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“Costa Rica Tour With Kari”

Syltravel Day Tours
Ranked #21 of 100 Tours in San Jose
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: We are a company focused on providing personalized travel services with the highest standards of quality, producing travel programs to suit the needs of our customers.Our landmark is based on customized travel planning improving our services and increasing our already-high level of customer satisfaction.
Reviewed 7 May 2014

My wife and I joiined a van tour with Kari Nelson.
It was a thoroughly enjoyable day, Kari showed us the area and told us about the people, the country and life for a young American lady in a foreign. country.
We saw the crocodiles, monkeys and coatis in the wild, a real thrill!
She was informative, charming and a treat to soend the day with.

Thanks Kari!

Bob Greene and Susan Amacher.

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Reviewed 19 April 2014

Just returned form a cruise that had a day stop at Puntarenas, Costa Rica. Four of us decided to use a local guide for our adventure. Upon stepping off the ship we were greeted by someone from Syltravel, local guide service and were on our way. $25 bucks each and we were with our American English speaking guide KARI NELSON (in an air conditioned van) for 4 to 5 hour and another $25 bucks for a river cruise where you will see lots of bird life, turtles and crocodiles. Also a stop for fresh fruit at an open air market, shopping and history lesson. Did I mention a stop at a family home were you'll have a chance to feed and be photographed with monkeys.
KARI YOU WERE AWESOME.Thanks for the memories that will last a life time.

Bob L.

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Reviewed 27 March 2014

We had such a great experience with our tour guide Kari, an American which spoke the Spanish language perfectly. Our diver was from Limon and really knew the area plus a real slant on the flora and fauna. We stopped many times to see to local plants and animals. We had a nice lunch on the beach and sampled many of the local favorites. They were also able to get us to the top of a high hill to get a picture of us all with the ship in the background...It was a great tour and Highly Recommend!

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Reviewed 24 March 2014

We took the "Alligator and Crocodile tour " with Syl Travel while we were in Puntarenas for a port stop from a cruise ship. We had indefinite plans for the day. Randy from Syl travel was at the dock as we were headed to town. He explained the tours that were offered in a professional and friendly way. What we really appreciated was his no-pressure approach which gave us time to make a decision. SO GLAD WE DECIDED TO TAKE THE TOUR! There was another couple, and a young man from a freighter in our group. How pleasant to have such a small group. Our tour guide, Kari, was knowledgable, friendly, professional. She was a joy to chat with along the way and we felt more like her guests than tourists. We left our camera and phones on the ship. Kari took pictures for us and they were in our email when we got home. THAT is going above and beyond!! Our driver, Gorri was attentive to his driving and also friendly and pleasant.

On the way to the alligators, we stopped to see AND FEED! the most adorable little white face monkeys. They are wild, but friendly - I would be too, if I knew that snacks were forthcoming. This stop was an unexpected delight. We were given a choice to decide if we wanted to make this stop ($3. each to participate) - absolutely no pressure to do this.
The alligator tour was well worth our time. It was an enjoyable cruise down the river. Not often does one get an up close meeting with these guys. We were able to identify several birds, too. The next stop was to view big (and I do mean BIG!) crocodiles. There were 20 - 30 of them sunning themselves on the river bank.
On the way back to port we stopped at a fruit stand and saw fruits and vegetables that were new to us, including cashews. Again, there was no pressure to purchase.

Our tour with Syltravel was a highlight of our cruise. We had a quality tour with a small group, (rather than the big bus tours from the ship), at half the price. 5 stars to Syl Travel from start to finish!

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Reviewed 11 March 2014

Taking a personnel tour instead of the ones offered on the Coral Princess we lucked in with Kari as our tour guide. Kari is american living in Costa Rico so language was no issue. Kari showed alot of passion for her work and went out of her way to give a great tour of Limon. Thank You Kari for the excellant tour.

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