|Selvatura Hanging Bridges and Walkways
This activity is a combination of suspension bridges and platforms built in the Cloud Forest that offers you an opportunity to explore the forest canopy in a safe and easy manner.
The tour that offers the best forest is called Selvatura, since it is located adjacent to the Santa Elena Cloud Forest Reserve.
Selvatura's Treetop Walkways is a 1.9 mile (approximately 3 kilometer ) trail that winds amidst the Cloud Forest, in which visitors will walk across eight different bridges of various lengths ranging between 150 feet ( 50 meters ) and 510 feet ( 170 meters ) with altitudes ranging between 36 feet ( 12 meters ) up to 180 feet ( 60 meters ) above the forest and small rivers. Each of the bridges feature a five foot width, the widest ones in the country, and also a capacity of up to 80 people per bridge, making them both the longest and strongest bridge system in Costa Rica. The treetop walkways are suitable for people of all ages and physical condition. Guided and self guided tours may be booked in advance, and the duration of the tour is usually between 1.5 and 2 hours. Between each bridge you walk and explore the forest at ground level on trails that are well maintained. So with this tour you have the opportunity to enjoy the cloud forest from eye level to bird level. One advantage of the suspended bridges is that you will be able to see up close, the variety of vegetation that lives in harmony on the trees who serve as "hosts" for numerous orchids, bromeliads, ferns, moss and vines. By having the opportunity to be so close to these host trees you can experience close-up, the amazing biodiversity and understand how the Cloud Forest truly is co-dependent. In addition to the pleasure of walking through the forest the hanging bridges give you a special insight into how the forest works.
Selvatura also operates a very fun and exciting Canopy tour which you can combine with the Hanging Bridges tour if you desire. In addition, Selvatura provides free transportation to and from almost every Monteverde area hotel. The hours are from 8:00am to 4:00 pm every day.
Prices for the treetop walkways tour are $20.00 for adults, $15.00 for students (bring your ID) and $10.00 for children under 18. For the combination Canopy Tour and Hanging Bridges the package price is $55.00 for adults, $40.00 for students, and $30.00 for children under 18. Transport pickup times are approximately: 8:00Am, 10:30Am, 12:30Pm, and 2:00PM depending on the hotel you are staying at.
Request a tour using reservation request form here
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Please include, Date and time of tour you desire, Type of tour, Hanging Bridges, Canopy Tour or combination tour. The hotel you are staying at for transportation pick-up, and the number of adults, students or children. Your tour will be confirmed and we will send you a printable voucher which you can keep for reference. Simply pay in cash or Visa or Mastercard the day of the trip when you check-in. You will love Selvatura!!