Thai National Parks

3-days wildlife tour in Kaeng Krachan

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A 3 day wildlife tour in Kaeng Krachan National Park is a great way for hiking, wildlife watching and visiting main highlights of the park. Kaeng Krachan is the largest and one of best national parks in Thailand. It's home to a wide range of animals including gibbons, langurs, macaques, leopards, clouded leaopards, elephants, civets, porcupines and many more. With more than 420 different bird species recorded, many conciders the park as the best birdwatching location in Thailand. You won't regret it!


With a 3-day wildlife tour we will be exploring the nature from early hours of the day till after dark, focusing mainly on wildlife watching. The itinerary as follows; daytime safari drives, jungle hiking, night walks, visiting some of parks main highlights.


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

Day 1 (Depending on your arrival time we start between 7-9 a.m.)

The tour will start with a scenic slow drive through the park in search for wildlife and continue with a short jungle hike. After the lunch at camp's restaurant we will continue explore the road up and down by car on search for more wildlife. After the dinner we will set up tents on camping area and continue with a night walk in the vicinity of the camp site in search for nocturnal species like snakes, civets, porcupines, birds and more. We recommend you have a flashlight with you.

Day 2 (5 a.m. to 9 p.m.)

Starting from around 5am in the morning, we'll drive all the way till the end of dirt road and from there start hiking a moderate to difficult trail. You'll need to be fit for this hike as the starting elevation is 650m above the sea level and the deeper we get into the jungle we will gradually descend to 200m above the sea level. Half way through the trail we will have a lunch break at Thor Thip waterfall where it is also possible to cool off in the water.

In the late afternoon we will start drive back to the base camp and arrive there when it gets dark. After the dinner, if you have any energy left from the hiking we could continue with another nigh walking with flashlights in hand.

Day 3 (5 a.m. - 5 p.m.)

We will start the last day with another early drive till we reach a trail head for new jungle hike following one of tributes to Pranburi River. You're likely to get wet feets as we will walk along the water stream and cross the stream occasionally. Our driver will meet us at the end of the trail and we will head back to the camp site for lunch. After lunch we will pack our stuff and in the late afternoon we will start the last drive heading out of the park. The finishing time is flexible depending on where you have to go afterwards.

Where & When?

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

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

How much?

Our 3-day wildlife yours are private tours and all-inclusive. We camp inside the park and provide all camping gear.

Group size Rate per person
1 16600 THB
2 9000 THB
3 7200 THB
4 6000 THB
5 5700 THB
6 5400 THB
7 5200 THB
8 5100 THB

Tour rates include:

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

Reviews from our guests

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

About: Doi Suthep-Pui National Park trekking

By: , Germany | posted Sun 18 Mar, 2018

Good Atention and excellent service level. The guide is really friendly and have good knowledge.

About: Kui Buri elephant safari, half day

By: , Poland | posted Sat 17 Mar, 2018

Visiting Kui Buri National Park with our 2 kids (1 year and 3 years) was an amazing experience and definitely highlight of our holiday in Thailand. Our guide was very knowledgeable and patient with spotting animals. In fact, we believe that he was the reason why we were able to see 10 elephants and several other animals during our trip. Additionally we highly assess their flexibility. They knew that we’re family with little kids so they sugessted we can make our trip shorter as March tends to be hot and animals would probably show up only later in the afternoon. This way we saved our kids an hour waiting in the sun while still saw many animals. Our kids were crazy about this trip!

Tour operator's response

Thanks Marta for your kind words.

Good to hear you and your kids enjoyed the trip in Kui Buri.

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

By: , Romania | posted Sat 17 Mar, 2018

We loved the day trip to Doi Inthanon - we had nice weather, enjoyed the beautiful view of the 2 pagodas, the amazing waterfalls and also got a chance to see rice paddies and a coffee plantation.

Our guide was really nice, friendly and patient. Everything went super smooth and

We recommend the tour full heartedly.

About: 1.5-days wildlife tour in Khao Yai

By: , Israel | posted Sat 17 Mar, 2018

We had 1.5 day trip and it was amazing. In the first day we saw millions of bats, really crazy. The second full day was inside the park with very nice and super professional guide that took us into the wild jungle of the National Park and knew exactly where to find all the wild life. I’ve had perfect English and we were only 4 people in the tour so it was just perfect. Thank you Jay (we called him “National Jay-ographic” 😝) and thanks for Thai National Park tours. It was really nice organized!

About: 2.5-days wildlife tour in Khao Yai

By: , Lithuania | posted Fri 16 Mar, 2018


The trip was awesome! First, we had the best guide Ghaan. Her english was perfect, she was always on time, full of energy, well informed, helpful. She made sure that we had the best possible experience! Transport service and the driver were very good, as well as the food that we had. I was also positively impressed by the park itself. I have beet to a number of national parks in the US, India and China and Khao Yai is one of the best. I will certainly recommend the part and your firm to others. If you want more information about our experience, do not hesitate to ask :) Best regards! Audrius

About: Day tour - Erawan Falls, Hellfire Pass & more

By: , France | posted Thu 15 Mar, 2018

We enjoyed a lot our excursion.

The schedule were respected.

The guide was very kind and clear in his explanation and the driver was also very good.

About: 2.5-days wildlife tour in Khao Yai

By: , Germany | posted Sun 11 Mar, 2018

We had the 2,5 days trip. It was very great! We haven seen a lot of wild animals and our guides told us many about the animals and the trees. It was fantastic!

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

By: , United States | posted Thu 8 Mar, 2018

We loved our hike! Our guide was informative and helpful. The Park was lovely too.

About: 2-days wildlife tour in Khao Yai

By: , United Kingdom | posted Thu 8 Mar, 2018

Really excellent two days with Tata. He was a brilliant guide and found thinks we would never have found on our own. One of the best guides I have had and very knowledgeable and friendly. Saw lots of wildlife in two days including both types of gibbon, elephants, 4 pit vipers, hornbills (pied and great). Serpent eagle. Indo Chinese water dragon, water monitor, samba deer and lots more.

Such a great few days. Will do it again next time.

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

By: , Germany | posted Wed 7 Mar, 2018

All in all it was very nice! It is a very special experience, especially when the tours are private! The booking was fairly easy and the responsibility of the staff were excellent.

But for a nationalpark that supposed to be left naturally and untouched it was pretty crowded. But this is an issue for the Nationalpark itself, less your’s.


Dana & Regina

Tour operator's response

Thank you for your feedback.

Glad to hear the trip was nice.

Indeed the park gets a lot of visitors, and that is a complicated problem. After all, you also wished to see it, just like many other people ;-) . So we are all part of this 'problem'.

Managing the amount of visitors is complicated. All visitors have their own ideas of how such a visit and area should look like, and what facilities should be provided or not for the visitors. And the park management has to try to make decisions.

At the same time, wildlife populations in Khao Yai seem to do fairly well. Not all, tigers have pretty much been extirpated, though that is partly maybe still from the time before the tourism grew. However species like elephants, deer and gibbons all seem to do fairly well in Khao Yai, often better than in other parks. It does look like a crowded park, but when looking on the map it becomes clear that it is still a relatively limited area with human disturbance. Surprising, the wildlife populations near the visitor areas seem to do maybe even better than those away from the visitor areas. The visitors also form some sort of protection. It won't be easy to go out hunting when there are many people around that could hear or see this. Often poaching is a bigger problem in parks that see far less visitors.

But obviously there are two sides of the story. As mentioned not everybody has the same idea about how to visit a park. Some just literally race to the waterfalls and back. Traffic victims especially deer and macaques but also elephants, cats, snakes and other wildlife are common. They get hit by cars that are not careful enough/ drive way too fast.

The park authorities are not equipped to fight this problem.

But all in all it is a complicated problem. We all would like to be alone in a remote place, but we can not block other people from access. Also part of the reason Khao Yai is the easiest park to see wildlife, is exactly because of the visitor number. The animals get more habituated to people and are less likely to flee.

From our extensive experience in the various larger parks in the country, none provides as consistent results when it comes to wildlife watching as Khao Yai. Surely it is not a zoo, but it is definitely one of the best options in the country.

Thank you for booking with us and enjoy your further travels. And who knows we will see you another time in one of the other parks ;-)

Tour details in short:

  • Duration: 3 day(s)
  • Type: Private tour
  • Price: 5,100 - 16,600 THB per person
  • Group size: 1 or more people
  • Grade: Moderate to difficult
  • Transport: Safari vehicle
  • Start: 7 - 9 a.m.(day-1)
  • End: 4 - 5 p.m. (day-3)

What to bring:

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