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We choose to go to the canopy tour at Selvatura (www.selvatura.com). At first I wasn't sure about the idea of hanging from a thin ribbon suspended from a wire that is stretched several hundreds of feet high across jungle valleys and then literally sliding down the wire at about 40 miles per hour, possibly in the middle of a tropical rain shower. 
The tour consisted of 14 platforms on some of the largest trees connected by stainless steel cables. The total length of the tour is 1.8 miles (3 kilometers) cruising through altitudes of up to 300 feet (100 meters). The whole thing was completely in the rain forest.
 If you want to see  small movie of Selvatura, including the canopy tour just click here. 

It was awesome!!!

Here we are suiting up

Below is a picture of Colin starting to cross one of the bigger valleys. It is hard to imagine how far away the end is and how high above the valley you are. You control your speed with nothing but your strong hand and a leather glove. The lines are mostly designed so that you actually don't slow down until the very very end.

Here you can see Colin about 1/3 of the way across.

Jessica Zipping

In the pictures below I am approaching a landing platform.

Here you see Nevada at the starting point where you hook up for each line. In this picture you can see the equipment you use. A few straps and a leather glove.

We got to try swinging on a very high rope. They called it the Tarzan swing.

Highly recommended.

The next day we moved on towards the Selva Verde Lodge in the Caribbean lowland area, closer to where Ali was studying. It was much more humid with different wildlife.

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