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Rain Forest Aerial Tram

Opened in October 1994, the Rain Forest Aerial Tram is a unique ecotourism and research facility. It is located approximately one hour from San José, adjacent to Braulio Carrillo National Park.

The 2.6 km long ride lasts about 90 minutes and takes you on a fascinating journey through the canopy which is one of the most biologically diverse rainforests in Costa Rica — there is an abundance of plant and animal species both known and unknown!

The canopy of a rainforest is home to two thirds of all rainforest species making the aerial tram ideal for experiencing such a unique ecosystem. On your return you will also pass through the surrounding Braulio Carrillo National Park, one of the country's largest protected areas, holding some 6,000 species of plants and most of the endangered animal species found in the country.

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Other experiences in San José & Central Valley

These activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences around where you're staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident's eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can suggest tours and activities that will introduce you to the local ways of life.

  • Café Britt Coffee Excursion
    Cafe Britt Coffee Show

    Café Britt Coffee Excursion

    Café Britt Coffee Excursion

    Traditionally dressed guides will take you on an interactive tour around the six acres of coffee fields, tropical gardens and coffee processing facilities. The volcanic views from the plantation are spectacular along with those of the Central Valley.

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  • Pacuare River Rafting
    River-rafting, Costa RIca

    Pacuare River Rafting

    Pacuare River Rafting

    This heart-thumping trip takes you along the Pacuare River's grade III and IV rapids, which wind their way through stunning virgin rainforest where a huge diversity of animals, birds and butterflies can be seen along the river's edge.

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You can enjoy this activity as part of the suggested tours below, or we can weave it into a trip shaped entirely around you.