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Desafio Adventure Company - Day Tours

Behind the Central Church, Downtown La Fortuna | Arenal Volcano, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
506-2479-0020
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Owner description: Desafio Adventure Company is a family-owned and operated tour outfitter and considered Costa Rica's premier "one-stop-shop" for adventure travel. We... more » Owner description: 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, canyoneering, horseback riding, mountain biking, hiking, birdwatching, kayaking, stand up paddling, transportation, conservation programs, volunteer opportunities and 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 and Playa Samara! Let us take you to the land of raging, tropical rivers, active volcanoes, deep, jungle canyons and isolated beaches! « less
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Summerfield
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

This tour group gave us a kayak guide and Diego our white water rafting guide and set us on our way down the Cucaracha River in Dos Rios. This was an intense river which required a great deal of skill. At one point our raft flipped and we all ended up in the river - Diego was our hero -... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

We looked at some reviews and defasio seemed to offer safety and excitement all in one. Since we are travelling with 3 teenagers 17-18-19 we needed to keep them entertained. The canyoning in lafortuna was excellent, exciting and a new challenge for the kids. We then went on to the rafting and as expected again the company and the guide... More

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San Francisco, California
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

I was in Costa Rica last week and booked a couple excursions with Desafio as I was referred to from a friend. I then saw the high reviews on TripAdvisor and that was the nail in the coffin. The excursions I did with Desafio was the Venado Caves and the 6-in-1 Arenal combo. Spelunking in the Venado Caves was a... More

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New York City, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

I was recently in La Fortuna / Arenal area for some solo adventuring and booked a few excursions with the fine folks at Desafio. If you don't read much more beyond this.. just book this company for your La Fortuna Excursions. They really were the best from the spectrum I tried. First and foremost these folks are all about providing... More

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Newport Beach, CA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Our two young adult daughters did the Desafio Advenure Canyoneering trip and they raved about it. They were picked up on time from the hotel, and didn't stop talking about how great a time they had. They ended up going with a small group of 6 young people, and made friends that will last. They got a disk of photos... More

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North Kingstown, Rhode Island
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38 reviews 38 reviews
14 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We did the Lake + Volcano mountain bike ride around Arenal, advertised as a moderate ride, which was accurate. Most of the mixed age group handled the ups and downs pretty well, altough one 50-something mom struggled on a few steeper hills (definitely manageable with proper gear shifting). Our tour guide Hancel was excellent. He was upbeat, informative, and spoke... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

My friend and I did a number of activities while in La Fortuna, but rafting with Desafio on the Rio Balsa was easily the most fun we had thanks to this excellent company. For starters, our guide Oso was great, very outgoing, he spoke excellent English and he was obviously very comfortable on the water. He was also nice enough... More

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Carmichael, California
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

July 15, 2014 we did the Lost Canyon Canyoneering/Rapelling tour and on the 16th we did the Rio Bolsa White Water Rafting tour. The guides at Desafio were outstanding. Each of the tours are staffed by more than enough guides. We had young boys with us and there were always at least 2 guides staying behind with us during the... More

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Seattle, Washington
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28 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I used this company for the rio Celeste and lost canyoning tour for waterfall repelling! This company was so sweet and the guides really made the trip. Not only did they speak perfect English but were very friendly as well! I highly recommend working with them as they will make your experience exactly what you want. Comparable to the competition... More

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Dallas, Texas
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37 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

It was raining, but our guide, Jose and the driver showed up promptly as promised. Luckily the rain went away, and he actually made us see some nice hot springs scenes along the way and then proceeded to the bike ride...which in itself was an amazing experience. The bikes were awesome (I think they were a top brand), the route... More

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