In 2007, a group of friends were enjoying one of their frequent rainforest walks in the mountains surrounding Chiang Mai when they came across a pair of Gibbons locked in a cage near a roadside. They had been abandoned to die a horrible death from starvation and dehydration. Shocked and outraged, the nature lovers immediately rescued this rare, endangered species, slowly nursing the pair back to health while they came up with a plan to create positive ecological change in our world…
Flight of the Gibbon was born and is now the leading global eco-adventure tour operator with their phenomenal rainforest zip-lines that are the longest, highest and fastest in the world. Now the number one tourist attraction in Thailand, Flight of the Gibbon invests 10% of their profits in primate re-habilitation, re-forestation projects and ecological education programs.
And what about the abandoned Gibbons? After their rescue, Tong Lorde (Golden Straw) and Tong Dee (Good Gold) were rehabilitated at a site that resembled their natural habitat. Having spent all of their lives in a cage, they needed to be taught how to look after themselves in the wild. Now they live alongside the zip-lines of Flight of the Gibbon with their baby sons, born free in the wild, where you can hear their calls, experience their natural environment and maybe even catch a glimpse of them swinging through the rainforest, just like you will with Flight of the Gibbon.
As our rescued Gibbon family grows, so too does Flight of the Gibbon.
Why book with Us
The tour is designed to be easy for all visitors to descend along the downhill network, taking time to linger and relax at special places along the way and sharing the experience. Old growth rainforest has several layers, all of which can be seen on the tour.
Our unique system enables you to view jungle life from a perspective previously reserved for a select group of researchers. We take you high into the canopy using an ingenious series of Tree houses, platforms, cables, and sky bridges for an unbelievable adventure.
For thrill seekers and nature lovers alike there has never been a better way to explore the tropical rainforest! A breathtaking eco-tourism activity that not only allows people to enter and experience the upper realm of a rainforest, but has also raised awareness to the plight and beauty of the world's endangered indigenous forests.