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Great trip. Good selection of things to see and good introduction to Costa Rica
Guide was very knowledgeable, would have wanted to stay longer and linger at the waterfalls gardens but we were pressed for time.
This tour was well worth the money! Donald was an awesome tour guide with 15 years of experience. He knows so much about the process at the coffee plantation, the volcanos and the waterfalls. He taught us a little Costa Rican, as well as telling us about the country while on the bus.
Even though we are huge coffee lovers, we had no idea what the process involved. I only have more of an appreciation for coffee farmers now. The breakfast was excellent too!
It happened to be cloudy at the Poas volcano, so we didn't see much. Instead we hiked up 160 feet to the other crater and saw the lake. Some of our group stayed at the original crater long enough to see the clouds part for a good view of the crater. We regret missing that a little. Note to people on the tour - when the guide says meet at a certain time, be there. Don't make him come looking for you because you made everyone wait 20 minutes!
The waterfall area was serene. It started with several "houses" of wildlife in which you could get up close to a variety of native wildlife. An excellent lunch buffet was next, offering traditional CR dishes as well as pizza, hot dogs and salad. The tour ended with the falls, which were gorgeous. Donald knew the tour so well, that he could tell us how many steps we would descend and ascend.
In addition to Donald's great tour guide skills, our driver was amazing - some of the roads were narrow, on a cliffsiode and full of potholes. I never once felt scared or unsafe.
We stay Costa Rica only two days. The Combo tour gives us the best and must see in Costa Rica. Before we visit CR, we think we should see the vocanal, reain forest and cofee process. The tour all included in one and very organized. We are enjoy and more than what we expect.
Excellent trip. Jason was our tour guide. Well planned timing of meals and tours. Out of our three tour days we had the most fun on this day. Def recommend taking extra clothing. Tour lasts longer than listed hours.
The trip was worth the costs of the tour. The breakfast was nothing to brag about and the lunch was great ( buffet style). The waterfall tour was wondfer...make sure to bring rain coat or umbrella and water shoes/boots...overall it was a great tour!!!
Charles A H
The tour was simply wonderful! We were picked up on time at our hotel. Our tour guide, Melvin, was knowledgeable, polite and patient. The bus was comfortable, the food breakfast and lunch was plentiful and delicious, and all of the facilities restaurants and restrooms were clean and comfortable. The one suggestion I would make would be to cut back on some of the details at the coffee plantation. It was interesting, but just a little bit too much information regarding the coffee making process.
This tour was very timely, comprehensive and included a great taste of Costa Rica. Very friendly crew!
Great tour. Nice combo of a great selection of tours. Well worth the money paid.
Loved the tour. We saw a lot in a short amount of time. Our guide was excellent and our driver did a spectacular job of driving, even when the roads to the falls were not in the best condition. Breakfast and lunch were both great. My friend had some mobility problems and our guide suggested a golf cart to take her back to the bus. This to me was up and above what was required. The only suggestion I would make is to warn people that the steps back from the falls are many and steep.
The service was wonderful and the tour was great to do, especially if you want to see most of Costa Rica in one day.
We were in a small bus which was good for the roads. Excellent guide, had good knowledge and a good attitude. The three main destinations are all good and the travel time between them not too long. It would be good if bottled water was included on the bus.
I only had 1 day in San Jose and wanted to make the best of it. I think I chose the right company and the right tour! Our tour guides were very professional. One of the nice features was the guide had a microphone in the tour van and kept us entertained with interesting tidbits about the region. Coffee plantation was nice, the botanical gardens were the best and the highlight of the tour! Breakfast was good, lunch was OK. All in all, I would definitely recommend!