Herping night walk in Bangkok

Jungle night walk in Bangkok

Jungle night walk in Bangkok

Tour description in short

Location of Bangkok on the map of Thailand

Our jungle night walk in Bangkok is as the name suggests, a walk in a green part of the city whilst searching the critters, especially reptiles, that thrive here.

With flashlights we scan the bushes, trees, water puddles, etc. to try and spot the nocturnal wildlife that still survives in this concrete jungle.

Why our jungle night walks?

The mega city Bangkok is not only home to a lot of people. There is a whole natural ecosystem that has found a way to coexist and even thrive in harmony with the huge human population. And no, it is not just rats and cockroaches. There are all sorts of cool critters calling this city their home. Especially the amazing reptiles are well represented.

Have you seen enough temples, shopping centres, and bars? And you want to have a cool story to tell on the next boring birthday party? This is the trip for you!

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Tour package summary


  • Wildlife watching
  • Field herping
  • Night walk(s)

Tour details

  • Night tour
  • Private tour
  • 1300 - 4200 Baht (per person)
  • Difficulty level: Easy

What's included?

  • Expert herping guide (English)
A Large-eyed Pit Viper (Trimeresurus macrops) in front of a skyline of Bangkok
A Large-eyed Pit Viper (Trimeresurus macrops) in front of a skyline of Bangkok

Tour itinerary

Here follows the itinerary of our jungle night walk tours in Bangkok

Day 1 (19:00 to ± midnight)
Where there are rats and pets, Reticulated Pythons thrive.
Where there are rats and pets, Reticulated Pythons thrive. The longest snake species in the world seems to feel at home in Bangkok's concrete jungle.

The itinerary is very straight forward. It's nothing more than a walk ;) . Once you meet our guide, you will set out on foot and start exploring the greenery and waterways along the pathways. A lot of it is over elevated concrete paths. With flashlights we will try to spot the nocturnal critters that inhabit the area. Snakes are some of our main targets. But there's lizards, turtles, frogs, rats, bats, birds and insects. Don't worry if you fear snakes, our guides have a lot of experience with them and you can safely get pretty close.

It is all flat terrain, not physically demanding in that sense. Though walking slowly whilst searching can still be quite tiring even if the distance we walk might not be too far. Also, most likely you are already expecting this, but this is of course not comparable to a proper nature reserve like the national parks in Thailand. To be honest, in terms of the amount of critters we see on these walks in Bangkok, we often score better than in the true jungles. But there will be a lot more litter. It can look and smell quite disgusting at times, haha. Though we typically do not walk in the garbage, it's just littered along the pathways. And because there are people living all over the area, there will also be a lot of barking dogs which are noisy, but just part of the experience.

Please, notify us in advance if you would like to finish by a specific time. There are options to cut the walk short.

We will arrange taxi transfers to and from the starting point of the night walk.

A large Cox's Water Snake (Homalopsis mereljcoxi) swimming under an elevated boardwalk in Bangkok
A large Cox's Water Snake (Homalopsis mereljcoxi) swimming under an elevated boardwalk in Bangkok

Extra information about the tour destination

We've kept statistics of all the snakes and some of the other critters that were encountered on our Bangkok night walks with guests in the first year that we started operating these tours. The results were pretty consistent regardless of the season. But of course the duration of the walk makes a difference. On the least successful trips on record 'only' 4 snakes were found, because the guests on those specific nights preferred to return to their hotel early. The overall average was about 15 snakes per night. On the best nights more than 30 snakes were seen.

Typically, 3 to 5 different snake species per night. In terms of species, Reticulated pythons were seen on almost 45% of all the trips. Green pit viper species were seen on every trip, but it depends on the location where the night walk takes place if you have more chance to see either the White-lipped Pit Viper or the Large-eyed Pit Viper. On more than 85% of the trips turtles were encountered (e.g., Malayan Snail-eating Turtle, Black Marsh Turtle, Amboina Box Turtle, Yellow-headed Temple Turtle, and even once a Southeast asian Softshell Turtle). And the impressive Lyle's Flying Fox has been seen fairly regularly.

Usually the night walks are either in an area called Bang Kachao, or Prawet district. It's hard to say how much time it takes by taxi from your hotel to the starting point, because traffic can really slow things down. Without much traffic it will take 30 - 45 minutes drive from areas like Sukhumvit, Khao San Road, Siam, Silom, or Chinatown. But this travelling time could sometimes double due to traffic.

We will organize taxi/grab transfers from your hotel and back.

Our tours can take off every day of the year, as long as our guide is available. Booking in advance is recommended!

For more of our tours in Bangkok, click here.

How much does a tour cost?

These are the rates (per person) for our jungle night walk package based on your group size. And feel free to check out our other packages in Bangkok, below.

Group size: Rate per person:
1 Person 4200 Baht
2 People 2200 Baht
3 People 1600 Baht
4 People 1300 Baht
Age: Reduction:
4 to 12 years -200 Baht
0 to 3 years free

What's included?

  • Expert herping guide (English)

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Reviews of the Jungle night walk in Bangkok

Our guests have rated us 4.5 out of 5 stars (2 reviews)!

  • 2.

    Name: , Singapore

    Tour: Jungle night walk in Bangkok

    Tour date: 26 Aug 2022


    High praise for last night. The guide was excellent (and a nice guy)! We found 21 snakes, including Trimeresurus albolabris and T. macrops. Looking forward to being a repeat customer!

    Regards, Matt.

    Reticulated python in situ in Bangkok
    Long-nosed Vine Snake in situ in Bangkok
    Photographing a Long-nosed Vine Snake in situ in Bangkok
    Large-eyed Pit Viper in situ in Bangkok
    White-lipped Pit Viper in Bangkok

    Tontan Travel wrote:

    Guide Bank sent us some pics from your trip last night, including the White-lipped Pit Viper (Trimeresurus albolabris). That was a nice surprise. That species had not been seen in that particular area before. In other parts of Bangkok it is present though, so it is not a complete surprise but still a nice find.
    And 21 snakes, that's a pretty good score!

    Thanks for booking with us. And you are of course more than welcome to become a repeat customer ;)

    Kind regards,
    Tontan Travel

  • 1.

    Name: , Netherlands

    Tour: Jungle night walk in Bangkok

    Tour date: 22 Jul 2022


    Beste Tontan Travel,

    De tour is prima bevallen. Gids Bank was supervriendelijk, behulpzaam en heeft echt enorm zijn best gedaan om dieren te spotten. Uiteindelijk diverse pit vipers (bamboeadders), vleermuizen, wandelende takken, spinnen en een waterschildpad gevonden. Bank was zelf erg teleurgesteld dat hij geen python kon vinden om aan ons te laten zien. Hij was zeer gedreven! Bank’s Engels was voldoende voor de tour en voor wat eenvoudige conversatie, hier nog wat in verbeteren zou denk ik wel goed zijn.

    T.a.v. de verwachtingen bij de tour; ik had verwacht echt in de stad (vanuit het hotel.) de wandeling te starten/doen (Lumphini bijvoorbeeld), het was nu nog bijna 45 min. rijden naar de locatie. (De beschrijving op de website die ik vandaag lees lijkt geüpdatet t.o.v. een aantal weken terug, of ik heb deze toen niet goed gelezen…) Het is bijzonder om te ervaren hoe Bangkok ook is (ver van de wolkenkrabbers). Al met al een heel leuke en interessante ervaring en blij dat we de wandeling hebben gedaan!

    Mvg Max

    Tontan Travel wrote:

    Beste Max,

    Hartelijk dank voor je feedback!
    Blij te horen dat het prima bevallen is. We zijn ons ervan bewust dat Bank's Engels nog wel wat kan verbeteren. Maar dat zal hij het beste leren door vaker met Engels sprekende gasten op tour te gaan. We geven tegenwoordig in de email standaard aan dat zijn Engels nog niet op het niveau is van bijvoorbeeld onze gidsen in de nationale parken waar we ook tours aanbieden. Maar verwachten dat zijn Engels zeker zal verbeteren in de toekomst.

    Wat betreft je verwachting van iets meer "stadsgevoel". Dat begrijp ik. Het stadspark, Benjakitti, waar de paar foto's van slangen met wolkenkrabbers op de achtergrond gemaakt zijn die op de website staan is onlangs gerenoveerd en dat wat meer opgeruimde karakter komt helaas niet ten goede aan de diversiteit/populatiedichtheid van de diersoorten. De resultaten waren daar erg mager de laatste tijd dus vandaar dat we ervoor hebben gekozen om het wat "wildere" deel van Bangkok te bezoeken wat meer buiten de stad. Ook Lumpini park heeft weinig onderbegroeiing. Ondanks dat het gebied dat je bezocht hebt eigenlijk niet ver van het centrum van Bangkok is, is de autorit ernaar toe wat lang omdat er een grote rivier tussen ligt en de brug om het gebied te bereiken ver weg is en er dus een vrij lange omweg gemaakt moet worden om er te komen.

    Maar we blijven op zoek of we een optie kunnen vinden die wat meer het "stadsgevoel" geeft, maar met een goede kans redelijk wat dieren te zien.

    Bedankt voor je feedback.

    Met vriendelijke groet,
    Tontan Travel

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