Kaeng Krachan National Park

Private Tour | Birdwatching tours in Kaeng Krachan

Why?

Simply because Kaeng Krachan is not only one of the best birding destinations in Thailand, but in whole mainland Southeast Asia. A combination of altitudes ranging up to 1,500 meters asl and various forest habitats makes this park attractive for around 480 recorded bird species and also for birders. Ratchet-tailed treepie, plain-pouched hornbill, black-and-red broadbill, red-bearded bee-eater, white-fronted scops owl are few of many many rare birds found in Kaeng Krachan National Park.

What?

Birdwatching tours are private and guided by expert birding guides only, the itineraries are flexible. Depending on what type of bird species you are after and length of your stay, our guide will focus on your preferences and take you to various forest habitats on different altitudes. If you don't have any specific preferences, our guide will come up with suggestions and guide you accordingly.

The tour normally starts in early hours around 6 am and continues until the darkness falls, we also offer multi-day trips on request.

Where & when?

Kaeng Krachan National Park lies about 3 hours from Bangkok and 1.5 hours from Hua Hin. Our tours start 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.

Chestnut-winged cuckoo from one of the side-streams of Pranburi River
Chestnut-breasted malkoha at Ban Krang Campsite
Wreathed hornbill at Phanoen Thung area

The birdwatching possibilities in Kaeng Krachan National Park are good all year round. The peak season is from early March when the annual bird migration to the park starts and continues until June/July.

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:

  • Type: Private tour
  • Price: 2,000 - 7,200 Baht per person
  • Group size: 1 or more people
  • Grade: Moderate
  • Transport: Safari vehicle
  • Start: 6 am
  • End: 6 - 7 pm

What to bring:

  • Long trousers
  • Sweater or light jacket
  • Rain clothing
  • Hiking or sport shoes
  • Flashlight
  • Binoculars
  • Photo camera
  • Insect repellent
  • Sunblock lotion
  • Hat or cap

How much?

Our birdwatching trips are private tours, the rates listed below are per day, it is possible to book a multi-day trip. Accommodation is not included in the price, please ask us about the hotel options near the park.

Pax Rate per person
1 7,200 THB
2 3,800 THB
3 3,200 THB
4 2,700 THB
5 2,400 THB
6 2,250 THB
7 2,100 THB
8 2,000 THB

Tour rates include:

  • Entrance fees
  • English speaking expert birding guide
  • Transportation
  • Lunch
  • Drinking water
  • Leech protection socks

Reviews from our guests

Rated 5/5 based on 1 customer reviews

By: | posted Thu 1 Jul, 2021

5/5 stars

It was our first birdwatching experience and enjoyed it very much. The guide was very knowledgeable and attentive to our needs and safety. He put a lot of effort in finding birds and explaining things to us. The food was good and the Park is fantastic and well cared (no rubbish, respect for wildlife etc.).

Long-tailed broadbill
Banded Kingfisher
Red-bearded bee-eater