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Expediciones Tropicales Day Tours

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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 1 week ago
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Ann Arbor
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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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 3 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago 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 

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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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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 

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NJ
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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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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016

The best! I would love to go again! Jesus was the best tour guide and really made the tour unforgettable. I loved going through Sarchi and eating at La Perla, it was the best food I had in Costa Rica! If you can take the tour with Jesus he was the best!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016

We went on the day tour to the Doka coffee plantation, Poas volcano and La Paz waterfall gardens. We started with traditional breakfast an coffee tasting at the coffee plantation before walking around the plantation and learning about coffee growing and processing from our tour guide, which was very informative, before having the opportunity to buy some of the coffee... More 

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