Day 7: Zip-Lining through Thailand’s Rain Forest = Awesome

The day started with Steve and I waiting outside our hostel for our shuttle. We would be traveling up north to zip line through Thailand’s rain forests. The shuttle van shortly arrived and we began the hour long drive up north along with a few other adventurers.

We arrived in a small village where we were put into groups.  After we checking in, the guides went over the schedule for the day. We would start by doing a short hike to a waterfall and then gear up for a few hours of zip lining through the rain forest.

The trail head for the waterfall was only about 5 minutes away. They dropped us off and we started making our way towards the top of the waterfall. The scenery was amazing! All the plants and trees were so green.

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After the waterfall hike we headed back to main office and geared up for the zip lining adventures. We were all provided with a full body harness and helmet for safety. It wasn’t long until we were equipped and ready for battle.

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The group consisted of Steve, myself, about 8 other adventurers, and 4 guides. Once everyone was geared up we hopped back into the shuttle van and headed off to the beginning of the zip line course. After a 5 minute drive we arrived at the first zip line. The guides went over the safety instructions and we lined up at the first station to take turns zip lining.

The first station was probably the scariest. It wasn’t the longest but it was my first time ever zip lining. The guide hooked me up to the line and away I went. How was it? @#$%ing awesome! There’s something amazing about flying through Thailand’s rain forest on a zip line.

We continued zip lining for the next 3 hours or so. The rain forest was amazing and I made sure to take a lot of pictures.

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End of first station

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After about an hour or so we had a quick pit stop. We came across an area with benches and water. About 50 feet away was a tree filled with gibbons (small monkeys). We hung out for about 15 minutes while we watched the gibbons jump around the trees.

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After about 15 minutes we went to the next station. I didn’t take a picture of it but it was the longest of all 20ish zip lines. I think they said it was about 800 meters? Pretty crazy. There were also some rope bridges we had to cross along the way which made added to the fun.

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Cool looking tree at the last zip lining station

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The day of zip lining was awesome. Probably the highlight of the trip so far. ¬†Also, the guides were hilarious. They spoke perfect English and would joke around with the group. They definitely made the adventure even more fun and memorable. Here’s a picture we took with our guide Jacky.

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After a long day of zip lining we were provided a free delicious free lunch in the village. We then piled back into the shuttle van and took an hour long drive back into the city. By the time we got back we were both dead tired and decided to take a nap. Well our nap quickly turned into an early bed time since we didn’t wake up until the next morning.

All in all it was an amazing action packed day. I would highly recommend anyone traveling through Chiang Mai to check out Flight of the Gibbon. Everything was safe, fun, and the guides were very entertaining.

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