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Thumbs Up Tours

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Punta Arenas 5500, Costa Rica
+1 877-826-4668
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On a previous trip to Costa Rica I researched going to the Monteverde Cloud Forest but decided it... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
JohnGalt2
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Oxnard, California
Best tour in Costa Rica!

A friend and I booked through Thumbs Up Tours for a private tour and at the very beginning it was... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Travis H
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Thumbs Up Tours is an American- 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.
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  • Very good7%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“great tour” (25 reviews)
“cruise ship” (37 reviews)
“private tour” (21 reviews)
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Hours Today: 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Punta Arenas 5500, Costa Rica
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+1 877-826-4668
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"cruise ship"
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"eagle eye"
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"included lunch"
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"leaf cutter ants"
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"capuchin monkeys"
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"cruise critic"
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"take pictures"
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"mercedes van"
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"fishing village"
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"day tour"
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"spoke english very well"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On a previous trip to Costa Rica I researched going to the Monteverde Cloud Forest but decided it was to distant for our travels. On this visit by cruise ship docking at Puntaneras, I researched to see if any local companies had tour to Monteverde...More

Thank JohnGalt2
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A friend and I booked through Thumbs Up Tours for a private tour and at the very beginning it was great! We were picked up on time and customer service was A++. The guide spoke perfect English and was hilarious. We told them what we...More

Thank Travis H
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great private tour in Costa Rica April 2018 we did the 10 in one tour . Our guide was Marco he was great very informative very flexible with our schedule . It was just my husband and I on our tour for...More

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Reviewed 22 June 2018 via mobile

Had a wonderful tour with Leo and Jorge who met us up at the dock. We were on the Pacific Princesss and decided to do our own tour as opposed to the one offered by the ship. Our tour only had eight people, all from...More

Thank Ron L
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Reviewed 9 June 2018

Our group of 6 from the Pacific Princess cruise ship booked the Sky Walk 4 in 1 tour with Thumbs Up Tours for May 22, 2018. From the initial contact by email to book the tour to the drop off back at the pier at...More

Thank Dances4Fun2015
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Reviewed 2 June 2018

Allie and Gilbert were our wonderful guides! They love what they do and it shows. Allie called the monkeys out of the trees and they came right on her shoulders. She was able to spot several Mccaws also. Everyone in our group except two of...More

Thank Raj520
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Reviewed 30 May 2018 via mobile

We really enjoyed our tour in Costa Rica. Kari was our guide. She is an expat from California USA. She is married to a Costa Rican and they are expecting a baby in September! Great guide! There was a last minute change of pier because...More

Thank Joyce M
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Reviewed 27 May 2018 via mobile

Picked up at port by staff. Stop briefly to see some white face monkeys and then were on our way to zip line. Staff was friendly and got us all strapped in and we were on our way. We got a short safety briefing and...More

Thank lilAnthony
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Reviewed 27 May 2018

We had a cruise stop in Punta Arenas and did the highlights tour with Thumbs Up Tours. Our tour guide Kari and driver Gilberth were at the dock waiting for us when we arrived and conducted the tour in a very nice air conditioned van...More

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Reviewed 22 May 2018

We booked the 10 in 1 tour through Thumbs Up when we had a stop in Puntarenas on our Panama Canal cruise. Allie was our guide and she was absolutely amazing! I can't believe how much stuff she knew and was able to pass on...More

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cherrywoodjoan
21 July 2018|
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Response from ThumbsUpTours | Property representative |
Hello, It would be a great pleasure to show you our lovely country on October 13th. Monkeys are abundant in the area of Puntarenas and we know just where to find them! Please send us a message through our website to send... More
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theresaaldred
2 December 2017|
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Response from Gabriele S | Reviewed this property |
Hi Theresa ... I made the 10 in 1 tour (arrived in a cruise) and it was about 7-8 hours tour. We were in a group so no idea price for 2. Fare was 75$ (we were 4 of us bit total number in the bus were 12). Hope this help... More
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rewirement
1 December 2017|
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Response from Ken M | Reviewed this property |
Hi try calling 877-826-4668. I called and was able to speak with someone. I received a booking invoice and we really enjoyed the tour. Maybe there is no confirmation because no payment is required
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