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MIAMI (July 8, 2010) – Even if beating your chest is not your thing, you can still earn your eco-warrior stripes in the rainforest at any of Rain Forest Aerial Trams’ five parks in Jamaica, Costa Rica (Atlantic and Pacific), St. Lucia and Dominica. Fly through the treetops on zip lines, cross over vast river gorges or trek completely off-path into the heart of the wilderness. Afterwards, you can wash it all down with a shot of rainforest education, which leaves a surprisingly positive aftertaste!
Costa Rica Pacific – Zip Line
Soar over the treetops for a bird’s eye-view of the Costa Rican rainforest on a breathtaking zip line ride! Here, 15 platforms and 10 cables – five of them over 200 meters long (656 ft.) – move you through the treetops at thrilling speeds. Soak in the beauty of the rainforest canopy and watch the Pacific Ocean flashing by. This tropical paradise is located just outside the beach town of Jacó, on the Central Pacific Coast.
Costa Rica Atlantic – Corinto River Trek
Get lost! This steep, yet rewarding 4-5 hour hike at Rain Forest Aerial Trams Costa Rica Atlantic is a challenge even for fit travelers. It’s well worth the effort to explore the untouched primary rainforest. Spy on monkeys as they swing freely through the treetops. Rest on the Corinto River banks for lunch and gather your strength for the exciting—though muddy—145-meter descent. No need to worry, though—your guide stresses safety above all else. Visit the park near San José, in the heart of Braulio Carrillo National Park.
St. Lucia – Adrena Line
The brand new Adrena Line at Rainforest Sky Rides St. Lucia is not for the faint of heart. Scramble across Floating Stairs past Eagle’s Claw, zip through the canopy from tree to tree with 18 platforms, swing from the Tarzan Swing onto Tarantula’s Nest, then rappel down on the Boa Rappel to the terra firma.. Then it’s time to catch your breath. It’s all nestled within the St. Lucia highland community of Chassin.
Dominica – Suspension Bridge
This adventure at Rain Forest Aerial Trams Dominica is for all ages. Set in the Morne Trois Pitons National Park, a UNESCO Natural World Heritage Site, the Aerial Tram lifts you high into the mountains. Then it’s time to hold on tight as you cross the 492-foot Suspension Bridge, spanning the 300 ft. Breakfast River Gorge. Cloud-shrouded mountains create a mystical backdrop for palms, tree ferns, bromeliads and waterfalls. The Chatannier Nature Trail follows, leading back to the aerial tram.
Jamaica – Rainforest Bobsled
The Olympic spirit of the famed Jamaican Bobsled team lives: visit Rainforest Adventures at Mystic Mountain in Ocho Rios to experience an exhilarating bobsled run—without an inch of snow! Bobsled Jamaica whips riders through a 3,280-foot track, similar to a rollercoaster with its twists and turns. On a lucky day, you can catch a glimpse of Usain Bolt, Jamaican sprinter and three-time Olympic gold medalist, who visits the park often.
Recommended clothing for all these adventures includes walking/hiking shoes (no sandals or flip flops allowed for trails), suntan lotion, rain protection, insect repellent, camera, binoculars, travel credentials for duty free shopping, and shorts or trousers.
For information or reservations at Rain Forest Aerial Trams, call US/Canada toll-free 1-866-759-8726 or visit www.rainforest-adventures.com
About Rain Forest Aerial Trams
The original Rain Forest Aerial Tram Atlantic was established in 1994 in Costa Rica by H.J. Von der Goltz, a visionary and nature lover. It was the first operation of its kind anywhere in the world, with a unique requirement: it had to be built in the middle of 1,200 acres of dense jungle without impacting the forest. Today, five Rain Forest Aerial Trams located in Costa Rica (Pacific and Atlantic), Saint Lucia, Dominica and Jamaica, serve as wildlife reserves and ecotourism attractions. The exceptional combination of attractions such as the Tram ride, Bobsled and Zip Line plus the experience, training and commitment of a multi-lingual and naturalist guides guarantees an educational, adventurous and unforgettable experience for guests. www.rainforest-adventures.com