We travelled an hour north to a small village in the hills to fly like gibbons through the tree canopy in the jungle, although we needed zip wires to achieve what the gibbons do so naturally. The Flight of the Gibbons skywire
with 18 platforms, swing bridges and lowering stations connect 2km of zip lines that take you through different layers of the rainforest canopy. There were two vertical drops, the last being a 45 foot drop to ground level.
This is awesome and a must do If you are intrepid frill seeker then you would probably find this adventure very tame. Alas we saw no Gibbons. I think you will see them on the skywire near Bangkok. Revi was so scared that she was holding on for her life (once you have done the first wire there is no turning back)! It didn’t stop her smiling from ear to ear thou.
On the other hand I was over shooting the landing platform and trying to take the others out or crashing feet first into the tree itself.
Our guides where awesome and they spoke many languages...one of them was even cracking jokes in Hebrew much to Revi’s delight. They made the day more enjoyable. After acting like monkeys we sat down to lunch before travelling back to Chiang Mai.
It is the start of the Loy Krathong festival so we were given a Krathong (reef) each to float on the river and had to promise to float them that night lol. More about this festival later.
That night, every muscle was aching in Revi's body....although a massage did help. We went out to dinner to find two members of the group at the next table and an hour later the last two members of our group (Renske and Frank) turned up and sat just two tables away from us!! Chiang Mai is such a big place yet it is such a small world.
After dinner we used the restaurant peer to release our Krathongs into the Ping river.
The following day Renske and Frank from Holland moved into 3SIS.
More Flight of the Gibbons photos can be found in the photo gallery.