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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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Samara
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35 reviews 35 reviews
10 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

We had the pleasure of doing the waterfall rappelling tour, safari float, hanging bridges and the farm tour and they were all amazing. We were picked up on time by new clean vehicles that had a driver and a guide. We were given detailed information about what ti expect during the drive to the specific activity. The tours were very... More

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New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
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3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

We cannot say enough great things about this tour company! We booked 4 tours prior to our visit and so glad we did! Our guides Miguel (photographer) Luis, Edwardo, Andres, and Pablo were off the charts great! Thank you for making our tours so spectacular and fun!

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Dallas, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Very well run and professional. Our guide, Carlos, made us work and we were rewarded with lots of rapids and fun.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

I had a fantastic adventure experience with Desafio. I used them for Sky Adventures ziplining one day, and the Mambo Combo (canyoneering and whitewater rafting) on the second day. All of the guides were very knowledgeable, friendly, bilingual, and gave us proper safety training and equipment. We all felt like we were in good hands, and we ended up having... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

My husband, myself and my 70-year old aunt and uncle went white water rafting with Desafio Adventure Company on Friday, September 19 and had the time of our lives. From the moment we walked into the office to book our trip, everyone was professional, courteous and so knowledgable. Carlos, Jordan and Juan (and others I can't remember) - our guides... More

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West Melbourne, Florida
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70 reviews 70 reviews
25 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

My husband and I purchased the DeSafio Cano Negro tour, but Canoa Adventures was who actually picked us up and operated the tour. We had a scheduled pick-up time of 7:15am, but were picked up around 7:35am. Our tour guide was Yara (Iara?) and our driver was Ronald. We went with two other couples, for a total of 6 passengers.... More

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DesafioAdventures, Owner at Desafio Adventure Company - Day Tours, responded to this review

Hola Kayla, Thank you for taking the time to write such a thorough review of your experience on the Caño Negro tour. Caño Negro is a very unique, remote part of Costa Rica about 1.5 hours from La Fortuna, right on the border with Nicaragua and has over 10,000 sq-meters of reserve land. The Caño Negro boat tour was actually... More

Las Vegas, Nevada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Can't say enough about the folks at Desafio. My husband and I used them for two separate days of tours - Canyoning and zip lines one day and rafting the second. The staff was professional and attentive and more importantly - very well trained in their respective areas. They went out of their way to make the day enjoyable and... More

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San Diego, California, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

This was our first attempt at canyoneering and the guys at Desafio certainly instill alot of confidence in their customers by being extremely professional and very focused on safety and fun. The food was excellent at the end of the adventure and the canyoneering itself was just awesome. These guys have mastered customer service skills and really made the entire... More

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DesafioAdventures, Owner at Desafio Adventure Company - Day Tours, responded to this review

Hola Breffni B, I think the title of your review is one of the best we've ever seen! Thank you so much for pointing out that canyoning is more-adventurous than zip lining, although both activities are very cool and quintessential adventures to do in Costa Rica! We have tried to make our Lost Canyon the coolest multi-sport in Costa Rica... More

Des Moines, Iowa
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Loved this tour, loved the staff we had a lot of fun, great service and well worth the price. Highly recommend the combo, they picked us up right at the hotel, which was awesome!

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Los Angeles, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

One-day rafting trip near La Fortuna, class 2 and 3. We had a lot of fun, guides were super friendly and professional. We were also able to observe wildlife - sloths, iguanas, monkeys... The guides took us to lunch to an amazing place with incredible views and typical Costa Rican food. Great adventure day!

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