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Desafio Rafting near the Arenal Volcano
Desafio Rafting near the Arenal Volcano

Desafío Adventure Company's mission statement is also it's name: To Challenge! To Explore! To Inspire! Desafio is Costa Rica's premier one-stop-shop for adventure travel and puts together the most-memorable Costa Rican vacations. They'll take you to the land of raging, tropical rivers, active volcanoes, enchanting jungle canyons & isolated beaches.

Desafío's all-inclusive Costa Rica vacations include high-quality tours such as white water rafting, canyoneering, stand up paddling, horseback riding, hiking, mountain biking, kayaking, surfing, bird watching, transportation, hotel accommodations, as well as conservation and volunteering programs. Plus, the innovative Desafio Adventure Connection Transfer with Tours are a great, affordable way to get around Costa Rica.

Owner & founder, Suresh Krishnan, an experienced whitewater rafting guide and kayaker was invited to Costa Rica to work as a raft guide after serving 6 years in the U.S. military.

In 1992, Suresh did the first descents in many of the rivers and discovered his own canyons in the wet and wild Northern Zone of Costa Rica and launched is company Desafío Adventure Company. Over the years, Desafio has invented many unique, high-quality tour options throughout the country.

Desafío Adventure Company tours are active, fun and safe -- perfect for all types of adventurers. Try the Desafío Adventure Connection Transfer + Tours -- you'll have help Save Money-Save Time by having you do an exciting adventure as part of your Costa Rica transportation to your next destination. Desafio Adventure Company has centers of operation out of San José and Liberia, as well as near the Arenal Volcano, up in the cloud forests of Monteverde in Tenorio/Guanacaste and on the Pacific Beach of Playa Samara/Carrillo.

Key Features

  • NEW!! Gravity Falls Waterfall Jumping Canyoning
  • Lost Canyon Adventure
  • Rafting Río Sarapiqui Class 3-4
  • Rafting Rio Balsa Class 2-3
  • Stand Up Paddling (SUP) on Lake Arenal
  • Mountain Biking - Single Track Madness
  • Mountain Biking - Hills, Pueblos + Swimming Holes
  • Mountain Biking - Volcano + Lake (Moderate Ride)
  • MAMBO COMBO Rappel & Raft
  • GRAVITY FALLS EXTREME COMBO Waterfall Jumping MTB
  • COMBO Lost Canyon Adventures + Canopy Ziplining
  • COMBO Canopy Ziplining + Rafting Río Balsa
  • Combo Lost Canyon Adventures Canyoning + Horseback
  • Cerro Chato Extreme Volcano Hike
  • Adv Connection Arenal to Playa Samara Rafting
  • Adv Connection Arenal to Playa Samara Safari Float
  • Adv Connection Rafting Arenal to Manuel Antonio
Desafio Canyoning in the Lost Canyon
Desafio Canyoning in the Lost Canyon

Amenities

Bilingual Guides
Bilingual Guides
Child Friendly Tours
Child Friendly Tours
Packages Available
Packages Available
Tourism Board Certified
Tourism Board Certified

Activities

Desafio Stand Up Paddling on Lake Arenal
Desafio Stand Up Paddling on Lake Arenal

Arenal Volcano Tours: Desafío Adventure Company


New!!Gravity Falls Water falls
Duration: 6 hours - Price from $125
Costa Rica's Most EXTREME Tour -- A New Multi-Sport Expedition in Canyoning in Costa Rica

Deep down in the Costa Rican jungle, lies Costa Rica's Most EXTREME Tour!.

Canyoneering in the Lost Canyon with Desafío
Duration: 4 hours -- Price from $99
Imagine yourself in the midst of thick rainforest at the top of a magical canyon full of tropical waterfalls with surprises each step of the way.

Rafting Class 3-4
Duration: 8 hours -- Price from $89
This is Costa Rica's most-exciting river with over 45 continuous rapids for a full-day–full of adrenaline! Don’t miss out on fun adventures on our famous rivers in the Northern Zone!

Rio Balsa Half-day Whitewater Rafting Class 2-3
Duration: half-day -- Price from $69
This half-day rafting adventure is perfect for first-timers & families and gives you amazing wildlife and plenty of whitewater fun near the Arenal Volcano!

MAMBO COMBO -- Rappel & Raft -- ALL in one day!
Duration: full-day -- Price from $159
Our clients say this unique, full-day adventure is the best day they had in Costa Rica! Few places in the world you can go rappeling down tropical waterfalls in the morning & rafting in the afternoon! Come have your best day with us!

NEW!! Stand Up Paddling (SUP)
Duration: Half day -- Price from $69
Try the newest, most-exciting paddlesport on the picturesque Lake Arenal in Costa Rica!Get Ready to Walk on Water!

Paddle next to the amazing and active Arenal Volcano... This is the easiest adventure sport to master. SUP has its roots in ancient Polynesia -- stand up on a large, wide surfboard then propel yourself forward with a long paddle on the beautiful Lake Arenal. Costa Rica is the ideal place to try SUP! You'll like it so much you'll want to keep doing it when you get home!

If you're heading to Playa Carrillo or Playa Samara, we provide free transport when you purchase a SUP adventure on the beach with the Costa Rica Adventure Connection.

Horseback Ride La Fortuna to Monteverde ADVENTURE CONNECTION!
Duration: half-day -- Price from $85
Do an adventure on the way to your next destination. There is no better way to get between La Fortuna and Monteverde -- enjoy a pleasant and safe ride along Lake Arenal as you ride up into the cloud forest of Monteverde!

Mountan Biking La Fortuna to Monteverde ADVENTURE CONNECTION!
Duration: half-day -- Price from $85
Do an adventure on the way to your next destination. There is no better way to get between La Fortuna and Monteverde -- enjoy a pleasant and safe ride along Lake Arenal as you ride up into the cloud forest of Monteverde!

Van-Boat-Van Boat transfer La Fortuna-Monteverde
Duration 2.5 - 3 hours -- Price from $32
Ground & boat transport door-to-door

Arenal Volcano Hike
Duration 2.5 - 3 hours -- Price from $59
This tour is the reason people come to the Arenal Volcano area!! You'll hike through lush rainforest with a naturalist guide close to the base of the Arenal Volcano where we wait for sunset at the observation point. Combine with natural hot springs, if you want!

Safari Float Class 1
Duration 3.5 - 4 hours -- Price from $69
This completely relaxing float trip takes you on the beautiful Río Peñas Blancas where you're bound to spot tropical birds, monkeys, poison dart frogs, and more!

Venado Cave Tour
Duration half-day -- Price from $84
Explore Earth's inner-depths during a 2-hour trek through underground waterfalls & smooth, stone passage-ways – see prehistoric, marine fossils & exotic cave formations

Cerro Chato Extreme Hike
Duration: about 5 hours -- Price from $93
This is an intense 4-5 hour hike through lush rain forest to the extinct volcano Cerro Chato. Arrive at the crater and then drop down to an emerald-green lagoon and then hike out.

Mountain Biking Tour (local)
Duration 4.5 hours -- Price from $79
Moderate-level ride along Lake Arenal – rolling hills, beautiful flora & fauna. Departs: 8:00am Duration: 4.5 hours Includes: transport, helmet, bike, fruit & guide.

La Fortuna Waterfall Horseback Ride
Duration 4 hours -- Price from $73
Get spectacular views of the Arenal Volcano and the green countryside as you travel by horseback to the 140-foot Río Fortuna waterfall. Then take a 20-minute hike to the river to cool off.

Tours Offered

ATV Riding
ATV Riding
Bird Watching
Bird Watching
Bungee Jumping
Bungee Jumping
Butterfly Farm
Butterfly Farm
Canoeing
Canoeing
Canopy Tours / Zip Line
Canopy Tours / Zip Line
Canyoning
Canyoning
Cooking Classes
Cooking Classes
Dancing
Dancing
Dolphin Watching Tours
Dolphin Watching Tours
Family Friendly Tours
Family Friendly Tours
Hiking
Hiking
Horseback Riding
Horseback Riding
Jet Ski / Wave Runner
Jet Ski / Wave Runner
Kayaking
Kayaking
Kite Surfing
Kite Surfing
Mountain Biking
Mountain Biking
National Park / Reserve Tours
National Park / Reserve Tours
Night Hikes
Night Hikes
Sailing
Sailing
Scuba Diving
Scuba Diving
Serpentarium
Serpentarium
Snorkeling
Snorkeling
Sportfishing
Sportfishing
Sunset Cruises
Sunset Cruises
Surfing
Surfing
Surfing Lessons
Surfing Lessons
Swiming
Swiming
Whale Watching
Whale Watching
White Water Kayaking
White Water Kayaking
White Water Rafting
White Water Rafting
White Water Tubing
White Water Tubing
Wildlife Viewing
Wildlife Viewing
Wind Surfing
Wind Surfing
Yoga
Yoga

Location & Map

Arenal Volcano & Northern Highlands Map
Arenal Volcano & Northern Highlands Map
Satellite Map of Desafio Adventure Company
Desafio Adventure Company is ARENAL VOLCANO - 100 meters West of the Central Park, Downtown La Fortuna

Rates

 Tour Rates (per person)
NEW!! Gravity Falls Waterfall Jumping Canyoning $125 
Canyoneering in the Lost Canyon $99 
Rafting Río Sarapiqui Class 3-4$89 
Rafting Rio Balsa Class 2-3 $69 
Stand Up Paddling (SUP) on Lake Arenal$69 
Mountain Biking - Single Track Madness$79 
Mountain Biking - Hills, Pueblos + Swimming Holes $79 
Mountain Biking - Volcano + Lake (Moderate Ride)$79 
MAMBO COMBO Rappel & Raft$159 
GRAVITY FALLS EXTREME COMBO Waterfall Jumping MTB $215 
COMBO Lost Canyon Adventures + Canopy Ziplining$135 
COMBO Canopy Ziplining + Rafting Río Balsa$120 
COMBO Lost Canyon Adventures + Horseback Ride $150 
COMBO Pedal & Paddle! Mountain Biking Lake + Volca$135 
COMBO: Arenal Highlights: Arenal Hanging Bridges +$159 
COMBO Desafio Nature 6-in-One-Day! 1) Waterfall +2$165 
COMBO Community Culture & Conservation$86 
Cerro Chato Extreme Volcano Hike$93 
Río Celeste National Park$115 
Venado Caves Spelunking$84 
Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge$79 
Adv Connection Arenal to Playa Samara Rafting 3-4$129 
Adv Connection Arenal to Guanacaste Safari Float$126 
MONTEVERDE EXPRESS COMBO$70 
Doka, Poas & La Paz Waterfall$159 

Customer Reviews for Desafio Adventure Company

Overall Rating
5 of 55 of 55 of 55 of 55 of 5
Based on 2 reviews

5 of 55 of 55 of 55 of 55 of 5
Cheryl
From: United States 8/1/2016
 
"My mom and I went on the Wildlife Refuge Night hike in Monteverde. Our guide was very knowledgable about the animals that he found and he was amazing at finding them! We saw a sloth (mother and baby), green snake, tarantula, scorpion, and many more creatures. He lent his flashlights to us, and also brought his own scope that he used to help us view the animals, as well as get detailed pictures of them. I highly recommend it."
 
Number of times you have used this Adventure Travel Company?
1
How friendly were the employees?
5 (very nice)
Would you use the service again?
Yes
Languages spoken at company?
English
How many times have you visited Costa Rica?
1
 

5 of 55 of 55 of 55 of 55 of 5
Anonymous
From: Costa Rica 6/26/2007
 
"The Canyoneering trip is incredible!!!! As a girl scared to try most adventure, I got talked into this one, it was truly amazing, very exhilarating. If I can do it anyone can, the time of your life. Don´t miss this experience."
 
Number of times you have used this Adventure Travel Company?
1
How friendly were the employees?
5 (very nice)
Would you use the service again?
Yes
Languages spoken at company?
English
How many times have you visited Costa Rica?
Resident of Costa Rica