This two- or three-day experience is one of Laos' most unforgettable adventures. Imagine a series of navigable 'ziplines' criss-crossing the canopy of some of the country's most pristine forest – home to tigers, clouded leopards, black bears and the black-crested gibbon – giving you the chance to play Tarzan by swinging high across valleys and living two nights in soaring tree-houses.
At 40m up these tree-houses are the world's tallest and are set in natural green amphitheatres with spectacular views. Well-cooked meals are ziplined in by your guide.
Pre-payment online through PayPal works well but do be patient as communication isn't always immediate. One day before departure, check in at the Huay Xai Gibbon Experience Office . Gloves (essential for using the ziplines) are sold next door. It's also advisable to bring a torch (flashlight), water bottle and earplugs to deflect the sound of a million crickets, but otherwise leave most of your baggage in the office storeroom. Everything you bring you must carry on your back over some steep hikes and on the ziplines. As there'll be no electricity, don't forget to pre-charge camera batteries.