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Expediciones Tropicales Day Tours

#13 of 83 Tours in San Jose
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Address: San Jose, Costa Rica
Phone Number: 1-877-281-8515
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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
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Los Angeles, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed in Alajuela for four days, and wanted to see some of the surrounding areas without breaking the bank or having to drive a car. I was nervous about arriving in Costa Rica with no concrete plans having been made, but this company proved me wrong about last minute service. I was able to use the online chat feature... More 

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South Normanton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In a nutshell my son went on a lone volunteering trip to costa rica where he spent the first 2 nights and last 2 nights in a backpackers hostel in san jose.On the first 2 days there he booked a volcano trip with this company and he mistakingly missed the tour guide and the tour then was told he couldn't... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I did the Poas tour and also the Arenal tour. On each tour we visited at least 3 gift shops. We spent more time at the gift shops than at the Volcano! (For each tour). For each tour the least amount of time of all the activities was the actual name of the tour - the volcano itself. It's a... More 

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Irvine
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119 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A local recommended this tour to my sister and me. We have traveled extensively and been on some "tours" that a waste of time and money. Fortunately this tour was well worth it! We enjoyed the breakfast at the coffee plantation and the opportunity to see how coffee is made. We did not get to see the volcano crater because... More 

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Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2016 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 August 2, 2016

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 106 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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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 

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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
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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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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