Hello friends! 🙂
Today I’ll be sharing our first day in Chiang Mai. You see, when I booked this Chiang Mai trip, I didn’t plan anything, same with Bangkok, well at least in BKK I had something in mind to do, but in Chiang Mai, we are totally clueless. Not totally though as I knew before hand that Chiang Mai is a place for adventures, thats it. 🙂
When we arrived in the hostel, our very friendly host asked if we have anything in mind for the day? I told her that I wanna try this adventure something, and when I mentioned the company name, she smile and said, its very good however its very expensive. (which i already heard when i checked it) She showed us a lot of brochures for possible adventures we wanted to try. Since I’m a baby sucker of adventures, I choose the ziplines. Good thing the husband is okay with it. So the next thing to do is which company to choose. Our host help us to decide, and so we choose Flying Squirrels. She also helped us booked for it, and she even got us a discount, THNAK YOU!
Since it was still early our host was able to get us a schedule for 11am, yay! Someone from the company will pick us up at the hostel and drive us to our adventure. While waiting for 11 am, we quickly get ready and left our bags at the reception (our room is not yet ready). We stroll around the area and get some quick bite.
The drive going to the place was approximately an hour drive from the city, yes that far. But no worries, you will definitely enjoy the view going up.
When we arrived at the place, the staff welcomes us with a beautiful smile and take us to our assigned table. They gave us the necessary papers we have to sign (waver) and they also gave us a t-shirt (its like a uniform hehehe). While waiting for our turn, we roamed around for a few minutes and I was so amazed with how beautiful the area is.
Finally its time for us to put on our gears!
Incase you are wondering what is that green thing below are helmets, it’s a hairnet, for hygiene purposes. 😉
After we put on our gears, we were divided into different group and in each group their are 6 members with 2 guides. And we have to get into a pick up truck, we drove for another 20-30 minutes approximately. And finally, we are at our destination.
Our guides conduct a safety guidelines for us to follow. Safety first, so you have to be very attentive. 😉
To be honest this is my first time to do zip lining, and I’ll be doing 17 zips!!!
The only thing I regretted during this adventure was we didn’t get a go-pro. So our photos are limited as we were only using a point and shot, and you don’t want to drop your camera while doing ziplines, right?
After the bicycle on top, we still did a couple of zip lining.
Though we have limited photos during for this adventure, nevertheless I had so much fun. Our guides made sure that we are safe, every time we finished a zip they made sure to check our harness. During the first 3 zips I was screaming my heart out, I was so scared, but on the fourth our guide told me to just enjoy the view and not to be scared. I followed his advice, I calmed down and enjoyed the rides.
Flying Squirrels has 32 Station.
- 17 Ziplines (heights were 600m, 400m, 350m and 300m) During the 600m zip I was screaming again, this time I screamed because I was so happy I got to do this activity in Chiang Mai. 🙂
- 1 Abseil
- 6 Walking steps
- 2 Climbing Nets (challenge and spider)
- 2 Sky Bridges
- 1 Tarzan Jump: I enjoyed this tarzan jump so much
- 1 Skateboard
- 2 Activity Signatures
- Bicycle on Top Slider: I was closing my eyes when we did this activity, I was so afraid though E was with me when we did it, but I was so afraid to open my eyes. Imagine, cycling on a rope on top of the trees!!!
- 5meters long: ahhh this one, I super enjoyed, my 5 years old self was so happy doing the slides. Its not the normal slide you do in the park, this one is special. Wanna know what makes it special? Try the adventure for yourself. 🙂
To our guides, Mr Tiger and Mr Bank, thank you for making our adventure a memorable one. Thank you for making sure that we are safe, always. Take care of yourselves so you could guide more adventurers like me. And to Mr Tiger, have a good time with your daughter when she comes and visit you in Chiang Mai from Myanmar.
And after 3 hours plus of adventure, we went back to the office and we were treated by a buffet! 🙂