Khao Yai National Park

Private Tour | 1.5-days wildlife tour in Khao Yai

We now have a few fully vaccinated guides in Khao Yai National and fully vaccinated taxi drivers operating between Khao Yai and Bangkok. Guides & taxi drivers can be booked from this website. All park personnel in Khao Yai National Park are also fully vaccinated.

Why?

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

What?

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

Itinerary

Our trips start and end at your hotel or other locations we agreed on. Because the first evening involves watching bats leaving a cave, the half day activity can’t be done on the second day.

Our itineraries normally gets turned upside down; it is not always possible 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 boundaries by swimming 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 in the afternoon we will end the tour by driving safari in search of elephants.

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

Game driving along the roads increases the chances to find elephants
White-handed gibbon
Millions of bats

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 the chances to see animals significantly. The weather can be pretty cool during the cold season around November to February, so a sweater is a must!

Our tours are operated all year round.

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

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 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

Rated 4.72/5 based on 18 customer reviews

By: | posted Sun 10 Oct, 2021

5/5 stars

Amazing two days in Nature. We really had a great timer. Our guides Jay and Indira were so alert to everything around us that we saw a wonderful array of creatures; mainly due to their astonishing ability to see the invisible. It is a real jungle Paradise.

Our guides were also very attentive to Covid protocols which was wonderfully reassuring at this moment in history and having just come out of many weeks in lockdown.

We were also served a delicious lunch. The highlights for me were the bats, incredible, shy intelligent and beautiful creatures and also the gibbons swinging through the trees. I would highly recommend a tour with Jay and hope to be back someday to do it all over again.

By: | posted Wed 1 Jan, 2020

4/5 stars

Satisfied with guide and her service

By: | posted Wed 28 Aug, 2019

5/5 stars

We booked a 1,5 day tour in Khao Yai. The first half day we went to the millions of bats flying out, which was amazing. Just before this our guide took us also into a cave upon our request, which we appreciated and was also wonderful. Maybe a minor point was that we didn't get very much spontanous explanations from the guide. The second day we went into national park and into the jungle with another guide, Tata. Tata was absolutely outstanding. He was a perfect guide who could show us the most extraordinary animals and birds, and learned us a lot about them. His knowledge of the area, the animals and the way he could even atract birds to let us observe them was really impresive. He was also a very nice and kind person, also for our 5 year old son. It was an unforgettable day.

By: | posted Mon 11 Feb, 2019

5/5 stars

We had an excellent trip and would highly recommend it! Bon, our guide, was fantastic - spoke excellent English, was very accommodating, friendly and knowledgable. We were incredibly lucky and saw every animal that we wanted to see, including a male elephant up close. The park facilities were also excellent. The park was clean and well taken care of, which was good to see. Keep up the good work! Thank you.

By: | posted Fri 1 Feb, 2019

5/5 stars

The service provided was fantastic - the team helped me book, advised on travel to Pak Chong and then arranged a taxi to Bangkok, well above the call of duty!

The actual trip was great, Alec was clearly as excited by the wildlife as us and looked after us really well.

By: | posted Tue 25 Dec, 2018

5/5 stars

Dear Mr Bon, Thai National Parks

Thank you for leading a wonderful and kind tour!

We saw many animals include gibbons and hornbills that we really enjoyed the 1.5 tour very much.

We wanted to stay in Khao Yai more days, and would like to participate in this tour again in next year!

Best regards

Tatsuya Suzuki

Tour operator's response

You are always welcome to return!

Thank you!

By: | posted Sat 17 Nov, 2018

4/5 stars

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.

Regards Lars

By: | posted Sun 2 Sep, 2018

4/5 stars

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: | posted Thu 30 Aug, 2018

5/5 stars

Hi there

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!

Many thanks,

Eran

By: | 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!

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