Thailand Jungle Survival Course Itinerary
Khao Sok is our primary destination for jungle survival courses as the terrain is very rugged and this is the largest area of old-growth jungle in Southern Thailand.
We are based in Phuket and trips to Khao Sok generally start in Phuket. We can arrange transfers from elsewhere. Transfers from Phuket are included in the price of the tour.
Day 1, the days focus: water, fire, using a knife
Day 2, the days focus: traveling safely on rough terrain, making natural rope, water from vines, wild edible plants
Day 3, the days focus: making shelter
Day 4, the days focus: traveling safely through a cave, trekking, edible plants and insects
Day 5, the days focus: fire, wild food
Flexibility and customizing: Though not listed in detail, the above itinerary is a rough guideline for the programs offered.
If you would prefer a more rigorous program, the paddling option can be eliminated or lessened. If you would prefer a more casual program that takes more advantage of the abundant wildlife found in this amazing national park.
On more rigorous programs, you have the option of learning all that is listed on this page. On less intense programs you focus on the most essential elements.
Our mission with this endeavor is to help you build the confidence to stay calm if you ever find yourself lost. You should be able to analyze your situation and figure out the best course of action.
Our method is to teach you common sense survival that is regional specific (tropical Asian jungles), but can still be adapted to elsewhere. There is a lot of misinformation about what is essential in a survival situation and what priorities should be addressed in order of importance. Our approach is always energy conservation first.
Click here to see a jungle survival image gallery.
Phang Nga Province Jungle SurvivalAlternatively, if you're not interested in paddling, would like something that costs less, and don't particularly want to travel all the way to Khao Sok, you can visit the verdant jungle areas of Phang Nga Province. The jungle here is just as impressive as Khao Sok. You get the added bonus of Phang Nga Province not being on the standard tourist path.
There are a variety different types of terrain ranging from flat and easy to very challenging.Here are the various survival trails
Here is an image gallery
Here is a video of one of the most hardcore route
Phang Nga Province trekking and survival course prices
Certification in Paddlesports and First Aid
Dave is a British Canoe Union Level 2 Coach (trained to Level 3) and is the most experienced paddler in all of Southern Thailand.
Dave is an Emergency First Response Instructor and a certified rescue technician through the Rescue 3 International organization. Dave is also a certified Life Guard through the British Canoe Union. View certifications. Paddle Asia guides are EFR certified in CPR, First Aid, and basic life guard training.
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