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  • Martin Lavis

Amazing Race team building in Cha am / Hua Hin with Novaway

Updated: Feb 13, 2020

Beunite organized an Amazing Race for 70 people from France on the 16th January 2020 around Cha-am and Hua Hin. This popular Thai beach resort can be reached by a three-hour drive from Bangkok. For this fun and exciting team building in Thailand event with tuk-tuks, 65 Delegates were split into nine teams of seven.

The client had requested this team building event to be facilitated in French and Beunite enlisted the services of well known French team building in Thailand facilitator Benjamin Conrazier to assist with translation of all documents and to arrange for a French speaking MC for the event.

Delegates all met at 8.30am in the meeting room, they received a full briefing in French on this team building in Hua Hin event focusing on the format, challenges and locations. Next they were shown how to use the Line app which had been pre loaded with each teams location order and challenges. They practiced how to send messages, take photos and record video which would make up the scoring criteria of the day and decide the winning team. Once they had got used to the Line app, teams were allocated their team colors and assisted by our English speaking Thai team to board their transportation for this team building excursion which started from the lobby of Verandah Resort & Villas Hua Hin Cha am. Each team traveled by traditional Tuk Tuk and there were 3 Tuk Tuks per team waiting to take the teams to their first team building locations.

The group was split around the Cha-am area, starting at one location and then rotating over five team building locations before heading for lunch at Meekaruna Restaurant in Hua Hin.

The five locations were:

Wat Cha am Khiri

King Nausereun Statue

Cha-am Beach Road

Cha am ATV Park

Mrigadayavan Palace

At each location teams had to complete a team building challenge and submit their answers using the Line app to our French facilitator at the hotel who upon receiving their answers updated our scoring sheet. Team building Challenges included finding answers to questions, completing team tasks, sending team photos and videos.

Wat Cha am Khiri

At Wat Cha am Khiri, teams had a list of questions which they had to search the temple to find the answers to. This included climbing the stairway to heaven and counting the steps and exploring hidden caves.

King Nausereun Statue

This well known statue of the King is symbolic for the animal statues that surround it. Here teams had to count a particular type of animal, send a team photo and record a chicken dance video. The best video performance received a points bonus.

Cha-am beach road

Participants took part in Le Tour de Cha-am, a team tandem cycling time trial. They had to cycle 1.5km in the fastest possible time, make 2 stops in route, send pictures of the halfway point and the fish statues and return to the start. The fastest time was recorded by the first teams at this location who completed the course in under 7 minutes.

Cha am ATV Park

At Cha am ATV park we had two challenges, ATV observation ride and Group Jump rope. This was to accommodate the number of teams and the rotation order. The ATV challenge consisted of riding ATV's around a dirt track course, learning to master the vehicles and memorize wildlife signs along the way. When the team got off the ATV they had to send the order of the wildlife pictures that they saw. The Group jump rope challenge, teams had to get as many people jumping in tandem at the same time and send a team video.

Mrigadayavan Palace

Mrigadayavan Palace is well known as being a former Royal family summer palace. With beautiful landscaped gardens and wonderful architecture teams had explore the location to find and identify parts of photos which hid the answers to questions. Answers had to be sent via the Line App showing the full picture of the clue. Before entering the palace they had to dress up in a traditional Thai sarong and wear it throughout their visit. At the end of the task, they visited the souvenir shop where they treated themselves to a bag of delicious royal candies.

All of the team building activities focused on Thailand culture relating to the Cha-am/Hua Hin region. Once teams had completed all 5 locations in Cha-am they traveled by tuk tuk around 20 kilometers to Meekaruna restaurant where they enjoyed a buffet lunch arranged by their French MICE agent Novaway.

After lunch, teams headed south of Hua Hin to one of Thailand's lesser visited areas of Khao Tao. At this team building location they were set two tasks, Temple Jungle orienteering quest through Wat Tham Khao Tao and sand sculpture and stunning Sai Noi Beach.

To reach the beach they had to follow a trail of clues through the temple, stopping at points to take group photos, hike up the side of the mountain through the jungle to reach big Buddha at the top. Here teams took a pit stop, enjoyed the stunning panoramic views of the coastline and Khao Tao lake before descending, following the path that would ultimately lead to the final team building challenge.

Once emerging from the jungle on to Sai Noi beach, they had to find the flute player and the mermaid, send a team photo and then find our lead French facilitator. Once all teams had completed the Jungle orienteering, they received their final team building challenge instruction.

Final Challenge - Sand Sculpture.

Teams were set the task of creating a team building sand sculpture, that would represent their company, teamwork and their Amazing Race day in Hua Hin / Thailand in the design. Each teams was supplied with buckets, bowls and sandcastle molds and were given 15 minutes to come up with their creations which they would then send a photo to our French facilitator at the hotel, who would judge the best design which incorporated all of the elements, with points awarded to one team only for the best overall concept and sand sculpture.

After the final team building challenge, teams returned to the hotel by coaches with time to prepare for their evening group dinner at Supatra by the Sea. The Beunite team, calculated the scoring, prepared a photo and video presentation which was then handed over to Novaway to show during the dinner evening. All teams competed well throughout the day in this unforgettable team building in Thailand activity. Teams managed to complete all the team building challenges and scoring was generally very high, however the result was close, with Purple team winning by 2 points from the yellow team, in a very competitive and enjoyable Amazing Race team building in Cha-am/Hua-Hin, Thailand event.

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