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Khao Yai National Park, Changwat Nakhon Nayok, Thailand

How much does it cost to travel to Khao Yai National Park?

You should plan to spend around $63 (฿2,268) per day on your vacation in Khao Yai National Park. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $17 (฿616) on meals
  • $14 (฿500) on local transportation
  • $74 (฿2,643) on hotels

A one week trip to Khao Yai National Park for two people costs, on average, $884 (฿31,756). This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

  • Average Daily Cost Per person, per day
    $63
    ฿2,268
  • One Week Per person
    $442
    ฿15,878
  • 2 Weeks Per person
    $884
    ฿31,756
  • One Month Per person
    $1,895
    ฿68,048
  • One Week For a couple
    $884
    ฿31,756
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
    $1,769
    ฿63,512
  • One Month For a couple
    $3,790
    ฿136,096
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How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to Khao Yai National Park cost?

A one week trip to Khao Yai National Park usually costs around $442 (฿15,878) for one person and $884 (฿31,756) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Khao Yai National Park on average costs around $884 (฿31,756) for one person and $1,769 (฿63,512) for two people. This cost includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

Please note, prices can vary based on your travel style, speed, and other variables. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price per person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Khao Yai National Park will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Khao Yai National Park on average costs around $1,895 (฿68,048) for one person and $3,790 (฿136,096) for two people. The more places you visit, the higher the daily price will become due to increased transportation costs.




Independent Travel

Traveling Independently to Khao Yai National Park has many benefits including affordabilty, freedom, flexibility, and the opportunity to control your own experiences.

All of the travel costs below are based on the experiences of other independent travelers.

Is Khao Yai National Park expensive to visit?

Khao Yai National Park is a reasonably affordable place to visit. Located in Thailand, which is a reasonably affordable country, visitors will appreciate the relatively low cost of this destination. It falls in the average range in the country for its prices. If you're traveling on a budget, then this is a good destination with affordable accommodation, food, and transportation.

Within Asia, Khao Yai National Park is a moderately priced destination compared to other places. The overall cost of travel here is fair for the region and comparable to Deqin or Xiamen.

For more details, and to find out if it's within your travel budget, see Is Khao Yai National Park Expensive?

How much money do I need for a trip to Khao Yai National Park?

The average Khao Yai National Park trip cost is broken down by category here for independent travelers. All of these Khao Yai National Park travel prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.


Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) ฿2,643 ($74)
Local Transportation 1 ฿500 ($14)
Food 2 ฿616 ($17)
Entertainment 1 ฿321 ($9)
Alcohol 2 ฿200 - 600 ($6 - 17)
Accommodation Budget in Khao Yai National Park
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Khao Yai National Park is $37 (฿1,321). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Khao Yai National Park is $74 (฿2,643). This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.


  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
    $37
    ฿1,321
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room
    $74
    ฿2,643

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Transportation Budget in Khao Yai National Park
Average Daily Costs

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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Khao Yai National Park is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $14 (฿500) per person, per day, on local transportation in Khao Yai National Park.


  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    $14
    ฿500


Flights to Khao Yai National Park
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Rental Cars in Khao Yai National Park
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Food Budget in Khao Yai National Park
Average Daily Costs

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  • While meal prices in Khao Yai National Park can vary, the average cost of food in Khao Yai National Park is $17 (฿616) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Khao Yai National Park should cost around $6.87 (฿247) per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Khao Yai National Park is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.


  • Food2 Meals for one day
    $17
    ฿616


Entertainment Budget in Khao Yai National Park
Average Daily Costs

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  • Entertainment and activities in Khao Yai National Park typically cost an average of $8.95 (฿321) per person, per day based on the spending of previous travelers. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.


  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    $8.95
    ฿321


Alcohol Budget in Khao Yai National Park
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • The average person spends about $11 (฿400) on alcoholic beverages in Khao Yai National Park per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.


  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day
    $11
    ฿400


Khao Yai National Park On a Budget
Khao Yai National Park Khao Yai National Park, Thailand
Adventurous travelers are always in search of new terrain to conquer. At over 2,000 square kilometers, Khao Yai National Park is Thailand's second largest national park, and just full of jungles to trek through. In the southwest of Thailand is a sanctuary of mountains and waterfalls.
Sights
One of the biggest draws to Khao Yai National Park is the spectacular waterfall scenery. They aren't necessarily large, but the setting is like something from "The Jungle Book." The rainy season (May to October) is best time to see these falls as they might dry up in the hot season (March to April). Please remember swimming in the falls is not allowed.

Leo DiCaprio fans will surely remember the Haew Suwat Waterfall. Featured in the movie "The Beach," this breathtaking waterfall is easily at the top of the list for waterfalls in the park. It also serves as the trailhead for several walks - including the smaller Haew Sai falls just a 15-minute walk downstream.

The Haew Narok Falls are never a disappointment. This three-tiered waterfall stands over 150 meters tall. This massive landmark is simply stunning and a great spot for photos. The top of the falls is surrounded by a giant elephant fence to keep the mighty creatures from falling and being swept over.

A quick drive and a short walk away from the visitor's center is the perfect spot to stake out the lands of the park. The Non Pak Watchtower overlooks the reservoir, and is a great spot to visit at dawn or dusk. Keep your eyes open for sambar, boar and maybe even an elephant.

For the best view of the park, however, make your way to Pha Diew Die viewpoint. Here are there are two spots to see the whole park in all its beauty.

Activities
The best way to see all the amazing scenery and wildlife the park has to offer is by walking one of the many trails. The easier ones can be done on your own, but many require you to hire a guide. This might be a good idea since some of the trails aren't clearly marked, and it's easy to get lost.

There are trails available for a variety of times and physical abilities. One of the easier trails is river walk from Pha Kluamai Campsite to Haew Suwat Falls. It's approximately 90 minutes. On this walk, be sure to look out for the Khao Yai Crocodile. These are the only known Siamese crocodiles in the park. They can easily be seen laying on the edge of the riverbank. The signs say to beware, but these crocs rarely attack people unless provoked.

If crocs aren't your thing, take a trip for some gibbon watching. The Khao Yai Park is home to two species of gibbon - the white-handed and the pileated gibbon. Check them out in the morning, right at dawn, to hear them sing out their whale-like songs. Keep in mind many of the trails with the best gibbon views will require a guide.

And who doesn't love elephants? There are rumored to be up to 400 elephants in the park. If you scout out around the salt licks within the park at dawn or dusk, you'll have the best chance of spotting them - or even better take a night safari.
Food and Dining
Throughout the park, there are a number of cafe/food stands, but their open hours are rather inconsistent. Your best bet for a meal is the park center. Just on the other side of the visitor center there are several food stands overlooking the river, and a small restaurant with traditional Thai dishes.

Transportation
It is strongly recommended to experience this park by car or motorbike. There isn't much in the way of public transportation in the park. If you don't have your own transportation, getting around the park can be quite difficult. There is one road that runs through the park from the Pak Chong side to Nakhon Nayok. It's mostly in good condition with several speed bumps to control speedy drivers. If you are driving through, be sure to keep your eyes out for little critters. Many animals, especially macaques, like to hang out along the roads. Also, remember gas stations are pretty limited in the park. So fill up before you venture in.


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1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase. Thus, the overall daily average cost is not a summation of the individual categories.