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flight of the gibbon, chiang mai

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We had this meal as part of the Flight of the Gibbon package on our first full day in Chiang Mai. It was served in a small outdoor restaurant in the mountains 45 minutes outside of Chiang Mai in Mae Kompong village.

We each got our own bowl of spicy chicken green curry. Very fragrant from the lemongrass, a light broth of curry and coconut milk, and native chicken with a few veggies. They had a tofu version for Jessica to enjoy.

We also got a dish of steamed veggies – squash, cabbage, bell peppers, and cauliflower that was lightly seasoned and flavored with pork belly.

Watermelon and guava (pass, I do NOT like guava) for dessert.

So what the heck is Flight of the Gibbon you ask? It’s one of those ziplining adventures where you get to hop from tree to tree and pretend to fly through the jungle. There’s a bunch of these all over the world and the one in Chiang Mai is quite new – opened just this past January.

For about USD60 the Gibbon folks (who ps are super nice) will pick you up from the hotel, harness you up, zip you through the trees, feed you lunch, send you to a waterfall, and then take you back to your hotel. Not bad right?

That’s me and my big booty in the back there. There are two of these skybridges during the trek. The entire thing is super safe. There are 2 guides for each group of 6-7 trekkers.

Me on the zipline flapping my arms like a dummy and Mr Nui ready to catch me in the foreground.

There are three or so drops throughout the course which keeps things interesting. The giant tree in the picture is actually two trees intertwined with each other. The last drop is 60+ meters down. For major fun ask to be attached by your back instead of your front. It’s much more exciting that way. 😛

To book your own adventure visit www.treetopasia.com

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Written by joann

May 26, 2008 at 11:16 am

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  1. […] unrelated: I’m watching Amazing Race Asia and guess where they are? They’re at Flight of the Gibbon in Chiang Mai! Some of them are also laughing maniacally during the last 60+ m drop. I’d […]

  2. […] unrelated: I’m watching Amazing Race Asia and guess where they are? They’re at Flight of the Gibbon in Chiang Mai! Some of them are also laughing maniacally during the last 60+ m drop. I’d […]

  3. […] unrelated: I’m watching Amazing Race Asia and guess where they are? They’re at Flight of the Gibbon in Chiang Mai! Some of them are also laughing maniacally during the last 60+ m drop. I’d […]

  4. R U KIDDING????????????????????????????????/
    DO U HAVE ANY IDEA HOW HIGH THAT 60+METTERS IS????????
    IT’S ALMOST THE SAME HIGHT OF THE BULIDING I AM LIVING,IT’S 20 FLOORS…

    I’VE BEEN THERE,I’VE DONE THAT.I KNOW IT’S NOT TRUE WHAT U SAID!!! IT’S AT MOST 30 METTERS.
    I CAN BET WITH USD200 WITH U. U CAN CONTACT ME…

    may

    March 13, 2009 at 10:20 pm

  5. wow ok. no need to get wild about it. thats what i remember him saying but maybe i remembered or heard him wrong.

    RELAX.

    joann

    March 15, 2009 at 7:20 pm

  6. Hey, thanks for the posting.
    I’ve been looking for info to see whether to do this Gibbons trip. Mostly to see whether I’d:
    a) be totally terrified, or
    b) be totally terrified and still have a lot of fun.

    From reading this, I think it’s the latter – thanks.

    J.

    Julian

    March 25, 2009 at 5:01 pm


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