Zip Lining (Canopy) in Ecuador
Ecuador in its small size has many different ecological environments and dozens of fun activities on each place. One of this activities is zip lining (canopying), which is rather new in Ecuador. There are maybe only 6-8 places across the country where you can do zip lining.
Zip lining is a safe adventure activity that works well either for kids (5 and up) or for adults. Does not require any kind of experience because all the gear is manipulated by a trained person -and also if you do not feel comfortable doing it alone, they can go in tandem with you-. You do not have to do much, just enjoy the flight!.
My favorite canopy place is “Tucanopy” in the Cloud Forest in Nanegalito, a town in the northwestern side of Quito. Tucanopy is a family run business that raised up because of their proffessional background as biologists and their intention to preserve their land as a natural protected area. The zip lining business brings them money to fund conservation projects. And brings them people to whom they can talk about the need to preserve such forests.