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“Great for the whole family”

The Original Canopy Tour
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Canopy Tour in Monteverde
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 22 April 2014

My 9-year old daughter had one thing on her agenda for our trip to Costa Rica - Ziplining. We were considering a more "extreme" version, but our hotel recommended OCT as a better choice for families. I'm so glad we went with them--we did the 7:30 am tour and were the only four there (2 adults, 2 kids ages 9 and 10). Our guides were Johnny, Jose and Jose. They were fun, but we felt very safe and secure the whole time. The Tarzan swing was the first thing--I think I would have liked it better if I had been a little more "warmed up" on a couple zip lines, but it was great fun. The last two long runs are great--very scenic. Definitely recommend, especially with kids or if you've never zip-lined before.

Tips - wear longs pants, or at least longer shorts, even if it's warm out. The harness straps pretty tightly around your legs and wouldn't feel good on bare skin. And go on the earliest tour--we were the only ones there and it wasn't hot yet!

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Reviewed 16 April 2014

Wonderful experience on the zip line. First time doing this went well with great guides. Very scenic There is a photographer that will take your pictures. I did not do the Tarzan swing but it did look fun. Take a chance you will enjoy it.

Thank hope122
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Reviewed 15 April 2014

We zipped at Original Canopy in Monteverde and at SkyTrek in Arenal. Both were fun, but they were two very different experiences. After doing both, my family (2 teen boys and 2 parents) all preferred Original Canopy. We liked the more personal experience at OCT. We were the only ones in our time slot, so our family of 4 got a private tour. We liked the experience of zipping through the canopy. Each zip line seemed different, and the tarzan swing and hollow tree hike really added a lot. Be aware that you do some hiking at Original Canopy. Not anything very long (longest was a little over 10 minutes) but some of the trails are steep. For us, the hiking added to our appreciation of the beautiful location. At Sky Trek in Arenal, we felt it was more like a thrill ride at a theme park. Wait your turn, zip, wait again. Still very fun, but a very different experience.

Thank Michiganl_Fan_
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Reviewed 12 April 2014

Really nice people from original canopy tour, they take pictures with our cameras during the tour. It is not so scary like another companies in Monteverde and all the time through the jungle. On the last 2 station we can see beautiful view to Pazifik. We have been 5 people on this tour!
Thanks a lot for this nice tour!!!

Thank takvor
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Reviewed 7 April 2014

My wife and I just had the pleasure of going on this Tour. We have done many "zip lines " on excursions from the Cruises we have been on and this is one of the best. Great Staff and very safe. You are truly going thru the jungle and it was Great!! Highly recommended

Thank CaptainRon814
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