Our 2-day tour in Kaeng Krachan national park includes two full days of wildlife watching both on foot and by car.
We will take all the time to look for everything that lives in this amazing jungle.
Why our 2-day tour?
Kaeng Krachan is a great place to appreciate the biodiversity of Thailand. It has a high diversity of birdlife, herpetofauna, arthropods, and even mammals, though the large animals can sometimes be quite a challenge to find in this park. Our 2-day tour will be a thorough introduction to the largest park of Thailand.
Kaeng Krachan lies only three hours away from Bangkok, and only one hour from Hua Hin. You would not want to miss out on this amazing national park!
On our 3-day tour in Kaeng Krachan national park you spend three full days exploring the park both by car and on foot. The primary focus will be to observe wildlife.
Why our 3-day tour?
Kaeng Krachan can be quite challenging when it comes to wildlife watching. Time is the key to success. A 3-day tour will increase your chances to get a glimpse of the large biodiversity that occurs in this park.
The park is not far from Bangkok, and even closer to the popular tourist destination, Hua Hin. Thailand's largest national park definitely deserves a visit!
Our birding tours in Kaeng Krachan national park are available as daytrips or multiple-day tours. And the entire trip you will be looking for the amazing birdlife that inhabits this park.
We will get around by car and make stops throughout the park to walk the roadside through different habitats and visit known stake-outs. Typically, pretty easy-going.
Why our birding tours?
Due to its location, Kaeng Krachan national park has a high diversity of bird species. Many species from Indochina and the Sunda region overlap in this park. There is a number of Pittas, various hornbill species, all Thai broadbill species occur here, and lots more.
The park is not far from Bangkok, and even closer to the popular tourist destination, Hua Hin. Thailand's largest national park is definitely one of the birdwatching hotspots of the country!
Our herping tours in Kaeng Krachan national park are available as daytrips or multiple-day tours.
We will get around by car to travel between different habitats and hotspots. But we will primarily search reptiles and amphibians on foot. Both during the day and at night.
Why our herping tours?
With over 70 species of snakes alone recorded in Kaeng Krachan national park, what more do we need to add? Many species from the Indochinese region and the Sunda region overlap in this park. And besides the divers herpetofauna, you might even get some cool bonus mammals and birds.
The park is not far from Bangkok, and even closer to the popular tourist destination, Hua Hin. The largest national park of Thailand should be on any herping enthusiast's itinerary!
Kaeng Krachan national park is the largest national park in Thailand. Finding the wildlife can at times be a bit more of a challenge compared to e.g., Khao Yai national park. But for those who appreciate the smaller, feathered and scaly creatures just as much as the large animals, the tours in Kaeng Krachan will not disappoint. The park certainly has a wilder feel to it.
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Why Kaeng Krachan national park as a tour destination?
The location of Thailand's largest national park is one of the reasons why Kaeng Krachan is such an exciting place to visit. It is situated between two major biogeographical regions. The Indochinese region in the north, and the Sundiac region in the south. This means the tours in Kaeng Krachan provide the chance to see a wide variety of wildlife species. From birds to reptiles, and mammals to arthropods.
It might not be the easiest park for wildlife watching, but you will be in good hands. Our professional tour guides will do their very best to get you to meet the amazing diversity on your tour in Kaeng Krachan national park. You will love it!
What are the available tour activities in Kaeng Krachan?
Our tours in Kaeng Krachan are all about wildlife watching. We combine jungle walks, which are often more suitable for seeing the smaller jungle critters, with safari style drives which increase your chances to see larger wildlife.
Besides all-round wildlife watching, we also offer herping tours and birding tours in Kaeng Krachan.
We will go in further detail about the tour activities on each individual tour package page.
Where is the national park located?
Kaeng Krachan national park lies at about 3 hours southwest of Bangkok. The area can be tricky to reach by public transport, as it is not very touristy. You're best off traveling with a private taxi service (we can arrange transfers from e.g., Bangkok, Hua Hin, etc.).
The infrastructure to and in the park is good. Though the road past the first campground is for the most part not surfaced, one of the reasons Kaeng Krachan feels a bit wilder.
When is the best time for tours in Kaeng Krachan?
The park is closed annually from 01 August till the end of October. But for the rest of the year our tours can take off at any day as long as we have guide availability.
There are good reasons for each season to visit the park. Some species are fairly consistently seen no matter what season. For example, Dusky Langurs, Stump-tailed Macaques, and White-handed Gibbons are often seen on our tours in Kaeng Krachan. Same can be said about various resident bird species including the majestic Great Hornbill, but for these huge birds chances increase when there are fruiting fig trees around.
The forest is the most lush in the months May to July, and right after the annual closing period, especially in November and early December.
January tends to be quite cool, the hot dry months tend to be February - March, sometimes April depending on when the first rains arrive. This dry period usually means a bit higher chances to see some of the large charismatic mammal species on our tours. They will be attracted to the waterholes along the road. Even though you'd still need a ton of luck, some of our guests have been extremely lucky to even see leopards this time of year. Also elephants which are quite uncommon in much of the park, do reveal themselves a bit more often in this season.
The downside is that the forest is often very dry and not as attractive as it can be during wetter months.
From about March the chances for birdlife seem to increase when various species start nesting. This continues into the following few months.
Generally in April the first bigger rainstorms will arrive and slowly the forest will become more lush over the coming months. This is a great season with more activity of herpetofauna, arthropods, and as mentioned many birds like broadbills, kingfishers, and later on the pittas that start breeding. For certain species this will continue even into July.
As the park reopens after the 3-month wet season closure, the forest is lush in November, and even into December. Still a good time for herpetofauna as long as the nights are not too cold.
Beware, we have a very small team of guides in Kaeng Krachan, therefore it is best to book well in advance!
How much does a tour cost?
At the top of this page you will find all our tours in Kaeng Krachan national park, and on each tour package web page you will find the rates for the tour.
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