- 4.5-hour Arenal Hanging Bridges walking tour
- Enjoy a thrilling guided walk through the rainforest from up in the air!
- See exotic wildlife up close and enjoy amazing views of the Arenal volcano
- Learn about the Costa Rican rainforest from your bilingual guide
- Complimentary hotel pickup and drop-off
What You Can Expect
The bridges provide a truly unique view of one of Earth’s most magnificent ecosystems. Learn about the native plant species you see, and keep an eye out for the many animals that call the rain forest home. You may spot sloths, monkeys, brightly colored birds and an amazing assortment of insects.
You’ll cross more than a dozen bridges of varying heights for a total of trek of 1.8 miles (3 km). Among the changing vistas, you’ll be treated to stunning views of the nearby Arenal Volcano, which is active and regularly emits clouds of smoke and lava streams. After the tour, you’ll return to your hotel with a renewed appreciation of Costa Rica’s natural wonders.
Great tour and not to be missed when in the Arenal area. Our guide Javier was great and very knowledgable.
Very fun trip and I would recommend if in the area. Good tour guide and since I am afraid of heights, very scary!
Must see attraction
The tour was fantastic! Outer guide was extremely knowledgeable and pointed out so many animals that we would have otherwise have missed...including a baby eyelash viper!!
January 29, 2014 Our guide was absolutely amazing and knowledgeable! We were a small group of four which allowed for more time having our questions answered. The bus to pick us up from our hotel arrived right on time. We even stopped to observe howler monkeys on our way to the hanging bridges. Overall, the best of all the tours we took on this trip.
We really enjoyed the hanging bridge tour! The hotel pickup and dropoff was a nice bonus. Our guide was very knowledgable and it's amazing he was able to spot the animals he did. Our group consisted of 8 people and the smaller size made for a more intimate setting. Would recommend for nature lovers!
This tour was amazing!
The guide picked us up at our hotel and we drove to the hanging bridges site. The bridges (some more fixed than others) gave a great view of the canopy. The guide pointed out many things that we would have missed (a viper snake coiled on a branch, the hollow trumpet tree, hummingbirds) and I don't think we would have appreciated the close view of the canopy nearly as much without him. His English and sense of humor were great. Please note that most "canopy" tours around Costa Rica are zip lines, and, while fun, don't focus on a view of the canopy. Bridge tours, on the other hand, do.
This was fun and our guide made very interesting; Jose' was very friendly and had the driver stop the van before we entered the park to make sure we saw a hanging sloth. He did his best to make sure everyone was able to see the monkeys, birds, and snakes along the paths; and he would point out the different flora and if used for medicinal purposes. The most difficult part of the trip was that some of the paths were very steep; so, some of us who are older were slowing down then and "huffing and puffing" our way up. Jose' made sure we didn't get too far behind, and it was still an enjoyable experience--even with the slight rain that began as we were finishing our tour.
Be sure to wear thick soled walking shoes, as you end up walking on horribly designed and very uneven cement stepping stones they used for the path. Other than that, the tour was very nice and the guide was great.