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Address: San Jose, Costa Rica
Phone Number: 1-877-281-8515
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I took the combined Doka Plantation, Poas volcano, La Paz Waterfall Gardens tour early in November, which I booked through my hotel. I've taken one or two other tours from San... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
James G
Duncan, Canada
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Duncan, Canada
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74 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I took the combined Doka Plantation, Poas volcano, La Paz Waterfall Gardens tour early in November, which I booked through my hotel. I've taken one or two other tours from San Jose with this company over the last few years, and this was the best. Do bear in mind that you have to reasonably fit, I would suggest, to get... More 

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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I only had one day and everyone said to see Arenal. They promptly picked me up at my hotel and the gregarious guide Billy made sure from the start everyone was happy. On the long ride he interacted and helped the group to come together and share the experience. We had a nice lunch and then after the volcano onto... More 

Thank Donna H
Chicago, Illinois
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21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

I have used this company over the years for many of my tours. They are well priced, intelligent guides and on time. I am going back soon and intend to use them again. Maricio in the office is a great help. Thank You!

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New York City, New York
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28 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

We did the Arenal Volcano and Tabacon Hot Springs Tour. It was definitely worth every penny. Our tour guide was George and our bus driver was Gustavo and they were both excellent. The best part was the bus had AC, though it was a bit chilly on the way back. The bus also makes ample stops so you can use... More 

Thank Megan M
Norwich, Connecticut
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25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

We took the combined Doka Plantation, Poas volcano, La Paz Waterfall Gardens tour on March 12, 2015. This was our first full day in Costa rica. It had been booked by the travel agency that arranged our trip. We were the first people to be picked up and as others have noted, several other stops were made to pick up... More 

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

Dear dlcul, Warm regards from your Friends at Expediciones Tropicales. Thank you for your comments, we are glad that you enjoyed your visit to our country, especially your tour with us. We work every day to create great memories and experiences in our tours, as you did. Always at your service, Sylvia Lobo Romero. More 

Denver, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We booked the Poas Volcano, Doka Coffee and La Paz Waterfall Garden's tour through Anywhere Costa Rica. They didn't offer pick up from our hotel, the Sheraton, but they did for the hotel next door. They saw us walking and we jumped in the bus at the round-a-bout and then waited in the bus for 20 minutes for everyone to... More 

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

Thank you very much for your comments. We appreciate the information received about our tour guide, your feedback so we can maintain the high quality services we are known for, and improve them where is necessary. We talked with Him regarding your observation. In tourism it is customary to stop during tours at safe places with clean restrooms and facilities.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Tour guide was not patient at all, I was traveling with a Senior citizen and he didn't have patiece with her regarding to going up and down stairs and making bad faces when she used the elevator at the museum. Also there were people in the tour who smoked on the street during the break for lunch and he made... More 

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Ringgold, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We traveled with our family of four during our visit to San Jose. A tour bus picked us up at our hotel and took us to the Marriott, where were transferred to another bus. From there, it was all fun! This a a good tour for those who want to get a good sampling of the many microclimates of Costa... More 

Thank Liberty J
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Absolutely a must do day tour. It is a lovely 3 attraction combination trip. We went to the Doka coffee estate first and had a yummy breakfast there along with the tour of the estate and explanation of the coffee making process. Next stop was to an active volcano and my tour group was lucky since it was a clear... More 

Thank Jess C
San Jose, Costa Rica
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46 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

I loved this combo tour because it is cleverly designed, packing into just one day three must-stop destinations while you are in Costa Rica. This allows the tourist to make most of their stay in the country. We start the day with the best coffee in the world and warm up with a brisk walk at the Poas Volcano where... More 

Thank Ming Ming C

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