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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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14 reviews 14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

We had a great time rafting the Rio Balsa with Desafio. We chose the class 2/3 rapid because it was our first time and I was scared of falling out of the boat. Actually I wasn't planning on trying white water rafting at all but a friend who has recently been to Costa Rica told me she didn't think she... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Guide was awesome. The instructions were clear (we were in the class 2-3 beginner rapids). It was so much fun! We got fresh fruit mid river and then after we were treated to a traditional Tico meal (I'm picky and found it to be marvelous) with local rum, and fudge samples. The view for dinner was a picturesque scene of... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW via mobile

We was recommended to go with these guys from our tour leader. Im so glad we did. We had an excellent day our raft guide (Fillipe?) was extremely professional and above all fun (as were the rest of his team great bunch of guys) we had such a great day. After all the rafting they took us to a lovely... More

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Galveston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW via mobile

Was a amazing day. The guys took great care of us. Class 3/4 white water rafting. Will most definitely use again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

A must do in Costa Rica.... been down many trips on toro never as good as Disfacio Adventures thoroughly enjoyed the full day class 3 and 4 trip had fruit on riverside then went to X presidente house for awesome organic lunch and watched sugarcane being made as it was 100 plus years ago with steers churning the cane into... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

A great day with water rafting, dinner and more. I went for the level 2-3 rafting because it was my first time. Had read some bad reviews about them not being qualified for this and it being dangerous, but I felt very safe and well informed. A very professional and friendly guide, Mae, on our boat, who took safety serious... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

This company was recommended by the guide of the tour I was on. I chose to go canyoneering (they do loads of other stuff too), which is a combination of rapelling, zip-lining and climbing over rocks through water. You don't need any previous experience as they tell you everything you need to know. There are loads of guides on hand... More

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Doral, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

I have to say that this was by far the best tour we did during our vacation in Costa Rica. The guides where friendly and hilarious and the food was delicious. We did the Mambo Combo which includes Rappelling and White River Rafting of a Class II and III river. We had never done either and the guides made us... More

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Atlantic City, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We had our tour 8-7-14. We did a rappelling, zip lining, hiking combo. It was a beautiful spot and Lot of un. The her on time picking us at the hotel too, feed us lunch with beer and bottled water too. The lunch was delicious by the way. I suggest wading sneakers even thought they would be completely wet nada... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Can't fault these guys, hotel pick up on time and great guides - the use of computers and wifi in their office was great too for emptying camera and gopro memory cards! The selection of activities was outstanding too. Must see.

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