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

By: , Germany | posted Sun 18 Nov, 2018

5/5 stars

Wir hatten einen fantastischen Tag im Khao Yai Nationalpark.

Unser Guide Apple ist ein smarter und überaus freundlicher junger Mann, der uns viel über die Natur und die Tiere beigebracht hat.

Wir haben mit seiner Hilfe eine ganze TmReihw von tollen Tieren sehen können.

Die Tour war sehr professionell organisiert.

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

By: , Singapore | posted Thu 15 Nov, 2018

4/5 stars

Enjoyed the trekking portion, wish it could be longer. The waterfalls part can be shorter as it is self trek and not necessarily needing the guide to be present.

Lunch and dinner can include more hydrating drinks (like isotonic type of drinks).

Night safari was exciting and wish it could be longer as well.

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

By: , Germany | posted Mon 29 Oct, 2018

5/5 stars

Even If we haven't seen elephant😉, we have seen a lot of animals and had a very good time.

Children and us very enjoy this day. The guide was very professional and friendly.

Everything was very well organized.

We highly recommend this tour.

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

By: , Malaysia | posted Sat 13 Oct, 2018

5/5 stars

Great experience! Jum is a very nice guide. She is passionate for her job and bring us to see the beauty of the nature. Jum is knowledgeable and share us a lot of knowledge about wildlife and Khao Yai National Park.

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

By: , Netherlands | posted Tue 9 Oct, 2018

5/5 stars

We had a perfect day wit our guide Jum. She showed us lots of nice facts about the park. Its obvios tha Jum loves the great hornbill. Every time the bird was arroud us she got us all excited about it.

Wehad the luckiest day. We have seen elephants 4 times.

But the most special experience was seeing a mom elephant with her kalf.

Thank you Jum for the best experiance!

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

By: , South Korea | posted Fri 28 Sep, 2018

4/5 stars

Really enjoyed our time with Tata. Both me and my boyfriend have done safaris in different countries but never met such an awesome guide like Tata. We really appreciate everything he’s done for us and we’ve learnt a lot. During the day time with him was good fun and I would recommend other people to do the tours. However the night safari, I am afraid to say that it didn’t quite meet our expectations. It only lasted about 40 minutes, the folks barely spoke English (we don’t expect them to speak perfect English, but at least some animal names that we spotted) Although the website said ‘We'll have dinner and continue with the night drive with spotlight in search for nocturnal wildlife’ but didn’t expect it to be some kind of a real truck ride. We thought we would have time to observe, amd be more subtle with nocturnal animals rather than having a big flashlight spotting everywhere. (We are totally ok not spotting many animals) So more specific information on the website would’ve been better. But again, the night drive folks were really sweet and trying, so we enjoyed them a lot.

The overall feedback from both of us are still positive, and we will still recommend the tour to others. I hope this review helps you and your business.



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

By: , Singapore | posted Thu 20 Sep, 2018

5/5 stars

I booked the full day tour with night safari on Wednesday 12th September 2018. My tour guide's name was Bok and I was very fortunate that he could speak good English and was really friendly.

My day began early, which in hindsight was good as it rained almost the whole day. I was also really lucky to see a wild male elephant and some vipers, hornbills, gibbons, monkeys, deer and even a king cobra before lunchtime.

After lunch, we visited Haew Narok Waterfall, which despite the heavy rain was simply majestic. Bok also took me to search for the famous siamese crocodile which he was able to find despite it carefully hiding itself. We later managed to see Haew Suwat waterfall, before driving to the highest peak of the park. The night safari was a relaxed drive, and despite not seeing anything except porcupines, I enjoyed it nonetheless.

On the way back to the hotel, Bok did me a personal favour by stopping by a cafe to get some food. I was really lucky that I had such a knowledgeable guide who not only demonstrated his skill but also explained to me as much as possible about the wildlife and eco-system inside Khao Yai. I hope to visit again during the dry season next year

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

By: , Taiwan | posted Sun 9 Sep, 2018

5/5 stars

We are very satisfied with the wildlife tour guide. The guides are professional and polite. And we even have good meals in jungle! I think every tourist in Kao Yai National Park should attend this kind of activity, or it is hard to find animals and paths. We have wonderful memories here, and with no doubt, we will share the good experiences with our friends!

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

By: , Israel | posted Sun 9 Sep, 2018

5/5 stars

It was an awsome day and the guide was amezing!! :)

But the leeche protecion wasnt so good because i had 3 leeches on me :(

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

By: , Spain | posted Thu 6 Sep, 2018

4/5 stars

Biar, the guide, was really detail-objetive. He really knows the environment really good and finds the animals better that anyone.

We had prefer walk trouht the forest more time trying to look for animals and the nocturnal safari wasn´t what we expected.

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