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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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US$ 69.00*
and up
Rio Balsa Whitewater Rafting Tour from La Fortuna
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US$ 125.00*
and up
Costa Rica Gravity Falls Canyoning Adventure from La Fortuna
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US$ 95.00*
and up
Canyoning in the Lost Canyon
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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!
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“mambo combo” (169 reviews)
“lost canyon” (134 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 20 December 2014 via mobile

Did the mambo combo package tour which I felt was a tinsy bit pricey but the service desafio provided more than made up for the steep price. The rappelling was awesome and the tour guides made me feel safe and secure! It was fun repelling...More

Thank YongHong G
Reviewed 20 December 2014

We recently returned from a trip to Costa Rica where we used Desafio for airport transportation, hotel booking in Arenal, whitewater rafting (2/3), canyoning and ziplining. Everyone we dealt with from the initial email through all the transportation and adventures were prompt, professional, and friendly....More

Thank joinmass
Reviewed 18 December 2014

I would have rated this POOR but took into consideration their safety measures; giving us life savers, helmets, even rescue instructions and Moses, our guide, never leaving our side is why I graded it Average. Moses, even called the company, for reimbursement of medical expenses,...More

Thank Frank B
DesafioAdventures, Owner at Desafio Adventure Company, responded to this reviewResponded 25 December 2014

Hola Frank B, Thank you very much for taking the time to write such a detailed review of your experience with us rafting on the Río Balsa. These reviews are very important for us to keep an eye on our safety and service. In fact,...More

Reviewed 18 December 2014

I went white water rafting with Desafio last week on the Sarapiqui River- level 3 and 4 rapids. The current and rapids were extremely intense. You'll need an open mind and a love of adventure, but this was one of the most fun days in...More

Thank AmyGNYC
Reviewed 17 December 2014

A friend and I booked the 3/4 trip on the Sarapique River. I had never been white water rafting before and was a bit nervous. It had been raining alot the past few days so the river was more rough than usual. Our guide, Jorge...More

Thank Kristy S
Reviewed 17 December 2014

While staying in Arenal, my husband and I did the Lost Canyon tour, ziplining, paddleboarding Lake Arenal, and white water rafting adventure connection all with Desafio Adventure Company. We were picked up promptly at our scheduled time, and had great, friendly guides on all our...More

Thank RhodyTraveler401
Reviewed 17 December 2014

We did a white water rafting trip on the Rio Balsa (grade 2/3) with our 9 year old son. Our guide Moses was terrific, very funny and informative, as well as being a complete professional. They made sure we also had a safety guide and...More

Thank Perthmum65
Reviewed 14 December 2014

I thoroughly enjoyed the rappelling. The guides were professional and really cared about safety and fun. I had never rappelled before and really enjoyed the experience - I also learned a bit. Overall there are 4 rappels (2 of which are big drops). I would...More

Thank Peyton W
Reviewed 12 December 2014

We used this tour company for a whitewater rafting adventure down the Sarapiqui River. They are fantastic with friendly guides who speak excellent English and make their excursions fun. See my review of the Sarapiqui River.

Thank rustynail
Reviewed 9 December 2014

So professional and fun - really amazing adventure- would highly recommend this company and white water rafting on Sarapiqui grade 3/4. Super serious fun.

Thank Ali R
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Alexa A
Hi, do you have packages that inlcude accomodations or reccommend hotels? Thanks, Alexa
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
Hello! My fiance and I are very interested in doing the canyoning tour. We will be staying at Secrets Papagayo. Will the transportation pick us up from here? How long of a drive is it to the tour location? Thanks!
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
Hello, we are planning a trip to CR July 1st thru July 6th. We are worried about the weather. However, we would like to book some of your tours. My question is if we book a tour on a certain day & the weather is bad can we reschedule to another date or do we get our money refunded. The other question is we are interested in the baldi springs & the Arenal hot springs. What is the difference? Thank you
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