Desert Island Expedition 21st Nov - 1st Dec 2018



Nothing feeds the mind tales of true survival and the need for both mental and physical fortitude than the need to survive on a remote tropical island....The sea surrounds you to all sides, without the ability to tame your new environment your prospects of survival are dwindling... Why not join our expert team in the Andaman sea on the west coast of Thailand and let us show you how to turn your dire future ashore into an incredibly rich and diverse understanding of wilderness living on a remote tropical island.

 We will cover all aspects of island life from shelter building, fire, foraging for useful items, deer sea fishing techniques and we will also teach you to scuba dive and freedive! We will ensure that your stomachs are full and minds enriched with amazing experiences!


We know that not everybody likes to spend their hard earned cash and indeed the saved up holiday from work just to survive on an island... Which is why this expedition is not all about the "worse case scenario"

We will also have day trips with local deep sea fishermen, lessons in Freedive spear fishing, PADI Scuba diving training from our good friends at Langkawi Scuba so you can explore the reefs and wrecks that surround you and also a few beach BBQs with some foraged drinks.... As after all wilderness living is not about survival...its about living life without limits!

So although you will leave our expedition with a wealth of knowledge in tropical coastal survival you will also feel like you had a holiday!


What’s provided by us- 

  • Fully insured Expedition 

  • British Guides and assistants 

  • All travel inside Langkawi for the duration of the expedition including boat transfers to remote island 

  • Hotel accommodation as outlined in the itinerary 

  • Scuba Diving Tuition ( 2 Dives for Qualified divers) 
  • Expedition Food (for days and nights spent on island) 

  • Hammocks and Tarps (if required) 

  • A locally manufactured Parang (Which you may keep for a small donation) 

  • Satellite Phone Text message/call to home if available

What’s not provided- 
  • All Flights 

  • Personal Travel/Evacuation cover insurance 

  • All meals eaten outside of the deployed dates 

  • All beverages 

  • Home country transfers 

  • Personal equipment as per packing list 

  • Any personal requirements 

  • Any personal Medication Inc. vaccinations for expedition 

  • Extra activities 

  • Anything other than the stated itinerary 

  • Use of Sat Phone for personal calls (if available) 

  • Any costs incurred by a delayed arrival or departure

Brief itinerary- 

  • Day 1. Meet up in Langkawi and evening spent in the Hotel. We will take you out to grab some food if your hungry, before bed we will take an hour to go through a few safety details in the way of a presentation. 

  • Day 2. Early start after breakfast, and he'd to the beach to meet the boat, transfer out to the remote island (around 50min) and start the adventure!!

  • Day 2-10 . Tropical island Expedition Phase on the remote island to the west of Thailand, we will cover all aspects of jungle life, coastal survival, beach BBQs, Deep sea fishing, Scuba diving (thanks to Langkawi Scuba) and so much more

  • Day 10 - We will Leave the island in the afternoon and head back to Langkawi, drop you at your Hotel for a clean-up and then collect for a group meal and expedition debrief. 

  • Day 11. Final kit maintenance and transfers to airport if required. 

    What you need to do before you go.... 

    • Firstly you will need to book your place on the Expedition the Total cost of this trip is £1350 Your non-refundable deposit of £600 is needed to confirm your place and make the necessary bookings on the Expedition, the remaining amount will be required no later than 8 weeks prior to the deployment date. Payment can be made by calling the UKhammocks office on +447495010271 by Bacs or requesting a PayPal invoice via 

    • You will need to book your Flights, arriving no later than 1000hrs the 21st November in Langkawi and leaving on or after the 1st Dec 1800hrs

    • Please note outbound flights will take around 24hrs with the time difference and return flights typically are overnight. Naturally you are more than welcome to extend your stay in Malaysia we will be more than happy to advise on things to do/see whilst you’re here and also a place to stay for the duration of your extension. 

    • You will need to acquire the items off the kit list; the great thing about jungle travel is you need to work on a lightweight system so there are not too many things that you should need to obtain.

  • Book your Travel insurance; please make sure it will cover you for the Expedition! 

  • You will need to Visit your GP and Dentist to ensure you are fully fit and vaccinated 

    for Brunei; they will be able to advise you on all needed vaccines. 

  • Although no prior Expedition knowledge is needed for our trips a basic level of fitness is needed.

  • It is a good idea to get out in your hammock, have a look at your set up and if you have any questions call the UKhammocks team (+447495010271) or email us on and we will be more than happy to discuss your personal systems in detail 

  • Fill out and return the NOK form, Personal information sheet and Medical questionnaire. 

  • Let us have your thoughts... What do you want from the expedition? What are your goals? We can help you to achieve them!



See our Downloads page for all the expedition forms and kit lists


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