Gecko Trail - Day Tours
Gecko Trail - Day Tours
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River Rafting & TubingScuba & SnorkellingSurfing & WindsurfingHiking & Camping ToursNature & Wildlife Tours
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
Gecko Trail Costa Rica is full service travel agency based in Costa Rica. We offer a wide selection of tours, activities and transportation all over the country. We are specialized in helping clients to set up a customized and authentic experience of the real Costa Rica. We plan your trip to maximize your holiday time enjoying the incredible nature and wide selection of activities, and make sure to offer a fun, safe and hassle-free experience of the best Costa Rica has to offer - whether this is for individual travelers, couples or groups, we make sure you get the right fit. Our Vision• Excellence in customer service• Innovative travel options• Professionalism in dealing with clients as well as with vendors• Provide the best quality possible• Use local providers and help the local community grow in a sustainable way• Fair employment of local staff including accurate training and salary
Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
Meets animal welfare guidelines

Awards
Travelers' Choice
2023

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Trude48
Shrewsbury, UK49 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
We used Gecko Trail Tours to organise our month long trip to Costa Rica. Monika helped me plan destinations and some day trips. She was so helpful, attentive and responded very quickly to every mail I sent......superb service!!!!! I wanted to book my own accommodation all of which worked well. We used shuttle buses and some private taxis all of which Gecko organised and booked in advance. Every pick up worked perfectly, never late, clean comfortable vehicles.
The day tours and adventure activities we did via Gecko were equally as well organised and enjoyable. Really cannot fault this company and absolutely recommend if our experience is anything to go by. Not only first rate service but the cost was so much cheaper than any other company I contacted ( I had about 6 quotes) and they were far poor flexible to accommodate my requests on the itinerary.
Written February 23, 2020
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Grant L
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
My wife and I bought tickets to Costa Rica when a cheap flight deal came around, thinking we could sort out the details later. When I started researching, I realized just how MUCH there is to do in the country, and quickly became overwhelmed by all the options.

Thankfully I discovered Gecko Trail and they took all of the stress out of planning and coordination so we could enjoy our vacation. After giving them a little info about what we were looking for out of our trip, we connected with Andrea, who was a consistent point of contact through our entire planning experience. She even was able to modify our itinerary to work in our desire to do some horseback riding, which was really great!

Every transition from place to place around our trip was completely painless thanks to the work of the people at Gecko Trail. Shuttles took us where we needed to go, but we still had to freedom to wander and explore that we wouldn't have gotten if we had a traditional tour group.

To top it all off, it was much cheaper than expected! I don't know how much it would have been to book all of the transport, hotel, and tours would have cost to book them separately, but I could have never hoped to put together an itinerary of this quality on my own, so as far as I'm concerned whatever the premium it was, it was worth it.

If you're overwhelmed by the plethora of things to Costa Rica, I highly recommend getting a free sample itinerary from Gecko. There is still so much we haven't seen, I definitely will be contacting them again for our inevitable return trip to Costa Rica.
Written February 22, 2020
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Yuval Lion
New York City, NY6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
I recently returned from an 8 day trip to Costa Rica. I decided on the trip less than a week before I left and contacted Gecko to plan an itinerary. They got back to me quickly and were able to put together a fantastic trip within 24 hours that was also very affordable. The trip itself went very smoothly and was super fun, and Gecko were always there to help if a need arose. Thanks Gecko Trails for a lovely time in Costa Rica, and I recommend them to anyone looking to book a trip to Costa Rica!
Written January 8, 2020
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SATX
7 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
We purchased tickets for a round trip from Bocas del Toro to Puerto Viejo a full month prior to the date for travel. We arrived at the pick up point (Taxi 25) an hour early. We checked in with the staff three times because no one seemed to know what was going on. Right before our scheduled departure, a throng of local people came into the place and were very quickly boarded on the boat we were to take. The boat was full and we did not get to go. This happened two more times. After we waited for more than an hour and watched three separate boats be filled with other passengers—we gave up and left. We lost the $130 we spent for round trip as well as $150 non refundable hotel reservation in Costa Rica. When we reached out to the company, they told us they weren’t able to help us because we didn’t show up for the trip. I will NEVER use this company for ANYTHING again. On another note, you should know that the boats full of passengers were terribly overloaded with too many people and too much luggage. Did not even look safe so maybe we were better off — just not financially :(
Written February 22, 2020
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I wished this client had contacted us the moment the problem occurred and not when it was too late to act and resolve the problem. We were informed by our provider that this client just left after the provider explained them that they had to wait for their turn, which would be after two bigger groups travelling together. Once we received provider's report , we immediately reached out to the client, checking in and asking if they made it to Puerto Viejo on their own or if they stayed back. Since they had a shuttle back to Bocas del Toro the next day, there was still time to cancel their trip back without a penalty. We did not hear back from the client till in the evening, when we were already closed. It is often not a big deal for us to help our clients in a situation like this. However, we are often only able to do so if the clients contact us when the problem is occurring and not hours later.
Written March 4, 2020
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Andyvd81
Quebec City, Canada279 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
We contacted Gecko Trail Tours on the day of our planned arrival in Costa Rica. Our initial flight got cancelled, which meant our plan to take a shared shuttle from SJO to Puerto Viejo no longer worked. I reached out by email while waiting at the airport in Toronto to catch our new flight, and Lorena not only responded within minutes, but was also able to sort out a private shuttle at only a few hours notice (something the company we had planned to use couldn't do), and confirm everything before we boarded our flight. We already had several tours planned, so we didn't have the opportunity to book anything else through Gecko, but after our experience, I am confident they are master planners!
Written January 10, 2020
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Venture828085
13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
Highly recommend this company. Out of all the tours we booked this is the most professional with great communication before hand. Our guide Tamara was so friendly and knowledgeable she told us so much information and chatted to us the whole time. When we were out on the boat both Tamara and the captain knew exactly where to look to spot things you wouldn’t otherwise see. We were so lucky and saw so much wildlife. We also briefly stopped at a banana plantation and fruit shop on the way back where we had the option to try lots of different fruits. This day made our trip.
Written February 19, 2020
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Nicola C
Vancouver, Canada3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
I have visited Costa Rica three times in the last 8 years and have used Gecko Trail each time to organize my shuttles and various tours. They have been spot on! Amazing customer service, amazing transfers, with reliable and professional drivers (especially adventure transfers...highly recommend White Water Rafting), and such reasonable prices. This last trip we encountered unexpected delays in Mexico City and Gecko Trail helped us via email and chat to figure out options to get us where we needed to go!

Each transfer was timely, professional and reliable. The vehicles used were in great shape and we had absolutely no issues with moving around the country.

We will be back to Costa Rica and will absolutely use Gecko Trail again to help us plan our next visit. Thank you for everything!!
Written February 19, 2020
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Guido
Sittard, The Netherlands2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
We booked 2 weeks before taking off. It was high season and Gecko made different offers to exactly match our requests. The trip was amazing. During the travel Gecko was always there to help no matter what. I will recommend this to anyone going to Costa Rica. Thanks Irene, for caring for us!
Written January 12, 2020
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Ivanherts
Hertfordshire, UK11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
This was my fourth visit to Costa Rica, the previous three were group based with a UK tour company. This time we decided to use a local company to help organise hotels, transport and occasional day trip and chose Gecko Trail on the basis of the positive reviews. Communications with Nina at Gecko were excellent and timely and the whole process was painless. Over the near three week holiday all the hotels (mid-range family run) were excellent value, all transport links (hotel pick up/drop off) were on time and day trips worked like clockwork! This was my travel companions first trip to Costa Rica and she couldn't believe how well organised everything was. I would not hesitate to recommend Gecko Trail and Nina in particular to anyone planning a trip to Costa Rica.
Written March 6, 2024
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Colemar5
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022
Absolutely amazing. Can't speak highly enough of Gecko Trail. We booked our entire 9 day trip from Fortuna to Puerto Viejo with them and they were exemplary. We worked with Andrea and from start to finish she was phenomenal. We revised our itinerary multiple times in order to add things we wanted or take out things we had decided not to do and Andrea accommodated us at every turn. We traveled around quite a bit during our trip and all of the shuttles were organized without any difficulty on our part. What I found the most impressive was that Andrea gave us her personal phone number and communicated with us daily. Any questions or messages we had for Andrea were immediately responded to and she made our experience stress free. I cannot recommend Gecko Trails and Andrea specifically enough. They are a highly professional company and I will be using them again the next time I travel to Costa Rica. Anyone with any intention on traveling around Costa Rica should use this company.
Written March 30, 2022
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