It was difficult to wake up at 5am to go to the train station Hua Lompong in order to catch a train to Khao Yai which lasts 4 hours. The train only cost us 86 Bahts but I guess that the price vary if you take it on different hours.
The landscape to get there was beautiful with mountains and jungle.
Once we arrived there, we checked the prices for a scooter and it was 300 per day. The problem is that they close early and we could only give the scooter back at 5pm on the next day.
We wanted to leave later and take the train around 8pm.
Then, we found a tour of 1 and half day with night in a hostel included and many activities such as going to waterfalls, caves and trekking.
We paid 1500 Bahts and it was worth it.
They first brought us to the guesthouse where we left our bags and ate.
Then, they brought us to see a spring water river which was very nice as.we swam there for an hour.
Then, we visited a cave where we spot some bats and big spiders. It was very nice.
For the sunset, they brought us to a place where we could see millions of bats going out at the same time to hunt. This spectacle was impressive and lasted around 1 hour.
We then came back to the hostel and ate before to sleep early in order to leave at 7am on the next day for a big day of trekking in the deep jungle.
We left around 7 with a jeep and we arrived in the national park. In the jeep, we met a group of German people who were studying in Thailand and took a gap on their studies to enjoy the national park of Khao Yai.
We firstly stopped and saw some monkeys and gibbons in the jungle. The guides had an impressive eyesight and saw every species. They brought some professional binocular with stand in order for us to see the animald from close.
Then, we continued our way and stopped in the national museum. I spent more time outside because there was a path leading to the jungle with a wooden suspended bridge.
We left one hour after that and went to check a nice viewpoint where we saw many monkeys from very close. They were playing in the trees.
After this stop, they brought us to a path leading to the deep jungle for a trek of 3h30. It was very amazing as we were in the real jungle and saw many things such as giant and very special trees that we even climbed up.
We also saw some monkeys and wild birds such as toucans.
After a stop for lunch where we saw some very friendly deers and some varans, we moved to waterfalls.
It started with a stop to a nice waterfall where we had to do many steps down to access it, it was a bit crowded but we managed to take nice pictures and i found some spots by climbing around, where nobody was there.
We then continued our way in the jeep and passed by beautiful roads in the middle of the jungle. We saw many monkeys staying on the road which was quite fun.
When we arrived to the second waterfall, it was awesome. We had to walk a bit and went down many high steps to access to the waterfall which was huge and better than the one before.
We were not allowed to swim in it but I climbed down and went very close to the fall, which was impressive.
Then it was the evening and we came back. Unfortunately; we didn’t spot any elephants on the way back but if you go, there are apparently good probabilities that you see some wild ones.
We ate some street food which was awesome before to go back to Bangkok in minibus, which was the best way and costed 300 Bahts per person
Back in Bangkok, we took a bus to get back to Khao San road where our friend was waiting for us with Melanie, a friend he met long time ago.
We slept early and had the plan to move the 4 of us to Kanchanaburi on the next day.