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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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Based on previous reviews this seemed like it would be the least commercial and friendliest of the local offerings and I think those descriptions were accurate. The same staff... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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Minneapolis, MN
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Based on previous reviews this seemed like it would be the least commercial and friendliest of the local offerings and I think those descriptions were accurate. The same staff accompanied our group the whole way. They were great at making sure everyone enjoyed the experience. They even took pictures with our cameras as we went along. All of the stations... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was amazing experience. You can just do the canopy, or also do 'superman' - it feels like flying. At the end there is a Tarazan, where you can jump (like in free fall) and swing above the jungle. Must! It is just fun! If you want pictures, tie your phone / camera to you in some way. The company... More 

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NYC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Although I'm afraid of heights, I got up the nerve to go zip lining. I did chicken out of the Tarzan jump but I managed to enjoy the rest of the experience. I highly recommend this tour. At no time did we feel unsafe. A lot of us (14 in our group I think) got stuck on one of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We all felt very safe and had an awesome time on this and the guides were great with the kids (10,6 and 8). Loved the Tarzan swing!!!!

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Bryson City, North Carolina
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We loved Zip lining with the Original Canopy Tour. There are many companies in Monteverde to Zip Line, and we chose them because of the beauty of sailing through the primary forest. Sailing 800 meters across a beautiful canyon across untouched cloud forest with a few of the pacific made us feel like birds soaring through the sky. It was... More 

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Thank Will A
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Yes, there are many companies around Santa Elena offering this kind of attraction. This one claims to be the first in service worldwide, since 1994. Here is what I have to say about them: What I liked: + professional and up-to-date equipment + very nice and friendly guides, focused on safety (yes, having fun at the same time) + our... More 

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Thank DonGebhado
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Might not be the most extreme of the zipline tours on offer but the whole experience was great and way better than I was expecting - all down to the guides who were really fun and made sure everyone was having a good time on the day. Good amount of ziplines and some stunning views. Also much better value for... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The staff who ushered us through this 2 hour experience were friendly and experienced. We had four kids in our group of 8 (ages 7, 11, 12, and 14), and it was the highlight of their vacation. This company picked us up from our hotel, and afterwards drove us to a restaurant in town that we had requested. I recommend... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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40 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

There are a few options for ziplining in Monteverde, so we read the reviews here and decided to go with The Original Canopy Tour. We made the right choice!!! It was the highlight of our Costa Rica trip!!! We have two kids (girls) 12 & 8 and they both enjoyed every minute of it. The company offers a free pickup,... More 

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Missouri City, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

They offer a 14 segment zipline, a tarzan swing, and a rope that you can slide down on from a tree. The tarzan swing, when hooked up, was digging into my rib cage, so I didn't do it. The rope down required you to climb back up, so I didn't do that either. But the ziplines were super fun, with... More 

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