TRACK OF THE TIGER T.R.D.Chiang Mai, Thailand. (Est. 1986)

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Outdoor & Environmental Education

Outdoor Education

We offer a wide range of programmes in the Chiang Mai area, and they are led by qualified and experienced staff members, and in addition to the risk assessments provided, safety briefings including emergency evacuation procedures are delivered prior to setting off on any programme.

Our extensive range of community service options are listed on our Volunteers Without Borders site.

Adventure Activities  (Read more / read less.)

Options are customised to suit different age groups and abilities - from biking to hiking to kayaking to rafting. (Offsite examples shown here.)


Team Building & Leadership  (Read more / read less.)

The Bamboo Man Challenge Circuit - For Schools

“Bamboo – a grass that is flexible, strong, versatile, and plays an important support role in the ecosystem in which it grows……” 

Quotation requests are invited for the full 3 day programme, 1 or 2 day options, and revisions based on different arrival departure times.

Programme extensions are available that provide a service learning component provided by our non-profit partner the Volunteers Without Borders Foundation.

Part 1. Local Culture & Heritage.
Examples: (4 of 10)

1. Ploughing Rice Paddies (with buffalo).
2. Building a scarecrow from bamboo, banana leaf, pandan leaf & old clothes.
3. Trapping/catching fish using traditional conical traps.
4. Preparing & cooking a Thai dish (for inclusion in the group lunch/dinner.)

Part 2. Modern Day Team Building & Leadership.  
Examples: (4 of 10)

1. 14m climbing wall, zip wire, high ropes and abseil challenge.
2. A 6 station multi-level confidence/assault-team-leadership course challenge.
3. Critical thinking knot station challenge and/or aptitude tests.
4. The Rack – a rack of bicycles powering a pump to fill a measured container with water.

The logic of the approach is based on our belief that:

  • A tree will not grow tall, strong and resistant to the weather – unless its roots are strong.
  • A building cannot be tall, or will not withstand weather events – if the foundations are not strong.
  • If we want to ensure that students of today are equipped to play an important role in their increasingly more international futures, we must give them a good understanding of the unique cultural heritage of the host country they live in or are visiting.
  • Planning, communication, critical thinking, and teamwork in the cross-cultural environment – are skills that need to be developed for success on the international stage.  

The programme is designed to allow freedom of choice in challenge selection, an essential and often overlooked element in the team building process. Choices cover:

  • Which challenges teams undertake (determined by interest, ability, point available for completion, possible bonus.)
  • The level of difficulty they choose for each challenge (basic, intermediate, advanced) where offered.
  • The order in which they undertake the challenges.
  • Challenge choice with a view to scoring the highest number of points in the time allocated for the overall challenge programme.

The Full 3 Day Residential Programme









  • Arrive by minibus or songtaew.
  • Introduction & rules of stay.
  • Safety briefing & drills.
  • Dinner
  • Ice Breakers
  • Retire to bed


  • Making Merit
  • Breakfast
  • Thai Focus Seminar
  • Bai Sri Ceremony
  • Traditional Lunch
  • The Bamboo Man *Challenge – Part 1. Thai Heritage Programme.
  • Dinner
  • Programme Debrief
  • Meditation
  • Retire to Bed.


  • Breakfast
  • *The Bamboo Man Challenge – Part 2.
  • Lunch
  • Prizes & Awards
  • Post programme debrief.
  • Departure ceremony
  • Check out.
  • Transfer back to CNX.



Enquiries & Quotations.


Special Interest Courses, Workshops & Activities (Read more / read less.)

Our Experiential Education Centre is located in the heart of the Sanpatong area that is renowned for its craftsmen who provide products for sale to tourists and export from major outlets in the Hang Dong area. Workshops available, often in the evenings (to allow the mornings and afternoons for other activities) cover: Thai cooking, Pandanus and banana leaf (like origami) crafts, Art, Woodcarving, Jewellery making and more. Activities generally take place in the bamboo centre.

For more detail on the activities available at and from our Chiang Mai base, visit the Sanpatong Experiential Education Centre page.


Local Tours (Read more / read less.)

The centre is halfway along the RTA Sanpatong Route, along which are over 50 (and growing) small businesses, communities offering responsibly operated accommodation, attractions, activities, and workshops - all tailored to meet the needs of the special interest traveller.  


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