Khao Yai National Park

Private Tour | 1-day wildlife tour with night safari in Khao Yai

We now have a few fully vaccinated guides in Khao Yai National and fully vaccinated taxi drivers operating between Khao Yai and Bangkok. Guides & taxi drivers can be booked from this website. All park personnel in Khao Yai National Park are also fully vaccinated.


Besides what a 1 day tour offers, combining one day tour with a night safari well after the dark will give you a chance 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 in search of elephants and other exciting animals, safari drives in the morning and later afternoon, visiting a viewpoint and one of Khao Yai's impressive waterfalls and finally ending the day with a night safari.


The itinerary below is just an example and can easily be turned upside down due to the 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 starts around 8 to 8:30 am with a slow drive through jungle and grasslands in search of wildlife. Once we arrive at the first hiking point we continue the trip in the rain forest between huge trees in search of any type of animal.

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

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

White-handed gibbon
Small-toothed palm civet from a night safari

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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 arrange a taxi from Bangkok on request. It takes 2.5 hours, it costs 2,200 Baht one way or 3,200 Baht for a round trip within the 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 the chance to see animals significantly. The weather can be pretty cool during the 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.

Tour details in short:

  • Duration: 1 day(s)
  • Type: Private tour
  • Price: 1,900 - 6,400 Baht per person
  • Group size: 1 or more people
  • Grade: Easy to moderate
  • Transport: Safari vehicle
  • Start: 8 - 8:30 am
  • End: 8 - 9 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 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 Baht 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

Rated 4.75/5 based on 122 customer reviews

By: | posted Mon 23 Aug, 2021

5/5 stars

I appreciate Guide Tata, interesting shows and explanations. Park is a nice place. See you later

By: | posted Thu 15 Apr, 2021

5/5 stars

We had a 1day and night safari tour. And let me just start it off by saying that it was amazing. Our tour guide Jay was very knowledgeable and accomodating. We were blessed with the Great Hornbill visiting its nest at the start of our tour. Jay did his best to find the Gibbons in our hike in the forest but we were not in luck instead we were able to see a lot of leeches and a snake with its prey. However, Jay did not gave up looking for the Gibbons and was able to find them by the road. It was amazing to see them freely climbing the trees with their family. Our night safari was very fruitful. We saw a glimpse of a leopard cat, a lot of Sambar deers, Barking deer, Civet Cat, Indian Civet Cat, Porcupines, Wild dogs and Scorpion. We would definitely go back again and hopefully we will be able to find some elephant the next time around.

Tour operator's response

Wow, that is a long list of animals for the night drive.

Thank you for sharing your experience!

By: | posted Thu 15 Apr, 2021

5/5 stars

Our tour guide was very sweet and knowledgeable. He tried his hardest to find as many birds or animals as he was able to. It was an amazing experience and I highly recommend it.

By: | posted Mon 29 Mar, 2021

5/5 stars

Great tour! Our guide Jay was extremely knowledgeable and a great guide. It was a long day but it was well-paced with bathroom breaks and meals at just the right times. We were so impressed that we will definitely book through the Thai National Parks system again.

By: | posted Fri 1 May, 2020

5/5 stars

We visited early on in March, our driver Alec was amazing and very knowledgeable about the national park and the best viewpoints. We did the day and evening tour which was great, meant we spent lots of time at the park and got to see a variety of elephants though but the park is enormous so you would probably need a few days to guarantee spotting elephants! I would definitley recommend this! We thoroughly enjoyed our time!

By: | posted Mon 16 Mar, 2020

5/5 stars

We had a private one day tour for two of us with our guide Tata.

We got really lucky and saw many different animals in Khao Yai national park.

Our guide was really good and knew a lot about the animals and nature. He was able to spot even tiny lizards from afar when it took us a good while to spot them up close.

It was nice looking at the different animals through the guides telescope to get a better look.

It was nice to drive around the national park on the back of the pick-up truck and to stop to take pictures and observe animals when they were seen. Also the walk in the jungle was not that difficult which made it easier to enjoy spotting the animals.

I would recommend having the tour with as little amount of people as possible, because then you are more flexible in moving about. For example when we had returned back to the national parks headquarters our guide got the call that elephants had been seen. Problem was that they were seen quite far away and required a car ride to get there. Luckily it was just the two of us so we could hop in and go just like that without waiting for anyone else and we were able to see the elephants live.

Also it is easier for small groups to move silently and have time to observe the animals before they move again.

We would like to thank our guide Tata for an awesome day out in the Khao Yai national park. We highly recommend the tour and are now planning on doing it again at a different time of the year to see different animals.

By: | posted Fri 6 Mar, 2020

5/5 stars

Fantastic tour. We were lucky to see a lot of different birds and animals. And we have a very good guide. 5 stars.

By: | posted Sun 23 Feb, 2020

5/5 stars

We had an awesome time. The guide we had (Tak Tak) was very passionate and knowledgeable about the animals and the park. We weren’t lucky enough to see the elephant or gaur but we did see the hornbills, gibbons, deers, monkeys, snakes etc.

By: | posted Sat 22 Feb, 2020

5/5 stars

It was a good tour around Khao Yai. The guide (i forget his name sorry) was very knowledgeable about the wildlife in Khao Yai and he took the effort to bring us to the trails where we would have higher chance of seeing wildlife. Really enjoyed the tour. Thank you!

By: | posted Wed 19 Feb, 2020

5/5 stars

We had a wonderful day!

It’s so good to witness the way Nature is respected and cared for in this Park

The tourguide -Jum - did a really good job, especially the walk in the jungle..

If any comments could be done.. we would have loved one more round on the Nighttour, it was a little bit short..

But we are still happy😁

Malayan porcupine