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Expediciones Tropicales Day Tours

#12 of 81 Tours in San Jose
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Address: San Jose, Costa Rica
Phone Number: 1-877-281-8515
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Best Day Tour Company in Costa Rica

I've used this company every single time that I've been to Costa Rica. I used them for several of the volcano tours as well as Tabacon. The problem with the tour company as well... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 12, 2016
Ann Arbor

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Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We have done 2 different activities with them so far , every time they have been on time for the pick ups and the food on the tours is really good, the guides provide a lot of information

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just returned from a 14 day family trip to Arenal and Manuel Antonio, best trip EVER! All of our transfers and excursions went smoothly, no problems whatsoever. The Springs Resort and the Tulemar Resort were outstanding, way above our expectations. Expediciones staff were easy to reach by email when I considered adding another activity once we were there. I would... More 

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Ann Arbor
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276 reviews
85 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

I've used this company every single time that I've been to Costa Rica. I used them for several of the volcano tours as well as Tabacon. The problem with the tour company as well as a lot of others is that they waste around 90 minutes in the morning collecting all the passengers from the hotels before you actually take... More 

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

Dear Mr waterdance, Warm regards from your Friends at Expediciones Tropicales. Thank you for your time and your comments. We are glad that you enjoyed your visits to our country, especially your services with us. Costa Rica is a blessed country by its nature, culture and people; however we do have an excessive traffic problem in San José that we... More 

Cleveland, Ohio
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77 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

We loved this tour and our guide Jose and driver Roy were fantastic! Jose was very knowledgeable and translated perfectly into English. He had a great personality and made our day really fun. The only complaint I have is the bus isn't very comfortable but in the course of the 10 hour day, we maybe spent 2 hours on the... More 

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

Dear Lori S, Thank you for your feedback, we are working daily to provide the best service and experiences for our passengers. Always at your service. Best regards Sylvia Lobo Romero. More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016 via mobile

I took a tour to the Tabacon hot springs .The tour started in a very nice bus . During the 1st top of the tour they move our group to a very noisy bus witha non working air condition . The tour guide was no able to answer any of our questions we did. When we asked the tour guide... More 

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

Dear Jrivera0, Thank you very much for your feedback. Your comments are appreciated as they help us to maintain the high quality services we are known for, and to improve them where is necessary. We are sorry for the inconvenience during your tour; our goal is always to provide all our guests the best experience while traveling with us, from... More 

Victoria, Texas
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86 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016 via mobile

When I called to make my reservations, I spoke with Mauricio. He answered all my questions and emailed me a link so I could do secure payment. The only negative is that van was 50 minutes late picking us up. We met up with the rest of our group partway out of the San Jose Valley. Our driver was David... More 

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42 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

We don't normally do bus excursions, however, our friends recommended this one and we are so glad we went! The coffee tour was interesting, but the waterfalls were the best! Eugene, our tour guide could not have been more helpful or knowledgeable. And this one is not for the anyone who is not in shape. I wear a mileage counter... More 

Thank Caoimhe N
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6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

I'd like to start with a shout-out to Expediciones Tropicales agent Karen Jimenez. When we called to book an excursion to Santa Elena/Monteverde the package we wanted was fully booked. Within 2 hours Karen had arranged a separate package just for us at a comparable price. We stayed 2 nights at an eco-friendly hotel, enjoyed three meals and two excursions,... More 

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Toronto GTA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016 via mobile

One of the best tours I've been on in a loooong time. If possible as for Arlin to be your guide; she is kind, informative and all round super nice person. Really made the trip unique. Too many great things to mention; the volcano was cool, the waterfall was fun and the highlight for me was the coffee tour. Enjoying... More 

Thank s0k
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134 reviews
20 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016 via mobile

The tour guide points out local history and nature information along the way. I liked that. The volcano was cloud covered so we didn't see much. I think you are better off doing this on your own so you can get there earlier. I would have preferred to be picked up at my hotel which they said couldn't be done.... More 

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