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Travel Around Costa Rica Transportation and Guides

Escazu, Costa Rica
+506 8812 4756
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Orlando is just amazing!

Orlando was recommended to us by my husband's son & daughter-in-law and we can't thank them enough... read more

Reviewed 21 April 2016
jillvandw
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Denver, Colorado
Costa Rica + Orlando's team = fabulous first trip!

Our introductory trip to Costa Rica was fabulous thanks to our local tour guide Orlando Vargas... read more

Reviewed 11 April 2016
quinn120
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Oceanside, California
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27 Mar 2017
“Money well spent!”
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“100% for service and reliability”
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Reviewed 21 April 2016

Orlando was recommended to us by my husband's son & daughter-in-law and we can't thank them enough for suggesting him. He was GREAT. I can't give him enough superlatives. He was right at the exit at the airport with his air conditioned van and bottles...More

1  Thank jillvandw
Orlandovargas, Manager at Travel Around Costa Rica Transportation and Guides, responded to this review

Hi! Thank you so much for your kind words and great Review of our services, we for sure were more than glad to work for you and definitely hope to have you visiting again some time in the future. Orlando

Reviewed 11 April 2016

Our introductory trip to Costa Rica was fabulous thanks to our local tour guide Orlando Vargas. His entertaining banter enlivened our experience while visiting volcanoes and rainforests. With a degree in botany and a love for his land he guided us through the Lankaster Botanical...More

Thank quinn120
Orlandovargas, Manager at Travel Around Costa Rica Transportation and Guides, responded to this review

Dear Friends! Thank you so much for the great review, we have been in charge of the ground operation for this group for several years and for sure enjoy it every single year, it was certainly great having you as my Tour Leader and thank...More

Reviewed 20 March 2016

Orlando's deep knowledge and easy sense of humor made this one of our most memorable tours. He showed care with the elderly in our tour group and his selection of restaurants was spot on. His energy and witty repartee helped us endure the longer rides....More

1  Thank foodhoundBurbank_Ca
Orlandovargas, Manager at Travel Around Costa Rica Transportation and Guides, responded to this review

Hola! I can't thank you enough for the great review and kind words, after 20 years of doing this tour for Gadabout Tours it is still one of my favourite traveling trips of my season, sharing stories with travellers and learning from their whole life...More

Reviewed 14 March 2016

If you go to Costa Rica (And you MUST it is AMAZING) you MUST travel with Orlando and Travel Around Costa Rica!!! Throughout the planing Orlando was extremely prompt at responding to our emails One we arrived in Costa Rica our journey consisted of a...More

Thank lmoss87
Orlandovargas, Manager at Travel Around Costa Rica Transportation and Guides, responded to this review

Thank you so much! I am so glad to get such a great review and this for sure ensure the future visitors a great experience. i appreciate very much your time and kind words, it was indeed a pleasure to work for you and we...More

Reviewed 7 February 2016 via mobile

Orlando Vargas is a consummate professional, and yet open to real connection with the people he tours with. He is deeply knowledgeable about plants and animals, especially birds. His reverence for the amazing flora and fauna of Costa Rica is infectious. My niece and I...More

Thank coney.islander
Orlandovargas, Manager at Travel Around Costa Rica Transportation and Guides, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your precious time, it was indeed a pleasure guiding and making all the tour arrangements for you. Hope to have you visiting again soon: Orlando Vargas

Reviewed 30 January 2016

I have traveled with Orlando all around CR with groups for the past 17 years its now 2016 : He is always interesting fun knowledgeable, He can do anything and has a fun way to give us history and fun facts.. The drivers all love...More

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Orlandovargas, Manager at Travel Around Costa Rica Transportation and Guides, responded to this review

Thank you so much it has been a pleasure and an honor, thank you for all your support my Dear.....

Reviewed 25 January 2016

I contacted Orlando and told him that we wanted to see some highly endangered and hard to find great green macaws. He planned the most fabulous trip...and we saw many great green macaws, scarlet macaws, monkeys monkeys monkeys, 2 kinds of sloths, crocodiles, a purple...More

Thank dottyCanadaCostaRica
Orlandovargas, Manager at Travel Around Costa Rica Transportation and Guides, responded to this review

Hi! Thank you so much for the kind words and nice review, I had such a great time showing you around that I can t wait for the next adventure. I don't want to take all the credit for the success of our trip and...More

Reviewed 13 January 2016

My wife and I stayed together with our son in Costa Rica for nearly 3 weeks.We booked our tour with Orlando from Travel around Costa Rica and he arranged everything exactly the way we wanted it - transportation, amazing hotels, great activities and beautiful walks...More

Thank Georg S
Orlandovargas, Manager at Travel Around Costa Rica Transportation and Guides, responded to this review

Dear Friends ! Thank you so much for your kind review and for sharing your experience with others, on behalf of our office staff we want to thank you for your business and on my behalf I wanted to thank you so much for making...More

Reviewed 7 December 2015 via mobile

Orlando is the most professional and personable guide imaginable.Right from initial email contact,I felt at ease and confident in the outcome.He met me at the airport and took me on a superb day long tour seeing a number of top attractions and getting a feel...More

1  Thank AnnabelChisholm
Orlandovargas, Manager at Travel Around Costa Rica Transportation and Guides, responded to this review

Thank you so much, It was indeed a pleasure taking you on a day trip, we certainly saw and did a lot for a day, hopefully you get to come back and visit for a longer time. Orlando

Reviewed 14 August 2015

Orlando and Travel Around Costa Rica are absolutely essential for creating the perfect Costa Rican vacation! We are not ones to typically seek guides or tours on vacation, but I am so grateful we did so, upon a very glowing recommendation, as I can truly...More

2  Thank Nicole V
Orlandovargas, General Manager at Travel Around Costa Rica Transportation and Guides, responded to this review

Thank you so so much! I appreciate your kind words and I am for sure more thankful than you for letting me be part of such beautiful experience. I actually had a lot of fun and being able to participate with your family on the...More

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Hawardofla
Hi Orlando, I was looking for a good tour company on internet and came across with your tour company. We are a senior couple staying in Cariari and want to take all popular tours of Costa Rica on a affordable budget. We are staying close to double tree hotel cariari and flexible about our time and days as we will be here for two months. We like to have nature, cultural and river tours and ready to join a small or large group of our interest. Can we have your phone number to call and talk to you of other questions we have. Thanks
29 July 2016|
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Response from foodhoundBurbank_Ca | Reviewed this property |
Orlando Vargas makes this tour company topnotch.
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Mindy O
We have reservations to stay at the The Parador Resort near Quepos. We are flying into San Jose and not sure if we should take a flight to Quepos or rent a car. We love to explore and will want a vehicle in Quepos to explore the coast. So would you advise to get the car in San Jose or Quepos. Is it less expensive to rent a car or fly? Any advise or suggestions would be appreciated.
18 July 2016|
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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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sunlite58
How do you contact this company? Is there a web site with tours. Going to be in CR Sept. 1st. Thanks
16 June 2016|
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