Leave the bustling tourist district of Phuket behind and get a taste of the countryside as you bike by traditional villages, tropical plantations, and the beautiful white sands of Sala Beach. On your way to a tranquil waterfall, stop at a sanctuary for rehabilitating endangered gibbon apes.
Your adventure begins at Sala Beach in the quiet, northeast section of Phuket Island. Pedal through the idyllic Thai countryside, passing by rubber, palm, and pineapple plantations as you cruise down dirt paths.
Arrive at the sanctuary of the Gibbon Rehabilitation Project, where a group of passionate volunteers is devoted to protecting, rescuing, and rehabilitating this endangered species of ape. Gibbons are agile and adorable, but have been poached to near extinction in their natural habitats. Get an up-close look at the animals as you learn about their plight and the plans of the center for repopulating the rainforest and saving gibbons from illegal use as tourist attractions and pets.
Continue into the jungle to reach the Bang Pae waterfall, the largest of Phuket's 4 waterfalls. Take a refreshing dip in the lagoon below the cascade or just enjoy the scenery and rest before the final stretch of your ride takes you to the Ao Por Grand Marina, where you can admire luxury boats sailing into Phang Nga Bay before you return to your hotel by mini-bus.