Doi Angkhang birdwatching tour 3days 2nights
Doi Ankhang is a mountain belonging to the Himilayan foot hill 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.
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.
Early morning, we will explore around different area 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.
Early morning after breakfast and checkout from the resort, we will start bird watching in the mountain area that we still not cover. Afternoon will travel back to Chiangmai
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Meet at the Airport, hotel lobby.
End location: Transfer back to hotel in Chiangmai, Airport,train station, bus station.
Duration: 10 hours
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 aircondition Toyota comuter van 9 seats. OR SUV 4 wheels drive vehicle.
• Private touring, Transportation, 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 person,cash for accommodation, meals, Angkhang Nature Resort is accepted creditcard.
Breakfast:The two resorts (Angkhang Nature Resort and Baan Luang Resort) that most birders stay breakfast are included ,others have to check again.
Dinner: on you own.
Accommodation: The two resorts that birders usually stay here are Angkhang Nature Resort and Baan Luang Resort, price are varied from 50 usd to 120 usd depend on 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.