A holiday in the quietness of nature, with beautiful mountains in the back ground and the song of birds to greet you in the morning. Not a sound of the traffic found in towns or cities but a coming home to the delights of nature. That is what you can expect in a holiday at Khaoyai Nature Life and Tours Resort from Thaitourismguide in Pak Chong, Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand. A leisurely two hour drive from Bangkok (transfers are provided from hotels in Bangkok, the railway station and airport by the resort) will bring you to a different world of wildlife, National Parks, natural springs, nature’s phenomenon, historical parks and even a vineyard!
Set in the beautiful surroundings of the Khaoyai Plateau with the formidable limestone mountains as a backdrop the resort offers all the comforts of home and more. Everything is left in as much a natural state to be as environmental friendly as possible. Minimal construction and paintwork is done to keep toxicity to a minimum, so one should not expect garish colourful resort walls inside and outside the resort. There are 44 rooms in all comprising superior, deluxe, family deluxe with connecting rooms and individual villas. It is the ideal place to holiday as a couple, with family or friends. Rooms are all tastefully furnished with air-conditioning, cable TV ( though only a few selected channels but you are not there to be hooked on to the TV!), refrigerator, WiFi and hot water heaters. All-in-all, a very comfortable environment for you to enjoy a pleasant stay.
There are 2 mid-sized swimming pools with sun-decks for you to enjoy the outdoors, a well-manicured garden to walk around in and plenty of birds to sing to you in the mornings and throughout the day. The villas are extremely delightful with a large veranda and seating space to enjoy the early mornings or watching the sunset in the evenings. There is even an outdoor shower and tub for that romantic indulgence, which is great for couples and those on honeymoon.
The province of Nakhon Ratchasima is well known for eco-tourism in Thailand as well as adventure tourism or a niche activity is as one of Thailand’s exclusive bird-watching activities. There are many noteworthy sites that are a must see including the unusual quartz pools with is supplied from clear underground streams and is a good place for a dip in the non-rainy seasons when the water is clearer. There is also a temple in the bat caves where you would get a good view of the sleeping wrinkle nosed bats, beautiful formations of stalactites and stalagmites and the little alters within the cave which is quite an oddity.
Not too far from the resort is also one of Thailand’s most prolific vineyards that produce some of the award winning Thai wines. You will get to sample wonderful lunch menus here as well as a chance to tour the wineries, vineyard and pick grapes when they are in season. To arrange all these tours and resort booking, you can book your resort package along with the various tours through Thaitourismguide.
As the resort is rather secluded, meals are available on a daily basis at the resort restaurant that offers a good selection of local and Western menus. All are cheaply priced and guaranteed home-cooked for that authentic flavour. Do try their local Thai dishes, they are delectable. The restaurant opens from 6.00am to 10.00pm daily. Breakfast is a buffet and dinner can be ala-carte or buffet style depending on the number of guests.
The resort owners and staff are very hospitable and have a keen knowledge of the attractions in and around the area. Both husband and wife are also keen nature observers which is an added point for those who enjoy wildlife and bird watching. Khaoyai Nature Life and Tours Resort offer a wide range of attractions for the long and short stay guests. You simply must try the half-day tour to the natural spring and famous bat cave of Wat Tham Si La Thong as well as the one day tour of the Khao Yai National Park to go trekking and observe wildlife such as elephants, gibbons, deer and other species of flora and fauna. Their master guide “Jib” Taweekiat Hmunnuk is one of the best spotters in the trade and Tony, the owner has one of the sharpest eyes for bird watching which is what earned him the name “Tony Eagle Eye”!
There are a lot more activities around the resort area such as visits to the Chok Chai Farm, tours to the ancient city and more which can be arranged through Thaitourismguide as well. The resort is an ideal location for adventure tours in Thailand as it is not too far from Bangkok city. Try one of the bird-watching tours if you are a bird-watching enthusiast and you will be surprised by the variety of local and migratory birds that make this area a transit point. Their bird-watching tours and nature wildlife tours are one of the most popular and successful tour operations in the area.
It is best to decide on what you would like to include in your tour packages along with the resort stay so that you are well prepared. It is advisable to bring along light clothing and long sleeved shirts and pants for the national park tours as well as a cap or wide brimmed hat. Also do not forget to bring along a camera for those memorable shots of nature that are a sure sight and one you would not want to miss photographing!
So, if you are looking for a holiday that is in eco-tourism, a nature observation holiday, a honeymoon, a family time or even to hold a wedding in an unusual place – Khaoyai Nature Life and Tours Resort is the perfect place to do that. You could not ask for a better place for the best in nature and eco-tourism!