The 6 Best Places in the World to Zipline
Who doesn’t get jealous when they look up at the sky and see an eagle flying through the air, relishing its untethered freedom? Heck, we can’t even move that fast on the ground. What I would give, just to have a bird’s eye view, for even a moment! Well, guess what? You don’t have to imagine or fantasize. You just need to zipline somewhere remarkable! Soar through the air at exhilarating speeds, and enjoy the vantage point impossible to most humans. At least, non-ziplining humans.
The question now becomes…where in the world to zipline? The location must present 3 conditions in order to be one of the best places in the world to zipline.
- A Breathtaking View
- Face-Jiggling Velocity
- An Inspiring Safety Record
With that considered, let’s take a look at 6 of the best places in the world to zipline.
- Selvatica (Cancun, Mexico)
Selvatica is undeniably not short on accolades. Rated the top outdoor attraction on TripAdvisor for 5 consecutive years. Not to be outdone, it was also listed as Trip Advisor’s “Top Ten World Adventures”. Why are people leaving thousands of positive reviews on Trip Advisor about Selvatica?
Selvatica has an electrifying 14 zipline circuit that spans over 1.5 miles. Fly like an eagle over the Mayan jungles of Cancun at a speed of 25 mph. And in case you were wondering, all of Selvatica’s tours (they also have an ATV tour, bungee jump, and wobbly aerial bridges) are certified by Association for Challenge Course Technology. There’s a reason why people can’t stop buzzing about Selvatica.
- Ventura Park (Cancun, Mexico)
Ventura Park is a galaxy of fun. There are many different worlds, each with their own unique set of entertainment options. One of those worlds is called Aaahventura. Aaahventura features many adrenaline-pumping choices like ziplining. Enjoy the view of the sparkling Caribbean Sea while you sail through the air at an altitude of 80 feet.
The great part about Ventura Park is that you have so many different things to do after you zipline. You can go to Wet’n Wild Waterslide Park. You can go to Dolphinaris and swim with a dolphin. You can scratch another item off your bucket list and go bungee jumping. The world is at your fingertips at Ventura Park. And yes, all of their entertainment options are certified by Association for Challenge Course Technology.
- Flying Fox (Great Wall of China in Simatai)
How many of the Seven Wonders of the World have you seen? Well if you want to scratch one off your list, come to Simatai, China. Built in the 6th century, led by General Qi Jiguan, the Great Wall of China is a sight to behold. You can hike your way to the top. If you’re feeling lazy, or have a disability, you can take a chairlift. Then, take the zipline called the “Flying Fox” straight to the bottom. The zipline was renovated for maximum safety in 2011.
- Flightline (Safari at San Diego Zoo Wild Animal Park)
Experience astonishing sights while you glide over the San Diego Zoo on their zipline called Flightline. Get a bird’s eye view of the rhinos, giraffes, and other wildlife at an impressive height of 130 feet. Once you’re done with the 2/3 mile zipline, you finish off at their campground called Kilima Point. Relive the memories for years to come with their helmet-cam.
- Zip Rider (Alaska Icy Strait Point)
Icy Strait Point in Hoonah, Alaska features the world’s largest zipline ride. Six people, start off, side by side, each in their own lane, and zip to the bottom as a race. This zipline features a spine-tingling 1,300-foot drop! The whole zipline takes over 90 seconds to complete. Take in the beautiful tree covered mountains while traveling over 60 mph!
- Labadee, Haiti
If you take a Royal Caribbean Cruise through Haiti, you’re in luck! Catering particularly to Royal Caribbean passengers, Labadee, Haiti offers a spectacular zipline over the dazzling Caribbean Sea. The whole zipline spans over 2,600 feet while traveling at 40 mph. You start at the mountain and finish in the sea. Doesn’t get much better than that huh?
If you want 6 of the best places in the world to zipline, try the above-mentioned sites, and you’re sure to take the experience with you forever. With these 6 stunning ziplines, you can at last fly like an eagle. Really.