Nothing beats bringing people together with an astonishing view of nature, exciting thrills and nonstop laughter in an experience of canopy walking in Chiang Mai. Absolutely no prior experience is necessary as any person can fly through the zip lines. Canopy walking is indeed simple and safe-yet also provides the ecstatic thrill of adventure.
The Flight of the Gibbon is an exciting zip-line rainforest canopy tour through an unspoiled 1,500 year old rainforest located outside Chiang Mai. Skybridges, special viewing platforms and a lowering station connecting over 2 kilometer long zip lines will take you through the different stages of the rainforest canopy. The entire adventure is a one-day tour that includes three hours up the treetops, a hearty lunch meal and a one-hour river or waterfall trek around the lush tropical forest of Mae Kompong.
Staff members of the canopy adventure tour are known as Sky Rangers and they accompany each tour group. These experts anticipate every need and are willing to share their vast knowledge of local folklore, flora, and geology of the forest. They also make sure to put safety first. They are the only jungle canopy adventure zone located in Thailand that is designed, built and overseen by international experts from New Zealand. These canopy experts have years of experience in zip lining and can even boast of an unblemished safety record.
Here is a short list that may help you prepare for your canopy walking experience:
- Wear long shorts or pants and a t-shirt.
- Sports shoes or shoes that won’t fall off easily are highly recommended.
- Do not wear any excessive or dangling jewelry as they might get caught up in their wires or may easily get lost.
- Backpacks and sunglasses are unnecessary, burdensome items.
- There are storage facilities located near the office to keep your valuables and other items safe.
- Apply a good amount of insect repellant to avoid insect and mosquito bites.
- And of course, bring a camera with you to catch every single action.
More than providing guests with a canopy walking experience, the Flight of the Gibbon is an active company that promotes rainforest restoration and primate rehabilitation in Chiang Mai. It also aims to plant a million trees over the next 20 years. Their own Village Green Program encourages local villagers to clean up their roads, preserve Thai culture and encourage tree planting. Finally, the company ultimately gives back by educating their customers about the rain forest system and how to better take care of the environment. 10% of all the profits made by canopy walking go to Gibbon conservation and other, similar projects.
Villagers of the nearby Mae Kompong town have also come up with a unique accommodation experience where visitors can walk around the village and pick a pleasant-looking house where you would like to spend the night. The villagers will prepare delicious meals and give you an exclusive, first-hand peek at the area.
Knowing everything that’s in store for you if you go, what else are you waiting for? Don’t miss out on the once in a lifetime experience of canopy walking in Chiang Mai in the vast jungles of Thailand.