Thai National Parks

Khao Yai National Park

Private Tour | 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 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
  • 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 4.77/5 based on 22 customer reviews

By: | posted Tue 9 Aug, 2022

5/5 stars

Khao Yai National Park. 10 out of ten review. Jai and his wife took us to a spring to swim then to the amazing bat exodus. We were in the perfect spot. Day 2 Tata took us on an amazing tour. He spotted hornbills, pigtail macaques, gibbons, a fishing owl, sambar deer and a pit viper amongst other things. Lovely lunch. Really perfect day. Thank you. We had a great time.

By: | posted Mon 25 Jul, 2022

5/5 stars

It was amazing, Jay and Intila were excellent guides for us. They both are photography lovers and we learn a lot of things. Thank you for all.

By: | posted Thu 14 Jul, 2022

5/5 stars

We really liked the tour and our guide! Lots of great Impressionen, that werden will remember for a very long time! Thank you!!!

By: | posted Fri 22 Apr, 2022

5/5 stars

Lek was a really knowledgeable and friendly guide. The scenery was fantastic and we had a brilliant day!

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!

Vogel's pit viper