Thai National Parks

Khao Yai National Park

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 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.

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 184 customer reviews

By: | posted Sat 24 Dec, 2022

5/5 stars

All of 7 of us enjoyed the tour. Thank you Apple for showing us the beauty of Khao Yai National Park and the creatures inhabiting the park. It was especially rewarding to see a wild elephant at the end of the tour. The tour is the highlight of our visit to Khao Yai. Thank you.

By: | posted Mon 19 Dec, 2022

5/5 stars

Jum is an awesome guide for us. She was very passionate about wild life and have very knowledge. She was able to explain a lot about the Park to us. We are also happy she has a lot of patience in waiting for animals to appear and showed us through the binoculars. Jum is friendly and get along well with our children. We love Jum and the tour. Happy to do tour again if we are back in Khao Yai!

By: | posted Fri 2 Dec, 2022

5/5 stars

Good. Our tour guide can speak better English than us. He is accommodative to us even for some requests after trip is finished. Thanks for the amazing experience!

By: | posted Mon 28 Nov, 2022

5/5 stars

Wonderful experience in full. Both the taxi driver and safari guide were nice and helpful. Our guide Tata is very knowledgeable and passionate, showing us the charm of the jungle. Foods were authentic too.

By: | posted Sun 27 Nov, 2022

5/5 stars

The tour was nice. The guide Jum showed us a lot of things we wouldn’t have noticed.

Punctuality was perfect.

Thank you for the experience!

By: | posted Tue 15 Nov, 2022

5/5 stars

Our guide known English very well,in ad he was very kind. everything On a big +

By: | posted Wed 9 Nov, 2022

4/5 stars

We truly enjoy the tour with our tour guide Apple, he is very professional and we have learnt a lot of knowledge from him on wild animals. We will definitely recommend to our friend and family to visit Khao Yai National Park. Thank you for your prompt responding to our request and arrangement.

Well done!

By: | posted Tue 8 Nov, 2022

5/5 stars

The tour started off perfect with a early on time hotel pick up. my tour guide (Lai?) was very knowledgeable and put great effort into finding the right Spots to view wild animals I would highly recommend tontan tours

By: | posted Sun 6 Nov, 2022

5/5 stars

This tour of beautiful Khao Yai was everything we hoped for. We had an extremely helpful and knowledgeable guide Lek for our whole day. The truck driven by the guide with raised seating and shelter in the back was perfectly equipped for wildlife spotting. While wildlife are not always predictable and you cannot be guaranteed to see anything particular we were blessed with sightings of Hornbills, Gibbons and Elephants among other creatures thanks to to the keen eyes of our guide. There was a surprisingly hearty and delicious cooked lunch provided which exceeded our expectations. Overall I loved this day tour, great value for money, we were limited to one day but next time we will also do the night tour. Could not recommend more highly

By: | posted Sat 22 Oct, 2022

5/5 stars

Our guide was friendly and knowledgeable and the park itself is absolutely beautiful!

Northern pig-tail macaque