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Jungle Tom Safaris Day Tours

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Address: Tortuguero, Costa Rica
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Jungle Tom Safaris

We used this service to get from San Jose to Tortuguero. They arrived to pick us up in a timely fashion in a rig that was a bit ancient. At a point about half way there, the rig... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed February 19, 2017
Andrew R
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Portland, Oregon
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36 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We used Jungle Tom Safari Tours to provide our van and boat transportation from San Jose to Tortuguero. Great service . Van was a late model with what looked to be new tires. They provided breakfast on the way . Explained the different micro climate zones we were going thru. Told us about the banana plantations we passed and even... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 19, 2017

We used this service to get from San Jose to Tortuguero. They arrived to pick us up in a timely fashion in a rig that was a bit ancient. At a point about half way there, the rig wouldn't start, and all of the occupants had to get out and push to get it going. We were rewarded with a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2017

We had wanted to spend several nights at Tortuguero as part of a 3 week Costa Rica tour and when considering various options, Jungle Tom Safaris seemed to come up with a perfect package at a price which undercut all the competition. I contacted someone who had previously reviewed their similar tour and, having satisfied myself that it really WAS... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016 via mobile

Can't comment on the yours as we booked with Jungle Toms as an easy alternative to taking the public bus/boat option and were really pleased we did. Hadn't realised breakfast was included, this was a great chance to try the typical Tico rice, beans and eggs breakfast...very tasty. Later, Luiz our guide, had the shuttle pull off the road so... More 

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Detroit, MI
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016

I booked a day trip from my hotel located on the west side of San Jose, closer to the airport. Do not take a day trip, especially if you are on that side of the city! They have options with overnight stay, I hope it works out better than my experience. The day started with the bus being late by... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2016 via mobile

The rooms and pool were lovely. Our guide was friendly & helpful, however we were disappointed by the activities & felt that the website does not describe the activities accurately. The transfer from La Fortuna did not include breakfast or a visit to the banana plantation. The 'magical' boat tour was simply a boat transfer to Tortugero. The walk to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2016 via mobile

It started a bit bumpy since our reservation over email turned out to be for another day. Luckily as I waited for pick up at 5:30am I called Safari Tom's to see if they will be on time. The lady swiftly called the driver to turn around and pick us up. The drive was long and the road was terrible... More 

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North Yorkshire, UK
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2016

We used Jungle Tom Safaris to transport us from Tortuguero to San Jose. There were good and not so good points. Jungle Tom safaris would have been flexible enough to pick us up at hotel rather than the dock but for a much higher fee (more than a water taxi), which we declined. We were the only people at the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2016

Ours was a two night/three day visit. The location is superb, situated on a broad waterway round the corner from Toruguero village with a backdrop of towering jungle trees festooned with flowering vines, bromeliads and orchids and teeming with monkeys. The garden is like an outside zoo visited by toucans, hummingbirds and herons. The food was a little ordinary but... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 26, 2016

Jungle Tom must have the market on this tour, because I booked through Viator, then Gray Lines was involved, only to get a trip with Jungle Toms. Anyway, Luis was our tour guide and was very knowledgeable of the area. The river water level was low, and we were dragging bottom a few times. Did not see much wildlife on... More 

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