What better way to top off your Costa Rican experience than to zip through the rain forest from one platform to the next then explore the tree tops walking across on world famous hanging bridges. This Canopy Combo tour has it all.
Included in your zip lining adventure is the famous Tarzan Swing, an 80 meter rappel and a chance to fly like Superman.
You’ll be picked up from your lodging in the beautiful mountainous Monteverde area and brought to the tour headquarters where you will meet your friendly guides. After an initial review of the gear and safety measures, you will be helped into a harness and helmet before heading out into the canopy. Once there, your professional, bilingual guides will demonstrate how to operate the equipment and answer all your questions.
You’ll begin with short cable rides to familiarize yourself with the process of letting go and landing. The eleven platforms you’ll be visiting are built at various heights and various distances throughout this unique tropical woodland environment.
Next you’ll venture on extended cables, including one of the longest zip lines in Central America, that will take you soaring over the forest canopy. You’ll have the added opportunity to try your hand at rappelling 15 meters down landing on a lower platform.
To fly like Superman, the guides will attach two shackles on the back of your harness so you’ll be free to extend your arms and hands while looking down at the amazing lush green earth below. .
Be sure to try the Tarzan Swing, an elasticized rope that will let you swing freely through the air 80 meters down and out and back. These heart stopping, jaw dropping adventures are sure to stimulate.
Your last adventure is a hike along 8 suspended hanging bridges connecting you from one tree top canopy to another. With amazing views from amazing heights you’ll have an aerial perspective of life at the top while being among these huge, magnificent hardwood trees.
Transportation to and from your lodging in the Monteverde/Santa Elena area is included as well as the bilingual, professional guides and all needed equipment. Be sure to wear closed toe shoes and long pants recommended.
10 and up
Latitude: N 10° 20' 19.74"
Longitude: W 84° 49' 27.3"
Last part of the tour was rained out due to thunderstorms but they were extremely accommodating about getting us to our hotel to make our connection to San Jose.
Our guide Dio on the Hanging Bridges part of the combo was fantastic. He shared a lot of information about the plants/animals we saw, but also helped us document our trip by taking fabulous pictures and videos of the sloths and hummingbirds, and even us along the way!
The ziplines were fun, but felt very impersonal and just moving us through (compared to everything else we did). But then, I'm not much of a thrill seeker!
This was a mixed bag. We were very excited to do the hanging bridges but found it totally boring. The guide was really not good. The ziplining was really, really fun. However, the staff working the lines were not very good at explaining to people what was happening. We were two adults and two children. The adults didn't want to do the Superman, but the staff kept trying to force us to do it. What they didn't explain very well was that the kids couldn't do it because they don't weigh enough, and if the adults don't do it, then the kids need to do that zipline in tandem with an adult sitting side by side. The staff at the beginning and at the actual Superman zipline just pushed us through quickly without explaining it well. When we got to the Superman zipline, a father and son were ahead of us. The father was told to go ahead on the Superman by himself, and then his son was left alone and couldn't go on the line himself. The staff tried to get my husband to pair up with the boy, but then there wouldn't be anyone to go with one of my kids. We finally worked it out, but it was not handled well by the staff.
Had a great time but for the zip lining they should make people aware that it is pretty strenuous climb to some of the lines and they should provide water along the way.