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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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Perfect way to see the best of Costa Rica!

After much research we chose Desafio as the best way to start our 3 day stay in the Arenal area. Our party of 6 did the combo tour with hanging bridges, volcano hike, lunch and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

After much research we chose Desafio as the best way to start our 3 day stay in the Arenal area. Our party of 6 did the combo tour with hanging bridges, volcano hike, lunch and the La Fortuna waterfall. It was all incredible. We started the day with our fantastic guide Hansel with monkey sightings at the hanging brides park... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

We booked a white water rafting trip through Valle Dorado tour group (who were very responsive and helpful) and they set us up with Desafio Adventures. . Adan was our guide and he was fun, outgoing, friendly and helpful. We were picked up at our hotel and made a few stops to pick up others who had booked the tour.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

I felt this was a great, quality tour company in Costa Rica. We did the "combo mambo" which included waterfall repelling and white water rafting. The guides were great and I would recommend them whole heartedly. I would say from the online ads that I expected a bit more adventure and expected a more physically challenging day. We were there... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Even despite airline issues nearly ruining our vacation, Desafio company made quick changes to accommodate us. Each experience with them was great during our trip as well. Highly highly recommend

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Jersey City, New Jersey
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Booked our whole trip with Tui. I was apprehensive and did a lot of research but this tour company was very helpful in booking my trip, they also gave us discounts on the tours done specifically with them but set up the rest of my week as well as transfers from Arenal to Tamarindo. All transfers, personnel and tours were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Prior to booking anything with Desafio Adventure Company our 'adventure specialist' Greg was so helpful! He was great at getting back very quickly to emails & answered all the questions we had about different day tour options. In La Fortuna we end-up booking the Hanging Bridges Tour & the Volcano Hike with the EcoTermales Hot Springs. The guides were always... More 

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Brooklyn, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 via mobile

These guys are great. We were looking for a class III - IV trip. River was low so we were not expecting too much action, however, our guide Adan really knew the river and gave us an action packed awesome ride. All the guys were knowledgable about the river, the area and local wildlife. Also, very safety conscious. A great... More 

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Prosper, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

My husband and I had a great time canyoneering with these guides! There were only 6 of us in the party so it was fairly quick, but we all had a blast. I was surprised how comfortable I felt rappelling down the falls. Always felt safe. The hike back up the canyon was pretty steep. Water shoes that are more... More 

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Berkshire, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Today I took a full day trip to rio celeste with this company to Rio Celeste. The weather didnt hold up and it rained a little which was fine, the water was still very blue. It actually made it fun trecking through the jungle. Our guide was amazing, he was very friendly and personally. He gave us tons of information... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

We did a day trip with Desafio and it was great. Our guide, Orlando, was fantastic. The entire trip was very well executed. From the transportation to/from to the safety precautions, information shared, engagement with our family and overall sights and sounds of the river. I highly recommend this activity. Plus, we had the best lunch we had all week... More 

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