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Gibbon Experience

Posted by gabby on 19/3/2007 at 06:18

Has anyone done the Gibbon Experience with kids? We are travelling with our 9 & 7 year old girls. They are very adventurous and really like the idea of zipping around the treetops but I am interested to hear from anyone else who may have been there with their children.
Thanks,
Gabby

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Posted by marianwarren on 20/3/2007 at 02:49

Hi Gabby

I'm pretty sure you have to be 18+. Our daughter was only 16 but she is taller than most Lao's and she is pretty mature, and they didn't actually ask how old she was. The guides (only in their late teens and early 20's themselves - were interested in how she was and whether she had a boyfriend). To answer your question it's really not suitable for children, it's hard work and you are very high up therefore the safety factor is so important. I don't think kids that age would be able to get their head around the necessary procedures especially when excited.

Kind regards

Marian

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Posted by gabby on 21/3/2007 at 17:47

Thanks Marian,

I have been in contact with the Gibbon Experience and they have said they are happy with children over 6! I am slightly concerned about the height of the lines and the agility of the kids but they are happy to take them tandem if necessary. If we make it there I will let you know how they go.

BW,

Gabby

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Posted by gabby on 10/4/2007 at 15:01

We did the Classic Gibbon Experience with our 9 and 6 year old daughters from 30 March - 1 April and they LOVED it! The guides were brilliant and took them in tandem until we were confident enough to do so. They struggled with the food a little so lived on a diet of rice and fruit but other than that had no problems. They didn't even seem bothered by the tree living insects (no mosquitos but plenty of other life!). If your children have a sense of adventure this is definitely an experience for them. We have uploaded a brief video clip on ot our website http://www.braceyfamilytravels.com/Video_gallery if you want to get an idea of the zip line experience. The girls have also written a blog on our time there.

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Posted by somtam2000 on 10/4/2007 at 16:06 admin

Hi Gabby,

Thanks for the report back -- much appreciated -- and that's a great vid!

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Posted by think87 on 12/3/2009 at 05:23

Didnt see how much a stay was on the site. can someone whos been give me a budget for this place?

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Posted by somtam2000 on 13/3/2009 at 07:31 admin

Prices vary dependign on the tour you're opting for. Contact them via their website here: http://www.gibbonx.org/gibbon_contact.php and they should be able to supply pricing details.

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Posted by Glhaskell on 5/4/2009 at 05:42

What exactly is the gibbon experience. Please entertain...I will be in Laos in May.

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Posted by Glhaskell on 5/4/2009 at 05:43

What exactly is the gibbon experience. Please entertain...I will be in Laos in May.

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Posted by Glhaskell on 5/4/2009 at 05:43

What exactly is the gibbon experience. Please entertain...I will be in Laos in May.

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Posted by Glhaskell on 5/4/2009 at 05:56

I guess i worded the question wrong i know what it is, but how did everyone enjoy it? How far is it from Luang Prabang? What is the cost? How are the accommodations? What do you recommend?

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