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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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Description: Desafio Adventure Company is a family-owned and operated tour outfitter...
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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Canyoneering and ziplines

We did the combo canyoneering and zipline tour. They take you to the canyon in the morning and zipline in the afternoon. Both of these tours were great. You will get soaking wet... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

We did the combo canyoneering and zipline tour. They take you to the canyon in the morning and zipline in the afternoon. Both of these tours were great. You will get soaking wet on the canyoneering tour and it is a bit of a physical challenge but well worth it. In addition to rappelling down 4 waterfalls you will also... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

We booked white water rafting, rapelling down water falls, and zip lining through Desafio. Every excursion was top notch. Transportation was always right on time and each event was run by extremely knowledgeable and friendly guides. Thanks to the trip advisor community we used them are were very satisfied

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

My husband and I purchased a 3 in 1 tour with the company Desafio for $145 per person. Our guide Carlos picked us up on time and right away got us excited about all the activities we were going to encounter. The first activity was exploring the rainforest and hanging bridges. A lot of walking took place but the view... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We took a rafting trip which was amazing. The staff was well attentive, friendly, and made safety their first priority. It was a very fun day. My only complaint would be a lot of time wasted. First we were picked up at the hotel and taken to their office in La Fortuna then we had to wait there for about... More 

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Fayetteville, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

My boyfriend, his two teenage kids and myself did the cave tour. I can't for the life of me remember our guides name, but he plays guitar, has a son, and holds a great conversation. The picked us up, provided drinks and fruit, and took us back to where we were staying. The four of us are all pretty athletic.... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

A friendly staff and charming tour guides with extensive knowledge of the area and country. Went paddle boarding with a few friends and had a wonderful morning filled with laughs, breath-taking views, a refreshing swim, and fresh fruit. Couldn't have asked for a better day!

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Glendale, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

First of all.. the guys in this company.. I can't thank them enough for the WONDERFUL time they provided!!!! We did the cliff jumping tour and these guys made every moment safe and fun!!! We were able to do flips, and jump from 10-37 ft!! There were even a few rappels!! I love these guys. Special thanks to the guide... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Desafio's La Fortuna-area canyoneering trip was the bomb.com. These guys know what they're doing - they made us feel totally safe and comfortable with something we'd never done before, in the midst of flash flooding no less (the low-season experience comes with extra thrills at no additional charge). Basically, rapelling down waterfalls is pretty freaking amazing. Also, the guides are... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

We toured with Desafio (Adventure Connection Rio Balsa) to white water raft and for transfers between San Jose and La Fortuna. We arranged to do some white water rafting and to transfer to our La Fortuna hotel after our stay in San Jose. This tour also included lunch. We also set up with Desafio to transfer back to San Jose... More 

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

Hola Nicole, Thank you for letting us know about your experience with us. I see you visited us back in January 2015. I am terribly sorry to hear about the mishaps at the end of your visit here. We are investigating to understand a little more about what happened. We are particularly concerned about the broken finger. Although we ask... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

This trip was so much fun! Jorge and Anthony were fantastic, enthusiastic, helpful and really wanting you to have the best experience. The equipment was clean and up to date, food good, and transportation even had WiFi . We were on the Rio Balsa I think the class 2 and 3 , very safe but still tremendous fun. Thank you... More 

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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
Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Alajuela  >  Arenal Volcano National Park  >  La Fortuna de San Carlos
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 7:00 am - 9:00 pm

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