Thai National Parks

1.5-days wildlife tour in Khao Yai

Why?

Our 1.5-day Khao Yai tour is another alternative for a short trip, perfect if you wish to start your adventure on a afternoon on first day of your arrival.

What?

The 1.5 day tour includes wildlife watching, hiking in jungle, morning and late afrernoon safari drives, visiting one of major waterfalls, visiting a viewpoint, swimming in clear spring and wathing millions of bats leaving a cave.

Itinerary

Our trips starts and ends daily at your hotel or other pick-up or return location we agreed on.

Our itineraries normally gets turned upside down; it is impossible to plan exactly, the following should be considered as an example itinerary:

Day 1 - From 3:30 p.m.

We start the first day right outside the national park boundries by swim in a clear spring and later during the sunset watch millions of migrating bats flow out from a cave.

Day 2

We will start the morning by doing a driving safari along the road, looking for gibbons, hornbills and other wildlife. Afterwards we continue by foot into the jungle.

After the lunch break we'll visit Haew Suwat Waterfall, better known from Leonardio Di Caprio's "The Beach" movie and possibly visit a viewpoint with a wide vista over the national park. Late on the afternoon we will end the tour by driving safari in search for elephants.

In the early evening you will be returned to Pak Chong or to your hotel.

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.

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!

It is possible to spend the night in the park, but lodging is not included in the price.

How much?

Our tours are private trips, not joint tours, means no other people will join you. Our tours are all-inclusive except for the accommodation.

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 8,800 THB
2 4,700 THB
3 3,800 THB
4 3,200 THB
5 2,900 THB
6 2,700 THB
7 2,500 THB
8 and up 2,400 THB

Tour rates include:

  • Entrance fees (400 baht)
  • English speaking guide
  • Transportation from/to hotel or other meeting point
  • Lunch (Day 2)
  • 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 9 customer reviews
About: 1.5-days wildlife tour in Khao Yai

By: , Belgium | posted Fri 27 Apr, 2018

5/5 stars

We arranged the 1.5 jungle tour with Thai National Parks. Communication by mail went very smooth, accurate information and swift replies. The tour operator arranged taxi transport from and back to Bangkok. One was our tourguide for the bat cave . She was very friendly spoke good english and was as enthusiastic as we were to see the bats. We took great pictures and enjoyed talking to her about Thailand and the Thai people. For the next day we had Tata as our guide. He spoke good English and he succeeded in showing us the great hornbills, the different monkeys, snakes, beautiful birds, the crocodile, spiders and a group of elephants with baby elephants. We had fantastic lunch made by local ladies. We enjoyed walking through the real jungle with its wonderful vegetation and animal sounds. Without Tata we would not have seen any animal. We either walked past them and he showed us where to look and ofcourse he knows his way around the huge park so he took us to the right places. It was great to see and feel his passion for nature enjoying the trip himself and being as euphoric about seeing the animals as we were. This was a highlight in our trip to Thailand and we certainly recommend it to everyone!

About: 1.5-days wildlife tour in Khao Yai

By: , France | posted Tue 17 Apr, 2018

5/5 stars

We had a great time with our guide Bon. We will recommend him to our friends for a trek in Khao Yai !

About: 1.5-days wildlife tour in Khao Yai

By: , Israel | posted Sat 17 Mar, 2018

5/5 stars

We had 1.5 day trip and it was amazing. In the first day we saw millions of bats, really crazy. The second full day was inside the park with very nice and super professional guide that took us into the wild jungle of the National Park and knew exactly where to find all the wild life. I’ve had perfect English and we were only 4 people in the tour so it was just perfect. Thank you Jay (we called him “National Jay-ographic” 😝) and thanks for Thai National Park tours. It was really nice organized!

About: 1.5-days wildlife tour in Khao Yai

By: , Germany | posted Tue 19 Dec, 2017

5/5 stars

This tour was a great choice for quickly exploring Khao Yai and its roundabouts.

For booking, all my questions were promptly answered, the 50% in advance payment through paypal was effortless, and all instructions/required clothing and equipment were clear.

The tour itself was great. My guides Beer and Nas were super friendly and enthusiastic, they carry with themselves a love for nature which is easily transfered to anybody. They were always eager to answer questions, share their knowledge about wildlife and the region, and make sure you are having a good time.

One thing that came to my attention is that tour companies place a lot of effort into the spotting of wildlife; this may become counterproductive since it's never possible to assure you will find any exotic animal in the middle of the park, and instead of being a great jungle-immersion experience, it may just feel like a failed attraction. Let your guide know that it's OK if you don't find any wild animal, enjoy the natural park as it is, it's awesome!

Khao Yai is a beautiful place, I would have loved to spend there at least one more day walking through the jungle and enjoying the whole atmosphere. 100% recommended!!!

About: 1.5-days wildlife tour in Khao Yai

By: , New Zealand | posted Tue 28 Nov, 2017

5/5 stars

Our guide Ton arranged our 1.5 day tour in Khao Yai National Park. She arranged a transfer from our hotel in Bangkok, and the vehicle and the driver were excellent on both trips to and from Bangkok, would highly recommend. We really appreciated being looked after, the water to drink on board and the quality of the vehicles and driver.

Ton collected us the first evening and took us swimming at a local water hole with clean clear water. We had a great evening seeing bats, a budha cave and a couple of snakes.

The next day we spent the day on the back of a truck for better viewing in the park. It was casual and fun. What Ton has, that every wildlife guide needs is the ability to see wildlife - this is a skill and we got to benefit from it. We saw an elephant from a distance, we saw a crocodile, monkeys, and had a great day rushing around in the grass looking for the elephant. We had a local lunch, which I enjoyed - as this seemed a little more real than some of the other tourist spots for lunch.

I would like to say thank you to Ton and her drivers - we thoroughly enjoyed the days with her and would recommend her without hesitation.

About: 1.5-days wildlife tour in Khao Yai

By: , Belgium | posted Tue 14 Nov, 2017

5/5 stars

It was a perfect 1.5 day trip in the Khao Yai National Park.

Our guides were super friendly. They knew the area very well and tried their best to give us a wonderful time.

The bat cave was very impressive.

The walk through the forest was also very nice.

We didn't get to see any wilde elephants... Unfortunately, but that is something that you cannot know up front.

We enjoyed the trip very much and would recommend it to anyone else visiting the area :)

About: 1.5-days wildlife tour in Khao Yai

By: , France | posted Thu 17 Aug, 2017

3/5 stars

The day spent in kao yai was perfect

Ghann was a very nice guide and very interesting

We enjoyed to see the bat in the evening but the waterfall was very crowded ( maybe you should tell that this is very busy during the week end) and we would prefer walking around the bat cave but it wasn't possible

Tour operator's response

Thank you for your comment. Glad to hear you enjoyed your time with our guide.

Indeed, the spring is a busy location. We have mentioned this in our first reply on your inquiry that this location is a touristic hot spot.

Sadly we have no better nature-related alternatives outside the park to combine with the bat cave visit.

Sometimes guests tell us in advance that they are not interested to see this location, in that case it is possible to simply start the tour a bit later and just visit the bat cave area.

About: 1.5-days wildlife tour in Khao Yai

By: , Belgium | posted Fri 23 Jun, 2017

5/5 stars

We booked the 1,5 day tour at Khao Yai and had a fantastic time!

Our guide, Tata, was a really nice guy and a very knowledgeable guide. We had great fun during the rides and walks and saw plenty due to his keen eyesight. He managed to spot us some gibbons before the rain set in, as well as hornbills, macaques, kingfishers and a bunch of small - but therefore not less interesting - critters. The visit to the bat cave was a great experience (including a tarantula) and seeing them fly out of the cave by the thousands is just marvellous!

I would recommend this tour to anyone!

Tour operator's response

Thanks Arnout!

Great to hear our guide delivered a great service... again ;-)

We are very happy to have him in our team.

About: 1.5-days wildlife tour in Khao Yai

By: | posted Fri 31 Mar, 2017

5/5 stars

I enjoyed these two days very much. My guide on the second day was excellent, professional and really added a lot to the trip. I loved the authenticity and the amount of animals I saw. I also had the right to choose not to go to the waterfall. The first day was very interesting, especially with the bats. In summary, I had a great experience

Tour operator's response

Thanks Matan for your review. Good to hear you enjoyed your trip with us!

Tour details in short:

  • Duration: 1.5 day(s)
  • Type: Private tour
  • Price: 2,400 - 8,800 THB per person
  • Group size: 1 or more people
  • Grade: Easy to moderate
  • Transport: Safari vehicle
  • Start: 3:30 p.m. (Day 1)
  • End: 5 - 6 p.m. (Day 2)

What to bring:

  • Long trousers
  • Rain clothing
  • Sweater or light jacket
  • Hiking or sport shoes
  • Towel
  • Swimming clothing
  • Flashlight
  • Insect repellent
  • Sunblock lotion