I am not an adventurous person. Since I have taken a year of my life off to travel the world with my husband and two children, many of you may beg to differ. But when it comes to physical adventure, I have a pretty low threshold. So when Siena picked up a brochure for Flight of the Gibbon, A Rainforest Adventure, I did not put this activity high on my list of things I wanted to do while in Chiang Mai, Thailand. The problem is, we have a pretty democratic family. A vote of 3 to 1 meant I was going to have to don my helmet and harness and get up in the trees or else find a 7 hour spa package for myself. Now where did I put that list of spa telephone numbers?
"This treetop canopy ecotour offers an exhilarating opportunity to soar through a 1500 year old rain forest high above the forest floor." What a crock! This is nothing more than an excuse for thrill seekers to stretch their limits just one more time! You start off on a wood platform and then work your way through the rainforest on a system of treehouses, sky bridges, platforms and 2 km. of cables suspended over the rainforest basin. When the day is through, you have experienced 11 zip lines, 2 sky bridges and 3 repels down a tree. And you do this all in the company of 9 other people from all over the world and your two Thai guides.
I am pleased to report that we all made it safely to the ground in one piece and had a GREAT TIME!