Khao Yai National Park (3 days 2 nights tour)

Macaque Khao Yai National Park

Background

Khao Yai National Park, some 3 hours northeast of Bangkok consists of moist evergreen forest, mixed deciduous forest, and dry evergreen forest. With some 2,000-2,500 plant species, over 350 bird species, and numerous large mammals, Khao Yai is a natural choice for a wildlife safari adventure. Possible wildlife sightings include gibbons, pig-tailed macaque, sambar deer, barking deer, great hornbills, elephants, civets, gaur and more. With porters to carry all your gear, explore this dramatic wilderness area with your naturalist guide. Spend the night in our deluxe tented camp, consisting of large comfortable sleeping tents, a large dining tent with mosquito net, hot showers, and freshly prepared Thai dishes and cold drinks.

Itinerary

Day 1

Depart your Bangkok hotel at 8:00 am for the 3 hour transfer by private vehicle to Khao Yai. Stop for a short familiarization briefing from your guide before you head into the forest. As you trek through the forest be on the lookout for gibbons and the myriad of birds that inhabit this area. Around mid-day have lunch in a Thai restaurant in the park. Continue trekking on a different route before setting off for the final leg to the overnight camp. After having freshened up set to dinner prepared by the field staff and Thai chef. Enjoy the Bar- B-Q around 8:00 pm. Afterwards, head out on a night drive with your guide to look out for nocturnal wildlife in the grasslands. Possible wildlife sightings include sambar, porcupines, palm civets, small indian civets and barking deer.

Overnight: tent at forest campsite. Walking Distance: 5-6kms.

Meals included: [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 2

Your wake up call is a hot fresh cup of coffee or tea delivered to your tent by our camp staff. Spend the first hour of daylight bird watching and looking out for wildlife around the camp before enjoying a hearty breakfast. Depart the camp for a morning walk to track down a family of pig-tailed macaque and gibbons that inhabit the area. Have lunch and drive to the nearby mineral lick and forest wetland which is sometimes visited by large mammals such as elephants and gaurs. Return back to camp for dinner prepared by our field staff before heading out on a night drive .

Overnight: Tent at forest campsite. Walking Distance: 5kms.

Meals included: [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 3

Up early for wildlife and bird watching before breakfast. Have your breakfast prepared by the field staff and depart the camp around 8:00 am for the start of the walk out of the forest. Reach the Haew Suwat Waterfall to have lunch in a Thai restaurant. After lunch drive to Khao Kheaw view point. The top portion of the national park where often asiatic black bears are sometimes seen. Exit the forest around 4:00 pm. Transfer back to your Bangkok hotel.

Walking Distance: 3-4kms. Meals included: [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Price Includes

  • English-speaking naturalist guide
  • Porters & Thai Chef
  • Transportation and accommodation during the trip
  • Meals as indicated including bottled water and fruits
  • Field equipment: we provide tents, sleeping bags, sleeping bag liners, sleeping mats, first-aid equipment, raincoats and other equipment necessary for activities in the field.
  • Park entrance fees & forestry charges
  • Travel Insurance

Price Excludes

  • Personal Expenses
  • Telephone calls
  • Tips

Things to bring

  • Light walking boots or sports shoes
  • Camera and binoculars (very useful)
  • Long trousers and long-sleeved shirt for walking in the forest
  • Mosquito repellent, sun hat and sun screen
  • Jumpers from November to February

Notes

  • The tour is on private basis ( No other participants will join you).
  • This tour is not allowed for children below 3 years.
  • This tour is for people who enjoy soft trekking and want to see wildlife and birds.
  • This is a sample itinerary, and the routes and timing may change according to local conditions, but the general content of the trip will remain the same.

1 Comment

  1. Simon Puttock Reply

    Hello
    My wife and I are interested in this tour. We are currently in Laos and planning to get the train to Pak Chong in about a weeks time – we can confirm dates sooner.
    Could you let us know the price for 2 people. Is there a discount if we meet the guide in Pak Chong and not Bangkok, but then go back to Bangkok with the driver.
    Regards
    Simon

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *