What You'll Get
Although Tarzan conquered vines and cross-species communication, he never mastered the art of zipping, a flaw that amplified the controversy surrounding his palm-leaf jackets. Zip-up and smile with today’s Groupon: for $79, you get a 2.5-hour zip-line tour for two a $158 value at ZipQuest in Fayetteville.
With a fully guided zip-line and canopy tour, this world-class experience allows adventurers to traverse through platform-, zip line-, and suspension bridge-laden forests and streams. Like a set of lost boys soaring from tree house to treetop, visitors and their accompanying guides explore the outdoors, take on a bevy of fear-tackling triumphs, and cap off the day with a mind-tickling zip across one of North Carolina’s spectacular waterfalls. This zip-line tour is open to most folks over the age of 10; click here to view complete guidelines and requirements, and here to see P.O.V. videos of the high-flying zipping experience, much like a fledgling bird watches YouTube videos of winged migrations before taking flight for the first time. Give the gift of flight this holiday season with today's Groupon.
- This new course centers on a 150-foot-wide waterfall previously closed to the public. Set amid pines, mountain laurel and bald cypress trees, the tour offers eight ziplines, three sky bridges and three spiral staircases, including one suspended from a cable. – Larry Bleiberg, USA Today
- ZipQuest, in north Fayetteville, is a 2.5-hour treetop tour, thrilling participants with eight ziplines and three "Indiana Jones" canopy bridges. The course covers remarkably steep and varied topography, including Carver's Falls, a 20-foot tall waterfall that stretches 150 feet wide and is the largest waterfall in the central and eastern regions of the Carolinas. – visitnc.com
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Jun 2, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 2 people per visit. Reservation required; must reserve 5 days prior. 48-hr cancellation notice or Groupon is forfeited. Must sign waiver. Must be 10 or older; under 18 must have guardian sign waiver. Must weigh between 70 - 260 lbs. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
When visitors come upon Carver’s Falls, it's easy to be awe-struck by the natural beauty of its forests and the waterfall at its heart. But there's far more than just scenic vistas at the falls—it has been transformed into an aerial playground. Wires cross the sky, connecting tree to tree. Every day, ZipQuest's guides lead birds-eye tours of the pristine landscape on their expansive zipline network or via the Swing Shot that swings riders like a pendulum above Carver's Creek.
Whether the lighting comes from the sun or helmet-mounted lamps, no fewer than two experienced guides lead guests through Carver's Falls' 2.5-hour course. Adventurers fly down eight ziplines—each designed for a long, leisurely glide or an adrenaline-pumping plunge—while pointing out local flora and fauna. Groups pause only to disembark on high platforms anchored to centuries-old trees. Floating spiral staircases and sky bridges, the longest of which stretches 210 feet, interconnect the platforms. A suspension bridge carries explorers over the falls to a zipline that runs parallel to its creek. At the end of the run, guests catch their breath while looking through the pictures their camera-wielding guide took.