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Canyoning in the Lost Canyon provided by Desafio Adventure Company

Canyoning in the Lost Canyon

Canyoning in the Lost Canyon
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Last updated: Aug 28, 2020
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What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
About
Climb, hike, and splash through the Costa Rican rain forest on this adrenaline-pumping adventure that takes you into the depths of the Lost Canyon, a natural playground near Arenal Volcano. Rappel down cliffs and waterfalls reaching up to 200 feet (60 meters), drop into jungle pools, and scramble over boulders while an expert guide ensures your safety. After emerging from the canyon, recap your feats over a typical Costa Rican lunch.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, French, Spanish
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English, French, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
Complete three cliff rappels and a free drop into water
Swim in waterfall-fed pools and hike through the jungle
Great option for adventurous travelers ready to go beyond ziplines
Includes lunch and hotel pickup from La Fortuna
What to expect
Awaken your inner jungle explorer on this 4-hour Costa Rica canyoning tour. You’ll be picked up at your La Fortuna hotel for the short drive to the Lost Canyon, located near Arenal Volcano. An experienced guide will present a safety briefing and help you gear up with a hard hat and harness. To begin, test out your rappelling skills on a 10-foot (3.5-meter) cliff alongside a waterfall.  Once you’re warmed up, tackle a 150-foot (45-meter) cliff known locally as ‘Big Boy.’ Use the rock face to rappel halfway down, and then hang on for a thrilling drop into a natural swimming pool. Next up, descend the granddaddy of the Lost Canyon — a 200-foot (60-meter) cliff and waterfall. Cool off after your descent with a swim in the water waiting below. Your guide will lead you on foot through the lush, rugged terrain of the canyon, where you’ll climb over boulders and splash down a natural waterslide. Learn about native plant species and be prepared to encounter the many birds, insects and animals that inhabit the area. Refuel with an authentic Costa Rican lunch before the return trip to La Fortuna.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 6833LOST
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
Hotel pickup and drop-off • Local guide • Lunch • Safety equipment and briefing
Duration
4h
Departure details
Traveler pickup is offered.
We are happy to pick you up from any hotel or rental home in the La Fortuna and Arenal Volcano area. Just pease provide us the exact Google Maps location upon booking your tour with us. If you are coming from San Jose or Guanacaste, please be sure to allow at least a three-hour drive time.
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Inclusions
Hotel pickup and drop-off • Local guide • Lunch • Safety equipment and briefing
Departure details
Traveler pickup is offered.
We are happy to pick you up from any hotel or rental home in the La Fortuna and Arenal Volcano area. Just pease provide us the exact Google Maps location upon booking your tour with us. If you are coming from San Jose or Guanacaste, please be sure to allow at least a three-hour drive time.
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
4h
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Minimum age is 10 years
It is recommended that you wear comfortable walking shoes
Not wheelchair accessible
Most travelers can participate
This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
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David
Singapore, Singapore2 contributions
Canyoning is absolute must do
Did the Canyoning with guides Josue and David. They were fantastic and made the adventure fun but safe. Beautiful landscape, and unforgettable experience.
Written September 8, 2021
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lindsey g
3 contributions
AMAZING
Aug 2021
We Loved this adventure! We were lucky enough to be the only ones on this particular excursion (rainy season, august) so it felt even more initimate. David and the crew were outstanding!
Written August 29, 2021
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Samantha S
26 contributions
WATERFALL REPEL!!
Jul 2021
The Lost Canyon tour was absolutely INCREDIBLE. The guides were upbeat, lively, funny, but safe. We had never been repelling before and they made it so easy for us. The 4 waterfalls were AMAZING to repel down, and the fun little hikes in the water between each one was the icing on the cake. BEST.TOUR.EVER! 5 Stars, would totally do it again, and again, and again! :)
Written August 3, 2021
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Chris O
Orlando, FL9 contributions
Great excursion to get wet!!
Great guides who made it fun and exciting. Kept us going even when we were unsure. All around great excursion for the whole family
Written July 23, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Z1389AHkellyb
8 contributions
Excellent Company
Jul 2021 • Family
Desafio is a terrific company. We had originally booked a different tour and ran into car problems. They were very helpful in getting us rebooked onto something else and it ended up being fantastic. They are a well organized, high class operation. They take great care of their customers and the adventures are fabulous. We loved the lost Canyon tour, though we were originally booked on the mambo combo. Definitely recommend this tour company.
Written July 21, 2021
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Kadi S
4 contributions
Rappelling is AMAZING
Jul 2021
This was a highlight of our Costa Rica trip. It was unlike anything we have done before. It was fun and exhilarating. The staff was engaging and fun, but always kept us safe. Rappelling was so fun. Hiking through the canyon was beautiful.
A surprise was not needed bug spray. Some people were covering their bodies in spray. When I asked the guide, he said you can, but there is no need. The water is always moving so there were NO mosquitos.
Transportation was great. They picked us up at our front door, and they also fed us. great food.
Written July 19, 2021
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Becky L
1 contribution
Don’t miss this tour while in La Fortuna!
Had an amazing time in Lost canyon! Our guide Alejandro was amazing! He went above and beyond to make sure we all had a great time and because of him this was my favorite activity while in Costa Rica. Thank you!
Written July 4, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

FamilyOf5
Los Angeles, CA12 contributions
Great day of adventure + nature
Jun 2021
This was my family's favorite tour in Costa Rica - a family of five with 3 teens. The canyoneering felt very safe - you are hooked on both the top and bottom with the guides helping to control your speed, and you zipline the second half down each waterfall, which was a blast. We felt very safe, and we have no experience canyoneering. The most challenging part was actually not the canyoneering but the hiking between waterfalls - you are in a running creek the entire time, scrambling over rocks etc. At one point we jumped into the water, and at another our guides created a 'tsunami' of water over our heads for fun (this was optional.) At the end you do need to climb up many stairs. At 54 in moderate shape I was struggling the most, but I made it, and the surrounding jungle and waterfall views were truly stunning, and not accessible any other way. After the canyoneering we were transported to a lovely outdoor restaurant for included lunch. It was a blast of a day, with a great mix of adventure for my teens and nature for myself. We spent the rest of the day in the thermal pools at our hotel, and it was hands down our favorite day of our Costa Rican vacation.
Note: wear bug spray, water shoes, and water clothes, and have a waterproof neck case for your phone camera, there's no other way to take pictures. Some days they have a photographer along and you can buy pictures but he wasn't available for our tour. Bring a change of clothes for lunch.
Written June 20, 2021
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Ben L
68 contributions
Full of thrills!
This company was recommended by Volcano Lodge an worth every penny. This excursion had much more thrill seeking than what we anticipated. They provided hotel pick-up services and we selected a private excursion. 1st off their safety measures were on point. Not once did we feel as if we were in danger despite the rappelling being an adrenaline shocker. Entire staff worked as a team keeping us safe to do the activities. They joke around and kept us laughing all while maintaining all safety measures. We ended the excursion with a delicious lunch in an open air environment with a very attentive staff.
Written June 5, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Alyson F
5 contributions
Lost canyon waterfall repelling
May 2021 • Family
Arturo, Ronnie and Alejandro made this trip extraordinary! Desafio translates as challenge or dare. I am petrified of both water and heights. Arturo gave me enough confidence to take the plunge and I am so glad I did! I would not have wanted to miss one part of this tour. The views, crashing water and the fun we all had was priceless! The lunch at the end was very good. I highly recommend this tour! For the experienced and inexperienced you can make the trip what you want!
Written June 3, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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Incredible, Unforgettable Experience!!!
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Fantastic guide and tour!!
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Incredible!
This was absolutely amazing! Never had an experience like this. The scenery was incredibly beautiful and our guide
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The Best River Rafting EVER!
Navigating river rapids where we got very wet and felt like we could have fallen in but didn't. We had an excellent
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Fun, even in the rain
Done in the rain, it was a wet, fun introduction to Lake Arenal and its wildlife. Our guide, Santos, was helpful, w
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Exhilarating way to experience the rainforest!
This adventure is not for the faint of heart. The day begins with 4 wheel drive to a secluded, private part of the
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Our teenagers loved the adrenaline rush!
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Private transportation from Manuel Antonio to Monteverde
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A mess
We tried to book a trip with this company on a recommendation. We contacted through WhatsApp, Facebook, their websi
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Horrible customer service
Booked through the website. After speaking with the owner we requested a refund and was told several times we would
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Food poisoning
Cooking class was fun but the food gave me severe food poisoning that took me out for 2 days. The company is not ve
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Awesome tour with Marcus!
We had a wonderful time on the Hanging Bridges tour with Marcus. He was so knowledgeable about the animals we found
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Don’t book a shuttle
I never write a review but I think people should know because they could lose their flights. I tried to book a shut
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Mixed bag
We were scheduled to do the Arenal Volcano hike and hot springs with dinner. It was pouring rain with lightening on
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Stay away from this company
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