Dit is onze blog waarop we al het nieuws gerelateerd aan Tontan Travel en onze jungle avonturen in Thailand delen. Daarnaast schrijven we ook algemene artikelen over wildspotten en de nationale parken.
Een aantal belangrijke artikelen hebben we zowel in het Engels als in het Nederlands geschreven, maar de meeste blog posts zijn alleen in het Engels geschreven. Excuses voor het ongemak.
Als reisorganisatie in Thailand is het onvermijdbaar dat je aanvragen krijgt voor het zogenaamde olifant rijden. Misschien dat onze tourprogramma's waarin safariritten om te zoeken naar olifanten worden aangeboden, het extra verwarrend maken. Maar onze tours zijn puur gericht op het spotten van dieren in het wild. Proberen op één van die wilde olifanten te gaan zitten, is in wezen zelfmoord.
Voor diegenen die dit niet weten, er is een donkere keerzijde aan het olifant rijden. Deze toeristische activiteit brengt de soort dichterbij het uitsterven in het wild.
19 JUN 2019, Thailand
Even though the story behind our old logo is nice, we thought it was about time we updated to a new logo that would have more affinity with what we actually offer - that is wildlife tours!
The story how our company name came to life can...
18 JUN 2015, Kui Buri national park
Finally, we managed to find the time to add Thailand's best place for wild elephant watching, Kui Buri national park, to our website. With 99% chance to see elephants and probably about 50% chance to see the world's largest wild cattle, the Gaur, our wildlife safaris in Kui Buri national park are like no other.
11 APR 2015, Kaeng Krachan national park
Luck is an important factor in wildlife watching. Some species are so elusive that a chance of an encounter is virtually zero. But how could it happen that we saw two such species in just 4 hours? Did our luck just exceed the million-dollar-lottery-winning luck? Maybe we should play more lotteries...
12 MAR 2015, Kaeng Krachan national park
... While all our eyes were aimed at the tree with langurs, I tried to find a better gap through the leaves that were somewhat obstructing the view. Hoping for a decent picture. I walked around our car that was parked in the middle of the dirt road. And for a second I thought my mind was playing tricks on me when I looked on the road behind our car. But no. Soon I realized that I was looking straight in the eyes of a magnificent big cat. A spotted-phase Indochinese Leopard, Panthera pardus delacouri, looked at me and ...
28 FEB 2015, Kaeng Krachan national park
It's been raining pythons, lately. We even managed to spot 3 large Reticulated Pythons in just 24 hours. While following a dry river bed during our herping trip in Kaeng Krachan national park we came across a 5 metre giant snake that was getting ready to shed its skin.
30 DEC 2014, Pangsida national park
The week around New Year many Thais flock to the national parks for day visits, or often even overnight camping. It's the scenery and the cool winter weather that attracts them, usually more so than the wildlife.
Probably the most popular destination is Khao Yai national park, which gets so crowded in this time of year that we have decided not to offer tours in the week around New Year in Khao Yai. A shame really, because this year again we had to disappoint such a large number of foreign tourists wanting to do tours in Khao Yai national park. It made us think how to help these visitors in the future during the national holidays. Therefore, we decided to do another survey trip to Pangsida national park. This time in the last weekend of December and see how busy this park would get.