January 12-24, 2014
Photo Tour - Thailand is a tremendous country for a nature photography tour. There is abundant bird life, numerous mammals, ancient ruins, culture and great food and accommodation. Over 920 species of birds have been recorded there. Some spectacular birds that participants will have a good chance photographing include Black-headed Woodpecker, Blue Magpie, Trogons, Indian Roller, Kalij Pheasant and Pheasant-tailed Jacana. Participants have an excellent chance of photographing several species of mammals as well. 3 species of deer and several different monkeys and squirrels are mammals which we have an excellent chance of seeing. We also have a reasonable chance of seeing and/or photographing wild Asian Elephants.
About Trogon Tours and Thailand - We have led 3 tours to Thailand in the last 3 years and each of them was special. Nate Chappell has made over 10 trips to Thailand in the past 10 years. He knows the wildlife and birds of the country very well. He is excited about passing on his knowledge of Thailand's nature to the tour participants. We will have 1 to 2 Thai nature guides with us the whole tour as well as a British bird photographer who lives in Thailand.
What to Expect - You will have excellent photo opportunities with birds at all of the locations. At Keang Krachan we will be photographing at blinds at ponds which are set up to photograph birds from close range. At Huai Kha Keang you will have good opportunities with mammals such as the elk like Sambar Deer as well as birds. At Beung Borapet you will be able to photograph a wide variety of waterbirds and other birds from boats in a gorgeous setting with abundant pink water lotuses. At Mae Wong we will set up perches to get nice images of the Laughinghtrushes and Mesias. The lodging is comfortable and good throughout the trip but more basic than on most of our tours, however the rooms at all of the locations are clean and have hot water. On parts of the trip the food is pretty much limited to Thai cuisine which most people enjoy but a few may miss their western cuisine. Nate will be available to answer photographic questions and offer advice throughout the trip. On a couple of evenings we will do image reviews and there will be an extensive instruction session the first day of the trip at the hotel in Bangkok. Nonphotographer spouses and companions should enjoy the beautiful settings, Thai culture and cuisine and comfortable accommodation on this tour. Transport will be in comfortable air conditioned van and SUV.
Costs - $3,900 per person includes all accommodation, guiding, instruction, park fees, meals and bottled water. It does not include airfare to and from Bangkok, alcoholic beverages and other personal expenses. $500 single supplement.
Maximum guests - 8 photographers plus their companions/spouses, 10 participants maximum.
Itinerary: To see the detailed day to day itinerary click here
Contact: Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or are interested in this tour or call Nate at 281-778-1486 .
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