"Extreme is right on!! The sky walk with the hanging bridges gets you started over the cloud forest. We had a very clear day, no clouds, and the bridges were fun. Our guide pointed out more plants not mentioned before. Then we got ready for the zipline, safety instructions first, then first run on the zipline down to the tram. Holy cow, was it fast! The tram was open metal construction and we could see for miles without the cloud cover. Arrived at the top and last chance to call it off. My husband loved it, I was scared stiff, but I did it. They even put us together on three zipline runs because of being against the wind. My husband would do it again, once was enough for me. It was very high and windy, and fast, and stopping was fast, but the guys who helped us were great! Everything was coordinated well. I would recommend it for the very adventurous!!"
"Amazing, out of this world! We all enjoyed it immensely. "
"Katia chose well when I asked for the safest zip line tour. Steel lines and anchored platforms made us feel as safe as one can 500 ft in the air on a thin cable."
"This was so much fun! The staff is very knowledgeable regarding all the different plants/trees and animals in the jungle. It was so interesting! The zip lining was amaaaazing! We were ABOVE the tallest tree in the jungle - zip lining through fog (though we pretended it was the clouds!). The staff was so friendly and fun!"
"Our guided tour on the suspension bridges was fun, Laura was funny, smart and knowledgeable, and we saw a lot of interesting plant life as well as millipedes and tarantulas which was neat. Leo and Michael were our zipline guides and were a silly and fun crew that made the experience so enjoyable. It was very cloudy when we visited so the tram didn't offer much of a view and the ziplining was literally just flying through a cloud, but it still made for a great experience! "
There are many canopy tours in Costa Rica but Sky trek operates on a larger scale and in harmony amidst the pristine primary cloud forest. Sky Trek has some of the longest cables in the country, well maintained trails throughout the cloud forest, suspension bridges and one of the safest harnessing and pulley systems that enable people of all ages safely fly across the jungle!
This famous canopy tour consists of 9 zip line cables with a combined length of 3 kilometers and range in distances between 40 meters and 770 meters and heights that range between 20 to 30 meters. Sky Trek is also a great opportunity to have panoramic views at two observation towers that offer views to the Pacific on a clear day it is also possible to see the northern lowlands that stretch all the way to the Caribbean. The Sky Trek tour generally takes about 2 hours. Maximum weight allowed for Sky Trek is 225 lbs.
The Sky Tram ascends along a beautiful cloud forest ridge and allows for stops along the way to observe plant and animal life and learn form an experienced guide. The duration of the tram takes about 20 minutes before arriving to an observatory platform. Those continuing on to the Sky Trek will descend via the cables back to the central office, if you are not continuing on to the Sky Trek cables you will return via the Tram. This activity is required for those who wish to do the Sky Trek.
A wonderful opportunity to enjoy the flora of the Cloud Forest at a slower pace. The suspension bridges are nearly 1000 feet long and allow a unique perspective within the canopy.
Sky Trek Recommended Apparel
closed toe shoes, long pants, a light jacket, camera. Shorts are fine as well but the harness fits around your legs and waist so it is better to have a protective layer, therefore long shorts are also recommended. Full size rain jackets are available on site if you forget to pack your jacket.
Transportation is available from all Monteverde area hotels except the Mirador Lodge and Vista Verde Lodge. Transport is $5 per person.
Cancellation Policy: Sky Trek has a strict cancellation policy. If a reservation is canceled less than 48 hours prior to the tour date, NO REFUND.
The Sky Tram quietly ascends along a beautiful cloud forest ridge through the canopy and is combined with the Sky Walk, which is a journey along a network of trails and suspension bridges in the cloud forest of Monteverde. Rated 6.9/10 by visitors
The Sky Trek Canopy Tour in Monteverde is located 6 km from the town of Santa Elena and about 3km from the Santa Elena Cloud Forest Reserve. Flying across the misty cloud forest of Monteverde is one of Costa Rica's signature experiences. Rated 7.0/10 by visitors
The Sky Walk is a journey along a network of trails and suspension bridges in the cloud forest of Monteverde. This guided tour is an opportunity to learn about the wildlife of the canopy from a knowledgable guide and be on the look out for birds, monkeys, sloths, insects and interesting plants of all shapes and sizes. Rated 6.4/10 by visitors