Thai National Parks

3-days wildlife tour in Huai Kha Khaeng

Why?

Located on a zone with mix of four different biogeographic zone, Huai Kha Khaeng is home to many endangered and endemic species. It's the best protected area in the country, the area where it is located is the largest protected area in entire mainland Southeast Asia. Adding the fact that the sanctuary is not known much by local or foreign tourists makes it a highly interesting destination for wildlife enthusiasts.

The sanctuary is not for the typical tourist, it's for pure wildlife watching, there aren't any relaxing attractions. If that's what you are after, our wildlife tour in Huai Kha Khaen is the perfect choise!

What?

Our wildlife tours are private, includes safari drives, hiking in the jungle and patiently waiting at wildlife observation towers. The sanctuary regulations restricts any activities after sunset so we won't be able to offer any night safaris.

Itinerary

The itinerary below is only an example. The program may change depending on your interests or how much time spend on different locations.

Day 1 - Start from 6:30 a.m.

The tour will start with a slow safari drive into the park in search for wildlife. After a short hiking we will reach a wildlife watchtower with good view over the riverbank of the main river and spend the morning there. Later on we will continue with a slow safari drive towards the park restaurant for lunch and enjoy the local birdlife.

Our tour is available for limited group sizes only. We only offer tours of multiple days. 

We will spend the afternoon by visiting another watch tower and finish the day by a late afternoon safari drive out from the sanctuary and take you to tents on the designated campground.

Day 2

We will start the morning with a slow safari drive and continue by foot in jungle in search for primates and other animals. Afther the lunch we'll do another safari drive and spent the rest of the afternoon in a watchtower.

Day 3

We will start the day with a visit to a watchtower for another stake out. We may do another short hiking or slow safari drive and end the tour at 2 p.m.

When & where?

Huai Kha Khaeng Wildlife Sanctuary lies 320km from Bangkok in Nakhon Sawan and Uthai Thani provinces in the west of Thailand. Our 3 day tour start from Uthai Thani or if booked in combination with a multi-day tour in Khao Yai National Park, we offer free transport between Khao Yai and Huai Kha Khaeng.

The sanctuary is open year-round. The best time to visit is towards the end of the cool and dry winter months when temperatures start to rise, causing water levels to decreasing and forcing wildlife to seek water streams.

How much?

This is a private tour. You will explore the park with a private guide, and no others will join you; the best way to explore nature!

Group size Rate per person
1 16600 THB
2 9000 THB
3 7200 THB
4 6000 THB

Tour rates include:

  • Camping (2 nights)
  • Entrance fees
  • English speaking guide
  • Transportation
  • All meals
  • Snacks & fruit
  • Drinking water
  • Leech protection socks

Reviews from our guests

We appreciate your feedback after the tour when booking with us.

About: Kui Buri elephant safari, half day

By: , France | posted Sun 18 Feb, 2018

We liked the national park very much. However, we would have loved it to be more intense physically and too bad we could no more go back early in the morning. It was sometimes a bit noisy with up to five cars gathered around the same spot. The guide was good, the accommodation OK but no exchange with local guide and driver.

We could spot shortly four plus on elephant and two gaurs but only in the secondary forest and for a few seconds only.

Any other suggestions for us for our next Thailand visit?

Regards,

Beat and Marie-Claire

Tour operator's response

Dear Beat and Marie-Claire,

Thank you for your review.

A shame we had to cancel your overnight trip with morning hike due to new restrictions of the park authorities.

Sadly for the afternoon program the only option allowed is the safari drive as you did it. Even though we wish we could go further, either by car or on foot, sadly we are limited by the restrictions the park authorities decide.

Thailand has the potential to grow as a wildlife watching destination, but not when the park authorities add all these limitations. It's definitely still worth it, but if it was up to us, it would be a lot better.

The local guide assistants and drivers lack English speaking abilities, that's why we provide an English speaking guide on our tours, but by employing the local assistant guide and driver we are still able to support these local farmers.

As for other suggestions. You have already been to Khao Yai, and currently we have no guides in Kaeng Krachan and Huai Kha Khaeng, so I guess you'd have to try another park. Maybe Khao Sok. We do not offer tours there, but there should be enough operators around to offer trips.

Thank you for your feedback!

About: 1-day wildlife tour in Khao Yai

By: , Poland | posted Sat 17 Feb, 2018

Our tour day was very exciting and interesting. Everything was perfect. Many thanks to our tour guide. He was great and very helpfull. Thank You very much and maybe see you next time

About: Doi Inthanon National Park adventure tour (dry season)

By: , United States | posted Thu 15 Feb, 2018

Fabulous. Thank you!

About: 1-day wildlife tour with night safari in Khao Yai

By: , Germany | posted Mon 12 Feb, 2018

We had a very nice day around the National Park guided by Ghaan. She was the perfect guide with an incredible energy and sympathie. Able to know and find the most incredible animals everywhere and with a very high knowledge on what she is doing. All was perfect. Even in the evening safary we were able to watch an elefant right very close to our car.

Ghaan captured our attention not only by explaining all about plants and animals in the park but also always added value to her explanations. She also "built" some small things with plant leaves that we brought home. We will never forget that visit and the wonderful day at the National Park. Thanks Ghann again for your energy, knowledge and sympathie. :)

About: Kui Buri elephant safari, half day

By: , Germany | posted Sun 11 Feb, 2018

Dear Thai National Parks,

our stay in Kui Buri National Park was fantastic!

Our guide Bill was very nice and had a broad knowledge of all the traces and animals we saw during our walking and driving safari. Our highlight: a big group of elephants!

The food was delicious. We especially enjoyed the fresh organic pineapple (from Bill´s own plantation).

Thank you very much for organizing our trip! ขอบคุณครับ kòbkûn kráb

Jan and Matthias from Germany

About: 2-days wildlife tour in Khao Yai

By: , France | posted Sun 11 Feb, 2018

We LOVED our 2 days trip and Ghaan is the best guide of the world! Thank you so much for those moments we spent together.

About: 2.5-days wildlife tour in Khao Yai

By: , United States | posted Tue 6 Feb, 2018

An excellent tour! We got to see a good variety of natural settings and animals, and the guides were friendly and knowledgeable.

About: 1-day wildlife tour with night safari in Khao Yai

By: , United Kingdom | posted Wed 31 Jan, 2018

We had a fantastic day at Khao Yai, tracking a family of gibbons, spotting snakes, and seeing the hornbills fly over us. Our guide was brilliant! It’s a bit out of the way, but if you have the time and will, I would recommend the park to anyone.

About: 1-day wildlife tour with night safari in Khao Yai

By: , Canada | posted Tue 30 Jan, 2018

Thank you for having us.

We did the full day tour with the night safari. It was an amazing experience. Seeing the animals in the their natural habitats, undisturbed by humans, was a pleasure. Beer, our tour guide, was great.

About: 1-day wildlife tour in Khao Yai

By: , United States | posted Tue 30 Jan, 2018

Excellent tour! Both our tour guide, her assistant and the driver were wonderful. I would definitely recommend to anyone visiting Khao Yai!

Tour details in short:

  • Duration: 3 day(s)
  • Type: Private tour
  • Price: 6,000 THB -16,600 THB per person
  • Group size: 1 - 4 people
  • Grade: Easy to moderate
  • Transport: Safari truck
  • Start: 6:30 a.m.
  • End: 2 p.m. (last day)

What to bring:

  • Long trousers
  • Rain clothing
  • Hiking or sport shoes
  • Towel
  • Flashlight
  • Photo camera
  • Binoculars
  • Insect repellent
  • Hat or cap
  • Sunblock lotion
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