Spanning altitudes ranging from 300 to 1,513m, Kaeng Krachan hosts a diversity of vegetation and is home to a rich bird fauna. Over 400 species are recorded, including the rare Ratchet-tailed treepie, found nowhere else in Thailand. Yellow-vented and White-bellied Pigeons, Grey Peacock Pheasant, six species of hornbill and seven kinds of broadbill are also present.
Nestled on the western brink of the country four-hour’s drive from Bangkok is a wilderness unparalleled for its rich diversity of birds, large mammals and flora. Kaeng Krachan is Thailand’s largest national park (2,914 sq km) and part of a continuous forest complex covering 30,000 sq km of land spanning the border with Myanmar. The park lies at the junction of biogeographic zones so biodiversity in the area is a mix of Indo-Burmese and Malaysian forms.
At middle and higher elevations in the forest, two major watersheds fed by the Petchaburi and Pranburi River support wildlife. In the lowlands beyond the forest, they sustain agricultural activities. The waterways turn from trickles at their sources to raging water columns in mid-course, to gentle meandering wide streams in the lowlands.
Along these waterways lie mineral licks and wallows fed by smaller forest streams where a plethora of fauna including Fea’s barking deer, Tapir, Asian elephant come to feed. Tiger, Asiatic leopard, and wild dog lurk along trails leading to the mineral licks waiting for these prey species to emerge in the dead of night. Endangered Siamese crocodile nest along the banks of the Petchburi River. The Banded leaf monkey is also commonly seen.
Day 1 : Kaeng Krachan National Park
04:00 Pick-up from your hotel in Bangkok, transfer to Kaeng Krachan National park, Takes about 3.30 hours from Bangkok/Breakfast on the way.
07:00 Arrive at Keang Krachan / Start Bird watching at Baan Krang Camp.
14:00 Start the afternoon program near the River to explore Blue Pitta, Green Magpie,
Black-backed Kingfisher, Black and Yellow Broadbill, Greater Yellownape, Lesser Yellownape, Great-slaty Woodpecker, Dusky Broadbill, banded Broadbill and other birds.
17:00 Transfer to Hotel/Check into the Resort.
Overnight at: Resort near the Park.
Day 2 : Kaeng Krachan National Park
05:00 Early morning drive up to Phanern Thung Summit, to explore Ratchet-tailed Treepie, White-hooded Babbler, and White-browed Shrike-Babbler, Orange-bellied Leafbird, Streaked Spiderhunter, Mountain Imperial Pigeon and other species.
09:00 Breakfast/drive down to km.27,the other point to explore Ratchet-tailed Treepie, Red-headed Trogon, Great, Wreathed Hornbill, Golden Babbler ,Lesser Racket-tailed Drongo, Green Magpie and other birds.
14:00 Start the afternoon birding program near the river, to explore Blue Pitta,
Black-backed Kingfisher, Black and Yellow Broadbill, Greater Yellonape, Lesser Yellownape, Great-slaty Woodpecker, Dusky, Banded Broadbill and other birds.
17:00 Drive back to the Hotel/Dinner.
19:00 Start the Night Bird watching.
21:00 Return back to Bungalows
Overnight at: Resort near the Park.
Day 3 : Kaeng Krachan National Park
05:00 Drive up to Phanern Thung Summit,to explore Ratchet-tailed Treepie White-hooded Babbler, White-browed Shrike-Babbler, Orange-bellied Leafbird, Streaked Spiderhunter, Mountain Imperial Pigeon and other birds.
09:00 Breakfast/drive down to the River, Continue bird watching near the River.
14:00 Start the afternoon bird watching program.
16:00 Transfer to your hotel in Bangkok or air-port.
All prices based on twin share basic rooms.
Single person supplement : 400 Baht per day for all trips.
Published Price Per Person, Two guests minimum.
Discounts available for large group bookings (4+).
Child 4-12 years are half price.