? Devour mouthwatering dishes and dine in style at The Mew Khaoyai.

An exquisite restaurant with impeccably fun and luxurious outdoor seating with cushions laid across the lawn will elevate your family dining experience!

Photo via meankrub, lady koi

More info on visiting The Mew Khaoyai

Address: Rd. Thanarat km 12th district Chong, Amphoe Pak Chong 30130
Contact: +66 98 382 5433
Opening hours: Fri-Sun, 10am to 9.30pm
Price: From USD $7 / approx. 250 Baht per person

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Day 2 Route


Day 3

Enjoy a fun-filled family day at Panther Creek (or head back to Bangkok)

Will it be your final day in Khao Yai? If yes, then spend some relaxing moments at Bunny Cafe before leaving for Bangkok. Otherwise, continue on to spend a fun-filled day at Panther Creek Resort!

Spend relaxing moments at a kid-friendly paradise – Bunny Coffee(1.5 hours)

Looking for a simple place to relax with food and small entertainment for the kids for breakfast or lunch?

At Bunny Coffee, kids will have fun interacting with the little bunnies that are littered (literally) outside the café – while the adults enjoy food and a smoothie or two.

Photo via twoliveoil, kate.muay

Note: If you’re planning to head back to Bangkok today, you can travel back from here itself.

More info on visiting Bunny Coffee

Address:  82/13 Nong shift Chong Road – Willow liner, Muang Pak Nakhon Ratchasima 30130
Contact: 088-346-3467, 084-911-0050
Opening hours:  Daily from 8am to 7pm
Price: From USD $1-3.50 / approx. 35-120 Baht

Play dress-up and explore the world of Lord of the Rings – Hobbit House(2 hours)

This incredibly unique place combines fantastical adventure and Hollywood in one quirky place – you’ll even have the opportunity to dress up like a movie character.

Ever watched The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug? Here you may defend the resort with a bow and arrow, just like Bard the Bowman! (Or at least get some awesome pictures! :p)

Photo via dynnr, tantown, fahchana, pim_powder

More info on visiting Hobbit House

Address: 292 Moo 15 Tambon Lat Bua Sikhio Nakhon Ratchasima 30340
Contact: 081 291 5160
Opening hours: Daily from 9 to 6pm (since it’s a hotel, it’s always open. However, do head down during daytime if you’d like to take photos!)
Price: Free! (no entrance fees required)

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Spend a fun-filled day playing cowboys vs Indians! – Panther Creek Resort(4 hours)

Panther Creek Resort has something for everyone with tons of live entertainment and leisure options for kids.

Enjoy the wacky Wild West decor and activities like horse and bicycle riding, kids’ playground and western style swimming pools – before ending the day with dinner here!

Photo via ninewhp

More info on visiting Panther Creek Resort

Address: 123 Moo 15 Thanarat Road, Bann Klong Sua, Pakchong, Nakhon Ratchasima 30130 Thailand
Contact: +66 81 840 1965
Price: From USD $8.80 / approx. 300 Baht

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Day 3 Route (if heading back to Bangkok)

Day 3 Route (if staying in Khaoyai)

Day 4

See wild elephants and waterfalls, and a stunning adventure

No trip to Khao Yai is complete without a day’s visit to Thailand’s first (and one of the most visited) national park.

If you’re spending more days in Khao Yai, it definitely makes sense to include a day trip to the famous Khao Yai National Park.

For adventurous families – Khao Yai National Park(6 hours)

Listed as a UNESCO world heritage site, this huge park is blessed with breathtaking waterfalls, majestic mountainous landscape and rich biodiversity.

Enjoy kid-friendly activities here such as – hiking in the jungle (easy treks for families available!), and a quick visit to one of Khao Yai’s majestic waterfalls.

PS: Klook’s customisable itinerary with private driver gives you the opportunity to stay overnight in the park. This means you’ll be able to stay for the Night Safari – and if you’re lucky, you might be able to catch the wild elephants too!

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Note: Roaming around the beautiful landscapes of the park will take up half of your day, so remember to carry some snacks and lunchables with you to have on the go!

More info on visiting Khao Yai National Park

Address: Hin Tung, Mueang Nakhon Nayok District, Nakhon Nayok 26000, Thailand
Contact:  +66 86 092 6527
Opening hours: Daily from 8am to 6.30pm
Entrance fee/price: USD $11.70 / approx. 400 Baht (adults), USD $5.80 / approx. 200 Baht (children)

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Dig into family-style dinner at our personal favourite restaurant – Kua Kampan

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

PS: Do try the stir-fried sunflower seedlings! (It’s a chinese-style vegetable dish that’s deeeelicious.)

More info on visiting Kua Kampan

Address: 1 Moo 6, Tambon Pak Chong, Nakhon Ratchasima 30130
Contact:  044-929949
Price: From USD $5.80 / approx. 200 Baht per person

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Day 4 Route


Day 5

Have sweet moments before heading back to home sweet home

Visit the artsy and colourful Secret Art Garden and have lunch at the Dairy Home Farm Shop for a sweet ending to your family vacation.

Relax amidst art and capture memories for a lifetime – Secret Art Garden(1-2 hours)

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 along the way – it’s Lunch with picture-perfect views with farm fresh food – Dairy Home Farm Shop the perfect way to capture memories to last a lifetime.

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More info on visiting Secret Art Garden

Address:  99 Moo 9, Klangdong Pakchong Nakorn Ratchsima, 30320
Contact:  044 993 939
Opening hours:  Thurs-Tues, 10am to 6pm (Closed on Wednesdays)
Price: USD $1.80 / approx. 60 Baht

Lunch with picture-perfect views with farm fresh food – Dairy Home Farm Shop (1.5 hours)

Before heading back to Bangkok to catch your flight home… Savour picture-perfect views of the organic farm, while dining in a farmhouse sanctuary.

Feast with fresh ingredients from the farms, and don’t forget to try out the desserts – including a wide range of delicious homemade ice cream!

Photo via non stepp, ppile

More info on visiting Dairy Home Farm Shop

Address:  Phaya Yen, Pak Chong District, Nakhon Ratchasima 30320, Thailand
Contact:  +66 81 991 0271
Opening hours:  Daily from 9am to 7pm
Price: USD $1.50-6 / approx. 50-200 Baht

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Day 5 Route

Love the itinerary? Whether it’s the 3D2N or 5D4N trip you choose, Klook will help you to achieve your customised itinerary to satisfaction!

Total Cost Breakdown (for 2 adults and 2 children)

For 3D2N (from USD $461)

Accommodation: USD $65 x 2 nights = From USD $130
Transportation (if you are driving): USD $41 x 3 days = From USD $123 (if you prefer the convenience of a private charter car – USD $253 for 3 days)
Day 1 Meals and entrance fees: From USD $106.40
Day 2 Meals and entrance fees: From USD $87.60
Day 3 Meals and entrance fees (before heading back to Bangkok): From USD $14

= From USD $461 / approx. 15,651 Baht (or from USD $591 / approx. 20,088 Baht if using private chartered car)

For 5D4N (from USD $817.60)

Accommodation: USD $65 x 4 nights = From USD $260
Transportation (if you are driving): USD $41 x 5 days = From USD $205 (if you prefer the convenience of a private charter car – USD $253 for 3 days + USD $193 for 2 days = USD $446)
Day 1 Meals and entrance fees: From USD $106.40
Day 2 Meals and entrance fees: From USD $87.60
Day 3 Meals and entrance fees: From USD $49.20
Day 4 Meals and entrance fees: From USD $58.20
Day 5 Meals and entrance fees (before heading back to Bangkok): From USD $30.40

= From USD $817.60 / approx. 27,741 Baht (or from USD $1037.80/ approx. 35,274 Baht if using private chartered car)

There’s no shortage of fun things to do at Khao Yai, so what are you waiting for? Book your next trip to Khao Yai and enjoy the incredible family vacation waiting for you!

Getting there and around

Getting there from Bangkok

1. By car:

a) 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) 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, make sure to check your rental car thoroughly – from ensuring that everything is working fine, to when it was last serviced.

2. By 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. By 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. By 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 day
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 $41 / approx. 1400 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. It’s tried and tested! (Prices vary depending on the car model chosen.)

Accommodation options

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

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

Photo via peakyme

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

Photo via scince_ratree

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

Greenery Resort Khao Yai

From USD $65 / approx. 2210 Baht

Address: 188/1ถนน ธนะรัชต์ หมูสี ปากช่อง Nakhon Ratchasima 30130, Thailand
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)

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

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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.

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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.

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

Thames Valley

From USD $87 / approx. 3000 Baht

Address: 999 Moo 4, Moosi, Pakchong, Nakorn Ratchasima 30130
Contact: +66 044-009-999
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