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“Wonderful experience with Issys Tours!”

Issys Tours Costa Rica
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Guanacaste White-Water Rafting Class III-IV from...
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Owner description: We are a renowned 5-star tour company with over 12 years experience in providing superior tours and attention to customer service in all aspects of our adventure tours. Through years of experience we have always maintained that the key to our success is providing private and customized tours so that each customer or family may have the tour conducted at their own pace, thereby assuring the best time possible. Issys Tour Company is well known in Guanacaste, for its high regard to meeting and satisfying the needs of our clients. We highly value each customer we have and every experience and customer interaction adds to our knowledge and helps our company to continue growing. We provide what few other companies can and this allows us to offer the best customer experience. Our Office is located in the Papagayo Gulf, 10km Southwest of the Liberia Daniel Oduber International Airport. We offer pick up service from the Papagayo Gulf Hotels and also all the Guanacaste province Hotels.
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Reviewed July 23, 2013

We used Issys Tours for transportation to and back from the airport to the Four Seasons Resort. Both times the drivers were prompt and extremely friendly.

We also used Issys Tours for a trip to the Palo Verde National Preserve. It was a wonderful experience! Diego was our guide and he was extremely informative about Costa Rica and the culture, people, farming, vegetation, etc. I learned so much about the culture and how people live that the drive itself to and from the Palo Verde Reserve was actually the most enjoyable part of the trip! After the Palo Verde riverboat tour (which was like being on a real life Disneyland riverboat ride), Diego took us to a local village for an authentic Costa Rican lunch. We then visited a small shop were we learned how pottery is made. The tour was definitely my favorite part of the trip. I highly recommend Issys Tours!

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Christian M, Public Relations Manager at Issys Tours Costa Rica, responded to this reviewResponded July 24, 2013

Thank you for sharing your experience! We would love to help again!

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Reviewed July 22, 2013

An awesome safari to Borinquen today ! Incredible scenery, horseback riding, ziplining, mud bath, hot springs, plus a great lunch. What made the tour really memorable was our amazing guide, Carlos ! He was with us every step to help (and taking great pictures). This is an amazing adventure and a must do. Pura Vida !

Thank Tomcind200
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Christian M, Public Relations Manager at Issys Tours Costa Rica, responded to this reviewResponded January 7, 2014

Thanks for your time Tom; highly appreciated! We hope you have the chance to come back again, Pura Vida!

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Reviewed July 21, 2013

Booking with Issy's Tours & requesting Diego as our guide was one of the keys to our awesome trip. We felt like VIPs on the GUACHIPELIN ADVENTURE. It was a day packed full of adventure & fun thanks to the expertise & knowledge of Diego...horseback riding, tubing (probably our favorite), Ziplining, rock Rapelling & climbing, mud baths, hot springs & lunch. Diego was with us the entire way, shooting pictures , holding out belongings & anticipating our every need. Our favorite pictures were all taken by Diego. We had so much fun that we also booked A fishing trip through Issy's where we met the ever so exuberant Capt. Antonio. We not only caught some beautiful Dorado, we also hooked 6 Sailfish. Incredible. We followed that with some fun-filled beach time & snorkeling with Capt Antonio. He was not only a great captain, he was lots of fun too.
We were so happy with Diego, we also booking him for a day of surfing, shopping & some delicious food. We had a blast & again Diego was full of surprises. After a stop at the store to stock up on food & drinks, we arrived at the Surf shop where my son got set up for surfing while we followed Diego to our beach chairs set up in the perfect spot to watch & relax. Diego even donned his suit, grabbed the camera & ran into the surf to capture some fantastic shots of our son surfing. A Great Day at the beach. But it wasn't over...when my husband & I honeymooned in Costa Rica 17 years ago. We enjoyed an incredible dinner on the beach which was a highlight of our trip. My husband mentioned it to Diego. Diego knew the exact restaurant. He & my husband totally surprised me when we drove up to the exact restaurant for lunch. Diego had arranged everything, a special celebration complete with decorations & a delectable meal. I will have to say I may have shed a tear or two. We finished the day shopping...at least my daughter & I did. My son & husband found a delicious gelato shop. It is also where the howler monkeys liked to hang out which only added to the adventure. It was an incredible trip with fantastic guides, & we can't wait to get back...

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Christian M, Public Relations Manager at Issys Tours Costa Rica, responded to this reviewResponded July 22, 2013

We love your review! Thanks for your pleasant comments!!

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Reviewed July 21, 2013

After reading previous reports we expected a good experience and we got it. Edwin was waiting for us at the airport and we were on our way in minutes. He had no problem going out of the way to stop at a grocery.
The Palo Verde trip with Diego was also wonderful. Since the road to the river is quite bumpy he was careful to try to make it as smooth as possible. The lunch at the rancho was very authentic and they had an assortment of animals for our grandchildren to look at.
Since both of these trips were less expensive than the Four Seasons we appreciated the savings.
The only negative was our return ride to the airport. The AC was not working very well and the driver was not as good as the others. Also there were no drinks on board.

Thank bevsdogs
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Christian M, Public Relations Manager at Issys Tours Costa Rica, responded to this reviewResponded May 8, 2014

Hello bevsdogs,

Thanks for your feedback, highly appreciated. We are sorry to read that the AC unit did not work properly. This kind of things hardly ever happen, however, your input is very valuable for us. On top of that, I know you and your family have enjoyed your time with us, hope to see you again! Thanks!

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Reviewed June 30, 2013

Just returned from our trip to Guanacaste, Costa Rica and couldn't wait to write a review . We used Issys Tours for five fantastic tours as well as airport pickup. Can't say enough good things about our experience. We were pleasantly surprised at the individual attention we received--we were never thrown in with a large group of strangers. We were very pleased with the service, courtesy, and professionalism of our guides, Mario and Carlos. Mario was our guide on our tour of Palo Verde where we took a boat ride down the Tempisque River and saw a number of animals and even got to play with the white-faced monkeys as they came aboard our boat to check us out. We had a delicious Costa Rican style lunch at a nearby ranch on the way back. Mario was great.

Carlos was our guide for our trips to Monteverde, the Canopy Congo ziplining, and whitewater rafting on the Colorado River. He even helped customize a relaxing boat ride and a tour of several beaches on Thursday. He was wonderful! He took care of all the details on each of our tours and was very patient with us--always ready to allow us extra time for photos or to stop and spend extra time when we requested. Took us to a great little shop in Liberia for delicious ceviche. Stopped on the way to Monteverde at a small farm where we watched sugar water pressed from the sugar cane and got to taste. He even made a special trip back to our condo to return my cell phone which I had accidentally left in the van. Now that was service! Thanks, Carlos! We would highly recommend Issys to anyone who is looking for an outstanding experience in Costa Rica--we wouldn't think of going with anyone else other than Issys.

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Christian M, Public Relations Manager at Issys Tours Costa Rica, responded to this reviewResponded July 19, 2013

Thanks for your review! we hope your family can visit us again!

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