Thai National Parks

Kaeng Krachan National Park

Private Tour | 1-day wildlife tour in Kaeng Krachan

Why?

A 1-day wildlife tour in Kaeng Krachan National Park is a great way to explore the park and will also give the possibility to see some of the common species in the park. Kaeng Krachan is the largest and one of the best national parks in Thailand, listed as a World Heritage Site. It's home to a wide range of animals including gibbons, langurs, macaques, leopards, clouded leopards, elephants, civets, porcupines and many more. With more than 420 different bird species recorded, many consider the park as the best birdwatching location in Thailand. You won't regret it!

What?

With a 1-day wildlife tour we will be exploring nature from early hours of the day till it gets dark, focusing mainly on wildlife watching. The tours include the following activities; daytime safari drives, jungle hiking, visiting some of the park's main highlights.

Itinerary

Because it is difficult to plan in the wild, our itineraries often get turned upside down. The following itinerary should be considered as an example;

Day 1, 6 am until 6 - 7 pm

After pick up at your hotel, we enter the national park and start with a slow drive looking for wildlife along the way. We might stop at some open forest clearings or ponds to look for birdlife and other creatures. And next we continue on foot to listen and scan for any animals that occur in the jungle.

We have lunch at the park restaurant. Even around there you might see interesting birdlife or more.

In the afternoon we walk on a dirt road through tall forest along a stream which offers good views into the canopy. This area is rich in bird species, but there is also chance to see mammals and other critters.

The late afternoon, we spend in the form of a safari drive. We explore waterholes, and the forest edges along the road where hopefully we will see some more species, before we eventually leave the park and drop you off at your hotel or meet your taxi to your next destination.

Mammal watching in Kaeng Krachan

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Where & When?

Kaeng Krachan National Park lies about 3 hours from Bangkok and 1.5 hours from Hua Hin. Our tour starts from Kaeng Krachan town, accessible by public shuttle minivans from Bangkok. We also offer private transfers from Bangkok or elsewhere on request.

Kaeng Krachan National Park is closed from August to October every year, so our tours are only available from November to July.

Tour details in short:

  • Duration: 1 day
  • Type: Private tour
  • Price: 2,000 - 7,200 Baht per person
  • Group size: 1 or more people
  • Grade: Moderate
  • Transport: Safari vehicle
  • Service hours: 6 am to 6 - 7 pm

What to bring:

  • Long trousers
  • Sweater or light jacket
  • Rain clothing
  • Hiking or sport shoes
  • Insect repellent
  • Hat or cap
  • Sunblock lotion

How much?

Our 1-day wildlife tours are private tours and all-inclusive. Children 4 to 12 years old get -200 Baht deduction.

Pax Rate per person
1 7,200 THB
2 3,800 THB
3 3,200 THB
4 2,700 THB
5 2,400 THB
6 2,250 THB
7 2,100 THB
8 2,000 THB

Tour rates include:

  • Entrance fees
  • English speaking guide
  • Transport
  • Lunch
  • Drinking water
  • Leech protection socks

Tour rates don't include:

  • accommodation

Reviews from our guests

Rated 4.78/5 based on 9 customer reviews

By: | posted Tue 19 Dec, 2023

5/5 stars

Together with my daughter we made a one-day guided tour. It was an unforgettable experience watching the wildlife in the park. Our professional guide, Bank, brought us to the best places by car but also into the jungle through trails. We highly recommend a visit, it's a must when you stay in the Hua Hin area.

By: | posted Wed 23 Aug, 2023

4/5 stars

The guide was very knowledgeable and kind.

He found many species so my son had an amazing time.

Thank you!!

By: | posted Sun 9 Apr, 2023

5/5 stars

It was a great pleasure and precious moment in #KaengKrachanNationalPark with Tontan Travel. Their guide was really professional and expert.

When we meet them, they ask what we want to see and adopt tour for our aim. Of course they did their best although the wildlife is out of their control. The guide is experienced and knowledgeable. When questions are popped up on our mind, he answers them well or just says he doesn't know honestly. I feel this is his true professionalism.

That's why we could not only been enjoyed trekking but also lean a lot about geobiologically important world heritage site of Kaeng Krachan National Park. The trekking took over 13 hours but we weren't bored at all.

In addition, he was also very concerned about our safety. He gave us accurate information about carnivorous mammals, poisonous insects and vipers.

All in all, we had an great experience that exceeded our expectations. We are completely satisfied and appreciate this high quality tour.

Tour operator's response

It was a great pleasure and precious moment in #KaengKrachanNationalPark with Tontan Travel. Their guide was really professional and expert.

When we meet them, they ask what we want to see and adopt tour for our aim. Of course they did their best although the wildlife is out of their control. The guide is experienced and knowledgeable. When questions are popped up on our mind, he answers them well or just says he doesn't know honestly. I feel this is his true professionalism.

That's why we could not only been enjoyed trekking but also lean a lot about geobiologically important world heritage site of Kaeng Krachan National Park. The trekking took over 13 hours but we weren't bored at all.

In addition, he was also very concerned about our safety. He gave us accurate information about carnivorous mammals, poisonous insects and vipers.

All in all, we had an great experience that exceeded our expectations. We are completely satisfied and appreciate this high quality tour.

By: | posted Thu 30 Mar, 2023

5/5 stars

We had 1day tour and we enjoyed very much. Our guide was very professional and he also knew very well to adopt the day to our challenging needs with small children. I definitely recommend to take the tour and use the guide service.

By: | posted Thu 2 Mar, 2023

5/5 stars

Spent an enjoyable day in Kaeng Krachan. Our guide was excellent, very.conscientious, always keen to make sure we saw as much as possible.

Being in the forest was a joy and the gibbons in their high tree top a highlight.

By: | posted Mon 27 Feb, 2023

5/5 stars

This was the second time we visited this park. It is one of our favorite and the guide and the driver know every places to visit and see. Miost recommended.

By: | posted Mon 28 Nov, 2022

5/5 stars

Organization. Everything was very well organized and prepared. Every detail taken care of.

Guide. Our guide is an amazing person, a true enthusiast. A lot of knowledge and experience that we were able to rely on to find and observe various animals and plants. Great stories, great knowledge. We would strongly recommend that guide to anyone. We felt taken care of and safe.

Experience. The whole day was an amazing experience. Memories and pictures will last the whole life.

One negative aspect. The driver who took us from Hua Hin to the park (and back) did not make us feel very safe. He was nervous while driving, talking loudly on the phone (at 5am when we hoped for some extra sleep before reaching the park). Overall, I suggest getting a different driver.

By: | posted Thu 14 Jul, 2022

4/5 stars

Overall experience is ok. Just that we cannot control what animals to see which we didn't see much this time. Some area are out of bound due to tiger spotting.

By: | posted Mon 2 May, 2022

5/5 stars

We had a wonderful day in the park. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable and had all the right equipment to allow us to find and see animals and other fauna.