Sunday, August 10, 2014

Flight of the Gibbon

Owner description: Flight of the Gibbon is a unique zipline and nature adventure experience that lets you "fly" through our premier location deep within the pristine, 1,500-year old rainforest. After a short hike into the scenic rainforest, our friendly Sky Rangers safely lead you through 24 platforms, sky bridges and lowering stations that connect 7 km of ziplines. Discover firsthand the beauty of the rainforest ecosystem and experience flying with our namesake gibbons. Based in Chiang Mai, Thailand, Flight of the Gibbon is proud of and active in rainforest restoration and primate rehabilitation projects in the area.

Yep, on our P-Day, Saturday, 09 August 2014, the Moleffs (first time), Seppis, and Meekers (both at least twice before) went Ziplining in Chonburi, Thailand.

Our package included:
  • 3km of ziplines woven in the Thai jungle eco-system
  • The highest zipline in Thailand
  • One zipline over 300 meters (984 feet) long!
  • 24 platform stations
  • 2 hanging sky bridges and 2 rappel descents
  • Two sky ranger guides for every group of up to 9
  • Detailed safety briefing & personal equipment fitting
  • Thai lunch which was very good - the Thais treat us very well
  • Free tram tour around Khao Kheow Open Safari Park - feed the wildlife during the Journey to Africa portion of the tour
  • R/T shuttle from Bangkok included in Air-con luxury 9 person van - About one hour each way.
  • The service was excellent, if you ever come to Thailand we recommend you go ziplining.
 Please enjoy the photos.  Please click on any photo to enlarge all photos.

Getting ready to go.  Sister Moleff, Sister Seppi, Brother and Sister Meeker, and Elder Seppi

Sister Moleff getting harnessed-up.
After this we had our safety instructions.

Waiting to walk up to our first Zip-Line Station.  L-t-R: E&S Meeker, E&S Moleff, and E&S Seppi.  When we got to the station, our guide had us check our legs for leeches. Elder Meeker had one on his leg and when the guide took it off there was blood.  He disinfected it and put a bandage on.  After all we are in the jungle.

Walking up the hill to our station.  The hardest part was the climb up the hill.

Sister Moleff coming in for a landing

Made it.  And you know it wasn't so bad.
 I would go again.

Elder Moleff coming down to
another launch platform

Look ma, no hands!

Together, even on a Zip-Line

Our Sky Rangers gave us safety briefings, were very professional, and gave us an enjoyable adventure with Zip-Lining.
 They made the day for us.

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