1.5-days wildlife tour in Khao Yai
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.
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.
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.
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.
Our tours are private trips, not joint tours, means no other people will join you. Our tours are all-inclusive except for the accommodation.
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
- Golden Mountain 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||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.
By: Lars Andkaer Pedersen, Denmark | posted Sat 17 Nov, 2018
Good homepage for booking and coordination. Everything happened on time as scheduled.
Good guide. It was not his fauls that we do not see so many animals/birds as I have expected.
By: Jeroen Huizer, Netherlands | posted Sun 2 Sep, 2018
Our hike through the jungle was really cool! It almost felt as if we were exploring uncharted areas. We had a great guide that showed us many cool insects and animals.
We do feel that we sat a bit to much in the car during the rest of the tour. But this is actually necessary if you want to see a large part of the park. The beautiful scenery makes up for that though.
The only thing that we did not like was our visit to the natural spring on day 1. We were warned beforehand about it being a touristy place and that was absolutely true. We'd have preferred a short walk in the area, or something like that.
By: Eran Green, Israel | posted Thu 30 Aug, 2018
I would like to thank you for all your help and guidance. We had a wonderful time visiting Khao Yai national park with you. The trip was arranged and run beautifully. We enjoyed every moment!
By: Sabine Dewilde, Belgium | posted Fri 27 Apr, 2018
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!
By: Laurence Proetz, France | posted Tue 17 Apr, 2018
We had a great time with our guide Bon. We will recommend him to our friends for a trek in Khao Yai !
By: Aviya Oz, Israel | posted Sat 17 Mar, 2018
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!
By: Miguel Angel Vargas Gomez, Germany | posted Tue 19 Dec, 2017
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!!!
By: Nicole and Caitlin, New Zealand | posted Tue 28 Nov, 2017
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.
By: Elke Matthijs, Belgium | posted Tue 14 Nov, 2017
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 :)
By: Claire Auder, France | posted Thu 17 Aug, 2017
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.
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
- Swimming clothing
- Insect repellent
- Sunblock lotion
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