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Expediciones Tropicales Day Tours

Address: San Jose, Costa Rica
Phone Number: 1-877-281-8515
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Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
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USA
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82 reviews 82 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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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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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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

We booked this tour from our Hotel Presidente who was also very good. Our tour guide Mario arrived at our hotel right on time with an excellent first impression. I must start off saying he was an excellent tour guide-- very patient, bilingual with every explanation ( which has to get tiring after a full day) and a very competent... More 

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Marlborough
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

My friend and I booked this tour through the Spanish language school. The tour was attractive because they picked us up at the school. However, we drove around the city for about 1 1/2 hours to pick up other passengers. We finally arrived at the bus which would take us on the tour. On our way to the volcano, they... More 

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Sylvia L, Gerente at Expediciones Tropicales Day Tours, responded to this review

We appreciate all our customers and all your comments. We do take them seriously and help us to improve and keep the quality service we are known for. We are aware you were in Costa Rica learning spanish and we are sure you do understand a lot of our language. We also know our tour guides and our drivers, and... More 

Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We had booked 3 tours through our travel agent in the UK, they were all provided by Expediciones Tropicales. The first was a half day trip to Volcan Poas, very informative guide (Jorge) and a superb view of the crater once we arrived. The second tour was to La Paz Waterfall Gardens, this in my opinion needs to be longer... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014 via mobile

Had a lovely tour to Poas Volcano, La Paz waterfalls, and coffee tour. Eugene was great - very informative and friendly. Driver was safe and competent. Breakfast was pretty good, and lunch was amazing. Felt bad for the animals at the "refuge" - not sure how sustainable that is. Otherwise, it was great. Waterfalls and volcano were beautiful. Fun day.

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Sylvia L, Gerente at Expediciones Tropicales Day Tours, responded to this review

Thank you Melissa for your comments we are very pleased that you enjoyed your tour with Expediciones Tropicales. The animals from the refuge were previously housed in a center that lost funding and had to close. The MINAE (the Costa Rican Ministry of the Environment) did not have the resources to care for the 35 felines so they were placed... More 

Flushing
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

The company picks you up at your hotel. The tour guide will speak your language, stays with you, and shares interesting information about the country and what you are seeing. Without the guides, we would not have seen many of the animals, which perch in trees or hide in the underbrush. The only downside, which is not their fault, is... More 

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