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Birdwatching by the Lake Arenal provided by Desafio Adventure Company

Birdwatching by the Lake Arenal

Birdwatching by the Lake Arenal
4.5
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£54.21
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About
Our expert birdwatching guide will find the perfect location for catching a glimpse of some of the best bird life in the world. Costa Rica is famous for birding and this is a must-do excursion while you are in the Arenal Volcano area!
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, Spanish
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 6833P34
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Snacks
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • WiFi on board
Exclusions
  • Breakfast
Duration
4h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • We have an extra transport charge for hotels outside of our normal pick-up zone.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travellers
Inclusions
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Snacks
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • WiFi on board
Exclusions
  • Breakfast
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • We have an extra transport charge for hotels outside of our normal pick-up zone.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
4h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 28 Aug 2020
A note from Birdwatching by the Lake Arenal
Ask about our "Pure Private - Pura Vida" upgrades to make your tour completely PRIVATE. We also have locally-handmade, 3-ply fabric masks and plastic masks for sale. Let us know if there is anything we can assist with for making your travels as safe & comfortable as possible.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • Pass by
    Lake Arenal
  • You'll return to the starting point

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Rick & Iris
11 contributions
Birds by Lake Arenal
Feb 2020
Our guide, Francisco, took us on a walk along a path near the lake, pointing out various different birds along the way. We were very impressed with his ability to spot them and to line up his telescope for us so we could see them even more closely. We never would have seen quite the variety if we had tried to do this on our own. This was a highlight of our trip to Costa Rica.
Written 25 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Joe S
Seattle, WA1,244 contributions
DESAFIO.. Your #1 choice for Adventure, Birdwatching, Cooking Class and more!
DESAFIO.. Your #1 choice for Adventure, Birdwatching, Cooking Class and more!

Hey folks, DESAFIO is a leader in adventure activity in Arenal / La Fortuna and all regions of Costa Rica.. White-water rafting, zip-lining, rappelling, combo trips. However, they also provide an entire array of soft-adventure and fun options: birding, birdwatching, cooking classes, salsa lessons. They have a top-notch staff, including female guides. Everyone was so very friendly and personable. Their fleet of vans are gorgeous. Their drivers are tops!. Their home-base is their new ‘Hunter Gatherer’ Restaurant. Your DESAFIO adventures end with an amazing breakfast or lunch or dinner here.

We went birdwatching along Lake Arenal. Our guide, Sergio, spoke English and pointed out many species all morning long. He used his scope to point out an owl that was otherwise hidden from view. Plus, Sergio was so knowledgeable about volcanoes and volcanology.. we learned so much. This tour provides great vistas of Arenal too. Gracias!
Written 5 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hi Joe! Loved your comments! Thank you sooo much! Glad to hear our team and our excursions exceeded your expectations. Please come back soon and try our Gravity Falls Extreme Tour. Pura Vida!!
Written 16 March 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

bannanerz
Singapore, Singapore23 contributions
Caño Negro + Birdwatching
Booked two tours with Desafio Fortuna - birdwatching and Caño Negro tour that was carried out by a partner company. Both were great experiences, guides are knowledgeable. The lunch that came with the Caño Negro tour was delicious Costa Rican food. All transport to/from hotel were comfortable.
Written 2 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Great review! Thank you so much. We hope you come back again soon and enjoy another experience with us. Pura Vida!
Written 16 March 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
About the operator

This experience only has a few reviews, but you can read what other travellers have to say about the operator.

By: Desafio Adventure Company
bobbynogle
bobbynogle
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Delicious typical Costa Rican cooking lesson
This class was incredible and a great value. The dinner ended up being one of the best traditional meals we have ha
heyracheljones
heyracheljones
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Such a fun tour!
We did the canyoning tour, and we had so much fun! It was such a unique adventure. The staff was great and very pro
N4367DUandrewp
N4367DUandrewp
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Sunset cruise
These guys were amazing! We had a beautiful trip around Arenal lake, they took the time to show us some wildlife a
Sunshine221500
Sunshine221500
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FUN FUN FUN!!!
This was a first for us and was absolutely a BLAST! As it was low peak season, we were treated like VIPs for our to
Jenovi s
Jenovi s
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Unprofessional and unresponsive
I went water rafting with this company 10/21 we started about 10:30am to 4:00pm as we were on the river we had a ge
iberterreche
iberterreche
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Mixed feelings
Me and my girlfriend have mixed feelings about rafting in rio balsa with Desafio Adventure. The rafting was awesome
AlisaMichele
AlisaMichele
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Amazing tour & fantastic guide!
We did the Mystico hanging bridges & La Fortuna Waterfall and had Jason as our guide. We had an amazing experience!
joez06
joez06
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First time on white water? Do it!!!
Guide: Jorge, highly recommended, many years of experience … Photographer and Safety Kayak: Randy. This was the fi
Kim M
Kim M
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Incredible, Unforgettable Experience!!!
Wow! Words cannot describe how incredible this experience is! If you want adventure, beauty and nature, it’s here f
rushfan66
rushfan66
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Fantastic guide and tour!!
We were so fortunate to have Jason Torres Mendez as our guide for our Mistico Hanging Bridges tour! He was so knowl
Travel46162992762
Travel46162992762
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Canyoning is absolute must do
Did the Canyoning with guides Josue and David. They were fantastic and made the adventure fun but safe. Beautiful l
Alex B
Alex B
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Incredible!
This was absolutely amazing! Never had an experience like this. The scenery was incredibly beautiful and our guide
lindseyg972
lindseyg972
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AMAZING
We Loved this adventure! We were lucky enough to be the only ones on this particular excursion (rainy season, augus
sherit298
sherit298
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The Best River Rafting EVER!
Navigating river rapids where we got very wet and felt like we could have fallen in but didn't. We had an excellent
Ott0
Ott0
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Fun, even in the rain
Done in the rain, it was a wet, fun introduction to Lake Arenal and its wildlife. Our guide, Santos, was helpful, w
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