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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
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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Denver, Colorado
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

We did a combo tour and were so happy we got to see so many things around the Arenal volcano. Our tour guide for the hanging bridges and waterfall, Rubin, was great. He was so engaging and fun to be around. Everyone in our tour group (4 couples who had never met) all really got along and enjoyed each others'... More

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Monroe, Georgia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

We used Desafio for our trip to the Hot Springs Resort, and ziplining and canyoneering. The Hot Springs resort was unbelieveable - so beautiful. The springs are easy to get around to, yet feel very secluded. Dinner was great. We found out later that you can sometimes book a tour for two days there, which would've been nice to know... More

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Miami, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

Great choice recommended by our travel company!! we did the Mambo Combo (canyoning + rafting) and it was amazing!! we thought it was going to be too much but it wasnt. both teams made sure that we had GREAT FUN!! they did an amazing job from A-Z and we totally enjoyed it a lot!! the food they provided during both... More

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

We had an absolute blast on our trip with Desafio. We did a half-day run of the Balsa River (class 2-3) with the family. Our river guide was friendly and knowledgeable, and kept us safe in the boat. The transport service was great, with a fun friendly guide. The white water was the perfect level of adventure for our family.... More

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London, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

I went Stand Up Paddleboarding with Desafio on August 31, 2014. Desafio was on time when they picked me up from my hotel, which i really appreciated. The guides were Ruben, Jaime and Andres. They were very knowledgeable and informative about Lake Arenal and the nature surrounding it.The view of the lake is beautiful and very relaxing. During this tour... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 NEW

Used them to travel to several places in Costa Rica. Loved them! On time, safe, flexible and friendly. I would highly recommend for travel-didn't use them for any tours. Our driver was Roy-he was great

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 NEW

White water rafting itself was a blast going through the river and seeing the landscape. On top of that, and what turned out to be a pleasant surprise, we had a bit of a cultural tour at the end of the trip. They took us to an iconic place in La Fortuna, cooked and served us authentic local foods, and... More

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

It was my boyfriend and my first trip to Costa Rica and we were having trouble deciding where exactly to go and the logistics. Luckily I found Desafio who cleared it all up for us. We booked the extreme adrenaline package which included all the excursions we wanted to try, hotels and transportation. We spend a few night at Arenal,... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

My guy and I wanted to experience Costa Rica in as "un-touristy" of a way as possible. We are young, athletic, and wanted EXTREME ADVENTURE in a safe way. So after reading other reviews about Desafio we booked the Mambo Combo- canyoneering/rappelling combined with white water rafting. It was one of the best decisions of our entire trip!!! Not only... More

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Rancho Santa Margarita, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We travelled to Costa Rica last month. We decided to plan all excursions prior to departure from LA. We went online and found Desafio Adventure Company. We booked four days of excursions with them and were extremely happy with the outcome. Every single excursion was well planned and they run things on time! Their staff is extremely professional, helpful, safe... More

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