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“rio toro and canyoneering” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Desafio Adventure Company - Day Tours

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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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!
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Florida
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“rio toro and canyoneering”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2010

Desafio guides were great for both excursions. Rio Toro is highly recommended. And the rappeling was a great experience, even for someone with a fear of heights. The Canyoneering trip (rapelling) was strenuous as you had to do some hiking over rocky wet waterfalls between the rappels- but the guides were very helpful in making you as comfortable as possible traversing the terrain. There was also a mega amount of stairs at the end- but nobody rushes you.

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“Choose Desafio Adventure Company!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2010

I would like to say thank you to Desafio and employees! Our trip to CostaRica was the most amazing holiday I have ever been on thanks so much to our awesome guides! They were always on time, organized, prepared for everything, spoke english very well, made us feel safe and provided us with some amazing times! We did the mambo combo which started our day out with canyoneering. This was the highlight of my trip because of the breath taking scenery and just the right amount of adrenaline! We were provided with a delicious breakfast after that and were transported to Rio Balsa for white water rafting. That was my second favorite adventure of the trip! We also went on a hike by Arenal volcano, saw the volcano erupting (lava and all!!!), took a boat ride on Lake Arenal and went horseback riding. If you are planning on coming to Costa Rica, I definately reccommend Desafio Adventure Company!

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“Desafio-Balsa 2/3 rapids rafting trip a BLAST”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2010

We just got back from Costa Rica and had a blast. One of our highlights was our rafting trip down the Balsa River. The Desafio Comapny does an excellent job from picking you up to dropping you off at your hotel. They supply you with equipment,safety lectures and instructions on how to paddle. The guides are fun and very safety oriented. We loved our guide Edgar, he made our trip so much fun for my teenage boys that they want to go back again at Christmas time. The lunch they provided was great at the end of the trip and the fruit they cut up was wonderful. They do an excellent job from start to finish.

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“Great Experience!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2010

We traveled to Costa Rica and hired Desafio in Arenal to go Waterfall Repelling (maybe called canyoneering). The guides were amazing and fun! My 9 year old daughter was with us, and I felt completely comfortable that she was safe and well cared for. The equipment was clean and in good condition, the guides were able to be FUN and maintain safety at the same time. They arrived at my hotel early, spoke English well, and the van was clean and in good condition. This tour was the highlight of our vacation!!

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“Excellent adventure outfitter”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2010

My wife and I took two Desafio adventure trips while in Costa Rica, and they were both excellent. The first was class III/IV white water rafting on the Rio Toro. The second was canyoneering in the Lost Canyon. Both trips were professionally handled and a lot of fun. They even let us change the date of one trip and the time of the other without penalty. Also, fresh fruit and big, tasty lunches were served on both days. We had a great time, and I highly recommend this company for your Costa Rican outdoor adventures.

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