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Transportation

  • Transport Planner - shows you all options between two points
  • Shared Ride Shuttles - door to door scheduled service for many popular destinations in Costa Rica
  • Private Van/Driver - your schedule and just your group, vehicles for 8 to 50 people!
  • Bus - public buses are plentiful and inexpensive in Costa Rica and operate between terminals on a scheduled basis
  • Airport Pickup and Bus Ticket - our driver prepurchases your public bus ticket, meets your flight at the airport and brings your to the correct San Jose bus station. Hassle free!
  • Adventure Connections - Combine your trip from one destination to the other with a fun tour on the way!
  • Domestic Flights - several airlines operate scheduled turboprop service to small airports in Costa Rica and some nearby locations in Panama and Nicaragua. You can get from San Jose to any of these locations in about half an hour!
  • Rental Car - all major car rental companies operate in San Jose and many also in many tourist destinations around the country

Tours

Whitewater Rafting/River Trips

Caribbean Jungle, Nature & Wildlife

Caribbean Learning about Indigenous Communities

Discover the Caribbean Coast

Caribbean Local Activities

Things to do in San Jose/Day trips from San Jose

Activities in Arenal & Monteverde Areas

Activities in Manuel Antonio

Activities in Nicoya Pennisula

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Packages

Full vacation itineraries

Gecko Trail Adventures can plan your entire trip for you! Check out some of our most popular itineraries below, see the trip reports of some of our past clients for ideas or let us design something just for you.

Coast-to-Coast Package: Pacific & Caribbean plus Mountains - Experience the best that Costa Rica has to offer including time spent in the capital, San José, sailing and snorkeling at Manuel Antonio beach in the Pacific, relaxing in hot springs and viewing a stunning volcano in Arenal, whitewater rafting down the Pacuare River, and spending time lounging on the jungle-lined beaches of Puerto Viejo in the Caribbean. Prices from $892 including all taxes and round-trip transportation from San José. More Info

Costa Rica Full On Adventure - This is a variation of our Coast-to-Coast package more catered for those seeking lots of active adventure on their vacation. If you don't like to sit still for too long, this is the package for you! You'll get loads of adrenaline pumping activities, even on the way from one destination to the other. At the same time you can enjoy the diverse landscapes of Costa Rica — the funky laid-back atmosphere of the Caribbean Sea, the other-worldly Tortuguero Canals, the spectacular Arenal Volcano, the renowned Monteverde Cloud Forest and the long sandy beaches of Samara on the Nicoya Peninsula. Prices start at just $1451 per person for a 15-day / 14-night package including taxes and return transport from San José. More Info

Caribbean Wet & Wild - Experience the best of Costa Rica's Caribbean coast with this 3-night package (there’s always an option to add more nights)! This package includes a thrilling whitewater rafting trip down the Pacuare River, Costa Rica’s most popular and pristine river for rafting adventure. You can explore the exotic jungle-hugged beaches of Puerto Viejo and choose from a jungle zipline and canopy tour or a snorkel and hiking tour of Cahuita National Park. Head to the undisturbed and magical Tortuguero National Park where you can explore jungle canals and possibly spot sea turtles! Prices start at just $450 per person including all taxes and round-trip transport from San Jose. More Info

Volcano, Jungle and Beach - This 4-night / 5-day package includes 2 nights at the Arenal Volcano with plenty of time to relax in some hot springs. You can whitewater raft down the Pacuare River and view nautre in its splendor while navigating class III- IV rapids. Spend 2 more nights on the rich beaches of the Caribbean in Puerto Viejo or Cahuita. A thrilling jungle zipline and canopy tour or a snorkel and hike tour of Cahuita National Park is included. You can also add Tortuguero to this package Prices start at just $645 per person including all taxes and round-trip transport from San Jose. More Info

Romance & Adventure - Are you looking for a Caribbean getaway that includes romance and adventure? This is the package for you! This combines a fun-filled day whitewater rafting down Costa Rica’s most popular rafting river, the Pacuare, followed by 3 or more nights in funky Puerto Viejo or colorful Cahuita. Enjoy a couples massage and dinner for two at the popular Stashu’s Con Fusion. You will also have the option to do a thrilling zipline canopy tour or visit the wonderful Jaguar Rescue Center. Prices start at just $446 per person including all taxes and round-trip transport from San Jose. More Info

Gay and Lesbian Packages

Costa Rica is Central America's most gay and lesbian friendly destination and we have put together several packages specifically tailored to Gay and Lesbian clients such as The Bi-Coastal. Check out Gecko Trail Adventures specialized services to the Gay and Lesbian community on our gay travel page.

Destination Packages

Put together your own trip by combining your time at the beach with these action packed itineraries for seeing some of Costa Rica's most spectacular sights in 1 or more night packages.

Arenal Volcano with Monteverde Option - Hike to a waterfall, learn about the most recent volcanic eruption or go horseback riding with a 2 or 3 night package to Arenal Volcano! Relax in the hot springs nearby after a full day of adventures. There are numerous other fun activities as well. You can add nights in the tiny, lush town of Monteverde to your package complete with a boat ride across Lake Arenal to reach Monteverde.

Tortuguero National Park Overnight - Tortuguero National Park is an isolated area on the northern part of the Caribbean coast reachable only by boat or airplane. Pure and untouched nature, turtle watching and jungle canals await you.

Tortuguero/Pacuare Combo - Combine two of the Caribbean's best activities in this 3 day/2 night trip. A visit to Tortuguero National Park with an overnight in the Lodge in the park, an overnight off the beaten path near Siquirres at Finca Maquengue and a whitewater rafting trip on the world famous Pacuare River!

Bocas del Toro, Panama - Just over the border from Puerto Viejo are these islands in Panama with a laid-back Caribbean vibe and some great snorkeling and diving. Take a couple days to explore with transport options from Puerto Viejo, Cahuita or San Jose.

Explore Granada - Three-day Nicaragua Package - Discover the colonial jewel of Granada and its beautiful surroundings on this 3-day package!