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Desafio Adventure Company is the pioneering outfitter in Costa Rica's Epicenter of Adventure near the Arenal Volcano founded in 1992. Desafio offers high-quality rafting, canyoning, biking, hiking, birdwatching, kayaking, stand up paddling, cooking...more
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Meters West of the Central Park 100 | Downtown La Fortuna, Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos 21007, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The description doesn't due this tour justice. Start by repelling down a 140 ft waterfall and then you're ready for anything! Follow the river down with lots of jumping into water along the way. Wonderful 36 ft jump into water at the end (you know...More

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank Charles A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We booked the extreme combo with Desafio, and we had a great time. We started out with the canyoning which included rappelling down waterfalls and jumping off of other waterfalls. It was so much fun, and our guide Gustavo did a great job. We then...More

Date of experience: November 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing adventure. Screams & laughs = superfun! The guides were amazing (Kevin and the rest), they really know what they were doing. Also enjoyed the fresh fruits & lunch they served. Will be back for more adventure. Pura Vida!

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank arianne p
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was my first time canyoning. The guides made me feel very safe. It was a day full of interesting conversations. Its not too bad for a beginner, however it takes couple of rappels to get used to - can be better if it starts...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank GARIMA M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had 3 days in a row of adventure tours with different companies, this one was definitely the cherry on the cake. It was incredible! The hiking, then rapelling, cliff diving, climbing, more and more diving and climbing! I'm afraid of heights so I love...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Trina T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This combo tour was one of our favorite days in Costa Rica. The rappelling was thrilling but I definitely don’t recommend it for anyone who can’t handle a moderate/medium amount of physical activity. You do a lot of walking down slippery creek beds with no...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank ashleytG935QV
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went on the classl II-III whitewater trip. Had rained previously and we had great water. The guides are amazing and professional. equipment is well kept anf current. Wonderful group. Had the best time! engaging guides and safety personnel. Cant recommend highly enough! Best river time...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank junglelover65
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful experience. Kevin Albert, and Randy were so nice, helpful, beautiful and fun team. Coming back soon for sure 😎.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank lorenafarfan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Awesome guides. Never felt unsafe, hurried or pushed to something I didn't want to. Best adventure ever. The rappelling down waterfalls was unbelievable!

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Rick H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I paid for this class 1 1/2 hours before taking it! To our surprise, we were the only ones in the class! We had so much fun with our 2 instructors. We made a tasty Costa Rican drink with guaro, brown sugar...More

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MaxP2843
July 14, 2018|
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Response from DesafioAdventures | Property representative |
Hi hi! Thank you for asking! You can reach us at WhatsApp: (506)8498-3594 Thank you again!
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MaxP2843
July 14, 2018|
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Response from DesafioAdventures | Property representative |
Hi there!! Thank you for asking about the Rio Celeste hike. You can reach us at reservations at desafiocostarica . com. Or 818-855-0020 Toll Free. Cheers, Christine
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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
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