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.
You'll be accompanied by a private guide and no other people will join you; the best way to explore nature!
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
These are the most popular hotels booked by our guests, for other hotels, please ask us.
- Khao Yai Cottage | Khao Yai, from 40 USD
- Botanica Khao Yai Resort | Khao Yai, from 106 USD
- atta Lakeside Resort Suite | Khao Yai, from 129 USD
- Lala Mukha Tented Resort Khao Yai | Khao Yai, from 90 USD
- Kirimaya Golf Resort & Spa | Khao Yai, from 117 USD
- Thames Valley Khao Yai Hotel | Khao Yai, from 142 USD
- Baan Kinlom Chom Daw Khao Yai | Khao Yai, from 31 USD
- Muthi Maya Forest Pool Villa Resort | Khao Yai, from 246 USD
- The Frog Khao Yai Resort | Khao Yai, from 41 USD
- Baan Saranya | Khao Yai, from 49 USD
- Phuwanalee Resort | Khao Yai, from 62 USD
- Greenery Resort - Khao Yai | Khao Yai, from 66 USD
- Family Resort Khao Yai | Khao Yai, from 68 USD
- Mandarin Khao Yai Hotel | Khao Yai, from 77 USD
- Prairie Hills Resort | Khao Yai, from 77 USD
- Palio Inn | Khao Yai, from 80 USD
- Balios Resort Khaoyai | Khao Yai, from 80 USD
- Belle Villa Resort Khao Yai | Khao Yai, from 88 USD
- Romantic Resort & Spa | Khao Yai, from 110 USD
- In Khao Yai Resort | Khao Yai, from 163 USD
|Group size||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
We appreciate your feedback after the tour when booking with us.
By: Leon Lim, Singapore | posted Sat 14 Dec, 2019
Our safari guide (name sounds like Bon) was good. He is knowledgeable, passionate, friendly and helpful.
Our tour was on 11th Dec for 1 day safari tour in Khao Yai National Park
By: John Wanies, United States | posted Tue 10 Dec, 2019
We had a great time. Apple is a really good guide and speaks English very well. Most other guides we've had in Thailand do not. Apple knew a lot about local wildlife and was great at spotting them.
By: Satsuki Ogino, United Kingdom | posted Sat 7 Dec, 2019
Lak was professional and explained us well about nature and animals. Trip was comfortable and overall it was a good experience and we are happy even though we couldn’t see elephants. Thank you very much!
By: Joe Hioa, Singapore | posted Fri 29 Nov, 2019
Jum was very passionate & excited to show us any wild life she discovered. She took the trouble to carry my young girl to look into her telescope every time there are any encounters! She even tried her best to take photos of our discoveries through her scope. We managed to get wonderful shots!
Her observant eyes & sharp hearing allows us to discover many different wild lifes (eg. Gibbon, pig tailed macaque, red tailed snake, great hornbill, collared kingfisher, samba deer)!
By: Lothar Felkel, Germany | posted Fri 29 Nov, 2019
Very good Organisation and a very good gide
By: Yayoi Shinozaki, Japan | posted Mon 25 Nov, 2019
I and my husband enjoyed a lot by TaTa's guidance to see activities of wildlife and to know their environments.
Tata was really great to find wildlife and he has a good point of view to protect them. so impressed.
Thank you very much for your services!
By: QY Poh, Singapore | posted Thu 21 Nov, 2019
We enjoyed the walk alot. Though we didnt see many animals but we enjoyed the hike alot. Very Comfortable pace. The tour guide is also very nice and accommodate to our requests. It would be fantastic if we could cover more trails. Overall, love it. Thank you
By: Nozomi Isomura, Japan | posted Fri 15 Nov, 2019
It was a perfect trip thanks to this website. The taxi drivers were Nice and kind, they are always on time. The tour guide of the tracking was so professional and smart! And all the info given before the trip was always helpful and quick response.
If I could pay the remaining bill by credit card, it was even more nice. Since we didn't know that there is no exchange shop in Khao Yai, I need to let the driver wait for us for making cash.
By: Wiktor Szafranowicz, Poland | posted Sat 9 Nov, 2019
The tour was AWESOME! We had a great guide (Mr. Apple), who spotted many animals and was also very caring about thier and our safety. We saw 2 elephants, hornbills, a snake and many more species. He even helped me to go down to the waterfall as I'm afraid of heights. We had a tasty lunch and some snacks, water was also included. 10/10, the best thing we did in Thailand.
By: Fanny Yam, Malaysia | posted Thu 7 Nov, 2019
Its an eye opened excursion to me where Jum try best to shown us the animals tracks.
She is such an experience guide given much infor of the national park.
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