A Travel Price Comparison for Families, Couples, and Backpackers Nha Trang vs. Khao Sok National Park for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Nha Trang or Khao Sok National Park?

Which city should you visit? Read on to compare the prices of travel for Nha Trang and Khao Sok National Park. We’ll break down costs for accommodation, food, transportation and more to help you learn more about these two destinations. Then, you can figure out if either of these two places are accessible based on your travel budget. So, let's dig into it.

Nha Trang

For the relaxation of a small beach town, plus the energy of a young city, consider Nha Trang, Vietnam. As the most famous seaside town in Vietnam, Nha Trang is certainly livelier than many other beach resort towns. Visiting this part of Vietnam is not for the faint of heart. These people know the meaning of nightlife - and make the night last as long as they can.

Khao Sok National Park

In the south of Thailand, visitors will find a gorgeous getaway of pure nature. The Khao Sok National Park is a jungle reserve that covers over 700 square kilometers, and described as one of the most beautiful wildlife reserves in the country.

Many say this jungle is over 160 million years old making it one of the world's oldest rainforests. The lush environment of limestone, waterfalls and thickets of vegetation will make any wanderer eager to discover more. Keep your eyes peeled for bears, boars, gaurs, tapirs, gibbons, deer, marbled cats, wild elephants and more. Look to the sky for over 300 species of bird and 38 different types of bats.

You'll find the best time to book is from December to April, better known as the dry season. From June to October there is significantly more rain and the threat of monsoons. Not only does it rain on your parade, but also it causes the leeches to emerge.

To enter the park is a 300 baht fee for foreigners, 150 for children, and 40 for Thai citizens. If someone tries to sell you a ticket for more than that, simply buy one at the park entrance. When planning your stay remember that your entrance fee is only valid for 24 hours. If you're staying multiple days, you'll need to pay up front. Often if you're with a tour, the entrance fee is included in the tour price, but you should inquire about this to make sure.

Which city is cheaper, Khao Sok National Park or Nha Trang?

These are the overall average travel costs for the two destinations.

The average daily cost (per person) in Nha Trang is $34, while the average daily cost in Khao Sok National Park is $79. These costs include accommodation (assuming double occupancy, so the traveler is sharing the room), food, transportation, and entertainment. While every person is different, these costs are an average of past travelers in each city. Below is a breakdown of travel costs for Nha Trang and Khao Sok National Park in more detail.



Accommodation

For a normal double-occupancy room in Nha Trang, $24 is the average cost for a hotel room. Also in Nha Trang, the typical price for a place to stay for one person is $12, such as in a hostel.

If you're traveling alone, you may be able to find a budget hotel or hostel for around $20. But for two people in a standard two-person hotel room in Khao Sok National Park the cost is $40 on average.


  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Nha Trang $12
    Khao Sok National Park $20
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Nha Trang $24
    Khao Sok National Park $40

Food

While meal prices in Nha Trang can vary, the average travelers spends about $13 per day on food. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out, an average meal in Nha Trang should cost around $5.20 per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Nha Trang is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

On average, meal and food prices in Khao Sok National Park cost around $24 per person, per day. While this price can vary widely by location, the type of restaurant, and the amount of food ordered, a typical meal often costs around $9.60.


  • Food Meals for one day
    Nha Trang $13
    Khao Sok National Park $24
Typical Food prices in Nha Trang

Here are some examples of typical meal expenses from previous travelers to Nha Trang:


  • Casual Lunch (for Two)
    $6.10

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Nha Trang

For Nha Trang, here are some samples of tours and activities related to meals and dining experiences:

  • Street Food Tour With Chef Dat: $67
  • Afternoon Nha Trang Food Tour by Pedicab: $77
  • Nha Trang Private Authentic Sunset River Cruise for a nice dinner: $77
  • The Seafood Tour By Night In Nha Trang: $78
  • Nha Trang Sunset Cocktails and Dinner Cruise: $90
  • Nha Trang Street Food Tour by Cyclo: $90
  • Nha Trang Insider with Cooking Class: $95
  • Private Half-Day Cooking Class in Nha Trang with Pick Up: $95
  • Mud Bath Relaxing & Food Tour in Nha Trang: $98
  • Sunset Tour in Nha Trang Emperor Cruise with Dinner: $98
  • Nha Trang Bay Night Cruise Including Seafood Dinner: $100
  • River Cruises and Cooking Class: $105

Local Transportation

Public transportation tends to be much less expensive in Nha Trang than paying for a taxi or private car service, as is expected. Typically, people spend $12 on transportation in Nha Trang on average per day.

While taxis and private drivers typically cost much more than public transportation, people usually spend around $58 per day to get around in Khao Sok National Park.


  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Nha Trang $12
    Khao Sok National Park $58
Typical Local Transportation prices in Nha Trang

Below are a few samples from actual travelers for transportation costs in Nha Trang:


  • Local Bus Ticket
    $0.13
  • Taxi From Airport
    $17

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Nha Trang

Also for Nha Trang, here are a few examples of actual transportation services:

  • Private Arrival Transfer: Cam Ranh Airport to Nha Trang City Hotels: $15
  • Private Departure Transfer: Nha Trang City Hotels to Cam Ranh Airport: $15
  • Airport transfer Nha Trang Cam Ranh: $15
  • Private Nha Trang Arrival Airport Transfer: $17
  • Private Nha Trang Departure Transfer: Central Hotels to Airport: $17
  • AIRPORT Private car Transfer to nha trang city: $17
  • Cam Ranh Airport to Nha Trang - Private Transfer: $18
  • Nha Trang to Cam Ranh Airport - Private Transfer: $18
  • Cam Ranh CXR Airport One-Way Transfer: $18
  • Mia Resort to Nha Trang - Private Transfer: $18
  • Nha Trang to Fusion Resort - Private Transfer: $18
  • Nha Trang to Mia Resort - Private Transfer: $18

Is it cheaper to fly into Nha Trang or Khao Sok National Park?

Prices for flights to both Khao Sok National Park and Nha Trang change regularly based on dates and travel demand. We suggest you find the best prices for your next trip on Kayak, because you can compare the cost of flights across multiple airlines for your prefered dates.





Entertainment

Sightseeing expenses in Nha Trang, including the cost of admission tickets for day tours, museums, and attractions, usually cost an average of $8.30 per day, per person.

Activities, things to do, and other forms of entertainment usually cost around $25 per person, per day in Khao Sok National Park. This cost includes the price of admission tickets to attractions and museums as well as daily tours.


  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Nha Trang $8.30
    Khao Sok National Park $25
Typical Entertainment prices in Nha Trang

For Nha Trang, here are some examples of average entertainment and activity prices from previous travelers:


  • Po Ngar Cham Entrance (for Two)
    $1.39
  • Two Rental Lounge Chairs on Beach
    $3.05
  • Vinpearl Land Amusement Park
    $20
  • Fairy Spring Waterfall Entrance
    $0.44
  • Thap Ba Mud Bath
    $4.35
  • Cyclo Tour of City (One Day)
    $11

Tours and Activities in Nha Trang

Also, here are some specific examples of entertainment, tickets, and activities for Nha Trang.

  • NhaTrang Night Tour by Pedicab Rickshaw & Duca Dream Show: $20
  • Skip the Line: DucaShow Nha Trang Ticket - Vietnamese Minstrelsy: $24
  • Hon Mun Island Half-Day Snorkeling Guided Tour from Nha Trang: $25
  • Hon Tam Island Full-Day Tour from Nha Trang with Lunch: $27
  • Half Day Island Hopping Tour in Nha Trang Bay: $27
  • Nha Trang Night Tour by Pedicab Rickshaw & Duca Show: $29
  • Speedboat Tour Nha Trang: $31
  • Hon Tam island Day Tour with Afternoon tea party at SkyLight Nha Trang: $32
  • Nha Trang Island Hopping Tour Half day: $32
  • Shared Tour Island Hopping By SpeedBoat: $33
  • Nha Trang City Tour: $34
  • Snorkeling & Hot Mineral Spring Chilling Day Tour: $38

Alcohol

Alcoholic beverages can often be a significant portion of a traveler's budget, and the costs can vary greatly from person to person. In Nha Trang, the average amount that a visitor spends on alcoholic beverages per day is $16.

The average person spends about $5.10 on alcoholic beverages in Khao Sok National Park per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.


  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Nha Trang $16
    Khao Sok National Park $5.10


When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Nha Trang and Khao Sok National Park, we can see that Khao Sok National Park is more expensive. And not only is Nha Trang much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. So, traveling to Nha Trang would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Nha Trang and be able to afford a more luxurious travel style by staying in nicer hotels, eating at more expensive restaurants, taking tours, and experiencing more activities. The same level of travel in Khao Sok National Park would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Khao Sok National Park than you might in Nha Trang.

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