Laos has recently become an integral part of the backpacker circuit in Southeast Asia. The abundant natural beauty of this mountainous landlocked country attracts travellers from all over the globe.
If you still haven't been there, then the Gibbon Experience Project is a big reason you should.
What is the Gibbon Experience Project?
The Gibbon Experience gives travellers a chance to explore the dense tropical forest of Laos in the most exciting way possible. The wild forest that is beyond the reach of an ordinary traveller, has been made more accessible with the help of this project.
A series of zip lines, spread across a length of about 15km, are set up strategically so you fly above majestic forest canopies, while you observe the mysterious wildlife that the forest holds within itself. The zip lines lead you to the entrance of the world’s highest tree houses. Each tree house has taken over a year in its construction, and some go as high as 40m. As part of the experience, the tree house serves as your home in the heart of forest and a fabulous nature observatory. You will get a chance to see rare wildlife that includes tigers, clouded leopards, black bears and of course the famous black-crested gibbons.
The project is called the Gibbon Experience as gibbons, small-sized highly endangered apes, are heard everywhere in this forest, and you gliding from one tree house to another like the gibbons do, with the help of zip lines.