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“Combo Zipline and Croc Safari: Great Day Long Tour” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Gio Tours - Day Tours

Gio Tours - Day Tours
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$69.00*
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Shore Excursion: Puntarenas Highlights
Ranked #2 of 26 Tours in Punta Arenas
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: In Giotours we pride ourselves in providing the most personalized Cruise ship tours conducted from the city of Puntarenas. We offer great tours for all generations and will pick-up cruise ship passengers at the docks the morning of the tour. Explore one of Costa Rica's most beautiful provinces with us.
Washington DC
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“Combo Zipline and Croc Safari: Great Day Long Tour”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2012

We did an independent tour while stopping on a cruise in Puntarenas. Our tour guide was Chris. He was great and we couldn't recommend him more. Gio Tours did the entire tour for us even though there were only 4 who signed up. This made for a very personal touch. Chris was aiting for us on the pier at the appointed time (7:30 a.m.)

The transportation was a ride in a very comfortable and air conditioned van. We did the 12-line zipline in the Costa Rican forest canopy. This was fantastic! The guides there were super. Following this, we drove to a small boat cruise on the Tarcoles River where there were numerous opportunities to see hige crocodiles and exotic birds. Afterwards, we were treated by Gio Tours to a traditional Costa Rican lunch at a restaurant. Water was provided throughout the day. We drove back to the ship. Chris and the driver were very careful about getting us back in time and we got back to the pier at approximately 4:00 p.m.

Chris and his driver were very competent. Chris spoke English well, was knowledgable about the country and its resources, and extremely friendly. He went out of his way to make a stop to allow us to buy coffee since he knew we wanted to take some home. The owner of the tour company spoke to us by phone at the end of the tour to make sure were were happy with our outing. We feel like we got much more for our money than those who did a ship-sponsored tour at double the price for half the time.

Please consider Gio Tours (and Chris) for your time in Puntarenas.

Visited April 2012
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Costa Rica
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“TOURS”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 23, 2012

We are writing this letter in order to express our gratitude/thanks for the high quality service provided for us by GioTours. Our bilingual driver was great and very informative. We were attended by Gian Carlo Granados for all our tours in Costa Rica and we want you to be proud of such an employee. The service was amazing. He answered on all our questions, was very helpful and had great information about the country (Costa Rica). We appreciate this attitude and believe that you trained your staff very professionally. Thank you and your professional staff one more time. All the best.
Sincerely,
Tony and Mary Ann West
San Jose, Costa Rica

Visited April 2012
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Sterling Height, MI
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
“What a bargain!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 25, 2012

Visited Puntarenas, Costa Rica via Holland America Cruise Line. Our traveling companions booked a land tour through the ship. My wife and I didn't know what we wanted to do, so we passed. In port we were approach by a tour guide for CIO Tours, Humberto Leal, aka "Charle Brown". The cost was $20.00 a piece. Charlie Brown was an excellent tour guide. Spoke english pretty good and we were with him for about 4 hours. Now the good part. Our friends spent $50.00 apiece and when we compared notes, they visited the same places we did.

Visited January 2012
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Cooperstown, New York
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“Don't miss Charlie!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 17, 2012

Native C.R. guide with naturalist leaning will take you to authentic places including great places to eat and terrific local points of interest. He is very personal,outgoing, and kind. All five of us, doing many different things, loved his expertise, especially his personality!! Can be contacted through www.Gitours.com

Visited March 2012
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Brentwood
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Sublime Costa Rica”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2011

After having our first tour cancelled due to a blockade we were lucky enough to link up with Pablo on the pier who would honour the cancelled tour price and attractions.We were given first class service by Pablo and the driver Frank.His knowledge and insight of the country were second to none as was his easy going style.He set us up on a private tour of the Tarcoles River,then on to the rain forest at Villa Lapas where our terrific guide Edgar led the way,again another private tour where you can really go one on one with guide and get some very personal observations.Don't miss the rain forest its more than just a tour.On Pablos suggestion we stopped at the monkey ladys house on the way back ,that was a laugh.All in all an outstanding look at Costa Rica thanks most of all to the dilligent and personable work by Pablo....

Visited December 2011
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