Do you love finding adventure on your travels? Are you looking to get your adrenaline flowing? Sounds like you need to take on one of these zip lines. I asked my fellow travel bloggers which zip lines stood out to them during their travels to help create this list of 30 amazing zip lines around the world.
- 1 Zip World Velocity 2 – Snowdonia, Wales
- 2 Cola de Mono – Peru
- 3 Dahilayan Adventure Park – Bukidnon, Philippines
- 4 Constance Ephelia Resort – Mahe Island, Seychelles
- 5 Tirolesa – Pedra Bela, Brazil
- 6 Tiabino Zip Line – Antique, Philippines
- 7 Zambezi River – Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
- 8 Cetina Canyon – Omis, Croatia
- 9 Mishima Skywalk – Shizuoka, Japan
- 10 Dragon Breath Flight Line – Labadee, Haiti
- 11 Daintree Forest – Queensland, Australia
- 12 Angkor Zip Line – Siem Reap, Cambodia
- 13 Sonoma Canopy Tours – California, USA
- 14 Miss Sky Canopy Tour – Nosara, Costa Rica
- 15 Flying Fox – Jodhpur, India
- 16 Tree Top Canopy Tour – Malolotja, Eswatini
- 17 Uma Falls – Hawaii’s Big Island, USA
- 18 Ziptrek Ecozip – Queenstown, New Zealand
- 19 Mayon Volcano – Legazpi, Philippines
- 20 The Migra Zip Line – Migra Fehra, Malta
- 21 Selvatura Adventure Park – Monteverde, Costa Rica
- 22 The Gibbon Experience – Huay Xai, Laos
- 23 Niagara Falls – Ontario, Canada
- 24 Juramento River – Salta, Argentina
- 25 Louisville Mega Caverns – Kentucky, USA
- 26 The Flying Fox – Bhopal, India
- 27 Bastimentos Sky Zipline Canopy Tour – Docas de Toro, Panama
- 28 The Zip Flyer – Pokhara, Nepal
- 29 Slotzilla Downtown Vegas – Nevada, USA
Zip World Velocity 2 – Snowdonia, Wales
Recommended by Curious Claire
Number 1 on the list had to be Zip World’s Velocity 2 zip line. Located in Snowdonia in North Wales, this is the fastest zip line in the world, reaching speeds of over 100 miles per hour! The zip line over the Penryhn quarry is 1555 metres long which also makes it Europe’s longest zip line.
Before you take on the big zip line, there is a smaller one first to warm up with. This is one is great to get you ready to take on the bigger zip line. What I loved about this zip line is that due to its length, you stay up long enough to take in the views of the surrounding area.
While in Snowdonia don’t forget to check out Zip World’s other adventure activities including their underground trampolining park and the newest attraction Plummet 2 where thrill seekers plummet 100 ft through a trapped door.
Cola de Mono – Peru
Recommended by Ariana from World of Travels with Kids
The Cola de Mono Zip line in Peru is the highest – and longest – zip line in South America. It goes without saying that it blows your mind – or at least, it did for me. So much for sailing through the canopy like on a typical zip line, at the Cola de Mono you quite literally leap out into nothing as you zip over rocky river canyons at a rate of 60km/hr.
Cola de Mono (meaning tail of the monkey in Spanish) is for those who truly love adrenaline. Located at Santa Theresa, it is located close to Machu Picchu, and yet it feels like it is on another planet. Easily accessible for those finishing the epic Salkantay trek, Cola de Mono is for those who really like to get their hearts pumping. As such the stats mention that there are over 2500m of cables and the highest point is a whopping 150m above the river below.
Cola de Mono is not for someone attempting their first zip line, it is for those that really truly like a challenge.
Dahilayan Adventure Park – Bukidnon, Philippines
Recommended by Katherine from Tara Lets Anywhere
If you’re on the lookout for an amazing zipline experiences, make sure to try the dual zipline located in Dahilayan Adventure Park located in the province of Bukidnon, Philippines. This dual zipline is considered the longest in Asia, at about 840 meters long with a drop of 100 meters.
To try out this ride, you need to ride a safari cruiser which will take you to the launch tower at 4500 ASL. There will be staff waiting to give you instructions and secure your safety gear. It can be scary at the beginning especially if you’re not used to ziplining at tall heights, but a few seconds after launching you’ll get to appreciate cruising across a virgin forest canopy at about 60-80 kph. It’s an exhilarating experience as you get to see a bird eye’s view of the surrounding nature. The ride lasts about a minute in total.
Of course, don’t forget to take an action camera with you!
The dual zipline costs P500 ($10). The park also offers packages if you want to try out different rides such as the dropzone freefall ride or ropes course. There are also accommodations available in the park if you wish to stay overnight.
To get to Dahilayan Nature Park, you’ll need to take a local flight to Cagayan de Oro City and from there drive for 2 hours to reach the park.
Constance Ephelia Resort – Mahe Island, Seychelles
Recommended by Nabiha from Verses by a Voyager
Seychelles is considered as a land of beautiful beaches. However, this archipelago of 115 islands offer some amazing adventurous activities too and one of these is the zip line at the Constance Ephelia resort in Mahe Island, one of the luxurious resorts on the island. This activity is offered by a company called SMAC adventures and they offer other adventurous activities as well. There are a total of eight zip lines which take you through the forest at a height of 85-120 metres. Seychelles has the Rocky Mountains and zip lining between those mountains through green forests is a must-do experience. The area surrounding the Constance Ephelia Resort is very beautiful. It has turquoise blue sea and green trees which makes the hike up the mountain for the zip lining, very pleasant. Children as young as 5 years of age are also allowed to zip line there and the safety measures are excellent. People in groups of 8 are taken for the zip lines. The cost of this activity is 65 USD for one person. During the summertime, when Seychelles gets huge number of tourists, this activity is very popular on the island and therefore should be booked in advance as it tends to get closed very quickly.
Tirolesa – Pedra Bela, Brazil
Recommended by Bruna from I Heart Brazil
On an easy day trip from Sao Paulo, the little town of Pedra Bela boasts Brazil’s longest zip line. While the town is not the first place that comes to people’s minds when looking for a spot to practice adventure sports, this zip line is well worth the trip.
Pedra Bela is located about 73 miles north of the capital of the state and is within a 2-hour drive. Easy-peasy. After adventure seekers arrive in this small city, they have to climb the hill, which gave the name to the town, Pedra Bela. Well, climbing this rock is a breathtaking experience not because it has lots of steps, but because the view is picturesque. While there, take in the view of the green-hued fields dotted with trees that surround the region. It’s beautiful!
After some moment of relaxation, it’s time to get the adrenaline pumping. This exhilarating experience starts at the height of 820 ft and travels well over 1.3 miles, making it the longest zip line in the country. Also, be prepared for sliding down at a speed of 67 mph.
It might be nothing compared to some absurdly long zip lines out there, but it’s a unique experience nevertheless.
Tiabino Zip Line – Antique, Philippines
Recommended by Daniele from Cycloscope
Panay is mainly known as the gate to Boracay island, the most famous tourist destination in the Philippines. But Panay itself, the sixth largest island in the Philippines, is a stunning place worth exploring.
One of the highlights of Panay is undoubtedly the province of Antique, in the west of the island. The lush mountainous landscape, carved by green rice terraces, irrigation canals, streams, and waterfalls, is complemented by two paradisiac offshore islands.
The 1km long (two ways) zip line, is an absolute must-do in the Antique Province of Panay. It gives you one of the best views possible above this incredibly green landscape – kind of like a drone-view but in person, not through a screen, and while going at about 50km/h down a zipline.
You should definitely include Panay and the Tiabiao zipline in Antique in your itinerary if you happen to be backpacking or cycling around the Philippines. You can combine the zipline with a hike to the nearby waterfalls, where you can refresh and rinse your sweat in deep and clear pools, or even go on a two nights hike and see five more gorgeous waterfalls!
Zambezi River – Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
Recommended by Chrisoula from Travel Passionate
Is there a better way to experience Victoria Falls and the Zambezi River than by ziplining across it at 106km/h?! I’m not sure!
Suspended 120m above the flowing Zambezi River lies the longest zipline in the world, an incredible 425m-long route from one side of the river to the other. This once-in-a-lifetime activity is an adrenaline junkie’s dream with an absolutely breath-taking view to boot!
Thankfully, almost anyone (12+) can experience this trip of a lifetime, with the professional team on hand to make sure everyone feels comfortable and ready to enjoy the thrill of the ride. You’ll be harnessed up to the pulley system before being left in gravity’s hands as you take the leap of faith off the edge. From here you’ll feel the rush of the breeze in your hair and be awestruck by the impressive views of the Batoka Gorge and the lush verdant landscape that whizzes by.
While the powerful Zambezi River and Victoria Falls are majestic from any point of view, this is arguably the most exciting way to experience these natural wonders. Ziplining over the Zambezi River is available year-round so there really is no excuse not to give it a go!
Cetina Canyon – Omis, Croatia
Recommended by Eniko from Travel Hacker Girl
Zip lining in Omis is a really cool adventure. It is the longest zip line in Croatia. There are 8 wires, each of them offer fantastic views to the area. The Cetina Canyon is right under you as you zip down the wires. You won’t get a better view of the river than this! The total length of the cables is 2100 m. The first wire is the longest with 700 m. You are allowed to hand-hold your phone or camera on one of the wires, so you will be able to snap some really epic photos!
The whole experience takes about 3 hours. They will transfer you with a minibus from Omis town centre to the mountains. There you will walk through some scenic scenery. After a 10 minute walk, there is a short demonstration and safety briefing. Then the real adventure starts as you go down the first wire. At the end of your trip, the company transfers you back by bus to Omis.
The cost of the tour is 400 kn (about 50 Euro), which is very affordable for such a fun trip. Omis is easily accessible from Split, so you can make this into a day trip from there.
Mishima Skywalk – Shizuoka, Japan
Recommended by Brittany from The Sweet Wanderlust
Some zip lines are long. And some zip lines are fast. Other zip lines have epic views. This is one has all of those. At Mishima Skywalk in Japan’s Shizuoka Prefecture, you can zip line with views of Mount Fuji and Suruga Bay. That’s the tallest mountain in Japan and the deepest bay. Want to add one more “top three” to this zip line experience? To get to the zip line, you’ll walk the country’s longest pedestrian suspension bridge! Get harnessed up and head to the zip line area, where you’ll get a safety talk before taking flight on two different zip lines. The longest is 300 meters, and both have the potential for amazing views of Mount Fuji (although the mountain is famously elusive).
While you’re at Mishima Skywalk, don’t miss out on the Sky Garden— a shopping area where you can eat and drink under hanging blooms year-round or continue your adventure with an off-road Segway trip in the forest. Leave your mark on the area by dropping a wooden charm with an embedded flower seed. Make a wish as you toss the charm from the suspension bridge, and your wish will bloom as a flower for zip liners to see beneath them for many years to come!
Dragon Breath Flight Line – Labadee, Haiti
Recommended by Hannah & Adam from GettingStamped
Along the northern shores of Haiti sits the port of Labadee, a pristine peninsula that is full of adventure. It’s a private resort leased by Royal Caribbean, with the purpose of entertaining their cruising guests as they stop through.
It is also home to the world’s longest flight line, Dragon Breath Flight Line, that takes you right down to the calm turquoise waters. Sitting 500 feet above the beach is a large launch platform where you take off from. The line carries you 2,600 feet from the hilltop to the beach, at speeds up to 50 mph! As you make your way to the ocean, you’ll glide over the treetops and pristine waters.
We highly recommend making your way to Labadee for the zipline but also sticking around for all the other fun the port has to offer, from the alpine coaster, parasailing, jet-skiing, and waterpark. Labadee was one of our favorite stops on our Royal Caribbean cruise. If you really love zip-lining there is even a zip-line on the ship, that goes across the ship!
Daintree Forest – Queensland, Australia
Recommended by Michela from Rocky Travel
If you plan to visit North Tropical Queensland in Australia and love adventure, a zipline tour in the heart of the Daintree Forest is a must. Nestled in the forest hillside of Cape Tribulation, you will have an excellent opportunity to experience the oldest rainforest in the world from treetop up to 20 meters which gives you a fantastic view of the canopy.
From one platform, you will also be able to get a birds-eye view of the ocean and the Great Barrier Reef. To get to the flying platforms, you first walk for about 500 meters inside the deep forest, while you receive all safety instructions and some interesting facts about the Daintree Forest. There are four platforms with four different flights, and from the last one, you have the opportunity to fly upside down, if you feel more adventurous. The peculiar thing about this zipline is the Hamster Wheel cable lift that is operated by humans, so it is a very eco-friendly zipline to protect the fragile ecosystem. You always fly in pairs, and you don’t need any experience to go on this zipline. On one of the four flights, you will also stop be suspended halfway over the white waters of the Mason creek to soak in the beauty of the Daintree Forest at its best.
Angkor Zip Line – Siem Reap, Cambodia
Recommended by Sally from Our 3 Kids V The World
It’s not everyday you can zip line through a UNESCO World Heritage Listed area! Well Angkor Zipline is located in the Angkor Archeological National Park but sadly you can’t see the breathtaking Angkor Wat from the zip line. As part of your Angkor Zipline experience you will be expertly fitted into a harness with safety gear, then climb to the tree top canopy to experience 6 single ziplines, 2 super ziplines, 1 double zipline, 3 suspended sky bridges and 1 superman bridge.
Overall you’ll spend 2-2.5 hours on the zipline canopy tour and the total tour is 5-6 hours as a traditional Khmer meal is included with a guided nature trail trek. Angkor Zipline was built and originally owned by Flight of the Gibbon, they have a strong focus on safety therefore I will vouch for Angkor Zipline operate to the same high standards.
The zipline is suitable for kids 5 years and over, my kids were 11, 9 and 7 when we did it and other than a little bit of a nervous start, they enjoyed every minute of it. By the end of the second zipline they were going upside down and look at me mum no hands! We found this to be a fantastic family friendly activity and having two guides with us the whole time meant that mum and dad could relax a little knowing the kids are in good hands.
If you’re really lucky you might just see a gibbon in the tree top canopy while you are zipping through! We saw some just as we were heading up to the first platform.
Sonoma Canopy Tours – California, USA
Recommended by Sierra from Free to Travel Mama
Sonoma Canopy Tours is an awesome zip line located in the Coastal Redwoods along California’s gorgeous coastline in the USA. Soaring 250 feet above the forest floor, you will find yourself exhilarated with amazing views of the forest, hills, and valleys below!
Three separate courses are offered to swing through the trees in order to offer you the best experience. All courses offer several zip lines, sky bridges, a spiral staircase, and the opportunity to rappel at the end of the course. The Forest Flight Tour is best for first time zip liners and offers a slightly slower pace. The Tree Tops Tour is designed for thrill seekers with the speeds up to 40 miles per hour and the longest zip line at 1500 feet. The Night Flight Tour allows you to experience the course at sunset or in the dark!
Courses last about 2.5 hours and start at $99 each. Zip lining is available year-round depending on weather; but be sure to dress in layers (including gloves!) as it can get very cold in the trees!
When looking for unique experiences in Sonoma County, don’t miss the opportunity to soar through the incredible Redwoods and take in the incredible vistas!
Miss Sky Canopy Tour – Nosara, Costa Rica
Recommended by Kristen from Yonderlust Ramblings
Costa Rica is a superb example of nature in its most natural, unadulterated state, and the best way to soak up this particular brand of beauty is from above on Costa Rica’s best zipline tour! Explore the best that this region has on display by flying through its jungle canopies at Miss Sky Canopy Tour in Nosara, Costa Rica!
Nosara is a small beach town on the Pacific coast of the country, surrounded by a lush jungle that is best viewed from an aerial perspective! Miss Sky Canopy Tours possesses eleven total kilometers of ziplines, with the longest coming in at just over 750 meters long. This zipline boasts one of the longest combined courses in the hemisphere.
From its vantage point, zipliners will glide over verdant green hills, rugged river ravines, and the borders of the wild Costa Rican coastline. This tour is comprised of twenty-one different lines, with the highlight being a glide over the Nosara River with the Pacific Ocean looming in the background. If you are lucky, you may even be accompanied by some of Costa Rica’s resident monkeys chattering in the nearby branches! This zipline experience is perfect for families, couples, nature lovers, and anyone who thrives on adrenaline and adventure. Prices are $75 dollars for adults thirteen and older, and $50 for children under thirteen.
Flying Fox – Jodhpur, India
Recommended by James from Travel Collecting
Jodhpur in Rajasthan, India is often called the Blue City because so many of the houses are painted blue to help keep them cool in the summer. In the middle of the city, riding majestically atop a rocky outcrop is the stunning Mehrangarh Fortress. At the base of the hill are two 15th Century stepwell reservoirs. This is the setting for a six-line zip line over Jodhpur (or flying fox as it is called in British English). The first line starts from the top one of the crenellated towers of the fortress and flies over an 18th Century garden. Then you soar across one of the stepwell lake reservoirs into the nearby desert hills. As you glide over the lake, the views of the blue city below the fort are equal to none. Several more lines cross ravines in the desert hills, with spectacular views of the fortress and the blue city surrounding it. The experience ends with the longest line – a 300-meter/ 980-foot glide back across the reservoirs and through a gap in the fort’s battlements. There is no zip line in the world with a location quite like this.
Tree Top Canopy Tour – Malolotja, Eswatini
Recommended by Jodie from Alajode
The Tree Top Canopy Tour in Eswatini isn’t just a high, thrilling zip line – it’s an entire series of them! The tour takes you around the tree top canopies of Malolotja Nature Reserve, which is located in the impressive Sihlotswane Gorge. As you make your way around the canopy, you move between a series of wooden platforms that have been affixed to the sides of the gorge. To do this, you’ll be swinging along some pretty long – and pretty high – zip lines! Some of them are more than 300m long, making for an exhilarating experience over and over again. There’s also a 50m suspension bridge to cross.
The Tree Top Canopy Tour is one of the most unique things to do Eswatini and the only canopy tour of its kind in the entire country. You might go for the fun zip lines, but you’ll leave with memories of the beautiful views of the mountain wilderness and towering cliff faces all around you. During the tour, you may even spot some of the wildlife that lives in the area. It’s the perfect combination of nature and adventure for travellers you love both.
Uma Falls – Hawaii’s Big Island, USA
Recommended by Noel from Travel Photo Discovery
There’s nothing like taking a zip line experience especially in Hawaii. With so many different tour operators to experience in all the islands, you can pick and choose places to do this throughout the island chain. But if you are looking for the best of the best, covering zipping through gorgeous landscapes, amazing waterfalls and canyon zipping, going through swinging bridges and really spectacular views – you need to experience UmaUma falls zipline. Located in the Hamakua coastline of the Big Island, the UmaUma falls experience is quite spectacular with all the thrills you would expect and safety as a big feature. With competent and funny guides that really watch out for every group, it is well laid out with great guides to give a fantastic zip experience on the Big Islands Hamakua area.
You will love doing this zip line experience and there are other fun things to do before and after the zipline on the property with eating, other fun adventure thrills or even short hikes that you can do.
Ziptrek Ecozip – Queenstown, New Zealand
Recommended by Alex from Discover Aotearoa
Ziplining through the forest, high above Queenstown New Zealand. Overlooking Lake Wakatipu and the beautiful mountain range of the Remarkables as you zip safely from tree to tree. How much better does it get?
Ziptrek Ecozip has 6 ziplines and several tour variations. I’d recommend the full one, Kea, as it includes a walk through the forest and a ride on the steepest zipline in the world.
Once embarking on the tour, your feet won’t touch the ground any more for 5 ziplines! Instead, you’ll zip from treehouse to treehouse.
I’ve done my fair share of ziplining all over the world. What I loved about the Queenstown ziplining is that you not only just go ziplining, you learn about New Zealand’s native birds and trees and are taught ancient Maori stories. Plus you get those incredible views over Lake Wakatipu, the nearby mountain ranges and Queenstown at the foot of the mountain.
To reach Ziptrek, you first need to take the Skyline Gondola up Queenstown’s house mountain. The zipline tour takes about 4 to 5 hours. If you want to make a day out of it, I suggest you ride the Luge after the gondola dropped you on top of the mountain. Trust me on this when I say it will be a fun-filled day!
Mayon Volcano – Legazpi, Philippines
Recommended by Roshni from The Wanderlust Within
Legazpi is home to the most active volcano in the Philippines, and a popular activity for locals and tourists is to zip line off the lava wall of Mayon Volcano. However, the only way to reach the base of the volcano is by doing an ATV tour followed by a short hike, making the day a truly active one! You will make your way to the starting point of the zip line by traversing the lava wall that was created by the recent explosion in 2006. The lava wall provides panoramic views of the surrounding area, that is filled with palm trees, able to grow tall and strong from the nutrient rich volcanic soil, and large volcanic boulders. The zip line is only 300 meters so the experience doesn’t last long but it is a fun way to make it back to the base camp and at only 300 pesos (£4.50), you get to say you’ve zip-lined off a volcano!
The Migra Zip Line – Migra Fehra, Malta
Recommended by Rai from A Rai of Light
If you are looking for things to do in Malta, I would highly recommend a couple hours spent zip lining.
The island is a mix of a rocky coastline that goes up to tens of meters from the water. Any fear of heights and you’re bound to feel the rush. Imagine standing on the edge of a steep cliff over 50 meters above sea level and below you is just the endless blue of the ocean. However, there’s nothing to worry about because safety is taken seriously and the moment you’re let loose, is the moment you get to appreciate the raw beauty of the Mediterranean that surrounds you.
Located in Migra Fehra, a steel wire is stretched between two cliffs. A trip of under 20 seconds over a distance of 150 meters sees you soar above the ocean. If you’re in the mood to do rock climbing and abseiling, this takes place at the same location. Don’t forget your camera and water. It can get hot and you are going to need to stay hydrated while capturing some beautiful memories.
Selvatura Adventure Park – Monteverde, Costa Rica
Recommended by Sinead from Map Made Memories
During our family trip to Costa Rica we visited the fantastic ziplines at Selvatura in beautiful Monteverde. In addition to the ziplines, Selvatura offers scenic walks on the hanging bridges which are suitable for all ages, an adrenalin pumping tarzan swing and more sedate activities such as jungle hikes and hummingbird observation posts. The zipline course consists of 13 exhilarating ziplines of increasing length and height; so you can start off gently, gaining more confidence and skill before attempting the long, high lines over the Monteverde cloud forest. The local guides who operate the zipline course are friendly, skilful and efficient. We felt safe at all times. The zip-lines offer stunning views of the unique cloudforest. On some lines you whizz along ziplines between the majestic trees just metres above the ground with dense undergrowth on each side of you. You feel immersed in the forest. On other zip lines you soar high above the tree canopy. The final zipline is the longest line – a heart stopping 1 kilometre long line, high up above the forest. The view is incredible. My heart was in my mouth as my three young children excitedly whizzed out of sight, far off into the distance with their capable guide. It was a wonderful, thrilling experience that none of our family will forget.
The Gibbon Experience – Huay Xai, Laos
Recommended by Sarah from A Social Nomad
There are a combination of factors that make the Gibbon Experience zip lines awesome. Let’s start with where they are. They’re deep in the Nam Kan National Park in Northern Laos. And I mean deep. You can only get to these zip lines by being trucked for 90 minutes to the edge of the National Park, then by hiking. There’s a network of zip lines here, built and maintained by the Gibbon Experience, a local NGO which puts all their revenues into supporting the National Park as an environment for the critically endangered Laotian black-crested gibbon.
What else makes these ziplines amazing is that they connect to a series of treehouses. Magical, fairy tale, three-story treehouses, where you stay for the night after you’ve zipped around to your heart’s content. Our treehouse had an eco-friendly shower (seriously), and our meals were flown into us each day after we’d slept in mosquito-proof tents and awoken to the sound of the gibbons singing.
There are a total of 23 zipline cables included in the Gibbon experience with 6.73 kilometres of wire to zip above the tree canopies on. The cables range from 50 metres to 570 metres, with the average length being 235 metres.
Niagara Falls – Ontario, Canada
Recommended by Ioana from The World Is My Playground
Ziplining in Niagara Falls is a great bucket list experience to check off while you’re in Canada. The experience is exhilarating! Gliding towards one of the most beautiful natural wonders of the world will leave you speechless.
The zip line isn’t too long, but with a speed of 70 kph (40+ mph), it’s fast enough to be a thrill ride and slow enough to give you an opportunity to enjoy the panoramic views. Located in front of the American side of the Falls, across the Niagara River, you’ll glide down 670 meters (2,200 feet) with a full view of the breathtaking Canadian Horseshoe falls which has the greatest flow rate of any waterfall in the world.
You’ll end the ride on the falls observation platform, and if you want to go back up to the top of the hill, a bus will take you back. Souvenir photos are available for purchase after your ride so you can keep the memories forever.
After dusk you can experience the zip line while both waterfalls are illuminated. If you prefer the evening zip line, check the schedule in advance, as it’s not always available. The whole experience can take about an hour, including getting in line and putting on your equipment. Book tickets online to save time.
Juramento River – Salta, Argentina
Recommended by Claudia from My Adventures Across The World
No zip line in the world can compare to the one run by a company called Salta Rafting in the area of Rio Juramento, in the Northern province of Salta, Argentina. Other than the fact that this part of the country is incredibly scenic, the zip lines themselves are as adrenaline filled as it gets.
It takes about 2 hours to get to the area where the zip lines are located from Salta. You can travel there on your own or – for a slightly higher price – hop on a shuttle run by the company. Once there, you get to experience up to 10 zip lines that take you all over the canyon, with one that is 200 meters high and more than 600 meters long, and incredibly fast – it goes over the river, so the views are spectacular.
To top off the incredible experience, you can pair it with rafting on the river (the rafts are nice and easy, but a lot of fun) and hiking for a full day of adventure and add an asado (Argentinian style barbecue) experience for lunch.
The full experience – rafting + asado + zip lining – costs $2600 ARS ($60 USD). It’s worth the money.
Louisville Mega Caverns – Kentucky, USA
Recommended by Chris from Tourists With Tots
If you are looking for a one of kind zip lining experience in Louisville Kentucky, look no further. The Louisville Mega Caverns is the world’s only completely underground zip line tour. The cavern, previously a limestone quarry which sits beneath most of the Louisville Zoo, was an active limestone mine approximately 20 years ago. The limestone mined from this quarry was used to build roads and bridges throughout the Midwest, United States. It has since been transformed into an underground adventure park housing ziplines, a ropes course, a tram ride, and bike tour.
The two and one half hour zip line tour takes you over and through this underground cavern lit only by colorful lights positioned within the floor. There are a total of six zip lines to include a dual racing zip and several suspension bridges. Our favorite zip line was the “Zip Line to Hell”. It was lengthy where you could build up speed and the darkness made it a bit scary at the same time. The name was perfect for this awesome zip line!
The Flying Fox – Bhopal, India
Recommended by Shalini from Eager 2 Travel
The Flying Fox Bhopal is not only the longest zip line in India but also South East Asia. It is one of the most famous adventure activities in India. Zip lines are the most thrilling way to feel like a bird. The zip line is located over a dam which makes the experience even more scenic. You get to fly over the blue waters of Kerwa Lake. To reach here you can directly fly to Bhopal and from there take a taxi over to Kerwa Dam which is just 15 km away. The length of the zip line is approximately 520 meters. It will cost you around 20$ and is totally worth it. It is open from 9 am to 6 pm every day.
There are also numerous other activities available like paintball, archery, fishing and Go Karting. You can watch the beautiful sunset at the Kerwa dam. There is a canteen on the premises of the dam where you could try local cuisines. The food is great. All the safety precautions are followed by the operator. It is also a common weekend getaway for the people of Bhopal. You can do online bookings here.
Bastimentos Sky Zipline Canopy Tour – Docas de Toro, Panama
Recommended by Laura from The Travelling Stomach
Located deep in Panama’s island rainforests of Bocas del Toro the Bastimentos Sky Zipline Canopy Tour is an incredible experience, and that experience starts before you’ve even got harnessed up! Take a water taxi from Bocas town across the sparkling turquoise waters to Red Frog Resort enjoying amazing views as you weave between the maze of inlets and mangroves to reach this paradise island. On arrival you’ll be suited and booted with all the necessary safety gear and shuttled up to your first zipline.
The ziplines at Bastimentos Sky Zipline Canopy Tour start off nice and easy with a few shorter ziplines to get you going, there’s also an opt-out point after the first few ziplines if anyone in the group is still feeling uneasy. The team who lead the zipline tours are super friendly and there to make sure you have a great time, as well as keep you safe. You’ll get to experience seven ziplines of varying lengths, up to 1,000 feet, and speeds, and there’s also a few mini treetop obstacles for the more adventurous in the group. On the last zipline try your hand at ‘zipping’ upside down or spinning around for a final bit of fun!
Keep your eyes peeled at all times whilst you’re up in the canopy to spot some of the amazing wildlife that lives in the rainforest. You’ll be able to spot lots of bright and colourful birds, and if you’re lucky you might even spot a sloth relaxing up in the trees. After your zipline, relax on the famous Red Frog Beach for a few hours before heading back to the mainland.
The Zip Flyer – Pokhara, Nepal
Recommended by Michelle from Full Time Explorer
The Zip Flyer in Pokhara, Nepal is 6,000 feet long and has a 2,000 foot vertical drop making it one of the steepest zip lines in the world. You can even get up to 75 mph making it one of the fastest zip lines as well! But the intense speed and dramatic slope aren’t the only things that make the Zip Flyer special. What makes this zip line truly unique is the view. On a clear day, you can see the Himalaya mountains including the famous Annapurna range.
With such a steep drop, the start of this zip line is a complete adrenaline rush, but once you get going it’s a rather relaxing ride. If you haven’t had your fill of adventure by the time you reach the end, there’s even a bungee jump at the finish for those brave enough to jump. The Zip Flyer in Pokhara is run by HighGround Adventures. A ride on the Zip Flyer costs $40 and lasts about 2 minutes.
Slotzilla Downtown Vegas – Nevada, USA
Recommended by Curious Claire
Las Vegas is known for being a playground for adventure seekers so of course has 3 zip lines for visitors to try out. Probably the most famous zip line in Vegas is Slotzilla, a zip line that whizzes you down Fremont Street.
Before you begin you’ll get a choice zip line you wish to take on. The smallest of the two is Zip-Zilla which is 850 feet in length, starts at a height of 77 feet and you fly seated. Or the more daring thrill seekers can choose the Super Hero Zoom which is 1,700 feet in length, starts at a height of 114 feet and you fly lying down in a super hero pose.
This zip line can be down day or night, however, to get the full effect I would recommend doing it at night so you can see the lights of Vegas glowing beneath you as you soar down the busy street.
And if one zip line isn’t enough, there is now Fly Linq, the first zip line to be on the Las Vegas Strip. As well as this, there is a zip line on top of the Rio Hotel that will really get your heart rate going!
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There you have it, 30 of the most amazing zip lines around the world. Which would you do? Have you done any already? Let me know in the comments!
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