CANYONING IN THE LOST CANYON
We pack all kinds of adventure into the best canyoning experience in Costa Rica!
Jungle Limos: Desafio Adventure Company uses top of the line, rugged Land Cruiser all-terrain trucks we like to call our “Jungle Limos” — it’s a bumpy ride up the mountain, but you’ll have the best views of the quaint community and lush gardens of this area from our specially-equipped Jumgle Limos!
Lost Canyon Ops Center: After a fun, 25-minute ride in your Jungle Limo, you arrive to the Lost Canyon Ops Center and be greeted by the Desafio Adventure guides. After your Canyoneering 101 crash course, complete with safety instructions, demonstrations, a practice session and lots of laughs, we head to the starting point of the Lost Canyon.
Baby steps: Start off the rappelling-leg of your canyoning journey with the first waterfall referred to as the “Baby” — a small-sized 10-ft waterfall that allows you to practice and ease your way into learning the ropes – literally!
Just LET GO!: You will then hike deep into the rocky terrain of the wet and wild rainforest, surrounded by huge rocks, trees, and flowing streams. You’ll soon reach what we fondly call the “Big Boy” — the second largest waterfall. Imagine this: there you are, on a sturdy platform looking down into the depths of a massive 150-ft tropical waterfall. You’ll start off by rappelling down the rock face and about half way through you’ll hear “LET GO!” – a few moments later you’ll have experienced your first guided, adrenaline pumping free fall!
This is when you will realize that this really is an experience of a lifetime!
More than just rappelling: Canyoneering in the Lost Canyon of Costa Rica is more than just rappelling — it’s a full body work out! Use your arms, legs, and hands to climb through Mother Nature’s obstacle course! You’ll be jumping into pools, sliding down a natural water slide, sitting under waterfalls, pulling yourself up some rocks and helping yourself down others.
The waterfalls keep getting bigger and BIGGER in the Lost Canyon! As you make your way through the four rappels, you’ll notice your strength and confidence keeps getting stronger and stronger… good thing, because the waterfalls keep getting bigger and BIGGER. You will finish your adventure with a 200ft waterfall drop — rappelling part of the way and then letting go of the reins to experience another guided free fall drop! Talk about adrenaline! You’ll be wanting even more rappels at the end of this amazing adventure!
Worth the hike! As we hike back up the rainforest canyon, you’ll be invited to take your time and enjoy the serenity of the Costa Rica rainforest. It normally takes about 10 minutes, but many people take longer, stopping every so often to soak in this unique experience. At the top, change into your dry clothes and head up to the Canyon Café where there will be a well-deserved homemade lunch waiting for you!.
- Price per person (USD).
- This tour requires a minimum of 2 adults.
- Minimum age: 13 yrs.
- Tour operated in English and Spanish.
- Transportation included from most La Fortuna hotels. If your hotel is far from downtown La Fortuna or the main road to the Arenal Volcano, extra charges may apply, please ask.
- The departure times are approximates. Your exact pick-up time will be sent in your reservation confirmation
What to bring: Clothes to get wet in, change of clothes, secure shoes, and optional money for snacks, tips, or souvenirs.
We include: Transportation to and from your hotel in air conditioned minivan with Wi-Fi, bilingual guide, bottled mineral water, lunch, and insurance policy.
Departure: 07:30 hrs & 10:00 hrs & 13:00 hrs
Duration: 4 hours
Rates: Adults: $99