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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...more
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Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos 21007, Costa Rica
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Reviewed today

We had an amazing time on this trip! Luis (boat guide) and Kenneth (our bus guide) were outstanding and provided great information and expertise. The rafting was not too difficult and we had 3 first-time teen rafters in our 6 person raft. Luis did a...More

Thank Sixfive34
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We did the mambo combo and had SO much fun! It's definitely not for the faint of heart or people that have any sort of trouble walking, because you will be trekking through the jungle, but if you're up for adventure, it was so unexpected...More

Thank Sam J
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I can’t say enough great things about Desafio! The tour guides are wonderful! Especially Juan and Kendall! The entire experience was amazing! Very thorough down to the lunch that was served. This was my 2nd rafting trip but my first time on a class III...More

Thank Amber G
Reviewed yesterday

If I could rate this company any higher I would. We just came back from our trip to La Fortuna and could not have been happier with our tour with Desafiio that included Canyoning and water rafting. Kendall (our guide) was amazing!! He gave us...More

Thank Aichi F
Reviewed yesterday

We used Desafio for 3 private transports (very affordable). They picked us up on time and we arrived ahead of schedule. They stopped plenty of times to stretch our legs and take bathroom breaks. Our driver Diego did not speak fluent English, but it was...More

Thank Danielle S
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Juan and Kenneth were great. Juan was our guide on our raft and Kenneth was the lead guide. Lunch provided by the company was also very good.

Thank Gruffy10
Reviewed 2 days ago

Had the greatest fun on this cannnyoning tour! Transportation was just in time as promised, the guides where super nice and fun and explaned everything very well befor we started. The tour itsself was super fun with a series of rappellings and ziplining in the...More

Thank luschmischmitti
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We had the best time in Costa Rica and much of that was due to our experience with Desafio. I booked all of our transfers (Liberia Airport to Tabacon in La Fortuna then out to Guanacaste for the second half of our trip before back...More

Thank Katie T
Reviewed 4 days ago

The day before we came, the water had been too high to do the run. While we were there, it was perfect. Large group (7 rafts, 40+ tourist, guides). Our guide (Oscar) was very good at getting us through the various rapids (several Class IIIs...More

Thank Jim B
Reviewed 5 days ago

My family (including two children - 10 & 13) had a blast whitewater rafting with Desafio on the Rio Balsa. Our guides, Kevin and Gustavo, were friendly and very professional. All of the guides for our trip were as well. I highly recommend this adventure...More

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Max P
15 July 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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KatStam
10 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
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