We are heading off to Asia soon and we have booked to do the Gibbon Experience in Feb. We are all very excited but I was wondering if anyone had any good advice? We are a bit apprehensive about leaving our backpacks at the office!
Any advice would be much appreciated!
How did you enjoy the Gibbon Experience? I am planning on doing it in late August and am travelling on my own but I have nothing booked. Would I better booking, problem being i on my own, or just heading up there amd see if i could join a group?
It was AMAZING! I would 100% recommend you do this! We all loved it. It is one of my highlights from Asia. We done the waterfall experience. We found out when we got there that this was the hardest hike. But it was manageable. I would recommend doing this experience because we also got to experience most of the original gibbon experience too on our way back to base.
We booked in advance because we were travelling in a group of 3. It was hard to get in contact with the Gibbon Experience office and I had to send a dozen emails to keep the contact going, but we got there in the end! Whilst we were there however, a couple turned up from Thailand and managed to secure a place in our group. I think they have people going in and out of the jungle all the time, so tours leave every day I am sure. The people at the office were very friendly and helpful.
The treehouses were well equipped. They had clean towels, clean bedding, a small kitchen area, bathroom facilities with toiletries etc. We were not given as much info about these facilities as we would have liked and ended up taking a few extra things in our backpacks as a result.
Hope this helps! If you would like any more information don't be afraid to ask!
Thanks a million for the reply. That was very helpful.
I am travelling from Bangkok and was going to catch an overnight bus to Chiang Mai and do some trekking here. Then cross the border into Laos and head to Huay Xai. As i am short on time i plan on busing it back to Chiang Mai after the gibbon experience and flying to Kho Pha nGan via Bangkok. It works out under a hundred euro. I have less than three weeks in South East Asia in total, not very long.
Can you remember the email address you got in contact with them? I tried emailing firstname.lastname@example.org but the mail didn't send.