Thai National Parks

Khao Yai National Park

Private Tour | Birdwatching tours in Khao Yai


Home to several hundred different types of bird species, Khao Yai National Park is no doubt among one of the best destinations in Thailand for birding trips. Few of exciting birds seen in the park are oriental pied-, great-, brown- and wreathed hornbills, ground dwelling birds like silver pheasant and Siamese fireback, red-headed and orange breasted trogons, several pitta, barbet, owl, broadbill species and many many more.

Our itineraries are suitable for first-timers as well as for experienced birders targeting specific birds. During our birding trips there are great possibilities to see other exciting animals.


Our birdwatching tours in Khao Yai are private tours with flexible itineraries accompanied by professional birding guides. We will discuss in advance about what you are after and decide the destinations accordingly. If you don't require anything specific, we'll come up with suggestions.

Wreathed hornbill
Orange-headed thrush
Green-eared barbet

Where & When?

Khao Yai National Park lies just 2.5 - 3 hours from Bangkok, accessible through various public transformation services but also by private transfers on request. A taxi trip from Bangkok takes 2.5 hours, it costs 2,200 Baht one way or 3,200 Baht for a round trip within the same day.

Our birding adventure starts from the Pak Chong area. The park is open all year round and tours are available throughout the year. Birding possibilities are always good with every season offering different advantages, but the winter season November to February is generally the best time for birdwatching. Hornbills are known to be nesting from January until May.

Tour details in short:

  • Type: Private tour
  • Price: 2,000 - 7,200 Baht per person
  • Group size: 1 or more people
  • Grade: Moderate
  • Transport: Pick-up truck
  • Start: 6:30 am
  • End: - 6 to 7 pm

What to bring:

  • Long trousers
  • Sweater or light jacket
  • Rain clothing
  • Hiking or sport shoes
  • Towel
  • Flashlight
  • Binoculars
  • Photo camera
  • Insect repellent
  • Sunblock lotion
  • Hat or cap

How much?

Our birdwatching tours are private tours and all-inclusive except for the accommodation. Prices shown below are per day and person. Multi-day trips up to 3-4 days are possible.

Pax Rate per person
1 7,200 THB
2 3,800 THB
3 3,200 THB
4 2,700 THB
5 2,400 THB
6 2,250 THB
7 2,100 THB
8 and up 2,000 THB

Tour rates include:

  • Entrance fees
  • Expert birding guide (English)
  • Transportation from/to hotel or other meeting point
  • Lunch
  • Drinking water
  • Leech protection socks

Reviews from our guests

Rated 5/5 based on 6 customer reviews

By: | posted Sun 11 Feb, 2024

5/5 stars

The guide was fantastic and he was very god too find a lot of bird spices.

By: | posted Mon 22 Jan, 2024

5/5 stars

Had arranged a 1-day birdwatching trip with Tontan travel to Khao Yai from Bangkok. Kudos to guide Alex who was diligently looking out for my target species, always listening and checking potential areas. Although I didn't get to see the banded kingfisher which would have absolutely made my trip even more memorable, I still enjoyed the day outing thoroughly. All things considered, it was still a blessing to have sighted a lone male Wild Elephant in the open field, the white-handed Gibbon and the red-headed Trogon at eye level. (Side note : The taxi ride to Khao Yai & back were smooth with safety-conscious drivers. Was able to rest comfortably during the car rides). Would not hesitate to take up another longer trip again with Tontan in future.

By: | posted Sat 20 May, 2023

5/5 stars

The tour was straight up fire! Our guide Jay and Intira was superb when it comes to finding my target birds to photograph. I will book again on another birding sortie.

By: | posted Mon 13 Feb, 2023

5/5 stars

Wonderful experience at Khao Yai National Park. Lovely staff, facilities and animals.

By: | posted Sun 22 Jan, 2023

5/5 stars

Having great time birding in Khao Yai!

Decent guide and delicious food!

By: | posted Sat 11 Jun, 2022

5/5 stars

Not only the park is gorgeous with lush green the rest rooms and all the public areas were extremely clean. People were courteous and polite.

Orange-breasted trogon

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Orange-breasted trogon