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“Flying high above the trees”

Sky Mountain Canopy
Kelowna, Canada
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44 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Flying high above the trees”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 10, 2014

My son ziplined down the cable and loved it. The property, entrance area is beautiful and everything looks well-maintained. It took us some time to find information about it and find its location since we did not book through a tour company as we stayed in Palo Seco beach and drove ourselves. So here is some info for people like us. They offer 3 tours: 8, 11am and 2pm. Strongly recommend the 8am as it gets very hot and you have to walk quite a bit. Also, the view is the clearest early in the morning. This is not the usual ziplining experience. With the exception of the first short ride in between the trees, you are always really high and above the trees. The views are amazing. The whole experience is about 90 mins long and there are small refreshments provided at the end in a amazing giant wooden gazebo. To get there, check out very detailed driving instructions from another post on Tripadvisor (Jaco:Tres Piscinas). Locals call them Las Pillas. The turn off for Sky Mountain is just before the turn off to Tres Piscinas, right around the corner of a little Super Henry grocery store. Then it is another maybe 2-3 kms on poor roads so make sure your car can take it. To get off the highway, turn off 2 kms before Parrita on road 609. There is a sign showing 2 kms distance to Parrita right on the intersection (if you are driving from Jaco). It is about 9 kms or so on an ok gravel road through palm farms. From Quepos, it is a turn off to Playon. It would make a perfect day trip to go ziplining at 8am and then follow by a few hours of dipping in Tres Piscinas (head back to main gravel road, turn left and turn left little further before little bridge). Then follow by a lunch/dinner at Pitos Que Comemos in Playa Banderas. Review for this restaurant and directions are on Tripadvisor and turn off is about 1-2 kms on the way back to Jaco once you join the highway again . It is about 1 km off the main highway. We could not find information about Sky Mountain so we went to Tres Piscinas first one day, did not notice turn off to ziplining even though we passed right by it and then made the same trip 2 days later. Both great activities if you are staying around Parrita or have a day to spare on the way to/from Quepos.

Visited March 2014
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Saint Joseph, Missouri
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26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Wow! What a view!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 4, 2014

This zip line was the best! Starts out slow and easy for anyone who has never zipped lined before and gets more extreme as you go. With views from the mountain tops all the way to the sea maybe 30 miles. Somewhat remote the area is full of great people and wonderful restaurants and gives you a true local experience you won't find in the tourist areas of Costa Rica. Travel down to Palo Seco for a nice beach restaurant call Mar-Y-Sol and walk for miles on the deserted beaches. Then travel to Quepos or Manuel Antionio if you need the tourist experience.

Visited February 2014
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Victoria, B.C., Canada
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46 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Great Walk Through the Canopy”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2014

Went here as part of our 7 in 1 all day tour with Ricky Ricardo Tours. Ricky took us here where we were turned over to a local guide who lead us through the canopy walk. Be warned there are many steep stairs so it is not suitable for those who have mobility problems. All in all it is an interesting walk in the forest.

Visited December 2013
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Oeiras, Portugal
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105 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“learn to fly”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2013

If you want to have some excitement and be sorounded by nature... just come and apreciate and spend a day enjoying the zip lines, or the trekking around the clouds! don't forget to bring the cameras to take the memories with you!

Visited November 2013
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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212 reviews
118 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
“Nice nature walk”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2013

This was part of an excursion from a cruise ship. We walked through a rain forest on a nice trail. There were a lot of ants and other small critters. We were hoping for more animals like monkeys but didn't see any on this walk. The elevated walk ways are not for the faint of heart. They have mesh bottoms so you can see how high you are. They also bounce quite a lot while the whole group is walking across. For those with mobility issues, we had to walk up and down hills and over various things that partially covered the trail as well as many stairs. It was very hot and humid. Every was soaked. It was also very muddy in one part and everyone's shoes were covered in mud. It was pretty and interesting.

Visited October 2013
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