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

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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