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Desafio Adventure Company

| Arenal Volcano, Behind the Central Church, Downtown La Fortuna, Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos 21007, Costa Rica
+506 2479 0020
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USD 69.00*
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Rio Balsa Whitewater Rafting Tour from La Fortuna
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USD 125.00*
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Costa Rica Gravity Falls Canyoning Adventure from La Fortuna
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USD 95.00*
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Canyoning in the Lost Canyon
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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!
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Hours Today: 06:00 - 22:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
| Arenal Volcano, Behind the Central Church, Downtown La Fortuna, Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos 21007, Costa Rica
+506 2479 0020
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We really enjoyed our rafting trip on the Rio Balsa (class II-III). The guides were very nice and safety conscious. It does start out pretty intense and I really did not want to fall out (and I didn't). But many did on other rafts (none...More

Thank 1Momof21
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Family of four including 13/15 year old kids did the rio balsa rafting tour. Cannot say enough about this adventure. Punctual pick up from the hotel, great driver (Sergio) who drive us 5 hours to our next destination after the rafting. Knowledgeable, experienced guide Matias...More

Thank Stephen B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Desafió Adventure Company is the top choice for your outdoor activities in the Arenal National Park region of Costa Rica. World class service begins to describe the professionalism, quality, focus on safety and range of options that this company and its employees will offer travelers...More

Thank jmazari
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are a family of 6 (parents over 50 and 4 kids, all 20ish) and we all had a blast. All the tour guides are extremely friendly, helpful and and their #1 concern is safety. We are all new to this type of adventure and...More

Thank mlbbbn89
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had an amazing trip on the Balsa River today with Desafio! Our pick-up/drop-off guys were very informative and friendly! Once we got to the river the team was very quick and efficient in gearing us up and to our rafts & guides. Julio, our...More

Thank cayman12345
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My 14-year-old son and I did the upper sarapiqui section with Mauricio as a guide and had a blast. Our group went in three rafts, and it was a really good sized group. The guides were the most authentically friendly of any activity we did...More

Thank Leslie S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very good tour company in la fortuna (arenal). We did a number of tours though I'd highly recommend the gravity falls (for an dateline junkie) and the arenal hike for nature and all. Overall everything was on time and the guides were great.

Thank Alex L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great time. Did the 2/3 rafting and felt totally safe the whole time. There are a lot of safety precautions should you fall out. No one on our trip did and we were about 9 rafts. Pablo was our guide and he...More

Thank jennifernotjenny
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family and some friends went on the Costa Rica Canyoning in the Lost Canyon tour with Desafio. They picked us up at our hotel a few minutes earlier than stated. On the way to the site, the guide said that the main office was...More

1  Thank Carrieparmenter
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

That's their motto, and it's true! Huge range of activities to choose from at very reasonable prices. The three things I booked with them (Lost Canyon rappelling, white water rafting on the Balsa River and the Denaus Nature Reserve night walk) were all professionally run,...More

Thank Samantha G
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Alexa A
26 March 2017|
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Response from DesafioAdventures | Property representative |
Hi Alexa, Nice to hear from you! Yes, we help clients do their travel planning and since we are the direct operator of our tours and transport, we can pass on very affordable prices for our services and for our favorite... More
27 August 2016|
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Response from DesafioAdventures | Property representative |
Hola! Greetings from Desafio Adventure Company. It's going to be a pleasure for us to help you with your request. I see you guys are interested in doing our canyoning tour during your visit in Costa Rica, that's awesome! We... More
14 June 2016|
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Response from Christopher R | Reviewed this property |
Hello! The weather is unpredictable! Raining season starts this month! I will say to enjoy your vacation even if it is raining! We did tubing, ATV, arenal volcano hiking, tabbacon hot springs in raining days ! And it was fun... More