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 (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 4.76/5 based on 130 customer reviews

By: | posted Sun 15 May, 2022

5/5 stars

Jay is passionate about animals so it made the tour amazing, he had an answer to all my questions. I was able to hear the gibbons sing and it was an incredible experience.

By: | posted Fri 22 Apr, 2022

5/5 stars

Went on a day and night safari tour with Guide Tata. It was very enjoyable and learnt a lot about the animals in the national park! Tata is very knowledgeable about the park and the animals living there. We thoroughly enjoyed our time and will definitely come back during the winter season!

By: | posted Sat 9 Apr, 2022

5/5 stars

WE LOVE TATA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

By: | posted Wed 30 Mar, 2022

5/5 stars

We had a fantastic time with our guide, Lek, who was dedicated to making it a great experience!

He was calm, gentle, and patient, and really tried to seek out a range of animals to spot with us. It was also a pleasure to be around a guide who was so enthusiastic!

We ended up seeing gibbons, giant squirrel, and a snake on the walking tour, and on the night safari we were lucky enough to see an elephant! (Along with porcupines, slow loris, deer, and civets).

It was so much fun, and highly recommend you go with Thai National Parks. You'll be in good hands for sure.

By: | posted Tue 29 Mar, 2022

5/5 stars

The tour was amazing and our guide was very helpful. We saw lots of wildlife and some amazing views. Luckily our guide took great pictures too. Overall a great experience

By: | posted Fri 31 Dec, 2021

4/5 stars

Overall, the experience is good.

By: | posted Tue 21 Dec, 2021

5/5 stars

Beautiful experience! Really happy to have been able to visit the Park with a local guide.

By: | posted Fri 26 Nov, 2021

5/5 stars

Cool safari

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!