This tour was pretty great! It is a bit of a trip from San Jose, but the small bus was very air conditioned and roomy, and the guide and driver were both great and entertaining.
There's a lot of different tours at this particular location, so make sure you look around to find the right one for you. This particular tour includes the trip, a nice nature walk, lunch, and the tram tour. There are others that include things like zip lining, etc. if that's your sort of thing, too, and you'll be grouped with other people for the trip and then separated there based on what you've booked.
The nature walk was pretty cool, and informative, and our guide very knowledgeable. Do not go in expecting to see a ton of wildlife - you'll see lots of plants and insects, but most likely won't see much in the way of animals keep in mind those tv shows shoot for weeks or months to get all the things they want to show.
After the walk we went to lunch which is sort of buffet style and included chicken, rice, beans and some sides. It wasn't magnificent, but it was filling and tasty enough.
The tram tour itself was pretty cool! They each seat a max of six people, we just had four plus our guide, and it was nice to give us a little extra room. On the way 'up' it goes right along the rain forest floor and you can see all sorts of small streams, insects, trees, etc. and on the way back it comes down along the canopy where you have an entirely different view of the rainforest and you can see how they differ.
Overall I definitely recommend the tour if you're looking for a day spent away from San Jose, exploring the rain forest, and are not looking at doing any huge hikes or anything. The nature walk was very easy and not demanding at all.
Michael K USA
An outstanding tour. It included two nature walks, lunch, the aerial tram, and butterfly garden. Our tour guide, Fabian was very knowledgable and accommodating. A must do in all respects!
Loved our guide Jimmy!! Informative, happy, excited about teaching us so many things about the unique rainforest. Thank you Jimmy!!
We enjoyed it. We didn't see a ton of wildlife, but that may have been due to the time of year. Guide was friendly and knowledgeable. Lunch was fantastic.
Chris was a great guide to and from the rain forest Warner was a great guide at the rain forest
Thie tram provided a very interesting and different opportunity in viewing the rainforest. One way on the ride is over the canopy, the other is about half height. Would love to do this at night but don't think it is offered. Our guide, Cel, was great on the walk eapecially. He found things in the Forrest for us to see that we never would have known were there without his being able to point them out to us. Our driver, Eric was very timely and offered lots of interesting information along the way. Really enjoyed this excursion.
We expected it to be very touristy, but it was informative. We were very impressed with our guide, Jose, and his knowledge of the ecosystem. Breathtaking views from the canopy are not to be missed! We highly recommend this trip if you are in the San Jose area.
Britt B USA
The tram ride through the rainforest, the experienced guide, the hike including the hanging bridge and watching animals in their natural habitat made for a great day and a wonderful experience.
once again, all of our viator tours were very good, just as promised
The trip was excellent! Lots had been seen and the guide was very knowledgeable.
Terry W USA
Very nice people. Good content. The private reserve is beautiful. Good educational naturalists. Care give to your safety and to environmental preservation. We ate lunch in a jungle setting. A very pleasant day.
Daniel W USA
The pickup time turned out to be an hour later than posted, which was a minor irritation. However, the tour was very good. Our group of four loved it.
Thomas J USA
An absolutely fantastic, unforgettable experience. This is a "must do".
Bruce M USA
The entire trip was outstanding and enhanced by our guide on the bus and tram. However, the bus was stopped by the police on the return trip for not being properly authorized as a tourist vehicle, which caused a delay, meaning we had to deal with rush hour trafic in San Jose. The bus should have been properly licensed by the operator!
Hanna D USA
This is a "must do" when you visit central Costa Rica! The greatest views you will ever experience and very well informed guides. Lunch was very good too!
Albert W. N USA
The guide for this tour was fantastic. We learned so much.
This excursion is very nice! The tram moves at a good rate of speed so that you can see all that you are supposed to see. The tour guides are informative and funny! We were able to see a sloth, a toucan, an eye lash snake, butterflies and more! It was worth the money and worth the drive to get there.
Tour was very peaceful. Guide was wonderful - very knowledgeable and engaging. Hardly saw any animals unfortunately and I think this is normal. They kept saying the animals go deep into the rainforest which is not where the tram is. But it was pretty. Lunch, staff, and overall experience was good. I would recommend the Rainforest Adventure Aerial Tram and hope you get Jimmie - our guide. He was great.
The aerial tram and rainforest hike were both great. No fault with the tour guides, and we learned a ton. Be forewarned, however, that this estimated 6 hour tour ended up taking over 10 hours. This was due in large part to the picking up and dropping off at specific hotels, which in conjunction with San Jose traffic, added a huge amount of time.
WEATHER WAS CLOUDY. VERY DISAPPOINTING NOT TO SEE MORE WILDLIFE. BUFFET MEAL WA ADEQUATE. TOUR GUIDES WERE VERY KNOWLEDGEABLE OF RAIN FOREST.
It was an awesome tour inspite of the rain. Kenneth was a very good guide.
We couldn't see animals perhaps because of the rain.
Eduard Z Russian Federation
I expected from this tour much more that it appeared. We haven't seen any animals on the tram, but amount of plants was enormous around. Near the station, we saw a viper and a sloth. However, our guide was very knowledgeable and explained everything. Lunch was very tasty and people in the group were very interesting to talk with. On overall, I'd give it 4 out of 5 stars.
The tour on the aerial tram was quite nice; we got the opportunity to see the rain forest from the top of the trees and the tour guide was extremely nice informing us on every opportunity on the special characteristics of the forest and all efforts to preserve it. After the aerial tram we went for a small walk on the rain forest and a different guide (again very good) introduced us to the life of the rain forest.
There are several other activities such as canopying, zipping and hiking that one could arrange at the same location. So, my advice to people booking this trip is to take the opportunity to also do something more!
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