Like eco-lovers, adventurists can journey deep into the tropical jungles of Thailand’s national parks, home to the exotic animal kingdom. For a closer look at elephants, tigers, birds and Chinese pandas, travelers can pencil into their schedules visits to the animal parks and zoos of Bangkok, Chiang Mai and Phuket. By day, adventure seekers can sky dive in Pattaya, go off-roading via 4×4 Land Rovers (available at night as well), or head to northern Thailand for mountain biking. For a more spiritual, but no less invigorating, escapade, visitors can explore caves, some housing Buddhist monasteries. For the ultimate of adventures, elephant rides through the temples of Ayutthaya, the northern mountains and southern jungles await.