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Expediciones Tropicales Day Tours

San Jose, Costa Rica
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Ranked #27 of 67 activities in San Jose
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English first
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

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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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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Thousand Oaks, California
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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We had a wonderful experience in the Doka, Poas, and La Paz tour. Mario is an absolutely wonderful tour guide. His English translations were thorough and easily understood, he obviously loves ecology and added so much to the day with his commentary. The places were spectacular, and we had the added benefit of a sunny day to make the views... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014 via mobile

Used this tour operator on the following trips : Volcan Poas, Doka coffee plantation, La Paz gardens ( excellent timing and variety of activities) Manuel Antonio ( does not include a private guide to show you animals) it's really a beach trip since there are about 3 hours there.... Rainforest 3-1 ( a lot of jungle , includes a boat... More

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Took the San Jose city tour that was booked through the resort I stayed at (thanks to Ricardo at Barcelo San Jose Palacio to have quickly booked) on my day of arrival. Within 3 hours after my happy lunch by the pool, the comfortable air-conditioned showed up promptly. The tour was a great way to learn a bit about the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

Took the Doka/Poas/La Paz tour. It's your typical day tour (shuttled from place to place, always a souvenir shop before you leave) but a great way to see many things. Doka coffee plantation was a very informative stop, Poas is gorgeous and a good 2 mile hike, and La Paz is also a good hike, with a decent buffet lunch.... More

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Ponce, Puerto Rico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

The one day tour of Doka coffee plantation, Poás volcano and La Paz Waterfalls was full of excitement as well as very educational. Our tour guide, Mario, is among the best I've ever experienced and I highly recommend him as he is extremely knowledgeable, informative, courteous and kind. We also had an excellent and safe driver, Rodrigo. All you can... More

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Quezon City, Quezon City, Philippines
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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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