Testimonials

Nature Trails has been organizing the Birdwatching holidays since 1995.  We have a long list of testimonials, to make it short we showed here only 10 years comments.

2016

The whole holiday was a tremendous success and enjoyed thoroughly by all four of us.  As well as lots of exciting bird watching we had lots of laughs and amazing bonhomie with everyone who joined us.  Obviously a big that you to Nature Trails and to Patcharee in particular.  Things only go well if the planning is right…

K. Walker
Jan 2016

Very good throughout (Jay as guiding), seeing over 400 species is amazing so we don’t want to be picky…

A. Davies/R. Miller
Jan 2016

2015

Brillient, well led by Kamol and assistants.  Really enjoyed trip, will come again to Thailand…

C. Wilson
Jan 2015

2014

Working with you, Patcharee has been a delight.  Thanks for all your help and kindness…

A. Esson
Mar 2014

They are first class (guides), they made the whole trip every enjoyable…I got my target bird.  Everyday birding was fun, a lot of thrilling birds.  I will highly recommend Nature Trails Thailand.

D. Tannahill
Jan 2014

All guides are great bird guide  Patcharee’s mail response is very fast and kind.

Jan 2014

K. Kawabe/R. Shinya
Jan 2014

2012

Tu has very good birding skills.  Nice company.  Will surely come back!

H. Sorensen
Mar 2012

Excellent guide & host.  Great to see the birds without the use of tape.  Very pleased with all logistics.  Would strongly recommend to friends.

D. & J. Kingman
Feb 2012

Tu was an amazing guide.  He not only showed us the birds and some mammals but also explained Thai cooking.  He was an easy person to get along with.

The arrangements for transport, accommodation etc were very well organized.

The holiday was so good and relaxing that we felt the time disappeared too quickly.  Our thanks to everyone for making our visit so enjoyable and one not easily forgotten.

C. & B. Shaw
Feb 2012

Rachen and Tu were excellent, best bird guides we have ever experienced.  Everything worked as planned and very smoothly (even when Rachen’s car broke down).  Excellent trip all round.  We will be back!

R. Giles
Feb 2012

All are well organized.  We will love to come back another time!

P. Lafrenz
Jan 2012

2011

En was very competent and also good company.  My husband is not very interested in birds, and En did a perfect combination of birding, nature and other things – like explainign about salt production or how the prisons worked.  Her knowledge was broad and she willingly shared what she knew.  She knew the birds well and introduced me to Thailand’s fauna well.  Her choices of places to travel, given the short length of our trip also seemed good.  En was flexible and seemed to enjoy going new places as well as familiar.

Considering the relatively short notice I gave you for the tour and also for the short length of the tour, you did an excellent job.  I appreciated that you were happy to work within our limitations and create and excellent nature tour.  Thank you.  I will recommend you to anyone I met who would like to bird in Thailand.

S. O’byrne
Dec 2011

All of us wanted to let you know that we had a great day yesterday birding with Kamol.  He is a wonderful guide and artist.  We were happy to be able to see the Spoon-billed Sandpiper, as well as all the other birds.  My most memorable day of birding in Thailand.  The van was comfortable.  The driver very courteous.  The food great.  The drinks welcomed.

Mitchelle, Jack, Lisa, Cliff
Nov 2011

It was a pleasure to be with Rachen.  He was dedicated, well prepared, well informed and keen to pass on information, skilled, flexible and willing to answer questions.

G. Patterson & H. Mill
Aug 2011

Just a quick line to thank you for putting together a very good tour for David and myself.  The logistics all worked well, the accommodation were good and the birds were of course excellent.  Our four top target birds all showed well, although the Ground-cuckoo gave us a run-around for a few days.  We feel priviledged to have seen both Spoon-billed Sandpiper and Gurney’s Pitta.

N. Hewitt
Mar 2011

Just in case my husband did not say we had an excellent trip with Rachen.  He was a very knowledgeable guide and worked exceedingly hard throughout our trip.  The birding was extremely good but he also gave us a real insight into the culture and history of the area.  He was also kind and considerate.

H. & J. Luck
Feb-Mar 2011

My family and I would like to send a big thank you to you and Rachen.  He was an outstanding guide.  We had a wonderful day.

Sara & Ian
Feb 2011

2010

Kamol, we have now arrived home and I would like to thank you for a very enjoyable ane rewarding few days. Hopefully we will see you again and please feel free to contact us if you are ever in our area here in Boston…

B & J Kyme
Mar 2010

Kamol very good as usual, Yotin very energetic & patient. Jeab & Pisamai are excellent support staff in your operation …

A Howes
Feb 2010

The excellent driver, very courteous and extremely helpful. We were very satisfied with all the accommodation. Guiding was very professional. The arrangements was first class & whole trip has run smoothly. We have enjoyed our holidays and return home with wonderful memories. With thanks.

J & R Ward
Jan 2010

2009

Rachen is patient & informative as ever.  A most enjoyable day.

A. Davidson
Dec 2009

Great food, Kamol was an expert guide to Thai cuisine in addition to being a guide to Thai birds.  Kamol was a superb guide, he worked hard to get Margaret and me “onto” the various birds that we encountered.  We enjoyed this trip greatly.  We hope to return to Thailand for a second birding trip soon, under the auspices of Nature Trails with Kamol as guide.

P. & M. Armstrong
Dec 2009

Guiding, the best I ever had in Thailand, most friendly, absolutely competent, it would be an honour for me to meet Mr. Rattapon again.  Expensive tour, but well worth every penny I spent in it.

A. Schnell
Dec 2009

We were very honoured to have Kamol as our guide.  As expected, he was superb and very entertaining.  We had an amazing experience.  Excellent, Patcharee is always so efficient, helpful and courteous.

I. Fraser & D. Mansour
Nov 2009

I thoroughly enjoyed my trip to Doi Inthanon with Rachen.  He is very knowledgeable about the birds, their sounds and habitat.  He was also very patient and is very diligent at making sure that you see the same bird as he does (whenever possible).  The accommodation was good and I would suggest that the hotel provides a fan in each room, since it was very difficult to create a cross-breeze.  All other aspects of the trip were good – transportation, food etc.

G. Roberts
Mar 2009

Guiding was very good; Kamol was brilliant.

A. & H. Durndell
Mar 2009

Tu is a very good guide and appreciated travel company.  Knows the birds and animals – we ask for no more.  Will happily come back to Thailand with Tu for new adventure.  All in all very pleased, many birds and animals, good company and a fantastic country.

M. Rosen
Mar 2009

Very good driver & van, could not have wished for more.  Accommodation was good with nice grounds and clean, tidy.  Kamol is a very experienced leader with a good eye and ear for the birds.  He made this a trip to remember for a long time to come, just fantastic.  Arrangement could not be falted everything went to plan.

M. Webster
Feb-Mar 2009

The guide’s knowledge & enthusiasm was of a high standard.  All the staff gave us their full attention.  Refreshment breaks were plentiful & tasty.

D. & C. Murray
Jan 2009

Excellent guide, the best I’ve ever experienced!  Tu (Rattapon) was not only an expert birder, he was totally professional in taking good care of me.  He was so generous in sharing his knowledge & experience as a naturalist, researcher, educator.  He respects & loves natural world in a beautiful way.  I appreciate learning about mammals, history & culture of Thailand through Tu.  Very fortunate to have met him.

Very clear communication on the internet & email with Patcharee.  I will recommend you highly to other potential clients.

K. McClain
Jan 2009

Rachen was extremely knowledgeable, persistent and helpful on first bird trip to Thailand.  Arrangements worked just fine – thank you to Patcharee!

P. & S. Manass
Feb 2009

Once again thank you very much Rattapon for your excellent guiding to the spectacular shorebird sites near Petchburi.  It was a very successful start of 2009.

U. Sorensen
Jan 2009

Guides were excellent and very good company.  The drivers and staff were attentive and this was much appreciated.  I also liked our little tea & coffee breaks.  Every one in the group enjoyed this.  Well done.

J. Green
Jan 2009

Handling of air flights and baggage was particularly good.  I had a very enjoyable stay in Thailand.

T. Radford
Jan 2009

A very professional trip, well organised and well looked after by Kamol and his team.

J. & V. Wilson
Jan 2009

Rachen was good company and very knowledgeable. Very good trip, even if the birds were often hard to find. Crowds on New Year holiday were a problem!

M. Painter
Jan 2009

2008

Rachen worked very hard to find and show us the birds including real rarities.  He paid attention to all needs of the clients.  Logistics were good and all arrangements worked out well.  It was a very good birding trip and I would recommend it to others.

M. Bentzien & J. Delfino
Nov 2008

The group has returned to Hong Kong after the excellent trip to Chiangmai.  We appreciate the good job done by Sukanya and would like you to know that she did well to look after us throughout the trip.  My travel mates, though not experienced bird-watchers, all enjoyed the trip very much.

CY Lam
Nov 2008

Now we are safely back home after an extended free stay in your lovely hot country.  We would like to thank you for making our holiday so memorable.  We shall never forget your endless patience to find the Spoon-billed Sandpiper, Nordmann’s Greenshank and many more new birds.

F. & P. Eden
Nov 2008

Absolutely 1st class.   All went very smoothly, I shall definitely recommend Nature Trails to others.

M. & H. Jones
Oct 2008

We have thoroughly enjoyed our birding trip with you.  Everything was just great and we want to thank you for all you did to make this trip so wonderful.  We are privileged to know such excellent and knowledgeable people.  Please thank the drivers for their attentiveness and for making this such a pleasant trip.  Thanks again!

W. & M. Dexter
Mar 2008

Fantastic trip!!! You did an outstanding job.  We were very impressed with the meticulous organization.  It was flawless.  Outstanding lodges and hotels all in the very best location.  We loved all the Thai dishes that you ordered for us.  The birding could not have been better Kamol, you are a genius at hearing and finding the rare and wonderful birds of Thailand.

Chris & Lucy
Mar 2008

Just a note to say how much we enjoyed the recent birdwatching trip that you organised for us.  Everything worked to plan extremely well; the accommodation was good in all areas; the guides were great and excellent fun to be with; and the transport arrangements were first class.  We will be sure to contact you again when organising our next trip to Thailand and I would be happy to recommend your services to anyone thinking of doing the same.

A. King
Apr 2008

Thank you so much for your guiding expertise and your wonderful organization skills and attention to detail.  We hope to be back to bird with you again.

Nature Trails is a five star outfit!  Smooth running itinerary organized professional, prompt and efficient.  I recommend Nature Trails profusely.

J. & C. Probst
Jan 2008

All guides were friendly, knowledgeable and willing to help.  We would recommend Nature Trails.  The arrangements have been faultless and accommodation excellent.

B. & A. Baldock
Jan 2008

Excellent holiday – many good birds & all guides very good – 100% working very hard all day. I would recommend Nature Trails to anybody wanting to visit Thailand for a really good birding trip.

D. Knight
Jan 2008

Thank you so much for organising such a wonderful trip, we enjoyed it immensely and it all worked liked a dream. Please pass on our thanks to your guides who were fantastic and we really enjoyed their company. We managed all the key birds which is very satisfying.

Derek & Tracey
Jan 2008

Just a brief email to say thank you from all of us for a well organised and very successful birdtour. We all had a great time so thank you for your organisation and big thank to all guides for their expertise and professionalism and for being great companions. I’ll have no hesitation in using Nature Trails again and highly recommend it to other bird watchers.

J. Wright
Jan 2008

2007

Expert knowledge of the birds and of the areas which we visited.  The whole tour was well arranged.

C. Kirtland
Dec 2007

An excellent week of birding.  I’ll be back!  Despite criticisms expressed, would be happy to have both End (Sukanya) and Lek next time!

T. DeMarco
Nov 2007

Your planning went like clockwork for the whole trip – truly superb.

M. Bayldon
Apr 2007

Tu and Off are an excellent team, we learned a great deal as well as seeing lots of birds.  Very well organised and explained every day.  A first rate experience.  Highly to be recommended.  The selection of habitats for the tour is very good and gives a good base for other visits.

S. & A. Smith
Mar 2007

Sukanya made me feel very relaxed and comfortable as this was my first birding trip.  She also made my day very interesting and informative.  Considering I book this trip on the internet and no deposit take from me, I thought how trusting of “Nature Trails” to do this.  I would like to thank all at Nature Trails for a great day out.

D. Allen
Feb 2007

We certainly enjoyed our time in Thailand. We learned a lot about Thai birds, Thai culture, Thai food, and Thai people.  You, Kamol and Kiet showed us what gentle and caring people live in Thailand. Thank you both for the opportunity to see the birds with you.

B. & M. Collins
Feb 2007

2006

It has been an honor for us to be in the company of such a great artist, naturalist and environmentalist.  Your superb guiding skills have allowed us to see many spectacular birds, mammals and reptiles.  Patcharee’s excellent organizational skills, not to mention her keen eyes, helped to provide us with a most enoyable, “top-notch” trip.  We thank you both for an unforgettable life experience.

Faye, Lance
Dec 2006

I found the organisation on this trip absolutely 1st class and I cannot recall a single hitch or problem.  Everyone on this trip was full of admiration and gratitude for the way we were looked after.  I think Naturetrek have picked an excellent team for their Thailand trips.

J. Hamilton
Nov 2006

I wanted to write and thank you for a wonderful birding trip last week.  I enjoyed it very much and appreciated the care and effort that you both showed during the week.  Your entire team of helpers and drivers were very professional and organized.  It was the first time I had visited Thailand and I hope to do so again in the future.  Thank you once again for the drawing in the bird book which will remind me of the trip.

S. Owen
Nov 2006

Fantastic organisation of tour, very friendly and professional team.  Drivers were particulary good.  Kamol is my hero.  What a great guy and a brilliant field ornithologist.  We really enjoyed his company and hope to travel with him again in the future.  Poo and the rest of the team are great.  Fantastic organisational skills throughout the tour.  Amazed at how hard the team work.  Thank you so much for a really enjoyable tour.  When we come back to Thailand we will be sure to look you up.

D.Barber & T. Lambert
Nov 2006

Kamol was excellent and could not be any more helpful than he was.  He was also very patient with those less experienced members of the group.  His knowledge of birds and their calls could not be bettered.  Everything went according to plan and save us maximum time for birding.  Early starts were greatly appreciated.

I would certainly recommend this holiday to any other birders.

D. Roberts
Nov 2006

It’s been a great 2 days and I’ve seen more than I’ve hoped.  Kamol has been great, excellent knowledge and field skills, couldn’t be better.  The driver was very understanding of birding.  Would definitely like a longer trip to the north next time I come to Thailand.

P. Matson
Nov 2006

All arrangements were extremely efficient and thorough … Rachen provided a wonderful 4 day experience.  His commitment to showing us some of the very special birds of this area was outstanding.  His local knowledge is amazing!  We also enjoyed sharing lunch with him and learning more about many aspects of life in Thailand and this region.  We hope to come back!

I. Fraser & D. Mansour
Aug 2006

Kamol worked hard to get me onto the birds I wanted.  He is a pleasant, knowledgeable man.  All the arrangements worked out well.   I had a great day!  I am very pleased.

H. Shainheit
Mar 2006

Kamol couldn’t be better, good company as well as very skillful.  Hope to arrange another trip one day soon.

M. Painter
Mar 2006

Just a very quick note to thank you organising last week’s trip.  Let me just tell you that I thought the organisation of the trip was absolutely first class.  In fact I have never been on a better organised trip anywhere in the world.  The vehicles, accommodation, food and other arrangements were all excellent.  Kamol, as a guide, was first class – both very skilled at finding the birds and very patient dealing with the punters!

J. Eyre
Feb 2006

Everything went very well.  We all thought Tu (Rattapon) was the greatest.  His birding skill plus his attention to the needs of the customers made him the best guide we have ever had.  He was fun to be with and always willing to share his knowledge and insights.  The transportation, accommodation, food and arrangements were all very good.  I will gladly recommend Nature Trails to anyone interested in great birding in Thailand.

K. Sapa
Feb 2006

Rachen was absolutely excellent – knowledgeable conscientious, excellent English, excellent bird spotter, also patient. Rachen has gone out of his way to make this trip a real pleasure.

R. Zahary & M. Hartman
Jan 2006