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 61 USD
- atta Lakeside Resort Suite | Khao Yai, from 131 USD
- Botanica Khao Yai Resort | Khao Yai, from 134 USD
- Lala Mukha Tented Resort Khao Yai | Khao Yai, from 114 USD
- Kirimaya Golf Resort & Spa | Khao Yai, from 130 USD
- Baan Kinlom Chom Daw Khao Yai | Khao Yai, from 107 USD
- Muthi Maya Forest Pool Villa Resort | Khao Yai, from 262 USD
- Hello Hostel Pakchong | Khao Yai, from 9 USD
- Baan Saranya | Khao Yai, from 43 USD
- Apple Camp Khao Yai Resort | Khao Yai, from 50 USD
- The Frog Khao Yai Resort | Khao Yai, from 56 USD
- Golden Mountain Khao Yai | Khao Yai, from 67 USD
- Phuwanalee Resort | Khao Yai, from 68 USD
- Prairie Hills Resort | Khao Yai, from 78 USD
- Belle Villa Resort Khao Yai | Khao Yai, from 80 USD
- Greenery Resort - Khao Yai | Khao Yai, from 85 USD
- Palio Inn | Khao Yai, from 88 USD
- Romantic Resort & Spa | Khao Yai, from 94 USD
- Mandarin Khao Yai Hotel | Khao Yai, from 94 USD
- Balios Resort Khaoyai | Khao Yai, from 107 USD
- In Khao Yai Resort | Khao Yai, from 163 USD
- Thames Valley Khao Yai Hotel | Khao Yai, from 374 USD
|Group size||Rate per person|
|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.
By: Travis Paul, United States | posted Thu 14 Dec, 2017
Our tour guide was amazing. I have no idea how he was able to spot some of the animals hiding in the thick canopy, without him we would have seen very little wildlife. We also knew there was a chance we might not see elephants but our guide was determined to try and find them for us (coordinating with other tour guides and park officials to see if there were any sightings) and at the very end of our trip we finally got to see them! Overall we had a great time and thoroughly enjoyed our day.
Tour operator's response
Glad to hear you were lucky on your day trip!
By: Evelyn Ee, Singapore | posted Mon 11 Dec, 2017
Our family enjoyed the trip very much. The ranger, Kan is very caring and sensitive. She took great care of my kids and mum. She is also very sensitive to the surroundings and always ready to search for wild animals without compromising our safety!
Tour operator's response
Thanks Evelyn for your nice review!
We will thank our guide Kan for her good work.
I tiny correction, our guides are not park rangers ;-)
By: Sylvia Knoss, Germany | posted Mon 11 Dec, 2017
We are Expats in Bangkok. It was the best what could happen to us going to Khao Yai National Park. We enjoyed our trip and Safari very much. And Tata and his Cousin Jay are outstanding guides. We have seen so much wildlife and everything was well explained. Tatas English language skills are outstanding (he also speaks some German). He was extremly Patience with us and our two Girls (9 and 13 years old). We highly recommend them and a trip to Khao Yai National Park.
Tour operator's response
Thanks Sylvia for the kind words!
By: Tracy Duplantier, United States | posted Sat 9 Dec, 2017
Our tour guide was WONDERFUL. He was knowledgeable and accommodating! He kept it interesting and went out of his way to show us everything he could! It was an amazing experience! We enjoyed it soooo much! I could have gone back again and again with our guide - I was sad we only booked two days!
By: Mieo Teng Tan, Singapore | posted Wed 6 Dec, 2017
The trip went smoothly, the guide Lek was early, and managed to point out several animals for us which we would have missed. The ride was smooth-sailing as well,excellent driving skills. We finished the treks earlier than expected and the guide brought us to the top of the mountain and an elephant home.
By: Robert Seidemann, Germany | posted Mon 4 Dec, 2017
a perfect trip !
By: Merilyn Huay Sian Lim, Singapore | posted Fri 1 Dec, 2017
We had a great time! Our guide, Dui, was thoughtful and knowledgeable.
By: Nicole and Caitlin, New Zealand | posted Tue 28 Nov, 2017
Our guide Ton arranged our 1.5 day tour in Khao Yai National Park. She arranged a transfer from our hotel in Bangkok, and the vehicle and the driver were excellent on both trips to and from Bangkok, would highly recommend. We really appreciated being looked after, the water to drink on board and the quality of the vehicles and driver.
Ton collected us the first evening and took us swimming at a local water hole with clean clear water. We had a great evening seeing bats, a budha cave and a couple of snakes.
The next day we spent the day on the back of a truck for better viewing in the park. It was casual and fun. What Ton has, that every wildlife guide needs is the ability to see wildlife - this is a skill and we got to benefit from it. We saw an elephant from a distance, we saw a crocodile, monkeys, and had a great day rushing around in the grass looking for the elephant. We had a local lunch, which I enjoyed - as this seemed a little more real than some of the other tourist spots for lunch.
I would like to say thank you to Ton and her drivers - we thoroughly enjoyed the days with her and would recommend her without hesitation.
By: Clara, Singapore | posted Mon 27 Nov, 2017
Tata was one of the best guide we could ever asked for! We were really impressed with his service provided, to his extensive knowledge of the park and wildlife, as well as his photography skills where he captured many beautiful and national geographic like shots for us! Throughout the day, Tata really did his best in listening for and pointing out wildlife, while also introducing and explaining the fauna in the park. However, we understand that the park may be overcrowded on a Saturday, hence we did not see as much wildlife as expected. Nonetheless, We look forward in joining Thai National Park tours again! :)
Tour operator's response
Thank you for you praise for our guide. Good to hear you enjoyed his guidance.
You are always welcome to return ;-)
By: Robert Bjurshagen, Sweden | posted Fri 24 Nov, 2017
The visit to Kao Yai was very good, filled with emotions. I came to see wild elefants and that I got, 15 of them, 5 cubs. Although the interaction from other humans was at times devastating it was well worth the trip.
Our Guide "Beer" was very knowledgeable and had a keen eye, together with the driver "Nat" they spotted several animals for us. Top grade on this.
P.S. Beer was supposed to send me some photos of the elefant encounter. If possible, I would greatly appreciate it. (r****en.se) Kap kun kap!
Tour operator's response
Glad to hear our guide did his best to show you the wildlife. Even lucky to see elephants!
I will ask Beer to sent some pics. I guess it is our fault he has not sent any yet, as he has been in the jungle pretty much every day after your trip ;-)
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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