If you are looking for an adventurous night time activity, the Night Time Canopy Tour near Manual Antonio is an excellent choice. Canopy zip line tours have become increasingly popular all over Costa Rica, but not many companies offer them at night. This unique tour allows visitors to experience the night time spirit of the rainforest with its mysterious sights and sounds.
The tour will begin when you are picked up from your hotel and driven to the Manuel Antonio canopy zipline headquarters just as the sun is setting. Upon arrival your guide will greet you and hand out high quality safety equipment including helmets and harnesses. You will receive a review of safety guidelines as well as information on how the equipment will be attached to the zip lines and braking instructions.
The rainforests in Costa Rica have an abundant amount of wildlife, most of which only comes out at night. While traditional daytime canopy tours and forest hikes are remarkable, you will have an increased chance of seeing a greater percentage of wildlife by going into the canopy at night. Some of the animal species seen on this tour are: bats, owls, sloths, olingos, kinkajous, raccoons and the four eyed opossum.
There is also a large variety of nighttime reptiles, amphibians and insects such as: snakes, red eyed tree frogs, glass frogs, glowing bugs and tarantulas! Your knowledgeable guides will tell you interesting facts about Costa Rica's nocturnal wildlife and identify any you might run across on the night of your zipline adventure.
During this night tour you will soar across 10 sturdy steel cables strung between 20 platforms. The course has been thoughtfully set up to provide amazing views of the surrounding jungle during the day, but at night you'll feel the thrilling excitement of pure darkness, and on a clear night, experience a gorgeous display of stars or a bright moon. You may hear the awe-inspiring gentle “roar” of the night jungle.
Imagine standing on a secure platform that hangs over the rainforest canopy. Your guide hooks your harness to the steel cable and as you follow the cable with your eyes, it disappears into a dark abyss. With the comforting sounds of the pulsating jungle orchestra and encouragement from your guide, you take a leap off the platform and glide through the darkness.
After a few moments you begin to see the next platform getting closer and closer. Another guide is standing ready to receive you and salute you for your first night time zip. You will continue from cable to cable experiencing the thrill of soaring through the night jungle, perhaps by the light of the moon.
After you and your group completes the zip line course, it will be time to head back to headquarters. You guides will provide a snack and refreshing beverage before you will be driven back to your hotel.
Tour includes guides, safety equipment, snack, beverage, and round trip transportion. Depending on your pick-up location, transport can take from 20 to 45 minutes from your hotel to the zipline headquarters. The zipline course typically takes approximately 2 hours. Combined time of zip lining tour and transportation can be between 3 and 4 hours. Please wear fully enclosed shoes, insect repellent, long pants, and a light jacket. Maximum weight restriction is 275 pounds. Children age 5 and over may participate in this tour..