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Desafio Adventure Company

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 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!
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos 21007, Costa Rica
+506 2479 0020
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We used Desafio for our transportation from SJO to La Fortuna. We had Tower as our driver who was fantastic! We also used the same company while in La Fortuna to do the Safari Rafting tour with Raul - he was great and pointed out...More

Thank Susan d
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Four of us went white water rafting on the Serapiqui Rio during a major rainstorm. We thought they would cancel it as they did the day before but they didn't and we had a great time. The guides were very experienced and made the day...More

Thank Mary B
Reviewed 3 days ago

I had such a fantastic experience with Desafio. My first adventure was a white water rafting tour. Right away the guides were fun and engaging, encouraging the group of strangers to talk and break the ice. During introductions we found out that the owner of...More

Thank Greg P
Reviewed 3 days ago

I love this company! We did the whitewater rafting Balsa River class 2-3 tour and the horseback riding to La Fortuna waterfall and indigenous village tour. The whitewater rafting was a blast! We took this specific tour because we had never whitewater rafted before.It was...More

Thank Jill J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Highly recommended - thrilling and exciting! We did white water rafting on class 3 and 4 rapids on the Sarapiqui River. Everything from start to finish went well and I felt I was in safe hands the whole time. Includes everything you need (transport, towel,...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I am so thankful that this tour waited for my friend that got lost on hotel grounds. The tour guides were so patience and very helpful in helping me track her down. ( I guess that is what happens when you arrive at night to...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved this Day whitewater rafting. Jonathan and Jorge were our guides and they made our day fun and safe. This is not for people that don’t want to work... rapids are fast and we had to paddle most of the way. They gave us great...More

Thank Sheila L
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9 October 2017|
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Response from DesafioAdventures | Property representative |
Hi KatStam - Nice to hear from you. We often visit the Rainforest Chocolate Tour, but there are a few other venues. For example, Don Juan Coffee and Chocolate has a farm nearby and Finca Luna Nueva has a fantastic biodynamic... More
1 September 2017|
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Response from chell122267 | Reviewed this property |
booking the rafting? it was never fearful and we all wore life vests. the rapids were strong enough to carry us but didn't seem dangerous.