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Joined Jun 2011
I emailed them Wednesday (25th) and got a reply the same day.
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Lara & Steve
New Brunswick
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Joined Jan 2009
I had no problem reaching them by email and found them to be very prompt and helpful.

Unfortunately, that was not the case for our tour. Our tour was to start at 8:00 a.m. (private) and I had three vans booked for 20+ people.

Our group was left standing in the heat for over 1/2 hour despite several phone calls where they "were coming".

They showed up shortly after 8:30 a.m. and on the way out, stopped a picked up a couple and added them to our PRIVATE tour. There was no discussion with me about this and when I tried to address it, I was brushed off.

The tour was so-so IMO. I've done lot of private tours and have certainly had better. Along with the first hiccup, one table was not served lunch and the guides had sat down to eat unlike others who made sure that the tables were served and everyone was happy before they sat down. Only when the guides were approached, did the table get served. It put our tour behind to say the least.

A/C in one of the vans was not working well and several people were feeling ill. They were obviously not happy when I switched people and stated the A/C was fine. I took the word of my very ill looking fellow passengers over theirs and told them I was not going to have anyone sick.

the list goes on, but to make a long story short, I've never had anyone add someone to our private tour nor been in a van where it was not working properly.

I guess I am too fussy, but I wouldn't use them again. JMO.
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49 Posts
Joined Sep 2010
we have read tons of excellent reviews and only one or two negative so we decided to give it a try...we had a private tour for small group of 8 adults on their brand new Mercedes Benz Van and the tour was excellent with a great English speaking guide and lots of information, the price was very good and lunch included. odysseytourscr.com is their site.
57 Posts
Joined Nov 2014
We did a tour with them last year and they were really good. We felt we got way more then they promised and a longer trip as well. The young man spoke very good English. The crocodile tour was great as well.
Roseville, CA
96 Posts
Joined Apr 2008
We (4 adults) had a wonderful tour with Rob Chaves of Odyssey Tours & the driver. They went out of their way to accomodate us starting by driving to a local mercado to pick up some items we had forgotten for our cruise. Rob went inside with us to translate and make sure we found what we needed. Our tour began on time, we were met at the end of the pier. We were in a very comfortable a/c van. They provided cool drinks and binoculars to help us enjoy the day. We hit all the points on the 10 in 1 tour. Some highlights were: monkeys & birds in their natural habitat, crocodile river cruise, beach, lovely lunch, rainforest, resort, flowers, fruits & local artisans. A bonus was a visit to local craftsmen where I purchased a one of a kind Nativity carved out of Cedar (also available in Rosewood but more $). We appreciated that these were wonderful handmade crafts, not cheap ones often sold on the street. We also stopped for refreshing smoothies, made with fresh picked fruit. We really enjoyed our tour and the beauty and history of Costa Rica & their Pura Vida lifestyle. I would highly recommend Odyssey Tours.
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Joined Sep 2010
Hello dear cruise fans,

I just wanted to share my feedback from my recent visit to Puntarenas port and again how much we enjoyed touring with Alvaro and his odyssey tours, this time we went to San Luis cloud forest park for the best zip line adventure ever and also walked the suspended bridges and saw the butterflies gardens, he suggested this instead of Monteverde cloud forest since the road is much better and it's located closer to port so we didn't waste as that time getting back and forth.
We are now booking our next cruise to visit Costa Rica and from the east coast this time, so I already have Alvaro book to meet us in Limon port since he told me he is running tours from there since a couple of years or so and being very successful thanks to his friendship with locals around that area. I didn't realize Costa Rica such a small country till Alvaro advised me it takes only likely 5 hours drive from coast to coast.

One more time I give 5 stars to odysseytourscr.com and their tours, I highly recommended, posting my reviews on trip advisor as well.

Scott B.
405 Posts
Joined Mar 2012
Review of Odyssey for those looking to schedule with them: This is the second time we have used Odyssey Tours and I can honestly say it gets better every time! We were on a cruise from Chile to San Francisco and scheduled to stop in Puntarenas, I immediately thought of the first tour with Odyssey and how I this time wanted to try their Zip Lining adventure. I put together a group of 25 from our ship and every single person stated that all other tours will be boring and uneventful compared to this one. Several stated that they will contact Odyssey to schedule with them the next time they are there. Can't even begin to say enough about this trip! These guys are amazing, not only went Zip Lining but saw Monkeys, Crocs, Macaws and the most wonderful lunch at a truly local restaurant that was fantastic, we concluded our 8 hr day with a tour around Puntarenas. Alvaro and Diego brothers who are the owners are so amazingly knowledgeable about their country, so kind and concerned about you as a customer being happy. I would strongly urge anyone wanting a tour of a lifetime to contact Odyssey Tours you will not regret your time and money spent! I certainly have not and can't wait to see what they have in store for my next adventure! Their tours truly exceptional, the highlights in life you always hope to experience .


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Joined Sep 2007
We've received excellent service from Odyssey Tours. They arranged transfers to/ from SJO to the port at Puntarenas, as well as more adventurous sightseeing (zip-lining etc). Alvaro and his brothers do a very nice job
1,360 Posts
Joined Aug 2003
Based on recommendations here, we have arranged for Odyssey Tours for several excursions (including transport to and from our ship) in January. Alvaro responds to emails promptly and has been very helpful. Will post a review when we return, but I suspect it will be very positive.
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368 Posts
Joined Jan 2012
We have booked a group of 20 with Odyssey...right from the start they were very prompt in their replies and extremely open to please us in every way possible. Will definitely post about our experience when we return but in the meantime I do recommend trying them
1,645 Posts
Joined Jan 2004
Rini47 , when are you going? I see you posted recently, and I have been looking for this kind of thing too. Looking forward to hearing what you have to say. I'm going in January.

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East Yorkshire, UK
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Joined Jan 2009
We used Odyssey tours in January for an airport transfer with included stop offs along the way. We were very happy with them.

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Joined Jan 2012
Originally posted by Birdnutty
Rini47 , when are you going? I see you posted recently, and I have been looking for this kind of thing too. Looking forward to hearing what you have to say. I'm going in January.

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We are going Mar 25 next year on Celebrity eclipse....you can e-mail [email protected] if you want more information