Gibbon Experience maybe one if not the most unique and exhilarating activities you can experience in visiting Laos. Gibbon Experience is an eco-tourism conversation project that funds to preserve, promote and protect the Bokeo Nature Reserve as well as to provide villagers livelihood that is nondestructive and ecofriendly. The project was developed by Animo, a conservation-base eco-tourism company. The project runs to get funds from tourism to pay park rangers and support conservation projects that the Lao Government cannot finance.
Gibbon experience involves trekking, zipping in extreme zip lines, exploring forest limitless and experiencing a three-day stay in tree house as well as acquainting fauna within the forest. Gibbon Experience provides two activities for tourist to enjoy the wilderness of Bokeo Nature Reserve: The Classic Gibbon Experience is more relaxing and less exhilarating; it includes few hours of trekking (depends on the trekker) in restricted number of canopy infrastructure; The Waterfall Gibbon Experience on the other hand is more adventurous and trilling, it includes up to 3 hours hiking along Nam Nga River, staying in waterfall tree house with fresh water swimming hole sits at the base of tree house.
Gibbon Experience includes access to the reserve, accommodation in tree house, meals, unlimited access for forest exploration, transportation and guides. The activity starts with 3 hours rough journey up to the preserve. From the village, an hour hike to the forest leading to tree houses which are about 40 m high from the ground. The zip lines within the reserve allow you to drift over the canopy of the jungle and provide an impressive view of the surrounding hills and valleys. Gibbon Experience does not assure trekkers of the sightings of gibbon, though the sounds of these endangered species can be heard within the forest. However, the experience itself is one of the most amazing things one must not missed when visiting Laos.
For more information about Gibbon Experience:
Tel. +856 84 21 20 21 and +856 30 57 45 866
PO Box 400
Ban Houayxay, Bokeo Province