The Rain Forest Aerial Tram
Duration: Half Day
A true Costa Rica adventure, the Rain Forest Aerial Tram is a unique, eye-opening experience which allows visitors to fly through the lush, tropical rainforest canopy and gain a fascinating perspective of this beautiful, biologically diverse ecosystem.
From a bird’s-eye view, high in the treetops, you will get close to a fascinating variety of plants and animals, which all thrive here within their natural habitat. Home to two-thirds of all rainforest species, this rainforest canopy, on the northern border of Braulio Carrillo National Park, is one of the richest in the world. See an abundance of tropical flora and fauna, including exotic birds, frogs and insects, which are normally hidden to the human eye.
The tram ride itself takes about 90 minutes. An expert naturalist will guide you through the colourful and complex beauty of the rainforest canopy, as you travel via gondola through the lower and intermediate levels of the forest. On the way back, enjoy an exciting trip through the upper levels of the canopy, at a maximum altitude of 40 meters.
Above all, the Aerial Tram Ride supports eco-tourism, which is now Costa Rica’s most important industry. Created to raise the world's awareness of the importance of rainforests, the Aerial Tram is the ideal way to support and explore this area of natural beauty. Founded by pioneering tropical biologist Dr. Donald Perry, the tram ride is also a research facility, used for scientific investigation. He believed that by educating Costa Ricans and showing them – and people throughout the world − this unexplored habitat, it would stop the destruction of the rain forest as they learned to value and respect it. Previously inaccessible, visitors can now get up close to canopy life and explore and appreciate the beauty of the rainforest for themselves.
As part of the tour, you will also pass through Braulio Carrillo National Park, one of Costa Rica’s largest protected areas, holding around 6,000 species of plants and some of the most endangered animals in the country. Open your eyes to one of the most breathtaking adventures you could have on your holiday in Costa Rica.
What to bring: Sun block, walking shoes, camera, insect repellent and jacket. Length of tour: Full day
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