Hiking through the rain forest may be one of the most beautiful hikes I’ve ever done, and the hanging bridge tour at Sky Adventures gives a unique perspective of the forest.
The hike is about 3 miles. It is up and down stairs on a defined but rocky and uneven path. There are five bridges you cross, and the path takes you by several waterfalls. At least three of the bridges are longer suspension bridges high up in the rain forest canopy. On a cloudy day, it feels like you are walking straight into the clouds. At times, you may not even be able to see the other side of the bridge.
This is a guided hanging bridge tour, and can take awhile if you have a large group. They typically say it takes 3 hours to walk the three mile pathway. There are bathrooms halfway through the hike and a water fountain.
Physical and age limitations
We were able to do this tour with our infant. We just wore her in a carrier. This hike is a bit more strenuous than the zip-lining. Wearing your baby (which would be the only way to do this with an infant) definitely requires being in decent physical shape. If you do not regularly workout, I would not recommend this excursion with small children. With that said, we had no problem with it. So if you are adventurous and in decent shape, GO FOR IT! It was beautiful and you get to see so much of the rain forest and natural vegetation this way.
A few recommendations if you are going to do the hanging bridge tour: hiking shoes, a raincoat and/or umbrella, and mosquito spray are a must. You may also want to bring a water bottle and a light snack. (I personally love this water bottle because it keeps your drink cold for 24 hours.) If you are hiking with a baby or toddler in tow, bring a bottle or sippy cup and possibly a snack for them as well.
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