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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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16 reviews 16 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

Apart from the really bumpy roads and the chaos, the jeep-boat-jeep was a lovely way to go from Arenal to Monteverde.

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

I LOVE THESE GUYS!!!!!!! we where in between hotels and they stored our luggage and locked it away at their office. well taken care off. we did class 3-4 rapids full day and it was awesome. the bus had wifi in it. and the photographer was amazing. it really was the best part of our trip... Frank is awesome

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Irmo, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

This was an amazing experience for the whole family. You feel safe the whole time with good explanations about hoq to have fun while you see nature and have some thrills on the river. The end of the experience could not be better, a traditional meal. Would recommend without reservation.

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

We did an afternoon guided hike at the base of Arenal Volcano on one day, and a Lost Canyon Rappelling (canyoneering) adventure the following day. We were picked up at our hotel, and all of our guides were extremely friendly. It doesn't surprise me this company is highly recommended on Trip Advisor, and also mentioned by name in the Costa... More

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

We booked this white water rafting trip at the hotel's front desk. We just wanted to do some easy rafting because our group is not experienced. Desafío was very punctual picking us up at the hotel, they were thorough with their explanation on the basics of rafting and their staff was super attentive. We speak mostly Spanish, but they are... More

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

On our honeymoon we have gone on a few trips so fadr with Desafio and have been very impressed. From the helpfulness of the lady in tbe office, gow knowledgeable and friendly guides and brilliant adventure experts! Done so far. ... Volcano tour and hot springs - our guide Hancel was really friendly, knew lots and was a great spotter.... More

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Watford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

Went for the half day rafting trip which is ideal for anyone who hasn't been before. Good fun with some reasonable rapids but nothing too scary. Well organised with excellent guides and good safety. Lovely meal at the end.

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West Olive, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

I wanted an adventurous challenge for my family while visiting Cosa Rica and found exactly that with Desafio's canyoning tour. You will need to be in decent physical shape and able to accept some element of physical danger. That being said, this was a fantastic experience and I'd do it again. We took our two children, ages 12 and 14.... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

We did our very first whitewater rafting adventure with Desafio in La Fortuna, Costa Rica. They are absolutely the best adventure company in CR. Our guide Fabio and the driver Roy1 arrived early and were quite pleasant. We headed back to town picking up the rest of the tourers, and then we picked up the rest of the crew. It... More

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Excellent, knowledgeable guide who was funny, kind and safe. First time white water rafting, if you have any reservations about trying it, don't. We did the class 2-3 rapids to be safe, if you are in reasonable shape, consider doing the Class 3-4, even if it's your first time. We had a blast on the bigger rapids and wish we... More

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