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 4.77/5 based on 86 customer reviews

By: | posted Sun 2 Oct, 2022

4/5 stars

First, the park reminded me of the US National Park. This made it feel like home. While there is a lot more going on, plants, animals, reptiles, & insects, I would have appreciated more designated and maintained trails to take thru forest, finding points of interest, animal watching, etc. Honestly, I thought it was going to be more hiking on trails vs being trucked from one end of the park to the other looking for wildlife. The zigzag muddy and slippery trail we took with the guide seemed spontaneous and winging it. I’m sure with her experience, she knew where to go. I feel for the money spent, more historical data, trivial knowledge could have been imparted. The restaurant we visited was excellent. The coffee shop was excellent. I am sure the rainy weather inhibited many animal spotting opportunities.

By: | posted Fri 30 Sep, 2022

5/5 stars

Wonderfull tour. We loved to see the big as well as the small creatures in the park. Tata our guide realy loves and know the nature around, and inspired us with his knowledge.

Highly recomended

By: | posted Sat 27 Aug, 2022

5/5 stars

Everything was perfect. In particular our guide was excellent with a lot of knowledge. Without her it would have been impossible to find so much wildlife. :-) Thanks again!

By: | posted Fri 1 Jul, 2022

5/5 stars

These were without doubt two of the greatest days if our lives! We had two amazing guides, Tata and Leg, who showed us around the most beautiful places, both by car and on foot. We were very lucky to see a lot of different species, and Tata's knowledge about them was huge. Really can't recommend them enough.... If you're into wildlife and nature, this is a must do! Thanks again!

By: | posted Sun 19 Jun, 2022

4/5 stars

Our guide, Tata, is patience & very experienced. We enjoyed our 2 days trip with him.

Thank you Tata!

By: | posted Sat 18 Jun, 2022

5/5 stars

Two absolutely fabulous guides, knowledgeable, attentive and wonderful human beings.

By: | posted Thu 16 Jun, 2022

5/5 stars

Our guide Tata is likely the best we ever had. Kind, courteous and extremely knowledgeable He has an excellent understanding of conservation and he shares his love of the nature with us. Hope to come back to visit this amazing place with Tata again.

By: | posted Mon 25 Apr, 2022

5/5 stars

Our tour guide for our two days in Khao Yai was Tata. We had an absolutely wonderful time, thanks both to the park’s natural beauty and our guide’s friendly, observant and informative nature.

He constantly did his best to show us everything he could during our time in the park, while giving us space and freedom to go at the pace we preferred. And we were lucky enough to see a family of elephants at the end of the first day!

An extremely memorable experience of a beautiful place. Thanks Tata!

By: | posted Thu 14 Apr, 2022

5/5 stars

Tata is one of the best guides we've had in over 20 years of travelling in Asia.

We spent two days with Tata while exploring Khao Yai National Park, where we searched for elephants, gibbons and other natural wonders.

Aside from having excellent knowledge of the park's wildlife – the best places to see it – Tata speaks incredibly relaxed and fluid English, and has a great sense of humour that makes him fun to be with.

Tata is clearly passionate about Khao Yai and the animals that live there, and is also a great photographer who can give you advice on how to take the best shots.

Khao Yai is an exciting place to visit. But with Tata as your guide, you'll have a fun and unforgettable experience.

By: | posted Sun 27 Mar, 2022

5/5 stars

Khao Yai is beautiful and well worth a visit. We were lucky to spot an elephant, a huge python, lots of monkeys including black and white gibbons, lots of deer, the giant hornbill, and many other smaller birds and animals. Our guide Lek was great at spotting animals well before we did and happy to change our route when there were too many leeches on the one we initially planned. I can definitely recommend this tour!