We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“As advertised and right on time. Great job guys!”

Gecko Trail - Day Tours
Certificate of Excellence
More attraction details
Attraction details
Owner description: 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
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Reviewed January 27, 2013

Used Gecko to book tons of stuff, and it was all flawless. Booked our first night in San Jose with one of there partner hotels, Adventure Inn, and it was just what we thought it would be. Simple and clean, and affordable. We were picked up right on time in the morning and taken for maybe one of the best times we had in C.R.. A day of white water rafting on our way to Puerto Viejo. The rafting, the food, the guides all incredible but thats a seperate review. Also used Gecko for a 3 night getaway down to Bocas del Toro, Panama. Again, right on time. Shuttle to the border, help with paperwork and crossing. Shuttle on other side waiting to take us to the "ferry" and then off to Bocas to another great hotel we also booked through Gecko! Everything was by the book and great. Of course we also used there shuttle back to San Jose and the driver Johnny was great, working on his English by listening to "classic rock", to funny! Thanks for everything Gecko :)

Thank JohnMooney_1971
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review
Reviews (411)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language

234 - 238 of 411 reviews

Reviewed January 23, 2013

For our first (but certainly not last) trip to C.R. we chose to use Gecko for every activity possible, from a private van pickup from the airport to Hotel Banana Azul and another private van from Arenal Observatory Lodge back to San Jose. In every case the activity went off perfectly- pickups were right on time (as per Costa Rica time of + or - 10 minutes), the tour guides were great and the activity was exactly as described on the website. The fact that they had a desk at Banana Azul (as well as in downtown Puerto Viejo) was a big plus. Only minor gripe would be that the transportation back to the airport brought us there nearly 5 hours early. We could have used 2 hours of extra sleep after 2 weeks in C.R. By all means use Gecko for any/ all of your C.R. activities.

Thank Mike M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed January 19, 2013

We have traveled around Costa Rica mainly by semi-private transfer and Gecko Trail is the best way to book this type of travel. We have booked 7 trips with them and never once has anything gone wrong; I get quick confirmations and answers to questions and the transfers are on time and have all of our information. I've also booked tours with Gecko and again, no problems whatsoever. Highly recommended to streamline your trip and have all your bookings in one place!

Thank WanderWasi
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed January 15, 2013 via mobile

We were worried about booking our Costa Rican trip and put it in the hands of Gecko Trail and it was definitely the right choice! We were so happy with them, we let them plan out our Honeymoon on our second trip back to Costa Rica.

They handled absolutely everything for us and made adjustments to our trip based on our interests and prices. They provided us with a printout outlining exactly what will be happening...right up to the details of what we need to bring per adventure. The itinerary they provide has all necessary phone numbers and if there are any questions, they are a phone call away to answer any questions.

We have used them twice and they are a pleasure to deal with, I highly recommend them to anyone! We trusted them with our honeymoon and they impressed us once again!

My one and only complaint is that they are limited to Costa Rica, would be nice to have them expand to other countries!

Thanks guys for an amazing trip!

Thank Rmacdon375
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed January 10, 2013

Gecko Trail Adventures were absolutely fantastic! We toured Costa Rica at the end of November 2012 and truly had the trip of a lifetime. We booked everything through Gecko - hotel accommodation, day tours, transport between towns etc. Their service is second to none. After inquiring about a potential itinerary for 8 days, I made a number of requests for changes (all by email) over a few weeks before finalising our itinerary.

Throughout, the Gecko staff (initially Yancy and then subsequently Ernesto and Maurice) were extremely responsive and helpful with their suggestions. Our experience at Costa Rica was exactly as planned. The tour operators were always on time, all tours operated as planned (except one) and we had a most enjoyable time.

The only tour that did not go according to plan was our Tortuguero trip. Unfortunately due to very heavy rains and unsafe conditions the tour was cancelled at the last minute. Gecko called us at our hotel to inform us about the cancellation and then discussed alternatives before making the bookings for alternate accommodation and tour at Cano Negro which we believe was a very good alternative. All very professionally done.

Thank you to all the wonderful staff at Gecko Trail Adventures.

Pura Vida

Sydney, Australia

Thank Kalsur
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Gecko Trail - Day Tours also viewed

Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Province of Limon
Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Province of Limon
 
Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Province of Limon
Punta Uva, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
 

Been to Gecko Trail - Day Tours? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing