Thai National Parks

Private Tour | 1-day wildlife tour in Khao Yai

Khao Yai National Park deserves more than just a 1 day visit, but for those with limited time a daytour is still a great way to get a taste of the jungle.

The reserve is great for wildlife watching, but with just one day you will need quite a bit of luck.


A daytour in Khao Yai contains hiking, safari drives, a visit to a waterfall and a scenic viewpoint. A mix of wildlife watching and enjoying scenery. 


This is an example itinerary. The program might be changed due to weather conditions, accessibility issues or any other obstacles.

Day 1  From 8 a.m. to about 6 p.m.

We will meet you at your hotel or other pick-up location we agreed on.

The daytrip starts with a drive looking for wildlife like gibbons, hornbills, macaques and other animals along the road. And afterwards we head to a trailhead to set out on a jungle hike to learn more about the forest inhabitants and the plantlife. Even if you're not lucky with wildlife encounters, the massive strangler fig trees make it all worthwhile. By the end of this walk we'll have a Thai lunch at one of the park restaurants. 

We continue the program with a visit to one of Khao Yai's famous waterfalls known from Leonardio Di Caprio's "The Beach" movie, and the late afternoon we spend mostly by car to check the various saltlicks and foraging areas where elephants might show up.

At the end of the trip, you will be returned to your hotel or other destination we agreed on.

Where & When?

This trip departs from Pak Chong and can be booked all year-round. Pak Chong can be reached by public transport from Bangkok. If you are interested in a private transfer by taxi or minivan, just let us know! A taxi trip from Bangkok takes 2.5 hours, it costs 2200 THB one way and 3200 THB for a round trip within same day.

How much?

You'll be accompanied by a private guide and no other people will join you; the best way to explore nature!

Important note

Please confirm with us before booking a hotel in Khao Yai area as we don't offer pickup if your hotel is too far away. Or because some hotel owners don't like their guests to be picked up by tour operators.

Pax Rate per person
1 5,400 THB
2 3,000 THB
3 2,500 THB
4 2,300 THB
5 2,100 THB
6 1,800 THB
7 1,700 THB
8 and up 1,600 THB

Tour rates include:

  • Entrance fees (400 THB per person)
  • English speaking guide
  • Transportation from/to hotel or other meeting point
  • Lunch
  • Snacks & fruit
  • Drinking water
  • Leech protection socks

Reviews from our guests

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

Rated 4.79/5 based on 141 customer reviews

By: | posted Mon 6 Jan, 2020

5/5 stars

It was amazing, Jay is an exceptional guide, who loves his work. We saw so many wild animals. Thank you so much for the experience.

By: | posted Sun 29 Dec, 2019

4/5 stars

Our ranger and guide, Lek was very professional and knowledgeable about the National Park. He shared with us the interesting facts and history of Khao Yai wildlife and the renowned reserve. We enjoyed the trekking in the reserve and came to appreciate the patience and perseverance required to be a park ranger and botanist. We also learned to appreciate the beauty and the natural order of lifeform with an ecosystem such as Khao Yai National Park. All living things, from the smallest to the largest, are interdependent and integral to the fragile balance of nature.

By: | posted Thu 26 Dec, 2019

4/5 stars

the guide was knowledgeable as evident from its ability to sense n hear elephant from a distance. However, should consider providing halal or muslim food to cater for muslim traveller.

By: | posted Wed 25 Dec, 2019

5/5 stars

The tour was really great, with an expert in nature , passionate , who take care of us during all the day... many Thks !

By: | posted Mon 23 Dec, 2019

4/5 stars

our guide Apple is very nice. He change the itinerary according to our wishes. He also did his best to find animal for us.

By: | posted Sat 14 Dec, 2019

4/5 stars

Our safari guide (name sounds like Bon) was good. He is knowledgeable, passionate, friendly and helpful.

Our tour was on 11th Dec for 1 day safari tour in Khao Yai National Park

By: | posted Tue 10 Dec, 2019

5/5 stars

We had a great time. Apple is a really good guide and speaks English very well. Most other guides we've had in Thailand do not. Apple knew a lot about local wildlife and was great at spotting them.

By: | posted Sat 7 Dec, 2019

5/5 stars

Lak was professional and explained us well about nature and animals. Trip was comfortable and overall it was a good experience and we are happy even though we couldn’t see elephants. Thank you very much!

By: | posted Fri 29 Nov, 2019

5/5 stars

Jum was very passionate & excited to show us any wild life she discovered. She took the trouble to carry my young girl to look into her telescope every time there are any encounters! She even tried her best to take photos of our discoveries through her scope. We managed to get wonderful shots!

Her observant eyes & sharp hearing allows us to discover many different wild lifes (eg. Gibbon, pig tailed macaque, red tailed snake, great hornbill, collared kingfisher, samba deer)!

Thank you!

By: | posted Fri 29 Nov, 2019

5/5 stars

Very good Organisation and a very good gide

Tour details in short:

  • Duration: 1 day
  • Type: Private tour
  • Price: 1,600 - 5,400 THB
  • Group size: 1 or more people
  • Grade: Easy to moderate
  • Transport: Safari vehicle
  • Start: 8 - 8:30 a.m.
  • End: 6 - 7 p.m.

What to bring:

  • Long trousers
  • Rain clothing
  • Sweater or light jacket
  • Hiking or sport shoes
  • Insect repellent
  • Sunblock lotion
Water monitor
Asian vine snake
White-handed gibbon
Northern pig-tail macaque

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