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It's a good trip if you have 4 hours to spend and want to know some basic things about the City of San Jose, Costa Rica.
The National Theater and Museum Tour were interesting. The tour seemed to criss-cross back and forth across the city (seeing the same surroundings 3 times). The last stop was at a jewelry shop which was not shown on the schedule, and we felt captive with the doors locked and a guard at the door. The tour guide was knowledgeable and friendly. The bus driver did not acknowledge anyone, or even look up when he was introduced.
Was just OK. Rain did not make it any better. Leave off trip to jewelry store.
A short but very effective way to get to know the capital of Costa Rica "San Jose". See the most known places with great tour guides. Great experience.
Good tour for overall San Jose with a friendly guide. In some areas we stopped too long and in others, not long enough.
Bus was late and we were waiting around for a long time to then be taken to a very big bus. Tour guide could not do anything as we had about 40-50 people to deal with instead of the normal small group. Not very informative. Did not like to be taken to a house at the end where they were trying to sell us jewelry.
This was like Gilligan's Island: A five hour tour that should have been about three hours long. Between
San Jose traffic jams and picking up people at hotels most of the time was spent just driving around. Two stops were good (The Gold Museum and the Opera House) the others were not (the statue and the
tourist trap). Overall, I would suggest that people take a cab to the downtown area and do a walking tour
for a better experience of San Jose.
The guide was BAD and off the "cuff" with very little information or in-depth preparation. The emphasis was taking us to these out-of-the-way, no good places that had obviously paid to have tourists brought in. It wasn't a tour but a money making tourist trap at our expense. We lost three parties after the first stops and when they stopped and ushered us off at an empty hole-in-the-wall, the disgusted looks on the other tour patrons faces said it ALL!!! More left including me. I hailed a taxi and went back to my hotel.
I will never take a tour from Viator again.
Viator uses multiple local companies. I failed to reconfirm several days before with their the other company and missed the tour. The tour company claimed they contacted my hotel, which I had never received. They refused to refund. If you don't reconfirm every single different company several days before while you are traveling, you lose money(no refund by company policy)!