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Thumbs Up Tours

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Punta Arenas 5500, Costa Rica
+1 877-826-4668
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Panama Canal cruise

This tour is amazing very easy to get to meeting location. We did the 10 in 1 tour and the van with... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Ken M
Las Vegas, Nevada
Thumbs Up Tours

We went on an excursion with Thumbs Up Tours in Oct./17 with a Cruise Critic group when our ship... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
British Columbia, Canada
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Thumbs Up Tours is a Costa Rican-owned and operated local tour operator specializing in shore excursions, multi day tours and operate tours to all areas of our country. We pride ourselves on our top-tier customer service and transparency with our clients. The founder and owner, Andrew Venegas, grew up in the United States and returned to his native Costa Rica as an adult. This background gives him a fuller understanding of our clients and motivates him to continuously evolve Thumbs Up Tours in order to fulfill and exceed expectations. We only use vehicles with 5 star international safety standards and employ guides with excellent language skills who strive to provide the best nature tours and cultural experiences possible.
  • Excellent92%
  • Very good7%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“great tour” (21 reviews)
“cruise ship” (30 reviews)
“costa rica” (77 reviews)
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Hours Today: 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Punta Arenas 5500, Costa Rica
+1 877-826-4668

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Reviewed 5 days ago

This tour is amazing very easy to get to meeting location. We did the 10 in 1 tour and the van with free wifi made this tour even better we stopped at a fruit stand. Must try the smoothie amazing. The wild life was plentiful...More

Thank Ken M
Reviewed 6 days ago

We went on an excursion with Thumbs Up Tours in Oct./17 with a Cruise Critic group when our ship docked at the Port of Puntarenas, Costa Rica. We toured the Espiritu Santo Coffee plantation in Naranjo, as well as the oxcart factory in Sarchi. If...More

Thank kenl461
Reviewed 6 days ago

Had a fantastic day in Costa Rica with Thumbs Up Tours, met at port by Keri who was excellent throughout, monkeys, crocodiles and excellent lunch.

Thank Liz H
Reviewed 1 week ago

We recently cruised from Vancouver to Fort Lauderdale through the Panama Canal and had the best day of our trip with thumbs up tours puntarenas highlights. We had a small group of 8, both our guide in the van and on the river cruise were...More

Thank Gail C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A bit of trouble reaching them. Use 800#. This tour company is wonderful and you can book with confidence. I called for a personal tour 2 weeks in advance as I did not like the ship offerings. They said they would meet me on dock...More

1  Thank Jeanne H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We booked a trip with Thumbs up tours with owner Andrew day before we got off ship. He had driver Nelson waiting for us as we got off the ship. Car was very clean and nice cold air going. We first went to see the...More

Thank Jessica S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took this tour in October and it was awesome. There were some difficulties because of the Pan-am Highway closure (mud slides) but the company overcame this. The coffee plantation was better than expected even learned how to make coffee properly. The Oxcart Factory was...More

Thank 2_to_Explore
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A group of us from a cruise ship booked the Puntarenas Highlights tour with Thumbs Up in September 2017. We were picked up at the cruise terminal right on time. The can had AC that worked well, thankfully, and was very comfortable for our group...More

Thank dhboyd305
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were met by our guide and driver as we left the port. We had taken the 10 in 1 tour. Everything was executed perfectly. The monkey viewing, macaws, view of the rainforest, walk through city tour and more. Carlos our guide was very knowledgeable...More

Thank drphil2
Reviewed 10 October 2017

We had a great tour that we booked with 7 other people from our ship. The van was spacious and comfortable and our driver Marco was knowledgable and friendly. Macaws, monkeys, alligators and a traditional Costa Rican lunch. A great day off our ship!

Thank Carol M
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17 May 2017|
Response from davannSydney | Reviewed this property |
Sorry.....I didn't get the question - my internet has been playing up! Our bus had 12 pax and our price per person was $70USD. Yes, price does depend on number of people on tour. You can plan whatever sort of tour you... More
9 March 2017|
Response from Helaine R |
As a followup to my question I just heard from the owner. They were have issues with email and servers etc which is why I had not been able to get in touch with them. He said the issues have been resolved.
24 February 2017|
Response from Submariner246 | Reviewed this property |
Contact thumbs up tours directly, tell them your needs , and I do believe they will be able to accommodate you. Most of our tour required very little walking and even in those places a wheel chair could get you around, even... More