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.
up to 3 days in advance
- Duration: 5 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
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.
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.
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 “More Time and Rates” for full details.
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.
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!
The canopy tour was great. All of the family enjoyed it. It was one of the highlights of the whole holiday.
The green hillsides of Monteverde are a welcome contrast to the expansive, semi-dry scenery of the Pacific lowlands. It is here – at the Selvatura Private Reserve – that your tour will unfold.
12 hrsFrom $263
The Selvatura All-day Pack is a full day tour that will allow you to enjoy all of the attractions and exhibits that the Selvatura Adventure Park offers. The all day Selvatura experience includes a Canopy Tour, access to the network of suspension bridges, Butterfly Garden, Insect Museum, Hummingbird Garden, Reptile and Amphibian Center as well as a lunch in the dining area overlooking the beautiful gardens.
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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.
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