Khon Kaen to Khon Kaen
Nam Nao National Park is one of Thailand's most underrated birdwatching destinations. The exceptional visibility in the forest allows easy and clear sightings of species that are normally difficult to see; in particular Silver Pheasant, Bar-backed Partridge, Red-headed Trogon, Blue and Eared Pitta, and a profusion of Woodpeckers, Minivets, and Barbets. Besides walking the main network of forest trails, we'll also head out to the Ban Paek Pine Forest and take a 4WD to get us deep into the park's Phu Gum Khao section, which has a mix of forest and meadow.
Though rarely visited by foreigners, the remote and wildlife-rich Phu Khieo Wildlife Reserve is a favorite destination of many Thailand-based birdwatchers. It features a mix of forest, field, and lake and is excellent for White-winged Duck, Siamese Fireback, Silver Pheasant, Coral-billed Ground Cuckoo, and Austen’s Brown Hornbill.
The Birdwatching Tours overview page has complete background information, including lodging and food details and a list of key species, for all our birdwatching tours.
Day 1 - Depart Khon Kaen at 5am and arrive at Nam Nao National Park around 6.30am.
Day 2 - Full day of birding in Nam Nao National Park.
Day 3 - Morning birding in Nam Nao National Park and afternoon birding in Phu Khieo Wildlife Reserve.
Day 4 - Full day of birding in Phu Khieo Wildlife Reserve.
Day 5 - Return to Khon Kaen in the late afternoon. Optional visit to a handicraft village or historic temple on the way back.
Striped Tit Babbler Ashy Woodswallow White-breasted Waterhen Common Kestrel
If our itinerary doesn't fit your exact needs and desires, please let us know.
With advance notice we can usually modify things.
Car-free (See Tour Style for details.)
**Add 600 / 1,200 / 1,800 baht (1-2 / 3-6 / 7-8 people) for each Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and holiday night spent in Nam Nao National Park.
Prices valid until 31 December 2017
All sightseeing and activities as specified in the itinerary with an English-speaking guide and a local park ranger, entrance fees, transportation in an air-conditioned vehicle (excluded in the Nam Nao portion of the car-free option), hotel transfers, accommodation, meals while at Phu Khieo, snacks and cold water in the vehicle, accident insurance, taxes, and pre-departure travel consultation.
Price Does Not Include
Transportation to Khon Kaen, meals and drinks not specified above, travel and medical insurance, personal expenses (such as laundry, souvenirs, snacks, etc.), tips/gratuities, visa fees (Thai visas are free or not required for most international visitors.), and any additional expenses incurred due to airline schedule changes, natural disasters, political actions, or other factors beyond our control.
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