Khao Sok Thailand Jungle Survival Course Itinerary

Khao Sok National Park is one of 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.

Khao Sok National Park jungle survival courses also include our standard tour activities such as wildlife-spotting and hiking (trekking) to the viewpoint and the Nam Talu Cave.

This is a wonderful family vacation. We specialize in teaching survival skills to kids.

Day 1, the days focus: water, fire, using a knife

  • Pick up anywhere in Phuket at approximately 7:30 AM (depending on where you are staying)
  • Transfer to the dam at Chiew Larn Reservoir at Khao Sok National Park, click here to see a map
  • boat transfer to the remote floating bungalows
  • Short hike and discussion about prioritizing
  • Back to the bungalows for lunch
  • Afternoon trek in the jungle to find water sources and learn more about bamboo
  • Working with knives
  • Back to the bungalows and for a nearby hiking to spot and try drinking water from bamboo if it's the right season

Day 2, the days focus: traveling safely on rough terrain, making natural rope, water from vines, wild edible plants

  • Hike to the viewpoint, learning about the various plants and how to safely travel on rugged terrain
  • Back to the support boat (used to transfer to the viewpoint) for lunch
  • Transfer to the cascading creek for a trek in very steep terrain
  • Transfer back to the bungalows and prepare for dinner and the evening survival discussion

Day 3, the days focus: making shelter

  • After breakfast, transfer to an island and spend the first half of the day learning how to lash bamboo and build a bamboo shelter
  • Transfer back the bungalows and learn how to make a hammock out of one piece of bamboo
  • If you are on a three-day trip, go for a short hiking in an elevated swamp area and prepare to return to Phuket

Day 4, the days focus: traveling safely through a cave, trekking, edible plants and insects

  • After breakfast, transfer to the Nam Talu Cave. (Not available if it is raining or has been raining)
  • Return to the bungalows for lunch
  • Afternoon trek on a trail that has a lot of evidence of large mammals. Learn about animal signs.
  • We'll identify several wild edible plants and insects along this trail
  • If you are on a four-day trip, prepare to return to Phuket
  • If you are on a longer trip, do an afternoon wildlife-spotting hike

Day 5, the days focus: fire, wild food

  • Mountain trek in a different part of the park. Learn more about wild edible plants
  • Produce a fire with a fire striker
  • Have lunch at the support boat or in the jungle
  • Continue training in this mountain area
  • Return to bungalows and prepare to return to Phuket

Flexibility and customizing: Though not listed in detail, the above itinerary is a rough guideline for the programs offered.

Every survival course can be customized. If you would prefer a more rigorous program, that is entirely possible. 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 Survival

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

Check out our Coastal survival course held on a small island in stunning Phang Nga Bay.

Here is a BBC jungle survival show that I did in February of 2014.

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