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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
John P
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Toronto
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Nashville, Tennessee
2 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Actual visit: March 2014 (drop down box doesn't go back before May 2014) We had wonderful guides on both of these tours. We will never forget the 3-in-1 Combo Tour. It was so amazing, even though there was too much cloud cover that day to see the volcano. The coffee estate was my husband's favorite, so beautiful and fun to... More 

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Middletown, NJ
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
37 helpful votes 37 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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Sylvia L, Gerente at Expediciones Tropicales Day Tours, responded to this review

Dear Mr. John. Thank you very much for your comments. We are glad you enjoy our tour and the information received by our tour guide. We appreciate your feedback so we can maintain the high quality services we are known for, and improve them where is necessary. We have never had any complains about the lunch or restaurant for this... More 

Oakland, California
1 review
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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31 reviews 31 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 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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83 reviews 83 reviews
43 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
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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58 reviews 58 reviews
13 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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106 reviews 106 reviews
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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