"Once you have experienced The ORIGINAL CANOPY TOUR in the Monteverde Cloud Forest you will understand why The ORIGINAL CANOPY TOUR was
created in the first place…" - Darren Hreniuk, creator of The ORIGINAL CANOPY TOUR
Located high up near the peek of Costa Rica's distinguished Monteverde Cloud Forest is where the first The ORIGINAL CANOPY TOUR was created.
The tour is located in a private reserve behind the Cloud Forest Lodge a short
drive up the hill behind the Hotel Sapo Dorado a few minutes drive from downtown
The tour starts with a short, guided hike through the private 70-acre
reserve of the Cloud Forest. The first part of the tour will take you
through primary (old growth) and secondary (new growth) forest. As you
fly through the treetops listen closely for the vast variety of birds
that can be seen and heard throughout the preserve. Then, just when you
think you have become one with the canopy we get your blood pumping with
a drop back down to the forest floor. From the ground you leave again
for the cloud forest canopy and the tour ends with an exhilarating rappel
down from “Scary Tree”. The name of this last tree says it
This tour makes for an unbeatable vantage point for observing the surrounding
rainforest where bird watching abounds!
Please note that the minimum age in our Costa Rican locations is 5 years old.
There is a weight restriction of about 265 pounds although the weight is more
a function of body shape than weight itself.
This tour lasts between 2 and 2.5 hours depending upon group size and needs.
Tours begin at 7:30 am, 10:30 am and 2:30 pm. We can pick you up free of charge
from must of the hotels in the Monteverde area.
Recommended attire: Long pants or shorts, T-shirts, hiking shoes or sneakers
and insect repellent. For more information see FAQs.
Monteverde is about a 4 hour drive from San Jose and the road is not
paved for much of the distance up the hill from the main highway connecting
Puntarenas and Liberia. It is also about 3 hours (or more depending on
which route you take) from La Fortuna (Arenal) and access can be via
Tilaran across the north side of Lake Arenal or via San Ramon and Puntarenas
and then north to Sardinal then up to Monteverde. It is about a 3 ½ hour
drive from Tamarindo and Playa Hermosa in Guanacaste.