Tour is a unique ecotourism and research facility, which opened in October, 1994. The tram takes visitors on a fascinating tour through the rain forest canopy and its hanging gardens of plants and animals hidden at the tops of tall tropical trees. Home to two-thirds of all rain forest species, the canopy is a little-known world of tremendous beauty and extraordinary biological diversity. The site, adjacent to the northern border of the Braulio Carrillo National Park, possesses one of the richest canopy communities in the world. The difficulties of reaching the forest treetops have always inhibited its explorers. Dr. Donald Perry, founder of the Rainforest Aerial Tram, pioneered the exploration of the canopy. Dr. Perry states that, “no system in the world can offer this intimate proximity to such an extensive volume of rain forest. Knowledge that will help save the forests will finally be within reach.