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 4.8/5 based on 75 customer reviews
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.

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

By: , Singapore | posted Wed 9 Jan, 2019

5/5 stars

The scenery was magnificent despite we didn't manage to see a lot of animals. Our tour guide was cool, when he heard the news that the elephant had appeared on the other side, he speeds his way through; and we managed to saw the wild elephant.

Night safari tour was a lucky one, we manage to see a lot of animals! While we were on our way out of the National Park, we managed to see porcupine and elephant up close!!

The trip was super worth it!

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

By: , France | posted Sat 29 Dec, 2018

5/5 stars

Perfect guide providing a lot of information

Very respectful and helpful

I will just advice other visitors to not do the night session. We follow all cars, so individual guide is not true anymore.... and very short (30-40minutes)

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

By: , United States | posted Sun 16 Dec, 2018

5/5 stars

This was such a wonderful experience. The tour guide was very knowledgeable, and you can really tell he had a passion for teaching me about the jungle and anaimals as well as exploring the jungle. Both hikes were phenomenal, and the entire day was so spontaneous and structured there’s truly nothing like it. The 1:1 experience was great as well. I enjoyed having that personal experience to see a lot of things with the guide.

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

By: , Singapore | posted Sat 15 Dec, 2018

4/5 stars

It was good fun, our guide was friendly and knowledgeable. He was constantly looking out for animals to show us .

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

By: , Singapore | posted Sun 9 Dec, 2018

5/5 stars

The guide was very good. he customized the itinerary for us since we had 2 young kids. also despite a short trekking trip, he tried to explain to us on the trees and around the forest. he tried to search for animals to point out to us etc. So all good . but we are disappointed with the night safari as there was not many animals to be seen

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

By: , Singapore | posted Sat 8 Dec, 2018

4/5 stars

The tour was interesting and good. Our family did enjoy the trip

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

By: | posted Thu 29 Nov, 2018

5/5 stars

Excellent service and wonderful guide.

Park was well kept and we were well taken care off.

Food is good and fresh too.

Thank you for all your help and suppoer

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

By: , Germany | posted Thu 22 Nov, 2018

4/5 stars

Unser Tagestrip mit Nachtsafari war wirklich klasse; unser Guide war total kompetent und sympathisch, sodass wir uns rundum wohl gefühlt und viel gelernt haben. Ohne unseren Guide hätten wir nicht mal die Hälfte der ganzen Tiere entdeckt und nicht so tolle Fotos mit nach Hause gebracht. Auch wenn wir keinen Elefanten mehr gesehen haben, war es eine tolle Erfahrung, die Gibbons und Hornbills etc. in freier Wildbahn zu sehen:) Auch die Verpflegung über den Tag war super. Wir hätten uns lediglich bei der Nachtsafari eine längere Tour oder einen weiteren Dschungelspaziergang erhofft; aber alles in allem war der Tag rundum toll, sodass wir die Tour gerne weiterempfehlen.

Lena & Marleen

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