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Desafio Adventure Company
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$69.00*
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Rio Balsa Whitewater Rafting Tour from La Fortuna
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$95.00*
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Canyoning in the Lost Canyon
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$125.00*
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Costa Rica Gravity Falls Canyoning Adventure from La Fortuna
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Desafio Adventure Company is considered the top tour outfitter in Costa Rica's Epicenter of Adventure near the Arenal Volcano. Desafio offers high-quality rafting tours, canyoning, biking, hiking, birdwatching, kayaking, stand up paddling, transfer with tour services, incentive programs, volunteer opportunities and much more. There are only two rules to follow with Desafio: 1) Be Safe and 2) Have Serious Fun! Look for Desafio in Downtown La Fortuna near the Arenal Volcano or take the Desafio Adventure Connections to the Monteverde, Guanacaste, San Jose, Manuel Antonio and Playa Samara! Desafio is family-owned and operated and your "one-stop-shop" for adventure travel in Costa Rica and beyond!
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Lockers / storage, Food available for purchase, Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children, Wheelchair access
Reviewed October 2, 2013

We did the class 2-3 Rio Balsa rafting with Desafio and I have nothing but great words for them. Our guides were amazing. This was hands-down the best tour we have ever done and is more than worth the cost. We started the tour by stopping at a fruit stand where they bought fruit for us later during our rafting break. On this stop the guides found a sloth in the tree nearby and showed us (my trip was complete after this!). After about a 40 min drive we arrived to the Rio Balsa. Our guide was so great at making us feel prepared and safe .. but ready to have fun! We were on the river for about 2-3 hours I think and half way through we stopped on the bank for some fruit. Make sure to bring $30 to get the pictures that are taken of you from our friendly "paparazzi" in the kayak following our raft ... these were PRICELESS and hilarious. After changing out of wet clothes, we went to the house of the former Costa Rican president for a delicious Costa Rican casado (best meal of our entire trip) and a sugar cane mill tour. This house is beautiful and everyone made us feel super welcome. We sampled homemade moonshine (strong!). You are crazy if you choose another rafting tour from somewhere else. You will not be disappointed!

Thank tnn0413
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Reviewed October 1, 2013

In La Fortuna, Costa Rica, we enjoyed a night hike near the Arenal Volcano and through the Rain Forest. The Guide Albert was excellent. He spotted flora and fauna for us and gave us a wonderful hike.

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Reviewed September 30, 2013

We did rapelling, river rafting, horseback riding, stand up paddle board, caves, canyoneering and much more! Our guides were so friendly, knowledgeable and fun to be with. I would recommend this tour company to anyone. I can't wait to go back! We had Heanzel, Diego and so many others as great guides! Wish they could be guides here. Diego at the main office was so helpful and gave me good deals on all my tours because I booked most of them with Desafio. Thank you so much for making my vacation so fun!

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Reviewed September 30, 2013

My family and I had the opportunity to travel to Costa Rica in June/July 2013 and went through Desafio for EVERYTHING!! They were amazing, so friendly, organized, knowledgeable, you name a high quality that you want a company to have they have it!

We did a lot while on our trip but just to name a few, some were: zip lining, canyoneering, white river rafting, ATVing, etc.

All were tons of fun and it wasn't just because of the company. It was because the Desafio guides gave us the opportunity to have an amazing experience that we will never forget. Even though the guides do the tours day in and day out they still enjoy what they do and are able to make sure you do the same, they all speak english/spanish, and are able to give you plenty of interesting information.

All the buses were clean, air conditioned and most with WiFi as well!


We will never forget how great desafio was to us and will definitely be back!


Thanks for sure an unforgettable trip!

Thank Jaclyn G
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Reviewed September 27, 2013

We did the waterfall rappelling, a boat float, as well as our transportation-- ALL worked out great!! They are extremely nice, fun, and will work hard to make sure you have a great time!

Don't miss this canyoneering adventure down the waterfalls.

Thank Pack C
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