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“Great experience” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Surcos Tours

Surcos Tours
Puerto Jimenez, Costa Rica
8603 23 87
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Owner description: Hello dear friends, thanks for reading our reviews written by tourists and now our friends who have booked tours with us.Surcos Tours is a small tour operator specialized in hiking Corcovado National Park and the Osa Peninsula. We are friends group of local guides with great passion for our work and nature.Our main goal is to make the stay of tourists in the park an unforgettable experience.Thanks for supporting local businesses.PURA VIDANito
New York City, New York
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“Great experience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

I reached out to Surcos Tours in regard to a 1-day hiking trip for to Corcavado when another recommended operator failed to get back to me after a week. The prices were comparable to other operators in the area so my husband and I felt comfortable booking with Surcos. Our guide was Roger, who was knowledgeable and patient. We saw many birds and animals that we definitely would not have seen without a guide. Roger organized the permit and transportation for us and brought binoculars and a telescope. Many of the wildlife we saw were actually on the road to the park and not in the park itself.

The only snag during the process was that we arrived at our hotel the day before our tour and wasn't sure when our tour started the next day. However, that was quickly resolved with a phone call placed by our hotel manager.

Highly recommend!

Visited March 2013
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Senggigi
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Very good operator”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

What pleased us the most is that all our questions were clearly answered, and we had a lot. All was done by Ute, without having to hassle with passports and stuff.
Pricewise she will be on average or maybe a little above, but of course that comes with the service. If you do all yourself it is always cheaper...
We were very happy to have worked with Ute, thanks again!

Visited March 2013
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“Great experience with Surcos Tours”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

Thanks to Surcos Tours we had an amazing experience hiking in Corcovado National Park! Estella set up everything for us, answered our many questions and even made it possible for two friends to join our already booked tour two days before we set out. Our guide was Bolivar, who is a really nice, knowledgeable and caring person. He made sure that we were doing fine and the pace was suitable for all of us. He spotted so many animals - we would have never seen them without him. Once we arrived at Sirena Ranger Station he helped us set up mosquito nets, matrasses etc. for the night and we had a great evening with him. The next day he lead us safely back to Carate. Thanks so much!

Visited February 2013
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Albuquerque, NM
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“One of my favorite experiences of Costa Rica!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013 via mobile

Surco Tours provided us with an excellent guide for our Corcovado Tour, Roger. Because of him, we saw so many magnificent animals, frogs, and frogs. Couldn't have had a better guide. Thank you Estela for all your help setting up our tour arrangements.
Pura VidA!

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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“Absolutely great”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

By accident we got in touch with the owner, Nito. We were looking for a day hike into Corcovado. Unfortunately he didn't have time, since he was fully booked - but he called a fellow guide and a pilot to see if he could arrange something. In the end we flew from Puerto Jimenez into Corcovado - Sirena, and hiked the 16km back to Carate. It was an extraordinary trip, and we had a wonderful guide (Louis Daniel). I suggest you call Nito a couple of days before you head out to this area.

Visited February 2013
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