Thai National Parks

Khao Yai National Park

Private Tour | 2-days wildlife tour in Khao Yai


With a 2-day hiking in the jungle you'll see some of Khao Yai's highlights and very likely some exciting species like gibbons, macaques, hornbills, deers and with a bit luck maybe even elephants!


The 2-days tour in Khao Yai includes hiking in the jungle, daytime safari drives, a night safari drive and visiting some major highlights of the park like waterfalls and viewpoints. The jungle hiking will mainly focus on seeing as much of wildlife as possible but also include visiting some beautiful scenery of the park.


Our trips start and end daily at your hotel or other locations we agreed on.

The itinerary below is only an example. The program may change depending on your interests or how much time you spend on different locations.

Day 1 - From 8 - 8:30 am till about 8 - 9 pm

The first day tour starts with a slow drive along the main road into the park for wildlife observation, then hiking in the jungle.

After the lunch break we will visit Haew Narok which is the highest and most impressive waterfall of the park and also visit saltlicks and other areas where wild elephants tend to visit.

After the dinner tour continues with an exciting night safari using spotlights to spot nocturnal wildlife.

Day 2 - From 8 - 8:30 am till about 5 - 6 pm

We will spend the morning hiking in the jungle to find more interesting animals.

After the lunch break we will visit the other two important highlights of the park; Haew Suwat waterfall known from Leonardio Di Caprio's "The Beach" movie and a viewpoint with a great view over Khao Yai's jungle.

Later on in the afternoon the tour will end depending on the choice of a daytime safari along the roads for search of elephants or visiting the bat caves outside the park boundaries.

After the end of the tour you'll be returned to your hotel.

Wild elephants on grasslands
Wreathed hornbill

Where & when?

The tour starts from Pak Chong area which is 2.5 hours away from Bangkok, easy to reach by bus, shuttle minivan.

Private transfers by taxi or minivan can be arranged on request. We can also arrange pick up from Bangkok. It takes 2.5 hours, it costs 2,200 Baht one way.

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: 2 day(s)
  • Type: Private tour
  • Price: 3,300 - 11,700 Baht
  • Group size: 1 or more people
  • Grade: Easy to moderate
  • Transport: Safari vehicle
  • Start: 8 - 8:30 am (day 1)
  • End: 5 - 6 pm (day 2)

What to bring:

  • Long trousers
  • Rain clothing
  • Sweater or light jacket
  • Hiking or sport shoes
  • Towel
  • 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 11,700 THB
2 6,400 THB
3 5,100 THB
4 4,500 THB
5 4,100 THB
6 3,800 THB
7 3,500 THB
8 and up 3,300 THB

Tour rates include:

  • Entrance fees
  • English speaking guide
  • Transportation from/to hotel or other meeting point
  • All meals
  • Snacks & fruit
  • Drinking water
  • Leech protection socks

Reviews from our guests

Rated 4.81/5 based on 124 customer reviews

By: | posted Sun 25 Feb, 2024

5/5 stars

Well organised private Trip into Thailands wildersness with a lot of wild animals.

By: | posted Sun 18 Feb, 2024

5/5 stars

We enjoyed an excellent two-day, private tour, with our guide, Alex, who was not only an excellent wildlife and bird spotter, but also an excellent driver. We especially appreciated that he never rushed any of our wildlife observations; thereby allowing us to observe their behaviors, including (to name a few) those of an Asian elephant, white-handed gibbons, Great Hornbills, an Oriental whip snake, buffy fish owls, and red-headed trogons. In contrast, our night tour with a park ranger, was a disappointment. Lastly only thirty minutes, they drove far too quickly for us to really appreciate the few sightings of sambar and barking deer. We were fortunate, at the end of the night tour, when we met back up with Alex, that we saw two guars. We would rate our time with Alex as a 5 and our time with the park ranger as a 2.

By: | posted Sat 10 Feb, 2024

5/5 stars

Our tour guide M was very professional, fun and knowledgeable about all species of animals in the national park. He tailored the tour to our preference so that we were able to spend more time in the jungle searching for the animals we wanted to see, and knows exactly where to look for them. It took us some effort to find the white-handed gibbons but nonetheless we were able to see them in the jungle, thanks to M.

Can’t recommend the tour, and tour guide M more!

By: | posted Fri 2 Feb, 2024

5/5 stars

We enjoyed the tour. Thank you

By: | posted Sun 28 Jan, 2024

4/5 stars

We enjoyed the tour and everything worked well, our guide Alex was great.

It would be great, if all plastic (e. g. straws and take away containers) would be banned from the National Parks.

By: | posted Tue 9 Jan, 2024

5/5 stars

The tour was lovely! Our tour guide, M, was amazing. He was very knowledgeable and considerate. He loves the animals and is excited to find them. He made it a great tour for our family.

By: | posted Mon 8 Jan, 2024

5/5 stars

We (family with 4 young children) had a fantastic time on this 2-day tour. Our guide ("M") was very knowledgeable, flexible, and friendly. We got very lucky and saw just about all the major animals in the park, including elephants several times, gaur, gibbons, a couple different types of hornbill and countless other beautiful birds and critters. The night safari was also very lucky for us and we saw a civet cat, jackals, a Malayan bear, porcupines, and plenty of deer. Even though wildlife viewing will vary, I would recommend this tour 100%.

By: | posted Fri 29 Dec, 2023

5/5 stars

We did a two-day Khao Yai tour with our two young children (1 & 3 years old) and it was amazing! We had a very kind and professional guide. Unfortunately we did not see any elephants, but the rest if the animals really made up for that. The night safari is also very recommended, with many porcupines and other nocturnal animals to be spotted. Overall very well organised, 5 stars!

By: | posted Thu 28 Dec, 2023

5/5 stars

We had an amazing 2 day wildlife trip. Our guide Tata and his niece Joanne were very kind, enthusiastic and did everything they could to increase our chances of seeing as much wildlife as possible.

Our guide Tata was really passionated about the wildlife. When we spotted the elephants, gibbons and hornbill, he was just as excited as we were. He also could imitate some of the birds. All in all, we had a lovely trip!

By: | posted Fri 8 Dec, 2023

5/5 stars

We booked a two day private tour with night tour and I cannot recommend it enough. We had a private guide and could go where we wanted without waiting for a crowded truck and big group. Our guide June (not sure of spelling, sorry!) was AMAZING!! She was friendly, committed, and offered so much information about wildlife, local history, etc. She could quickly spot animals in the thick bush, including at night. We saw around 22 wild elephants right in front of us, including many babies, and countless gibbons and their babies, both black and white -as well as pretty much everything else on the park list. Highly recommend the night tour, we saw porcupines, jackals, birds, elephants, owls. And even when you don't see wildlife, there are hikes, mountains and views -and the food was delicious. On a side note, we stayed at the Muthi Maya and it was a wonderful serene oasis.