Selvatura Zip Lines, Suspension Bridges & Butterflies

Selvatura Zip Lines, Suspension Bridges & Butterflies

This zip line, suspension bridge and butterfly garden combination tour perfectly mixes peaceful tranquility and thrilling adventure, all while being surrounded by the lush cloud forest.

Featured in:Butterfly Gardens, Suspension Bridges, Zip Lines
5 hrs
Available Days:
Every day
8:30 AM, 11:00 AM
Hotel Transport Included
Mobile Ticket Included
Offered in English, Spanish

The Canopy Tour

Selvatura's outstanding canopy tour has 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 150 feet (50m) to 500 feet (170m) in length and are suspended at heights ranging from 36 feet (12m) to 180 feet (60m). At almost 5 feet (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. 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.

Guided tours can be arranged for large groups by prior reservation only.

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.

Butterfly Garden

Selvatura's stunning butterfly garden is one of the largest on the continent. At 300 feet long and 90 feet wide, with a huge 50-foot dome ceiling, this 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.

*Weather Policy: *Rain does not necessarily mean the tour will be cancelled. It is up to the tour operator to determine if the tour should be canceled due to bad weather. Be prepared and bring a raincoat with you!

What to Bring

Long pants, camera, insect repellent, hiking shoes, and a rain coat.

What's included

Professional guides (Butterfly gardens and Canopy), all safety gear, entrance fees, round trip transportation from the local hotels in Monteverde.


Many of our tours and activities offer transportation pick up & drop off options from several locations and destinations. Options vary by tour, see “BOOKING REQUEST” for full details.

Traveler Comments

The highlight here was the zipline (with added superman) and optional tarzan swing. Guides were professional and FUN! Wish we would have carried a cell camera to photo/video each other on tour. Also, didn't realize you could rent a head cam until after it was over. Regardless, it was thrilling and safe, with awe-inspiring views of gorgeous canopy. Oh, coordination by staff was excellent. We needed more time that alotted. The buses run on a schedule, so we left later and were dropped off in Saint Elena vs our hotel, for sight seeing.

- JEFF S, FEB 2018

Great canopy tour! We had a blast on this portion of the trip! The suspension bridges were also a really neat way to see the forest. Would recommend these two activities!

- BRITTA B, JUL 2017

The canopy tour was great. All of the family enjoyed it. It was one of the highlights of the whole holiday.

- DAVID Y, JUL 2016
This zip line, suspension bridge and butterfly garden combination tour perfectly mixes peaceful tranquility and thrilling adventure, all while being surrounded by the lush cloud forest.Selvatura Zip Lines, Suspension Bridges & Butterflies123
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