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Address: San Jose, Costa Rica
Phone Number: 1-877-281-8515
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Irazu Volcano, Orosi Valley and Lankester Gardens - good but with problems

Our travel agent used this company to arrange a day tour to Irazu Volcano, Orosi Valley and Lankester Gardens. We very much enjoyed the volcanoes and all of the information we... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
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Toronto
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Middletown, NJ
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

We had an extra full day in San Jose after returning our car and wanted to see Arenal. We booked the tour through Expediciones Tropicales. We paid extra for a private tour for our family because of our schedule, but heard the group tours are lovely as well. The ride to Arenal and back is a long road trip, but... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

I took the tour for Arenal Volcano and Tabacon Hot Springs Resort. I thought it was great. Our guide Hernan was very polite, informative and spoke English well. They picked me up from Casa Laurin in Escazu around 8:45, then we went to the hotel to get on the bigger tour bus. It is an all-day trip because of distance... More 

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Toronto
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40 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Our travel agent used this company to arrange a day tour to Irazu Volcano, Orosi Valley and Lankester Gardens. We very much enjoyed the volcanoes and all of the information we received from the tour guide Mario. He was knowledgeable and very helpful. There were a few negatives though, not his fault. We were picked up at 7:15 and a... More 

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Oakland, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We used this company through our hotel (Hotel Presidente) to book 3 tours. We did the combo coffee plantation/volcano poas/la Paz waterfall, San Luis Canopy tour, and the Bay Island Tortuga Island cruise. All three tours included a comfortable tour bus that picked us up directly from our hotel, knowledgeable and friendly tour guides, and delicious food at regular intervals.... More 

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Elon College, North Carolina
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8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

This was an excellent and well prepared trip! Both breakfast and lunch were delicious and with lots of variety. It was cloudy on top of the volcano but the waterfalls made up for it. It's suitable for al ages and can be as activity as you want to make it.

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USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

I think Poas is a very reasonable day trip from San Jose. Didn't know what to expect other than Poas and coffee so was pleasantly surprised to also get to Sarchi. Thought the Doka coffee tour was very bad. Just a lunch stop and watched a film. Would have preferred to have an actual guide from the coffee plantation instead... More 

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

We booked this day tour through our hotel (San Jose Marriott). We don't like traditional bus tours so we were not sure what to expect but we were not disappointed. Our guide, Alberto, was great, as was our driver (Rodrigo?), who expertly guided us through Costa Rica's not so good roads. We arrived at Poas Volcano first; Alberto encouraged us... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

We used this company for everything from basic hotel transfer arrangement to coffee estates, hanging bridges, Poas waterfall gardens, and Hot Springs. Well priced, great guides and thoroughly enjoyable tours.

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New York, NY
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59 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Due to traffic, we had an extremely long day. Our tour guide Jorge seemed tired too, though he tried his best to keep alive. When we finally got to Manuel Antonio, Jorge accidentally gave my party the wrong entry tickets, so we had to wait at the entrance while the right tickets were found. The beach was dirty, not the... More 

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New York City, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

We absolutely loved this tour. Picked up from our hotel (they will pick you up from any hotel in San Jose) and took us to Doka Coffee Plantation (very informative) where traditional breakfast was served. Then we went to Poas Volcano which was beautiful. Then a huge buffet lunch and La Paz waterfalls, which were beautiful. The waterfalls were located... More 

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