Suspension bridges spread across the forest canopy, revealing the complex ecosystems that emerge both at the tops of trees and in the valleys below. Bridges of all sizes – ranging from 100 to 1000 feet – are safely and smartly constructed to allow visitors all the time they need to appreciate the magnificence of the rainforest. Guided tours add invaluable information to the bridge trips, as escorts often point out plants and animals that had seemed invisible a moment earlier. Some of the country’s best suspension bridges are located in Monteverde, Arenal and the Caribbean.
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This expedition at the Buena Vista Lodge allows tour members to enjoy canopy tours and horseback rides, and hot springs all in one day. Oh right and then there is that 400-meter waterslide through the forest.
8 hrsFrom $178
This tour will take you to some of the most exciting parts of the tropical forest that surrounds Rincón de la Vieja Volcano. Rincón de la Vieja Volcano has recently become active again, and you may see some smoke billowing from the crater.
9 hrsFrom $82
This tour combines some of the best attractions that Arenal has to offer—hanging bridges, the La Fortuna Waterfall, and the Arenal Volcano National Park. It’s a fantastic introduction to the Arenal area.
10 hrsFrom $195
This tour takes you to some of the most interesting sites that surround Arenal Volcano National Park.
9 hrsFrom $195
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, Reptile and Amphibian Exhibit as well as a lunch in the dining area overlooking the beautiful gardens.
8 hrsFrom $174
This tour begins a 7:00 AM pickup from your hotel. With your early morning start, you’ll have the best chance for seeing animals in the wild. This tour takes you on a safari float and a hike that crosses suspension bridges through the canopy.
8 hrsFrom $151
Treat yourself to a whirlwind outdoor adventure in La Fortuna , Costa Rica. This exciting adventure starts giving you a unique vantage point of the rainforest when you explore it across 15 bridges – 6 of which are suspended to let you investigate nearer to the canopy, and then with a hike where the trails are made of old lava flows. Don’t worry about working up an appetite, because lunch is included.
7 hrsFrom $151
This guided tour is a thorough exploration of the Arenal rainforest canopy. You’ll go for a walk over suspension bridges that offer peerless views of the jungle, and then go for a ride above the canopy in a cable car. Visitors should know that the hike is fairly strenuous, and involves steep ascents and descents, as well as climbing steps.
6 hrsFrom $72
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.
5 hrsFrom $109
This guided hike through the rainforest is an educational experience. Manuel Antonio is a tropical rainforest with lots of rare species for you to discover. Your will be an eye in the sky with the Canopy walk once you reach the top of the mountain. On this 4-hour trek you’ll get to look for birds, anteaters, and monkeys.
4 hrsFrom $88
The Sky Walk tour is a 3-hour hike along a network of trails and suspension bridges in the cloud forest of Monteverde. Many visitors don't realize it, but the rainforest canopy is actually one of the most diverse spots in the rainforest. This guided tour is an opportunity to learn about the wildlife of the canopy from a knowledgable guide.
4 hrsFrom $42
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