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Canyoning in the Lost Canyon

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    What to Expect
    Awaken your inner jungle explorer on this 4-hour Costa Rica canyoning tour. You’ll be picked up at your La Fortuna hotel for the short drive to the Lost Canyon, located near Arenal Volcano. An experienced guide will present a safety briefing and help you gear up with a hard hat and harness. To begin, test out your rappelling skills on a 10-foot (3.5-meter) cliff alongside a waterfall. 

    Once you’re warmed up, tackle a 150-foot (45-meter) cliff known locally as ‘Big Boy.’ Use the rock face to rappel halfway down, and then hang on for a thrilling drop into a natural swimming pool. Next up, descend the granddaddy of the Lost Canyon — a 200-foot (60-meter) cliff and waterfall. Cool off after your descent with a swim in the water waiting below.

    Your guide will lead you on foot through the lush, rugged terrain of the canyon, where you’ll climb over boulders and splash down a natural waterslide. Learn about native plant species and be prepared to encounter the many birds, insects and animals that inhabit the area. Refuel with an authentic Costa Rican lunch before the return trip to La Fortuna.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We are happy to pick you up from any hotel or rental home in the La Fortuna and Arenal Volcano area. Just pease provide us the exact Google Maps location upon booking your tour with us. If you are coming from San Jose or Guanacaste, please be sure to allow at least a three-hour drive time.
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Local guide
    • Lunch
    • Safety equipment and briefing
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Minimum age is 10 years
    • It is recommended that you wear comfortable walking shoes
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    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 with a few minutes of practice in the beginning.
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    Awesome guides. Never felt unsafe, hurried or pushed to something I didn't want to. Best adventure ever. The rappelling down waterfalls was unbelievable!
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    My husband and I absolutely loved our canyoning trip. The tour guides were wonderful. They were friendly, personable and extremely knowledge! They made sure that we were safe and felt comfortable. The trip was great & the food was amazing!! Will definitely be using Desafio on
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    Came to La Fortuna for a quick weekend getaway and luckily booked this excursion. Im extremely afraid of heights and wanted to push myself. It’s low season right now, so I was the only person which ended up being exactly what I needed. With ALOT of help from my amazing guides
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    My friend and I did a Canyoning tour and it was incredible from start to finish! Our guides were amazing, the lunch provided was delicious and we had so much fun. Would definitely recommend to anyone that wants a thrill and have fun and don't mind getting wet!
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