Experience the thrill of a canopy tour without missing out on the rain forest’s rich wildlife. The innovative Tranopy experience combines the in-depth forest view of an aerial tram with the excitement of a canopy tour. A professional naturalist guide will accompany you, pointing out some of the secrets of the primary and secondary rain forest that surrounds you. The Tranopy experience starts with a ride on the famous tram. You’ll experience all the different layers of the rain forest, from the floor up to the treetops, while on board a modified ski lift as you silently glide through the colorful, complex beauty of the rain forest canopy. The 30-minute tram ride will bring you through the forest, over tumbling cascades and to the beginning of the canopy portion of the adventure. Exploring the canopy is by way of ten zip-line cables -- five of which are more than 200 yards long (that’s two city blocks). The fifth cable is the longest, stretching an impressive 316 yards over the rain forest. To your right is the dense rain forest; to your left is a sweeping view of the valley all the way to the shimmering Pacific Ocean. All in all, almost a mile of cable will take you through rich rain forest ecosystems and sweeping views high above the forest floor.Your Tranopy guide is a tremendous asset here. While you wait on the platforms between cables, your guide will bring the forest to life before your eyes, offering you an expert naturalist’s perspective. Notes:Wear sunscreen and insect repellent. Wildlife sightings are likely but cannot be guaranteed. Minimum age is 8 years. Maximum weight is 285 lbs. Pregnant women and guests with injuries/seizure disorders are not allowed to participate. Comfortable clothing and closed-toe shoes are required. Full use of limbs required. Participants must fit into harness and helmet in a safe manner.
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17 out of 18(94%)reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
This is an excellent Zip Line tour and is definitely the place to Zip Line if you're going to give it a try. I was a little nervous but once I got the hang of it, I had a blast. Zip Line was easy to maneuver and the equipment was simple. It did all the work for you so you could just enjoy the views.
There was a hike down hill between some of the landings so you should be in decent shape for this. It was hot and the ground was uneven. However, the team provided bottled water. There was never a line to wait to go and in general the entire tour was lovely. After the experience we were served a delicious lunch and given time to shop in the gift shop. It was a fun little shop and worth taking a look in if you're looking to get some gifts for people back home.
I'm VERY glad I had this experience and consider it to be one of the better tours I've taken with Holland America. Go for it!
My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed this shore excursion. I am not the bravest person so was hesitant to sign up but figured it was a once in a life time experience so needed to go for it. Sure GLAD we did for it was a rush, the professional staff made you feel very safe and it was Loads of fun. The zip lines were extensive, in fact, once you got the hang of it, you wish there were more but definitely you got your monies worth. During The bus ride to and from the rain forest our guide told us much information about Costa Rica which passed the time quickly.
Wow! We had a ball. Forget the sunscreen and bug repellent. If you go in rainy season, as we did, you're going to get wet, soaked, dripping. No extra charge for the water. The tram is a charming, disarmingly so, introduction to a wild and wonderful day. Somehow, I usually managed to end up facing backward. All in good fun. Some of the slogs down the mountain between zip lines can be a bit much for us oldsters and I hate standing in line at each zip. But the views are spectacular. Great lunch. Good bus accommodations. Pleasant, chatty, informative guides. We were tired, wet and dirty at the end of the day and loved every minute of it. With a couple of days of rest we would be up for a repeat. Rate this one a MUST.
Joined for the zip line tour and our total dissatisfaction rests with the total lack of professionalism with the tour provider “Elite Tour Foundation” AFTER the tour. After the “Elite Tour Foundation” promised to offer professional photos of the experience… after the completion of the zip line… at a cost to the quests… such photos were taken, but were NEVER offered to us to purchase. Extreme effort was made to contact “Elite Tour Foundation” and finally a “Merle Naranjo” contacted us by email from the tour provider “Elite Tour Foundation” and offered to assist in locating the photos. Three very clear replies (with our requested photos for matching to theirs) were made to the email sent from “Merle Naranjo” and not even one courtesy reply was ever followed by “Elite Tour Foundation”, nor “Merle Naranjo”. One excellent measure of a company’s lack of professionalism and integrity is the simple insult of offering assistance and then never answering one reply when multiple attempts of communication are made. If you should have ANY requirement to have “Elite Tour Foundation” work with you on an issue related to this tour… Think of this experience…
Rain Forest Canopy Zip Line & Aerial Tram Combinat
Date:November 13, 2014
Location:Proserpine Qld Australia
Cruise Date Year:2014
Cruise Date Month:October
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
We were recommended to do this by a friend. I am scared of heights but decided to do it anyway. After the first one I was Ok and was disappointed when we finished all the lines. I could have don this all day. Very safe and well organised.
It is comfortable 1.5 hour ride on the coach, past some great scenery and a crocodile infested river. At the Tranopy, 10 zip lines zig-zag back and forth across an uphill valley about a mile long. We were equipped with harnesses, helmets and gloves.
We rode the tram up about 1000 ft. into the mist of the rain forest. It is a spectacular view above the greenery. Although we were both nearly 70, we had no problems riding the wires. And, it was a lot of fun. Afterwards we were given a decent lunch and were able to tour the tropical garden. Shot some great pictures.
WOW! What an experience for us “mature types”. This was so much fun – not to be missed. If you are going to only zip line once it HAS to be in Costa Rica. We did 10 lines and our guide, Roberto, was terrific. Take water – none was given until the 8th line. It was HOT that day (okay it’s probably always hot) and a few people had heat problems. They let you take a backpack or a bag that can be slung across you chest – put in a collapsible umbrella for some shade while you’re waiting your turn and water! Warning – there is quite a bit of downhill walking towards the end; very long expanses to get to the next line. It was a Tarzan time!! The aerial tram is a necessity to get to the top line, and if it was at a better part of the day we might have seen some birds. Nothing was in bloom. Oh, lunch was fair at best. So, enjoy the zip lines and go for it!
The people in charge of the zip lining take excellent care of everyone in their charge. The safety measures in place ensure a high level of enjoyment as you fly through the air. Our group included people of all ages and physical attributes. Just relax, lean back and go!!
The trip starts with a 1 hour air conditioned bus ride to the aerial tram/rain forest. The tour guide was a naturalist. He educated guests about the flora and fauna, and animals of the region. On arrival guests are fitted in double safety harnesses. Educated on safety, how to turn on zip line, etc. Then one naturalist is assigned to every 6 guests for the aerial tram ride. Naturalists pointed out birds, plants, etc on the ride and answered questions guests had. The aerial tram is open but it does have a canvas top to provide some cover from the sun. After the trip up the aerial tram guests were guided thru 10 zip-lines. The staff always thought of guests safety. They were also friendly and gave encouragement to all us 1st timers as well. It's important to note that between the last few ziplines there are many dirt/wood stairs to descend. This is a 3+ walker activity level. You can bring a camera to use during zip-lining but a small camera would be preferable. On the last zipline staff will take your photo as you glide in. You can purchase them for $20-25 with the money going to help run the facility. After the zip-line you have a meal (chicken, veggies, fruit, and drink). There are then walking tours that you can participate in to see the grounds guided by the naturalists. There is a small gift shop where you can purchase souvenirs. Then it's back to the bus for the ride home.
Rainforest Canopy Zipline and Aerial Tram Combinat
Date:May 23, 2012
Cruise Date Year:2012
Cruise Date Month:May
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
My wife and I really enjoyed our zipline adventure. The rides on the zipline were great, and we felt very safe. The guides were very knowledgeable and helpful. One lady did not make it to the end station, but the guides were out to help her within seconds. The two separate cables and three latches made us feel very secure. This was a great shore excursion.
We had never zip lined before but after reading about this excursion we had to try it out. It was GREAT! If you are concerned about bringing your camera, its okay provided it will not interfere with the harness gear. The operators do take a photo at the end of the final zip line which you can purchase later. BRING CASH OR CREDIT CARD WITH YOU. An excellent lunch is provided and then we were given a tour around the gardens that included the snake enclosures. Very knowledgeable and safety conscious staff. Be sure to wear close toed shoes and full length pants or shorts that reach the knees.
Some of the best times I had on this cruise were on excursions, and this was a real highlight! I was a little worried about the height, but decided to brave out this family activity. So glad I did! Beautiful views, exciting activity, really friendly staff, good food.
This zip line has wonderful long rides. There were ten rides total. Make sure to take your camera you can secure it to the harness so it will be safe. Take pictures while you ride. The guides were great and safety in paramont. You will have a fantastic time. Same company as in St. Lucas.
This was great fun. When we arrived, the power was out, but they had a generator going and they seemed to take it in stride. The guides were cheerful and knowledgeable. The safety equipment and the instructions were good. I thought I would have a hard time doing this being way up high, but I had no problems.
We had never zip lined before but after reading about this excursion we figured this was the place to try it out. Go for it!! You will not be disappointed! The company that operates this tour is top notch. Upon arrival you are taken to an area where you are fitted with your gear. I thought the mosquitos, etc. would be plentiful but there were none (and they love me). You are able to leave your backpack onboard the bus if you choose. If you are concerned about bringing your camera along, you are able to have it around your neck or on your wrist. First, onto the Tranopy with our guide who pointed out items of interest including the toucans we saw. Then the zip lines! So much fun and what a view! There is some down hill walking and steps between lines if this is a concern. We were given a bottle of water between the first few lines. After the zip lines we walked over to the restaurant on the premises and had a wonderful lunch of chicken, vegetables, salads and dessert. Beer was available for purchase. The facilities are very clean. We also were given a tour around the gardens that included the snake enclosures. Once again very knowledgable staff. Be sure to wear close toed shoes and leave your short-shorts on the ship for this excursion :0
Our Guide in our Tram was very knowledgeable about the trees, flowers, butterflies, and birds we saw on the way up. The guides that hooked you up to the Zip Lines were great and knew what they were doing. You started on short zip lines to get used to it and then they started to get longer. It was an amazing experience. There was a bit of a walk of about 200 yards downhill between 2 of the zip line platforms. You might want to bring a change of clothes in case it rains while you are there ( you can keep them on the bus or there are lockers available). Had a great time.