Exhilirating Zip Line & Canopy Tours across the World

By Dian Hasan | June 7, 2009

tour-canopy-150x150_www.happytravelling.comThe popularity of Zip Line Tours, or also known as Canopy Tours, also known are gaining popularity across the world.  From Costa Rica to Canada, and Thailand to Tasmania, adventure seekers are now able to see the incredible biodiversity that exists at the top of trees. Flying 20 miles an hour over beautiful and complex ecosystems is a wonderful adventure and incredible learning experience.

header_video_wwwl.zipline.it_adrenaline1.    Adrenaline Xtreme Adventure, St. Vigil, Dolomites, Italy
Recognized as Europe’s longest, at 3 km, this is zip-line adventure to the extreme.  With breathtaking backdrop, immersed in the green heart of the Dolomites, fastened to a cable 100 meters above ground, sliding fast towards the valley, with the wind in your hair and your heartbeat going off the scale!! The most panoramic journey in Europe, nestled within the Dolomites in one of the most sought-after locations in the world for landscapes and nature parks. San Vigilio di Marebbe, an oasis of unspoilt nature: immersed within it you will experience a unique and unforgettable sense of excitement with drops 400 meters over 3 kms, the steepest in the world!! For booking info: Adrenaline Adventures

shapeimage_2_www.skyadventures.travel_zip line costa rica2.     Sky Trek, Monteverde, Costa Rica
Sky Trek is a system of zip lines ranging from mountain to mountain, which together have a distance of 2.5 miles of linear cable. The tour gives you the opportunity to fly through nature using a cable and have a unique experience of adventure and adrenaline at speeds up to 40 miles per hour with distances ranging up to 2,500 feet and heights of 524 feet. Additionally, there are 5 observation towers that exceed the cloud forest treetops affording magnificent panoramic views. The tour starts with the unique Sky Tram that leads up to the Continental Divide. For booking info: Sky Adventures

T4fX63cV_kipu falls_www.hawaiidiscount.com3.     Kipu Falls Zipline Trek, Kauai, Hawaii
Soar on zip-lines through the forest canopy high above rivers and waterfalls. The four zip lines are designed and operated according to the highest safety standards as set by the ACCT (Association for Challenge Course Technology). Each one is unique and with magnificent setting, such as Kipu Ranch, a 4,000 acre (1,600 sq. km) piece of paradise that has long been closed to the public. The lands run from the tall mountaintops of the jagged Hoary Head Range, through pastoral meadows and down to the edge of a lazy jungle stream. You’ll travel on private foot trails winding through exotic forests to reach stunning canyons and waterfalls. For booking info: Viator

 

46937892_zip line safari florida_www.orlandosentinel.com4.     Zip Line Safari, Florida Eco Safaris, Forever, Florida
The new Zip-line Safari will take you on a two and a half hour adventure like no other, reaching heights of 55 feet and speeds up to 25 mph.  You’ll sail above it all on this breathtaking aerial nature tour – a network of cables designed to send thrill-seekers flying through Pine Flatwoods and over wetlands, home to native Florida wildlife including alligators, black bears, white tail deer and the endangered Florida Panther.

Starting with a short hike along a scenic section of the Florida Trail, one of only eight National Scenic Trails in the US, as you head toward the launching point of the zip-line course. Led by an expert guide, you’ll “zip” among the trees from platform to platform along a system of seven high-tension cables. Adding to the adventure, the course includes two sky-bridges passing over a slough, a type of forested wetland. For booking info: Florida Eco Safaris

cabo-zip-line-16_www.cabozipline.com5.     Costa Azul Xtreme Canopy Tour, Los Cabos, Mexico
With more than 3 miles (4.8km) of zip-line cables strung high above the river canyon of Costa Azul and in the safety of your harness, you’ll experience adrenaline at its best! This exhilarating tour combines adventure, fun and excitement with breathtaking scenery from a bird’s eye view!  An adventure experience that completes your Los Cabos vacation. Departing from your Los Cabos hotel, you’ll be transferred to the Costa Azul Canyon. Upon arrival at Costa Azul, the friendly bilingual staff will briefly explain the zip lines, harnesses and other important safety information before your adventure begins! For booking info: Viator

Xcelerator_Outland Adventure_Phil6.     Xcelerator, Davao City, Philippines
Asia’s answer to superlative zip-line can be found in The Philippines, in the form of “The Xcelerator”. Billed as the continent’s longest, tallest, and fastest zip-line in Asia. Estimated to be around one kilometer in length. A truly dizzying experience awaits, as riders can choose from different positions, ie. Sitting, Inverted by their feet, or harnessed from their backs like Superman. For booking info: Outland Adventure

zip_lines_01_LRG_zip line dominica_www.tehrealdr.com7.     Wacky Rollers Adventure Park, Dominican Republic, The Caribbean
Add some pure adrenaline to your Dominican vacation when you book the Wacky Roller Adventure Park! Travel from tree to tree in your harness via the suspended platforms in the Dominican rainforest! Take the challenge and be rewarded with a refreshing drink served at the riverside bar! Only in Dominica will you experience something as fun and action packed as this! The Wacky Rollers Adventure Park is a survivor-like challenger course set in the natural rainforest in Dominica! For booking info: Viator

Amazonia Expeditions_www.perujungle.com8.     Amazonia Expeditions, Peru
With the longest zip-line canopy in all of Amazon, guests are hoisted 100 hundred feet above the ground into a large, emergent tree. Then, strapped into a rapeller’s harness, attached by carabiner to a tandem zip line of stainless steel aircraft cables, you are able to to travel through the air from one tree giant to another. The speed of one’s flight can be controlled by the user to soar rapidly, slow down, or stop to take pictures. In all, several old-growth emergent trees are used, with wooden platforms to allow one to stop and rest, studying the tree top life. For booking info: Amazonia Expeditions

zip_lining_winter_whistler_canada9.     Zipline Adventure, Whistler, British Columbia, Canada
Experience the exhilaration of flying as you glide along steel zip-lines, suspended high above the breathtaking white-water river that divides the Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains. Your tour provides a discovery of mountain ecology that combines adventure with environmental education! The tour area lies nestled in the valley between Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains and covers over 33 acres (11 hectares) of land including areas of untouched, ancient coastal temperate rainforest. While not guaranteed, wildlife are commonly seen including bears, lynx, deer, owls, grouse and squirrels. For booking info: Viator

large_ocho rios zip line jamaica_chukkacanopy.shoreadventuers,. et10.  Jamaican Canopy Tour from Ocho Rios, Jamaica, The Caribbean
Fly like a bird through the trees and jungle canopy in Jamaica! At some parts of the tour, you’ll catch a glimpse of the Caribbean Sea. Soar over the spectacular jungle canopy of Cranbrook Flower Forest on nine thrilling zip-line traverses. This exhilarating adventure includes a nature walk through a lush jungle of flowering trees and an adrenaline-fueled trip across the canopy! For booking info: Viator

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