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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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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!
  • Excellent90%
  • Very good7%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“mambo combo” (172 reviews)
“lost canyon” (137 reviews)
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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 3 days ago

What a great experience for all of the family. Well worth the 5 star rating. Prompt pickup from our hotel in a nice bus and, after a few pickups at other hotels in Aranel, a 30 minute journey to the Rio Balsa. Very professional outfit...More

Thank Tom B
Reviewed 1 week ago

The nature and the park has enough in itself that experience could be great to any nature lover, however our guide (and driver) made of this trip a unforgettable one. She (I ask forgiveness, I forgot her name) new all the details on nature, and...More

Thank cegarciaa
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Most of my tours while in La Fortuna were led by Desafío. We enjoyed it very much. Staff is very friendly and attentive!

Thank grismildag2017
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best rafting trip, ever! Moses greeted us at our hotel and offered us information about the surrounding area. He then guided us through solid Class IV rapids on the Sarapiqui after a good rain. He was enthusiastic, knowledgeable and most importantly made our group feel...More

Thank danac1234
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Book it. Now! Seriously right now! One of our favorite adventures in CR. We did te mambo combo which includes the canyoning and the white water rafting. We loved both so much. My teens 16 and 15 and 12 absolutely loved it. Buy the photo...More

Thank Monica S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We traveled with my elderly parents and two young children and had a wonderful experience. We booked our trip with Desafio and they arranged it with their sister company, Summit Adventures Nicaragua. Everything went smoothly especially crossing the border. The guides and drivers were extremely...More

Thank Morticia71
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were planning a trip to Costa Rica over Christmas 2017 by ourselves.... whoa, so many options, so much research. We decided to contact Desafio on their website asking for more information on a particular activity. This turned into a complete itinerary that is so...More

Thank PV L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This trip was just amazing!!! A different way to experience nature in Costa Rica with great guides to help you out! I loved it and will highly recommend it. Enjoy! :)

Thank SandraPaelinck
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My daughter (17 yo) and I booked a canyoneering and white water rafting tour. From the van transfer from the hotel, to the trip home, we had the best time! Mario, our guide was excellent. Breakfast,lunch,and fruit on the river were all in included. You...More

Thank Andra B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This company was able to get us rafting on the river the day after Hurricane Otto! We did have to make some adjustments to the trip, but it's pretty incredible that #1: they didn't have to cancel and #2: we were safe and #3: it...More

Thank Leah R
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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