The thick jungles and elevation changes of northern Thailand are perfect for zip lining. Therefore, it is no surprise that several outfits have set up in the area surrounding Chiang Mai. One of the best is Flight of the Gibbon, which has nearly three miles of wire and staging platforms strung up in the forest canopy around an hour from Chiang Mai. The route through the treetops is truly thrilling, with some of the longer sections above the tree canopy offering an exhilarating perspective on the area’s verdant beauty. Flight of the Gibbon is certainly not the cheapest of the zip lining operations in the area, but its experience and safety record are worth paying for.