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Parque Nacional Braulio Carrillo

19 km north of San Jose, San Jose 2004, Costa Rica
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Ranked #4 of 40 attractions in San Jose
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Hiking Trails
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Daytona Beach, Florida
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35 reviews 35 reviews
7 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Want a taste of environmental excellence? Wonderful scenery especially for the photo buff. Take the tours and see the volcano in action. A must see when visiting Costa Rica.

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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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37 reviews 37 reviews
8 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

We went on the aerial tram tour. It offers breath taking views of the rainforest. You truly get to see the diversity of the rainforest from up high and down low while in the tram. This was a wonderful experience. We saw beautiful butterflies and hummingbirds flying by us. (Wear a red shirt and the hummingbirds will think you are... More

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San Antonio, Texas
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50 reviews 50 reviews
37 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We took an aerial tram in the rainforest with a guide and received so much informative information. We also went to the butterfly garden. Did not see much wildlife but it was an interesting tour. We did see a two toed sloth.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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97 reviews 97 reviews
27 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

took a 3 in 1 tour and was very nice going through the rain forest by boat and then by aerial tram! I would recommend this for anyone wanting a day excursion to the east side.

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Boise, Idaho
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

I'm not sure if the rain forest aerial tram is actually inside the park or on the edge of the park, but regardless -- it's a must-do when in this area of Costa Rica. Access is right on the road driving through the park so you can't miss it. We visited two aerial trams while in Costa Rica -- this... More

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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60 reviews 60 reviews
16 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

Worth the trip for the Aerial Tram with guide and tour of the butterfly and frog garden. We had great weather with wonderful views. Guide was knowledgeable and made it interesting.

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Saint John, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

We went on the Aerial Tram with a guide and a tour of the butterfly and frog garden. We really enjoyed the guided tour and the view. The tram ride was quite long and has a cover to aid with sunlight/ rain. I highly recommend having a guide , as they not only educate they also see some things that... More

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San Jose, C.R.
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

Worth a day trip to take a look around and see what there is to see. There are some interesting things there.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

My wife and I hiked the two trails from the ranger station, a 1.6 km and a 1.0 km trail. It took us a couple hours. This area is very remote, so there is some good wildlife to be seen here. Unfortunately the ranger did not speak any English but he was a nice guy, gave us brochures, charged us... More

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London, Canada
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38 reviews 38 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

We saw amazing leafcutter ants working very hard to carry parts of leaves to their nest. The guide before the tram ride was very knowledgeable and explained the difference between roots and vines etc. etc. This tram ride is super hi-tech. On each tram (which they "weight" appropriately according to body mass), was so quiet, and you glided through the... More

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