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 208 customer reviews

By: | posted Thu 30 May, 2024

5/5 stars

Tour guide was very knowledgeable.

Great service, fast taxi and very engaging tour.

She also took great photos

By: | posted Mon 27 May, 2024

4/5 stars

Although we did not see the elephants we dreamed of (apparentlly at lower altitudes breeding at this time of year), my and our tour of Khao Yai NP was a revelation. Seeing gibbons moving through the tree canopy brought tears to my eyes; I loved the two bushwalks that were built in (one in jungle, one in higher altitude temperate forest); and I appreciated Lech (our guide's) knowledge of birds and plants and his books about them in English. I also appreciated his telescope and his skill at taking photos through its lens. The waterfall was ho hum (dry season); the lunch break of 90 minutes was way too long and I think an eight hour trip could have accomplished everything promised in the ten hours, but overall it was a very positive expeirence. If I could give it 4.5 stars I would

By: | posted Fri 17 May, 2024

5/5 stars

We enjoyed this tour! Our guide Joom knew all the places and we saw many animals: several gibbon families, elephants, Asian black bear, a lot of birds including hornbills. Also, we were provided with binoculars and telescope to see animals better and to take pictures. It significantly improved our experience in comparison with other tours we attended without such gear in past.

I will be happy to come back again and explore different parts of the Khao Yai park!

By: | posted Tue 14 May, 2024

5/5 stars

We had an amazing day on our tour. Our guide Noi and the driver were both really nice an passionate. Noi tried to do her best to show us as many animals as possible.

The lunch included in the tour was delicious.

The national park visit with a guide is a must!! Thank you for everything! I absolutely recommend it

By: | posted Sat 20 Apr, 2024

5/5 stars

Our Guide Rose and driver are very professional and passionate to show us lots of wild animals and plants. We did see the hornbills which made our trip in a very enjoable and remarkable one.

Appreciated and thanks again for this private tour.

By: | posted Mon 15 Apr, 2024

5/5 stars

Our tour guide was wonderful. Tata was patient and knew all the best spots to find the native animals. Everything about the experience was incredible!

By: | posted Sun 31 Mar, 2024

5/5 stars

We had an amazing day with our guide Aple. We were very fortunate and we're able to see so much wildlife - deer, elephant, hornbills, lizards, squirrel and many more. Aple was really good at spotting the animals and he also brought a telescope so we could see them better. We also visited the waterfall and did a 2 hour hike which we really enjoyed. Aple spoke very good English and he was really knowledgeable about the park.Thank you for everything! I absolutely recommend it

By: | posted Thu 28 Mar, 2024

5/5 stars

Our guide Run was very good. He rushed us to the top of the mountain when another guide notified him of an elephant there.

The lunch included in the tour was great! Maybe better than some of the outside restaurants.

After lunch we went for a 2hr hike. Although it was raining, Run never stopped trying to find Gibbons. Eventhough we didn’t see any, it was still enjoyable.

He is truly passionate in what he does!

The national park visit with a guide is a must!!

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.



Northern pig-tail macaque