Birdwatching tours in Khao Yai
Home to several hundred different type of bird species, Khao Yai National Park is no doubt among one of the best destination 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.
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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.
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 2200 THB one way and 3200 THB for a round trip within same day.
Our birding adventure starts from nearny Pak Chong. The park is open all year round and tours available throughout the year. Birding possibilities are always good with every season offering different advantages, but the winter season November to February is generally best time for birdwatching. Hornbills are known to be nesting from January until May.
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.
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 42 USD
- Botanica Khao Yai Resort | Khao Yai, from 119 USD
- atta Lakeside Resort Suite | Khao Yai, from 125 USD
- Lala Mukha Tented Resort Khao Yai | Khao Yai, from 77 USD
- Kirimaya Golf Resort & Spa | Khao Yai, from 115 USD
- Baan Kinlom Chom Daw Khao Yai | Khao Yai, from 32 USD
- Muthi Maya Forest Pool Villa Resort | Khao Yai, from 223 USD
- The Frog Khao Yai Resort | Khao Yai, from 43 USD
- Baan Saranya | Khao Yai, from 45 USD
- Apple Camp Khao Yai Resort | Khao Yai, from 50 USD
- Belle Villa Resort Khao Yai | Khao Yai, from 56 USD
- Phuwanalee Resort | Khao Yai, from 68 USD
- Golden Mountain Khao Yai | Khao Yai, from 71 USD
- Prairie Hills Resort | Khao Yai, from 72 USD
- Mandarin Khao Yai Hotel | Khao Yai, from 74 USD
- Palio Inn | Khao Yai, from 80 USD
- Balios Resort Khaoyai | Khao Yai, from 90 USD
- Romantic Resort & Spa | Khao Yai, from 95 USD
- Greenery Resort - Khao Yai | Khao Yai, from 101 USD
- Thames Valley Khao Yai Hotel | Khao Yai, from 136 USD
- In Khao Yai Resort | Khao Yai, from 163 USD
|Group size||Rate per person|
|8 and up||2000 THB|
Tour rates include:
- Entrance fees (400 baht per person/day)
- Expert birding guide (English)
- Transportation from/to hotel or other meeting point
- Drinking water
- Leech protection socks
Reviews from our guests
We appreciate your feedback after the tour when booking with us.
By: Laurence Proetz, France | posted Tue 17 Apr, 2018
We had a great time with our guide Bon. We will recommend him to our friends for a trek in Khao Yai !
By: Christophe & Isabelle, Luxembourg | posted Sun 15 Apr, 2018
We had a wonderful time in the Khao Yai National Park, due to our friendly guide and the driver. We saw a lot of wild animals in the jungle. We are very happy to have asked for a private one-day tour. Our guide knew so much about the animals, photographing and all aspects of the parc a visitor would like to know.
Our thanks to "Beer" and "Nat" for this life experience!
We wish the team all the best for the future. We also thank for protecting and taking care of the animals in the parc.
Christophe and Isabelle
Tour operator's response
Thank you for your kind words! Good to hear you enjoyed your trip.
By: Svend Ulstrup, Denmark | posted Mon 9 Apr, 2018
Perfect Day. Felt very welcone, Nice guide full of exceiting information. We had a wonderful Day where we Saw a lot of Wild Elephants
By: Carol June Wallen, United States | posted Fri 6 Apr, 2018
I loved my time in Khao Yai from the time my guide Jun picked me up until they (Jun and my driver) walked me back to the lobby. It is a beautiful park and a true natural treasure. I do hope to return someday. My guide and driver were both wonderful, friendly and caring. Since I can not climb stairs much less down to waterfalls, I was grateful they went out of their way to find things for me to see and do. It was definately a day I won't forget and for which I thank them.
By: Lisa Gasparotto, Italy | posted Thu 5 Apr, 2018
We had a wonderful day in Khao Yai! Our guide and our driver were really professional, passionate about their work and really friendly. They did the best to show us as much as possible about animals and nature in the park. We saw monkeys, gibbons, an elephant, a water dragon, snakes and lizards and during the night safari porcupines, flying squirrels and deers. I highly recommend this trip!
By: Chloé Deloos, France | posted Mon 26 Mar, 2018
The tour in Kui Buri was perfect! Ton has organized the taxi from Bangkok, the safari and the accommodation in Kui Buri. The place was wonferful and quiet.
The guides were very nice and very professional! We have seen several elephants.
Thank you for this amazing experience!
By: Sascha and Natty, Germany | posted Thu 22 Mar, 2018
Many thanks to Jum and Gaeo for the wonderful trip. We book an one-day safari with night tour. This was the first time we were in the jungle and it was thrilling. Jum has a lot of knowledge which was very interesting to us. We saw animals we usually would have overlooked. We had nice foods, snack and plenty of water because Jum and Gaeo took care of us. They brought a telescope and binoculars which were essential for seeing the wildlife. We wish Jum and Gaeo all the best and fully recommended joining their tour.
By: Aryn Lipnicki, United States | posted Mon 19 Mar, 2018
I recently traveling to Thailand for about a week and had the opportunity to spend one of the days during out trip exploring Khao Yai National Park with Ton as our tour guide. I can honestly say that our day to the park was the highlight of my trip!
Ton was extremely knowledgable about the park and its wildlife, while also being a kind and fun tour guide throughout the day. Ton helped us see a wide variety of birds, a number of snakes and lizards, as well as quite a view mammals throughout the day as we drove around in a safari vehicle and did some hiking. I had also recently purchased a new camera that I am still learning how to use, and Ton was extremely kind and went about and beyond in helping me to use my camera to get some great photos of the animals that we were seeing!
I would highly recommend a visit to Khao Yai and a tour with Ton to anyone going to Thailand who enjoys wildlife and the outdoors.
By: Veronica Ruvalcaba Macias, Germany | posted Sun 18 Mar, 2018
Good Atention and excellent service level. The guide is really friendly and have good knowledge.
By: Marta Glogowska, Poland | posted Sat 17 Mar, 2018
Visiting Kui Buri National Park with our 2 kids (1 year and 3 years) was an amazing experience and definitely highlight of our holiday in Thailand. Our guide was very knowledgeable and patient with spotting animals. In fact, we believe that he was the reason why we were able to see 10 elephants and several other animals during our trip. Additionally we highly assess their flexibility. They knew that we’re family with little kids so they sugessted we can make our trip shorter as March tends to be hot and animals would probably show up only later in the afternoon. This way we saved our kids an hour waiting in the sun while still saw many animals. Our kids were crazy about this trip!
Tour operator's response
Thanks Marta for your kind words.
Good to hear you and your kids enjoyed the trip in Kui Buri.
Tour details in short:
- Type: Private tour
- Price: 2,000 - 7,200 THB per person
- Group size: 1 or more people
- Grade: Moderate
- Transport: Pick-up truck
- Start: 6:30 a.m.
- End: - 6 to 7 p.m.
What to bring:
- Long trousers
- Sweater or light jacket
- Rain clothing
- Hiking or sport shoes
- Photo camera
- Insect repellent
- Sunblock lotion
- Hat or cap
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