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Gibbon Experience in September?

  • smartlyndy

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    7th May, 2009
    Posts: 33

    Hi all
    After reading an earlier entry about the G.E.being questionable in May, am I right in thinking it's out of the question in September?

    #1 Posted: 7/5/2009 - 21:55

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  • brucemoon

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    The short answer is NO!

    The long answer is depends on how you want your visit to a remot(ish) jungle experience to be (and all that that entails).

    If you don't mind mud, wetness, and (sometimes) personally irritating 'fauna', then September will be great.

    If you'd prefer to just do 'beaches' as the 'side' issues are less challenging, then maybe another month.

    For a (little) insight, go see my blog where I posted some vids of our GE 'fun':



    #2 Posted: 8/5/2009 - 06:46

  • smartlyndy

    Joined Travelfish
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    Posts: 33

    Thanks yet again!!!
    Mud, wet and critters are ok with me. We'll have 3 kids (12 & 13 yrs)with us at that stage - hoping they'll cope ok.

    #3 Posted: 8/5/2009 - 07:22

  • brucemoon

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    The 'peak' rain month is August. By September, the rainfall ON AVERAGE is markedly less so the rivers are normally back to being passable.

    As I said in the 'May' email, one has to cross a river at the highway to 'enter' the area. If the river is too high, then one must walk the distance otherwise traversed by 4WD. And, it is possible that the 4WD may not actually reach the M!Hong village.

    The worst case event is that you walk more than anticipated. That, to 12 or 13 yo's, may be more confronting than leeches, etc!!!

    - - - -

    If you are in any doubt, why not email them at GE...

    The website is:


    and the email contact is:


    I found they answered my emails (reasonably) promptly. The person answering was Lao, so the email content was not exactly as I'd expected (which suggests you ask your questions with a simplified logic). Nevertheless, I got all the info I wanted.


    #4 Posted: 8/5/2009 - 08:45

  • meyers66

    Joined Travelfish
    5th January, 2006
    Posts: 7
    Total reviews: 2

    Thanks for the gibbon website. Sounds interesting. I sent them an email for July. Wet I know but what can you do? Cest le vie.

    #5 Posted: 5/6/2009 - 22:46

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