The Best Zipline in Thailand
The Best Zipline in Thailand?
Ziplining courses are nothing new. They’ve been around since the 1970’s, and depending on where you’re from, you may have a handful of courses to choose from near home.
So, when you hear you can zipline in Thailand, you may think, “What’s the point? I can do this any day of the week.” True, you likely can zipline quite easily in most western countries. But doing so in Thailand is not just about flying through the air. Back home, can you zipline through a virgin rainforest? Can you see endangered species in the wild while ziplining? Can you experience traditional Thai culture first hand? If you’re looking for the best zipline Thailand has to offer, it will provide you all these experiences and more.
Here’s how a ziplining adventure in Thailand may just be the highlight of your holiday.
Immerse yourself in another world
Ziplining in Thailand fully immerses you in another culture and world that’s far different than anything back home. While it’s easy to book your zipline adventure from several popular Thailand destinations—such as Bangkok, Pattaya and Chiang Mai—many operators’ actual courses are typically around an hour or more away from major cities. What does that mean for you? You get off the tourist track and immersed in some pretty spectacular surroundings. One of which happens to be the following.
Can you zipline in a rainforest back home?
Thailand best zipline operators (Flight of the Gibbon) have their courses in pristine rainforests. Not only is ziplining in an environment like this probably impossible back home, but it is also pretty darn breathtaking. Just imagine being high up in the rainforest canopy looking out upon the treetops of virgin rainforest, hearing the sounds of exotic birds, monkeys and other wild animals. And then you jump off the wooden platform to whiz through the treetops, surrounded by pristine jungle. Could you do this back home? Ziplining in a Thailand rainforest is a completely unique experience and something you’ll never forget.
Explore off the beaten track villages
As many of Thailand’s ziplining courses are away from major cities, there are a few located close to villages and hill tribes. For example, the Flight of the Gibbon Zipline course in Chiang Mai is located next to the scenic Mae Kampong village. Here, you’ll feel as though you stepped back in time, as you witness the local life of real Thailand in action. From seeing how old women weave baskets to learning how local craftsmen produce cinnamon balms and mosquito repellants, you can get an up close and personal look at traditional Thai life. Best of all, a tour of Mae Kampong village is offered as a free optional extra with your ziplining booking.
See endangered species in the wild
We won’t lie, there’s only one Thailand ziplining course where you can see endangered species in the wild. What species is that? It’s all in the name: gibbons, as in Flight of the Gibbon. As our white handed gibbons are wild animals that roam freely in the surrounding jungle, there’s no guarantee you’ll catch a glimpse of them. But, most of the time our guests do spot these magnificent primates. And they almost always hear their famous hoots and howls as they swing through the jungle. For your best chance to see them be sure to book a 6.30am early morning pickup, Gibbons are more active and vocal in the mornings.
Exceptional Customer Service and Safety
Its fairly normal in countries such as the UK and USA for Zipline companies to have a skeleton staff on hand to reduce costs. However here in Thailand companies such as Flight of the Gibbon put on extra staff for safety and service. For example during a Zipline Experience you will have two fully trained sky rangers with you at all times to clip you in and out of the safety lines as well as sending and catching you on each Zipline platform. You can forget about safety, leave it to the professionals and simply enjoy the experience & scenery.
So let’s return to the question, could you do this back home? Could you fly through virgin rainforest, visit traditional Thai villages, or see endangered species? Probably not. Which is why ziplining in Thailand is nothing short of amazing.
So if you’re looking for the best zipline, Chiang Mai’s Flight of the Gibbon is certainly worth considering. In addition to the rainforest ziplining and village tour, we also offer a homestay at Mae Kampong. Here you’ll experience traditional Thai culture firsthand as you sleep overnight as a guest in a local’s home. They also boast the best Zipline Bangkok and Pattaya.
To learn more about the amazing adventures Flight of the Gibbon offers, click here or contact us today. We’re committed to making your Thailand holiday the once-in-a-lifetime experience you’ll never forget.