About Rainforests

Our Unique Location

Our Jungle Flight Zipline Camp is situated in the mountains of nearby Doi Saket among ancient native forests. You will experience the serenity of Thailand’s jungles up-close while sailing on ziplines between platforms built on centuries-old Yang trees (Dipterocarpus genus), the guardians of the forest. Thais have revered these majestic giants since ancient times for their rubber-like sap and strong wood. The trees are also seen as sacred residences where forest spirits may reside. You can see some of these trees have had colorful sashes tied around them, with offerings made to their spirits. Come marvel at their towering beauty as you stand tree-top among their branches looking at the emerald rainforest all around you !

Sail through Centuries-Old Jungle Canopy and Touch the Face of Nature !

Ziplining History and Rainforest Facts

THE ORIGIN OF CANOPY TOURS

Canopy tours originated in the lush rainforests of Costa Rica where adventurous biologists, desperate to study the diversity of animal life that inhabits the upper canopy level of forests, devised a system of cables and platforms that would allow them to explore this previously inaccessible ecosystem.


It wasn’t long before this developed into a breathtaking eco-tourism activity that not only allowed people to enter and experience the upper realm of a rainforest, but raised awareness of the plight and beauty of the world’s endangered indigenous forests.

THE UNDERSTORY

The understory is the area between the canopy and the forest floor. The air is still, the humidity is high, the temperature is steady, and the light is less intense than above. Birds and butterflies make this their domain, and many animals travel between the forest floor and canopy.

THE RAINFOREST FLOOR

The forest floor is where the insects live - and of course the animals that eat them. Most - but not all - plants get their start on the forest floor. It is hot and still, and the light is often dim. In some areas the forest floor is flooded for part of the year, in others it remains dry. The forest floor may be fertile, but is often not.

THE PEOPLE

Tropical rainforests are home to tribal people who rely on their surrounding for food, shelter, and medicines. Today very few forest people live in traditional ways; most have been displaced by outside settlers or have been forced to give up their lifestyles by governments. Many traditional villages still exist in Thailand.

 

Welcome to Our JUNGLE FLIGHT Rainforest

It’s unlike any other place on earth, a 1,500 year-old tropical rainforest teaming with life - the sights and sounds of wild Thailand !

Why are rainforests important?

The plants of the rainforests provide a large part of the earth's oxygen supply, breaking down carbon dioxide to do so. Destruction of rainforests could mean increased global climate change and worsening pollution. Destruction of rainforests has already disrupted normal rain patterns in some places, such as sub-Saharan Africa, resulting in drought and famine.
There are plants and animals in the rainforest that produce biologically active chemicals that may hold promise as medicines of the future. Frogs produce chemicals, for example, that help protect their delicate skin from infection - some of these may be our future antibiotics. There are undoubtedly more medicines yet to be discovered in the rainforest. Extinction of species threatens our very existence.