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“horseback ride to the falls, arenal hanging bridges”

Desafio Adventure Company
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USD 69.00*
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Rio Balsa Whitewater Rafting Tour from La Fortuna
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USD 95.00*
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Canyoning in the Lost Canyon
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USD 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 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: Activities for older children, Lockers / storage, Food available for purchase, Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access, Activities for young children
Reviewed 23 February 2012

we used desafio for two soft adventure tours: the horseback ride to the falls and the hanging bridges. on both tours we found the guides to be both knowlegeable and extremely patient. we were 2 couples, all in our early 60's. none of us had ever ridden before but that did not phase our guide. he literally showed us the ropes of riding and allowed us to go at our own slow pace. the horses were clean and appeared to be well cared for. one of our members had some difficulty making it back up the hill after the hike down to the falls and he carried her backpack and assisted her on almost all of the stairs.way beyond the call of duty.

on the arenal hanging bridges, no such heroics were needed, but our guide was great at detecting wildlife and making sure that everyone in the group had a chance to see them. pickup was right on schedule as well.

steve

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Reviewed 23 February 2012

I did not know what to expect when we booked our waterfall rappel and canyoneering adventure. I was not prepared for the absolute joy I experienced going over the first fall! The canyon was beautiful and the guides were so patient and fun. I was so sad when we were finished and could have done it all day.

I would recommend Desafio Adventure Company to anyone interested in this type of adventure. The lunch they provided after our adventure was fabulous and a perfect end to a perfect day.

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Reviewed 22 February 2012

first time in costa rica and they organized everything- well done!
they are dependable, reliable, friendly.

Thank gingerc c
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Reviewed 22 February 2012

This company was amazing. From the first time time we emailed to the time we arrived home. Customer service (email) was excellent, quick and courteous. Our tours guides were amazing (mildly stating), very helpful, knowledgeable and great to be around. They go beyond what you would expect. Great for the company and their character. TRULY an Amazing experience... you will never forget.. ENJOY!!

Thank Marine4life73
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Reviewed 22 February 2012

The rappelling tour with Desafio is a must try for anyone. I was terrified at first, but as soon as I got on the waterfalls I was in love. I'd go back in a heartbeat. The staff are incredibly friendly and make you feel very safe and comfortable. And the scenery can't be beat! This tour is a MUST DO for anyone visiting the region.

Thank Kimberly C
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