Wild Gaur Watching with Wildlife Photographer & Naturalist! (Private Trip)

Let the nature surprise you

About this Activity

One of a lifetime experience wild gaur watching in the best location, Khao Pang Ma in Thailand with our wildlife photographer & naturalist expert!

What You Will Experience

- Wild gaur watching with wildlife photographer and naturalist
- Visit Sakaerat Environmental Research Station for a chance to see Siamese fireback, Thailand’s national iconic bird and variable squirrels (Optional)
- Enjoy BBQ dinner & delicious local meals

  • Duration

    3 Days 2 Nights

  • Availability

    Trip available all year. Best time to see gaurs is early in the morning and late afternoon. Gaurs sleep & rest in the dense forest during the daytime.
    Available dates;
    • 24-27 July
    • 31 Jul-4 Aug
    • 07-11 Aug
    • 21-25 Aug
    • 28-31 Aug

  • Max# of People Allowed


  • Price

    1 person: 18,500 Baht/person
    2 people: 15,500 Baht/person
    4 people: 12,500 Baht/person
    6 people: 10,500 Baht/person

  • Price include

    - 2 nights accommodation (double sharing)
    - Wildlife photographer and naturalist to accompany the group
    - Transportation to and from Bangkok by VIP van and pickup truck for Safari (the pickup truck can fit up to 6 people including 1 guide, surcharge for extra pick up truck at the additional cost is 5,000 baht/ truck)
    - Breakfast (2) Lunch (2) Dinner (2)
    - Unlimited drinking water

  • Price exclude

    - Accommodation for single occupancy, additional 1,000 baht surcharge/person
    - Your personal photography equipment’s and electronic devices.
    - Alcohol & power drinks
    - Travel insurance (recommend)

  • Cancellation Policy

    Cancellations must be made at least 14 days before a booked experience is due to take place. You can cancel your booking and HiveSters will refund you 80% of the initial payment made, taking 20% as cancellation & money transfer processing fees.

    Cancellations made within 14 days before the experience date or those who do not show up will be not eligible for a refund.

  • Language

    Fluent English and Thai

  • Meeting Location

    Up to customers

  • What to Bring

    Photographing Gears: Up to your preference
    - DSLR or Micro 4/3 with lenses in a focal length between 200-600mm.
    - Wide angle lenses for landscape photography
    - Spare batteries and charger
    - Lots of memory cards or external hard drive with laptop
    - Tripod or monopod for your super telephoto lens
    - Rain cover
    Other stuffs: up to you
    - Sun protection, sunglasses, cap-hat
    - Torchlight or headlamp with spare batteries
    - Multi-tools (Leatherman, Victorinox)
    - Hydration pack (Camelbak) or your reusable water bottle
    - Windbreaker/Rain jacket
    - Mosquito/insect repellent
    - Binoculars or spotting scope
    - Mammals/ bird field guide of Thailand
    - Some books to read during the daytime break

  • What to Wear

    Safari and wildlife watching apparel;
    - Camouflage or plain natural colour clothing (black & grey will do too)
    - Important* Do not wear flashy colour such as red, yellow, pink or white
    - Sneakers and trekking shoes are recommended, no flip-flops or high heels, please ;)
    - The temperature is about 10-15 Degrees Celsius: Night and 25-30 Degrees Celsius: Daytime with humidity. Please bring suitable clothes for this weather condition

  • Small Note

    The schedule is flexible based on the situation of wildlife sighting. Minimum 2 weeks booking in advance


    DAY 1

    - 12:00 - Meet up with Khun Tour our wildlife photographer and naturalist and drive out from Bangkok to Khao Phang Ma by private van

    - 15:30 - Stop by at local fresh market to shop ingredients for BBQ dinner!

    - 16:00 - Check in the resort & relax a bit

    - 17:00 - Time for gaur watching! Head to Backyard Valley!

    - 19:00 - Enjoy BBQ dinner

    - 21:00 - Head out for night safari!

    DAY 2

    - 4:30 - Rise & shine, wake up!

    - 5:00 - Board on the pickup truck & ready to spot the gaurs in High mountain valley and visit Khao Phang Ma headquarter

    - 9:00 - Back to the resort & enjoy breakfast. Time to power nap & rest!

    - 12:00 - Enjoy delicious Thai lunch at scenic view restaurant

    - 13:30 - Fresh market shopping

    - 15:00 - Enjoy tea & coffee and prepare for gaurs spotting!

    - 16:00 - Time to go spot gaurs in Backyard valley!

    - 17:00 - Heading to High mountain valley, waiting for the call of gaur herd & have fun night safari!

    - 20:30 - End the fun day with BBQ dinner

    DAY 3

    - 4:30 - Rise & shine, wake up!

    - 5:00 - Board on the pickup truck & ready to spot the gaurs in High mountain valley

    - 8:00 - Back to the resort & enjoy breakfast. Time to power nap & pack your bag.

    - 12:00 - Check out & enjoy yummy local lunch

    - 13:30 - Head back to Bangkok

    - 16:00 - 17:30 – Arrive in Bangkok Happy Gaurs!


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Khao Phang Ma Preservation Area, Dong Phaya Yen National Park (Outskirt of Khao Yai, approximately 3.5 hrs from Bangkok)


Animals , Gaur

Background Info:

Back in 1994 gaur population was only 4-10 gaurs in the area, but since the re-growing forest and better protection no-hunting area of Khao Phang Ma, gaurs population has grown up to 120-150 gaurs, making Khao Phang Ma as the best area in Thailand to see gaurs in the wild!


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