Private Tour | 3-days wildlife tour in Kaeng Krachan
A 3-days wildlife tour in Kaeng Krachan National Park is a great way to explore some of the main attractions of the park, and will also give the possibility to see some of the common species. Kaeng Krachan is the largest and one of the best national parks in Thailand, listed as a World Heritage Site. It's home to a wide range of animals including gibbons, langurs, macaques, leopards, clouded leopards, elephants, civets, porcupines and many more. With more than 420 different bird species recorded, many consider the park as the best birdwatching location in Thailand. You won't regret it!
With a 3-day wildlife tour we will be exploring nature from early hours of the day till after dark, focusing mainly on wildlife watching. The itinerary is as follows; daytime safari drives, jungle hiking, night walks, visiting some of the park's main highlights.
Because it is difficult to plan in the wild, our itineraries often get turned upside down. The following itinerary should be considered as an example;
Day 1, 8 am to 6 - 7 pm
We will start the tour with a slow drive into the park in search for wildlife. And afterwards, we go out for our first jungle hike of the tour.
After lunch at the park restaurant, we continue with some more birding and wildlife watching on foot on the dirt road along a stream.
The late afternoon, we do a safari drive at the lower elevations. Hoping for the larger mammals to show up. You will be returned to your hotel outside the park in the early evening
Day 2, 5 am to 6 - 7 pm
Today we start early, to do a bumpy, but scenic safari drive deeper into the park. Besides looking for the birds and other animals that tend to prefer the higher elevations, you will also get the chance to enjoy the stunning view over the vast forests, sometimes covered under a blanket of mist.
Even though there are no forest trails here, we will walk the road and look for wildlife. You will have a chance to see the uncommon Robinson's Banded langurs, White-handed Gibbons, Dusky Langurs, and more. And the area has some interesting birdlife too.
After a Thai lunch at the park restaurant, we continue to further explore the beautiful forest in search for wildlife. And finally finish the day with a safari drive in search for more wildlife before you will be dropped at your hotel in the early evening.
Day 3, 6 am to 5 pm
On the last day, we spend the morning looking for wildlife and birdlife by car and make stops at various spots along the road near ponds and forest clearings or other interesting habitat.
We visit the park restaurant for lunch. In the afternoon we walk a trail to a cave. And the last hours of the trip are spend on a game drive at the lower elevations of the park to try one last time to spot interesting wildlife before you will be returned to your hotel outside the park.
Where & When?
Kaeng Krachan National Park lies about 3 hours from Bangkok and 1.5 hours from Hua Hin. Our tour starts from Kaeng Krachan town, easily accessible by public shuttle minivans from Bangkok Victory Monument. We also offer private transfers from Bangkok or elsewhere on request.
Kaeng Krachan National Park is closed from August to October every year, so our tours are available only from November to July.
Tour details in short:
- Duration: 3 day(s)
- Type: Private tour
- Price: 6,000 - 21,600 Baht per person
- Group size: 1 or more people
- Grade: Moderate to difficult
- Transport: Safari vehicle
- Start: 8 am (day 1)
- End: 5 pm (day 3)
What to bring:
- Long trousers
- Sweater or light jacket
- Rain clothing
- Hiking or sport shoes
- Insect repellent
- Hat or cap
- Sunblock lotion
Our 3-days wildlife tours are private tours and all-inclusive.
|Pax||Rate per person|
Tour rates include:
- Entrance fees
- English speaking guide
- Drinking water
- Leech protection socks
Tour rates doesn't include:
Reviews from our guests
By: Coral Keegan | posted Wed 27 Jul, 2022
Mong was a wonderful guide! Extremely knowledgeable and friendly, and he tried very hard to ensure that guests saw all their target species.
My only suggestion for the tour in general would be to provide the option for guests to return to their lodge for an afternoon break (perhaps between 12-3). The full day in the park is quite tiring, especially in the heat, and wildlife sightings are best in the morning and evening anyway. Given that I and my companions were young travelers, we were able to make it through the entire day. But for guests who may be older, offering the option of an afternoon break may be helpful.
Tour operator's response
Thank you for your review. Glad to hear our guide tried to get the best out of it. We know he is very passionate about wildlife watching, and are very happy to work with him.
About your suggestion. The problem is that driving in and out of the park to a hotel is quite a time consuming option. It would significantly reduce the time spend in the park. And probably leave only a fairly short time to relax at a resort. We prefer to offer the guests to get as much out of their tour as possible. Because even if wildlife watching may not always be as productive in midday, there is still always a higher chance to see something than when relaxing in a hotel room ;)
We've seen some amazing species around midday over the years, that we would have missed if we had relaxed at a resort outside the park. Unfortunately, that doesn't happen every trip, but that's nature. But thank you for your feedback!