Thai National Parks

2.5-days wildlife tour in Khao Yai

Why?

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.

What?

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".

Itinerary

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.

Day 2

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.

Day 3

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.

How much?

Our tours are private trips, not joint tours, means no other people will join you. Our tours are all-inclusive except for the accommodation.

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 14800 THB
2 8100 THB
3 6700 THB
4 5800 THB
5 5200 THB
6 4700 THB
7 4400 THB
8 and up 4100 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.

About: Doi Inthanon National Park adventure tour (rainy season)

By: , Australia | posted Fri 6 Oct, 2017

We loved the trip. Even with bad weather we had a lot of fun being able to trek through the jungle and see cool sights.

Chai was a great guide and super knowledgeable and Joe looked after our friend when she was unable to come trekking.

About: Kui Buri overnight elephant tour

By: , Germany | posted Fri 6 Oct, 2017

Our trip to Kui Buri National Park was absolutely fantastic. We stayed at bungalows, which are situated very close to the National Park. The bungalows are very nice, and in the morning from our balcony we saw no less than eight (!) hornbills! Bill served us a very large and very good breakfast with rice and eggs and pineapple and toast and sweets and freshly ground coffee in front of the bungalow on the balcony, incredible. Bill is a pineapple farmer, and he was also our guide, the best guide ever! Thank you very much for everything! During the tour we saw around 40 (!) elephants and a large, large herd of gaurs! A real adventure! The next day, we met very early in the morning. We saw many coloured birds, many large hornbills, one elephant (to say goodbye ...), and even a viper! Thank you so much! We recommend this trip to Kui Buri National Park! Stay with Bill, if possible!

Tour operator's response

Dear Heidi,

Wow, that's quite a number of animals!

We will pass your comments to our guide Bill, I am sure he will be very happy to hear that.

Thanks for your time and for booking with us.

About: Erawan Waterfall tour from Bangkok

By: , Singapore | posted Tue 3 Oct, 2017

Ms Oi was the best tour guide we could ever ask for!

Tour operator's response

Thank you for your feedback, much appreciated!

About: 1-day wildlife tour in Khao Yai (Group tour)

By: , Spain | posted Mon 2 Oct, 2017

We loved the jungle tour! Our guide was excellent and very patient with us. We saw a great deal of animals thanks to him. We had a great time. Thank you!

Tour operator's response

Thanks Cristina!

Glad to hear you had a great time.

About: 1-day wildlife tour with night safari in Khao Yai

By: , Austria | posted Sun 1 Oct, 2017

We had a great day with our tourguide "apple". He was always looking for us, in close contact with everybody of us and always caring about our well-being.

Moreover, we had much fun with him.

The tour itself was a bit damaged by the ongoing rain, but nevertheless, we had a good day and really appreciated "appleĀ“s" presence.

We can really recommend a guided tour in this national park!

Bettina, Rosalin, Simon, Reinhard

Tour operator's response

Thanks Bettina!

About: 2-days wildlife tour in Khao Yai (Group tour)

By: , China | posted Fri 29 Sep, 2017

Jay is very nice and professional .We really enjoyed the jungle tour .Jay has an eagle eye which can see the small or remote animals. And he has a very cool pickup truck which has a 360 vision .He also has a wide knowledge about the jungle .He can tell us almost everything about the jungle.What a very nice experience and beautiful park.

Tour operator's response

Dear Wang,

Thank you for your review!

Always good to hear when the guests have enjoyed the trip ;-)

About: 1-day wildlife tour in Khao Yai

By: , Spain | posted Tue 26 Sep, 2017

The trip in kao yai with Jay was great

About: 1-day wildlife tour with night safari in Khao Yai

By: , United Kingdom | posted Mon 25 Sep, 2017

Tata was excellent.

Very passionate and knowledgable (both plants and animals) and speaks good English. The private tour (whilst more expensive) was defiantly worth it.

We were very fourtunate and saw some great wildlife - Jungle Cat, Elephant, Great Hornbill, Scorpion, Monitor Lizard, Gibbon...lots of highlights!

Tour operator's response

Thanks William for your comments. Sounds like you had quite a bit of luck indeed!

And that for only one day.

It got me excited to read 'Jungle Cat' but even though it is indeed a cat living in the jungle, I just confirmed with Tata that the actual species you got to see was a Leopard Cat. Which is certainly exciting as well, seeing any cat species in Thailand requires a lot of luck. Though due to the rarity of the Jungle Cat in Thailand, that would have even been more amazing.

Actually Leopard Cats are inhabiting more proper 'jungle' areas like the evergreen forests in Khao Yai, than the actual Jungle Cat which to my knowledge prefers dry deciduous forest and open grass plains. The Jungle Cat had not been seen in Thailand, even not on camera traps for quite some years until recently when it was captured on camera trap in the North of Thailand. It seems that species has been extirpated in much of its range in Thailand. Such a shame. Several of the 9 cat species in Thailand are not doing too well. Habitat destruction and poaching have taken their toll :( .

The Leopard Cat is still found in many parks in Thailand, though being primarily nocturnal (your sighting is even more special as it was in daylight, in the morning) it is certainly not commonly encountered. Night activities are very restricted, in most areas not possible at all, so that strongly reduces the chance of a sighting.

So congratulations with this sighting!

Thank you for booking with us!

About: 1-day wildlife tour with night safari in Khao Yai

By: , United Kingdom | posted Mon 25 Sep, 2017

Very much enjoyed the day in the park

Lovely to see animals in their natural habitat

We saw different birds, macac monkeys and gibbons playing above our heads

No elephants anywhere. Not even heard in the distance.

Our guide was very good very informative and made our day very enjoyable

A little disappointed in the evening tour as only saw deer in the park

Very please we just didn't bring raincoats but coats with hoods as it was cold and a little rainy this time of the year!!!

Overall very enjoyable

Kind regards

Gillian and Howard Lewis

Tour operator's response

Thanks Gillian and Howard for your review.

A shame the weather was not at your side.

For that reason we always recommend rain poncho and sweater. It often surprises people that it can get chilly in Thailand. The forest mountains are cooler, and even more so when sitting in the back of a driving vehicle in evening hours.

IN the wet season it varies a lot though. But better to be prepared than cold and/ or wet ;-)

A shame the elephants did not show up. That's why in the emails we always recommend Kui Buri if elephants are the main target. Even though not uncommon in Khao Yai, it still requires quite a bit of luck, even more so if only visiting for one day.

Thank you for joining us!

About: 3-days wildlife tour in Khao Yai

By: , Israel | posted Wed 20 Sep, 2017

Our guide in the first day was khan and in the second and third day was tata.

We had a perfect time in the national park.

A big part of it thanks to our guides. They were just fantastic. Showed a lot of knowledge in many different subjects. Were very flexable and kind. Very happy with an amazing attitude .

Also the park is pretty impressive.

The hotel we stayed was beautiful with great breakfast.

Thank you so much!

Tour operator's response

Dear Rotem,

We are glad to hear you enjoyed your trip with our guides.

Thank you for booking with us!

Hope to see you again ;-)

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
  • Towel
  • Swimming clothing
  • Flashlight
  • Insect repellent
  • Sunblock lotion