My sole reason for coming to Huay Xai, Laos was the Gibbon Experience. I shelled out $300 big ones, going well over budget for the first time, to hike into the jungle, zip line to tree houses, and hopefully see some Gibbons.
My choice to splurge, was easily the best choice I’ve made on my trip so far. We not only saw one Gibbon, but close to 10 (there are only ~3200 wild gibbons in the world). Sleeping in a tree house only accessible by zip lining high above the jungle was something out of my dreams.