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The Magnificent Yokdon National Park | Day Tour With Elephant Riding

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Explore the stunning Yokdon National Park and meet the ethnic minority groups that have lived there for centuries. Ride an elephant through an area of stunning beauty, which is home to over 70 different animal species and Vietnam's largest reservation of wild elephants. This tour is tailored to travelers who want to intimately experience one of Southeast Asia's most stunning nature reserves.

Quick Facts

  • Hike through the national park
  • Cruise the Serepok River
  • Ride an elephant through stunning forests
  • Encounter numerous species of wild animals
  • Meet the ethnic minority groups who call this place home
  • Included
  • 11 hours
  • All year long
  • English


  • Adventure
  • Countryside
  • Culture
  • History
  • Nature
  • Sightseeing
  • Walking


  • Yok Don National Park


You will be picked up at 8 AM from your hotel in Buon Me Thuot, and driven 25 miles (45 km) to Yokdon National Park.

Upon arriving at the nature reserve, your guide will introduce you to the area before taking you to the boat on which you cross the Serepok River. 

After a scenic boat ride, you will meet your new giant friends, the elephants. An hour's ride, deep into the forest, allows for just enough time to take in the stunning scenery.

You will then start your guided trek of the national park, during which you will travel through lush forests that are teeming with unmatched bio-diversity. 

During the trek, you will pass through ethnic minority villages where you will be introduced to the local culture and the everyday life of the people who call this paradise home.  

The locals will happily welcome you by performing a traditional display of hospitality while you drink their traditional wine from the communal goblet.

After a full day of taking in the wonders of Yokdon National Park, you will be driven back to your hotel in Buon Ma Thuot, where you can expect to arrive at around 7 PM.

Good to know

What's included?

  • Boat trip
  • Elephant Riding
  • English/French speaking guide
  • Lunch
  • Transfer by private vehicle from Buon Me Thuot
  • Personal expenses
  • Travel expenses