We offer two different day trips in Khao Yai. This is the 1-day tour with night safari, and the other day trip excludes the night safari and dinner.
On this tour you will go wildlife watching both during the day, and at night. The night safari consists of a drive with a spotlight to search for nocturnal animals, but during the day we will head out both on foot as well as by car, and stop at some scenic sites along the way.
Why our 1-day tour with night safari?
Even though we recommend our multiday tours over our day trips, this particular tour is the most you can get out of a day visit. Besides the diurnal species, the night safari increases the chance to encounter some nocturnal wildlife. Interesting and great fun!
Our 1.5-day tour in Khao Yai national park consists of an afternoon itinerary on day one. The main activity on this half day trip is the bat watching. And the second day inside the national park we will focus on wildlife watching, both on foot and by car.
Even though the focus is on wildlife watching, the itinerary will also include a visit to a waterfall.
Why our 1.5-day tour?
Even though we would always recommend our 2- or 3-day tours to get the most out of the park, the 1.5-day tour is a nice option if your time is limited.
The half day is not intensive and seeing the bats fly out by their millions around sunset is quite impressive. Since the caves are outside the park, it means only the second day is spend inside the actual national park.
With some luck you can see quite a variety of wildlife on just one day spend in the national park. A great introduction to the park.
Our 2-day tour in Khao Yai national park consists of two full days in the park, primarily focused on wildlife watching. The tour includes hiking, safari drives, a night safari, and the most worthwhile scenic sites.
Why our 2-day tour?
Even though not the longest tour duration we have on offer, it is still double the time compared to a standard daytrip. And that means you double your chances to see wildlife. Khao Yai definitely deserves a multiday visit.
Our 2.5-day tour in Khao Yai national park takes off with an afternoon primarily focused on bat watching. Followed by two full days both on foot and by car exploring the national park in search for wildlife.
The main waterfalls and viewpoints will be visited. And one of the evenings will be spend spotlighting wildlife from a car on a night safari drive.
Why our 2.5-day tour?
The leisurely afternoon trip relaxing at the spring and enjoying the amazing bat migration, is a lovely way to start the tour. Khao Yai is the best destination in Thailand for wildlife watching. And besides the half day outside the park, you have a decent chance to see quite some variety of animals and the main scenic highlights on the two full days inside the national park.
Besides the great wildlife watching, the park is easily accessible from Bangkok.
And this tour is also the top recommendation for families with kids!
On our 3-day tour in Khao Yai national park you will spend three full days both by vehicle on safari, as well as on foot walking in the forest to spot wildlife.
Over the course of the trip you will also get to see some waterfalls and viewpoints. And in addition to that, you will attend the impressive daily bat migration, and do a night safari with a spotlight in a vehicle.
Why our 3-day tour?
The answer is simple. Because Khao Yai is the best destination in Thailand for wildlife watching, and deserves more than just a day trip. Our 3-day tour includes all the park highlights and offers a high chance to see a large variety of wildlife.
The park is easily accessible and a beautiful environment. But above all, the wildlife in Khao Yai rarely disappoints.
We often hear from our guests that our Khao Yai tour was the highlight of their travels in Thailand. It can be yours too!
Our birding tours in Khao Yai national park are available as daytrips or multi-day tours. The tours will be completely focused on Khao Yai's amazing birdlife.
On these tours we explore the park by car and make stops throughout the park in different habitats, at fruiting trees, or stake-outs for specific species. Normally not a physically demanding trip.
Why our birding tours?
With over 400 bird species recorded, Khao Yai national park is a great location to visit. Some great birds include Siamese Fireback, Silver Pheasant, Coral-billed Ground Cuckoo, Red-headed Trogon, Eared Pitta, Blue Pitta, Long-tailed Broadbill, 4 species of hornbill including the stunning Great Hornbill and the rare Austen's Brown Hornbill, and the list goes on and on. What more do we need to add?
Khao Yai is easy to reach from Bangkok and has plenty of good facilities. And besides the stunning birdlife, there is a good chance to add some amazing bonus mammals too!
Our herping tours in Khao Yai national park are available as daytrips or multi-day tours.
During the day we will explore the national park by car, and go out on foot in areas where we hope to find snakes, lizards, frogs and other herps.
At night we will go on a night walk in an area outside the national park boundaries.
Why our herping tours?
Even though not the highest species count of any park in Thailand, Khao Yai national park is nonetheless a great location to visit. For several species this is the westernmost range, and yet it is easy to reach from Bangkok. This includes species like the Vogel's Pit Viper (Trimeresurus vogeli), Indochinese Water Dragon (Physignathus cocincinus), the Nganson's Bronzeback (Dendrelaphis ngansonensis), the Gibson's Wolf Snake (Lycodon gibsonae), and the Khao Yai Odorous Frog (Odorrana indeprensa). Also the stunning Oriental Vine Snake (Ahaetulla prasina) is not the typical green in this region, but either silver-grey or yellow-orange in colour. On the night walk there is more chance for another viper, the Large-eyed Pit Viper (Trimeresurus macrops), and of course there is more.
Khao Yai has plenty of good hotels and other facilities. And besides the reptiles and amphibians, you may see some other interesting wildlife as a bonus.
Khao Yai national park is without a doubt the best park in Thailand for wildlife watching. Our tours in Khao Yai have varied itineraries with primary focus on wildlife, and include scenic highlights along the way. These trips are suitable for young and old. If you are traveling to Thailand, a trip to Khao Yai is a must!
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Why Khao Yai national park as a tour destination?
Our enthusiastic tour guides leading our tours in Khao Yai national park will bring you closer to Thailand's amazing wildlife. The park is one of the country's greatest natural highlights. The perfect combination of wonderful scenery, amazing wildlife, and ease of access. We often hear from our guests, that the Khao Yai tour turned out to be the highlight of their travels in Thailand. It can be yours too!
What are the available tour activities in Khao Yai?
Wildlife watching is the main theme of all our Khao Yai tours. It is a huge nature park and there is enough to do to keep you busy for multiple days. One of the activities are jungle walks. Walking in the forest while listening, smelling, and scanning the surroundings for any possible signs of wildlife. A falling seed, scratches on a tree, the scent of an elephant, a territorial call of a gibbon; anything that could lead to a close encounter with Thailand's charismatic wildlife. But often enough the safari drives tend to be more successful, especially for the larger animals.
Quite often people indicate that they would like to focus on the wildlife watching instead of e.g., visiting a waterfall. However, the roads in the park happen to lead to these scenic locations, and it's fairly common that wildlife is encountered either on the way to, or even at these locations. Depending on the tour package, several of the major scenic sights will be visited, and on some tours we will go out in the evening for a short night drive using a spotlight to look for nocturnal wildlife.
Even though outside the national park, another great spot is the bat cave where an extraordinary event takes place every evening at sunset. Millions of Wrinkle-lipped Bats emerge from a cave to forage far afield. The seemingly indefinite river of bats is an amazing sight that should not be missed.
If you'd like to experience all these activities, our 3-day wildlife tour package is your best option. But if time is limited, even a day-trip is still worth it to get an introduction to Khao Yai's wonderful natural world.
Where is the national park located?
Khao Yai national park lies at just 2.5 - 3 hours Northeast of Bangkok. The park is easily accessible, the infrastructure in the park is good and besides Khao Yai's proximity to Bangkok, it is easy to reach from Nakhon Ratchasima, as well. Our tours start from Pak Chong, a town to the north of the park. And we are able to organize transfers from Bangkok, and other places.
When is the best time for tours in Khao Yai?
The park is accessible throughout the year, and tours can take off every day of the year. But booking in advance is recommended!
Every season has its own advantages. The months November to February are often dry and cool in Khao Yai. Bring a sweater, it can get cold in the early mornings/ evenings.
Even in the months March to May it is a good area to escape from the heat of the surrounding region.
The wet season is from June to October, a great time to visit because the entire jungle seems to come alive. The waterfalls are more impressive, the forests are lush and green, and warmth- and moist-loving animals are more often sighted in this season.
How much does a tour cost?
At the top of this page you will find all our tours in Khao Yai national park, and on each tour package web page you will find the rates for the tour.
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