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: Mun hin Chang, Singapore | posted Fri 30 Aug, 2019
Overall experience was great . The jungle trekking chasing after hornbill, Gibbon, Apes were amazingly exciting. Tour guide Tata is very knowledgeable and passionate about nature . He knew that we were afraid of snakes and took effort to help us overcome our fear with his kind touch with the reptiles.
The night safari was a little disappointed which I will not recommend. We were hoping to have a glimpse of Elephants but unfortunately no luck . Will have to come back between Dec to Feb again.
By: Luca Paverani, Italy | posted Sat 17 Aug, 2019
We had a lot of fun in our experience at Khao Yai National Park. Our guide, Beer, was professional and funny. Thanks to him we have seen a lot of species, also something that we would never found oon our own.
By: JAVIER PEREZ SANZ, Spain | posted Wed 14 Aug, 2019
The morning was perfect: nice jungle walk and some interesting animal spotting: gibons, lizards, a green viper, deers, and some hornbills in a parking site. Our guide was expert and kind with us. Good lunch and a first waterfall visit; everything nice for the moment. But the afternoon was a complete deception: a long way on the pick-up along a road that seemed a highway: hundreds of cars going up and down the whole afternoon...what kind of animal could cross this road? We expected a ride on unpaved tracks or "special" roads apart from the ordinary traffic. The "night safari" the same deception: a quick ride on a pick-up...but too much pick-ups at the same time looking for nothing...except the same deers that we saw in the morning, used to the human presence.
Tour operator's response
The park gets pretty busy on Mother's Day and other public holidays.
There are no unpaved roads in Khao Yai, and the few roads that are there are all public so all visitors can go there. Unfortunately we have no other options to choose from.
Still, it doesn't mean you won't see anything. I understand you have not been lucky, and I understand that you assign that to the busy traffic. But from our experience we can tell that the wildlife does show itself even on days with lots of traffic. We've often seen elephants out on the roads in busy weekends. They don't seem to care. They show up whenever it suits them, regardless of the traffic. Just as well we have had days with very little traffic and not seen any elephants at all.
And the same applies for the night safari.
Still I agree it is more pleasant when you have the place to your self. But like many interesting parks around the world with good wildlife watching opportunities, it attracts more visitors.
Hopefully regardless of this, you have enjoyed your day.
By: Caterina & Lorenzo | posted Sat 10 Aug, 2019
The tour was a well organized and low-gear walk into the forest, for which only long trousers and hiking shoes are necessary. We booked a private tour and actually it was the case: the guide came to pick us up at our place in Pak Chong, the city nearby, and stayed with us only until the end. All the guides of the other tours were paying attention not to tour on the same path as ours, so not to create big groups and scare animals. We had a lot of luck and we were able to spot from the very beginning of the tour a king cobra (2 meters long), some hornbills, gibbons, a horned lizard and a white snake. This was actually because of our guide, Mr. Apple, who was really prepared and brought us in the right spots at the right time. He also provided water, snacks, anti-leech socks and binoculars. He has also been very smart in suggesting to change our plan: because of the heavy rain we swapped the night safari with the bats cave, an impressive spectacle totally worth the visit! He also took care of our meals, bringing us to have dinner at the night market in Pak Chong.
We really advise you to ask for Mr.Apple as your guide!
By: Cecilie Monrad, Denmark | posted Fri 2 Aug, 2019
Value for money! Our guide was really dedicated to her work and had a great knowledge of plants and animal life in rhe park. We had a long and exiting day together.
We World definately recommend This tour to everybody!!!
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
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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