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day tours out of san jose

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day tours out of san jose

I'm wondering about tour companies that do day tours out of San jose with pick up at downtown hotel. Anyone used one and can recommend?? I have one full day. what is the best day tour?

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1. Re: day tours out of san jose

Expediciones tropicales...offercall kind of onecday tours...locally owned and with years of experience...


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Many companies provide the Poas-Doka-Grecia-Sarchi day tour and we thought it was fab. Used Luis' company, Toucan Limo Services, was very good (albeit the driver's English wasn't great).

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3. Re: day tours out of san jose

I don't think there is really much difference between a tour gompany that offers a tour of say Poas Volcano and another. In a lot of cases the tour companies are really just agents offering exactly the same tour as someone else. Also, unless you're also an agent or large group, you'll be charged pretty much the same rack rate with whomever you book as the agent's commission is built into the price.

The better question to ask is exactly what do you want to do and then look for a company that offers that. For example, rafting is one very popular type of day trip to do out of SJ and if that's what you want to do it might be better to go directly with a company that specializes in that. OTOH, rafting is also an activity that can be done elsewhere in CR (or better yet en route to other places in CR.

Another example of where you might prefer to book direct is if you want to visit La Paz Waterfall Gardens, though that can get complicated if you plan to package that with other nearby attractions/activities, dependingon what those are. Typically, many people combine that with visits to Poas and a coffee farm like Doka and I brlieve La Paz offers that but you might want to do something different.

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