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Expediciones Tropicales Day Tours

San Jose, Costa Rica
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Ranked #34 of 65 activities in San Jose
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Tours
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Quezon City, Quezon City, Philippines
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Didn't have enough time to spend a few days in Arenal so we settled for a day tour to view it and enjoy the hot springs and it was money well-spent. Pick-up from hotel was on time and mini-bus was comfy. And people should remember that this is a "shared van" type of service; time will really be spent picking... More

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Winnipeg Canada
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225 reviews 225 reviews
99 attraction reviews
247 helpful votes 247 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

We went on the Orosi Valley and Lankester Garden Tour. We brought and paid for the from another company. Pick up was to be a 9:30 am. The shuttle bus didn't arrive till 10:00 am . We then had a hour bus ride to join the other part of the group. The tour guide was very informative. And the guide... More

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Chicago, Illinois
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

We booked most of our activities with this company. Poas Volcano, Doka Coffee Tour and La Paz Waterfall -Our guide was Ricardo. He was very informative and kind. The only thing that I did not like is that water bottles were not given out and that we went to Poas Volcano around noon when it is least likely to be... More

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63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

We had a winning combination of a coffee tour, the Poas Volcano and the La Paz Waterfall. Donald was our guide, and he was excellent. We spent just the right amount of time in each place and had a wonderful day out.

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Piscataway, New Jersey, United States
17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

We took the all day tour to see the Doka Estate Coffee Tour, Poas Volcano, La Paz Waterfall. They picked us up in the morning and then provided an amazing breakfast buffet. We toured the Coffee Estate and our guide Ricardo was very informative and entertaining. Coffee was ok but seeing the process was really cool. Then we went to... More

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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

We took the Volcano Poas 1/2-day tour from San Jose. Promo information indicated it was a 90-minute drive to the destination. Pros: Tour guide was bilingual in English and Spanish and switched easily (and a little rapidly) between the two. He was knowledgeable and provided useful information. The driver drove well, carefully, and reasonably (unlike the experience of an earlier... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

We booked our trip at the Expediciones Tropicales office in Barrio Amon. The staff were very helpful and even gave us a small group discount. We stayed at a hotel in Sabana Sud so we had to go about 1 Km in the morning for the bus pickup. No big deal. However we were the first of many pickups and... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2013

If you select this company for a tour in San Jose Costa Rica, do reconsider. We were booked through the hotel for an excursion to the Poas volcano and a coffee tour. The beginning was already a big downer as we were the first on the bus and it took at least a full hour to collect the other participants.... More

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New York City, New York
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

Booked a day tour package from Sleep Inn Paseo Las Damas in San Jose Costa Rica. The concierge Jose recommended a day trip with Expediciones Tropicales for the following morning. Since we were two single women traveling alone I felt this would be a good option to get to Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica. We were told to let... More

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Florianopolis, SC
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Before and during my trip to Costa Rica I was pleased with the fast and quality services provided by Expediciones Tropicales, particularly by Mr. Paulo De la O, who addressed all my doubts in a patient way and arranged flights, tours, shuttles etc. At some point he even offered me a little discount, instead of many other operators that say... More

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