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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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Desafio Adventure Company is a family-owned and operated tour outfitter and...

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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Great Full Day Tour with Rubin

My wife and I booked a full day tour with hanging bridges, la fortuna waterfall and arenal volcano....our tour guide was a great guy who had a vast amount of knowledge and was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Toronto, Canada

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Toronto, Canada
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My wife and I booked a full day tour with hanging bridges, la fortuna waterfall and arenal volcano....our tour guide was a great guy who had a vast amount of knowledge and was very enthusiastic....we were glad to have had him

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Lincoln Park, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We visited Costa Rica and used Desafio for a number of things during our stay. We visited numerous parts of the country so we hired them as a private transport company so we didn't have to rent a car. While in La Fortuna, we also booked a few excursions through them, which were awesome. The Gravity Falls Waterfall Jumping tour... More 

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Barrie, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We took a shuttle tour to La Fortuna that included a coffee tour, volcano and waterfall. The tour guides were Oscar and Gonzales they were amazing. Very friendly, professional and reliable. Felt safe and secure the whole ride. Remember roads are bumpy. The coffee tour was fantastic. English speaking tour guide giving a detailed tour with a chance to try... More 

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Rochester, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We thoroughly enjoyed the 4 outings that we booked through Desafio. We chose to vistit without a rental car and the transportation provided with each booking was spot on. We had excellent guides for each activity and Greg our coordinator was very flexible with our needed itinerary changes.

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Chevy Chase, MD
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked most of our Costa Rica trip through Desafio: private transfers from SJO to La Fortuna, from La Fortuna to Playa Hermosa and then to Liberia airport for return home, 2 hotel stays, canyoning trip and white water trip to the Tenorio river (which was one of their "adventure transfers). The professional, hard working drivers arrived exactly on time... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

For 89 USD pp (this is with the G adventure discount), we were picked up at our hotel, driven to lost canyon, got some rappelling done and had rice and beans for lunch. It was a good experience, but I wouldn't say it was great value for money. The staff was friendly, but wasn't super informative. There were 4 rappels... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I worked with Greg Reeser, an adventure specialist, with Desafio. He was excellent to work with from his quick response time to assisting me in narrowing down activities that my husband and I would enjoy while in Costa Rica. He even assisted with setting up all of our transfers between the hotel, airports and activities. Everything on our trip went... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

All the way from the hotel pick up / drop off to the rafting, this was an excellent experience. The rafting guides were very professional with excellent sense of humor combined with best safety practices for beginners. They do expose you to fruits and a very delicious lunch. Bring water shoes and some extra dry clothes, you will not come... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I've done, 1,2,3 & 4 rated rafting trips in several countries as well as in the USA and by far the instructions and safety talk were the best ever. Well done. We had so much fun and even saw a sloth and tucan on our trip. The guides served us up fresh pineapple and watermelon at a break.

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Lexington, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was a great first rafting experience for my children ages 11,14, and 17. Adal was entertaining and helped everyone enjoy themselves. I would recommend to anyone looking for a fun time as a family. The class 3 was more than I had experienced in Maryland where it was also labeled a class 3. Everyone stayed in the boat though,... More 

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