Thai National Parks

1-day wildlife tour with night safari in Khao Yai


Besides what a 1 day tour offers, combining one day tour with a night safari well after the dark will give you a chanse to see both diurnal and nocturnal wildlife of Khao Yai National Park.


A 1-day tour will start in the morning and end well after the dark. Activities include hiking in the jungle, safari driving among the roads on search for elephants and other exiting animals, safari drives in the morning and later afternoon, visiting a viewpoint and one of Khao Yai's impressive waterfalls and finally end the day with a night safari.


The itinerary below is just an example and can easily be turned upside down due to length of different activities. We adapt to mother nature and customers interests.

We will meet you at your hotel or other pick-up location we agreed on.

The tour always start around 8-8:30AM with a slow drive through jungle and grasslands in search for wildlife. Once we arrive to the first hiking point we continue the trip in rain forest between huge trees in search for any type of animal.

After lunch the first stop will be Haew Suwat Waterfall known from Leonardio Di Caprio's "The Beach" movie, possibly continue the tour to one of best viewpoints of the national park. Last couple of hours before before the dinner will be an ideal time for searhing elephants.

After the dinner break our tour will end with a night safari in search for nocturnal wildlife, thereafter you will be returned to your hotel or other location we agreed on around 8-9 pm.

Where & when?

Khao Yai National Park is around 2.5 hours from Bangkok, easily accessible with public transportation with minivans being the fastest way. Our private guides will meet you in your hotel in Pak Chong -which is the nearest city- or anywhere between Pak Chong and Khao Yai National Park.

We can arranga taxi from Bangkok on request. It takes 2.5 hours, it costs 2200 THB one way and 3200 THB for a round trip within same day.

The park is open and accessible all year round but for night safaris we strongly recommend to avoid week-ends and public holidays when there are too many vehicles on the roads reducing chance to see animals significantly. The weather can be pretty cool during cold season around November to February, so a sweater is a must!

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.

Expand to see the list of some popular hotels we pick up from

Group size Rate per person
1 6,400 THB
2 3,500 THB
3 2,900 THB
4 2,600 THB
5 2,300 THB
6 2,100 THB
7 2,000 THB
8 and up 1,900 THB

Tour rates include:

  • Entrance fees (400 THB per person)
  • English speaking guide
  • Transportation from/to hotel or other meeting point
  • Lunch & dinner
  • Snacks & fruit
  • Drinking water
  • Leech protection socks

Reviews from our guests

We appreciate your feedback after the tour when booking with us.

Rated 4.7/5 based on 83 customer reviews
About: 1-day wildlife tour with night safari in Khao Yai

By: , Singapore | posted Mon 4 Mar, 2019

5/5 stars

The highlight of our trip to Thailand!

We paid for the 1-day wildlife and night safari tour, we had 2 vehicles and 2 drivers with 1 guide. They picked us up at our villa to the park. We saw many gibbons of different color, flying lizards, spiders, monkeys, squirrel, deer, and a poisonous snake sleeping. One of our drivers spotted a great hornbill through his telescope and let us view it. We saw and heard different species of birds too. Lunch was provided, then proceeded to the famous cliff for picture-taking (but filled with many tourists hogging the space and risking their lives) and the waterfall (which didn't have much water flowing in February).

Dinner and drinks were served before we went for the night safari tour. Its an open-top vehicle so you can choose to sit or stand, it was very fun. The guide holding the spotlight was super experienced, her eyes are very sharp even though she scans the jungle quickly. We got to see a bear, owls, birds, deers, civet, and porcupine. After the tour ended, our guide rushed us to see a group of porcupine close-up nearby. Thinking that we missed seeing a wild elephant, we left the park. Half-way through, one of our drivers spotted a wild elephant in the trees by the side of the road. It was a teenage elephant, we were very close to it. Due to the red lights from our vehicle, the elephant got angry and roared, our drivers feared for our safety and quickly drove off. But we begged to turn back to see it again and they agreed. They also stopped by convenience store before sending us back to our villa, and that concluded our amazing experience at Khao Yai National Park!

About: 1-day wildlife tour with night safari in Khao Yai

By: , Canada | posted Sun 24 Feb, 2019

5/5 stars

We were thrilled with our day at Khai Yai National Park. The taxi picked us promptly at 5:30 am. from our hotel in Bangkok and delivered us safely to the park entrance by 8:00 am. (including a stop for a break and coffee). We were met at the entrance by TaTa, our guide for the day. We knew almost immediately that we couldn't have chosen a better person for our visit! TaTa was friendly, welcoming, knowledgeable and very well organized, able to point out many birds, reptiles and mammals in their natural habitat that we would have missed without him. Even after dark TaTa stopped on the way down to our taxi and pointed out a herd of elephants at a "salt lick" that we would have otherwise missed - a perfect ending to a fabulous day.

Thank you for an experience that we thoroughly enjoyed and will remain a highlight of our two-months traveling in Thailand and Laos!


Richard and Terry Taylor

About: 1-day wildlife tour with night safari in Khao Yai

By: , United Kingdom | posted Tue 19 Feb, 2019

5/5 stars

We had a fantastic day! Our guide was absolutely brilliant and the park was beautiful. We saw gibbons, three different types of hornbills, eagles, snakes, lots of deer a range of birds and a male elephant. It was so exciting to see these animals in the wild, and our guide was so good at spotting them and helping us see them. We didn't see much in the night safari, but there's nothing that could be done about that! We were really looked after and would not have seen all the animals we saw without our guide.

About: 1-day wildlife tour with night safari in Khao Yai

By: , United Kingdom | posted Thu 14 Feb, 2019

5/5 stars

The national park was excellent and our guide Tata was excellent - knowledgeable and respectful of the park and the wildlife.

We saw hornbills, Gibbons, a giant squirrel, lots of birds and an elephant!!

Food was delicious and whole trip was really well ran.

Would probably give the night tour a miss (although there was a big event happening at the park the next day so busier at night then usual...may be different on a quieter day).

Lauren and Rob

About: 1-day wildlife tour with night safari in Khao Yai

By: , Hong Kong | posted Thu 14 Feb, 2019

4/5 stars

okay but price a bit high

About: 1-day wildlife tour with night safari in Khao Yai

By: , China | posted Tue 12 Feb, 2019

5/5 stars


About: 1-day wildlife tour with night safari in Khao Yai

By: , Belgium | posted Mon 28 Jan, 2019

4/5 stars

Good english speaking guide. Good knowledge of nature and the jungle. Night safari was not so interesting. We would not recommend this.But the daytrip was ok.

About: 1-day wildlife tour with night safari in Khao Yai

By: , Malaysia | posted Thu 17 Jan, 2019

4/5 stars

Our guide Jroom and team were good and friendly. Khao Yai National Park is big and well maintained. The view from the cliff is magnificent! We have a short trekking in the forest. It will be better if it is longer and more challenging. Night safari was a new experience. However it is not a zoo, so dont expect many animals.

About: 1-day wildlife tour with night safari in Khao Yai

By: , Malaysia | posted Wed 16 Jan, 2019

4/5 stars

Interesting trip. Tour guide well versed in English and knowledgeable about trees and animals.

About: 1-day wildlife tour with night safari in Khao Yai

By: , Japan | posted Thu 10 Jan, 2019

5/5 stars

It really was the fantastic experience for trecking in nature, seeing wild animals. At first, we could not find many, but with the guide's sincere search, we enjoyed watching wild animals, like gibbons, black giant squirrel and giant hornbill. We saw an elephant but only his tale. Through a day tour, our guide, Bon, was great. We really felt his hospitality and sincere professional spirits. I really want to apprecaite so much to him. If having one more oppotunity, we'd like to be with him to find an elephant for whole day! Thank you.

Tour details in short:

  • Duration: 1 day(s)
  • Type: Private tour
  • Price: 1,900 - 6,400 THB per person
  • Group size: 1 or more people
  • Grade: Easy to moderate
  • Transport: Safari vehicle
  • Start: 08:00 - 08:30
  • End: 20:00 - 21:00

What to bring:

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