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VISITOR INFORMATION - RAIN FOREST AERIAL TRAM

HOURS: We open at 6:00 a.m. 365 days a year. The Rain Forest Tram operates from 6:00 a.m. daily ( Mondays from 9:00 a.m.). The Main Gate is open every day until 3:30 p.m.

GREAT DAY TRIP! There's lots to see and do here. The Aerial Tram Ride itself takes 80 minutes. Guided Nature Walks in small groups are also available, as well as marked nature trails for hikers. Visitors should plan to spend at least four hours here, and most come for the day. Passengers traveling on our minibuses from San Jose should plan on approximately six hours, including travel each way.

Aerial Tram, Costa Rica.

Aerial  Tram Costa Rica

 

TRANSPORTATION:

It's easy to get here: Our Minibus Service: We offer our own morning minibus service from most major hotels and other convenient points in and around San Jose. During the high season, we often offer transportation in the afternoons as well. English-speaking guides accompany all buses. Our office will make arrangement to suit your convenience. Note: You can tell us your hotel information when you make your reservations.

WHAT TO BRING:

Clothing- lightweight, casual clothes, sneakers (or other comfortable rubber-sole shoes), and rain gear (just in case).

Equipment (optional, of course) - Camera, binoculars.

Note about large groups: The Rain Forest Tram can carry approximately 80 people per hour, yet we can also accommodate larger groups by staggering arrivals. For more information about our special programs for groups, please send us an e-mail.

Description

Located only 50 minutes from San Jose, the Rain Forest Aerial Tram is the premier ecotourism park of Costa Rica.

The park is situates in a 450 hectare (1000 acres) private reserve of virgin tropical forest that borders Braulio Carrillo National Park.

The visitors have the opportunity to access the canopy with a pulley system that not harm any of the surrounding trees and let them pass into the canopy with a minimum of physical effort, and enjoy the view for themselves. The tram cars hang from reinforced steel cables and move along a 1.6 kilometer circuit through the canopy. There are 20 cars strung 150 feet apart. Rack holds six people.

Rain Forest tour, Costa Rica.

A fifteen-minute introductory video will be seen explaining the origins of the Rainforest Aerial Tram and tour expectations.

The visitors will start boarding the individual gondolas that hold five passengers and one explorer. The 2,600 meter tram ride takes about 80 minutes. On the outbound trip, gondolas travel through the lower and intermediate levels of the rain forest. On the way back, the visitors will experience an exciting trip through the upper levels of the rainforest.

 

Rain Forest tour in the aerial tram

The explores can lead small groups of visitors on a 45 minute trail walk. After running from the trails, the visitors can enjoy a Costa Rican meal at the Rainforest Cafe.

The internal transportation or internal busses await just steps away for the trip back to the parking lot.

The Aerial Tramp is a required stop for any visitor to Costa Rica. Is the fascinating experience that will leave you with an deeper appreciation of the tropical forest .

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