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How to Plan a Trip to Khao Yai Thailand for the First Time!

Traveling to Khao Yai Thailand can be exciting. But it can also be stressful and tiring if you don’t plan. That’s why we’ve put together this guide to help you make the most of your time in the region.

Decide how long you want to stay, and when.

The first step to planning a trip is deciding how long you want to stay in Thailand. This will determine what you can and cannot do.

Depending on your budget and schedule, you may choose to spend a few days at one place and then move on to another location. Or perhaps you’d like to visit multiple places over several weeks or months. Whatever length of time works best for your needs, we recommend staying at least one week so that it will be easier for us to help plan out your itinerary without falling behind schedule.

If any specific things interest you most about Thailand (e.g., elephants), let us know so we can include them in our recommendations!

Related Read: Unusual and popular Sports in Thailand

Choose what type of accommodation in Khaoyai you prefer.

When it comes to finding accommodation in Khao Yai, there are a variety of options from glamper tents in Khao Yai to family pool villas. You can stay at a hotel, hostel, guesthouse, or Airbnb. These are the most common choices for tourists who are traveling on a budget but have different pros and cons depending on your needs and preferences.

Hotels: If you want to stay in an air-conditioned room with Wi-Fi access and meals included (usually breakfast) then this is your best option. There’s usually little flexibility with hotels as they tend to be quite expensive compared to other types of accommodation but they do provide comfort and convenience if you don’t want too much hassle during your travels.

Hostels: This type of accommodation provides dorm beds or private rooms at low prices so it’s great for young people traveling alone who don’t mind sharing facilities like bathrooms and kitchens with other guests from around the world! Hostels also often come equipped with activities such as pool tables or movie nights so plenty is going on besides just sleeping! If there aren’t any hostels available in Khaoyai Thailand then why not check out nearby cities such as Bangkok?

Work out your budget, and stick to it.

One of the first tasks to complete before you even begin planning your trip is to work out how much money you have available. This requires a bit of research, but it’s well worth it. For example, if you want to stay in a five-star hotel and eat at fancy restaurants every night, then your budget will be quite different from someone happy staying in hostels and eating cheap street food.

It’s important that when creating this budget you are realistic about what it will cost, as this can help prevent overspending or under-budgeting which can lead to financial problems when traveling later (or just feel like unnecessary stress).

There are lots of websites available that let users create budgets for all kinds of different situations including travel expenses, so use these tools as much as possible!

One tool I’ve found useful for learning about different types of accommodation is which has detailed information on each property’s amenities/services offered along with prices per night/week etcetera so that it becomes easier for travelers who don’t want any surprises during their stay such as paying extra fees after checking into their room because they forgot something like towels which could save some money while also giving them peace mind knowing exactly what they’re getting themselves into before they arrive at each place selected!

Get your visa and travel documents ready.

If you haven’t already done so, now is the time to get your visa and travel documents ready. We recommend applying for a visa at least one month before your trip.

You will need:

  • A passport is valid for at least six months after the end of your trip (and with plenty of blank pages).
  • Two recent passport-sized photographs (4cm x 6cm) were taken against a plain background. If you’re taking a camera with you, use an automatic timer or selfie stick to avoid blurry photos! I always take this chance to practice my photography skills 🙂
  • A photocopy of your passport page with personal details and photo glued onto it (i.e., not just printed on paper). This will be used to fill out forms during the application process–so make sure everything written there matches what’s on your real passport!

Check the weather forecast.

Before you book your flight, check the weather forecast. Weather conditions in Thailand can range from tropical to temperate, depending on the time of year and where in the country you’re traveling. Check local weather forecasts for cities near Khaoyai National Park. If you’re planning to visit during a specific season or time of day, be sure to check what kind of weather one might expect at those times as well.

Also, be aware that elevation changes will affect temperature—especially if they’re drastic—so it’s important to consider this when planning your trip. The highest point in Khaoyai National Park is Doi Inthanon (2,565 meters), so plan accordingly if you want a cool escape from Bangkok’s oppressive heat or are hoping for some snow during wintertime!

Organize your transfers in advance.

  • Organize your transfers in advance. Khaoyai is a popular tourist destination, so it’s best to book your transfers in advance. Some hotels will include the cost of transfers in their rates, but if they don’t, you can find transfer companies online or directly at the airport when you arrive.
  • When selecting a transfer service:
  • Check that they have the correct pick-up time on their website—some companies may offer multiple options for different times and days of travel; if there is no option for your specific needs, try calling ahead to double-check that they can accommodate them before purchasing tickets from other providers who might not be able to meet all requirements (e.g., size of vehicle) or lead customers astray with misleading information about what services are available (e.g., “taxis” vs shuttle buses).

Pick what attractions you want to see, and book your tickets and tours before you go.

If you want to make the most of your trip, you must book your tickets and tours before you go. This will save time when you get there and make sure that nothing is left out.

When booking tickets, ask around for recommendations on tour operators. A good tour operator should offer a variety of different packages, tailored specifically to your needs. They should also be able to advise as to which attractions would be best suited for your trip and must offer competitive prices for their services.

If there are any special offers or discounts available (for example free entry into certain attractions), check with local travel agencies well in advance of departure so they can advise whether this is feasible or not. Also, check if there are any student/senior discounts available such as those offered by private companies such as Tots2Travel (http://tots2travel-thailand).

Research the area before you arrive.

As with any trip, it’s important to do your research before arriving in Khaoyai Thailand. This will help you have a better experience and know what you’re getting into.

The more you know about the area, the better prepared you’ll be. If there are specific activities or places that interest you, do some research on them before going so that you can plan accordingly. For example, if one of your goals is to photograph wildlife such as elephants or monkeys, it would be helpful to research where these animals are located and how frequently they appear in certain areas (and whether there are other animals nearby).

Discuss your itinerary with anyone you’re traveling with.

It’s important to take the time to discuss your itinerary with anyone you are traveling with. If you’re going on a trip with a group of friends, taking time to make sure everyone is on the same page can help avoid disagreements and any drama that could arise from them. If you are going on a romantic getaway with your significant other, it’s even more important that both of you agree on where you will be staying, what activities will be part of the trip, and what other plans might come up during your stay in Khaoyai Thailand.

If you plan, your trip will be much less stressful!

Planning is the best way to ensure that your trip is as stress-free as possible. This can be especially helpful if you’re traveling alone or with a group of people who aren’t organized. Planning will help you to avoid missing out on things you want to see and doing things last minute that could end up costing more money than it’s worth. Also, planning helps you avoid crowds and find yourself lost in an unfamiliar place without any idea how to get back home!


We hope this article has given you some great tips on how to plan a trip to Khaoyai Thailand. By being organized and sticking to your budget, you can make sure that your trip goes smoothly. The best part is, the more you do it, the easier it gets! If you follow these steps and have fun along the way, then we think that’s all anyone could ask for on their travels.

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