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Northern & Central Thailand - Asian Birding at its Best II

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 18 - 24 day(s)
Group Size: 12 people
Destination(s): Thailand  
Specialty Categories: Birdwatching   Wildlife Viewing  
Season: November - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 5550 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 7700 US Dollar (USD)

Thailand is quite simply the quintessential birding destination of Southeast Asia, boasting a fantastic diversity of habitats ranging from high mountain peaks draped with rhododendron forest, to extensive mudflats and dense tropical lowlands resounding with birdsong. This tour is designed to take advantage of the influx of migrants from the north in addition to an amazing array of Asian bird species that include a host of localized and range-restricted specialties. Siamese Fireback, Great Hornbill, Silver-breasted Broadbill, Coral-billed Ground Cuckoo, Blue Pitta, White-rumped Falcon, Black-headed Woodpecker, Spoon-billed Sandpiper, Great Slaty Woodpecker, Ratchet-tailed Treepie, Spot-breasted Parrotbill, Giant Nuthatch, and Green Peafowl are just some of the potential highlights of this incredible tour! Furthermore, culturally Thailand has few equals, and you will have opportunities to visit some of the many spectacular pagodas and shrines that adorn this varied and spectacular land.

THE TOUR AT A GLANCE…

DETAILS:
Tour Dates
Central & Northern Thailand 27th November to 14th December (18 days)
Southern Thailand Extension 14th to 20th December (7 days)

Tour Price
Central & Northern Thailand US$ 5,550 per person sharing (see below)
US$ 200 approximate cost of domestic flights
(Tour price fixed in US$, other rates subject to exchange rate fluctuations)
Southern Thailand Extension US$ 2,150 per person sharing (see below)
US$ 230 approximate cost of domestic flights
(Tour price fixed in US$, other rates subject to exchange rate fluctuations

Tour Size
Limited to 12 participants with 1 M17026 leader & 1 local leader

THE ITINERARY:
27th November - Arrival in Bangkok
28th November - Bangkok to Kaeng Krachan via Samutsakhon and Petchburi
29th & 30th November - Kaeng Krachan National Park
1st December - Kaeng Krachan National Park to Sab Sadou
2nd December - Sab Sadou to Khao Yai National Park
3rd & 4th December - Khao Yai National Park
5th December - Khao Yai to Bangkok, flight to Chiang Mai
6th December - Chiang Mai to Doi Inthanon via Huai Hong Khrai
7th & 8th December - Doi Inthanon National Park
9th December - Doi Inthanon to Fang
10th December - Fang to Doi Lang to Thaton
11th December - Doi Lang
12th December - Thaton to Doi Angkhang
13th December - Doi Angkhang
14th December - Doi Angkhang to Bangkok and departure

SOUTHERN THAILAND EXTENSION:
14th December - Arrival in Bangkok
15th December - Bangkok to Krabi
16th December - Krabi mangroves and transfer to Khao Nor Chuchi
17th & 18th December - Khao Nor Chuchi
19th December - Khao Nor Chuchi to Mu Ko Similan National Park, overnight in Krabi
20th December - Krabi to Bangkok

FINANCIAL ARRANGEMENTS:
The fee for the Central and Northern Thailand tour is US$ 5,550 per person sharing and for the Southern Thailand Extension is US$ 2,150 per person sharing. (Please note: this does NOT include the internal flights as mentioned in the itinerary. As a general guideline, we suggest you budget +- US$ 200 and +- US$ 230 for the main tour and the extension respectively. RBT can book these flights on your behalf at no extra charge.)

The single supplement costs for the Central and Northern tour and the Southern Thailand Extension are US$ 675 and US$ 200 respectively and will be charged if you wish to have single accommodation. If RBT cannot provide you with a rooming partner although you choose to share, the single supplement will become applicable. We will make all reasonable efforts to ensure that a rooming partner is found if you do wish to share.

Should you wish to pay for this tour in Great British Pound (£), Euro (€), or South Africa Rand (ZAR), please refer to our website for the current exchange rate.

This includes:
•All meals from dinner on day 1 to lunch on day 18 for those on the main tour, and from dinner on day 18 of the main tour to lunch on day 7 for those on the Southern extension;
•Bottled drinking water;
•All lodgings as per itinerary;
•Ground transportation and boat trips mentioned in the itinerary;
•Reserve entrance fees;
•Gratuities for local guides and services; and
•Guiding services of local guides and M17026 tour leader.

The tour fee does not include:
•ANY flights (see above);
•Airport transfers from Bangkok International Airport to your hotel on day 1;
•Any beverages;
•Telephone calls, laundry and other items of a personal nature; and
•Special gratuities.

IMPORTANT NOTES:
a) Due to constantly fluctuating exchange rates, we now quote our tours in 4 currencies (see website for all 4 currencies). The tour price is however fixed only in the currency printed in bold (US$), and the actual cost in the other currencies listed will be adjusted according to prevailing exchange rates at the time of final invoicing (usually 3 months before the tour.) Approximate flight and single supplement rates have been converted to US$ but are also subject to exchange rate movements.

b) Rates are based upon group tariffs; if the tour does not have sufficient registration (a minimum of 8 paying participants for the main tour and 6 paying participants for the extension) a small party supplement will have to be charged.

c) Furthermore, these costs are subject to unforeseen increases in tour related costs and may have to be adjusted as a result.

d) Lastly, we may be forced to change or alter the itinerary and / or the designated M17026 leader/s at short or no notice due to unforeseen circumstances; please be aware that we will attempt to adhere as close to the original program as possible.

Tipping:
As noted above, gratuities (drivers, hotel staff, restaurants etc) are included on this tour. However, this does NOT include your M17026 leader/s. If, therefore, you feel that he/they have given you excellent service, it is entirely appropriate to tip them.

Special Notes:
•Some of our time is spent in vehicles, as we do have to cover fair distances in order to get to the best areas for birds and animals. The more luggage you pack, the less room there is in the vehicle, so it is important for the comfort of your fellow travellers that you do not over-pack. Kindly stick to 20kg for check in luggage and 8kg for hand luggage.

•Leeches do occur in some of the reserves, encountering them really depends on how much recent rain there has been. If you do have leach socks, it might therefore be a good idea to bring them along; otherwise, tucking your long pants into your socks is usually sufficient to deter them from latching on.

ARRIVAL & DEPARTURE DETAILS:
The first day of the tour is an arrival day and you are free to arrive at any time on this day. The tour will conclude after lunch on day 18 in Bangkok. As there is an internal flight on this final day it is recommended that you book your international flight to depart no earlier that the early evening on this day. For those doing the Southern extension the tour ends in Bangkok after lunch on the final day of the extension. Once again, as there is an internal flight on this final day it is recommended that you book your international flight to depart no earlier that the early evening on this day. If you wish to arrive early and/or depart late and would like assistance in this regard, kindly contact the M17026 office.

FLIGHTS:
Bangkok is the main port of entry for international flights in Thailand and is well serviced by all of the world’s major airlines. We have the capacity to advise you on the best route according to your preferences, but your local travel agent will best be able to book these flights for you. We can, however, book the internal flights for you.

NB: please DO NOT book your international flights until you have consulted the M17026 office for confirmation on the status of the tour.

Notes:
Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Northern & Central Thailand - Asian Birding at its Best II
Tour Price (Per Person) €4,380 * £3,490 * USD5,550 * ZAR61,820
Single Supplement €540 * £430 * USD675 * ZAR7,520

Southern Thailand Extension - Rainforest Birding II
Tour Price (Per Person) €1,700 * £1,360 * USD2,150 * ZAR23,970
Single Supplement €160 * £130 * USD200 * ZAR2,230

Please note: these prices are subject to foreign exchange fluctuations.
Excludes flight costs.

Please feel free to contact one of our Travel Consultants to enquire more about this tour.

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At M17026 we have been delivering unbeatable birding and wildlife holidays since 1998. Our birding tours are professionally guided, fun and educational. They follow expertly planned itineraries and represent exceptional value for money. If you have not yet experienced the joys of world birding with us, we would be...

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