Grey Peacock-pheasant in Kaeng Krachan

Birding tours in Kaeng Krachan

Birding tours in Kaeng Krachan national park

Tour description in short

Location of Kaeng Krachan national park on the map of Thailand

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!

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Tour package summary


  • Birding
  • Safari drive(s)
  • Jungle walk(s)

Tour details

  • 1- or multiday tour
  • Private tour
  • 2000 - 7200 Baht (per person)
  • Difficulty level: Easy to moderate

What's included?

  • Entrance fees
  • Expert birding guide (English)
  • Transport during tour
  • Lunch
  • Drinking water
  • Leech protection socks
Blue-banded Kingfisher
The Blue-banded Kingfisher is an uncommon sight in Kaeng Krachan.
Long-tailed Broadbill on the nest
The stunning Long-tailed Broadbill on its nest in Kaeng Krachan national park.

Tour itinerary

Here follows the itinerary of our birding tours in Kaeng Krachan national park.
Note: We can organize both daytrips and multi-day tours.

Day 1 (06:00 to ±18:00 - 19:00)

It is difficult to write about a standard day itinerary, because the itinerary depends on various factors. First of all, it depends on how many days you book. Secondly, it depends on your target bird species that you wish to see. And what you might have already seen on previous days. Besides that, every birder has his/her own priorities. For example if you wish to focus more on photography, then the itinerary will probably end up being different than when you just watch birds through binoculars. Our guide will try for the best to get the most out of your trip based on your preferences.

Generally speaking, the birding tours are not physically demanding. We use a car to move around throughout the park. We visit different habitats and known stake-outs. And then leave the car to walk short bits along the road or into the jungle. Or simply wait on a spot to see what appears. That is certainly a common method at open clearings in the forest, or for example at fruiting fig trees and so on.

Wreather Hornbill male in Kaeng Krachan
Wreather Hornbill male, one of the larger hornbill species in Kaeng Krachan.

Especially for bird photographers it can be the best option to wait for longer periods of time to get the best shot. It is best to notify us in advance about this during the correspondence prior booking the tour. And it is useful if you specify any specific target species. Then we can decide in advance how to adapt the itinerary to increase the chances of success.

The only fixed element of the day is the lunch at midday in the park restaurant. Even there the birding probably will not stop, because also there it is not uncommon that various species reveal themselves.

At the end of the day you will be returned to your hotel outside the park. Or we meet the taxi for a transfer to your next destination.

Ferruginous Partridge in Kaeng Krachan
Ferruginous Partridge in Kaeng Krachan national park.

Extra information about the national park

White-fronted Scops Owl in Kaeng Krachan
White-fronted Scops Owl in Kaeng Krachan national park.

Kaeng Krachan national park lies at about 3 hours drive southwest of Bangkok. The area can be tricky to reach by public transport. You are best off traveling with a private taxi service. We can organize transfers from Bangkok, Hua Hin, and elsewhere.

Our tours start from Kaeng Krachan town.

The park is open year-round and our tours can take off every day of the year, as long as our guide is available. Booking in advance is recommended!

For information on the best time of the year to visit the park, and for more of our tours in Kaeng Krachan, click here.

Blue Pitta male carrying nest material in Kaeng Krachan
A male Blue Pitta carrying nest material. Pittas are colourful birds that spend a lot of time on the forest floor obscured by vegetation. Tough birding targets, but worth the effort.

How much does a tour cost?

These are the rates (per person, per day) for our birding tour package based on your group size. Followed by a list of what is included. And feel free to check out our other packages in Kaeng Krachan, below.

Group size: Rate per person:
1 Person 7200 Baht
2 People 3800 Baht
3 People 3200 Baht
4 People 2700 Baht
5 People 2400 Baht
6 People 2250 Baht
7 People 2100 Baht
8 People 2000 Baht
Age: Reduction:
4 to 12 years -200 Baht
0 to 3 years free

What's included?

  • Entrance fees
  • Expert birding guide (English)
  • Transport during tour
  • Lunch
  • Drinking water
  • Leech protection socks

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Reviews of the Birding tours in Kaeng Krachan

Our guests have rated us 5 out of 5 stars (1 reviews)!

  • 1.

    Name: , Australia

    Tour: Birding tours in Kaeng Krachan

    Tour date: 30 Apr 2024


    My three days in Thailand were wonderful. The organisation of the trip was faultless - the driver to and from Bangkok to the lodge was prompt and very professional. The guide Mong was absolutely wonderful - he was very skilled and professional and worked very hard to find me the birds I wanted to see. He was great company. Son, our driver was also very skilled and charmingly courteous. He is also a very good bird-spotter! Baan Maka was an excellent lodge - thank you for recommending it. I have no hesitation in recommending your services to other travellers.

    Tontan Travel wrote:

    Dear Glen,

    Thank you very much for your kind message. We're glad to hear you had a great trip.

    Thank you for booking with us!

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