Sky Tram and Sky Trek Monteverde
The Sky Trek Canopy Tour in Monteverde is located 3.7 miles (6 km) from the town of Santa Elena and about 1.8 miles (3 km) from the Santa Elena Cloud Forest Reserve. Flying across the misty cloud forest of Monteverde is one of Costa Rica's signature experiences.
- Duration: 2 hrs
- Available Days: Every day
- Schedule: 8:00 AM, 9:00 AM, 10:30 AM, 12:00 PM, 1:00 PM, 2:30 PM, 3:00 PM
- Hotel Transportation Offered
- Mobile Ticket Included
- Offered in English, Spanish
There are many canopy tours in Costa Rica but Sky trek operates on a larger scale and in harmony amidst the pristine primary cloud forest of Monteverde. Sky Trek has some of the longest cables in the country, well-maintained trails throughout the cloud forest, suspension bridges and one of the safest harnessing and pulley systems that enable people of all ages safely fly across the jungle!
This famous canopy tour consists of 9 zip line cables with a combined length of 1.8 miles (3 km) and range in distances between 131 feet (40 m) and 435 feet (770 m) and heights that range between 65 to 98 feet (20 to 30 m). Sky Trek is also a great opportunity to have panoramic views at two observation towers that offer views to the Pacific on a clear day it is also possible to see the northern lowlands that stretch all the way to the Caribbean. The Sky Trek tour generally takes about 2 hours. Maximum weight allowed for Sky Trek is 225 lbs.
The Sky Tram ascends along a beautiful cloud forest ridge and allows for stops along the way to observe plant and animal life and learn from an experienced guide. The duration of the tram takes about 20 minutes before arriving at an observatory platform. Those continuing on to the Sky Trek will descend via the cables back to the central office. If you are not continuing on to the Sky Trek cables you will return via the Tram. This activity is required for those who wish to do the Sky Trek.
Please keep in mind that cameras are not allowed on the Sky Trek tour, but you can bring a GoPro. This tour is not recommended for people with seizures, problems with dizziness, fainting, heart conditions, osteoporosis, recent surgeries, asthma, any ailment at the time of the tour, or women who are pregnant.
Transportation is available from all Monteverde area hotels except the Mirador Lodge and Vista Verde Lodge. Transport is $5 per person, each way.
Cancellation Policy: Sky Adventures has a strict cancellation policy. If a reservation is canceled less than 48 hours prior to the tour date, NO REFUND.
*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 (or long shorts), closed- toed shoes or strap-on sandals, raincoat, bug spray, sunscreen, and a change of clothes in case of rain.
Professional guides, all safety gear, entrance fees, round trip transportation from the local hotels in Monteverde (optional).
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.
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