Zip lining through a jungle canopy inhabited by lemurs and gibbons sounds like something you’d have to travel to Costa Rica or Indonesia to experience — but now Miami, Florida’s new aerial zip line adventure park is another great spot for adventure lovers.
South Florida’s first and only aerial zip line adventure park, Treetop Trekking Miami, recently opened on Watson Island in the fall of 2022. The six-acre oasis transports visitors outside of the city and into nature — where zip lines, cable crossings, balance bridges, and Tarzan-style swings await. The human-made adventure features are surrounded by a lush tropical jungle that’s home to gibbons, lemurs, iguanas, ibises, and capybaras, the largest-living rodent (they’re cute, we promise).
What to expect at Florida’s zip line adventure park
“We harmonise with nature so people can feel inspired and enjoy transformative experiences that heighten all the senses,” said Jean-François Couture, chief marketing officer of The Trekking Group, in a news release shared with Travel + Leisure.
The course was designed by and is now operated by The Trekking Group, a company that builds and operates zip lines and adventure parks throughout North America. Their Miami project features three courses designed for both adults and kids. The Explorer Trek and Thrill Seeker Trek courses are made for people ages 9 and over, while the Discovery Course is designed for people over the age of 5. All courses have height and weight restrictions.
In total, the three courses offer over 55 elements and seven zip lines that are connected to wooden platforms perched high in the trees. The result is a series of adventure-style challenges — including cable crossings and zip lines that are up to 55 feet off the ground — set within a tropical setting.
For safety, each participant dons a helmet and harness and is continually attached to the park’s safety clip system. An expert guide leads a thorough safety orientation before guests set off to explore the park at their own pace.
“After completing one of our adventure courses, you will have accomplished something, pushed your limits, and become a new version of yourself. In addition, you’ll leave with a very different perspective of Miami,” said Couture, who adds that “For 20 years, we have innovated in the field and continually improve the quality of our experiences as well as set the bar for safety and staff training in order to bring adventures to new heights.”
As an added perk, guests can enjoy views of Miami and Biscayne Bay while zip lining through the jungle canopy.
Treetop Trekking Miami is open Friday to Monday from 10 am to 4 pm. Tickets cost USD 45 (INR 3,714) for the Discovery Course, USD 55 (INR 4,540) for the Explorer Trek, and USD 65 (INR 5,365) for the Thrill Seeker Trek. The park is located on Watson Island across from the cruise ports at Jungle Island.
This story first appeared on www.travelandleisure.com
Main and Feature Image Credit: Courtesy of Treetop Trekking Miami