Thai National Parks

Khao Yai National Park

Private Tour | 2.5-days wildlife tour in Khao Yai


Our 2.5-day Khao Yai tour is perfect if you wish to start your adventure in the afternoon on the first day of your arrival. It includes all general activities, visiting the major highlights and with a bit of luck we may encounter wild elephants and/or other exciting animals.


The tour will start around 3:30 pm on the first day and continue in the wilderness from early morning until the evening on the second and third days.

Activities will include wildlife watching, hiking in the jungle, visiting the major waterfalls and viewpoints, swimming in a clear spring, daytime safari drives, a night safari drive and finally visiting Khao Yai's famous bat cave for watching "the river of bats".


Our trips start and end daily at your hotel or other pick-up or return location we agreed on.

Itineraries tends to get turned upside down, the following is just an example;

Day 1 - From 3:30 pm

The tour will start with two activities outside the national park's boundaries. The first stop will be a clear spring for a refreshing swim. We will then move to a cave where millions of bats will stream out to start their daily hunt for food at the sunset.

Day 2

We will start with a slow drive through the national park in search of gibbons and other animals followed by a hike through the jungle.

In the afternoon we will visit Haew Narok Waterfall which is Khao Yai's highest waterfall at the south end of the park. In the late afternoon we will continue exploring the park where elephants forage regularly.

After the dinner we will continue the tour with a night safari, by using spotlights we will search for nocturnal animals.

Day 3

The last day will start with hiking in the jungle until lunch. In the afternoon we'll visit Haew Suwat Waterfall known from Leonardio Di Caprio's "The Beach" movie and possibly visit a viewpoint with a wide vista over the jungle. Late in the afternoon we will do a final daytime safari in search of wild elephants and other wildlife.

You'll be returned to your hotel around dinner time.

Elephants on the road
Pit viper

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Pit viper
Pileated gibbon

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. Taxi transfer from Bangkok takes 2.5 hours, it costs 2,200 Baht one way.

Our tours are operated all year round.

Tour details in short:

  • Duration: 2.5 days
  • Type: Private tour
  • Price: 4,100 - 14,800 Baht per person
  • Group size: 1 or more people
  • Grade: Easy to moderate
  • Transport: Safari vehicle
  • Start: 3:30 pm (day 1)
  • End: 5 - 6 pm (day 3)

What to bring:

  • Long trousers
  • Rain clothing
  • Sweater or light jacket
  • Hiking or sport shoes
  • Towel
  • Swimming clothing
  • 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 14,800 THB
2 8,100 THB
3 6,700 THB
4 5,800 THB
5 5,200 THB
6 4,700 THB
7 4,400 THB
8 and up 4,100 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 5/5 based on 18 customer reviews

By: | posted Mon 21 Nov, 2022

5/5 stars

We had a great time at Khao Yai and were very happy having Lek as guide for most of the time as he did an extraordinary job giving us an insight into the beautiful nature of the park an its inhabitants.

Being very polite and competent he had an answer to almost every question and a lot of facts to tell regarding the surrounding area. He also spotted lots of animals for us and was willing to change the plan to our wishes. Due to the good exchange between the guides we were even able to see elephants on both days in the park.

One little thing that could be optimized from our perspective is the supply with food and drinks as there is a lot of waste generated. Instead of distributing cheap cookies and crackers in plastic wrapping it would be great to get some of the plenty fresh Thai fruits as also other tour companies do it. Also getting take-away dinner with lots of plastic on both evenings might not be the best solution for a company mainly working in a very sensitive environment that needs to be preserved and prevented from trash.

By: | posted Mon 27 Jun, 2022

5/5 stars

We had a great time and excellent guides. We saw alot of animals and birds. It was above our expectations.

By: | posted Tue 29 Mar, 2022

5/5 stars

I really enjoyed the tour! My Guide (Name TaTa) was the best Guide I've ever had! Unforgettable Moments in Khao Yai. Thank you very much!

By: | posted Mon 14 Feb, 2022

5/5 stars

We did a 2.5 day tour with the guide Tata. Tata is a super guide who made everything possible for us to see many animals. In the end it even worked out with the elephant. I can only recommend this tour.

By: | posted Mon 3 Aug, 2020

5/5 stars

Great, great "adventure" with Thai nature and Tata as a guide.

It's not a cheap thing, but we know we would regret if we would go to the jungle with no guide. Worth every penny.

Tata is experienced, kind and helpful guide. Told and show us a lot.

Highly recommended.

By: | posted Thu 2 Jan, 2020

5/5 stars

We had the best time in the jungle. Our guide, Beer og our driver, Boy gave us the grand tour with bats, elephants, gibbons, hornbill and snakes. Beer were very inspirational and knew a lot about the animals and where too find them.

It was bare fare the best tour we have ever had i Thailand?

By: | posted Thu 17 Oct, 2019

5/5 stars

Tata was a wonderful guide for our tour. We saw gibbons, scorpions, hornbills, bugs, and even elephants. We had a great time.

By: | posted Wed 14 Aug, 2019

5/5 stars

My family and I had a super awesome experience in Khao Yai, our guide Tata, was great, super friendly, accommodating and fun! Definitely 5 stars! Thanks Tata and Ton!

By: | posted Wed 10 Jul, 2019

5/5 stars

Wonderful intense 2.5 days with Bpoo and Tata. We saw everything from scorpions to elephants and enjoyed every minute.

Tata is a great guide who takes care even for other people met during these days. We liked him a lot! Not to forget his good sense of humor :)

Can definitely recommend this tour to everyone. We did it with two teenagers and they just thought it was fantastic. And so do we.

We also organized our onward trip to Sukhothai with Thai National Park and everything was just perfect.

Thank you!!!

By: | posted Thu 2 May, 2019

5/5 stars

I completely recommend this trip, our first day with Tuk was lovely. She is so happy and enthusiast. We went to a street market where I tried for first time insects, we bought cheap mangoes and other fruits. Then we went to see a giant Budha in a hill, omg that place was beautiful, and almost no one around so we took nice pictures. I cannot explain in words my happiness about the bats flying during the sunset, simply magical. The day ended with a beautiful sunset and a delicious dinner. The next 2 days in Khao Yai National park were incredible, and our guide was so expert in finding the animals. We were so lucky to see the whole family of elephants, including the babies, monkeys, birds, the civets, etc. I am simply thankful because it was an adventure I will never forget!. I am already thinking on taking more tours in other national parks in Thailand when I go back for second time.