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 4.7/5 based on 32 customer reviews
About: 2-days wildlife tour in Khao Yai

By: , Netherlands | posted Thu 10 Jan, 2019

5/5 stars

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!!

About: 2-days wildlife tour in Khao Yai

By: , Germany | posted Mon 31 Dec, 2018

2/5 stars

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.

About: 2-days wildlife tour in Khao Yai

By: , Singapore | posted Sun 30 Dec, 2018

5/5 stars

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!!!

About: 2-days wildlife tour in Khao Yai

By: , Netherlands | posted Wed 19 Dec, 2018

5/5 stars

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!

About: 2-days wildlife tour in Khao Yai

By: , Poland | posted Mon 3 Dec, 2018

5/5 stars

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.

About: 2-days wildlife tour in Khao Yai

By: , United Kingdom | posted Tue 20 Nov, 2018

3/5 stars

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....

About: 2-days wildlife tour in Khao Yai

By: , Germany | posted Sat 10 Nov, 2018

5/5 stars

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.

About: 2-days wildlife tour in Khao Yai

By: , Germany | posted Sun 4 Nov, 2018

5/5 stars

Very kind Guide, lots of Wildlife and overall a fun trip I can really recommend to anyone. :)

About: 2-days wildlife tour in Khao Yai

By: , Spain | posted Sun 4 Nov, 2018

5/5 stars

Very good experience, for sure i will recommend it. Our guide was extraordinary

About: 2-days wildlife tour in Khao Yai

By: , Israel | posted Tue 18 Sep, 2018

5/5 stars

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
  • Towel
  • Flashlight
  • Insect repellent
  • Sunblock lotion