Prices for canopy tours run about $40 to $55, not including transportation to the site. Commissions are sometimes added by sellers, and transportation can add substantially more: Canopy tours can be an hour or more from tourist areas. Here are some of the major canopy tours.

COSTA RICA

* Original Canopy Tour

Operates at four locations: the Monteverde Cloud Forest (011-506- 645-5243 or 877-351-4700), San Jose (011-506-291-4465), Mahogany Park (011-506-636-2106) and Drake Bay (no phone available). Web site: www.canopytour.com.

* Canopy Safari, near Manual Antonio National Park, 888-535-8832 or 011- 506-777-0100, www.canopysafari.com.

* Chiclets Canopy Tour, Playa Hermosa, Jaco, 888-535-8832, www. centralamerica.com; choose Costa Rica, then "Activities."

* Monteverde Canopy Tour, Selvatura, 888-535-8832, www.central america.com.

* Sky Trek Canopy Tour, Monteverde, www.monteverdeinfo.com.

BELIZE

* Lost World Original Canopy Tour, an hour outside of Belize City, 011-501-223-5194, www.chukkacaribbean.com.

NICARAGUA

* Original Canopy Tour, Granada, www.canopytour.com.

MEXICO

* Canopy Tours de Los Veranos, Puerto Vallarta, 011-52-322-223-6060, www.canopytours-vallarta.com.

* Vallarta Adventures Original Canopy Tour, Puerto Vallarta, 011-52-322-297-1212, www.vallarta-adventures.com.

* Canopy Tour El Eden, Puerto Vallarta, 011-322-222-2516, www.canopyeleden.com.

JAMAICA

* Original Canopy Tour, Montego Bay (876-953-5619) and Ocho Rios (876- 972-2506), www.canopytour.com.

SOUTH AFRICA

* Tsitsikamma Canopy Tours, Knysna, 011-27-42-281-1836, www.treetop tour.com or www.stormsriver.com.

* Karkloof Canopy Tours, Howick, www.drakensberg-tourism.com/karkloof .html.

-- Cindy Loose