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The Original Canopy Tour

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Address: Hotel Cloud Forest Lodge, Costa Rica
Phone Number: 506 2645-5243
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Awesome, authentic canopy tour

We had three terrific (enthusiastic, friendly, skilled) guides who managed to get us (2 adults and 2 children) and the rest of the group safety through the zip lines, while at the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
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Los Alamos, New Mexico
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Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Overall this is pretty standard zip lining. The last two of the trip and long and you get some nice views, but generally I find zip lining to be pretty boring after the first experience.

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Los Alamos, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

We had three terrific (enthusiastic, friendly, skilled) guides who managed to get us (2 adults and 2 children) and the rest of the group safety through the zip lines, while at the same time using our i-phone to take numerous great photos and movies of each of us -- no extra charge! The tour included two optional "activities" -- Tarzan... More 

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Derry, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

The Tarzan swing was a great start, but things went downhill from there on. The guides seemed miserable throughout, the group size was too large, 16 people crowded onto a small platform around one tree I found really scary and to be honest I was only happy once my feet touched the ground. I have zip lined several times before... More 

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Hamilton, Bermuda
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015 via mobile

This was an awesome thing to so with my 9 and 15 yr olds.I chickened out of the Tarzan.I think they should do it last after confidence is up.the guides were superb and took our cameras and took pictures of us all. Truly memorable and highly recommended. Was so good went with another but the personal touches were not there.too... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

My family recently visited Monteverde and my daughter and I wanted to try ziplining. We had never been, so we weren't sure what to expect. We walked-in without an appointment and were immediately paired with a group of about 10 other people. Our guides gave us all of the necessary equipment and were very thorough in explaining what to do.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Dad plus 2 teens thoroughly enjoyed the original canopy zip line tour. Also did Tarzan swing. Choose the original because it's actually in forest. Some of the newer ones seem more about extreme adventure than enjoying the canopy. Guides were great and we felt totally safe. Good mix of in the forest and zipping through open vistas. Longest zip is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

This was the first time I have ever been on a zipline so I have nothing to compare it to. If you listen to the instruction and do what you are told then a real fun time can be had. It includes a tarzan jump to warm up, a clinb through the hollow core of a tree and small zips... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

This tour was the favorite activity of our trip. We did this tour packaged with the el trapiche tour and were very satisfied. We had great tour guides for the zip line and felt very safe the entire time. The tour guides are very professional and nurturing ( for those who are afraid of heights). The guides also helped us... More 

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Birkeroed, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Went with husband and two girls (14 & 17). They were looking so much forward to this tour - up until the last moment I didn't know if I would go. I am afraid of heights. I am so happy I decided to go. It is so much fun. The guides are amazing and safety comes first on the whole... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

I'm afraid of heights but I did not want to miss zip lining through the Monteverde Cloud Forest. The Original Canopy Tour does this right. They are very safety conscious and obviously like their jobs as they were smiling and joking with us the whole time. I LOVED this experience! Zipping through the cloud forest is like nothing else -... More 

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