The Gibbon Experience, Huay Xai

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Explore a mountainous terrain and its indigenous animal life at The Gibbon Experience, known for sheltering the black-cheeked gibbon. In addition to the endangered primate, the reserve's 1,230 sq km (475 sq mi) protect elephants, bears, tigers, and wild water buffalos, among other species. Visit the canopy huts to examine roaming animals from a safe distance, and experience the splendor of the rainforests on a three-hour trek towards a charming waterfall and freshwater pool. Note that the hike requires a reasonable level of fitness; always carry extra water with you. Make The Gibbon Experience a part of your Huay Xai vacation plans using our Huay Xai trip builder.
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  • August 7, 2017
    My kids and I did a classic tour in July. The treehouses are indeed spectacular and the ziplining was fun, but having ziplined elsewhere in the world, the safety here is really quite scary (which is p...  more »
  • August 5, 2017
    Yes c not given but yes it's worth! Nice ride, ziplines top and what of the night in the tree house... A great time to do it without hesitation
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  • August 3, 2017
    I did the Classic experience this week (early August). To begin with I had some serious reservations about going on the trip due to my immense fear of heights (and the scary legal waiver they give you...  more »

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Not known for its selection of accommodations, Huay Xai offers just a few places to stay nestled up against the Mekong. These options remain basic but welcoming and, more importantly, budget friendly. Most visitors choose to stay across the river in the Thai town of Chiang Khong, which offers a much wider range of accommodations. Others continue directly on to other destinations deeper in Laos.
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