The Monkey Jungle canopy zip line tour takes you into a private reserve, part of a larger conservation area that protects the tropical dry forest and its inhabitants. This special place is the home of many protected animal species including exotic birds, monkeys, lizards, wild boars and even the endangered jaguars. In the midst of a variety of native trees, the zip line platforms are strategically built around the upper branches so you can literally be “in touch” with this unique environment.
You’ll be picked up from your lodging in either the Flamingo or Tamarindo area and brought to the preserve where you will check in and meet your friendly, bilingual guides. After learning about the safety instructions you will be fitted for your zip lining harness and given a helmet to wear. When everyone is ready to go, you’ll be taken up into the mountains to the first platform. The guides will demonstrate how to use the zip line equipment and answer any questions you may have. There are seven zip lines of varying heights and lengths. On some of the cables it may be possible for two people to zip line together.
Once it is your turn, your guide will hook your harness onto the first cable and off you’ll go flying over the forest canopy taking in amazing views. Another guide will meet you at the next platform and hook you onto the following zip line. Your guides will be happy to use your camera or cell phone to take photos and videos for you so that you can share your memories through the magic of media.
High up in the tree tops you’ll have an unprecedented view down into the forest as well as looking out across the top of the canopy. In the distance on a clear day you can see gorgeous panoramic views including neighboring mountain peaks and the Pacific Ocean. Below you, will be the rich colors of the forest, valleys and streams.
You’re guides will show you various techniques that you might like to try on the cables where you can fly hands free like Superman or even upside down like a monkey! At the last zip line you will be given a special opportunity to swing through the jungle in the giant Tarzan swing.
After you come back out of the forest you will be given a treat of fresh pineapple and a bottle of water in the picnic area, where you can look over the day’s photos before boarding the transportation back to your lodging. Depending on where you are staying and local traffic conditions, one way transport can take up to an hour to certain areas.