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Treetopia: Tram, Zip Lines & Hanging Bridges, Monteverde

Explore the cloud forest of Monteverde while hiking along hanging bridges and zooming across zip lines

Overview

Venture into the cloud forest for an outdoor adventure that involves hiking, zip lining, and more. Start by boarding the open-air Sky Tram gondola at Treetopia Park Monteverde, an aerial amusement park set in the cloud forest. Take in the surrounding scenery as you ride up to the starting point of the Sky Walk. Follow your guide on a short hike along nature trails and suspension bridges, learning about the region's flora and fauna. Next, the exhilarating adventure of whizzing down the mountain begins. Connect to the Sky Trek zip line cable that stretches over cloud forest treetops. Soaring above the canopy is an unforgettable thrill!

Highlights

  • Experience zip lining in Monteverde, the birthplace of the canopy tour in Costa Rica
  • Ride an open-air gondola to the top of a mountain
  • Go on a guided hike along suspension bridges and nature trails
  • Soar through the treetops on a zip line adventure

Know before you go

Duration
5 hours
Recommended for
5 years old & up
Group
Small group

What you'll do

Start the day with a pick-up at your hotel. Transfer to Treetopia Park Monteverde and meet your guide. Together, you'll board the Sky Tram aerial tramway for a scenic ride to the top of the mountain.

At the top, you'll start to hike along a series of suspension bridges and nature trails. Your guide will point out interesting flora and fauna as you explore the Sky Walk. The area is home to over 100 species of mammals, 400 bird species, and thousands of insects.

Save the best for last: the zip line adventure, known as Sky Trek, is the third and final part of the excursion. After hearing safety instructions from your guide, you'll connect to a zip line cable and begin to ride down the mountain. Soaring above the trees while enjoying views of the cloud forest around you is an unforgettable experience.

You'll transfer back to Monteverde, where the tour ends.

Start times

  • Daily
    8:00 am, 9:00 am, 10:15 am, 11:15 am

What's included

  • Transportation
  • Guide
  • Safety equipment and gear
  • Entrance fees

Traveler reviews

21 total ratings, 15 with reviews
4.8 out of 5
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4.8
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5.0
Guides, Drivers and Staff
4.8
Transport
4.7
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Greg T.
Chicago, IL | Reviewed on Dec 27, 2023
This was VERY fun! The runs were awesome, long and had amazing views! Even in the rain it was SO worth it! Read more

This was VERY fun! The runs were awesome, long and had amazing views! Even in the rain it was SO worth it!

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Yelena
Yelena S.
Castro Valley, CA | Reviewed on Sep 15, 2023
This was a fun activity. Great staff and your guides. Very knowledgeable. The zip line staff made us comfortable and safe during the activity. We saw monkeys, snakes, slough, plants/trees in the cloud forest. Read more

This was a fun activity. Great staff and your guides. Very knowledgeable. The zip line staff made us comfortable and safe during the activity. We saw monkeys, snakes, slough, plants/trees in the cloud forest.

Tips for future travelers

I would recommend doing all three activities.

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Jessica
Jessica M.
Watertown, WI | Reviewed on Aug 27, 2023
A great way to start the vacation! The cloud forest is gorgeous and looks spectacular from the top. Read more

A great way to start the vacation! The cloud forest is gorgeous and looks spectacular from the top.

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Cosimo F.
West Springfield, VA | Reviewed on Aug 26, 2023
We enjoyed the hike and aerial bridges. Our guide was great and we learned a lot about the forest. The zip-lining was a ton of fun. My 60+ aunt and 70+ uncle both loved the experience. And our 15y old son loved the optional free-fall at the end. Read more

We enjoyed the hike and aerial bridges. Our guide was great and we learned a lot about the forest. The zip-lining was a ton of fun. My 60+ aunt and 70+ uncle both loved the experience. And our 15y old son loved the optional free-fall at the end.

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Sachin S.
Chandler, AZ | Reviewed on Jul 11, 2023
This was such a lovely waterfall -- the sights are just amazing !! We also did swim in the bottom of the falls -- and next to the falls there is a smaller area where the water is more suitable to swim - we were literally swimming with the fish it was so clear. Read more

This was such a lovely waterfall -- the sights are just amazing !!

We also did swim in the bottom of the falls -- and next to the falls there is a smaller area where the water is more suitable to swim - we were literally swimming with the fish it was so clear.

Tips for future travelers

We just hiked in our swimshorts -- it was easy to just take a dip and the weather was awesome we got dry pretty quickly.

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Chakrapani S.
Manhattan, NY | Reviewed on May 18, 2023
We were scared to do zipline but the staff was very encouraging and at the end wanted to do it agai Read more

We were scared to do zipline but the staff was very encouraging and at the end wanted to do it agai

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myranda
myranda w.
Springfield, IL | Reviewed on May 08, 2023
The zip lining portion was a great time! All of the staff made sure we had a great time while also taking safety very seriously! If you want a nice extra adrenaline jump at the end definitely try the “death drop” at the end! On the hanging bridges tour our guide Andres was wonderful and took to much time to help us spot some amazing wildlife! Read more

The zip lining portion was a great time! All of the staff made sure we had a great time while also taking safety very seriously! If you want a nice extra adrenaline jump at the end definitely try the “death drop” at the end! On the hanging bridges tour our guide Andres was wonderful and took to much time to help us spot some amazing wildlife!

Tips for future travelers

It’s a lot cooler at the top of the mountain for the zip lining I would recommend wearing a light jacket even though it may feel warm before you take the tram up!

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Chandni
Chandni K.
Phoenix, AZ | Reviewed on Apr 28, 2023
This was a well-organized and safe experience, with sturdy equipment and experienced guides. The company had clearly been doing this for a long time, and we felt secure throughout the adventure Read more

This was a well-organized and safe experience, with sturdy equipment and experienced guides. The company had clearly been doing this for a long time, and we felt secure throughout the adventure

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Kristy P.
Canada | Reviewed on Apr 06, 2023
Great adventure, the guides were extremely personable and helpful. We did the ziplining and given an option to either repel or freefall off the final platform. The bridges have beautiful views. Read more

Great adventure, the guides were extremely personable and helpful. We did the ziplining and given an option to either repel or freefall off the final platform. The bridges have beautiful views.

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Jaya
Jaya C.
Hermosa Beach, CA | Reviewed on Jan 04, 2023
It was our first time zip lining and with a kid. Crew was very supportive and gave all safety instructions. They repeated every time and encouraged us. Views were amazing and needed for true cloud forest view.
Main lobby staff was little rude and not accommodating. Our zip lining ended late and so we were late for hanging bridges guided tour but they had us wait an hour.
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It was our first time zip lining and with a kid. Crew was very supportive and gave all safety instructions. They repeated every time and encouraged us. Views were amazing and needed for true cloud forest view.
Main lobby staff was little rude and not accommodating. Our zip lining ended late and so we were late for hanging bridges guided tour but they had us wait an hour.

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