I am planning a mammal/snorkling trip to Thailand (end of february) with my ten year old son, who seems to have developed the same wildlife addicition as his father.
I have visited Thailand once before (Khao yai and Kho phi phi) and Malaysia (Taman negara and Tioman), but it wasn’t very hardcore mammalwatching then.
Since I am both a professional wildlife cameraman and wildlife artist now (http://www.jeroenverhoeff.com), I really like to do better in overal wildlife encountering and even more important: I want to give my son a real jungle and reef trip experience of a lifetime!
My aim is to visit Kaeng Krachen. I checked the recent tips on this website (as you can see I copy pasted Steve Babbs recent post quite a bit), so if anyone else has any tips they like to share I’d be very grateful too.
Unfortenately, I do not have the seemingly endless funds many of the people on this forum seem to have: only a maximum of about a hundred euros a day.
It sounds like reef bleaching is pretty bad in Thailand, does anyone know by chance of places that still give good snorkling opportunities right from the beach?
It’s only a 8-9 day trip, probably by train and bus, so any knowledge appreciated or any other recommendations within about 10 hours of Bangkok.
Thanks in advance!