Thailand Wilderness Trekking and Jungle Survival Training
Budget-minded Trekking and Jungle Survival Courses
PaddleAsia offers a variety of combination jungle survival courses and trekking trips in Thailand. One of our jungle survival courses takes place in Khao Sok National Park. This course combines jungle survival with kayaking and wildlife-spotting.
However, for more budget-minded travelers who also want a shorter trip, a trip that is closer to Phuket (much less travel time), and one that costs less, PaddleAsia offers a variety of jungle survival and trekking combination trips in beautiful Phang Nga Province. Just one hour north of Phuket, this area is not at all 'touristy'.
Choose any length of trip from a day trip, to two or three days. If you want more, there is certainly enough to fill a week or more.
The jungle in Phang Nga Province is as good as any jungle in Thailand! There is still plenty of old-growth jungle with massive trees, gorgeous waterfalls, seemingly endless trails, authentic Thai cultural interaction, and very diverse flora and fauna. Wild edible plants are bountiful and common. Our philosophy is to have as little impact as possible and this is how we teach our survival courses as well. You will learn how to prioritize when in survival situations. In this type of jungle, there is no need to search beyond the plant kingdom for food. It is readily available and doesn't run away or bite you if you wound it. Your number one priority is water. Protein is way down the list of importance.
Each trip is customized
You can choose from a day trip that is either very easy or really challenging. The easy trips are suitable for youngsters. As the intensity goes up, the age requirement does too. Having said that, hearty youngsters can be assessed on multi-day trips and if judged to be responsible and safety conscious, able to participate in the more challenging routes.
For those who know they want to be challenged, you can ascend some mountains with us, blaze trails, forge creeks, and scramble on rocks.
If you want a trekking trip with a sprinkling of jungle survival tossed in, perhaps in the form of eating wild edible plants along the trails, that is available. If you want to focus on survival skills with the hiking being secondary, that is also available.
Local Specialist Thai Guides
PaddleAsia employs very friendly and knowledgeable local Thai guides who specialize in specific areas in Phang Nga Province. Each guide, in other words, is from the immediate area. It is a huge part of our goals to share with the folks who care for their piece of paradise. All of the guides sincerely care for and feel responsible for their jungle.
Some do limited foraging and hunting for food as they are almost all of very modest means. However, they understand the value of their jungle and the need for sustainability.
So, if you are looking for something very different to do on your holiday and want to have both a positive impact on the local community while you learn and have fun, join us for an unforgettable experience in Phang Nga Province. Contact us and tell us exactly what you want.
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Thailand Wilderness Survival Training
Our mission with this wilderness jungle survival training 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. Tap into some primitive survival skills that you didn't realize you posessed. Fighting the emotional response to allow the logical mind to work is paramount.
Alternative Jungle Survival Destination
You can choose from Khao Sok National Park whereby kayaking is included in the course. This is a comfortable way for you to see the jungle and experience one of the nicest national parks in SE Asia.
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Bushcraft courses are available for those who prefer to learn traditional wilderness living skills.