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“horseback ride to the falls, arenal hanging bridges” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Desafio Adventure Company - Day Tours

Desafio Adventure Company - Day Tours
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Rio Balsa Whitewater Rafting Tour from La Fortuna
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Owner description: Desafio Adventure Company is a family-owned and operated tour outfitter and considered Costa Rica's premier "one-stop-shop" for adventure travel. We offer high-quality rafting tours, canyoning, mountain biking, hiking, birdwatching, kayaking, stand up paddling, horse riding, transfer services, conservation programs, volunteer opportunities and much more. We have two rules at Desafio: 1) Be Safe and 2) Have Serious Fun! Look for us near the Arenal Volcano with centers of operation in Monteverde, Tenorio/Guanacaste, San Jose and Playa Samara! Let us take you to the land of raging, tropical rivers, active volcanoes, deep, jungle canyons and isolated beaches!
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“horseback ride to the falls, arenal hanging bridges”
5 of 5 bubbles 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

Visited February 2012
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“Highlight of the trip!”
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Visited February 2012
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“great”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2012

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

Visited February 2012
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“AAA+++ in my book...BEST tour company I have ever dealt with”
5 of 5 bubbles 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!!

Visited February 2012
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“AMAZING”
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Visited February 2012
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