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Arenal has a handful of well-run, professional canopy tours. Spread throughout the forested region at the base of the Arenal Volcano, these tours offer travelers a unique chance to experience the rainforest as never before. Ranging between 40 and 1,400 ft. in length, sturdy steel cables connect platforms and trees. It is along these cables that tour takers will soar. While riding, visitors will be able to enjoy excellent views of the Arenal Volcano and surrounding area, including rainforests, pastures, hillsides and streams.

All tours begin with an introduction to the equipment and an explanation of how to ride the cables. Bilingual guides accompany the entire tour and are available to ride individually with younger or more timid travelers.

Canopy tours can be enjoyed by anyone in moderate shape over the age of 8. No steep hiking is required and guides will help anyone needing assistance. These tours generally last between 2-3 hours and are covered with full insurance.