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!
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
These are the most popular hotels booked by our guests, for other hotels, please ask us.
- Khao Yai Cottage | Khao Yai, from 40 USD
- Botanica Khao Yai Resort | Khao Yai, from 106 USD
- atta Lakeside Resort Suite | Khao Yai, from 129 USD
- Lala Mukha Tented Resort Khao Yai | Khao Yai, from 90 USD
- Kirimaya Golf Resort & Spa | Khao Yai, from 117 USD
- Thames Valley Khao Yai Hotel | Khao Yai, from 142 USD
- Baan Kinlom Chom Daw Khao Yai | Khao Yai, from 31 USD
- Muthi Maya Forest Pool Villa Resort | Khao Yai, from 246 USD
- The Frog Khao Yai Resort | Khao Yai, from 41 USD
- Baan Saranya | Khao Yai, from 49 USD
- Phuwanalee Resort | Khao Yai, from 62 USD
- Greenery Resort - Khao Yai | Khao Yai, from 66 USD
- Family Resort Khao Yai | Khao Yai, from 68 USD
- Mandarin Khao Yai Hotel | Khao Yai, from 77 USD
- Prairie Hills Resort | Khao Yai, from 77 USD
- Palio Inn | Khao Yai, from 80 USD
- Balios Resort Khaoyai | Khao Yai, from 80 USD
- Belle Villa Resort Khao Yai | Khao Yai, from 88 USD
- Romantic Resort & Spa | Khao Yai, from 110 USD
- In Khao Yai Resort | Khao Yai, from 163 USD
|Group size||Rate per person|
|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.
By: Jan Suk, Czech Republic | posted Sat 20 Jul, 2019
We were very satisfied both with our guide as well as with the trip program.
By: Melanie Muckel, Germany | posted Mon 8 Jul, 2019
The trip was beautiful and our guide was very nice and Friendly. We saw many wild animals and enjoyed driving through the national park very much. We'd do it again.
By: Virat Sae Tae, Singapore | posted Mon 10 Jun, 2019
Our group consisted of 4 adults and 4 children (Age 14, 10, 9 and 8).
We thoroughly had fun. Our guide, Khun Ta (Mr. Ta) had very keen eyes. During the hike, he was able to spot and point out many interesting things, such as birds, insects, bear claw marks etc. The hike through the forest was particularly memorable. It took us about 1 hr 45 min, which was just about right for our group. There was a brief period of rain. That somewhat increased the difficulty. The children also had their very first encounter with (harmless) leeches. 2 of the kids were even bitten. As city kids, they were scared and traumatised at first. But having "live to tell the tales", now they are so excited and can't wait to share their experiences.
Although we didn't manage to spot as many animals as we had hoped, that did not dampen our spirits. This was because we understood that we were in a real nature reserve trying to spot wildlife, not in a zoo looking at animals in captivity. Nevertheless, towards the end of the day tour, we did spot an adult male wild elephant. That was definitely a huge consolation.
By: Caroline Carrillo, Switzerland | posted Wed 17 Apr, 2019
We spent an amazing time with our Kids and our guide Apple. We appreciated his very kind way and that he looked after us and our kids. He has a great knowledge about the animals and can tell a lot of things. We can only recommend this Tour, the guide and the company. We spent a super nice Trip. Thank you for this unforgettable time.
By: Michelle Khoo, Singapore | posted Mon 1 Apr, 2019
The Journey was exciting, wished the trekking trails could be longer
By: Alicia Huang, Singapore | posted Sat 23 Mar, 2019
Very glad to have Juem to guide us at Khao Yai National ParK. We could feel Juem’s enthusiasm when she “hunt” down the gibbons, hornbills and civets. It was really not easy to catch gibbons and hornbills in the dense forest but we managed to do so with the eagle eyes’ of our guide. We learnt a lot about the animals and birds in the park from her. The ride around the park was very smooth, thanks to Juem’s bother who was our driver. We had a hearty Thai lunch at the restaurant at the Visitor’s Centre. For dinner, Juem arranged for packed meal to save time. She really took care of us, especially my 2.5 year old kid. We were brought back to our hotel safe and sound. For the price paid, I think it is worth. I highly recommend.
By: Ho, Singapore | posted Mon 4 Mar, 2019
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!
By: Richard and Terry Taylor, Canada | posted Sun 24 Feb, 2019
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
By: Sarah C, United Kingdom | posted Tue 19 Feb, 2019
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.
By: Lauren Lewis, United Kingdom | posted Thu 14 Feb, 2019
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
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
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