Brilliant jungle zip-line adventure.
There are several of these on offer and, whilst I have nothing to compare it with, I can’t imagine that the others could be significantly better. After your hotel pick-up, it’s about an hour’s drive from Chaing Mai into the mountains, then we were quickly kitted up and away. The ride to the start up a steep bumpy jungle track in the back of a pick-up truck left us in no doubt that this wasn’t going to be a tame, shrink-wrapped experience! The actual time in the trees was about 2 ½ hours and we weren’t hanging around. We were in a group of 8 plus 3 guides who kept it all moving along so you didn’t get bored. I think there were over 40 ziplines, the last couple of which were pretty long (the very last is 900m, longest in Thailand) so it’s a good adventure. The kit all looks very high quality and in good condition, whilst the guides were thoroughly professional and clearly knew what they were doing. However, they maintained a sense of fun without compromising safety. As always seems the case in Thailand, they were very friendly and helpful, especially in taking lots of pictures for us on our own cameras (even though they had their own official cameras for pictures to sell). At the end, there was a decent lunch provided before the journey back.
A brilliant day out and, at £40 each including everything, pretty good value, especially by comparison with the heavily advertised ‘Flight of the Gibbon’ at £70.