2.5-days wildlife tour in Khao Yai
Our 2.5-day Khao Yai tour is perfect if you wish to start your adventure on a afternoon on first day of your arrival. It includes all general activities, visiting the major highlights and with a bit luck we may encounter wild elephants and/or other exciting animals.
The tour will start around 3:30pm on first day and comtinue 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 starts and ends 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 p.m.
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 than move to a cave where millions of bats will stream out to start their daily hunt for food at the sunset.
We will start with a slow drive through the national park on search for gibbons and other animals followed by a hiking 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. On 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.
The last day will start with hiking in the jungle until lunch. On the afternoon we'll visit Haew Suwat Waterfall known from Leonardio Di Caprio's "The Beach" movie and possibly visiting a viewpoint with a wide vista over the jungle. Late on the afternoon we will do a final daytime safari in search for wild elephants and other wildlife. You'll be returned to your hotel around dinner time.
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. Taxi transfer from Bangkok takes 2.5 hours, it costs 2200 THB one way and 3200 THB for a round trip within same day. Our tours are operated all year round.
Our tours are private trips, not joint tours, means no other people will join you. Our tours are all-inclusive except for the accommodation.
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
- Family Resort 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||4,100 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: JOCELYN PEREZ LAZO, United Kingdom | posted Thu 2 May, 2019
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.
By: JULIE Penny, United Kingdom | posted Thu 7 Feb, 2019
Our guide, Tata, was excellent, spotting so much wildlife, particularly birds, that we would otherwise have missed, and finding a spot from which we sat and watched gibbons in the trees. This tour was one of the highlights of our tour of Thailand.
By: Freja Thye Clausen, Denmark | posted Thu 10 Jan, 2019
The best guide ever. We were so happy about him, and he made the trip funny and exciting!
By: Becky Bradford, United Kingdom | posted Wed 19 Dec, 2018
Fantastic guide, stunning park, amazing wildlife. We were lucky enough to see elephants, a family of gibbons, samba deer, barking deer, giant squirrels, porcupines, a palm civet, hornbills, banded and common kingfishers, a water Dragon, water monitors, clouds of butterflies and lots of incredible birds. Our ten year old nature mad son absolutely loved it - and so did we. A wonderful experience.
By: Jürgen Zizmann, Germany | posted Sun 22 Apr, 2018
very good trip with the Guides Wan and Dada in the forest,
very recommendable :-)
By: Audrius Balaisis, Lithuania | posted Fri 16 Mar, 2018
The trip was awesome! First, we had the best guide Ghaan. Her english was perfect, she was always on time, full of energy, well informed, helpful. She made sure that we had the best possible experience! Transport service and the driver were very good, as well as the food that we had. I was also positively impressed by the park itself. I have beet to a number of national parks in the US, India and China and Khao Yai is one of the best. I will certainly recommend the part and your firm to others. If you want more information about our experience, do not hesitate to ask :) Best regards! Audrius
By: Alex, Germany | posted Sun 11 Mar, 2018
We had the 2,5 days trip. It was very great! We haven seen a lot of wild animals and our guides told us many about the animals and the trees. It was fantastic!
By: Lauren Clark, United States | posted Tue 6 Feb, 2018
An excellent tour! We got to see a good variety of natural settings and animals, and the guides were friendly and knowledgeable.
By: Balazs Szabo, Hungary | posted Sat 27 Jan, 2018
We enjoyed every single minutes of this 2,5 days trip. We had a great guide Ghaan who is a wildlife expert and full of fun. I strongly recommend this tour for everybody.
Tour details in short:
- Duration: 2.5 days
- Type: Private tour
- Price: 4100 - 14800 THB per person
- Group size: 1 or more people
- Grade: Easy to moderate
- Transport: Safari vehicle
- Start: 3:30 p.m. (Day 1)
- End: 5 - 6 p.m. (Day 3)
What to bring:
- Long trousers
- Rain clothing
- Sweater or light jacket
- Hiking or sport shoes
- Swimming clothing
- Insect repellent
- Sunblock lotion
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