Thai National Parks

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.

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.

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 140 customer reviews

By: | posted Mon 27 Jul, 2020

5/5 stars


I was so happy with Jay and his wife, what wonderful guides and with so much Knowledge. It was a joy to spend the day with them.

Tour operator's response

Glad to hear, Kathy!

Thank you for booking with us.

Best regards!

By: | posted Thu 19 Mar, 2020

5/5 stars

It was a great trip. Good sightseeing, saw lots of monkeys and birds. Good hike through the forest. Overall a great experience.

By: | posted Wed 18 Mar, 2020

4/5 stars

Great; Guide in time.

But let us alone to go to the Falls two times. Would be nice to be accompanied for the walk (1km go and back) and describe the surrounding forest

By: | posted Sun 15 Mar, 2020

4/5 stars

A Nice guide, good hike in the forest. No water at the waterfall and no elephant, not a good season for this tour so maybe a little bit expansive.

Thank you

By: | posted Fri 13 Mar, 2020

5/5 stars

It was wonderful! The guide was nice and knew a lot about animals and birds.

All together (8 people) we recommend this safari day.

By: | posted Sun 8 Mar, 2020

5/5 stars

We had an awesome day and a lot of fun at khai yai national park. The pick up from our hotel in Bangkok worked very well. Special thanks to our guide Tata who made this trip unforgettable and absolutely memorable to us! He was very interested in giving us the best possible trip and knows a lot about the animals and the jungle; he heard sounds we didn't even notice.

Luckily he was our guide. Without him the trip would have been only half that good. It was absolutely enjoyable having him as a guide.

By: | posted Tue 18 Feb, 2020

5/5 stars

We spent a wonderfull day in Khao Yai National Park. We had a really great guide very friendly, proffessional and amusing. Thanks to Noi, our guide, who knows everything about jungle, we saw lots of species of animals, We were tracking elephants to see them in the nature. And...we did it. We saw them in the most scenic enviroment. It was really exciting adventure.

By: | posted Mon 17 Feb, 2020

4/5 stars

Good trip but would’ve been better if we saw more animals

By: | posted Fri 14 Feb, 2020

5/5 stars


the trip was amazing and very professional. If we visit Thailand again, I plan another trip with you with more days.

Many thanks for this amazing day.



By: | posted Thu 13 Feb, 2020

5/5 stars

The guide was very well informed and we enjoyed the entire day. You have a very special Park. The animals and birds were great to see.

We missed the elephants. : (

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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White-handed gibbon
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