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“Best Adventure Ever!”

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 125.00*
and up
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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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: Activities for older children, Lockers / storage, Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase, Activities for young children, Wheelchair access
Los Angeles, California
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5 reviews
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“Best Adventure Ever!”
Reviewed 28 February 2012

My girlfriend and I recently visited La Fortuna, Costa Rica and spent 3 out of our 4 days there on adventures with Desafio's amazing staff.

We went canyoneering through waterfalls and lush rainforest, rafting through class 4 rapids on the Sarapiqui river, and gliding through the canopy on a beautiful and thrilling zip line tour.

The staff and guides with Desafio are the most friendly and knowledgeable people we could have hoped for. They truly live their rules: Safety First, and Have Fun!

This is the way to go to experience adventure and the Pura Vida while in La Fortuna, Costa Rica!

Visited February 2012
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239 reviews
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“Great guides, professional service”
Reviewed 28 February 2012

My wife and I did several excursions through Desafio. A nature walk around Arenal volcano, a nature river tour at Cano Negro, and waterfall rappelling. Loved it all. We were treated professionally and courteously. The guides were knowledgeable and spoke English well. We particularly enjoyed the rappelling. Could not have felt safer. I am in my 60's and the rest of the group was young enough to be my children. What a blast. Recommend this company highly.

Visited February 2012
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Walnut Creek, California
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“Amazing rafting day on the river”
Reviewed 28 February 2012

My wife and I went on the rafting Rio Balsa class 2-3 half-day adventure in the Arenal Volcano area. They picked us up right on time at our hotel. We waited briefly at their office in town for others to arrive and then drove out to the river. Since it was dry season, the water was pretty low and we had to wait for the dam to let some water out. They said by noon the water would be higher and it was. The guides were all amazing and super friendly. They spoke great English and were very entertaining to be around. Since the water level was so low, we didn’t come across any really scary parts. I would say most of the rapids were probably class 2. I’m guessing in the rainy season it would be more of a class 3. Half-way down the trip, they pulled over on a beach and cut up fresh watermelon and pineapple. Both were so fresh and tasted amazing. Our guide was also able to point out a sloth, toucan and other wild animals/birds during the trip. The water temperature is very refreshing. At the end, they drove us to their lunch spot where they had a buffet style lunch waiting for us. It was typical Costa Rican food and was very good. After lunch they drove us back to the hotel. It was a great day and we had a blast. This company is very professional and I would highly recommend this company to anyone going to Costa Rica.

Visited February 2012
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Saskatoon, Canada
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62 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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“Well organized full service company”
Reviewed 26 February 2012

I went on 4 different tours with this company: canyoneering, white water rafting (Mambo Combo), canopy walk and volcano walk and Los Lagos thermal pools and dinner. All were well organized with knowagable and entertaining guides. I enjoyed the Mambo Combo especially the canyoneering and I was a very hesitant customer as am a bit afraid of heights. The guides were reassuring and equipment looked top notch so safety was never a real concern. Thre were several surprizes en route and we went with a small group of 5 people. There was even a tasty Costa Rican breakfast served afterward. You will get very wet!! The pick ups were punctual and all trips included what was described and usually more! There services are well worth the money and you will not be disappointed.

Visited February 2012
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Maine
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62 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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“Canyoneering was Fantastic Family Fun!”
Reviewed 25 February 2012

Our family of five had an absolute blast on the canyoneering tour in La Fortuna. Our guides were excellent & entertaining, the waterfalls and surrounding area were gorgeous, and the rapelling was just plain fun! We would HIGHLY recommend the trip & the company. Desafio will be our tour company of choice for planning adventures on our next trip to Costa Rica.

Visited February 2012
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