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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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FIRST DAY IN COSTA RICA - PURA VIDA!!

We had a great day repelling and white water rafting. Had a great group of guides to make our entire experience outstanding and family friendly. Rafting with Adan as our guide... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Very fun experience even when the boat felt in the first rapid. It is not a great experience since there are rocks that hit you, but that is one of the risk of the adventure. The guide were energetic and worry for our safety and entertainment. I won't give them a 5 since we are still waiting for the pictures... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

We had a great day repelling and white water rafting. Had a great group of guides to make our entire experience outstanding and family friendly. Rafting with Adan as our guide made for an especially memorable trip for the kids. Saw 3 sloths, iguanas.....need I say more?!? Would highly recommend this outfitter to everyone.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

This review will be a little prejudiced by the fact that my wife and I got a bit banged up while white water rafting down the balsa river on a level 2/3 rafting trip. Our raft flipped at the top of a rapids and I hit two or three rocks pretty hard and swallowed a lot of water before being... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

We had an awesome tour guide, Adan. He was absolutely great! What an adventure, traveled with family and friends, group of 9. Adan was not only an excellent rafting guide, but he was also very familiar with the surrounding wildlife and foliage. A true professional! Thank you for all the laughs and awesome pictures. A memorable adventure! Desafio is a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

We did two days of tours with this company and have only good things to say about our experience. Big shout out to Hansel and Milton for being so welcoming, fun and informative. These two are awesome at what they do! The full day tour included Hanging Bridges, La Fortuna Waterfall, Casado Lunch in Town, Volcano Hike, and Ecothermals Hot... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

This is without any doubt the best organization i have seen in costarica. The service was perfect, everybody was professional, able to speak multiple language and food offered for lunch was one of the best i had during my whole time in costarica!! The rappelling tour is very fun but probably too short..onestly for the money spent i was expecting... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

We did waterfall repelling and canyoning with Desafio Adventure Company and had a blast! One of the funnest things I have ever done. The guides were fun, funny, knowledable and made our tour exhilirating and wanting to go back for more! I highly recommend this company while in the Arenal area!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We went zip lining in La Fortuna on August 12 and had a blast! 2 crew members took a group of 7 of us. One of the guys were super friendly but the other was kind of quiet. The zip lines were a good combination of long, fast, high and low. I think there were 14 lines in all and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We had Phillipe as our guide and instructor for this trip and he was so professional but made the trip fun at the same time, he pointed out wildlife when we had time between the rapids and always made us feel safe, this is a really fun trip and the lunch at the end was really tasty!

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

My girlfriend and I took the white water rafting class II/III our first full day with Desafio Adventure Company and we had a blast. Adan was an awesome tour guide/driver and really had command of the raft. He had a great knowledge of the environment and good handle of the English language as well. Our group had a very memorable... More 

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