San Jose

Zip Line La Carpintera. Half day Tour ZipLine+ Rappel +hiking in San Jose

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Zip Line La Carpintera Half day Tour ZipLine Rappel hiking
  • 3 hours
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Adventure-loving travelers won’t want to miss this combined zip lining, rappelling, and hiking tour. The Carpintera Hills are close to San Jose and offer the easiest way to go zip lining from the capital. Glide through the forest canopy on steel cables strung between 19 platforms. Rappel from as high as 130 feet. Enjoy the forest views along the way and look out for birds and animals.
  • A fun activity for friends or families
  • Keep an eye out for sloths and colorful rainforest birds
  • Immerse yourself in the beautiful landscape while having fun
  • Carpintera Hills is near San Jose; make your own way there

What's Included

  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Canopy Equipment
  • Policies
  • Lunch
  • Private transportation

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Vía a Iztarú, Provincia de Cartago, San Rafael, Costa Rica

    We are located in Costa Rica, Cartago, Tres Ríos; 20 minutes (11km) from San José You will need to arrive to our facilities by yourself (car, taxi or uber.). GPS coordenates: LAT 9º 53´ 44.89´´ N. LONGITUDE 83º 58´ 03´´W. Google Maps, Waze : Canopy la Carpintera UBER: La Carpintera Canopy Tour

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Not recomended for travelers with bones problems like osteoporosis
  • Not recommended for travelers that had recent surgeries.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers

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 canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Featured review
Diego and Danny were excellent guides! We had such an amazing time and definitely recommend this tour to others!


267 reviews
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Great zip line
Lidia_G, Apr 2024
Beautiful place. Friendly staff. Diego spoke perfect English. My son really enjoyed it and I and glad I walked the trail even though it wasn’t easy for me. Beautiful forest. The restaurant is very nice.
Great Experience and Good Exercise
Faleisha_C, Apr 2024
Such a wonderful experience but definitely be prepared to hike! The tour guides were awesome and was very patient with my 10 year old. We had an amazing time!
Zipline Tour
Natalia_M, Apr 2024
Diego, Dylan and Leo were fantastic! Making everyone feel comfortable through the tour! Beautiful views and fun ziplining!
Ian and Diego provided a...
Bethany_A, Mar 2024
Ian and Diego provided a safe and fun experience throughout the excursion by creating conversation, cracking jokes, and emphasizing the importance of safety. 10/10 would go again. The rest of the crew was clear with instructions and examples.
Lynn_f, Mar 2024
Myself and my sister undertook this adventure. What an amazing experience it was such fun and very well managed. The guides did brilliant at sharing their experience and safety. Thank you 100 % recommended this, well worth the moeny
5 stars worth of zip lining.
Jose_M, Mar 2024
Diego, Leo, and Danny did a marvelous job of explaining all the details. Going over safety protocols. Making sure we understood everything to ensure the best experience possible. They were friendly and while guiding you, they allowed you to feel comfortable in riding the zip lines. The zip lines were long enough to enjoy and see beautiful views. Great group of people over there. Would recommended always 10/10 Diego, Leo y Danny hicieron un trabajo maravilloso al explicar todos los detalles. Repasando protocolos de seguridad. Asegurándonos de que entendimos todo para garantizar la mejor experiencia posible. Fueron amables y mientras te guiaban, te permitieron sentirte cómodo montando las tirolesas. Las tirolesas fueron lo suficientemente largas para disfrutar y ver hermosas vistas. Gran grupo de gente allí. Lo recomendaría siempre 10/10
Spring break 2024
Alicia_L, Mar 2024
Wonderful time on this adventure!! Would definitely do it again!! The guides were very knowledgeableand helpful throughout the entire experience.
Fun zipling your close to San jose!
Gina_W, Mar 2024
Did the tour with my family of 5: ages of kids ranging from 8 years to 14 years old. We all had a great time!!! The tour we booked was through Viator and it said it started at 12:30pm when in fact it started at 1pm. So we just got there early and waited in the restaurant which is the meeting point. The actual tour starts out with a 20 min hike up the mountain carrying your own gear. This is not for the faint of heart…it’s literally stairs straight up. Definitely not recommended for anybody who is out of shape. With that said, the guides made sure that everybody made it up and we all started at the same time with an initial orientation. So no point in trying to be the first one up :) by the time everybody got up it was about 2pm before we got all of our gear on, given the instructions and started zipping. Won’t ruin the surprises but was a lot of fun and the guides made sure to make us feel safe all along the way, including my little one who was 8 years old. There were 2-3 zip lines where he wasn’t heavy enough so a guide went with him.
The Best Around
Jacob_F, Mar 2024
Danny and Diego are the best guides anyone could ask for. They ensure everyone is well prepared and safety is their number one priority. Highly recommend this for people of all ages and they will go out of their way to make sure your kid has an unforgettable experience. Would come back and do this again without a doubt. The best bang for your buck and especially if staying in San Jose. Perfect for solo travelers as well, they communicated instructions in both English and Spanish. Don’t hesitate and book this trip, you will not regret it.
Great experience!
Alexandria_M, Mar 2024
Great experience! The hiking was a little challenging for me, however I am out of shape lol. The views were great, the guides were great and it was just an overall good time.
Wonderful! Go on this one for sure. OTHERS JUST DON'T COMPARE!
Jeanette_M, Mar 2024
Super fantastic! I will talk about this experience for years. It was 10 star (why stop at 5 stars when they deserve more) adventure from start to finish. You get so much more than you pay for. The guides were so patient with my took her double the time to get up the mountain. Lol. Not because the activity is hard or anything....we are just super slow. AND they were super patient. Not one time did we feel rushed. They encouraged us all the way. Smiles, laughs, jokes, and hand holding. This experience was so cool that I couldn't wait to review it (now who does that?). We are definitely happy customers. The views from the mountain was amazing! Pictures and smiles from ear to ear. It was our dinner and breakfast conversation for anyone who would listen. Keep this tour as an option! If my legs weren't so tired, I'd do it again today 😆. Thank you, Diego, Ema, and Lil ( I hope I spelled their names correctly). ❤️
Worth every penny
Sasha_D, Mar 2024
Great day out, very good length of tour, instructors were brilliant and put you at ease. Highly recommend
Thandiwe_L, Feb 2024
Danny and Dylan were the BEST tour guides ever!!! This was my first time zip lining and they were so professional!! They gave us such a memorable and exciting experience! I LOVED THIS PLACE SO MUCH!!! Met some amazing people as well! HAD SOOOOOOO MUCH FUN!!!!!!!!! OMG PLEASE BOOK THEM !! when I come back to Costa Rica I will come back !!! Visiting from Atlanta, Georgia!! :)
Over all it was great....
Ahmet_M, Feb 2024
Over all it was great. Diego and Amenual were awesome 👌 I recommend Zip line Lacarpintera to the people friends who wsnt to enjoy the view and the adventure 😀
Great time!
Andrea_M, Feb 2024
We had a great time on this tour! Our guides were helpful but also really fun to hang out with. They also took videos and photos for us. The hike up is a little strenuous so I’m glad I read the reviews beforehand but worth it and we would definitely recommend again. There’s an area to picnic before or after but we ate lunch at the steakhouse restaurant where you meet at and it was really great and a nice way to relax after the adventure.
Best Guides & Best Experience
Steven_R, Feb 2024
Amazing experience that I would highly recommend. Guides Danny and Dillon were fun, entertaining yet kept safety in mind.
Pura Vida! Canopy Tour
Steven_W, Feb 2024
Diego and Danny were excellent guides! We had such an amazing time and definitely recommend this tour to others!
Worth the trek up !!!
Elyce_V, Jan 2024
The initial hike up to the top of the canopy was BRUTAL but wow so so worth it. There guides were all so kind and funny and made the experience so much better. The weather was beautiful and the views were incredible. Highly recommend!!!
Exhilarating zip line experience close to San Jose
Diana_A, Jan 2024
Be prepared to walk up steps at varying heights up to 24 inches high for about 30 minutes before your first zip-line. The equivalent of 22 flights of stairs. Once there you will have an amazing time zip lining through the trees. The guides were amazing, fun and helpful. Keep your eyes open for sloths and butterflies as well as the valley view and flowers. The guides will take one of your group’s phone so the can video the group zip-line if through the course. Overall a great 5 star experience well worth the price so close to town. Thank you Ema, Dylan and crew. Remember to tip the crew at the end. One or two more more zip-lines would be great to get to the bottom. 😉
Go to this place ASAP for ziplining
Amadin_I, Jan 2024
Wanted to go to ziplining on my solo trip and randomly find this activity on viator with good reviews. They weren’t lying. The guides I had Ema, Danny, and Dylan were fantastic and entertaining to be around. Made you feel comfortable even if it’s your first time ziplining. I rec this place to everyone to have fun and see a beautiful scenery of san jose on the highest mountain.

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