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“Great day trip and so much more...”

Desafio Adventure Company
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$95.00*
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Canyoning in the Lost Canyon
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Desafio Adventure Company is considered the pioneering tour outfitter in Costa Rica's Epicenter of Adventure near the Arenal Volcano since 1992. Desafio offers high-quality rafting, canyoning, biking, hiking, birdwatching, kayaking, stand up paddling, unique cultural experiences, transfer with tour services, incentive programs, volunteer opportunities and much more. We only have two rules: 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, Playa Samara and now Leon, Nicaragua! Desafio is family-owned and operated and your "one-stop-shop" for adventure travel in Costa Rica and beyond!
Useful Information: Food available for purchase, Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children, Wheelchair access, Activities for young children, Lockers / storage
Reviewed April 17, 2014

We booked this white water rafting trip at the hotel's front desk. We just wanted to do some easy rafting because our group is not experienced.

Desafío was very punctual picking us up at the hotel, they were thorough with their explanation on the basics of rafting and their staff was super attentive. We speak mostly Spanish, but they are fully bilingual, to the point that they're not so used at giving these tours in their native language.

The surprise we were not aware of is that as part of the tour the give you a fruit snack set up by the guides themselves. Also, included in the tour is a typical lunch at a historic house and even a visit to a sugar cane trapiche. What we thought was a half day experience, actually became a almost full day adventure.

I liked that they had an area for us to change into dry clothes before heading to the restaurant for lunch. Great value for the money... I would use them again for future trips, but on harder rivers.

Thank MadRod787
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Reviewed April 16, 2014

This was amazing and quite physical. There were 6 adults in our party, so we opted to book a private tour, it was well worth the money. The tour guides (2) were absolutely awesome. They were helpful and knew alot about what they did and the area

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Reviewed April 15, 2014 via mobile

On our honeymoon we have gone on a few trips so fadr with Desafio and have been very impressed. From the helpfulness of the lady in tbe office, gow knowledgeable and friendly guides and brilliant adventure experts! Done so far. ...
Volcano tour and hot springs - our guide Hancel was really friendly, knew lots and was a great spotter. We learnt all about Arenal volcano too. After this we went to Baldi hot springs. I recommend Baldi the most due to its size, water slides, swim up bars and natural steam rooms.
Mambo Combo - canyoning to start with a great fun time, and we got very wet. It was thrilling and hard work without being exhausting. It was great that they have a photographer and the photos are a lot cheaper than replacing a camera! Breakfast was also yummy. We the went onto white water rafting which was great too. With nature spotting, exciting games and a lovely fruit snack it was brilliant. Afterwards its time for more food, singing and coffee.

We have already booked the venado caves tour and im really looking forward to it.

Great company, the only downside is they dont seem to work out of Tortuguero or Puerto Viejo!

Thank PenguinSalad
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Reviewed April 13, 2014

Went for the half day rafting trip which is ideal for anyone who hasn't been before. Good fun with some reasonable rapids but nothing too scary. Well organised with excellent guides and good safety. Lovely meal at the end.

Thank Amanda1357
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Reviewed April 12, 2014

I wanted an adventurous challenge for my family while visiting Cosa Rica and found exactly that with Desafio's canyoning tour. You will need to be in decent physical shape and able to accept some element of physical danger. That being said, this was a fantastic experience and I'd do it again. We took our two children, ages 12 and 14. My daughter was anxious, but the guides did an amazing job of encouraging her and making sure she enjoyed the experience. The guides were extremely professional and safety conscious. On top of that, the lunch was absolutely delicious!

Thank Elizabees
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