Name: Flight of the Gibbon
Address: Pick up from Kao San Road (45 Chakkrapong road, in front of Bangkok Trust Tourist Center at 6am or 9am) or Sukhumvit soi 1 (near Phloenchit BTS in front of Ariyasom Villas 6.30am or 9.30 am).
Opening Times: From soi 1 – Pick up time in Bangkok 9am, return to Bangkok 5.30 pm
Phone number: +6653010660
Price: 3599 baht per person (2999 baht with work permit)
Immerse yourself in the Thai rainforest and soar through 3km of zip lines on a simple day trip from Bangkok. It’s definitely a trip worth bragging to your friends about.
The trip starts in Bangkok – A mini van takes you from Bangkok to Flight of the Gibbon in approximately 1.5 hours. The van has aircon and the driver is safe. On arrival, you sign a health and safety form and receive some refreshments.
Next, a van takes you to the starting point of the course. Here, you are given detailed safety instructions and kitted out in a fetching harness, bandana and helmet. You are more than welcome to take mobile phones, cameras and selfie sticks on the course but it’s recommended you have pockets or a small bag to put them in. The centre offers lockers free of charge for any other bags and valuables you don’t wish to take.
From the centre, you are required to walk for 10 minutes to the starting platform. Your group will be accompanied by two sky rangers who ensure you are safe, and provide entertainment (such as bouncing the ropes or joking that your harness is loose…). Once at the starting platform your 3km of adrenalin filled flying begins!
Aside from the 24 platforms of ziplines, the course also has two hanging bridges and two rappel descents.
The scenery is beautiful throughout and the sights are breathtaking.
Once the course is finished, you are taken back to retrieve belongings and taken for lunch. Lunch is included in the price and for us it consisted of salad, fried rice, soup and fruit. The setting for lunch is nice, located next to a lake.
After lunch, you have access to Khao Kheow zoo. A free tram takes you around the zoo pointing out the different animals. There are zebras, elephants, lions, ostriches to name just a few. Although more of an attraction for children, the animals did seem well kept.
At the end of the day a shuttle bus will take you back to Bangkok.
Overall, a fantastic day out and everything is organised for you. So, unless you’re scared of heights, we suggest you book it asap.