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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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Great experience would definitely recommend!

i booked a white water rafting/zip line tour with Desafio. At first there was a little miscommunication on the pick up time however that was quickly resolved. The bus ride to the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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Charlotte, North Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

i booked a white water rafting/zip line tour with Desafio. At first there was a little miscommunication on the pick up time however that was quickly resolved. The bus ride to the river was about 40min and one of the leaders (Herran) had a great senese of humor and explained what to expect once we got to the river. Upon... More 

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

A must do!!! Our guide Felipe was amazing! His attention to detail, training and overall service was perfect. The experience is a must have! So much fun, thrilling and great way to see nature. I highly recommend it.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

I don't think this tour is run by desafio and it shows. they booked and provided transportation but the guide was less than enthusiastic and there are other ways to get to the falls. I don't regret the tour since the falls are quite beautiful and u can swim in the river, but I can't say I would recommend this... More 

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Lexington, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

We did a white water rafting trip with Desafio Adventure Company while in La Fortuna. All of the guides were great and our family of three had Marcos to ourselves. He was super helpful and encouraging to our daughter when she expressed some nervousness. Marcos, along with the incredible rafting and views, made this a day to remember! We felt... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Our entire trip was planned by Desafio and everything was perfect.I contacted them and gave them our itinerary and the activities that we were interested in.We got a detailed quote for all the activities. Below are the activities we booked through Desafio Shuttle Service from San Jose to La Fortuna ATV tour Zip Lining Arenal Hike & Baldi Hot Springs... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

We had the best day rafting with this company! The guides were amazing and were a lot of fun. The river (Sara Piqui) was so much fun, but still felt very safe. It was a 2 hour drive either way to the river, so the day ended up being about 8 hours long, so don't book anything else for early... More 

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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

I did two adventures with this company and they were both excellent. I first did kayaking in lake arenal with Gonzales, Hansel and Wilson and it was a lovely morning paddling on a beautiful lake in great company. I also did the canyoneering which was absolutely awesome, it was a fabulous fun filled afternoon. The entire canyoneering team was great,... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Marcos is the best guide ever. We had DeSafio for our connection trip from Arenal to Guanacaste. On our fun journey with the driver Roy we stopped at the volcano Tenorio and visited Rio Celeste. Marcos' english is phenomenal, he was very helpful and knowledgeable.

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Barcelona, Spain
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Our first day in Costa Rica was amazing!! We did whitewater rafting with desafio and had Adan as our guide! He was so perfect - knowledgeable, funny, & an all around cool guy. Adan even showed us these incredible hot springs after our tour ended, it was like we were locals and he was just one of our friends. He... More 

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Ooltewah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

One day we did zip lining and were so pleased with the service and the careful attention to safety details. The guides were excellent. The second day we did the horseback riding to Fortuna Falls, and again the guide was outstanding. They ensured our safety and comfort. We highly recommend this company.

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