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Skytrek Zip Line
Canopy Tour Monteverde

Skytrek Canopy Monteverde
Ziplines, Hanging Bridges and Cable Car

Where: Monteverde

When: 7:30am,9:30am,10:30am,12:30pm,1:30pm,3:00pm

Fly through the Cloud Forest on the Skytrek Canopy and Skytram Tour

... or take a gentle guided hike on the Skywalk (the Hanging Bridges)


Sky Trek in Monteverde is a fun zipline canopy tour!  Ride through the air on a system of zipline cables in the cloud forest. There are 9 cables with lengths between 1200 feet and 2310 feet and heights of 60ft to 480ft.  The Skytram and Skytrek have to be done as a combined tour (you cannot do just the ziplines, as the tram takes you up and the ziplines down!). Although you can do the tram on its own. Or combine it with a guided hike on the Skywalk bridges (read more below). The tour is suitable for anyone over 8 years old with a sense of adventure. No experience is needed.


The Sky Tram is a 10 minute cable car ride which not only offers beautiful views and photo opportunities of the cloud forest, but on clear days you can see Arenal Volcano. The Skytram will take you up the mountain to the base of a tower that marks the first zipline run.

The first four ziplines begin at the top of the mountain, above the tree line. With the construction of the cable car system, the need to walk between zipline platforms has been practically cut out. Currently, most ziplines run from platform to platform and a few ziplines will deposit you at the base of a tower, leading to a very short climb to the next platform. Once at the top, the exhilarating adventure of ziplining down the mountainside begins, ultimately returning you to the starting point at the main building.




Together, the ziplines and the Skytram complete distance stretches of almost 3kms and the tour takes approximately 2.5 hours (plus transport time).

Before leaving the main building to start your tour, you will be fitted with all of the necessary safety equipment (harness, helmet, gloves); which the guides will take care to properly adjust. Afterwards the guides will deliver a safety speech detailing proper form and the braking system.




There are two observation towers above the treetops from which you can enjoy a panoramic view of the San Carlos, Puntarenas, Guanacaste areas and the golf of Nicoya. 


Skytram Monteverde

Map of Skytrek Canopy Zipline and Hanging Bridges Layout


Skytrek uses Petzl brand harnesses
adjustable at the waist and legs and helmets.


Due to the extreme length of some of the ziplines and the prevailing wind speed, the guides may have you ride tandem. This style utilizes the added weight of a second person to ensure that you reach the next platform.

In the event of lightening or winds exceeding 120 km/h (75mph) Sky Trek will cancel its tours for safety reasons; with lesser wind or rain only serving to add to the excitement, and speed, of the zipline tour.

Sky Trek also provides complimentary lockers to store your backpacks while taking part in the canopy tour.



Ever wanted to learn how to climb a tree? Try the new activity at Monteverde Skytrek! The Arboreal tour will put your strength and sourage to the test. There is a total of 7 trees each one between 12 and 17 meters high. Each one will give you a different experience as they have varying heights and climbing challenges.  Safety is a priority and all climbers are given safety talks and equipped with a belay system, just like rock-climbing but up a tree! The trees have handholds specifically designed for this activity and cause no damage to the trees. 



Minimum age: 5 years old
Minimum weight: 30lbs (14kg) • Maximum weight: 265lbs (120kg)
Shoes or sport sandals (with straps around the heel) required


Minimum age: 5 years old

Minimum weight: 30lbs (14kg) • Maximum weight: 265lbs (120kg)

Shoes or sport sandals (with straps around the heel) required



PRICES AND DETAILS 2017 (valid until 15th Dec 2017)

Combination tours are available with Skywalk (Suspended Bridges/Hanging Bridges) and also visit Skytrek Serpentarium (Snake House), now called the Herpentario, which is in Santa Elena village.


RATES 2017 (valid until 15th Dec 2017)


  • Hotels in Monteverde/Santa Elena: $7 roundtrip transport



Student (up to 25 years old)


Sky Tram & Sky Trek




Sky Tram & Sky Walk




Sky Tram /Sky Trek & Sky Walk (5 bridges - guided)




Sky Walk (with or without guide)




Skytram Only (up and down with guide)

$46 $38 $32

Guided Tree Climbing NEW!!!




Snake tour with or without guide. Note: not in the same area as the Skytrek, it is located in Santa Elena. Now called the Herptentario and includes snakes, frogs and other critters!




Child rates for Skywalk and Snake tour apply for 6-12 years (under 6 free)

Child rate for Skytrek and Skytram apply from 8-12 years

Children under 8 years cannot do Sky Trek

Students under 25 years and with ID only (after this age, regular rates apply)

Note there is a weight restriction of 275 pounds (125 kilos) with a maximum waist of 47.5 inches (120 cm) and maximum thigh of 31.5 inches ( 80 cm).


Skytram and Sky Trek Canopy Tour
Note the Skytek and Skytram are complementary: you cannot do just the Skytrek (ziplines)

Tour Times

Sky Tram & Sky Trek:
7.30am, 9.30am, 10.30am, 12.30pm, 1.30pm and 3.00pm.

Guided Sky Walk:
7.30am, 10.30am and 1:00pm.

Sky Tram & Sky Walk:
7.30am, 10.30pm and 1.00pm.

Sky Tram Up & Down

9:30am, 12:30pm and 3:0pm

Sky Walk, Sky Tram & Sky Trek:
Sky Walk at 7.30am fallowed by 9.30am Sky Tram & Sky Trek

Sky Walk at 10.30am fallowed by 12:30pm Sky Tram & Sky Trek

SKy Walk at 1:00pm fallowed by 3:00pm Sky Tram & Sky Trek

Length of Tour:

Guided Skywalk: 2 hours
Sky Tram and Trek: 2.5 hours
Sky Tram and Sky Walk: 2.5 hours

Transport is not included but available at extra charge ($7 roundtrip). Pick-up times are around 30 minutes earlier than the start times of the tours.

Skywalk Hanging Bridges/Suspended Bridges

For wildlife viewing the Skywalk (hanging bridges or suspended bridges), offers the best opportunities as often the ziplines are too fast and high for suitable wildlife viewing. You can do the Skywalk without the tram or ziplines and it is you choice if you want the guide (same price) but if you do want the guide there are usually two times a day available at 8.00am and 1.30pm (and sometimes at 10.30am).

The guided tour is about 2 hours and you do 5 bridges.


Monteverde Skytrek

Skywalk Monteverde


Guided Sky Walk: 7.30am, 10.30am and 1.00pm
Sky Tram & Sky Walk: 9.30am, 12.30pm and 3.00pm
Sky Tram, Sky Trek y Sky Walk: 7.30am ziplines (10.30am tram and trek). 10.30am ziplines (1.30pm tram and trek). 1.00pm ziplines (3.00pm tram and trek)

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There is also a hummingbird garden near the end of the suspension bridges trail, which attracts not only indigenous hummingbirds but other species as well

For an exciting and adrenaline filled Canopy tour, above and through the Monteverde cloud forest, try Sky Trek.... simply great Costa Rica Zipling here in Monteverde Costa Rica!



The Serpentarium (now called the Herpentario!): Snakes, Amphibians and Reptiles


The Serpentarium is run by the same owners of Skytrek and Skywalk and is located 300m from Santa Elena center (about 10 minute drive from Skytrek and Skywalk activities). Within its modern and spacious exhibition space, a natural environment has been created so that you can have a safe and wonderful opportunity to learn about the fauna of Costa Rica. Here you can view over 40 species of both poisonous and non-poisonous snakes, reptiles, frogs, lizards, iguanas, other amphibians, and some turtles.

Guided one hour tours are available.
The Serpentarium is open 8.30am-8.00pm everyday.




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