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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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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
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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Paris, France
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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

I did 2 great excursions with Desafio in la Fortuna, both were great experiences with good guides. The Canyoning was a good experience under some heavy rain in the middle of the rainforest! There were 4 different rapelling lines and a few other activities along the canyon. I especially enjoyed Stand-up Paddle boarding as this was a new skill to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

I took both the Canyoning trip and the Sarapiqui River Rafting (class III and IV). Both trips were perfect! The guides were extremely knowledgable and most importantly fun! From the moment they picked me up from my hotel it was the smoothest tour I've ever been on. They really know how to run the perfect day trips!

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Playa Samara, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

Realy nice experience on white water rafting 3-4 on River Sarapiquí. Orlando, jorge and felipe realy friendly and experienced guides. Realy fun and secure tour, nice lunch and an exelent transport We realy ejoyed this tour and I highly recommend to visit Desafio in La fortuna De san Carlos.

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Tampa, Florida
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26 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Good value, transports were always on time, friendly bilingual guides. They put together a four day trip with various tours that we were able to customize. Would definitely recommend. Tours included a Safari Float down the river (only class I, so calm flowing river) and hikes through the forest.

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Quezon City, Philippines
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

We did a rio balsa water rafting 2-3. Our tour guide is Jorge. They pick us up in our hotel on time . It was 45 mins drive to rio balsa. Jorge was amazing guide he makes us feel comfortable. It was the best tour we did. After the white water rafting we did lunch which is included on the... More

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Mountain Top, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Prompt pick up at my hotel - with a very courteous and friendly representative, Victor. THe location was clean and neat - they appeared to both organized and friendly. THe tour itself was great - possibly the highlight of my trip. I am afraid of heights but felt safe the entire trip. The crew was serious but fun. I would... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We loved Desafio! Our trip planner, Reyna from muchacostarica.com, booked us with Desafio when we expressed interest in adventure! We decided on the canyoneering and I highly recommend that. If you are up for rugged hiking/rappelling through a jungle river, you'll love this. We went on 10/2/14. We had several guides for the whole group. They took care of every... More

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Salida, Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

While on an 8 day trip in Costa Rica (September 2014) we rafted the Pacuare River, zip lined, snorkeled in Cahuita, went on a coffee plantation tour and went Canyoning with Desafio. We felt our money was well spent on everything except the Canyoning with Desafio. The company picked us up at our hotel at 7:15 am. We traveled to... More

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San Jose, California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
5 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

I won't go on and on about how great their white water rafting trip was. Just sign up and do it and you won't be disappointed. From the fun and prepared guides, to the beautiful scenery, to the snacks and drinks at the end, to the photos we purchased (which we NEVER do!) - it was a great trip. One... More

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Houston, Texas
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7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

I did the crayoning tour with Desafio in September 2014 and it was one of the highlights of my trip. We rappelled down four waterfalls (two long, two short) and walked/waded/jumped down a stream. The setting was lush and beautiful and the guides were professional and safe. It was an absolute blast and I'd do it again in a heartbeat.... More

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