Kui Buri elephant safari, half day
Kui Buri National Park is known to be the best place in Thailand to spot elephants and relatively good chanse to spot gaurs, and that sometimes in big herds. Gaurs are the biggest cattle species and the fourth biggest land-mammal species in the world. Other possible sightings during the tours include sambar deer, banteng and wild boar.
Due to strict regulations this half-day wildlife safari tour doesn't include any hiking activities apart from leaving the vehicle for short walks to viewing areas, we will only be allowed to do safari driving. During our tour we scan the forest edges on grassland areas known to be prime elephant habitat in hope to see mainly elephants and/or gaurs.
From 2:30 p.m. till 6 p.m.
Wildlife tours in Kui Buri National Park are strickly regulated and limited to certain hours. After a mandatory registration we will get assigned an open-air vehicle with driver and an assistant. The tour will begin by driving slowly into the reserve on the main dirt road north heading to the main grassland areas. While driving slowly, we will search for any wildlife including birds or any other other smaller as well as bigger animals. Our first stop will be a viewing area where we leave the vehicle in hope to spot wildlife, mainly elephants. We will later on continue to the next viewing area at the end of the road, best known for spotting gaurs, but also elephants and sometimes bantengs.
During the tour, your guide will give you information about the habitat, wildlife and history of the park.
The type of assigned vehicles is open-air pick-up truck driven by locals. It is the Kui Buri National Park's policy to let locals do the driving, a policy that showed to be a success in reducing the poaching in the park.
Where & When?
Kui Buri National Park lies at about 1.5 hours driving from Hua Hin and nearly 4 hours from Bangkok. We can offer private transfers from Bangkok, Hua Hin or other destinations. The park is open all year round.
These half-day safaris are private tours, please send an inquiry for rates.
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Tour rates include:
- Entrance fees
- English speaking guide
- Drinking water
Reviews from our guests
We appreciate your feedback after the tour when booking with us.
By: Nicholas Hall, United Kingdom | posted Fri 19 Jul, 2019
Very knowledgeable guide and engaged our two boys when we didn't see elephant's all the time. Saw other anaimlas or birds and pointed them our monitor lizard many different birds and plant life. Very enjoyable trip.
By: Dewi Ewers, United Kingdom | posted Sat 15 Jun, 2019
Had a amazing day and seen lots of wildlife inc elephants, birds, gaur. Was lovely to see them
In their natural environment. The staff were very friendly and informative and our tour guide was great. Me and my partner would recommend this place to everyone.
By: Ellie Blacklock, United Kingdom | posted Thu 6 Jun, 2019
This was absolutely amazing. Bill was our guide and he was super friendly, knowledgeable and lovely. We saw so many elephants and even stopped for a fresh coconut! Would definitely do again and will recommend to our friends. Thank you!
By: Barbara Araya, United States | posted Sat 11 May, 2019
We didn't have enough time to travel to Hua Huin and then to Kui Buri. We were traveling to Bangkok from Phuket, and we decided to contact them with a hope they could do Bangkok-Kui Buri, and yes!! they did it. Everything excellent, the communication we had for the deposit was very clear and confident, the taxi service Bangkok-Kui Buri roundtrip (he waited for us) was pleasant, even the driver did a stop just in case we needed to go to the toilets (he didn't speak english but that wasn't a problem, we could communicate anyways), the safari was exciting, we saw 7 elephants! one very close on the road. The guide was very nice and always shared her knowledge with us. I fully recommend this if you plan to see elephants and support this kind of tourism. I would totally love to go again!
By: Rui Almeida, Portugal | posted Mon 6 May, 2019
The service was exceptional. The guide was passionate and clear in her explanations. She also had lots of materials to enhance the wildlife watching experience: binoculars, book with animals’ pictures, rain protections, etc. We also enjoyed the snacks and coconuts very much. The vehicle was comfortable and safe. It was too bad we could only spot elephants from afar, but that’s not the tour’s fault, of course. It is only a sign that elephants are truly wild and not an object for the entertainment of tourists.
By: Christina Mayer, Austria | posted Mon 8 Apr, 2019
Good adventure... have seen 20 elephants..
We will recommend it
By: Tim Avery, United States | posted Thu 21 Mar, 2019
Excellent trip! Our guide was waiting for us when we arrived and took a keen interest in the fact I was also a birder. Besides elephants, she heard a Great Hornbill call, which I was then able to get in a spotting scope in a distant tree for my family to see. She also was very interested in learning more about the birds, and trying to expand her knowledge as a guide. Thanks again for the great tour!
By: Svetlana, Russia | posted Thu 21 Mar, 2019
We had a nice guide Som who answeres on our questions. She offered us snacks and water, which is not included in the ticket. I wish her all the best
By: Amy Sin, Hong Kong | posted Sun 17 Mar, 2019
Enjoyed the day out. The guides and driver were very attentive and respectful to our individual needs.
By: Yehonatan Samocha, Israel | posted Fri 15 Mar, 2019
I came over with 8 friends to Thailand with aiming to see wild animals. In the tour we meet our guide "beer" which from the first moment treated us like family. He was going as far and beyond to make this tour amazing and it was! We got way more then what we expected at the first place.
Thank you so very much!
Tour details in short:
- Duration: 0.5 day
- Type: Private tour
- Price: 1,050 to 3,500 THB per person
- Group size: 1 or more people
- Grade: Easy
- Transport: Safari vehicle
- Start: 2:30 p.m.
- End: 6 p.m.
What to bring
- Rain clothing
- Insect repellent
- Sunblock lotion
- Hat or cap