Original Canopy Tour was invented in Costa Rica, and has since been
featured on the Discovery Channel and in the movie "Medicine Man."
This is an adventure for people of all ages and interests, and is definitely
one of the highlights of Costa Rica.
Tours are available in several areas of Costa Rica. Because Safety
should be the highest priority, it is important to choose companies
with a perfect safety rating. We can recommend an appropriate tour.
Our first choice is the Original Canopy Tour Company.
put on a rock-climbing harness. Then the guides will give you a safety
training session. After a short hike through the rainforest, you'll
climb up a short ladder to a platform in the trees, and traverse on
overhead cables from one platform to another. At tour end, you'll rappel
to the forest floor.
Tour typically takes about 2 hours to complete, depending on the number
of people on the tour. Canopy Tours are best
in early morning, because the birds are more active that time of day.
of any age can participate. Young children can be carried by the guides.
You do not need to be in great physical condition and it is not strenuous.
Most of the tour is downhill, so it is very accessible. If
you have an overwhelming fear of heights, then do not
do this. Even those with a moderate fear of heights enjoy it immensely.
location is unique because you climb up the inside of a strangler fig
tree to access the platforms! The epiphytic bromeliads and tillandsia
at the Monteverde location are truly remarkable.
Canopy Tour location is at Mahogany Park on the Central Pacific Coast
in a transitional zone primary rainforest. We'll book you on the earliest
possible tour here, because it can be hot and humid at this location.
several canopy tours located near Arenal Volcano; however, they are
not operated by the Original Canopy Tour company.
being a lot of fun, this tour gives you an up-close, bird's eye view
of the rainforest canopy where
monkeys, iguanas, dozens of birds, and hundreds of epiphytic plants