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“George (Jorge) & Luis are the Best”

Cuchi Transfers and Tours
Ranked #28 of 80 Tours in Jaco
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: We are a local company with more than 15 years experience located in the heart of Jaco, Costa Rica. We offer safe, comfortable and inexpensive:- Private shuttle services- Tours to all tourist attractions in Costa Rica- Breathtaking individual tours off the beaten track
Reviewed 5 July 2012

I can not say enough about these two gentlemen. They picked us up at 7:00 in the morning and brought us back at 10:00pm! The 15 hour tour included stops to see gators, butterflies, birds, monkeys, volcanoes, souvenirs and dinner after a ninety minute soak in the hot springs. They patiently waited while we took a nearly 2 hour zip line adventure and two days later delivered, to our hotel, a DVD of our day's adventure.

Above and beyond all expectations of any tour we've taken.

These two guys deliver fun and great conversation that ranged from medicinal plant facts, history, economics and the Costa Rican lifestyle. George & Luis... many thanks from Dave, Christi, Katie and Joe. You guys are first class and a joy to know. We'll see you again!

16  Thank DaveC59_12
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Reviewed 11 May 2012

My family took a trip to Costa Rica in March. We booked an all day tour with Cuchi Transfers. They were on time picking us up from the hotel and took us to see many wonderful sights in Costa Rica that lasted an entire day. Cuchi Transfers was extremely friendly and professional. They really listen to what it is you are interested in seeing and doing and try to accomodate you as best they can. We had a wonderful tour that day that included seeing the crocodiles, monkey park, ziplining and hot springs. Highly recommended.

20  Thank dyh204
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Reviewed 6 May 2012

If you are looking for an unforgettable experience in Costa Rica......go with Cuchi Tours. Jorge and Luis went above and beyond to make a custom tour for us at the very last minute. I called the company the night before to book a tour after reading all the excellent reviews on tripadvisor. We wanted a customized tour that included ziplining and waterfalls all in one day.......I spoke with Jorge and he said "no problem ....we will take care of it". Jorge and Luis picked us up on time and we proceeded to the ziplining excursion which lasted about 2 hours. Before the ziplining,Jorge realized that some of us in the group were a little hungover and hand picked us a local fruit that made the nausea go away!!! ( throughout our day trip he would stop the van and hand pick local fruit for us to try) After the ziplining we headed to the waterfalls with 3 stairstepping pools ( one waterfall then a pool of water then another waterfall and a pool of water, etc.). We had the waterfalls and 3 pools all to ourselves because the place they took us to was private property and not a "normal" tourist attraction. They happened to know the owner of the property which allowed us to enjoy the postcard style environment without lines or crowds. I have to say the ziplining was great, but the waterfalls were unbelievable!! We were able to slide down the waterfalls into the pool, as well as, jump off the side of the waterfall into the water.....it was sooo much fun! During the trip, our camera ran out of battery and Luis took pictures with his camera and emailed us the photos....I don't know many tour companies that do would do that. Both these guys were very personable and treated you like a friend not a client. During the whole tour they would stop at anytime for bathroom breaks, food stops, or grocery market stops to gather beer, wine, snacks etc. I never felt like we were on a time frame. We enjoyed our experience so much that we booked them a second day to do the crocodile tour. I have to say, the thing that impressed me the most....... was on one night of our vacation we got into a bind and desperately needed a ride to a restaurant and we called Jorge and Luis and they saved the day! (keep in mind that they worked all day doing tours and such ....and at the last minute, late at night, they picked us up and dropped us off at the restaurant) . I would highly recommend using this family run tour company anytime you are in Costa Rica!!

16  Thank advidwinetraveler
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Reviewed 1 May 2012

5/5. Jorge Mora and his sidekick Luis are quite a dynamic duo but Jorge's brother Mauricio makes Cuchi Transfers like the 3 musketeers. Every question we had was answered and everything we needed Jorge was able to arrange. When we left we had Luis drive us directly to the airport. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!!

18  Thank stefan v
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Reviewed 30 April 2012

I found Cuchi on Trip Advisor and contacted them before we left the U.S. George responded to my emails promptly and answered all my questions. George and Luis picked us up at the airport and we felt very comfortable immediately. They stopped for coffee, fruit and a view of the large crocodiles on the way to our condo in Jaco. We were shown a binder of area tours - this helped us decided what activities we wanted to do.

The next day we took the tour to the Arenal volcano and Baldi hot springs - great full day tour with many stops and fun activities along the way.

We also took the tour to Manuel Antonio National Park. We stopped at several great spots along the way. George toured the park with us pointing out so much that we never would have noticed.

The best tour was the one to Tortuga Island. Cuchi provided us the transportation to the dock where we sailed for 2 1/2 hours to the most beautiful island you can imagine. We spent several hours there before sailing back where Cuchi was waiting to take us back to Jaco.

We called Cuchi one morning when we wanted a garden tour and within an hour, George and Luis picked us up for a trip to Pure Vida Gardens and Waterfalls. Again we stopped along the way to enjoy some wonderful views and take photos. They both toured the gardens with us and explained about all of the plants and flowers and took photos of us. It was suggested that while we were in the area that we should go on the Crocodile tour. What a great idea! These crocs were huge and powerful and our boat guide was crazy enough to feed them just a few feet from us. Again, George and Luis provided their expert information about everything we saw.

Sadly our time with Cuchi ended when they transferred us back to the airport.

George and Luis are experts on Costa Rica and their company provides exceptional tours at affordable prices. No need to get stuck on a tour bus or van full or other tourists. Cuchi tours are small and personalized. They want their customers to be comfortable and satisfield. We really appreciated the extras we received while on tours - the comfort stops, photo shoots,and area attractions. George and Luis even stopped at the grocery store so we could pick up our supplies and went into stores with us to help with the language barrier. They added so much to our vacation experience.

When we are back in Costa Rica, we will surely call our Amigos at Cuchi

18  Thank Borioles97
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