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Gecko Trail - Day Tours
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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 February 3, 2013

We used Gecko Trail Adventures to book our internal flights and bus transportation while we were in Costa Rica in December 2012. We even booked a volcano tour with them.

We worked with Monika, and couldn't ask for a more professional travel agent. She supplied us with multiple options for our travel, and was always available to answer any questions we had. She was prompt in her responses and very thorough.

When we arrived in Costa Rica, everything went as planned. Our shuttle buses were there on time; our tour bus for the volcano tour was waiting for us; our plane tickets were ready. It all worked out as planned!

I highly recommend using GTA for your travel needs in C.R.

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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
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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
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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
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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
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