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Travel Around Costa Rica Transportation and Guides

Escazu, Costa Rica
+506 8812 4756
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Private Nature and Bird guide

I booked a private tour with Orlando Vargas at Los Cusingos bird sanctuary. He was absolutely... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Elena C
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Columbus, Ohio
Great tour of Costa Rica!

We (2 families) spent 2 weeks traveling all over Costa Rica with Orlando. We had a wonderful time... read more

Reviewed 1 July 2017
behybehy
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Sacramento, California
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Hi! Travel Around Costa Rica it's what I have done for the last 25 years, first as a Nature Interpreter (tour guide) bringing all this experience in hand 10 years ago I started Travel Around Costa Rica a Tour Operator that covers the needs for authentic Costa Rican experiences, our customized tours will for sure allow you to interact and definitely get to know the Ticos (Costaricans) in a special way.Let me take you to the areas that are seriously off the beaten path and show you the real deal
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Escazu, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I booked a private tour with Orlando Vargas at Los Cusingos bird sanctuary. He was absolutely fantastic. Extremely knowledgeable about the birds, the fauna and all the flora in the sanctuary. We really wanted to immerse ourselves in the environment and he was the best...More

Thank Elena C
Orlandovargas, Manager at Travel Around Costa Rica Transportation and Guides, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks a lot for your kind review, it was indeed a pleasure showing you around even for that short time. I hope you visit us again in the future so we can show you a little more of our immense biodiversity Orlando

Reviewed 1 July 2017

We (2 families) spent 2 weeks traveling all over Costa Rica with Orlando. We had a wonderful time seeing all different areas of Costa Rica. He was our guide the entire time. He organized our dinners, our hikes, our zip lining, our hotels, and transportation....More

Thank behybehy
Orlandovargas, Manager at Travel Around Costa Rica Transportation and Guides, responded to this reviewResponded 3 July 2017

Hi ! Can't thank you enough for the kind review and for your visit to our Country, it was for sure my pleasure to be your guide and show you around. Thank you for trusting your special family time to us Orlando

Reviewed 29 June 2017

I am Abuelo PapaJack. I had the blessed and graced experience of a 2 week holiday in Costa Rica with my family - son, daughter-in-law, and three nietos (grandsons) and 11 days Orlando Vargas as guide, teacher, and friend. This man, with his charm, humor,...More

Thank JackBJack
Orlandovargas, Manager at Travel Around Costa Rica Transportation and Guides, responded to this reviewResponded 3 July 2017

Dear Papa Jack ! Thank you for one of the nicest reviews ever, your kind words make all our efforts worth, and having the chance to share our country with such a delightful family was an honor. I wish you all the best and please...More

Reviewed 27 March 2017

Spending five days in Costa Rica with Orlando was absolutely the best way we could have spent our money. Our group of eight active travelers was delighted with his abundant enthusiasm and impressed with the knowledge of his country and its wildlife and history. Orlando...More

Thank MeredithN
Orlandovargas, Manager at Travel Around Costa Rica Transportation and Guides, responded to this reviewResponded 3 July 2017

Hi! Thank you so much for your kind review, I can't thank you enough for letting me be part of such a nice group of friends, having fun with you was easy and I think that's what made a difference so we could have the...More

Reviewed 27 March 2017

Orlando Vargas arranged multiple transportation and guided us on three occasions during our two and a half weeks in Costa Rica. We shared some great experiences with him in La Union with Cope watching owls and other wildlife, watching antbirds following an ant swarm near...More

Thank Patrick F
Orlandovargas, Manager at Travel Around Costa Rica Transportation and Guides, responded to this reviewResponded 4 May 2017

Hi! I can't thank you enough for your kind email, it was indeed a wonderful experience sharing with you a little bit of our Country with you, I enjoyed riding with you and stoping to find the amazing birds we saw. I hope this is...More

Reviewed 21 March 2017

My husband and I (23 & 26yo) used Travel around Costa Ricas Transportation Service from San Jose airport to our final destination Manuel Antonio. Orlando and his son were waiting for us with a sign with our names on it at the exit of the...More

Thank giannaeve
Orlandovargas, Guest Relations Manager at Travel Around Costa Rica Transportation and Guides, responded to this reviewResponded 25 March 2017

Hi Thank you so much, we appreciate your time and the kind review, it was indeed a pleasure meeting you and sharing a little bit about our Country. We hope to see you in a future visit Orlando

Reviewed 8 February 2017

I just went on my 4th Guided Vacation with Orlando, and it was just as great as ever. He always shows us new and exciting places in Costa Rica, even though I've been there multiple times. He showed our family some of the coolest restaurants,...More

Thank Jessie H
Orlandovargas, Manager at Travel Around Costa Rica Transportation and Guides, responded to this reviewResponded 10 February 2017

Holaaaaaa! So so nice of you to take the precious time to review our services, it has been always such a pleasure to travel with you, your great friends and your lovely family. People like you make our job so much fun and encouraging to...More

Reviewed 3 February 2017

Upon the personal recommendation from Richard Leonardi of Tours Nicaragua (the BEST private tour guide in Nica), I booked my tour with Orlando and his team. For those who have never used a Private Guide, the difference between a private guide and a group tour...More

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Orlandovargas, Manager at Travel Around Costa Rica Transportation and Guides, responded to this reviewResponded 4 February 2017

Thank you so much, how wonderful is to find this kind of reviews about our Team and the effort we do so each one of our clients have the best experience in our Country. We can thank you enough for visiting with us and hopefully...More

Reviewed 2 February 2017

We recently returned from a ten day trip with Orlando and could not be more pleased. He created an itinerary to suit our preferred activities. We are enthusiastic but fairly inexperienced bird watchers, and Orlando taught us a great deal about Costa Rica's flora and...More

Thank millhann
Orlandovargas, Manager at Travel Around Costa Rica Transportation and Guides, responded to this reviewResponded 3 February 2017

Hi! Thank you so much, what a nice review and for sure appreciated so much, it was great Traveling Around Costa Rica with you. Seeing that amount of birds with you was amazing and the chance to show you other parts of our Country was...More

Reviewed 17 November 2016

I had just a short couple days being transported from the Airport in San Juan to Escazu, and being a fellow Driver in the States I wanted to say how impressed I was with their professionalism. On time in clean rigs and great attitudes even...More

Thank Clay G
Orlandovargas, General Manager at Travel Around Costa Rica Transportation and Guides, responded to this reviewResponded 21 November 2016

Thank you so much for your great review and precious time, certainly Eduardo and Luis are great collaborators and for sure they were also happy to be able to help you in any way they could. Than you so much for your visit and hopefully...More

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Response from foodhoundBurbank_Ca | Reviewed this property |
Orlando Vargas makes this tour company topnotch.
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Mindy O
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Response from Orlandovargas | Property representative |
Hi! Thank you for your question, first of all the driving time and on paved roads from San Jose to Manuel Antonio is around 3 hours on normal traffic conditions, the flight time is around 40 minutes and I can have a car... More
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