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Odyssey Tours - Diego and Alvaro

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Odyssey Tours - Diego and Alvaro

I would like to highly recommend this tour option for anyone traveling to Costa Rica. We were on the Celebrity Cruise Line (Mercury) and stopped in Puntarenas, where we met brothers Diego & Al Ramirez. We were two couples out to see as much as we could for the day in port. We wanted to see wildlife like crocodiles, we wanted to go zip-lining through the jungle, we wanted to see beautiful beaches, and we wanted to do it leisurely and comfortably. We did all that and more, and it was very enjoyable.

These fellows had a minivan with plenty of space for a nice trip. Diego did the driving and Al gave us incredible insight with regard to the wildlife, different species of birds, and much information about Costa Rica. Both speak excellent english. We had a very nice experience and feel they deserve our mention on behalf of anyone else planning a trip to Costa Rica and looking for knowledgeable and reliable guides.

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I would concur. My girlfriend, her brother and his girlfriend (all novice cruise citizens) had a 6hr excursion in Puntarenas and we decided to take our chances and venture beyond the onboard package tour. As we disembarked and reached the end of the port, we were immediately surrounded by guides offering tours (perhaps we made a mistake crossed our minds). All were very cordial, but Alvaro and Diego stood out because of their genuine interest is showing us the best their country had to offer. Moreover, when we declared our decision to the other guides and their reply was, "Absolutely, you are in great hands" it only validated our decision. Monteverde's Cloud Forest sky walk tour and butterfly garden, a historical perspective on the sites, some shopping for gifts and a wonderful, fresh seafood meal later, we were back at the port ready to sail off and explore Nicaragua, Guatemala and Mexico. As we parted ways, I was left with two thoughts: (1) never doubt the spirit of the local tour and (2) how quickly can Alvaro and Diego setup operations in Nicaragua, Guatemala and Mexico.

Best regards, Dean

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We could not more strongly recommend Odyssey Tour. We were in Puntarenas in the beginning of April, traveling on the Star Princess from Rio to San Francisco. This was by far our best tour, in our 32 day adventure! Al and Diego were amazing! There were 8 of us in our group, 4 from LA, 2 from Auckland and us, 2 from New York. We were all very experienced travelers. They quality of the tour we received was rated by all of us as exceptional. The van is brand new; their knowledge of the local area, birds, crocs, flora and fauna was amazing. Of most importance, they were way out of their way to ensure we saw an exceptional collection of what Costa Rica had to offer. If you are going to Costa Rica, be sure to contact them in advance and engage their services. This was our 4 visit Costa Rica, and they made it our by far our best! When we return we will be certain to use them.

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Thanks for posting!

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Are these dates correct?

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7. Re: Odyssey Tours - Diego and Alvaro

Yeah, why are these dates back in April?

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8. Re: Odyssey Tours - Diego and Alvaro

Originally the post was made in april and somebody posted again. NATUREGUIDE

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9. Re: Odyssey Tours - Diego and Alvaro

Good to know that they are so good... and honest!

Just buckle up and enjoy the ride in PARADISE!