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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Here follows the itinerary of our jungle night walk tours in Bangkok
Day 1 (19:00 to ± midnight)
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 guide has 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 can arrange taxi transfers to and from the starting point of the night walk.
Extra information about the tour destination
The area we will explore is called Bang Kachao. It is 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 - 40 minutes drive from areas like Sukhumvit, Khao San Road, Siam, Silom, or Chinatown. But this travelling time could easily double due to traffic.
To make things more convenient, we have decided to start our walks from a local restaurant. We think it makes for a more pleasant wait if you arrive early. Especially, because it is so hard to estimate travel time in Bangkok's traffic. And anyway meeting time is shortly after dinner time. You are of course not obliged to eat there. But we figured it would be convenient for you to do so, or you could just have a drink whilst you wait for darkness and meeting our guide.
You will need a taxi to get there. There is no other public transport all the way there. We can organize 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!
Let's start with saying we have had successful trips in all months of the year. Mid-December through February is probably the slowest time of the year.