Tree Top Trekking/Canopy Tour
Did you ever wonder what the jungle and other similar areas look like from a different perspective, as in from the top down? And by different we mean monkeys, birds, and similar species that have the advantage of seeing things from the top? If you have ever wanted to see things from that perspective, perhaps tree top trekking/canopy touring is the thing for you. Not only is this form of adventure a lot of fun, but it's highly educational as well.
Anywhere in the World
As you can probably imagine, you don't need to go very far in the world to find lots of canopy growth. It's as common in the United States as it is in other parts of the world, although probably not occupying as much total area. As a result, you can enjoy the fun of tree top trekking/canopy tour close to home as well as you can in faraway places. The easiest way to get involved in these activities is to find a company that sponsors trips and specializes in these sorts of adventures. These tree trekking adventures are available practically everywhere in the world, from the outskirts of Los Angeles to Costa Rica. Where your adventure takes you is completely up to you. The price for all this fun also varies considerably, although most of them don't include airfare for trip. That you have to arrange on your own.
But what is Tree Top Trekking?
To begin a tree top trek, you start in a forest of some type, the thicker the better. This might be a wild forest, or just a forest like environment that is located in a zoo or similar spot. You are outfitted with a helmet and other protective gear, then you are hoisted to the uppermost reaches of the trees where you are usually provided with a platform or other stationary location. This is usually exciting enough, but then you start to move, which is a total adrenaline rush. Then, in some manner or another you will traipse from tree to tree enjoying the splendors of nature. In some areas the primary attraction is the wildlife. In others, the primary attraction is the trees and other flora. There are usually periodic places along your tree top route where you can take pictures, so be sure to bring a camera.
Some commercial companies make zip lines and other modes of transportation available which makes for even more fun for participants. Make sure that you block out all kinds of time to enjoy the trip since these adventures can take anywhere from an hour or two to several hours to complete. You can be assured, however, that you will have probably never have had so much fun in your life.