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Costa Rica Expeditions

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Costa Rica Expeditions, unique travel experiences since 1978.
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Barrio Escalante Barrio Escalante, Avenida 3 entre calle 25 y 29. | 69 Avenida 3, San Jose 10110, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Normally I take care of all the details involving our travels, from flights to accommodations to activities. Due to time constraints, I needed to turn over the "reins" for our Costa Rica adventure to a tour agency and cross my fingers. Well, Costa Rica Expeditions...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Mary S
Jenn D, Guest Satisfaction Specialist at Costa Rica Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear Mary S, Thank you for reviewing your experience with our company online. You’ve touched on what we consider one of the most important points, customization. We’ll put together an itinerary that it’s right for you, right budget, best lodges within your budget, most efficient...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

Costa Rica Expeditions (CRE) was an excellent company to book our honeymoon through. All we had to do was tell them what we wanted to do, and buy our flights, and they took care of the rest. CRE were very efficient, organized, and made our...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank ashleytherocker40
Jenn D, Guest Satisfaction Specialist at Costa Rica Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear ashleytherocker40, Thank you for reviewing your experience using our travel services here on TripAdvisor. We are delighted to hear that your honeymoon vacation was above and beyond your expectations because of the great service our team delivered. The right guide selection is one of...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

We are adventurous and well traveled through many parts of the world. For our introduction to Costa Rica, I wanted a travel agency that could make our trip seamless, and craft an itinerary that meet the requirements of our group. Elena and Costa Rica Expeditions...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank jpolliver
Jenn D, Guest Satisfaction Specialist at Costa Rica Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear jpolliver, Thank you for sharing your comments on Trip Advisor. You’re right, our Travel Planners have between 6 - 25 years of experience designing customized vacations for discerning travelers. They are all Costa Rican who speak fluent English and of course Spanish. Their goal...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Five star treatment all the way. Costa Rica expeditions was everything and more. Right from the beginning booking the trip all the way to the end. They are amazing at coordinating what your wishes are. They work with you until your itinerary meets your expectations....More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Jenn D, Guest Satisfaction Specialist at Costa Rica Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear nicoleld27, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your feedback here on Trip Advisor and for mentioning how much you enjoyed working with your Travel Planner, Yorleny. For readers that are curious about our Travel Planners, they are all Costa Rican,...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a terrific vacation in CR. Priscilla and the team at CR Expeditions did a wonderful job arranging our vacation. The guided outings were great - including the birding outing at Mystic hanging bridge park in the Arenal area. Toucans, Motmots , hummingbirds, bats,...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank John S
Jenn D, Guest Satisfaction Specialist at Costa Rica Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear John S, Thank you for your recommendation. We are delighted to hear that you had a terrific vacation in Costa Rica. If YOU are considering Costa Rica Expeditions to plan your unforgettable vacation of a lifetime, here is how it works: 1- Go to...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I recently returned from a 2 week trip to Costa Rica. All of the trip planning was done by Costa Rica Expeditions, melding recommendations made by our friends with their vast experience planning trips to their home country. We chose to give...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank RT0625
Jenn D, Guest Satisfaction Specialist at Costa Rica Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear RT0625, Thank you for taking the time to share your comments on TripAdvisor and for giving us your recommendation. With so little time to go on vacation every year, it’s important that you aren’t having to conform to an already established itinerary. We’ll put...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cannot say enough good things about Costa Rica Expeditions! From start to finish the whole experience from planning the trip to actual vacation was top notch. Completely organized, nothing was too much of a request and they were there every step of the way whether...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Jenn D, Guest Satisfaction Specialist at Costa Rica Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Beachdancer, Thank you for sharing your comments on TripAdvisor and for your recommendation. At CRE we handpick the guides that interact with our guests based on what you share with us about what you want to experience when you're on vacation. We carefully select...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I just returned from an amazing 2 week tour with a customized itinerary planned by Nadya. Costa Rica Expeditions took care of us from our arrival to departure. We felt like VIPs the whole time. I'm sure we got the best rooms...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Connie C
Jenn D, Guest Satisfaction Specialist at Costa Rica Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Connie C, Thank you for reviewing your experience using our travel services here on TripAdvisor. We are delighted to hear that the service provided by our staff made you feel like VIPs the whole time. One of the reasons that people choose to work...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had one glitch in our trip which CR Expeditions cleared up with no problems. They were an excellent company to work with and had a wonderful guide and driver the last six days (the first three days were in Corcadova area with other very...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Jenn D, Guest Satisfaction Specialist at Costa Rica Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear bgs4jc, Thank you so much for taking the time to write your review on your experience with us. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your vacation in Costa Rica to its fullest, in part thanks to the great service provided by our...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We booked the combo tour of Tortuguero and Monteverde. Communications with the company were timely and forthright. All details were provided well ahead of our arrival. Our trip required quite a few transfers which could have been problematic. However, all were done precisely as scheduled...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank WindshearDon
Jenn D, Guest Satisfaction Specialist at Costa Rica Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear WindshearDon, Thank you so much for reviewing your experience with our company on TripAdvisor, Costa Rica Expeditions specializes in planning and arranging customized itineraries for guests. Given what we charge, we hold ourselves to a very high standard and do more than the great...More

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Trek49017915456
November 12, 2018|
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Response from Natalie E | Property representative |
The best way to design an itinerary for you taking into consideration the places you want to see and your physical limitations, would be to schedule a phone call with one of our Travel Planners. Based on what you share with... More
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Ian T
June 4, 2018|
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Response from mrich13575 | Reviewed this property |
Ditto. Costa Rica Expeditions is your best choice.
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November 20, 2016|
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Hi, Space over the Christmas holiday is tight. If you want to plan an itinerary, my suggestion would be that you contact us directly so we can see whether or not the space is available for the exact dates you plan travel... More
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jarrod s
Juneau, Alaska
Glovers Reef late December early January winds/weather (2 Replies)
My wife and I are looking to celebrate our 10 yr. anniversary at Glovers Reef starting soon after Christmas for ten days. We are interested in the kayak/snorkeling oppurtunities that Island Expeditions provides. My one concern are the winds which from what I have read can be strong that time of year will not make it possible to kayak/snorkel as much as we would like. What have your experiences been kayaking/snorkeling at Glovers that time of year and what were the winds/weather like. Thanks!
February 22, 2012|
Response fromBelizequeen|
I live in Belize and run a small fishing resort in the south, so I can testify that wind can be an issue in December/January, not to mention it can be rather chilly at night. It is not necessarily going to be a problem, but you are wise to think about it. The resort owners should be able to answer this question truthfully for you.
camurray1466
Spring Hill, Florida
island expeditions (1 Reply)
Has anyone used Island Expeditions recently?
December 08, 2016|
Response fromkatievalk|
Grt operation, you will love their tours
beachbetsy
beachbetsy
funky and fun! (0 Replies)
My husband and I spent 4 nights in the cabins on Tobacco Caye with an Island Expeditions tour. What a funky, amazing little piece of earth in the middle of the ocean! It's low key and off the grid. If you love snorkeling and kayaking try the Paradise Islands trip from Island Expedtions. You spend 3-4 nights on Tobacco, then kayak down to South Water for another amazing 3 days of kayaking and snorkeling. They take care of everything. The food is fabulous-as great as any 4 star resort we've...More
January 15, 2011|