Thai National Parks

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!

What?

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.

Itinerary

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.

How much?

The 2-day tours are lead by private guides, means no other people will join you.

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.

Expand to see the list of some popular hotels we pick up from

Group size 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 (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.

Rated 4.9/5 based on 17 customer reviews
About: 2-days wildlife tour in Khao Yai

By: , United Kingdom | posted Thu 8 Mar, 2018

5/5 stars

Really excellent two days with Tata. He was a brilliant guide and found thinks we would never have found on our own. One of the best guides I have had and very knowledgeable and friendly. Saw lots of wildlife in two days including both types of gibbon, elephants, 4 pit vipers, hornbills (pied and great). Serpent eagle. Indo Chinese water dragon, water monitor, samba deer and lots more.

Such a great few days. Will do it again next time.

About: 2-days wildlife tour in Khao Yai

By: , France | posted Sun 11 Feb, 2018

5/5 stars

We LOVED our 2 days trip and Ghaan is the best guide of the world! Thank you so much for those moments we spent together.

About: 2-days wildlife tour in Khao Yai

By: , Italy | posted Sat 20 Jan, 2018

4/5 stars

hallo, thanks for asking. the experience was very good. the two guys we had for guides in the two days (Jay and Tata) were brilliant and very friendly. The parc is amazing and we enjoyed our visit very much. We've also choosen one of the hostel you suggested (Hallo Hostel in Pak Chong) which was very good, but I think it's quite far away from the parc and my only suggestion is to suggest hostels or hotels closer to the parc. If you told ma that it was far and I didn't notice, I beg you pardon and make my excuses.

By the way, everything went well and we will recomand you to our friends.

thanks a lot

Alessandra

Tour operator's response

Dear Alessandra,

Great to hear you had a good experience with our guides.

We do not make any specific hotel recommendations because we have no personal experience with the hotels and we have no influence whatsoever on the quality. We simply provide a list of hotels from where we can pick up our guests. Every hotel might have its advantages and disadvantages and everybody has different preferences so we do not specifically recommend any hotel and let the guests decide by themselves what fits them best. To suit people on different budgets we have included Hello Hostel in Pak Chong town which is very cheap but indeed a longer drive. Most of the other options listed are much closer to the park, but there is no low-budget options near the park. It generally costs double or more.

Thanks for joining our tour!

About: 2-days wildlife tour in Khao Yai

By: | posted Tue 26 Dec, 2017

5/5 stars

Yes, we very much enjoyed our trip. We loved everything about it. Apply, our tour guide, was amazing!!!! He was extremely knowledgeable and very observant. He pointed out so many things we won't have seen by ourselves. We couldn't of asked for a better tour guide!

Tour operator's response

Glad to hear you had a great day with our guide Apple.

Thanks for booking with us.

About: 2-days wildlife tour in Khao Yai

By: , Germany | posted Tue 26 Dec, 2017

5/5 stars

Dear Ton, and dear Beer and driver,

it was a very nice trip! we saw many animals. big spiders, snakes, hornbill, gibbons, elephants ....

beer is a very good guide! his views are so greatfull! he saw every animal in the woods.

he speaks a good english and he has a good knowloedge about the wildlife!

absolutely beautiful!

if we stay in thailand again, we will book a tour with the quide beer!

but the hotel we have booked its a shame.

to far away. in the near location is nothing. the hotelrezeption doesnt speak english. no dinner. the taxi driver and the guide had to use gps and google maps to find it.

pleas take it out from your hotellist!

best greetings from sabrina and david!

Tour operator's response

Dear David,

Thank you for your nice review about the tour. Glad to hear our guide did a good job.

About your additional note about your hotel, Ruen Khao Yai. It has never been on the list we provide, so we won't have to remove it ;-)

Maybe the Agoda hotel booking website listed it for you whilst you were searching for a hotel.

We do not specifically recommend any hotels, because we have no influence on their quality. And everybody has different expectations. The listed hotels are simply hotels that are within the area from where we offer pick up service for the tour. Khao Yai is a huge park and there lots of hotel options that all say they are near the park, but they might not be anywhere near the park entrance, nor near any other interesting locations.

You are always welcome to return ;-)

About: 2-days wildlife tour in Khao Yai

By: , Australia | posted Sat 23 Dec, 2017

5/5 stars

We had a lovely 2 day stay at the National Park. Our guide was very good and it was worth the visit.

About: 2-days wildlife tour in Khao Yai

By: , United States | posted Sat 9 Dec, 2017

5/5 stars

Our tour guide was WONDERFUL. He was knowledgeable and accommodating! He kept it interesting and went out of his way to show us everything he could! It was an amazing experience! We enjoyed it soooo much! I could have gone back again and again with our guide - I was sad we only booked two days!

About: 2-days wildlife tour in Khao Yai

By: , France | posted Tue 21 Nov, 2017

5/5 stars

best place in Thailand ! we saw lots of animals, and our guide tata was great and professional. the only negative point was the fact that personal cars / vehicles shouldn't be allowed in the park, because people drive like crazy and they could hurt animals...

Tour operator's response

Thanks Jill for your kind review about our tour!

And about your other note.

We also hope that the park authorities will start enforcing the rules. Speeding is a major problem in Khao Yai because the road is of good quality. A bumbpy road with potholes would be much better ;-) . Lots of wildlife gets killed by speeding cars. Every now and then it reaches the news, but no proper measures are taken.

Though actually we think it requires a change of the rules, because the current max speed is 60 km/h which is too fast for a park like this. 40km/h like in e.g. Kaeng Krachan national park should be the max limit.

But of course that will only work if the perpetrators are fined accordingly. And that should include the park staff themselves who are often the worst violators. (but that is also the reason why nothing will happen :( )

Instead, tour businesses have been fined for stopping on the road when watching for wildlife... the world upside down.

In a sense it is good to see that so many locals are visiting and enjoying the parks, but some education is needed to make people understand that visiting a park means entering the home of the animals and therefore people should respect the animals and the rules to prevent accidents from happening. Let's hope this will change in the future.

Thanks for sharing!

About: 2-days wildlife tour in Khao Yai

By: , France | posted Fri 17 Nov, 2017

5/5 stars

We had 2 great days. The park is beautiful and our guide Tata was great. Without him we would not have been able to enjoy and see all the animals he made us discover. by his action, we had the chance and happiness to see a group of about twenty elephants. It was fantastic.

I put the video that I could make elephants on my facebook and more than 200 people loved and asked where and a lot of information.

Our only criticism concerns the vehicles of the park for the safari of night which are not sufficiently well equipped in projector.

We keep a wonderfull memory of the park and guideTata

Tour operator's response

Dear Michel,

Thanks for your kind review.

Glad to hear you had a great time.

The night safari has often been a reason of debate within our organization. It is the only part of the tour for which the quality is not in our hands because we are not allowed to operate this by ourselves.

We have to rent the park rangers as driver and assistant for this. And sadly they are often not as skilled and willing to properly conduct the safari. Our guide can only join and help with explanation but we have no influence on the route and driving speed or the vehicle/ equipment quality.

You may wonder why we anyhow have decided to keep this activity in our itineraries. The reason is simply because even on nights that we were not happy with the service delivered we have been able to see interesting nocturnal wildlife which is impossible to see in daytime. Of course it is nature, so just like in daytime, it also depends on luck in the evening to get interesting sightings, but we believe it is still worth the try.

We wish we could operate this by ourselves and do it all properly in same line as the rest of our tour, but sadly park regulations are against us.

But thanks for sharing your criticism. Who knows we will decide otherwise on continuing offering night safaris in the future.

About: 2-days wildlife tour in Khao Yai

By: , United Kingdom | posted Thu 19 Oct, 2017

5/5 stars

We enjoyed an excellent two day private tour with Thai National Parks in Khao Yai. Sadly, we didn't see any elephants this time, but visited two impressive waterfalls, as well spotting gibbons, deer, forest lizards, hornbills, snakes, a crocodile and more! Our guide was professional and knowledgeable - highly recommended.

Tour operator's response

Thanks Edward!

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
  • Towel
  • Flashlight
  • Insect repellent
  • Sunblock lotion