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Expediciones Tropicales Day Tours

San Jose, Costa Rica
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Ranked #27 of 68 Activities in San Jose
Type: Tours
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Winnipeg, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
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

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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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Tallahassee, Florida, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Costa Rica is full of beautiful sights, and you don't need these guys to see them. A tour which could have taken 2 1/2 hours to get to with a private driver took over 4 hours, with sad little stops for mediocre food. Manuel Antonio Park is full of animals to see and enjoy -- the pacific coast is lovely... More

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Oak Hill, VA
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

We used these guys for 2 of our day trips from Costa Rica. we had Adrian as our guide both days and he was awesome! We did the Combo Tour-Doka, Poas Volcano, & La Paz Waterfall Gardens tour and it was great. He took care to explain everything to the group in both english and spanish. He made sure my... More

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Orlando, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This tour was our favorite part of our trip to Costa Rica. They picked us up from a convenient location in town and everything from the very beginning was enjoyable. Mario was our tour guide and he was wonderful. He spoke excellent Spanish, English, and French. He was so knowledgeable and friendly and we had learned so much about Costa... More

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Waterloo, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

We took 4 different tours with this company during our stay in Costa Rica and each one was a fabulous experience. Working out of San Jose, we were personally picked up at our hotel each morning and dropped off at the end of the tour. The guides (Mario, Leonardo, and Ricardo) were all extremely knowledgeable about the flora and fauna... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

We did the combination trip to the Poas volcano, Doka coffee estate, and la paz waterfall gardens with Mario as our guide and had a great time. This was a full day trip, we were picked up last at 7am and dropped off first at 5pm to give you an idea of the time frame. We started with breakfast at... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

We really enjoyed the Arenal and Tabacon Spa trip, the Calypso trip to Tortuga Island, and the Poas/Grechia/Sarchi trip. The Rainforest 3 in 1 trip started off good with a boat tour, but the rainforest walk was basically slipping around in mud for about an hour. Then the aerial tram part was cancelled. I'm still waiting for the $30 refund... More

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Brooklyn, New York
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

My family and I had a wonderful experience with Expediciones Tropicales tours. Our guide, Miza, and driver David, were fantastic! There were 12 of us and we had a private bus all week. They took us to Poas/Doka coffee plantation/La Paz waterfalls one day. Trogon Lodge for Queztal bird-watching another and a tour to Manual Antonio National Park for another.... More

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Dallas, Texas
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40 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

The operator, Sylvia at costaricaguides.com (owned by ET day tours) has been extremely helpful in organizing our Costa Rica vacation- I was hesitant at first to be using a company I don't know, but these guys did everything for us to make it perfect- from booking the hotels to the day trips, transport etc- Thank you so much for your... More

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