We are a group of 7 couples that cruise together. This year we went on the San Diego to Miami Panama Canal cruise and decided to set up our own private tours. The first thing I did was turn to the TA and Cruise Critic forums to learn the ins and outs of private tours and to find highly recommended tour companies and/or guides.
As you would expect, the boards were very helpful and I was able to set up very sucessful private tours for 12 - 14 people in Cabo, Puntarenas and Colon.
My criteria was; 1. give the group an area highlights tour, 5 or 6 hours max, 2. Lunch at a "locals" place at our option, 3. Stay away from the "masses" of tourists as much as possible and 4, Drop the people off at either the the ship or at a very good shopping place.
I would like readers to know who were the tour companies and/or individuals that gave us these first class tours. In each area, group expectations were, for the most part, exceeded and always met. If anyone is interested in tour specifies, I will be glad to respond.
Enock Quesada Nunex…… Enock
Arenas Travel Costa Rica.
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12 0f us went on the tour and everyone felt Enock provided a great 5 1/2 - 6 hours…. This was with a very high bar after the great tour we had with Benjy in Cabo1 The group voted to skip a late lunch at a locals place Enock had selected and go back to the ship…. Enock knows the area very well and it was evident he loves his country!
Happy travels - Ned