Selvatura Canopy Tour, Butterfly Garden, and Hummingbird Garden Details
Selvatura's outstanding canopy tour has some of the longest cables in Costa Rica and is the only one truly immersed in virgin forest. The tour is made up of 15 cables and 18 viewing platforms, traversing over two miles of forest and combining the thrill of the zip line with a unique perspective of the tree top canopy.
After an initial introduction to the safety equipment, visitors are fitted with the highest quality harnesses by professional guides. Soon after, riders will begin their flight through the forest.
For the real adrenaline junkies, the Selvatura Canopy Tour includes an optional
Tarzan Swing, a high security rope swing that launches you right into the forest for the ultimate Costa Rican adventure.
Visitors are advised to wear long pants, closed-toed shoes and to bring rain gear just in case. The tour lasts between 1.5 and 2 hours. It is suitable for anyone over the age of 4, but for safety reasons, a weight restriction of 280lbs and maximum waist width of 120cm apply.
Selvatura's stunning butterfly garden is one of the largest on the continent. At 300ft long and 90ft wide, with a huge 50ft dome ceiling, the giant garden is host to 50 species of butterflies. Accurate and sensitive temperature controlling enables the survival of species from a range of altitudes and climate conditions throughout Costa Rica. Take a guided tour through this fascinating live exhibit and learn about the life cycle, special behaviors and evolution of these unique creatures.
Visitors are advised to wear long pants, closed-toed shoes and to bring rain gear just in case. The tour lasts between 4.5 and 5 hours, but can be either shorter or longer, depending on your pace.
Costa Rica Hummingbird Garden
Finally, a visit to the Selvatura Hummingbird Garden is not to be missed. Here visitors can observe up to 14 species of the tiny, lively colored birds as they amaze you with their spectacularly acrobatic aerial maneuvers.
This is a rare treat for photography lovers! The garden also features a native plant display, relaxing Waterfalls and an ideally situated picnic area.
Selvatura Park activities include:
Tree Top Suspension Briges for those seeking a more peaceful adventure, Costa Rica's longest and most comprehensive Canopy Tour, one of the largest Butterfly Gardens in all the Americas, a Reptile and Amphibian exhibit and a newly opened Educational Center featuring the unique "Jewels of the Rainforest' exhibition; one of the most unique and extensive private insect collections in the world.
What to Bring:
Long pants, camera, insect repellent, hiking shoes and rain gear.
What this Tour Includes
Professional guides (Butterfly gardens and Canopy), all safety gear, entrance fees, round trip transportation from the local hotels in Monteverde.