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Canyoning in the Lost Canyon provided by Desafio Adventure Company

Canyoning in the Lost Canyon

Canyoning in the Lost Canyon
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About
Climb, hike, and splash through the Costa Rican rain forest on this adrenaline-pumping adventure that takes you into the depths of the Lost Canyon, a natural playground near Arenal Volcano. Rappel down cliffs and waterfalls reaching up to 200 feet (60 meters), drop into jungle pools, and scramble over boulders while an expert guide ensures your safety. After emerging from the canyon, recap your feats over a typical Costa Rican lunch.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, French, Spanish
Highlights
  • Complete three cliff rappels and a free drop into water
  • Swim in waterfall-fed pools and hike through the jungle
  • Great option for adventurous travelers ready to go beyond ziplines
  • Includes lunch and hotel pickup from La Fortuna
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.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English, French, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Complete three cliff rappels and a free drop into water
  • Swim in waterfall-fed pools and hike through the jungle
  • Great option for adventurous travelers ready to go beyond ziplines
  • Includes lunch and hotel pickup from La Fortuna
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.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 6833LOST
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Local guide
  • Lunch
  • Safety equipment and briefing
Duration
4h
Departure details
  • Traveller 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.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum age is 10 years
  • It is recommended that you wear comfortable walking shoes
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers
Inclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Local guide
  • Lunch
  • Safety equipment and briefing
Departure details
  • Traveller 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.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
4h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum age is 10 years
  • It is recommended that you wear comfortable walking shoes
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 28 Aug 2020
A note from Canyoning in the Lost Canyon
Ask about our "Pure Private - Pura Vida" upgrades to make your tour completely PRIVATE. We also have locally-handmade, 3-ply fabric masks and plastic masks for sale. Let us know if there is anything we can assist with for making your travels as safe & comfortable as possible.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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Rachel Jones
Little Rock, AR9 contributions
Such a fun tour!
Nov 2021
We did the canyoning tour, and we had so much fun! It was such a unique adventure. The staff was great and very professional, and the food at the end was good. Highly recommend booking with this company.
Written 18 November 2021
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m d
5 contributions
FUN FUN FUN!!!
Oct 2021
This was a first for us and was absolutely a BLAST! As it was low peak season, we were treated like VIPs for our tour! Experiencing the water cascading over us at one of the water activities was really fun. Arturo and Josue were fun & awesome guides and safety was always a priority. We bought the photo package and it was totally worth it! I would definitely recommend Desafio Adventure Company for your next adventure in CR!
Written 12 November 2021
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David
Singapore, Singapore2 contributions
Canyoning is absolute must do
Did the Canyoning with guides Josue and David. They were fantastic and made the adventure fun but safe. Beautiful landscape, and unforgettable experience.
Written 8 September 2021
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lindsey g
3 contributions
AMAZING
Aug 2021
We Loved this adventure! We were lucky enough to be the only ones on this particular excursion (rainy season, august) so it felt even more initimate. David and the crew were outstanding!
Written 29 August 2021
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Samantha S
26 contributions
WATERFALL REPEL!!
Jul 2021
The Lost Canyon tour was absolutely INCREDIBLE. The guides were upbeat, lively, funny, but safe. We had never been repelling before and they made it so easy for us. The 4 waterfalls were AMAZING to repel down, and the fun little hikes in the water between each one was the icing on the cake. BEST.TOUR.EVER! 5 Stars, would totally do it again, and again, and again! :)
Written 3 August 2021
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Chris O
Orlando, FL9 contributions
Great excursion to get wet!!
Great guides who made it fun and exciting. Kept us going even when we were unsure. All around great excursion for the whole family
Written 23 July 2021
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Z1389AHkellyb
8 contributions
Excellent Company
Jul 2021 • Family
Desafio is a terrific company. We had originally booked a different tour and ran into car problems. They were very helpful in getting us rebooked onto something else and it ended up being fantastic. They are a well organized, high class operation. They take great care of their customers and the adventures are fabulous. We loved the lost Canyon tour, though we were originally booked on the mambo combo. Definitely recommend this tour company.
Written 21 July 2021
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Kadi S
4 contributions
Rappelling is AMAZING
Jul 2021
This was a highlight of our Costa Rica trip. It was unlike anything we have done before. It was fun and exhilarating. The staff was engaging and fun, but always kept us safe. Rappelling was so fun. Hiking through the canyon was beautiful.
A surprise was not needed bug spray. Some people were covering their bodies in spray. When I asked the guide, he said you can, but there is no need. The water is always moving so there were NO mosquitos.
Transportation was great. They picked us up at our front door, and they also fed us. great food.
Written 19 July 2021
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Becky L
1 contribution
Don’t miss this tour while in La Fortuna!
Had an amazing time in Lost canyon! Our guide Alejandro was amazing! He went above and beyond to make sure we all had a great time and because of him this was my favorite activity while in Costa Rica. Thank you!
Written 4 July 2021
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FamilyOf5
Los Angeles, CA12 contributions
Great day of adventure + nature
Jun 2021
This was my family's favorite tour in Costa Rica - a family of five with 3 teens. The canyoneering felt very safe - you are hooked on both the top and bottom with the guides helping to control your speed, and you zipline the second half down each waterfall, which was a blast. We felt very safe, and we have no experience canyoneering. The most challenging part was actually not the canyoneering but the hiking between waterfalls - you are in a running creek the entire time, scrambling over rocks etc. At one point we jumped into the water, and at another our guides created a 'tsunami' of water over our heads for fun (this was optional.) At the end you do need to climb up many stairs. At 54 in moderate shape I was struggling the most, but I made it, and the surrounding jungle and waterfall views were truly stunning, and not accessible any other way. After the canyoneering we were transported to a lovely outdoor restaurant for included lunch. It was a blast of a day, with a great mix of adventure for my teens and nature for myself. We spent the rest of the day in the thermal pools at our hotel, and it was hands down our favorite day of our Costa Rican vacation.
Note: wear bug spray, water shoes, and water clothes, and have a waterproof neck case for your phone camera, there's no other way to take pictures. Some days they have a photographer along and you can buy pictures but he wasn't available for our tour. Bring a change of clothes for lunch.
Written 20 June 2021
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