Thai National Parks

Khao Yai National Park

Private Tour | 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 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

Copyright Thai National Parks, Ton Smits

Malayan porcupine

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
  • 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 4.77/5 based on 181 customer reviews

By: | posted Sat 13 Jul, 2024

5/5 stars

This was the highlight of our trip to Thailand. Rose was energetic, knowledgeable, and passionate. Highly recommend to any animal lovers. We saw elephants, gibbons, macaques, hornbills, doles, buffalo, and so on.

By: | posted Tue 25 Jun, 2024

5/5 stars

All aspects of the tour were spectacular.

Pick up at hotel right on time, wonderful van, driver waited all day for us and then return to hotel. We altered our plans and driver accomidated a change in schedule. Extrodinary service.

Our guides 'Joe' and Ken could not have been better. Keen eyes to spot animals, we saw an elephant come out of the foreste, gibons swing in the trees, lots of monkeys on the side of the road.

Trek through the forest was 1 1/2 hours long on a trail and just the right amount of time for our jet lagged group.

Lunch is small resteraunt in the National Park and very nice.

Transport through the park on back of pick up truck with bench facing each other for great views, frequently will pull over to see wild life. I can be enclosed if rain.

Overall an outstanding tour and very inexpensive.

By: | posted Sat 4 May, 2024

3/5 stars

We enjoyed a nice day in Khao Yai national park. The first part we walked through the jungle, that was fun! The second part was driving a lot and that we did not like so much, because we did not see much animals.

The night safari was also driving through the park and we saw some animals, but not much…

By: | posted Wed 17 Apr, 2024

5/5 stars

We booked the tour full day with night safari and we spent a wonderful time. Our guide was excellent. We saw and learned amazing things, and it was really nice and interesting. There 's a lot of beautiful things to discover in this park and this tour is perfect for that.

By: | posted Thu 4 Apr, 2024

5/5 stars

Thank you all arrangement, and I must say it was an unforgettable experience. From the moment we set foot on the safari vehicle until the final goodbye, every aspect of the tour is well-arranged.

The knowledgeable and passionate guides made the entire journey truly exceptional. His expertise in the local wildlife and ecosystems was remarkable, and their ability to spot and identify various species was truly impressive. I can feel his passion and respect to nature and animals. He carefully take care of us, make sure we eat well and explain everything in details.

> Donna Yue

Hello, this is Marco - let me add a few more compliments about this National Park tour as well:

• Our tour guide is not only knowledgable in the nature and animals, but also has a great understanding of different cultures - he often relates the plants and animals to the local stuff in Europe and rest of Asia, so the 6 of us (2 Germans, 2 from HK, 2 from Taiwan) would understand in our own context.

• He also drives very carefully and thoughtfully - we didn't get bumped around on the twisty roads and speed humps, and when we return from night safari, he manages to spot two animals on the road and stopped for us to see them clearly.

Both Donna and I agree - this tour is definitely the highlight of our trip in Thailand! Thanks for the great tour service :)

By: | posted Thu 4 Apr, 2024

5/5 stars

our tour guide is good, he enjoy see animals with us, is very good experience

By: | posted Sun 31 Mar, 2024

5/5 stars

It ar an extraordinary experience. Our guide "Em" was outstanding. There were five of us with three children and we all thoroughly enjoyed the day. Thank you

By: | posted Fri 29 Mar, 2024

5/5 stars

Early start, 6:00 am, arrived back in Bangkok at 22:30. 2.5 hours drive each way but the car was very comfortable (we slept very well each way). Our guide was great, making an effort to show us as many animals and birds as possible and taking the time to explain various parts of the jungle. The sounds of the gibbons are the definition of jungle sounds and we have heard and seen plenty of them. Beautiful hornbills too, cutting the air with their swooshing sound. We were lucky to see an elephant too! All in all a remarkable experience, perfectly organised and we fully recommend it!

By: | posted Tue 26 Mar, 2024

5/5 stars

We join the tour on 19Mar 2024 with Rose and Bo.

Their observations skills are superb and show deep knowledge of the wildlife. Thanks to them, we were fortunate enough to encounter deers, many gibbons and hornbills among other magnificent creatures. It was an awe-inspiring sight that left a lasting impression on all of us.

Moreover, Rose and Bo went above and beyond to make sure we had a memorable experience. She not only guided us through the park but also took the time to help us capture beautiful photographs of the wildlife we encountered. Their professionalism and expertise were evident as she skillfully used her telescopes to ensure we had clearview of the wildlifes.

With their expertises and passion, the tour completely changed my perspective on Khao Yai National Park. Seeing these incredible animals in their natural habitats , made me realize the importance of preserving and appreciating wildlife in their natural environments. It was a truly transformative experience that I will cherish for a lifetime.

I wholeheartedly recommend to anyone who is passionate about birds, animals, and nature to join the tour. Their genuine love for these creatures, and exceptional skills in spotting wildlife are truly remarkable. They made our tour a memorable and educational journey.

By: | posted Sat 16 Mar, 2024

5/5 stars

We had a very good day and saw a lot of animals. Our guide was the best. Thanks again for the experience