Rain Forest Aerial Tram

A visit to the Rain Forest Aerial Tram along Costa Rica's Caribbean coast ensures an experience filled with natural beauty, animal spotting, and educational opportunities. Located 50 minutes from San Jose, this 475-hectare (1,200 acre) private reserve shares a border with the Baulio Carrillo National Park and protects huge numbers of plant and animal species.

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  • Duration: 2 hrs
  • Available Days: Every day
  • Schedule: 7:30 AM, 10:30 AM, 12:00 PM, 2:00 PM
  • Hotel Transportation Offered
  • Mobile Ticket Included
  • Offered in English, Spanish

Experience Highlights

Aerial Tram
Braulio Carrillo National Park

The Aerial Tram, which covers 2.6 km and takes about an hour and twenty minutes to complete, glides you smoothly through the lush treetops of the rainforest. A wonderful opportunity to experience this primary forest first hand, these open-air gondolas can seat up to six people and include a naturalist guide. Your guide will help inform you about the various ecosystems existing within the rainforest - from the forest floor to the top of the trees - and will help to spot critters swinging, hanging, or flying through the trees.

Attraction Visited

Braulio Carrillo National Park

Getting its name from Costa Rica's third president, Dr. Braulio Carrillo, the national park, full of tropical rainforest, spans northeast of the Central Valley. Flowing down from the Central Volcanic Corridor, Braulio Carrillo National Park (Parque Nacional Braulio Carrillo) falls between the Poas Volcano to the west and the Irazu Volcano to the east. The protected zone encompasses 108,970 acres (44,100 ha) of rolling hills crammed with dark-green vegetation that teems with wildlife.

Braulio Carrillo National Park

What to Bring

Binoculars, camera and walking close shoes.

What's included

Free parking, aerial tram ride, and naturalist guide.


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Traveler Comments

Fantastic place. Many people there went out of their way to make it special


Enjoyed this tour very much anf learned much about rain forest eco-system.

- EDWARD C, NOV 2011

It was perfect from start to finish! There had been a big rain, but the staff was prepared to taked care of us inspite of a road being flooded. Your representation for the tour was right on!

- BRENDA S, JUL 2011

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