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“Up UP and Away!”

Parque Nacional Braulio Carrillo
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Rainforest Adventure Atlantic Aerial Tram Tour
Ranked #17 of 119 things to do in San Jose
Certificate of Excellence
Boise, Idaho
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150 reviews
58 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
“Up UP and Away!”
Reviewed 6 May 2014

I'm not sure if the rain forest aerial tram is actually inside the park or on the edge of the park, but regardless -- it's a must-do when in this area of Costa Rica. Access is right on the road driving through the park so you can't miss it. We visited two aerial trams while in Costa Rica -- this one, and one on the Pacific side. This one was the best. Brand new trams, excellent guides, incredible vistas, so peaceful, a decent number of animal sightings and a nice jungle walk too. Oh, they also have a butterfly exhibit where you actually see them emerge from their cocoons! For the thrill-seekers, there are zip-line rides located at the entrance into the road to the aerial tram. We didn't participate but the jungle in this area is so beautiful I can just imagine the zip-line would be stellar. No wonder it's rated one of the country's top attractions,

Visited March 2014
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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“Butterfly Farm”
Reviewed 17 April 2014

Worth the trip for the Aerial Tram with guide and tour of the butterfly and frog garden. We had great weather with wonderful views. Guide was knowledgeable and made it interesting.

Visited March 2014
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Saint John, Canada
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“Braulio Carrillo National Park”
Reviewed 17 March 2014

We went on the Aerial Tram with a guide and a tour of the butterfly and frog garden. We really enjoyed the guided tour and the view. The tram ride was quite long and has a cover to aid with sunlight/ rain. I highly recommend having a guide , as they not only educate they also see some things that you would otherwise miss .For example ,we enjoyed a rare sighting of a Tapir, unfortunately, my photo is only of the ‘hind’ end, of this large mammal, before entering the nearby brush. The butterfly garden and frog gardens are very small, although we enjoyed the personal time with the butterflies. The guide showed us the life cycles of the butterfly and we saw one coming out of the cocoon. The park has both Primary and Secondary rainforests. As with all of the parks, it is best to go very early in the morning for seeing wildlife. I recommend visiting Bureilla Carrillo National Park and the beautiful gift shop!

Visited February 2014
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San Jose, C.R.
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12 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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“Braulio Park”
Reviewed 13 March 2014

Worth a day trip to take a look around and see what there is to see. There are some interesting things there.

Visited April 2013
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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“Fun hike in the remote rainforest.”
Reviewed 10 March 2014

My wife and I hiked the two trails from the ranger station, a 1.6 km and a 1.0 km trail. It took us a couple hours. This area is very remote, so there is some good wildlife to be seen here. Unfortunately the ranger did not speak any English but he was a nice guy, gave us brochures, charged us $8 apiece and sent us on our way. He also showed us a bunch or orb weaver spiders that are all over the station buildings, like dozens!

The trails are probably considered moderate hiking, definitely not wheelchair accessible. It felt good to be out in the rainforest and not close to any city or town. On our hike we saw a 2 foot lizard, a collared peccary, several birds including orioles and warblers, numerous moths and butterflies, and a mantled howler monkey, my wife's favorite. I was actually expecting to see more wildlife, but was happy nonetheless. Go here to get away from the hustle and bustle of the San Jose city area.

Visited February 2014
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