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.
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.
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
You'll be accompanied by a private guide and no other people will join you; the best way to explore nature!
|Pax||Rate per person|
|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
- Snacks & fruit
- Drinking water
- Leech protection socks
Reviews from our guests
By: Laura-May Turbé | posted Wed 23 Jun, 2021
We had a great day with our guide Jaï and his partner.
Everything was perfect, they are very kind and welcoming. We have seen a lot of animals thanks to their knowledge. They are passionate people and it really shows.
I 100% recommend this excursion! Thanks again. :)
By: Urs & Gary Davies | posted Mon 1 Mar, 2021
What a beautiful place to visit! Lek our tour guide was kind, calm and great with us. We trekked for 2 hours through the jungle, looking for many different animals. Lek spotted hornbills, gibbons, deer, monitor lizards, black squirrels and monkeys for us. No elephants, bears or tigers, which was a huge relief, but we did find evidence of their tracks and existence. The waterfall was so lush, and the viewing deck/lookout very environmentally friendly, yet a slight challenge due to no hand rails, but overall we had a wonderful day out. Thanks to Thai National Park for a superb tour. Highly recommend it.
By: Kathy Davies | posted Mon 27 Jul, 2020
I was so happy with Jay and his wife, what wonderful guides and with so much Knowledge. It was a joy to spend the day with them.
Tour operator's response
Glad to hear, Kathy!
Thank you for booking with us.
By: Jonathan Eitel | posted Thu 19 Mar, 2020
It was a great trip. Good sightseeing, saw lots of monkeys and birds. Good hike through the forest. Overall a great experience.
By: Claire TRAN | posted Wed 18 Mar, 2020
Great; Guide in time.
But let us alone to go to the Falls two times. Would be nice to be accompanied for the walk (1km go and back) and describe the surrounding forest
By: Guillemot Virgile | posted Sun 15 Mar, 2020
A Nice guide, good hike in the forest. No water at the waterfall and no elephant, not a good season for this tour so maybe a little bit expansive.
By: Marie-Sophie Bygodt | posted Fri 13 Mar, 2020
It was wonderful! The guide was nice and knew a lot about animals and birds.
All together (8 people) we recommend this safari day.
By: Robert Steinberger and Aline Roselt | posted Sun 8 Mar, 2020
We had an awesome day and a lot of fun at khai yai national park. The pick up from our hotel in Bangkok worked very well. Special thanks to our guide Tata who made this trip unforgettable and absolutely memorable to us! He was very interested in giving us the best possible trip and knows a lot about the animals and the jungle; he heard sounds we didn't even notice.
Luckily he was our guide. Without him the trip would have been only half that good. It was absolutely enjoyable having him as a guide.
By: Michal Szymanowicz | posted Tue 18 Feb, 2020
We spent a wonderfull day in Khao Yai National Park. We had a really great guide very friendly, proffessional and amusing. Thanks to Noi, our guide, who knows everything about jungle, we saw lots of species of animals, We were tracking elephants to see them in the nature. And...we did it. We saw them in the most scenic enviroment. It was really exciting adventure.
By: Chloe Tai | posted Mon 17 Feb, 2020
Good trip but would’ve been better if we saw more animals