Private Tour | 1-day wildlife tour in Khao Yai
Khao Yai National Park deserves more than just a 1 day visit, but for those with limited time a daytour is still a great way to get a taste of the jungle.
The reserve is great for wildlife watching, but with just one day you will need quite a bit of luck.
A daytour in Khao Yai contains hiking, safari drives, a visit to a waterfall and a scenic viewpoint. A mix of wildlife watching and enjoying scenery.
This is an example itinerary. The program might be changed due to weather conditions, accessibility issues or any other obstacles.
Day 1 From 8 a.m. to about 6 p.m.
We will meet you at your hotel or other pick-up location we agreed on.
The daytrip starts with a drive looking for wildlife like gibbons, hornbills, macaques and other animals along the road. And afterwards we head to a trailhead to set out on a jungle hike to learn more about the forest inhabitants and the plantlife. Even if you're not lucky with wildlife encounters, the massive strangler fig trees make it all worthwhile. By the end of this walk we'll have a Thai lunch at one of the park restaurants.
We continue the program with a visit to one of Khao Yai's famous waterfalls known from Leonardio Di Caprio's "The Beach" movie, and the late afternoon we spend mostly by car to check the various saltlicks and foraging areas where elephants might show up.
At the end of the trip, you will be returned to your hotel or other destination we agreed on.
Where & When?
This trip departs from Pak Chong and can be booked all year-round. Pak Chong can be reached by public transport from Bangkok. If you are interested in a private transfer by taxi or minivan, just let us know! 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.
You'll be accompanied by a private guide and no other people will join you; the best way to explore nature!
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||1,600 THB|
Tour rates include:
- Entrance fees (400 THB per person)
- English speaking guide
- Transportation from/to hotel or other meeting point
- Snacks & fruit
- Drinking water
- Leech protection socks
Reviews from our guests
We appreciate your feedback after the tour when booking with us.
By: Axel Criquielion, Thailand | posted Fri 17 Jan, 2020
We enjoyed the trip very much. We have been lucky enough to see elephants in the first hours we entered the park.
Khun Apple, our guide, was super nice, his English was perfect and he was very funny!
By: Alan Tan, Singapore | posted Wed 15 Jan, 2020
We got to see the wild animals. The instructor is knowledgeable that he explained everything in details. Recommended.
By: Karen Wonders, United States | posted Thu 9 Jan, 2020
I had a great visit to Khao Yai National Park on a wildlife tour conducted by Apple. He provided me a wonderful experience and we spotted a lot of wildlife. Unfortunately no elephants but there is no guarantee seeing them. I enjoyed my time in the park very much. I also appreciated the arrangements for taxi transit to and from Bangkok.
By: Morgan, France | posted Thu 9 Jan, 2020
Amazing day, great guide!
By: Desmond Chang, Singapore | posted Wed 8 Jan, 2020
It was a great experience for our family. We thoroughly enjoyed spotting the wildlife, and were lucky enough to see great hornbills, gibbons, and 2 wild elephants during our day trip. Our guide, Apple, was enthusiastic and well spoken. He was also very accommodating and adjusted the pace of the tour to suit my elderly grandparent. We truly enjoyed our day and would highly reccomend it!
By: Egle Vindasiute-Narbute, Lithuania | posted Mon 6 Jan, 2020
It was amazing, Jay is an exceptional guide, who loves his work. We saw so many wild animals. Thank you so much for the experience.
By: Bianca Teo, Singapore | posted Sun 29 Dec, 2019
Our ranger and guide, Lek was very professional and knowledgeable about the National Park. He shared with us the interesting facts and history of Khao Yai wildlife and the renowned reserve. We enjoyed the trekking in the reserve and came to appreciate the patience and perseverance required to be a park ranger and botanist. We also learned to appreciate the beauty and the natural order of lifeform with an ecosystem such as Khao Yai National Park. All living things, from the smallest to the largest, are interdependent and integral to the fragile balance of nature.
By: Zaid Jamalluddin, Malaysia | posted Thu 26 Dec, 2019
the guide was knowledgeable as evident from its ability to sense n hear elephant from a distance. However, should consider providing halal or muslim food to cater for muslim traveller.
By: Laurence GHION, Belgium | posted Wed 25 Dec, 2019
The tour was really great, with an expert in nature , passionate , who take care of us during all the day... many Thks !
By: Sarah, Hong Kong | posted Mon 23 Dec, 2019
our guide Apple is very nice. He change the itinerary according to our wishes. He also did his best to find animal for us.
Tour details in short:
- Duration: 1 day
- Type: Private tour
- Price: 1,600 - 5,400 THB
- Group size: 1 or more people
- Grade: Easy to moderate
- Transport: Safari vehicle
- Start: 8 - 8:30 a.m.
- End: 6 - 7 p.m.
What to bring:
- Long trousers
- Rain clothing
- Sweater or light jacket
- Hiking or sport shoes
- Insect repellent
- Sunblock lotion