Get above Monteverde’s cloud forest to see the busiest part of this environment – the canopy. 90 percent of the plants and animals in the Monteverde cloud forest live in the canopy. When you’re at this elevation, you can come face-to-face with the monkeys and birds. This tour has two distinct sections – your tour will include a walk over trails and suspension bridges, as well as a ride in a cable car.
- 3 hrs
- Available Days:
- Every day
- 8:00 AM, 9:00 AM, 10:00 AM, 11:00 AM, 1:00 AM
- Hotel Transport Included
- Mobile Ticket Included
- Offered in English, Spanish
On your 1.5-mile (2.5-km) walk you’ll cross a total of 6 bridges. Each of these bridges provides an unobstructed view of the Monteverde canopy. You’ll be surrounded by dense greenery and musical birdcalls. Bring binoculars and keep an eye out for the quetzal – one of the most highly sought specimens by bird watchers.
You’ll also get to climb aboard a sky tram, and float over the cloud forest on a ride that offers a spectacular opportunity for taking photographs. This ride ascends 570 feet (175 m). There is plenty of room for you to get up and look out over the rail of your sturdy cable car. You can also request that the cable car pause so you can get a good look at any animals you may spot along the way.
What to Bring
Hiking shoes, comfortable clothes, raincoat, sunscreen, bug spray, and a camera.
Professional guides, tram ride, hanging bridges (guided service is included if it was requested at the time of booking)
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A very leisurely, easy walk that can be enjoyed by all. Our guide was extremely personable and interesting. It is a pleasure to be with people who enjoy their jobs. The hanging bridges were a highlight of our trip as it gave us a beautiful way to view the cloud forest and all it's beauty.
Excellent guide for Sky Walk! One of the best guided nature walks of the trip
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The Sky Trek Canopy Tour in Monteverde is located 3.7 miles from the town of Santa Elena and about 1.8 miles from the Santa Elena Cloud Forest Reserve. Flying across the misty cloud forest of Monteverde is one of Costa Rica's signature experiences.