Travel|January 19, 2011 5:23 am

Flight of the Gibbon: Chiang Mai, Thailand

I recently took a trip up to Chiang Mai, Thailand. Chiang Mai, for those of you who don’t know, is a lively place with access to an assortment of adrenalin-filled activities, such as elephant riding, on and off road motorcycling, white water rafting, mountain biking, and bungee jumping. Oh, and one more thing, The Flight of the Gibbon. If you’re afraid of heights, you may want to avoid this adventure. On the other hand, if flying through a wild and pristine Thai rain forest with only a small cable attached to your back sounds like a good time to you, don’t miss this trip.

I could explain the experience, but I’ll just let you check it out for yourself? To realize how far up we are on the vertical drop notice the tiny size of the full-grown man in the green shirt below.

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The tour takes flight at a small village 37 kilometers outside of Chiang Mai called Mae Kampong, which lies on the borer of the Jae Zorn National Park. Transportation leaves the city at about 9 am and returns in the afternoon, after nice lunch (and a few beers) in the village. Alternatively, you can arrange a homestay and come back the next day.

You can arrange your adventure in advance through just about any travel agent in Thailand, or through the people who run the attraction. If you don’t want to make advance arrangements, you can just arrange the trip through whichever hostel you stay at in Chiang Mai.

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