Top 5 most epic ziplines in Asia
Top 5 most epic ziplines in Asia
You love adventure. And now you’re in search for the best, of one of the most adrenaline-packed activities on earth: ziplining. Lucky for you, Asia offers some outstanding options. Not only is the continent home to the world’s longest zipline, but it also has unique ziplining experiences you won’t find anywhere else. Here are the 5 best ziplines Asia has to offer.
1. Flight of the Gibbon, Thailand
Often touted as Thailand’s best zipline, Flight of the Gibbon lives up to the hype. The Chiang Mai course is home to an 850-meter zipline, one of the country’s longest. But size is not the only thing that matters in the zipline world. Flight of the Gibbon delivers an epic experience with its winding course through pristine, virgin rainforest and a chance to glimpse endangered gibbons. This safe zipline course is the oldest in operation in Thailand and has an exceptional reputation for a reason: it offers outstanding guides, insights and education about the local jungle’s flora and fauna, and provides adventure seekers an off-the-beaten track experience next to the cultural hotspot of Mae Kampong village.
2. The Gibbon Experience, Laos
More than just ziplining. The Gibbon Experience in Laos stays true to its name: the tour operator offers a complete ziplining experience. Before ziplines were used for fun, the history of ziplining reveals they were actually quite functional. And The Gibbon Experience utilizes this practical aspect to reduce the amount of up and down hikes in local treks. But that’s not all this unique tour operator offers. Not only are there over 15km of zipline in The Gibbon Experience park, but visitors can also sleep overnight in the treehouses here and learn about the black crested gibbons that call Nam Kan National Park home.
3. HighGround Adventures, Nepal
No Asia zipline list would be complete without including the continent’s longest. Except in this case, Nepal’s Zipflyer at HighGround Adventures also happens to be the world’s longest, tallest, and steepest zipline. Weighing in at 1.8 kilometers in length, the Zipflyer has a 56 degree incline and a 2,000 foot vertical drop. What’s more, this zipline also gives you a front row seat to views of the breathtaking Annapurna mountain range, Machhapuchhre, and Seti River.
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4. Lake Sebu Seven Falls Zipline, Philippines
500 feet high, Lake Sebu has one of the highest ziplines in Asia. One of the main draws for this area of the Philippines is the waterfalls. And here, you’ll get to see them in one of the most spectacular ways imaginable—bird’s eye view, flying through the air from a zipline.
5. Coral Flyer, Malaysia
Imagine ziplining over crystal clear waters as you breathe in salty sea air and look out upon the ocean. For this reason, Borneo’s longest zipline also happens to be one of Asia’s most unique. Located in one of the region’s most famous marine parks, this 250 meter zipline flies you over the ocean in between two islands.
Bonus: Koh Kood Treepod Dining, Thailand
For those in search of Thailand adventure activities, Treepod Dining in Koh Kood is certainly worth a look. While you don’t technically zipline here, a zipline is involved in a rather unique way. Here, you dine in a bamboo pod situated in the treetops of the rainforest canopy, and waiters serve you via zipline.
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Ready to stop reading about ziplining and start flying? When it comes to adventure activities, Thailand’s Flight of the Gibbon is a can’t-miss attraction. Our tour, which has been awarded TripAdvisor Hall of Fame accolades every year since 2014, is sure to be one of your most memorable experiences in Thailand. Book your adventure today.