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The Original Canopy Tour

Hotel Cloud Forest Lodge, Costa Rica
506 2645-5243
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Ranked #5 of 35 activities in Monteverde
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
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Urbana, Ohio
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

This was absolutely fantastic. This is a perfect zip-line tour for beginners. It is not too long (about two hours) with a tarzan swing, 7 shorter zip-lines, 7 longer ones and one vertical descent with a 20-feet climb back with a rope ladder. The staff is very friendly and professional, and it is as safe as it can be. Also,... More

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Somerville, Massachusetts
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10 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

This is the only canopy tour that I know of which is actually owned by the guides. In a place like Costa Rica, it's always hard to tell where your money is going . . . a lot of times companies are owned by foreigners (or ex-pats) and even though all of the work is being done by locals, most... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We LOVED this day! I went with my six year old daughter. The guides were extremely professional and took very good care of my little one. I think their confidence and professionalism made her feel at ease. All of the cables and equipment appeared to be well maintained. The guides also took my camera and took really fun pictures of... More

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Winchester, Virginia
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6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

I read all the reviews of the different canopy tours offered in Monteverde -- and there are a ton of them! I am so glad we decided to go with the Original Canopy Tour. They were so professional and Gary, our family's guide, made sure to point out monkeys and toucans and quetzals as we stood atop the platforms. This... More

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New York City, New York
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

It was my first time ziplining and my husband's second. Did we have an excellent time! We ended up on a private tour with two guides - which apparently happens alot. Although we are both really scared of heights and this trip was really an accomplishment for us, we really felt safe the whole time. We not only got to... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

This zip-wiring experience was absolutely incredible and we loved every minute of it! The student discount they offer also meant that we got it at a bargain price (which included shuttles to and from our hostel). The staff all spoke very good English, were very friendly and were also very knowledgable about local wildlife/flora and fauna so our tour was... More

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Bethesda, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

We took an adventurous 11-year old and a nervous 9-year old on this zip lining tour. In the end this was both of their favorite activity of our trip to Costa Rica. We all loved the zip lining and the tarzan swing. If you have an anxious kid (or adult), you can skip the tree climb, which is scarier than... More

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Bloomington, Indiana
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5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

You can't go wrong with this one as long as you're not scared of heights. The staff is very friendly and professional. The zip lines have some amazing scenery and are impressively long. Great experience!

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Columbus, Ohio, United States
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85 reviews 85 reviews
45 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

Truly a first rate company, I would pick them again if I were going. They were safe, they were fun and great views. Some short zip lines, some long and we even got to rappel then climb up through a tree! It was a great experience floating through the air.

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Saratoga Springs, New York
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

My 9-year old daughter had one thing on her agenda for our trip to Costa Rica - Ziplining. We were considering a more "extreme" version, but our hotel recommended OCT as a better choice for families. I'm so glad we went with them--we did the 7:30 am tour and were the only four there (2 adults, 2 kids ages 9... More

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