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Desafio Adventure Company - Day Tours

River rafting & tubing, Adrenaline & extreme tours, Outdoor Activities, Sightseeing Tours, Boat Tours & Water Sports
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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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Had an Awesome Time!

The guides were fun and professional. The activities were very well planned. I would definitely use Desafio again in the future. Highly recommended!

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

The guides were fun and professional. The activities were very well planned. I would definitely use Desafio again in the future. Highly recommended!

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Cape Elizabeth, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

My teenaged son and I took the hanging bridges tour and then did the tram to the top of the mountain for the zipline adventure. First, the tour with guide Nancy was excellent. Nancy's command of English is superb; as a Spanish-speaker I often prefer for tours to be given in Spanish rather than English but here there was no... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

We booked several tours including Canyoneering, volcano hike and zip lining (sky) in la fortuna and monteverde. Company was recommended to us by a friend. Drivers and guides were prompt, professional and fun. The canoyneering was amazing. All excursions were appropriate group sizes to meet new people but not wait around for hours. Highly recommend them!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

We booked a mambo combo tour with Desafio Tour company. It was canyoneering in the morning and rafting in the afternoon. It was the best day in Costa Rica. Don't miss out if you go to La Fortuna. The guides are soooo much fun and love their job and that really makes a difference.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

We did a Rafting Tour with our Guide Adan. It was a great Day and we had so much fun. We really reconmend this tour!

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

I'm the Safety patrol among my friends. I always wear a seatbelt, I always wear a helmet (and reflectors, and multiple lights) when bicycling, and I always wear my PFD even when kayaking flat, shallow water. This adventure outfitter absolutely impressed me with their attention to safety concerns. I felt completely safe on every excursion. This safety did not come... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

I can't recommend Desafio enough. This company gave us an amazing experience while we were in Costa Rica visiting the La Fortuna area. We did the combo day trip of zip lining and waterfall repelling. Both excursions were amazing. We started the day with the canyoneering adventure. A bus picked us up from the hotel in the morning and took... More 

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las vegas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Greg at Desafio was wonderful to work with, listening to our ideas and coming up with a great itinerary at a very reasonable cost--and I didn't have to do the work, even better! Greg reserved and arranged everything, and all we did was write a check. E-A-S-Y The activities were all great fun, we were especially impressed with Sky at... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

We did the Level II-III white water rafting down the Balsa River. Since this was our first time rafting we didn't know what to expect. The instructions were thorough and the guides took the extra time to make sure all of our gear was on correctly. After the first part of the rapids, the second half seemed like a trip... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I pre-booked all but one of my transfers and adventure tours with Greg at Desafio. Greg was incredibly helpful and patient as I shifted and shaped our itinerary. Although slightly higher cost on some things, they showed up on time, we felt safe, and we had some pretty great adventures! Private Airport transfer: San Jose- La Fortuna: Our driver was... More 

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