If you’ve always wanted to take to the skies and fly—be it with a secure zip line and holster—zip lining might be the adrenaline rush you ordered. Zip liners fly on a metal cable that stretches far off into the deep blue yonder at speeds up to 100-miles-per-hour. Of course, if you’re brave enough to peek, you’ll catch a bird’s eye view of some of the most picturesque scenes—as you soar over rain forests, rivers, volcanoes, mountains, and ancient ruins.
Here are the most extreme zip lines in the world…
1. Arenal Volcano Park, Costa Rica
I can personally attest to the open-air, jaw-dropping experience that zips you over Costa Rica’s Arenal Volcano Park. The two-mile rush goes zoom over the rain forest, Arenal Lake, and Arenal Volcano (it’s still active, but it hasn’t erupted since 1984). You might even catch a glimpse of birds and monkeys jumping across trees, and if that’s not thrilling enough for you, you can opt for a nighttime zip line experience.