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Address: San Jose, Costa Rica
Phone Number: 1-877-281-8515
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Multiple tours

I went on four different tours with varying quality, but the guides were always brilliant especially Miguel who did my Irazu tour (which I highly recommend) and Eugenio who did... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Alexandra L
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26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was an awesome tour if the weather will cooperate. fortunately it was clear on the day we went. To start the breakfast was very good, Coffee tour at Doka Estates was interesting. But the views from The top of Poas Volcano were FANTASTIC!! Also recommend the extra walk up to see the lake. From there the hike through the... More 

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Thank BeverlyV
rose & thistle
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13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Must see, it was misty the day we were there but it was still exciting... wear good walking shoes the walk up to the lagoon/ lake is worth it

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Thank yirda
Park City, Utah
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11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Absolutely loved the 3 in 1 tour! It includes a boat ride on the sarapiqui river, a hike on a private reserve bordering Braulio Carillo, and a ride on the aerial tram. One thing that made this tour excellent is that there was only 5 of us. Also are guide was a biology major. We saw tons of wildlife and... More 

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Thank Moment J
Colorado Springs
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273 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Max and Gustavo led us well on a day trip to Sarchi, Arenal Volcano, and Tabacon Grand Spa. We were the first to be picked up around 7:30 am, at the Intercontinental Hotel, followed by pickups at other hotels, for a total of nine travelers. (The only negative of the whole trip was the vehicle, a passenger van whose seats... More 

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Thank mtscribe
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I went on four different tours with varying quality, but the guides were always brilliant especially Miguel who did my Irazu tour (which I highly recommend) and Eugenio who did the combo tour (which is brilliant). The tour company was only ever late once in picking me up and although it can be frustrating to drive around picking everyone up... More 

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Thank Alexandra L
Fairfax, Virginia
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The breakfast and lunch was delicious. Our tour guide was great and I liked that he went from English to Spanish for each sentence it kind of helped me to connect the words. He seemed informed on the information and made the trip fun. The combo tour with the poas volcano and la Paz waterfall was breathtaking. The Doka cafe... More 

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Thank Tiffany B
Los Angeles, California
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336 reviews
216 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 193 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Viatour contracted to Grey LIne who contracted to Expediciones Tropicales. I paid for a trip that was maximum 20 people and yet we ended up on a 50 person super bus. It was the single worst thing I've ever done on any trip ever. We were picked up from our hotel at 7 am -- for the next 2 and... More 

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Thank Leigth M
KY
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14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

i used their service for a tour to arenal volcano and hot springs. The main reason I visited Costa Rica was to see Areinal Volcano. We were waiting for the tour company to pick us up. They were late picking us up. We get on the bus and the guide was talking as if he had a hangover from the... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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150 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

We booked this tour through Viator but it was operated by Expediciones Tropicales Day Tours. We highly recommend the Combo tour that takes you to a coffee plantation, the Poas volcano crater, & the Waterfalls Park. Breakfast & lunch are included and were very good. Our guide did a great job in both English & Spanish. The tour says 8... More 

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Thank Sandy817
Sylvia L, Gerente at Expediciones Tropicales Day Tours, responded to this review

Dear Sandy817, Thank you very much for your comments. We appreciate your feedback so we can maintain the high quality services we are known for. 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... More 

Rancho Cucamonga, California
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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

We booked the Coffee Plantation/Poas Volcano/La Paz Waterfall tour through a tour broker. To be honest, I wanted to see the volcano & when I saw the waterfall was on the tour I thought that would be cool too. I wasn't too jazzed about the coffee plantation and was dreading the fact that the tour is 8-9 hours, with pick... More 

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

Dear JessMartinez720, 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. Best regards, Sylvia Lobo Romero. More 

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