Thap Lan National park (One day tour)

Hiking Thap Lan National park

Background

Thap Lan is the country’s second largest National Park, covering an area of 2,235.80 sq.km. Park Headquarters are situated about 197 km from Bangkok. The Thap Lan area is comprised of continuous mountain ranges with naturally created valleys, chasms and waterfalls.

Thap Lan is home to one of the few such forests remaining in Thailand. Fan Palms are an ancient plant that produce a single massive inflorescence, the largest in the plant kingdom, containing up to 60 million flowers.it is home to a number of wild animals, including tigers, elephants, buffalos, bangtang, serow, black bears, sun bears, crown gibbons, hornbills, pheasants and lorikeets, amongst others. A total of 149 bird species have been confirmed within the Park, including several rare species restricted to low-land evergreen forest, such as the green imperial pigeon, stork-billed kingfisher and scaly-crowned babbler. There is faint hope that one of the most endangered mammals in the world, the Kouprey, may still survive in the said park

Itinerary

Day 1

Depart Bangkok sharp at 0600am for the 2 and half hours drive to Thap lan national park. Have your breakfast en route in a Thai restaurant with your guide and also get the lunch packet before entering the park. Visit the mineral licks to find wildlife such as gaurs or wild elephant before going on a 4 wheel drive in the wilderness area of the park. Reach the Trail where you will start your trek into the forest with your guide. lunch would be served after a long walk.Spend your time relaxing and then continue the trek. Exit the forest sharp at 1600pm for the transfer back to your Bangkok hotel.End of our services.

Walking distance: 3 Kms over a period of 3-4 hours. Meals Included: B,L

Price Includes

  • English speaking naturalist
  • Private transfer by 4WD including fuel
  • Meals as indicated including bottled water
  • Park entrance fees
  • Travel Insurance

Price Excludes

  • Personal Expenses
  • Telephone calls
  • Tips

Things to bring

  • Light walking boots or sports shoes
  • Camera and binoculars (very useful)
  • Long trousers and long-sleeved shirt for walking in the forest
  • Jumpers during December -February

Notes

  • The tour is on private basis ( No other participants will join you)
  • This is a sample itinerary, and the routes and timing may change according to local conditions, but the general content of the trip will remain the same

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