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.

What?

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. 

Itinerary

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 4.9/5 based on 48 customer reviews
About: 1-day wildlife tour in Khao Yai

By: , Italy | posted Sat 18 Aug, 2018

5/5 stars

Very Good Organisation.

Guide very competent and available.

Timing schedule well done.

Congratulations...

About: 1-day wildlife tour in Khao Yai

By: , United Kingdom | posted Sat 11 Aug, 2018

5/5 stars

We had a really wonderful day. We were met on time. Our guide was fantastic , friendly and very knowledgeable. The trekking and truck ride were supurb. Our guide took some amazing photos and emailed them to us within 2 hours of the end of the trip. We would definitely recommend this trip and guide. Thank you so much.

About: 1-day wildlife tour in Khao Yai

By: , United States | posted Mon 6 Aug, 2018

5/5 stars

One of the best things we did in Thailand. We enjoyed hiking through the trails and seeing all of the different animals. Our Guide TATA was the best. He even stopped us at a coffee shop on the way back to our hotel. We fell in love with Thailand and the Thai people. Thank you for everything!

About: 1-day wildlife tour in Khao Yai

By: , Italy | posted Sun 5 Aug, 2018

5/5 stars

Everything has been fantastic!

Our guide was very professional and amazing at the same time.

I suggest it.

About: 1-day wildlife tour in Khao Yai

By: , Spain | posted Wed 1 Aug, 2018

4/5 stars

Good service, good guide. The natinal park was amazing

The price was expensive even the quality was good

About: 1-day wildlife tour in Khao Yai

By: , Singapore | posted Wed 11 Jul, 2018

5/5 stars

The guide was very experienced and brought us to view animals like the gibbons. He was caring as well, he lead the children (6yo) and assisted them along the trek. The weather was great in the morning. What brought it down was the muddy ground when we went trekking (due to the rain the day before).

About: 1-day wildlife tour in Khao Yai

By: , United Kingdom | posted Wed 30 May, 2018

5/5 stars

A fantastic trip! We only had one day to explore the park and our guide was excellent at adapting the itinerary to suit us as well as a great guide to the animals of Khao Yai. I’ve been on wildlife tours all over the world and this was a very high quality tour! Thank you to our guide Beer!

About: 1-day wildlife tour in Khao Yai

By: , Spain | posted Thu 3 May, 2018

5/5 stars

Hello. For my college and me, this visit was the best of Thailand.

Thanks!

Tour operator's response

We are very happy to hear that ;-)

Thank you for booking with us!

About: 1-day wildlife tour in Khao Yai

By: , Switzerland | posted Sat 28 Apr, 2018

5/5 stars

We really enjoyed de tour. the guide was very friendly and funny. We have seen a lot animals on the 2 hours walk abd the lunch was very good. Thank you for the pick up at our hotel.

About: 1-day wildlife tour in Khao Yai

By: , United States | posted Fri 6 Apr, 2018

5/5 stars

I loved my time in Khao Yai from the time my guide Jun picked me up until they (Jun and my driver) walked me back to the lobby. It is a beautiful park and a true natural treasure. I do hope to return someday. My guide and driver were both wonderful, friendly and caring. Since I can not climb stairs much less down to waterfalls, I was grateful they went out of their way to find things for me to see and do. It was definately a day I won't forget and for which I thank them.

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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