If walking through a rain forest seems exciting, then brace yourself for the experience of traveling on top of it in the central mountains of Costa Rica. The rain forest aerial tram is a unique eco-tourism adventure sightseeing experience. It takes visitors on a 70-minute excursion through the canopy of the rain forest allowing you to discover the beauty of the hanging gardens of air plants, animals and birds hidden at the top of diverse tall trees. Home to two-thirds of all rain forest species, the rain forest canopy is a little-known world of tremendous beauty and extraordinary biological diversity. The tramway runs through a private reserve that borders Braulio Carrillo National Park. This contributes to the protection of one of the richest canopy communities in the world. The canopy is full of both known and unknown plant species.The lower, outbound leg of the tram ride will skim over hilltops and introduce you to the sub-canopy—a dark world of overburdened limbs dripping with mosses, ferns and orchids. Lianas and vines drape over branches and traverse forest spaces where they are commonly used as paths by many animals. The return leg reveals an even more dramatic portion of the trip as the cars glide on a journey through and above the canopy. Before returning to the pier, you will enjoy a tasty Costa Rican lunch.
Lunch is included. Wear light clothing, rain gear, a hat, sunscreen and insect repellent. It is a two-hour drive each way to the Rain Forest Aerial Tram. Maximum weight is 390 lbs.