Some of review on Wildlife Discovery trip
Simply fantastic !
We were having a 1 day wildlife tour with, two adults and 1 child (6 years) and we booked this directly from the park website
The whole experience was like an excellent day journey !
Everything was very professional: from the booking process, to the payment (and change of some plans in our case), to the way the guide was keen to show us as much as possible (you also need to have some luck here) to the pace the guide adapted for us.
I had the chance to see here a real park, because of the respect everybody showed to the nature and animals was astonishing.
An excellent experience I would recommend to everybody travelling to Thailand !
Aorasan Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Manageable and rewarding hike
We are a group of 8 city folks, with elderly and teenagers. We booked the 2D1N with Deaw. We told him we had elderly and he planned a very manageable trip for us which we all enjoyed.
Communication with Deaw was sporadic on email (perhaps because he spends his days in the jungle). This made us pretty nervous as we didn't know many details. Thankfully his plan was pretty good.
He picked us up at 9am in his pickup. The morning was a 1.5 hour nature walk off-trail to see gibbons, termite mounds etc. followed by lunch at the visitor centre. Then we drove to another part of the park and loaded our stuff into the backpacks he provided. Everybody had to carry 5-7kgs. Then a 2 hour trek on a private trail, a gentle upwards track, which brought us out to a gorgeous viewpoint. We pitched our tents there and he cooked a delicious tom yam curry dinner from scratch, complete with cut fruit.
At our request, Deaw had also arranged for the rangers to bring most of the camping equipment up to the campsite. This really helped.
Sunset, night and dawn were beautiful. We have great memories.
Rumraysin Singapore, Singapore
Our 2 days 1 night safari tour was booked at the last minute and nevertheless very well organized. The guide had a plan but it was continuosly adapted according to our wishes. We were lucky enough to see a lot of animals an Daew was very good at spotting them! We would recommend it very much!
Seelvia Basel, Switzerland
It was fantastic! Specially the "beyond " part ;)
Me and my 19 year old daughter booked a 3-day/2 night private tour. We had a very good guide. Did multiple hikes and saw a lot of wildlife. We even were up close and personal with wild elephants ;).
We saw beautiful waterfalls, animals,jungle etc.
We camped in the wild. And that was fun too. Everything was well organized and taken care off.
Claire vanhaut The Netherlands
Jungle adventure at its very best!!
If you are interested in a jungle adventure in combination with comprehensive sporting activities and an outstanding wildlife, I totally can recommend Khao Yai and Beyond.
Before I started this trip (3 days, 2 nights), I did a lot of research about all the other travel companies, but these are more like just about watching the wildlife. Hence there is no real adventure and you just get little impression of what the jungle is like in Thailand. Even the competitors recommended me Khao Yai and Beyond.
The guide speaks proper English and is very friendly (even the stay in his guest hut the day before and after the trip is absolutely recommendable). The ranger and the guide really have good knowledge about the good spots to have a look at the wildlife. I was lucky to see: Hornbills, giant squirrel, white squirrel, family of wild bisons, wild elephant, family of gibbons swinging from one tree to the other, black bear, Indonesian viper, deer etc.
There is no guarantee that anyone will see these animals but the probability is pretty high ;-)
Manuel / Germany
Fantastic guide for a real jungle tour
We booked a two days tour with Deaw from Khao Yai and beyond. the communication with him was via e-mail and was very efficient and helpful. he picked ua up in the hotel and we entered the park. We felt he really knows the jungle and the servi ce we received was exceptional. he is extremely nice and knew where to take us to spot animals, to eat and where to sleep.
Big thumbs up!!
Tel Aviv, Israel
Great Jungle Trekking!
Great experience!! I could really recommend Khao Yai and Beyond. It was no problem to adjust the trekking to a level we all were happy with. The english speaking guide and park ranger made us feel very safe.
Linda/Den Bosch, The Netherlands
Yesterday we did the one day tour of khao yai together with this really passionate and relaxed guide! You can tell he really loves the jungle and he's really good at spotting wildlife. In addition to that he's the only guide we've seen who always takes his scope with him. This makes it much easier for inexperienced visitors to see everything.
We were lucky to spot elephants, gibons etc. To end our day we stopped on a really beautiful spot to watch the sunset. Which was really a great way to end our trip.
In the end he told us he also has his own, secret, non tourist trails. If we ever get back will surely try this out as it's much more relaxed if you're not crossing tourists all the time. Luckily we were late to start our tour, so we were alone in the jungle 90pct of our time.
Summary: if you're looking for a passionate guide who can take you beyond the tourist trails, book this one!
my husband and I decided to go on this tour after reading reviews online we were skeptical first but as soon as we met our tour guide Somyot (a Thai version of Rambo) those feelings disappeared. He made sure we saw as much as possible and did not rush us at anytime . Unfortunately we did go on a rainy day but inspite of that he still stayed positive gave us plenty of nourishment and rearranged our schedule accordingly . We got to see amazing waterfalls , an elephant herd, more than 30 monkeys and local deer . Transportation to and from Bangkok was all arranged and on schedule. It was an amazing day and would definitely recommend it!
Great experience with a very friendly staff
We were very happy to stay 2 days in khao yai with khao yai and beyond! Kindly staff , good food, kind guide, à lot of animals ! Perfect, we recommand !
Max and Dorine
A great day in the jungle.
We had a great day in the jungle with Deaw. He was so knowledgeable and knew exactly where to look for all the wild creatures and vantage points. We even had the good fortune to get stuck behind a wild elephant on the way out the park. I'd really recommend a private tour as you get to tell them exactly what you want to see although I imagine they would come up with something special if you left it up to them. I really can't say enough about the specialist knowledge our guide had about the park and its nature. Combine this with his brilliant command of English and happy-go-lucky attitude and you have a 5star review for me.
Duke russle/London, United Kingdom
Amazing private tour
My wife and I went on a private tour on an overnight trip from Bangkok. Well worth it. We hiked in the jungle and saw Gibbons, Macaques, and Giant Hornbills, to name a few. Would highly recommend.
Globalnomads Seattle, Washington
Perfect two days trip in Khao Yai park
We can only recommend the tour we took with Khao Yai and Beyond. Booking has been seemless and they have been very flexible with our requests. the organization was very good, everybody being on time, for pick-up and for coming back. We have been very lucly to see many animals. The tempo of the hike has been also very well tailored. Really a good experience.
Onthe rodeagent oslo
Deaw was an absolutely brilliant tour guide. We went as three slightly nervous females into the jungle with him for a day trip and he took excellent care of us. We saw gibbons, vipers, enormous spiders, deer, macaques and much, much more. It was great hearing from Deaw about the jungle and seeing him eat random things from the trees! We loved every minute of it and I couldn't recommend it more! My only regret was only doing the one day tour and not doing the two day overnight stay - I didn't want it to end!
London, United Kingdom
Great tour organised by Khao Yai and beyond
We enjoyed our day tour. The guide is so knowledgeable with the nature. With him around, he will ensure that we able to see as many things as possible within the one day. We able to have close encounter with the wild elephant, whip snake, pit snake and many more.Highly recommended tour with Khao Yai and beyond.