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Expediciones Tropicales Day Tours

#14 of 91 Tours in San Jose
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Poas volcano, Doka Coffee & Sarchi

This was a great, well organized tour. Adrian was our tour guide, and he went out of his way to make sure everyone was comfortable and had all their questions answered. The... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 31 January 2017
Donna W
Fallston, Maryland

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Berkeley, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Combo Tour, I paid $129 online with credit card on Friday for a Sunday tour. Pick up at my hotel was 5:45am (sharp!), which at first I was grumpy about, but then realized why. We were first at the Doka Coffee Plantation for breakfast (very relaxing), and then got in way ahead of a looooooong (maybe 2 km?) line of... More 

Thank Dave M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great tour for getting to know a bit of the local culture, enjoy and respect the amazing environment and nature and have good food. Our guide was fun and did a superb job telling us everything in Spanish and in English - understanding both languages, double the fun :) Great stories, the volcano was beautiful, the natural hot spring and... More 

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Roseville, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My friend I was with said this deserved a 3 but the guide deserved a 1. The locations we went to- Doka Coffee, Poas Volcano, La Paz Waterfalls- were all amazing and worth dealing with the guide on the bus trip and the locations. The bus driver was also very pleasant and sweet, checking on everyone and making conversation. The... More 

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Marlton, New Jersey
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

I took two tours on two separate days. I did the Doka Coffee, Grecia and Sarchi tour and then the half day Poas Volcano tour. Looking back I should have done all of the above in one tour (which is offered) but I didn't want to have too long of a day and I had no plans for the following... More 

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Fallston, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017

This was a great, well organized tour. Adrian was our tour guide, and he went out of his way to make sure everyone was comfortable and had all their questions answered. The volcano is beautiful; I enjoyed it more than Arenal. The coffee plantation tour was very interesting. Lunch is provided at the plantation and is just ok. When you... More 

Thank Donna W
Whitstable, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

Only had one day to fit in as much as possible and was glad that I was recommended this great company to do the combination tour of the Doka Coffee Estate, Poas Volcano National Park and La Paz Waterfalls. Our guide/driver was Eduardo and he was fantastic and informative and explained fully all the attractions and animals and spoke in... More 

Thank steve s
Walkington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

This is what I did for Christmas Day and it certainly didn't disappoint! Which ever tour you take with this company, I can't recommend Misa enough and get in quick because he is threatening to retire in the next few years. This guy has more energy, enthusiasm, passion and knowledge for the tour than any other guide I encountered on... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

In December 2016 we took 2 tours with Expediciones Tropicales -- 1) Irazu Volcano, Orosi Valley and Lankester Gardens (day tour), 2) Poas Volcano and Doka Estates (half-day tour). Our guides were Jorge and Martin respectively. The guides are very friendly and competent, overall both tours were worthwhile to us -- we did see the scheduled main attractions. However, I... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

The tour started with a pick-up from our hotel at 7a - We traveled to pick-up a few other passengers before heading to breakfast. The breakfast in my opinion was nasty - the restaurant did not appear clean - the ceiling fans had a ton on dust on them and the floors did not appear clean. The served plantains, rice/black... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

The tour and tour operator (Eric) was great, but I wouldn't recommend using this company as I won't in the future. They charged me wrong and I had to pay three times for the same tour while waiting for refunds for their mistake. I highly recommend going elsewhere because if you have an issue they are unhelpful.

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