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“This was a great experience for my first time with this company.”

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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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: Food available for purchase, Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities, Lockers / storage, Wheelchair access, Activities for older children
Galveston, Texas
1 review
“This was a great experience for my first time with this company.”
Reviewed August 23, 2014

Was a amazing day. The guys took great care of us. Class 3/4 white water rafting. Will most definitely use again.

Visited August 2014
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“Awesome Class 3 and 4 trip down Toro River”
Reviewed August 23, 2014 via mobile

A must do in Costa Rica.... been down many trips on toro never as good as Disfacio Adventures thoroughly enjoyed the full day class 3 and 4 trip had fruit on riverside then went to X presidente house for awesome organic lunch and watched sugarcane being made as it was 100 plus years ago with steers churning the cane into sugar water....It was quite an experience....

Visited August 2014
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“Liked it alot!”
Reviewed August 22, 2014 via mobile

A great day with water rafting, dinner and more. I went for the level 2-3 rafting because it was my first time. Had read some bad reviews about them not being qualified for this and it being dangerous, but I felt very safe and well informed. A very professional and friendly guide, Mae, on our boat, who took safety serious and we felt safe in his company. Along our time in the river the guides where really good at spotting animals for us and we also went in the water to swim a couple of times. Go do it! :)

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“Canyoneering - scary but fun!”
Reviewed August 22, 2014

This company was recommended by the guide of the tour I was on. I chose to go canyoneering (they do loads of other stuff too), which is a combination of rapelling, zip-lining and climbing over rocks through water. You don't need any previous experience as they tell you everything you need to know. There are loads of guides on hand to help you, especially if you struggle with the rapelling like I did at first. You'll need some shoes that you can get wet, and I suggest you wear longer trousers or shorts because of the harness (I wore leggings which were perfect). Prepare to get wet and have some fun!
Overall a great experience, with food at the end, and pictures that you can buy as well.

Visited August 2014
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“Mambo Combo was awesome”
Reviewed August 21, 2014

I have to say that this was by far the best tour we did during our vacation in Costa Rica. The guides where friendly and hilarious and the food was delicious. We did the Mambo Combo which includes Rappelling and White River Rafting of a Class II and III river. We had never done either and the guides made us feel very comfortable and guided us through all the steps. It was a very fun day.
Tip: you will most definitely get super soaked during this adventure, so take a change of clothes and sandals for afterwards.

Visited July 2014
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