January 12-24, 2015
South Thailand Extension
January 24-30, 2015
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.
Tour Leaders: Ken Archer and Ian Dugdale. Ken is a professional wildlife photographer with over 25 years of experience and multiple Nature's Best Photography awards. Ian Dugdale lives in Thailand and has photographed extensively there the past 10 years. He has co-led each of our 5 tours to Thailand along with Nate Chappell. He is an excellent bird watcher and guide as well. We will also have a fulltime Thai nature guide with us the whole trip.
What to Expect - You will have excellent photo opportunities with birds at all of the locations. At Doi Lang a lot of great birds come into setups. 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. The weather in Central and Northern Thailand at this time of year is typically sunny, dry and not too hot.
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. $300 single supplement.
Maximum guests - 8 photographers plus their companions/spouses, 10 participants maximum.
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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