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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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Potters Bar, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

We did the mambo combo (canyoning and rafting). Had never done canyoning before and it was fantastic. The guides were brilliant and made you feel safe. It was extremely well organised in beautiful locations. The fun of the rafting was enhanced by our hilarious guide Jason who managed to fall in the water twice but still shout 'Pura Vida'. He... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

We did a safari boat tour and a hanging bridges tour with this company and were extremely happy with both. For our safari tour, our guides were Juan Carlos and Jaime. They were very friendly and informative at all times. We felt very safe, and they spotted some very good wildlife. We even saw a sloth! If you are looking... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

I'd highly recommend this company when it comes to any outdoor activity. The operation was very slick--no time wasted standing around, the safety briefing was comprehensive, when we were assigned a guide we got another safety talk then we had a bit of a practice before hitting the rapids. The guides were all extremely knowledgable and friendly. At no point... More

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

This was our first adventure in Arenal for our honeymoon! What a terrific adventure. We originally were supposed to go canyoneering in the morning followed by the horseback ride to the waterfall in the afternoon for a full day trip; however, the night before we were contacted that the canyoneering portion would have to be rescheduled due to volcanic tremors.... More

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

I have been dying to got White Water Rafting again for years, and this was the top highlight of my trip!! it was adventurous it was safe, the staff was super friendly from the moment they picked us up at the hotel, the drivers, the staff the lunch was amazing. We left our clothes at the rest. and they even... More

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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

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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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 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 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

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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