Starting at $100 per night

Overview

Today you will mix it up with the extreme thrill of ziplining, a must do for anyone coming to Costa Rica, and a relaxed guided hike in the unique Monteverde cloud forest complete with 8 hanging bridges. High up on the continental divide overlooking the world, this is the place to do it all!

Your awesome full day of adventure begins at Selvatura, a private conservation area sharing the same eco-corridor as the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve. When you check in it will be determined which tour you go on first. Mornings are typically best for hiking the bridges, as more wildlife is stirring.

The enchanting Hanging Bridges tour, led by a professional naturalist bilingual guide, leads you along a 2 mile stretch of terrestrial trails with 8 well constructed, well secured suspension bridges. This is a time to slow down and tune into the beauty and sounds surrounding you.Your knowledgeable guide will call attention to many wildlife sightings along the way. Camouflaged insects protecting themselves by blending into the environment will surprise you with their unique adaptations. One of the highest concentrations in the world of flowering orchids and epiphytes can be found here.

Likely there will be birds calling and, following their song, you could catch a glimpse of some of the bird life unique to this area. You might hear a rustling that may reveal one of the forest mammals such as a coatimundi or a family of howler monkeys. Each day is different so there are no guarantees, but there are always things to see and your guide is an expert at tracking what is available.

The hanging bridges are designed to carry you to various levels in the canopy to give you different perspectives of life in the rain forest. Built to the highest of standards, these sturdy bridges do not sway. People who have shared a fear of heights often have remarked they felt safe and secure walking over these structures.

Whether viewing the old growth giants from high above or at tree top level you will certainly have a close up experience of life at the top. Looping back, the trail brings you again to where you began as you savor the experience of all that you’ve encountered along the way.

The Canopy Zipline tour is sure to boost your adrenaline level as you head out to conquer any fears you might have had about zooming over the forest canopy. You’ll begin with safety instructions before being fitted into a harness and hiking to the first platform. Here your experienced guide will demonstrate how the wheel and harness assembly works and hook you onto your first cable.

When you land at the first platform another guide will be waiting to receive you and will be changing your shackle so you can prepare to take off on the next cable. The first two cables are short to get you accustomed to the fun of ziplining.

This thrilling adventure will send you soaring over magnificent views of the rain forest canopy and mountainous terrain. In between the 18 platforms you will do some moderate uphill hiking before resuming on one of the 15 zip line cables.

If you ever wanted to fly like Superman, this is the time to do it. Simply by moving the shackle to the back of your harness your guide can send you out flying horizontally, hands free, looking down at the amazing scenery below.

And you don’t want to miss the Tarzan Swing! An elastic cable attached to your harness allows you to hold on and swing through the jungle back and forth practicing your best Tarzan scream.

Your last zip line is a full kilometer long, giving you a chance to connect to the spectacular Costa Rican landscape, a country full of lush rain forests, unique wildlife, friendly people and fun adventures.

Transportation, professional guides, equipment and entry fees are included.

What to Bring

  • Insect Repellent
  • Camera
  • Binoculars
  • Closed Toe Hiking Shoes
  • Sun Block
  • And Rain Gear

Location and Availability

The Selvatura Canopy and Guided Hanging Bridges Combo is available from Monteverde

Tour Times

  • 8:00am
  • 10:30am
  • 12:30pm
  • 2:00pm

Tour Type

  • Zipline
  • Canopy Bridges

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation Policy

Recommended Ages

4 and up

Location

Latitude: N 10°20'33.26". Longitude: W 85°12'4.66"

Reviews

  • Overall 91.1% (165 Guest Ratings)
  • Experience: 92.1%
  • Expectations: 91.1%
  • Guides: 90.7%
  • Logistics: 90.4%
  • Value: 94.6%

04/14/2017

Same guide as the night tour but this time he had a scope!! Again a wealth of knowledge, enthusiasm, great sightings and pictures. Saw male and female quetzals!
Zip line was fun!

03/22/2017

The guides were so much fun and so informative. We felt that we had learned so much about the cloud forest while having a really fun adrenaline rush!

03/21/2017

hanging bridges guide wasn't very engaging

03/02/2017

Everything was great! It was a little confusing upon arrival with what was going to happen first, but we figured it out!

02/28/2017

A great day in the Cloud Forest!

02/10/2017

At times guides seemed to be rushing throughout zip line as an effort to beat the rain which we ended up getting just in time for the last 3 zip lines. Overall fun and friendly hanging bridges tour guidelines qq818

02/08/2017

This was fabulous!

02/03/2017

The canopy tour was absolutely amazing and would definitely rate a 10. The hanging bridges were a bit long and the shuttle transportation selvatura provided was a bit disorganized.

01/12/2017

The zip line and tarzan swing were fantastic and the guides very good. The guide for the hanging bridges did not meet expectations on knowledge of flora and fauna but was very nice.

01/09/2017

this trip was cancelled due to the very poor weather and safety concerns

01/02/2017

Our hanging bridges guide was sweet but not the best communicator

12/14/2016

We would have done the zip lining again if we had an extra day in the area!

12/06/2016

The guided tour was boring. The ziplinging was magnificent!!!!!

08/03/2016

hanging bridges were nice, guide was very good in the beginning but ended up rushing a bit at the end. It felt like he had to meet a schedule. Guides on Canopy tour were fun.

07/27/2016

Lots of fun. We all had a blast and our guide was very informative.

05/24/2016

Amazing place with a lot of life and wildlife to see. Our guide was very knowledgeable and really made it interesting. Highly recommend.

05/09/2016

It was busy (lots of tourists) and there were fairly large groups and lines.

04/20/2016

Very interesting and exillerating!

03/26/2016

Our guided bridge tour had a great guide. My teenagers loved this excursion but I felt it was a little unsettling in that unlike the canyoneering adventure there isn't a set guide but rather just a series of different people clipping us on to the zip line. It was a very busy day so I felt a little insecure because they were trying to keep the lines moving. Everyone was very pleasant but it was a little stressful (for me). Also, we did not like that a large group of children kept being moved to the front of the line (away from their parents and partnered up with us). We were not sure of the logic in this and we didn't like waiting so long for them to go in front of us several times. I would say that my teens felt this was a highlight but they too did not like how the large group of kids kept getting moved in front of us.

03/16/2016

Our tour guide for the nature walk was not very interactive and it was just us and the guide. He pointed out a handful of things, but it was pretty much silence most of the walk. Other walkers coming the other way (we did the walk from end to start) told us where to see monkeys, which was cool. The zip lining was good. We were the last tour of the day, so we felt "rushed." When we finished, we were waiting for our photo package and the transport was about to leave. I personally would recommend to do this activity earlier in the morning/day, rather than later in the day like we did.

02/28/2016

The hanging bridges were a great experience. We decided not to do the zip lines as it was raining constantly. This would have been our first zip line tour ever and we were uncertain about enjoying it in the rain. We were able to trade our vouchers in for the Butterfly Garden, Insect & Reptile Exhibition and Hummingbird Garden. Our guide on this part was great--I didn't know anyone could be that enthusiastic about bugs and snakes!

02/23/2016

Beautiful surroundings, and an amazing zip line experience. There were many zips and they were very long and really fun. The forest surrounding the hanging bridges was beautiful.

02/17/2016

An extremely informative guided tour. Maurice was amazing. He was so full of information and took the time to make sure we were having a good time. The zipline experience was loads of fun.....

02/16/2016

The hanging bridges tour was more like a lecture. Was a disappointment that we didn't see any animals.

12/31/2015

Lots of fun. The guides was very helpful.

12/23/2015

The hanging bridges were beautiful and the zip lining was a real hoot! We enjoyed enormously!

11/19/2015

Loved everything about it.

11/13/2015

It was great

07/30/2015

Really enjoyed the guided tour through the trails and bridges as our guide was knowledgeable and interesting. He didn't over promise but delivered all he could with the tour. As for the Zip Lining, the tour was tremendous fun and the guides were excellent.

07/16/2015

Excellent time!!

06/13/2015

A guided tour for the Hanging Bridges is a MUST. You will never know what you don't see until you see what you do. Our guide Hector was amazing. We saw both the male and female Quetzal bird which apparently was not a very common event. When your tour guide gets excited you know that you are experiencing something special. Hector was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic. He took a hands on approach when it came to pointing out things to us. He would use our smart phones to take photos through his spotting scope as well as get the best views and angles for us to take photos.

The second half of our visit was spent flying through the trees on their canopy course which was much longer and more intense than I expected. The ziplines were a rush of adrenaline fun but be aware there was ALOT of intense hiking and climbing involved. I was not expecting to be sweating and out of breath in between the lines. Perhaps the nature hike before the canopy hiking was a bit too much ...

Excellent day but EXHAUSTING ...

06/05/2015

Our driver was late in picking us up at our hotel, so we arrived late. As a result, we were rushed into the zip lining second portion of the day and the guides rushed through the tour. We would have liked to have gone at a slower pace and enjoyed it a little more. It seemed like the guides were more interested in getting off early from work than helping us to enjoy that portion of the day.

05/10/2015

Go on a guided tour of Selvatura hanging bridges if you can, it made it much more enjoyable and we were able to see a couple of birds we wouldn't have been able to locate if not for the help of our guide. Alex was very helpful and very, very knowledgeable. Knew his birds and wildlife extremely well. Canopy/zipline tour was among the best we've ever experienced. Guides was all great and the scenery was fantastic. The Tarzan swing was a kick and the last zip line was the longest I've ever been on. There was a moderate amount of walking but gave us a chance to talk with other zip liners. This was a great experience.

05/03/2015

really enjoyed this tour, highly recommend it.

04/14/2015

Awesome experience

04/05/2015

The tour on the hanging bridge was nice. I am glad we started with that as it forest and animal sighting was probably the least impressive of the places we visited. I believe the activity was a very good choice.
The zip line was great. The experience of the last 1km zip line in superman style was fantastic and a unique moment we will remember our whole life. The only caveat about the zip line is that my 10 yr old was separated from us to be with the other younger kids and also was too young to do the superman style, so she certainly didn't have the same great experience, especially feeling a bit lonely without the rest of her family with her. It is going to be hard to get as excited by other zip lines after doing that one!

02/20/2015

Amazing.....Great fun......

02/14/2015

The bridge tour was great and very informative. Our guide really took the time to explain the plants and wild life. The pace was appropriate for the information and seeing sites. The zip line was a lot of fun; it felt a little rushed like we were cattle. It was a very big group and they were just trying to get us down the line as quickly as possible. It felt safe, however. The last zip line was incredible; one km long!

01/31/2015

Awesome. Ziplining was another highlight of our trip.

01/22/2015

This was the most challenging part of the trip but the guides were very careful to reassure me and to explain how to position myself. It was indeed thrilling to zip high over the canopy.

01/18/2015

The guided walk was good. I did not enjoy the zip line. It felt rushed and "production line" and I did not feel comfortable on any of the platforms. Additionally, I did not expect the foggy, misty weather and was very disappointed in this area of Costa Rica.

01/02/2015

Our guide made this a great day

12/25/2014

I loved the zip lining.

12/23/2014

Canopy /zip line tour was great, although my daughter had faulty equipment which caused her to be separated from the rest of our family and to wait for new gear. Transportation was late going to the tour, and there was confusion among the staff over whether we had a guide for the hanging bridges portion of the tour. Bridges themselves were enjoyable, but the guide slowed everyone down and didn't add much to the the experience.

12/22/2014

group was too large--lots of waiting time for the zip lines. other than that, beautiful

12/10/2014

It was fantastic. An experience that I'll never forget. The staff was very good natured and seemed to love their jobs.

12/02/2014

Guides were really rushing everyone through the zips, to the point that it felt borderline unsafe in the beginning and made my mom really nervous. After awhile they slowed down. Great zips but the guides could have done a better job making us feel comfortable.