"While this can be a lot of fun, do be careful, as canopy tours are quite
the rage and to date, there is no regulation on the activity. Some of the tours
are set up by fly-by-night operators. Be especially sure that you feel comfortable
and confident with the safety standards, guides, and equipment before embarking.
The most reputable operator is The ORIGINAL CANOPY TOUR …"
Rough Guide Choice Attractions:
The ORIGINAL CANOPY TOUR pioneered here by locals and then
copied all over the country….
Monkeying around on The ORIGINAL CANOPY TOUR. Do as the monkeys,
and swing from tree to tree on a canopy tour, with locations in
Monteverde and around the country. With mountain-climbing gear fastening
you in, you'll have a perspective of the Costa Rican rain forest
from the top down.
As you might expect, Costa Rica's rain forests are among the region's
most magnificent, and during our visit to the jungle in San Mateo,
we discovered the most exciting way to see them. The ORIGINAL
CANOPY TOUR group invites jungle lovers to zip-cord from treetop
to treetop on a network of cables strewn some 75 feet above ground.
(In the absence of swinging vines, Tarzan yells are discouraged.)
In addition to the gorgeous green foliage, the forests play home
to some of the wildest wildlife this side of National Geographic.
Check out the howler monkeys, iguanas, geckos and adorable raccoon-like
critters called pizotes, who'll be happy to let you hand-feed them.
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