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Desafio Adventure Company - Day Tours

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Address: Behind the Central Church, Downtown La Fortuna | Arenal Volcano, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
Phone Number: +506 2479 0020
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Description: Desafio Adventure Company is a family-owned and operated tour outfitter...
Desafio Adventure Company is a family-owned and operated tour outfitter and considered Costa Rica's premier "one-stop-shop" for adventure travel. We offer high-quality rafting tours, canyoning, mountain biking, hiking, birdwatching, kayaking, stand up paddling, horse riding, transfer services, conservation programs, volunteer opportunities and much more. We have two rules at Desafio: 1) Be Safe and 2) Have Serious Fun! Look for us near the Arenal Volcano with centers of operation in Monteverde, Tenorio/Guanacaste, San Jose and Playa Samara! Let us take you to the land of raging, tropical rivers, active volcanoes, deep, jungle canyons and isolated beaches!
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My husband and I just got home from at 14 day Costa Rican vacation. We spent 5 days in the La Fortuna area and did several tours with Desafio. Paddleboarding on lake Arenal... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 31, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

My husband and I just got home from at 14 day Costa Rican vacation. We spent 5 days in the La Fortuna area and did several tours with Desafio. Paddleboarding on lake Arenal - AMAZING! I booked online a few days prior to arriving in Costa Rica. The weather was cloudy so we didn't get a view of the volcano,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

My fiancé and I chose to do a combo pack with Desafio our second day in Arenal; the combo pack included ziplining in the morning, white water rafting in the afternoon, and then lunch. This was one of my favorite days from the entire trip! Their staff is super knowledgeable, personable, and absolutely hilarious. Both teams did a great job... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

Did the Lost Canyon Canyoning and Arenal Mountain Biking tour with this company. Both were awesome and so much fun! Shout out to our Mountain Biking guide Milton, that tour was one of the highlights of our trip! The terrain was good, challenging and the area is so pretty. Too bad we didn't get to see the volcano... guess we'll... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

The National Park itself was beautiful. The guide gave us historical information to start the tour and then hiked 2km to the volcano overlook site. We could apparently see more than most which was nice. We did not see many animals along the tour (not sure if we were supposed to) and the guide seemed to not be as knowledgeable... More 

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Sedona, Arizona
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

We took the half-day Rio Balsa trip. We had an absolute blast! For $85 per person, we were picked up by a private driver at our hotel in San Jose. He took us about an hour and a half away to the river center. We spent a couple hours on the river, had a nice snack of pineapple and watermelon... More 

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Victorville, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Good rapids on Rio Tenorio (Class 3 and 4). Fun and fast adventure. With lunch an all day adventure. They were well run paddling company!

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

My friend and I did the Rio Celeste day hike from La Fortuna. The pick up from our hotel was prompt, the drive was a smooth as could be expected and took about 1:15 minutes. The guide was enthusiastic and spoke wonderful English (and taught us some Spanish). The group was myself, my friend and four other people. We were... More 

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Middletown, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

We planned our Costa Rica trip with Desafio tours. We did ZipLining, Rappelling, Volcano Tour, Rio Celeste and La Paz Waterfalls tour with Desafio. The guides were really good.. Ruben knows all about Arenal Volcano. He told us a lot about the volcano history. Overall Experience was great. They provided car from airport to Resort, which was 3 hours drive.... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

We did 3 tours with Desafio and all were amazing! My all-time favorite was the Repelling+water rafting tour. If you're afraid of heights *beware* but the views were indescribable! Repelling down beautiful waterfalls in the rain forest was a once in a lifetime opportunity. Desafio made us feel completely safe and mostly just encouraged you to have fun! Pick up... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

My wife and I went to Costa Rica to celebrate our 15th anniversary. Decided to change our original plans to zip line for some white water rafting. So glad we did. Desafio picked us up at Arenal Springs Resort and drove us about 45 minutes to the Balsa River. We waited a while for the dam to open and when... More 

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