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The Gibbon Experience | Bokeo

The Gibbon Experience

The Gibbon Experience

This is Bokeo's most delightful thing to do and is strongly recommended to nature lovers. It is approximately a three-hour drive from Huay Xai and a few hours trek through the beautiful bamboo forest to reach to the canopy infrastructure. All the tree houses are built on giant trees over 40 meters high. To access the houses and observe the wild habitants below, one glides on zip lines (cable networks), which is the main means of transportation for the rest of the trip.

The black crested gibbon was once thought extinct but 400 individuals were discovered living at Bokeo Nature Reserve. The trip usually lasts for three days and two nights while the number of visitors is limited. Trips can be arranged and booked in advance at The Gibbon Experience Office on the main street in Huay Xai.

If visitors are strongly impressed by the community they can donate some money or discreet gifts to the headman. Such gifts will be used for the village school. A reminder: Visitors are recommended to check-in with the village headman (phuu nyai baan) first.

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