Thai National Parks

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.

Expand to see the list of some popular hotels we pick up from

Group size 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 4.8/5 based on 102 customer reviews
About: 1-day wildlife tour in Khao Yai

By: , Austria | posted Thu 22 Aug, 2019

5/5 stars

Very very informative trip, professional friendly guide. The (whole day) trip was well organized, we got a good impression of the park. It was a great experience for us and our 8 year old son. We saw many different birds, makakes, gibbons, spiders, deer and skorpion. Impressive nature!

About: 1-day wildlife tour in Khao Yai

By: , Italy | posted Wed 21 Aug, 2019

5/5 stars

The park is very big and the guide was prepared and friendly. The tour was good we saw gibbon birds monkey scorpions and flowers. The bad things is the main road that cross the park, it is too trafficated. The trekking should be more deep in the jungle, maybe it could be started more in the rude jungle with the same time for walking.

About: 1-day wildlife tour in Khao Yai

By: , Germany | posted Sun 11 Aug, 2019

5/5 stars

We were very happy with our tour. The guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. He was amazingly fast with the binoculars when he spotted an animal. We observed gibbons, termites, hornbills, and some more. The guide also took a scorpion on his hand after he lured it out of his hiding place. The lunch was very tasty. All in all we (2 families with 9 persons) had a great day. Thank you very much.

About: 1-day wildlife tour in Khao Yai

By: , Germany | posted Tue 6 Aug, 2019

5/5 stars

We saw a lot of foreign nature for europeans. It was very exciting.

About: 1-day wildlife tour in Khao Yai

By: , Netherlands | posted Sun 4 Aug, 2019

5/5 stars

Tata was a great guide: very knowledgeable and relaxed. We had a great day!

About: 1-day wildlife tour in Khao Yai

By: | posted Thu 1 Aug, 2019

5/5 stars

Prompt service, comfortable vehicle and very friendly and polite guide who provides details about nature.

Was not able to see elephants but the scenery, view and nature was breathtaking. Thanks for the wonderful experience!!

About: 1-day wildlife tour in Khao Yai

By: , United States | posted Thu 25 Jul, 2019

4/5 stars

Our guide Lek was great. He was very knowledgeable about wildlife and took the time to educate us. He even fished a scorpion out of a hole under a tree. My only regret was that we didn’t have more time to visit more waterfalls. We all give Lek 5 stars

About: 1-day wildlife tour in Khao Yai

By: , Spain | posted Fri 12 Jul, 2019

5/5 stars

El guia fue encantador y la excursión una gozada. Vimos un elefante salvaje, macacos, gibones, ciervos, lagartos y algún cálao, pero estos últimos de pasada y bastante lejos.

Existen alternativas más baratas, pero la atención que recibimos fue impecable. Un 10.

About: 1-day wildlife tour in Khao Yai

By: , Germany | posted Tue 9 Jul, 2019

1/5 stars

We had an awesome trip in late November 2018. We were only 2 in our little group and saw many animals. We thank very much oug guide Tata for accompanying us through the park! :-)

About: 1-day wildlife tour in Khao Yai

By: , Germany | posted Fri 5 Jul, 2019

5/5 stars

Very good and prompt service and response, interesting & informative tour, extraordinary capable and enthusiastic tour guide

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
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Water monitor


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White-handed gibbon

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