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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
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+506 2479 0020
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7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Desafio Adventure Company is a family-owned and operated tour outfitter and...

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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$68.98*
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Costa Rica Gravity Falls Canyoning Adventure from La Fortuna
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I have tried a few different tour companies here in La Fortuna, and Desafío is the best, the most professional and have highly skilled nature guides. Latest I've used them for the... read more

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I have tried a few different tour companies here in La Fortuna, and Desafío is the best, the most professional and have highly skilled nature guides. Latest I've used them for the hanging bridges - and the wildlife the guide was able to spot and tell about was amazing. A small tip - tourist to tourist - book directly with... More 

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Cross Plains, WI
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I am not a fan of organized tours, but was pleasantly surprised by this organization! Our travel agency, Nica Adventures, booked 5 tours/activities with this provider. All 5 were excellent! Tour guides were outstanding - knowledgeable, bi-lingual, friendly and fun. Highly recommend!

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Kongens Lyngby, Denmark
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We went on a one day tour to river Sarapiqui with Desafio. The company picked us up at our hotel, very easy. We went two hours in a bus to the river and the guide ("Jack Sparrow") was already amazing in the bus. He told a lot of great stories and knew a lot about the nature and wildlife. When... More 

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My family and I were in La Fortuna for vacation last week, and we booked Desafio for the majority of our tours and transportation. The guides for all of the tours were very informative and quite funny too.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I worked with the staff at Desafio to put together a 11 day itinerary from Monteverde to Arenal to Manuel Antonio and back to San Jose to catch our flight home. They did all the work, and we were able to enjoy a stress-free and perfectly orchestrated vacation. The lodges they selected for us were perfect, the drivers they used... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Awesome excursion! Our travel company booked this for us and it was so much fun! Guides were funny and entertaining but also very safety oriented. We were a family of 4 (21 and 18 yr old) and 2 other men along with guide in our raft. It was just enough adventure without being too intense. There was a nice mix... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I had a great time at the Canyoneering tour. We definitely tested our limits of adventure by rappelling down huge waterfalls and marching through a river in the bottom of a canyon in the middle of dense rainforest. The staff were excellent and did a great job helping us to feel comfortable, learn the techniques to stay... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We booked several tours with Desafio for our family trip in La Fortuna. The staff at Desafio was extremely helpful. I would highly recommend working with Desafio to arrange your adventures when you are visiting Costa Rica. Here is a quick summary of our engagement with Desafio: 1) Booking on the website and talking via phone was very easy. However,... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Used this company for transportation from the airport and between La Fortuna and Samara. They were timely and professional and safe drivers. Also did a day trip of white water rafting. The absolute highlight of my trip!!! amazing experience. Felt safe and had a blast. they also served delicious fruit on the trip and later we stopped at a restaurant... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Although they are known for their adventure tours, we used Desafio primarily for private transfer services. Their vans were clean, comfortable, stocked with bottled water, and have WiFi. Their drivers were professional, friendly, interesting and kind. We are grateful to all of our drivers who got us safely where we needed to go, even on holidays, and to David who... More 

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