Ziplines, Bridges, Butterflies & Hummingbirds
The Canopy Tour, Tree-Top Suspension Bridges walking tour, Butterfly garden and the Hummingbird Gallery are a great combination of adventure, tranquility and beauty in the tropical cloud forest of Monteverde.
up to 3 days in advance
- Duration: 6 hrs
- Available Days: Every day
- Schedule: 8:30 AM, 11:00 AM
- Hotel Transport Included
- Free cancellation up to 3 days prior
- Mobile Ticket Included
- Offered in English, Spanish
Selvatura's outstanding canopy tour has some of the longest cables in Costa Rica and is the only one truly immersed in virgin forest. The tour is made up of 15 cables and 18 viewing platforms, traversing over two miles of forest and combining the thrill of the zip line with a unique perspective of the tree top canopy.
After an initial introduction to the safety equipment, visitors are fitted with the highest quality harnesses by professional guides. Soon after, riders will begin their flight through the forest.
For the real adrenaline junkies, the Selvatura Canopy Tour includes an optional
Tarzan Swing, a high security rope swing that launches you right into the forest for the ultimate Costa Rican adventure.
Visitors are advised to wear long pants, closed-toed shoes and to bring rain gear just in case.
The tour lasts between 2.5 and 3 hours. It is suitable for anyone over the age of 4, but for safety reasons, a weight restriction of 280lbs and maximum waist width of 120cm apply.
Treetop Suspension Bridges
The Tree Top walkway is the ideal cloud forest experience for those who wish to explore the beauty of the canopy at their own pace and appreciate the incredible array of vegetation and exotic bird life that the region has to offer.
The walkway consists of 8 suspension bridges connected by trails covering 1.9 miles (3km). The bridges vary from 150ft (50m) to 500ft (170m) in length and are suspended at heights ranging from 36ft (12m) to 180ft (60m). At almost 5ft (1.5m) wide, the bridge system is the widest and sturdiest in Costa Rica.
Visitors have the option of taking a self-guided treetop tour, or of joining a guided Natural History Tour (paying an extra fee). All guides are bilingual and professionally trained. Visitors will learn about the mammals, birds and plant life - particularly bromeliads, epiphytes and ferns - living in this unique eco-system, as well as hearing some of the fascinating cultural history of the region.
The hanging bridges can be enjoyed by visitors of all ages and physical conditions. Tours last up to 2.5 hours. Again, it is recommended that visitors bring long pants, suitable shoes and waterproof jackets.
Selvatura's stunning butterfly garden is one of the largest on the continent. At 300ft long and 90ft wide, with a huge 50ft dome ceiling, the giant garden is host to 50 species of butterflies. Accurate and sensitive temperature controlling enables the survival of species from a range of altitudes and climate conditions throughout Costa Rica. Take a guided tour through this fascinating live exhibit and learn about the life cycle, special behaviors and evolution of these unique creatures.
Visitors are advised to wear long pants, closed-toed shoes and to bring rain gear just in case. The tour lasts between 4.5 and 5 hours, but can be either shorter or longer, depending on your pace.
Costa Rica Hummingbird Garden
Finally, a visit to the Selvatura Hummingbird Garden is not to be missed. Here visitors can observe up to 14 species of the tiny, lively colored birds as they amaze you with their spectacularly acrobatic aerial maneuvers.
This is a rare treat for photography lovers! The garden also features a native plant display, relaxing Waterfalls and an ideally situated picnic area.
What to Bring
Long pants, camera, insect repellent, hiking shoes, rain gear and a change of clothes if its raining.
Professional guides (Butterfly Garden and Canopy), all safety gear, entrance fees and round trip transportation from the local hotels in Monteverde. If you would like to have a guide on the Suspension Bridges it can be requested, an additional cost will be required.
Many of our tours and activities offer transportation pick up & drop off options from several locations and destinations. Options vary by tour, see “More Time and Rates” for full details.
Fabulous trip! Really well organised, we were there 7 hours and had an incredible experience on the zip lining.
The walk among the swinging bridges was much more strenuous than we expected. It would have been good to have been warned about the amount of walking and the fact that the walk was not an easy walk. It was however, beautiful. We thoroughly enjoyed it.
The nature guides were excellent.
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