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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...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos 21007, Costa Rica
+506 2479 0020
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All reviews mambo combo white water rafting the river la fortuna costa rica rio balsa fruit wet clothes a lot of fun waterfall repelling pineapple these guys san jose felt safe always on time pura vida class rapids
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The guides were all very helpful, safe, fun and clear. they make you feel so comfortable and safe. I'd never done anything like this before and they made sure I wasn't scared, I was just having a great time.

Thank Cyndie M
Reviewed 6 days ago

Great trip canyoneering with Andreas and others. Exhilarating but safe. Four descents Lovely lunch afterwards. Had photos taken which was reasonable to buy. Guides are charming and not pushy for tips in the least.

Thank Stephen R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I had a blast on the canyoning tour today! We have never done this type of adventure before and felt totally safe with our guides. They were all so friendly, personable, and clearly experts. Arturo, Andrés and José were so fun! You...More

Thank Jen C
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a spectacular experience for my husband and me, we had that dream of knowing that it is the emotion of going in a fast river with control. The first one splashed with water was cold but forceful to keep us in the fun....More

Thank Blancakika
Reviewed 1 week ago

We did the Arenal Volcano National Park quad tour, half way though the quad tour the guide informed us we were not able to go close to the volcano since it is private property and illegal. We rode around the hills very slow, wasn't much...More

Thank danielcjohnson88
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our driver Otto was the most kindest and genuine person we’ve met in Costa Rica. He was our transfer from La Fortuna to Manuel Antonio. He taught us about the towns we were driving through, introduced us to Costa Rican cuisine, and stopped at places...More

Thank kaitlinackerman93
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did the lost canyon tour with Desafio in August and it was adventure pur. The guys are very well trained, so courteous and help and assist you all the way. We had so much fun. They provide a safety training and we even had...More

Thank Rike H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked a shuttle from the Arenal Observatory Lodge to San Jose Airport with Desafio. Our flight was early, so we asked to be picked up at 6AM. The driver arrived at 5:40AM and was extremely professional; he was happy to wait as we packed...More

Thank Jean-Marc S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had such a good time on the white water rafting trip. The guides are very knowledge and super fun to be around!

Thank cgoetten
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

EVERYONE SHOULD DO THIS WHEN THEY'RE IN COSTA RICA! So fun! You start right off the bat repelling down a 150ft cliff and then you do a series of mini cliff jumps (10-15 ft give or take) and you really don't have an option because...More

Thank Amity C
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15 July 2018|
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Response from DesafioAdventures | Property representative |
Hi there!! Thank you for asking about the Rio Celeste hike. You can reach us at reservations at desafiocostarica . com. Or 818-855-0020 Toll Free. Cheers, Christine
10 October 2017|
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Response from DesafioAdventures | Property representative |
Hi KatStam - Nice to hear from you. We often visit the Rainforest Chocolate Tour, but there are a few other venues. For example, Don Juan Coffee and Chocolate has a farm nearby and Finca Luna Nueva has a fantastic biodynamic... More