What is zip lining? In its simplest form, it is the closest thing that most people will ever get to flying. Guided by sturdy steel cables attached to trees, participants “zip” through the jungle canopy, a unique opportunity to see the environment from a truly bird’s eye perspective.
Climbing up to the first platform and then stepping off into the unknown is guaranteed to get your heart racing, but zip lining is actually one of the safest activities that you can enjoy in the jungle. Securely fastened to a harness and sailing along a thick steel cable eliminates all of the risks but absolutely none of the fun. There’s simply nothing comparable to feeling the wind rush in your hair as you let gravity carry you along at high speed through the air.
Belize is the perfect place to enjoy ziplining for several reasons. In a country where heat and strong sun can sometimes make it hard to enjoy more strenuous activities like hiking, zip lining can sometimes be a great way to relax and unwind. After all, there are no physical challenges to zip lining other than climbing up and down from the platforms. But the thrill of flying through the air certainly feels like an adventure!
The jungles in Belize also make for a perfect setting for zip lining, a natural wonderland of brightly colored, dense foliage and thousands of tropical flowers filling the air with an unmistakable perfume. And because zip lining involves climbing up high into the canopy, it’s the perfect way to see the other realms of jungle life, including the domain of colorful birds that can be hard to spot from ground level.
Zip lining is also a great activity for families as it can be enjoyed equally by children and adults. And there are few activities better at boosting your self-confidence than zip lining. Climbing up to high platforms and braving your fears gives many participants a special thrill as they learn to overcome mental obstacles and self-doubt. And if get someone to photograph you as you fly through the air, you’ll have enduring proof of your courage and bravery to enjoy long after the experience is over.