Cave Explorer Gibbon™
2 Days: Underground Cave Exploration, Zipline Canopy Tour and Homestay
Price: 7995 Baht/person
Cave Explorer Gibbon™ teaches you the fundamental skills of big-time caving from passionate local cavers, then guides you into Anxiety State Crisis Cave where you will traverse along the side of the airy main passage before rappelling 30 meters into a gaping black hole! When combined with Flight of the Gibbon's Zipline Canopy Tour, it's an adventure only available while you are in Thailand.
Day 1: Exploration of Thailand's Wonderous Caves
(Zipline the first day if you prefer):
We'll take you to where limestone karst formations begin to rise above the bamboo forests and rice paddies. Gear up in the care of our expert instructors, and then head deep underground. Life is not the same after facing the unknown in a strange, sparkling cave passageway! Especially after you traverse along the side of the airy main cave passage before rappelling 30 meters into a gaping black hole.
Enjoy a delicious Thai lunch of sticky rice and northern Thai sausage. Then spend a few hours exploring the massive river passageway that few have ever seen: discover sparking cave features, encounter bizzare creatures, and wind your way through wild limestone tunnels of white limestone. Finish your day by ascending the rope back to the light of day with the satisfaction of having finished the first stage of a great adventure.
If you cave first (you can zipline first if you want) we'll then take you to an overnight stay in the beautiful Thai village of Maekampong. Immerse yourself in local Thai culture by staying inside the home of a Thai family. Enjoy a home cooked Thai meal prepared for you by the family. Enjoy a traditional Thai massage during the evening and let it relax away the day's muscle soarness and prepare to sleep well.
In the morning walk through the beautiful countryside and interact with the local villagers and learn about the traditional crafts and culture.
Day 2: Flight of the Gibbon™ Zipline Canopy Tour
Start the day with a hearty home cooked breakfast at your homestay, followed by a short jungle trek with an experienced guide exploring the local culture. Then it's off to continue your adventure of a lifetime flying with Flight of the Gibbon™ – a 3 hour, 5km zipline course high up in the rainforest canopy.
A traditional Thai lunch is included and served on your return to the village. Following lunch, enjoy a vigorous trek beside the impressive Maekampong Falls.
Before you return to Chiang Mai enjoy a snack featuring locally grown organic Arabica coffee.
- One day caving
- Overnight homestay in Maekampong, with meals, massage and local culture
- 1-day, all-inclusive Flight of the Gibbon zipline canopy tour
- All equipment, safety briefings and lunch, dinner in the homestay, snacks, fruit, water, and insurance.
- Professional guides and instructors for both caving and zipline adventures*
- Home cooked Thai food
- Education about the rainforest and the amazing Gibbon ape
- Transport in air-conditioned, luxury vans for each stage of your tour
- Sneakers or trainers or comparable shoes
- Shorts or long pants
- A change of clothes
- Money for drinks
- Check seasonally for warmer clothing options in Thai off season and possibly rain gear in rainy season
- Energy for the adventure of a lifetime