The Rain Forest Aerial Tram is a unique ecotourism
and research facility which opened in October of 1994.
Visitors from around the world ride the
Tram on a fascinating excursion
through the rain forest canopy and its
hanging gardens of plants and animals
hidden at the tops of tall tropical trees.
Home to two-thirds of all rain forest
species, the rain forest canopy is a
little-known world of tremendous beauty
and extraordinary biological diversity. Our park,
(adjacent to Braulio Carillo National Park and only
an hour from San Jose), possesses one of the richest
canopy communities in the world.
The canopy is full of both known and unknown plant
and animal species. Visitors will be able to see
canopy life close-up for the first time, and
scientists will discover new things about the ecology
of the rain forest. Due to its inaccessibility, little
scientific work has been done concerning life in the tops of tropical trees.
The tram, by being the best access tool in the world, has become a center for
canopy exploration and research.