Rev up those engines and slide into this winsome adventure! A thrilling off road ATV expedition up hills and along forests trails, through streams and mud combine with a high flying aerial zip line extravaganza soaring across a forest of huge Guanacaste trees, home to monkeys, iguanas, exotic birds and so much more.
You’ll begin this half day adventure by being picked up from where you are staying in Playa Flamingo, Riu or the Tamarindo areas. Be sure to wear clothes that can get dirty! You’ll also need enclosed footwear such as sneakers or hiking shoes. Arriving at the ATV headquarters, you’ll be met by your friendly guides who will greet you and take you over to the fleet of all Honda ATVS. Here you will learn the safety instructions before donning your helmet and straddling your ATV to go for a test ride.
Next you’ll venture out over the varied terrain of a tropical lowland dry forest, crossing streams and climbing hills as you navigate your machine through sand and mud. You’ll be in a privately owned wildlife preserve, the result of a highly successful reforestation project. Surrounded by giant Guanacaste trees, you’ll experience the sights and sounds of a Costa Rican jungle.
Your professional bilingual guide will be sure to fascinate you with interesting facts about the area and point out any wildlife visible on the day of your visit which could include monkeys, iguanas, coatis, pisotes or exotic birds. You’ll feel the changing altitude as you ride up into the mountains where panoramic views of the Pacific coast can be seen.
After an hour or so of riding through the beautiful countryside, you’ll be ready to climb up onto the zip lining platforms to hug some trees! Engineered to protect the bark, some of these strategically placed platforms encircle the trunk way up high or are built around intertwining limbs connecting the tree tops creating the natural canopy.
First the guides will fit you into a harness and helmet; then they will demonstrate how the equipment works including the safety techniques. There are 7 cables of varying lengths and angles to get your adrenaline pumping! Once you are hooked up, you’ll discover how easy and safe it feels sitting in the harness and zipping over the tree canopy. You’ll be able to see down into the forest as well as out over the spectacular landscapes of distant mountains and ocean views.
At each platform one of the guides will meet you to switch you from one cable to another then off you’ll go again. It’s an incredible experience and one that should not be missed when visiting Costa Rica. You might even zip by a family of Howler monkeys up in the trees. Nothing is guaranteed but a good time although with a little luck you’ll encounter a few surprises along the way.
When you’ve got the hang of it, your guides will show you how you can zip hands free like Superman, horizontally, looking down all around you feeling like you are really flying. You can also try out zipping upside down. After the last cable, the grand finale will be a giant Tarzan swing! So many people say this was the highlight of their trip, swinging down into the forest and back then way up into the sky.
Whatever your favorite moment might be, your guides will be glad to use your camera or cell phone to try to capture it in a photograph. You’ll be treated to a bottle of cold water and a fresh fruit snack to replenish your energy at the picnic area.
Round trip transportation, bilingual guides, entrance fees, safety equipment, water and fruit snack are included in this exhilarating combo of exciting outdoor activities. Note: one way transportation time can take up to 1 ½ hours depending on traffic and the location of your lodging. Sit back, relax and enjoy the ride!