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Southern Thailand Wildlife Photography Tour

The rainforest surrounding us here in Krabi Town is really stunning. Krabi is a great base for Thailand wildlife photography tours because we are within a couple hours by boat or vehicle of reaching other amazing places like Langkawi Island in Malaysia, Ko Samui and Ko Phangan Islands in Surat province just north of us, Ko Phi Phi, Phang Nga, and Phuket Island.

The nature around us – flora and fauna, as well as the scenery that makes Thailand so special, is all around us. You just have to decide, what will you focus on?

Customized Photo Tours

Our Southern Thailand Wildlife Photo Tour can be customized to fit exactly what you’re looking for. There are numerous national parks and wilderness areas we can choose from. Let us know what you’re interested in and we’ll create a plan for your trip.

Some of our field trips during your tour will be by day and some by night. We can do physically demanding hikes up winding mountain paths sometimes, or roam across relatively flat land. We have a wide variety of options for everything we do, we just need to know what you want your ideal experience to look like and we’ll create that for you.

Typical Tour Schedule

Breakfast: Early, sometimes very early if we’re going to get sunrise shots. We wake up, get our gear together to meet the demands of the day. We eat and then drive to our planned activity.

Once on-site, we’ll decide on a plan of action – sticking together, fanning out, going separate ways, there are usually options to go at your own pace. We don’t want to slow our photographers down, and we don’t want to push you to pick up the pace. The pace is yours to decide in most cases.

Of course, this depends on the group. The most independence is when you come with your own group or individually.

Some days we’ll stay at the same location. Other days we might have something else planned to visit. Typically we won’t split the day up into a morning session and an evening – night time session. We’ll either do morning and day or evening and night sessions on any one day.

Frog resting in grass in Southern Thailand during our photography tour.
Brown tree frog on big leaves in the southern Thailand rainforest.

Lunch: Usually 5-6 hours after breakfast. Snack opportunities exist throughout the day by bringing what you want in your bag.

After lunch we may be driving to the next location, we might continue on where we were, or we might head back to the hotel or bungalow.

Dinner: Usually after 6 pm.

Walking Distance: We can go anywhere from 1 kilometer to many kilometers per day, based on your ability. If you can do it, we can do it!

Hours Per Day Shooting Photographs: 5-8

Number of Days and Nights: At most, 10 days and 10 nights, depending when you fly in and out. Extra days are available and pro-rated by day. We can do any number of days from 1-10. We’re more flexible with planning quick trips if they are only 1-2 days long. Longer trips require more planning on our end.

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Internet: WIFI is widely available in most populated areas. In national parks and some other remote areas we may not be able to find it. Thailand uses WIFI, 4G, 5G, LTE for mobile data connections that might work for you if you can add a Thailand SIM card to your mobile phone.

If you need a SIM before you arrive, do let us know so we can pick one or more up for you. Thailand’s WIFI connections available in hotels are frequently slow and it probably isn’t realistic to think you will be able to upload all your images to a remote server (Dropbox, Google Drive, etc.) at the end of the day.

Included Costs: Accommodation, transportation, and food (3 meals) are covered once we pick you up at the airport, bus station, or ferry. Internet will sometimes be available where we stay or where we eat. If you need to make use of it frequently, do let us know.

Snacks and other supplies can be found at one of the numerous stores we’ll be close to.

Batteries you need may be difficult to find. If you need A123 batteries, watch type disc batteries, or something else outside the usual AA, AAA, D, etc, we strongly suggest you bring what you will need over the course of your tour.

Cost for your trip will depend on your itinerary. It will depend what animals or flora you want to target because this will determine locations we need to go to find them. It will also depend on the number of days you choose.

A brown dead-leaf mantis in southern Thailand rainforest at night.
Brown dead-leaf mantis waiting for prey.

Southern Thailand Photography Tour Fees: Field trips are as little as 3900 THB for a 3 hour tour of the rainforest at night. We have longer tours lasting 1-5 days as well. Once we finalize a schedule for your field trips, we can give you a firm price.

Here are typical rates for a 3 hour day field trip and 2 hour night trip (each person):

  • 1 person – 5900 THB
  • 2 persons – 3200 THB
  • 3 persons – 3000 THB
  • 4 persons – 2800 THB

CONTACT HERE FIRST if you are considering a tour and want to ask questions, etc.

Groups: If you have a group of three (3) or more people, let us know so we can figure out a discount. If you have a large group, please give us at least one (1) month notice so we can secure the resources we need to make your tour exceptional.

Maximum Tour Group Participants: The maximum is usually just eight (8). If we have more than eight, we may add another staff photographer to the group to be able to give better personal attention to each participant.

Minimum Age: 15 years. This is not set in stone. If you have a mature son or daughter that will be accompanying you on this trip and they don’t mind walking around the jungle for hours at a time for six days in a row, then great! Most children wouldn’t be a good fit for this tour, but we do love kids!

Private Tours: We do have the option for private tours, which means nobody else will be going along with your group – your tour members will include just your group of 2-8, one staff photographer, and our driver (Thai).

Note

Southern Thailand is where we’ve spent the last 20 years of our lives trekking trails through dense canopy covered jungle paths and even forging new trails where necessary. We are experts on reptiles and some insects and we know our way around many of the animals and insects we are likely to see on the trip.

There is no real danger from large animals like crocodiles, bear, or tigers in the jungle where we’ll be photographing. Just the usual ants, termites, mosquitoes, bees, or other biting or stinging things like caterpillars are the pests we deal with while walking through the forest.

Typically in the thick of the jungle we suggest short sleeved fast-wicking running shirts and long lightweight pants which you can tuck into your socks. A wide-brimmed hat is a must. We usually don’t use any insect repellant, but that’s up to you. Buy the repellant we have here, we’ll recommend the right brand.

Thailand has been our home for a couple of decades. We’ll still be here when you decide to come over for your photographic adventure.

Forest-crested lizard in Southern Thailand during our photography tour.
Calotes emma is one of the common lizards in the Southern Thailand rainforests. There are a couple color phases, all of them beautiful. These magnificent reptiles are common and we will find some during your trip.

Looking for a couple of hours of night in Thailand’s rainforest photographing lizards, frogs, toads, geckos, centipedes, snakes, scorpions and slow lorises?

Contact Us here and we’ll put you in touch with the staff of this educational field trip.

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