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Treehouse 1

The Gibbon Experience in Laos provided us with this treehouse as one of their three guesthouses used on the classic trail. This treehouse has enough space for 8 people, a kitchen area and even a bathroom with a shower!


The Gibbon Experience in Laos is a eco tourism concept that is turning the rainforrest profitable in other ways than just chopping it down. It consists of a number of treehuts up to 50 metres abover the ground, each connected to eachoter by zip-wires. It's a bit pricy but most of the money goes towards the preservation of the forrest and most importantly the Gibbons that live there. The Gibbons are a very shy type of ape that is hard to spot. We spent three days up in the trees and trekked the forrest looking for them. The experience of waking up to the sound of the Gibbons calling and then putting on your harness to zip down the wires after them is simply priceless, RECOMMENDED!


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Taken on March 15, 2009