Experience one of Thailand’s top rated tour activities – a day out in the rooftop of a Rainforest.
The Flight of the Gibbon zip line experience is for both adrenalin seekers and those interested in getting up close and personal with nature. The overall zip line course spans a total distance of 2km and involves an interconnected network of sky-bridges, platforms and ladders that take you high up into the jungle canopy…an experience like no other.
The original concept was born out of a research project in costa rica in which forestry experts, in order to study the forest canopy, devised a series of ropes and pulleys to hoist themselves up into the forest canopy. The idea soon became an appealing eco-tourism activity as it allowed people to experience life in the canopy as well as learn about the plight and vunarelbility of such forest ecosystems.
There isn’t a minimum age criteria for children – although the main criteria is that they are at least 120cm (4 feet tall). Young children are often taken in tandem – either by a responsible adult or a guide. Maximum weight is 150kg (330lbs). The zip lines and rigging systems meet and exceed international safety standards.
The ‘Flight of the Gibbon’ is located in a mountainous region at a height of 1300m and is surrounded by monsoon tropical forest. The local area is home to various village communities the majority of whom make their living from coffee and miang tea production.