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: 1-day wildlife tour in Khao Yai (Group tour)

By: , United States | posted Sat 22 Jul, 2017

We really enjoyed our day long hike. We saw lots of animals because our guide was excellent at spotting them. My only suggestion would be to better explain what our day is going to be like e.g. how long the morning hike is, the different afternoon walks. We got tired after the first hike, but were relieved that the afternoon was much lighter.

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

By: , Switzerland | posted Thu 20 Jul, 2017

Apple was an amazing guide with perfect english and was able to explain to us so many facts about not only the park but Thailand in general.

Thanks to his skills and a lucky day we got to see a lot of different animals.

We definitely recommend the visit to the park! Also, if you're already a group of friends we recommend taking a private tour (that's what we did) so you can decide what you want to do and customize the tour a bit with your guide.

Tour operator's response

Thanks Rafik for your feedback.

Glad to hear you had a lucky trip.

About: 1-day wildlife tour in Khao Yai

By: , Germany | posted Wed 19 Jul, 2017

When making choices around your stay in Bangkok, we can highly recommend to get out of the cultural jungle and see Mother Nature too. If you like to discover animals in their natural habitat, Khao Yai is a great place to do! Our guide Beer (Grylls :-)) was a highly enthusiastic advocate of animals and already after the first kilometer drive spotted a huge water monitor resting on a tree not far from the road. We felt the display was so perfect ( we could make beautiful close-ups) that it was "organized" to make a great first impression on our tour :-). Though we missed the elephants, the trekking in the jungle was a memorable experience. After some time adjusting ourselves to the sounds and lights of the tropical forest, Beer was spotting a pilated gibbon family of five, one of them white. We followed and watched them for some time, then spotted two great hornbills having a breakfast on the trees. Amazing birds, impressive size. During our great thai lunch, we saw a northern pig-tailed macaque visiting our bags in the truck. Later we encountered a barred flying dragon (we do not know how Beer was finding this cc 15 cm small lizard from the car, but let this be his secret), a gaur, several barking deers, another monitor and a huge family of macaques. The day would have not been complete with a stellar tropical rain and the subsequent vivid colors of vegetation, chasing us back from the fantastic 100 m high waterfall. Beer's eyes are incrediable. He spotted an asian wine snake on a tree from 50 meters driving at 25 km/h! Thanks guys for the great day - I probably give up visiting zoos and focus on enjoying animal kingdom exclusively in natural habitat, like your beautiful Khao Yai National Park! Please do your best to preserve it to our grandchildren! Ton, thanks for your flexibility and patience when dealing with our paypal transfer problem!

Tour operator's response

Dear Zsolt,

Thank you for your extensive review of your trip. Felt like being in the jungle while reading it ;-)

And your recommendation to visit true wilderness instead of zoos is a very good one. Surely it might not be as easy to spot animals as in the zoo, but with our experienced guides like Beer you are likely going to see a bunch of interesting creatures, and get to watch them in their home. I have never seen a zoo where e.g. gibbons can truly swing around in high trees like they do in the wild where they belong.

Thank you for booking with us!

About: 1-day wildlife tour in Khao Yai (Group tour)

By: , Belgium | posted Wed 19 Jul, 2017

The national park was very nice. We had a friendly and enthousiast guide who showed us all around, so I would recommend doing a tour.

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

By: , Denmark | posted Sun 16 Jul, 2017

The 12 hours, was one of the highlights of the many times we have experience Thailand. Thanks to our competent guide, Apple. Encountered Elephant, two types of apes and many other species of animals. The 4 hour trek was out of our comfort zone but felt great afterwards. Thank you Thai National Parks.

Tour operator's response

Dear khun Sornsiri,

Glad to hear we have helped you experience Thailand in a different way ;-)

Thanks!

About: 3-days wildlife tour in Khao Yai

By: , Switzerland | posted Sun 16 Jul, 2017

Tip Top!! Tata (our guide) was extremely helpfull and allowed us to discover the nature present in the park (snakes, elephants, lizzard, s lot of colourfull birds, gibbons...) all of those animals are living there and it is amazing to see them in their natural environment. Most of all Tata is a passionate and perfectionist caracter so the experience that we shared with him was made from the best quality you can imagine (and even more). Thank you for this unforgettable experience!

Tour operator's response

Thanks Franck for your kind words!

We will pass your comments to Tata ;-)

Thank you for booking with us

About: 2-days wildlife tour in Khao Yai

By: , United States | posted Sun 16 Jul, 2017

We had an excellent 2 day birding trip - will definitely recommend to others!

Tour operator's response

Thanks Karen!

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

By: , New Zealand | posted Tue 11 Jul, 2017

Great experience in the Khao Yai National Park with Beer and the driver (never got introduced so sorry didn't know his name). Beer and the driver went out of their way to find the wild animals and we were luck to see Great Hornbill, a lone male elephant, gibbons, monkeys, snakes, spiders and a lizard. You could tell Beer was very passionate about his job which made it really enjoyable. The food at lunch was amazing. We would also like to thank the lady who held the spotlight for us on the night safari. It started raining heavily and she carried on even though we should have all turned back. Sadly not much to see in those conditions so would recommend canning that if wet. (We carried on as we didn't know what to expect but only saw frogs and deer.) Many thanks to the team involved. We would definitely repeat this experience.

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

By: , Germany | posted Thu 29 Jun, 2017

We booked a private 1-day tour with night safari and it was just wonderful. Our guide (Tata) did a great job, spoke very good English and knew a lot of details about the park and the different species of animals and plants.

In addition, we were really lucky to spot a wild elephant, a family of gibbons, two vipers, macaques, a scorpion and lots of further wildlife. The tour was well organised with safari rides on the car, jungle hiking, visiting two waterfalls and a stop at the park headquarters. Lunch and dinner were very tasty and served nicely and the scenery of the park is beautiful.

All in all, we can only recommend the park and the tour to everyone. Thank you Tata for the great day!

Tour operator's response

Sounds like you had a nice trip. Thanks for sharing your great experience with our guide!

About: 1-day wildlife tour in Khao Yai

By: , Singapore | posted Tue 27 Jun, 2017

Recommended guided tour with very knowledgeable guide

Tour operator's response

Thanks Christine!

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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