Bird Watching Tour Chiangmai at Doi Ankhang 3 days - 2 nights

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Activity Level



Hiking and Walking, Nature and Wildlife, Other


Kid Friendly: Yes. Kids should be 10 years old up

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 5



Thai (fluent), English (advanced)

Enjoy a multi-day birdwatching tour

Doi Ankhang is a mountain belonging to the Himalayan foothill range, located at the Myanmar (Burmese) border. The highest point is 1, 928 metres. Although chiefly deforested, this is still one of Northern Thailand's most prominent bird watching areas, due to more and more rare bird species being in residence, as well as being a popular resting point for numerous migratory birds. Examples of rare and beautiful birds inhabiting this area include the Spot-breasted Parrotbill and the Red-faced Liocichla. A highly recommend site to find the more rare bird species is the picturesque area named Heaven Valley. It is not so uncommon to spot the Red-tailed Laughing Thrush here.


Day 1
Leaving early from Chiang Mai, we will drive along a scenic route to Doi Chiang Dao. Along the way, we will stop at some of the recommended birding areas such as around Chiang Dao Paddy field, Chiang Dao Wildlife Research Center and Pabong Cave temple.
After lunch, we will drive up to the backside of Doi Angkhang Mountain, stop checking for bird along the way. After an enjoyable day's bird watching, we will check in at our resort before getting an early night in preparation for tomorrows early start.

Day 2
Early morning, we will explore different areas in Doi Angkhang, different trails such as Rhododendron trail, Heaven valey trail, at the military base, The border army camp.
Lunch will be at the Royal Agricultural Project, then will spot some more birds in and around Royal Project.

Day 3
Early morning after breakfast and checkout from the resort, we will start bird watching in the mountain area that we still not cover. The afternoon will travel back to Chiangmai.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Meet at the Airport or your hotel lobby.

End location: Transfer back to hotel in Chiangmai, Airport, train station, bus station.

Duration: 3 days

Note: The itinerary is just a guideline; Bird watching tour can be flexible and might be changed according to weather conditions, vagaries of nature or road conditions, but the main concept of the tour will be the same. However, there is no guarantee that every bird listed on the itinerary will be seen as it must depend on the time of the year and on the fact that, as is their nature, birds fly.


Clean, comfortable air-conditioned Toyota commuter van 9 seats. Or SUV 4 wheels drive vehicle.

What’s Included

Other: • Private touring, Entrance Fees, etc with qualified English speaking Guide, specializing in birding and Road Transportation by private air-conditioned vehicle.
• 3 Lunch at the local restaurant on Day 1-2-3
• Water and cool towel during the tour
• Snack, Fruits, Tea & coffee break during the tour.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

10000 THB - For one and two people, cash for accommodation, meals.
At Angkhang Nature Resort is accepted the credit card.

What’s Extra

Other: Breakfast: The two resorts (Angkhang Nature Resort and Baan Luang Resort) where most birders stay, have breakfast included. For other hotels, we have to check in advance.

Dinner: on your own.

Accommodation: The two resorts where birders usually stay are Angkhang Nature Resort and Baan Luang Resort, prices vary from 50 USD to 120 USD depending on the low/high season.


Bird watching tour policy: Please keep in mind that I will neither use playback or other sounds/noises nor worms to attract birds because these will disturb the natural condition of the birds.

Private tour guide Chintana

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