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Thumbs Up Tours

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Punta Arenas 5500, Costa Rica
+506 800-567-1257
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Fantastic tour - so much better than what Princess offered!

We were 2 60+ women off of a Princess cruise ship for 1 day in Puntarenas, Costa Rica. I had booked... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Amazingly better tham I thought it would be.

We were impressed with the Thumbs-up Tour. We found it better than the information given on the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Thumbs Up Tours is a Costa Rican-owned and operated local tour operator specializing in custom private tours and small group tours ranging from one day to multiple weeks in length. We offer free vacation planning and are happy to help coordinate the details of your trip to ensure you have the absolute best experience possible. We pride ourselves on our top-tier customer service and transparency with our clients. Our pricing is designed to provide you with the best value without taking shortcuts on quality. 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 fulfil and exceed expectations. We only use high-end vehicles 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%
  • Terrible0%
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“cruise ship” (28 reviews)
“costa rica” (72 reviews)
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Hours Today: 07:00 - 19:00
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Punta Arenas 5500, Costa Rica
+506 800-567-1257

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were 2 60+ women off of a Princess cruise ship for 1 day in Puntarenas, Costa Rica. I had booked in advance with Thumbs Up Tours, who met us on the pier with a driver and an SUV. Our first stop was a small...More

Thank sharon1952
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were impressed with the Thumbs-up Tour. We found it better than the information given on the internet. The Driver & tour guide did an excellent job on presenting Costa Rica to all of us. The tour was excellent, Visited lots of monkeys & alligators...More

Thank davidky6871
Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked a tour with Thumbs Up Tours and were definitely happy we did. We arrived by cruise ship, and having only one day, we needed to maximize our time. Thumbs Up planned a fabulous day. Easy to communicate with, great tour guides, and lots...More

Thank Hugh G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It has been a few months since we visited but we have wonderful memories of our visit. We had very experienced, friendly English speaking tour guides. Country is lush and beautiful. Buses and boats were in excellent condition. We visited a great variety of sites...More

Thank mareth1
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were stopping in Costa Rica just the one day on a cruise, I organised the tour via email, very helpful and kept me informed. Was just the two of us at the beginning but got the number up to 10.

Thank Raewyn R
Reviewed 1 week ago

The company gave us a fabulous tour of many different things and the value was great. (Sorry that I do not have many details. It was a year ago and my memory is fading, but I highly recommend this company.)

Thank MadJayhawk
Reviewed 2 July 2017

We went on the 10 in 1 tour. It was okay. First when we got there, they did not have us on the list ( I had the email proving I had made a reservation which I showed them), but, "they accommodated us" and "let"...More

3  Thank levelsix
ThumbsUpTours, Owner at Thumbs Up Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear levelsix, We lament that you did not enjoy your trip with us as much as you had hoped. We also regret the confusion upon your arrival and that your access to wi-fi was limited to your time at the restaurant during lunch. The rest...More

Reviewed 3 June 2017

our cruise ship stopped here and we had booked this tour with one of our cruise critic passenger. To meet the bus it was bit of a walk from the ship along the jetty. Took us to see the white face monkeys, macaws birds, a...More

1  Thank fleeto
Reviewed 1 June 2017

lots of wildlife(capuchine monkeys), very comfortable transportation(Mercedes), lots of area sites including a fruit stand, a new very romantic hillside restaurant(for view, not food, owned by Texan from San Antonio). Very up, close and personal with river crocodiles-the guide was awesome(25+yrs exp with this area...More

Thank gql L
Reviewed 25 May 2017

I booked this tour with several other passengers from our Panama Canal cruise. This is probably the best off ship tour I have ever been on. The guide Exon was amazing. He was so knowledgable of both the area and the local flora and fauna....More

Thank Sonja G
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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
8 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.
23 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