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Desafio Monteverde Tours - Private Day Tours

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Address: 50m West of Banco Popular, Opposite 'Pintura Sur' | Underneath the 'Common Cup' Cafe, Santa Elena 60109, Costa Rica
Phone Number: +(506)2645-5874
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Description: We’ve been helping people enjoy the beauty of Costa Rica since 1992...
We’ve been helping people enjoy the beauty of Costa Rica since 1992, including breathtaking Monteverde. Discover the fascinating ecology of the Monteverde Cloud Forest with our Eagle-Eyed Guides! Located here in Monteverde with local experts on staff to provide free information on tours, hotels & transport, plus maps and hummingbird & monkey garden. Come visit us!
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Wonderful service!

Desafio in Costa Rica helped me tremendously in planning my vacation. They suggested various activities, and were able to help me select the best tours within those activities... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
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Dallas, Texas
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547 reviews 547 reviews
221 attraction reviews
286 helpful votes 286 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

In Monteverde we booked the mountain & farm horse back riding tour & the guided hike in the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve. We had never been horse back riding so we chose the tour with the least amount of riding which was recommended. The host was great but I think we realized horse back riding really isn't our thing. I... More 

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Jaipur
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

We chose Defasio Tours Costa Rica to book a private tour to Monteverde, wanting a personal experience, longer time in rainforest and not a half hour and then coffee/chocolate tour We saw the great reviews It’s a very long drive from Guanacaste resorts terrible motorway road works then a very rough steep road so about 4 hours We were sent... More 

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Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Desafio in Costa Rica helped me tremendously in planning my vacation. They suggested various activities, and were able to help me select the best tours within those activities. The tours booked through them worked like a charm. We booked 8 activities through them and two private/shared transportation through them, and all pick ups were on time! Their 800 number worked... More 

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Mount Vernon, Washington
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Our began meeting up with our guide Henry in San Vito. He spoke good English and really seems happy to meet us. We started with the coffee tour and Henry could not have been more knowledgeable and really enjoyed talking about world of coffee. We totally enjoyed everything about the tour. Then it was off on the Las Tablas tour.... More 

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St. Catharines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Desafio is a great tour company who arranged my private shuttles and some adventure tours. They answered a million of my questions and found a package exactly right. They were always professional and answered emails immediately. All the drivers were on time and we had some great tours. Mambo Combo was the best tour to do with Desafio!!

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Dublin, Ireland
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701 reviews 701 reviews
355 attraction reviews
880 helpful votes 880 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

We booked ziplining tours through this company and they were excellent. We ended up booking with Aventura canopy tours which I highly recommend. It costs $40 (normally $45 but we got a group discount) for the canopy zip line tours which also has a Tarzan swing at the end if you want to do it. It was absolutely brilliant. Well... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Excellent service throughout the booking process, follow up emails, and for the actual transfers from SJO to Playa Zancudo and return to SJO. Reasonable pricing and a variety of vehicle options depending on the number of passengers (10 in our crew).

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015 via mobile

White Water Rafting 3-4 and Horseback Ridding at the base of the volcano in Arenal La Fortuna with Desafio were simply the best and most professionally run adventure tours; safety and customer satisfaction really matter to them.

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Dallas, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

I am quite impressed with this company. While I did not end up using their services this trip, I travel to CR quite a bit, Janet went above and beyond in saving me from what would of been a horrible experience. It was a Saturday night and I decided I wanted to go do some zip-lining in Monteverde as I... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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97 reviews 97 reviews
32 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

We had never been to Costa Rica and picked Desafio off of Trip Adviser. We could not have been more pleased with the coordination, ability to customize, private transport & value. They coordinated our entire trip and every transport was on time as well as very friendly bilingual guides. Would not hesitate to recommend them to close friends and family.

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