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Thumbs Up Tours

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Punta Arenas 5500, Costa Rica
+1 877-826-4668
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Great tour and Mario was a terrific guide!

We booked the 10 in 1 tour for our port stop on the Island Princess. The tour was just great! We... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
South Pasadena, California
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 4 weeks ago
Ken M
Las Vegas, Nevada
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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.
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  • Very good7%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
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Punta Arenas 5500, Costa Rica
+1 877-826-4668

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked the 10 in 1 tour for our port stop on the Island Princess. The tour was just great! We hit the highlights and had a chance to see a couple of species of monkeys, scarlet macaws, crocs galore, and even a wandering Coatimundi...More

Thank morris91030
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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

1  Thank kenl461
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 10 November 2017

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 4 November 2017 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 1 November 2017 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 26 October 2017

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 24 October 2017

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 20 October 2017

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
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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
16 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