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Birding Tour Thailand: 14-day Jewels of the South 2018



The peninsula of southern Thailand, part of geological Sundaland, is a birders’ and naturalists’ paradise – and the destination for this ‘Birding Tour Thailand’ adventure. Bounded by the Gulf of Thailand to the east and the Andaman Sea to the west, this lush tropical region boasts a maritime climate and a unique combination of terrestrial and marine attractions that rank among the best globally. Our tour is designed to incorporate the most spectacular of the region’s unique karst limestone scenery in searching for the region’s diversity of specials.

The region’s star attraction is the Rail-babbler, one of the few birds in the world in a family of its own. Also there are resident pittas in the area. Although Gurney’s Pitta is now probably extirpated from Thailand, there is a chance to see Malayan Bandedand Mangrove Pittas. Pittas aside, the rainforests we visit teem with flamboyancy in their birdlife – five potential hornbills, Great, Helmeted, and White-crowned Hornbills among others, ten species of tropical kingfishers, five species of trogon, and more.

As part of this Birding Tour Thailand adventure we visit a range of national parks to find these specials, picking up scores of ornately colored woodpeckers, unique jungle-living babblers, attractive leafbirds, and more along the way. Our itinerary includes an outing for the tricky Nordmann’s Greenshank and Chinese Egret. Whilst birding, we may encounter intriguing jungle mammals including dusky langur, pig-tailed macaque, the aptly named giant squirrel, the beautiful white-handed gibbon, and, with luck, the nocturnal Sunda slow loris. We will also visit the stunning reservoir at Khao Sok National Park, surrounded by one of the oldest primary forests in Southeast Asia.

This tropical Birding Tour Thailand adventure, set amidst extraordinary karst limestone landscapes and rich tropical seas, is one not to be missed!

Duration: 14 days

Limit (Group Size): 4 - 6 with 2 leaders

Date Start: January 05, 2018

Date End: January 18, 2018

Tour Start: Phuket

Tour End: Phuket

Price: US$3842per person sharing for 4-6 tour participants and 2 guides. For only 2-3 people there is a surcharge, but please ask us, since the surcharge is relatively low.

Single Supplement: US$629

Price includes:
All accommodation
All meals
International guide
Local licensed Thailand Tourism Authority guide
All transport while on tour
All national park entry fees

Price excludes:
International airfare
Drinks
Items of a personal nature, such as gifts
Laundry
Personal insurance
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We just returned from our trip to Thailand. It was wonderful. Thank you very much for arranging our tour with Andy Walker. He was the best guide we ever had. He is knowledgeable, easy going, hard working, and has all the qualities that people expect from a guide. We really enjoyed birding with him. We would be happy to go birding with him any time and would highly recommend him as a guide to any of our friends. Thanks again for giving us the opportunity to have him as our guide. Our Best Regards, Ahmad and Sue

Ahmad and Sue, Canada
03/29/2016



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