Thai National Parks

Birdwatching tours in Kaeng Krachan

Why?

Simply because Kaeng Krachan is not only one of the best birding destination in Thailand, but in whole mainland Southeast Asia. A combination of altitudes ranging up to 1500 meters and various forest habitats makes this park attractive for over 400 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 a.m. and continues until the darkness falls, we also offer multi-day trips on request.

Where & When?

Kaeng Krachan National Park lies at 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.

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 August to October, so our tours are available only November to July.

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.

Group size Rate per person
1 7200 THB
2 3800 THB
3 3200 THB
4 2700 THB
5 2400 THB
6 2250 THB
7 2100 THB
8 2000 THB

Tour rates include:

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

Reviews from our guests

We appreciate your feedback after the tour when booking with us.

About: 2-days wildlife tour in Khao Yai

By: , Italy | posted Sat 20 Jan, 2018

hallo, thanks for asking. the experience was very good. the two guys we had for guides in the two days (Jay and Tata) were brilliant and very friendly. The parc is amazing and we enjoyed our visit very much. We've also choosen one of the hostel you suggested (Hallo Hostel in Pak Chong) which was very good, but I think it's quite far away from the parc and my only suggestion is to suggest hostels or hotels closer to the parc. If you told ma that it was far and I didn't notice, I beg you pardon and make my excuses.

By the way, everything went well and we will recomand you to our friends.

thanks a lot

Alessandra

Tour operator's response

Dear Alessandra,

Great to hear you had a good experience with our guides.

We do not make any specific hotel recommendations because we have no personal experience with the hotels and we have no influence whatsoever on the quality. We simply provide a list of hotels from where we can pick up our guests. Every hotel might have its advantages and disadvantages and everybody has different preferences so we do not specifically recommend any hotel and let the guests decide by themselves what fits them best. To suit people on different budgets we have included Hello Hostel in Pak Chong town which is very cheap but indeed a longer drive. Most of the other options listed are much closer to the park, but there is no low-budget options near the park. It generally costs double or more.

Thanks for joining our tour!

About: Doi Inthanon National Park adventure tour (dry season)

By: , Italy | posted Sat 13 Jan, 2018

We really enjoyed our tour: landscapes were astonishing, food good, guide very nice and helpful

About: 1-day wildlife tour in Khao Yai

By: , Singapore | posted Wed 10 Jan, 2018

It was a most enjoyable day trip with guide Jum. She pointed out many wildlife (great hornbill,many bird species, sambar deer, pheasants, water insects, crocodile) and flora ( bamboo, medicinal plants, teak flower, orange etc), which we will not take notice without her guidance. Evening time was spent sighting elephants and we saw a male one! Everyone was excited and happy. Thanks to Guide Jum for her expertise in animal behaviours. We highly recommend this day tour.

About: 1-day wildlife tour with night safari in Khao Yai

By: , Austria | posted Mon 8 Jan, 2018

We enjoyed the tour with Gan and Pho very much. They were truly enthusiastic about the wildlife and made all efforts to give us a comprehensive picture about the animals and their habitat. We were lucky to see i.e. hornbills, snakes, crocodiles, elepants and even the leopard cat.

The girls made the tour a fantastic event in our holiday.

Thank you, Daniela

Tour operator's response

Thanks Daniela!

Glad to hear about their enthusiasm and the results. Some great wildlife. Very lucky even to see a wild cat species in Thailand.

Thanks for booking with us!

About: Kui Buri elephant safari, half day

By: , United States | posted Sat 6 Jan, 2018

We had an excellent trip with our guide, Som. She was very knowledgeable and kept us all engaged. Her English was excellent and we all liked her very much. She was patient when we wanted to spend a long time looking at the elephants. If we were to come again, we would be very happy to have her as our guide.

Tour operator's response

Thank you Donald for your kind review.

We will pass the word of thanks to our guide Som!

About: Doi Inthanon National Park adventure tour (dry season)

By: , Italy | posted Tue 2 Jan, 2018

We had a beautiful tour at Doi Inthanon Park. The guide and the driver were very nice and professional, everything was organized very well.

About: 1-day wildlife tour in Khao Yai

By: , Germany | posted Sun 31 Dec, 2017

We had a fantastic day-tour in Khao Yai National Park. We were a group of 4 people with 1 toddler and 1 teenager and left all totally excited and happy after that tour.

Our guide was incredibly friendly and showed and explained us everything during the day. We have seen so many animals and plants we haven't expected to see, like a Gibbon, hornbill bird, monkeys and even a wild elephant.

Our little one was very excited about the jungle hike and is still talking about everything she has seen on the way and her being a Junior Ranger now.

We had a great day and recommend this trip to everyone!

Tour operator's response

Dear Jeanine,

Thank you for the lovely words. Nothing makes us more happy than to hear the trip has excited the little kids.

It is these kind of experiences that will likely help them make the right decisions in the future when it comes to protecting these areas and the wildlife that lives in these parks.

Great you gave your kids this opportunity, and glad we were able to help with it.

Thank you for booking with us!

About: Doi Inthanon National Park adventure tour (dry season)

By: | posted Sat 30 Dec, 2017

Excellent tour. Ja was our guide, an extremely wonderful lady, very friendly, knowledgeable, great observation and professional.

Meal was typical Thai food, hot, nice served and tasty.

Unfortunately we couldn't do the tracking due to constant rain but we thoroughly enjoyed our trip.

Would certainly highly recommend to everyone.

About: Kui Buri elephant safari, half day

By: , United States | posted Wed 27 Dec, 2017

Bill was a fantastic guide and a great host at the bungalow. Can’t recommend him highly enough. Thank you for a fantastic experience.

About: 2-days wildlife tour in Khao Yai

By: | posted Tue 26 Dec, 2017

Yes, we very much enjoyed our trip. We loved everything about it. Apply, our tour guide, was amazing!!!! He was extremely knowledgeable and very observant. He pointed out so many things we won't have seen by ourselves. We couldn't of asked for a better tour guide!

Tour operator's response

Glad to hear you had a great day with our guide Apple.

Thanks for booking with us.

Tour details in short:

  • Type: Private tour
  • Price: 2,000 - 7,200 THB per person
  • Group size: 1 or more people
  • Grade: Moderate
  • Transport: Safari vehicle
  • Start: 6 a.m.
  • End: 6 - 7 p.m.

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
Long-tailed broadbill

Long-tailed broadbill

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Banded Kingfisher

Banded Kingfisher

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Red-bearded bee-eater

Red-bearded bee-eater

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