2-days wildlife tour in Khao Yai
With a 2-day hiking in 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!
2-day 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 scenary of the park.
Our trips starts and ends daily at your hotel or other pick-up or return location we agreed on.
The itinerary below is only an example. The program may change depending on your interests or how much time spend on different locations.
Day 1 - From 8 - 8:30 a.m. till about 8 - 9 p.m.
The first day tour start with a slow driving among the main road into the park for wildlife observation, than hiking in the jungle.
After the lunch break we will visit Haew Nerok which is the highest and most impressive waterfall of the park and also visit saltlicks and other areas where wild elephants tends to visit.
After the dinner tour continues with an exciting night safari using spotlights to spot nocturnal wildlife.
Day 2 - From 8 - 8:30 a.m. till about 5 - 6 p.m.
We 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 the afternoon the tour will end depending on choise of a daytime safari among the roads for search of elephants or visiting the bat caves outside the park boundries. After end of the tour you'll be returned to your hotel.
Where & when?
The tour starts from Pak Chong 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. Our tours are operated all year round.
We can also arranga pick up from Bangkok. It takes 2.5 hours, it costs 2200 THB one way and 3200 THB for a round trip within same day.
The 2-day tours are lead by private guides, means no other people will join you.
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||3,300 THB|
Tour rates include:
- Entrance fees (400 THB per person & day)
- English speaking guide
- Transportation from/to hotel or other meeting point
- All meals
- Snacks & fruit
- Drinking water
- Leech protection socks
Reviews from our guests
We appreciate your feedback after the tour when booking with us.
By: Marielle Verhees, Netherlands | posted Thu 10 Jan, 2019
We had 2 wonderful days with our guide Tata on our 2 days Khao Yai with night safari. We saw beautiful animals. Some elephants, black and white gibbons, hornbills and lots of other birds. Tata was very good in bird spotting, which my husband loves. He was familiar with a lot of birds. Including a 2 hour walk in the jungle, that was great. Night safari was a little short 30 minutes, saw an owl an elephant and porcupines. Transfer from am to Bangkok well organized. I would recommend this tour and our guide very much!!
By: Lars Funk, Germany | posted Mon 31 Dec, 2018
Our guide, knew a lot about the nature and showed/explained us a lot if things, but there were a few things we didn't like. The one thing is the long breaks, there is a lot time wasted. Also we weren't asked about what we wanted to do. And the most important thing was, the pickup time at the second day was 1 h later than written on the internet site. So we thought instead of this, our tour lasts longer, but we sropped with the tour 1,5h earlier so we missed 2,5h in total! That's why we didn't see elephants and we didn't go to the bat caves...
Tour operator's response
We are sorry to hear about your experience. It came as quite a surprise especially since we received a positive 5-star review by Cloudy with whom you shared this tour.
Maybe the fact this was a shared tour requested initially by Cloudy added to some of the points you mentioned in your feedback.
For example, normally on our private tours there is indeed room to make changes and discuss with the guide to adapt the itinerary whenever possible. But on a joint tour this becomes more complicated so generally the standard itinerary will be followed. Asking both parties what they wish to do and then potentially getting conflicting answers would become a complicated matter. So therefore the guide decides based on the standard itinerary to do what he or she thinks will be the best chance to see the most wildlife.
A shame to hear this did not work out to be what you were hoping for.
Also with the lunch breaks the guide tries to give all participants the time to relax a bit whilst having lunch.
However the starting/ finishing time on day 2, we will inspect to find out why the tour was started later and finished earlier. As indicated on the website starting time should be 8:00 - 8:30 and finishing time of day two around 17:00 - 18:00.
Thank you for sharing your feedback, we will get into this and hope we can improve our service wherever possible.
By: Cloudy, Singapore | posted Sun 30 Dec, 2018
The entire experience was awesome and more than what we could ask for. Jum is an excellent guide, knowledgeable and patient with our questions. Her infectious spirit and love for the nature and wildlife rub on all of us. Knowing that we really wanted to catch sight of the wild elephants, she went with us on a wild elephant chase for both days. Though we were unsuccessful eventually, her disappointment were no less than ours. The trek through the trails were made more insightful with her quick wit and sharing of knowledge, and her skill in spotting and identifying the animals were awesome. Will definitely return again for a longer trip! Thank you!!!
By: Marjorie Zantingh, Netherlands | posted Wed 19 Dec, 2018
Excellent knowledgeable guides on 2 private tours. Amazing how quick they are in spotting (by sound or view) wildlife and setting up scopes for us to see close up. They also know a lot to explain about local tradition about using plants for medicines, they let us smell, taste and guess first, we realized there was a lot for us to learn. So if you show interest, there is a lot they can tell you. Ride in the open truck was not as scary as it looks, the drivers really keep the guests in mind in speed and drive style. Compared to past experiences, these were the best ever!
By: Karolina, Poland | posted Mon 3 Dec, 2018
I totally recommend this tour!
Our guide (Lek) was excellent and showed us a lot of animals. On the first day we saw a family of elephants and we would have no chances of doing it without our guide. On the second day we were so close to elephants we could hear them but unfortunately they run the other way. We saw monkeys, gibbons, deers, porcupines, hornbills, eagles, water dragons and water monitors, a snake, lizards, spiders and some interesting insects. The variety of trees and plants is even hard to describe.
The night safari was also fun, although for the first 30 minutes we have not seen a single animal. The trip to the bat cave was also great!
There are a lot of tour options there but you should look for a real guide and not just a driver who will transport you from one parking to another. Also a small, quite private tour was a great advantage. This tour is a great option especially if it is your first time in the jungle.
By: Pete Burtonshaw, United Kingdom | posted Tue 20 Nov, 2018
I was in two minds how to rate this trip. Overall I enjoyed the experience and was lucky enough to see some interesting sights and flora/fauna but it wasn't quite as insightful as I expected given the price. My guide on the first day was quite engaging and good at spotting things but I felt he could have provided a bit more background and information. I had a different guide on the second day and she was much more informative. One tip would be to talk to the guide at the start of the day about what you want to get from it...how much walking, spotting animals vs waterfalls/views....
By: Udo Englisch, Germany | posted Sat 10 Nov, 2018
We had 2 wonderful days in the National Park. Our Guide "Jum" was really nice and gave us a lot of information about the park and its wildlife. She has such a good sense of the wildlife and showed us things we would have never noticed without her. She took her time to explain us everything in detail and to answer all questions.
By: Sebastian Poppitz, Germany | posted Sun 4 Nov, 2018
Very kind Guide, lots of Wildlife and overall a fun trip I can really recommend to anyone. :)
By: Hugo Rueda Balbuena, Spain | posted Sun 4 Nov, 2018
Very good experience, for sure i will recommend it. Our guide was extraordinary
By: Raz, Israel | posted Tue 18 Sep, 2018
These were great 1.5 days we’ve seen and experienced a real wild nature and it was perfectly tailored to our own needs. Our guide Jay was kind flexible and professional. I wish we could see some elephants but I guess it requires better timing and some luck. I recommend this trip to anyone who considers visiting this national park.
Tour details in short:
- Duration: 2 day(s)
- Type: Private tour
- Price: 3,300 - 11,700 THB
- Group size: 1 or more people
- Grade: Easy to moderate
- Transport: Safari vehicle
- Start: 8 - 8:30 a.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
- Insect repellent
- Sunblock lotion
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