Thai National Parks

Khao Yai National Park

Private Tour | 1-day wildlife tour in Khao Yai

We don't offer this guided tour until further notice.


Khao Yai National Park deserves more than just a 1 day visit, but for those with limited time a day tour 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 day tour 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.

The tour is from 8 am to about 6 pm

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.

We continue the tour by heading 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.

White-handed gibbons are very common in the park
Water monitor
Asian vine snake

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 2,200 THB one way or 3,200 Baht for a round trip within the same day.

Our tours are operated all year round.

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.

We don't offer this guided tour until further notice.

Tour details in short:

  • Duration: 1 day
  • Type: Private tour
  • Price: 1,600 - 5,400 Baht
  • Group size: 1 or more people
  • Grade: Easy to moderate
  • Transport: Safari vehicle
  • Start: 8 - 8:30 am
  • End: 6 - 7 pm

What to bring:

  • Long trousers
  • Rain clothing
  • Sweater or light jacket
  • Hiking or sport shoes
  • Insect repellent
  • Sunblock lotion

How much?

You'll be accompanied by a private guide and no other people will join you; the best way to explore nature! Our tours are all-inclusive except for the accommodation.

Pax 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
  • English speaking guide
  • Transportation from/to hotel or other meeting point
  • Lunch
  • Snacks & fruit
  • Drinking water
  • Leech protection socks

Reviews from our guests

Rated 4.82/5 based on 200 customer reviews

By: | posted Tue 27 Feb, 2024

5/5 stars

We had an amazing day on our tour. Definitely one of the best things we have done in Thailand!

Our guide Lek was unbelievable and was clearly extremely experienced. He was able to spot gibbons in trees from a long way away, could see camouflaged lizards and hear all different kinds of birds.

He kept in contact with other guides and this meant we were lucky enough to see a wild elephant!

I will be recommending the tour and Lek to all of my friends!

By: | posted Mon 26 Feb, 2024

4/5 stars

Alex was very nice, friendly and knowledgeable about the park.

We would be glad to get someone who’s more a bird expert.

Maybe I should emphasize that more in advance.



By: | posted Fri 23 Feb, 2024

5/5 stars

Beautiful and great tour round the park. Short tracking about 4 k trough the bush was very nice.

We saw lots of wildlife, birds, monkeys and two elephants.

The guide was very good.

Remember to book in advance

By: | posted Thu 22 Feb, 2024

5/5 stars

We had an absolutely fantastic day exploring Khao Yai National Park with M. He is very skilled and clearly knows the park well. His ability to spot and identify animals from a distance meant we were able to see many rare birds, macques, gibbons and elephants. It was an amazing experience!

Not only that but he took many excellent photos and sent them to us afterwards. This meant that we felt we could spend the day watching the wildlife with our eyes (and binoculars) rather than through a phone screen. It was so liberating!

Thank you so much, M! We will remember our trip forever!

By: | posted Sun 18 Feb, 2024

5/5 stars

All round excellent day! We were picked up before 6 am at out hotel in Bangkok, and driven the 2.20 hours to the park, this was a great service and would highly recommend.

We were met by out guide and driver for the day and transported into the park on the back on a Toyota Hilux, great fun in itself! Within the first half hour we had stopped to see a huge Golden Orb spider in her web, a pair of scarlet minivets and a black crested bulbul. Off up the road we came across 2 families of white handed gibbons with fabulous views and photos taken. A lot of great birds around the park centre where we also saw flying dragons and both water dragons and monitors. We walked though part of the dry deciduous forest and heard a family of elephants very close, trumpeting and even breathing! We saw a young male after good lunch (veggie option - omelette and rice) and lots of water melon, close up, great experience and our guide and driver took a lot of trouble for us to actually see the elephant. Sambar and muntjac deer and pig-tailed macaques (beware your snacks!)

Overall a great day with transport working smoothly. Thank you!

By: | posted Mon 12 Feb, 2024

5/5 stars

We enjoyed a lot, saw a lot of animals including wild elephants :) The guide was very kind with good english. Thank you very much. Stepanka and Alena

By: | posted Thu 1 Feb, 2024

5/5 stars

Great guide, lovely tour. Seen a lot animals:)

By: | posted Thu 18 Jan, 2024

5/5 stars

We had an amazing tour with Tata, who is the best guide ever. He was super knowledgeable, friendly and such a calm personality. We felt so lucky to have him with us. We saw some many animals because of him and it was truly amazing.

By: | posted Tue 16 Jan, 2024

5/5 stars

Thank you my guide, who was very personable and informative. I had a great day!

By: | posted Tue 2 Jan, 2024

5/5 stars

Everything perfect. Very good commuincation, service and amazing tour!

Northern pig-tail macaque