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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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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours, Adventure
Owner description: Desafio Adventure Company is a family-owned and operated tour outfitter and considered Costa Rica's...
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Type: Tours, Adventure
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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!
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Marshfield, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

My husband and I recently took our honeymoon to Costa Rica and booked this tour through our hotel when we arrived. This was by far the best $70 we spent the entire trip!! Our tour started out with a shuttle picking us up at our hotel and then stopping in town at their location to have a drink of water... More 

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Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

Did the mambo combo package tour which I felt was a tinsy bit pricey but the service desafio provided more than made up for the steep price. The rappelling was awesome and the tour guides made me feel safe and secure! It was fun repelling by bouncing down like what you see in call of duty games. Only 2 reppels... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

We recently returned from a trip to Costa Rica where we used Desafio for airport transportation, hotel booking in Arenal, whitewater rafting (2/3), canyoning and ziplining. Everyone we dealt with from the initial email through all the transportation and adventures were prompt, professional, and friendly. All our guides were awesome and while they were very friendly and entertaining you could... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

I would have rated this POOR but took into consideration their safety measures; giving us life savers, helmets, even rescue instructions and Moses, our guide, never leaving our side is why I graded it Average. Moses, even called the company, for reimbursement of medical expenses, (we didn’t expect or got reimbursed for tour, being we hesitantly, signed a waiver). Having... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

I went white water rafting with Desafio last week on the Sarapiqui River- level 3 and 4 rapids. The current and rapids were extremely intense. You'll need an open mind and a love of adventure, but this was one of the most fun days in Costa Rica. Jorge was our guide and was so nice, experienced, and clear. He really... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

A friend and I booked the 3/4 trip on the Sarapique River. I had never been white water rafting before and was a bit nervous. It had been raining alot the past few days so the river was more rough than usual. Our guide, Jorge did an amazing job making sure we had fun and keeping us safe. It was... More 

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South Kingstown, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

While staying in Arenal, my husband and I did the Lost Canyon tour, ziplining, paddleboarding Lake Arenal, and white water rafting adventure connection all with Desafio Adventure Company. We were picked up promptly at our scheduled time, and had great, friendly guides on all our tours. All meals provided were great, and transportation was always comfortable. Fantastic time!

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Perth
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

We did a white water rafting trip on the Rio Balsa (grade 2/3) with our 9 year old son. Our guide Moses was terrific, very funny and informative, as well as being a complete professional. They made sure we also had a safety guide and followed the trip with a delicious Local lunch. I would highly recommend this company. They... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 via mobile

I thoroughly enjoyed the rappelling. The guides were professional and really cared about safety and fun. I had never rappelled before and really enjoyed the experience - I also learned a bit. Overall there are 4 rappels (2 of which are big drops). I would recommend decent level of fitness for the walking/sliding climb through the forest to each rappel... More 

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Virginia, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

We used this tour company for a whitewater rafting adventure down the Sarapiqui River. They are fantastic with friendly guides who speak excellent English and make their excursions fun. See my review of the Sarapiqui River.

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