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Arenal Hanging Bridges Hiking Tour

San Carlos, Costa Rica

From USD 52.00

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 4 hours (approx.)
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English
  • Good for avoiding crowds


Explore a protected tropical rain forest on a half-day hanging bridges tour from La Fortuna, and hike a circuit that crosses a series of 15 bridges with extraordinary views of the jungle canopy. Watch for brilliant birds, monkeys, boars, and jewel-toned frogs as you follow your guide through the forest, and listen to the sounds of tropical birdsongs and trilling insects. Experience Costa Rica’s rich diversity and lush habitat in terrain that abuts the Arenal volcano, and discover a remarkable world hidden in thick rain forest canopy.
  • Get a firsthand look at Costa Rica's diverse ecosystem as you walk through the canopy
  • Traverse 15 bridges for incredible views of the rainforest
  • All entrance fees and light refreshments are included
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off by air-conditioned transportation is included
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What's Included

  • Bottled water
  • Snacks
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan with Wi-Fi
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

You can head directly to the meeting point, or request pickup

Meeting point

  • Casa Luna Hotel & Spa
    Diag. 301, Provincia de Alajuela, San Carlos, Costa Rica

    You must contact Ecoterra Costa Rica at least 24 hours before your activity date to confirm your reservation and arrange transportation

Pickup points

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End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

Pickup details

You must contact Ecoterra Costa Rica at least 24 hours before your activity date to confirm your reservation and arrange transportation

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Not recommended for child aged 4 and under
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travellers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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A must-do tour
Kailyn_A, Nov 2022
A must do tour! Our guide was so knowledgeable and brought this awesome binocular for us to see all these exotic animals.
Guide was very...
Erika_G, Mar 2022
Guide was very knowledgeable and went out of her way to find animals for us to see, she even brought a binocular. We really enjoy the tour thank you
Excellent Excursion
Pamela_B, Feb 2022
Daniella, our guide, was awesome. She patiently pointed out all wildlife and the scenery was spectacular!
Great Experience ! You have to try this !
Andrea_R, Jan 2022
Great experience! Alejandro was our tour guide and he took us on a great adventure. If you like to hike or willing to push yourself to do this endurance activity I suggest you do It. Don’t be scared take the risk because the views and fun is worth it! He is so knowledgeable and so nice ! They make sure you are following COVID protocols and they provided transportation to come get us to and from our Airbnb.
Great time
Taryn_S, Sept 2021
The rainforest was beautiful and our tour guide was friendly and very informative. I would definitely recommend it.
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Robert_G, Dec 2020
Our guide was great at spotting animals we otherwise would not have seen. The hanging bridges were fun and it’s a very scenic walk. Great tour!
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lois_p, Mar 2019
Such a wonderful, lush, alive forest! I overcame my fear of swinging bridges over deep ravines to have this experience and I am very glad I did. The animals and vegetation were spectacular and our guide was fabulous in spotting wildlife of interest and helping us get great photos.
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BRENDA_W, Jan 2019
The tour was excellent. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and passionate about his work. Highly recommend the tour.
This was a truly great tour. Gustavo...
David B, Feb 2018
This was a truly great tour. Gustavo is a wonderful, knowledgeable guide. The fauna and flora are outstanding. The park itself is very nice and very well maintained. One of the best tours we have had on our Costa Rica trip.
Our tour guide for our Hanging...
Eloise_P, Feb 2018
Our tour guide for our Hanging Bridges tour was excellent. He was very dynamic and enthusiastic about sharing his knowledge about the rain forest we were walking through. Having a guide is a very different experience from walking through the forest on your own. He explained so many details about the various trees, visitors could not possibly have gathered the information on their own. It was very fascinating. It was also very interesting walking along the various suspension bridges across the very deep gullies. Some were longer and swayed more than others and some relatively short. They provided a beautiful view of the forest. Though the walk was not especially challenging, it did require some endurance as there was a certain amount of climbing and descending along the paths. Though we encountered other visitors to the park, it was not crowded. Our guide carried a laser pointer which helped us locate what he was trying to bring to our attention when it was at a greater distance. Probably the highlight was seeing the large grouping of spider monkeys high in the canopy, swinging from tree to tree. Some were moms with babies hanging on for dear life! They were a beautiful rust colour. We watched them for some time. We also learned about insects, particularly cutter ants and their different functions. Some very interesting information was also provided on the symbiotic relationships between some birds and trees. All very interesting. At the culmination of our tour, we were offered watermelon, pineapple and biscuits before heading home. All was excellent and an unexpected treat. All in all, an excellent day.
We had a wonderful time on this...
Jacqueline F, Jan 2017
We had a wonderful time on this tour! Our guide was Andres and he was fantastic!! We signed up for the group tour but unexpectedly got our own private tour. Andres was extremely knowledgeable and friendly. He helped us take several great pictures. I would most definitely recommend this tour!!!
This was amazing! Our tour guide...
Kelly_H, Aug 2016
This was amazing! Our tour guide Miriljana was awesome...she pointed out things we would never have found or seen. Crossing the bridges was a little scary at first, but after a while, the view was more important than trying not to look down. Highly recommended. Our guide was through EcoTerra tours.
Beautiful park safe bridges and...
Rachel L, Nov 2015
Beautiful park safe bridges and knowledgeable guide. Unfortunately it downpoured for entire tour so not able to enjoy to the fullest.