Zip lining: Flying through the jungles in Chiang Mai

Zip lining with Skyline Adventure, Chiang Mai | Laugh Travel Eat
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Initially, I was surprised to find that zip lining is one of the top activities to do in Chiang Mai. Then and again, with the highest mountain in Thailand located within the province, it shouldn’t be that much of a shock.

There are numerous company that offers zip lining adventures and it’s easily booked at your hostel/hotel or online. After deliberation, we decided to go with Skyline Adventure and here’s a full review:

P.S. Chiang Mai has other things to do too: like Elephant Jungle Sanctuary and of course, markets!

zip lining at Skyline Adventure, Chiang Mail | Laugh Travel Eat
Zip lining is fun, right?

Why Skyline Adventure

  • Safety

      Obviously safety is an important factor. Skyline adventure puts the customer’s safety first and staff are very safety orientated.

zip lining at Skyline Adventure, Chiang Mai | Laugh Travel Eat
Safety first (wire attached to platform)
  • Price

      Compare to other zip lining company in the market, 2000 Baht (from March 2016) including transport and lunch is a very good deal. Note however that photos are not included and required additional purchase.

  • 900m single zip-line

Skyline adventure’s longest zip line is 900m long. Now that’s almost 2 laps round a standard stadium and that’s pretty freaking long. Nam was actually scared doing the last leg because you can barely see the finishing station. As the last one across, I gave everyone a prep talk before they go off- so be prepared.

Tips:

  • It does not take a whole day to do the zip line. We left at 11 o’clock and was back at our hotel at 6pm, in time to hit the Saturday Night Market
  • Time are flexible because the staff is always ready to do a round, it’s the transportation that needs arranging. We asked the receptionist at our hotel to call and she picked the 11am one for us (we originally thought there’s only 2 section). If you are in a large group say more than 8, you can try to arrange a timeslot for your own group.

Pick up for zip lining

The transportation was on time, and we were relieved to see an air-conditioned minivan as our mode of transportation, as the journey will take around 1.5 hours. This was a nice change from our dusty and sweaty ride to the Elephant Jungle Sanctuary.

 We were asked to fill out our information on the van such as name, age, emails and nationality (there’s no need to fill in all the information they asked for: we certainly didn’t. We just filled in our name, age and nationality)

Arrival for ziplining

On arrival, we were asked to sign a standard waiver that acknowledge we understand the risk of participating in this activity. There are lockers available to store your belongings before we get geared up. Our minivan group (there’s 7 of us) was asked if we wanted to eat or do the course first and we all opted to do the course first, as the danger of puking can be a serious mood dampener.

Side note here: they strongly advice you not to carry any of your personal camera including GoPro, hence we left ours at the locker. After we finished the course, we reckoned with our wrist strap the chances of us dropping the GoPro is very low. But as the risk is there do take into consideration that if you drop it, that’s it (unless you have a good insurance).

Safety Kit

After we had stowed away our belongings, we headed to the equipment area and get geared up. We each got a hair net before putting on our helmet (for hygiene proposes I presumed), which is very thoughtful and nice but unfortunately made us feel like lunch lady, especially since they were PINK (LOL).

 You also get a chance to purchase photo packages. If you are going as a group of 4, then it’s worth it to get the 3/4 people package (which is 1500 Baht). This comes down to around 380 Baht per person, still a good deal combined with the cheap tour price!

Fitted for equipment and ready for zip lining at Skyline Adventure, Chiang Mai | Laugh Travel Eat
All kit up and ready to zip

We were then led to the outdoor plaza area for a safety demonstration. There’s 2 staff per group and they were very patient when explaining the rules for us.

 After the demonstration is over we headed to a jeep and off we go to the start of the trail!

ready to start our zip lining experience with Skyline Adventure, Chiang Mai | Laugh Travel Eat
Our group of 7 at the start of the stations!

Zip lining yay!

 Everyone was scared when we did our first zip line, but by about the 4th or 5th station everyone has loosened up and started to enjoy it (save for our friend Christie, who remained expressionless throughout the way).

Zip lining with Skyline Adventure, Chiang Mai | Laugh Travel Eat
Nam zipping away into a tree

There are several stations that’s non-zip line, which acts as a breather for those who are faint of heart. The scare level of these stations are very low, and for those who purchased the photo option it’s more like a photo stop.

having fun at Skyline Adventure, chiang mai | Laugh Travel Eat
Photo opp at the non zip line station!

 And there’s also the vertical drop that everyone hated. For one of them we had to jump out (sort of like bungee jump only not head down), to quote my favourite Bachelorette JoJo: ‘I have never been more scared in my entire life.’

vertical drop at zip lining with Skyline Adventure | Laugh Travel Eat
That nervous laugh before they let go

Really, zip lining is much more enjoyable. Another good thing is that the zip line get increasing longer, allowing your courage to grow with the length (haha).

Happy zipping at Skyline Adventure | Laugh Travel Eat
See me FLLLLYYYYYYY

The 900m long Zip Line

This is the also the finishing line. The first and last person will be accompanied by the staff, and the lightest ones are usually selected. Hence if you are a petite girl like us, chances are you will get to fly through!

Flying at the 900m long zip line at Skyline Adventure in Chiang Mai | Laugh Travel Eat
Flying through the last zip line

Note that the safety clasp will changed from your chest to your back during this leg.

Final 900m zip line at Skyline Adventure, Chiang Mai | Laugh Travel Eat
Our friend Christie hanging there (Don’t worry she’s not stuck there)

And you are done!

Group photo after zip lining experience with Skyline Adventure in Chiang Mai | Laugh Travel Eat
Group photo after we are done

Buffet Lunch

Again as always, lunch is included and the restaurant has a splendid view.

View from lunch area at Skyline Adventure, Chiang Mai | Laugh Travel Eat
View from lunch spot
Buffet lunch at Skyline adventure with a view at Chiang Mai | Laugh Travel Eat
Buffet lunch with a view

There’s thai green curry (not spicy!) and water melon as well. And honestly – the food was actually surprisingly good!

 And then off we go back to Chiang Mai!

Verdict

Overall we really enjoyed the trip: transportation was good, staff was professional and nice, zip lining was fun (though scary at time) and the lunch was decent. We definitely recommend booking your zip lining experience with Skyline Adventure!

Jumping in front of the logo after our zip lining experience at Skyline Adventure, Chiang Mai | Laugh Travel Eat
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Ziplining - flying through the jungle in Chiang Mai, Thailand | Laugh Travel Eat
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One thought on “Zip lining: Flying through the jungles in Chiang Mai

  1. Ella says:

    Very cool! I’ve always wanted to visit Chiang Mai and really want to go on a zip lining adventure too.. but I had no idea that there is the option of zip lining in Chiang Mai. I’m definitely sold on this adventure and will keep this in mind for when I finally get myself to Chiang Mai. Thanks for sharing and the photos are great too!

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