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 - This is the best that Costa Rica has to offer: 8 nights (or more) in total with 1 night San Jose, 2 nights Manuel Antonio beach on the Pacific with a sail/snorkel tour included, 2 nights Arenal Volcano with hot springs and volcano viewing. Then do a river rafting trip on the Pacuare river, view unspoilt nature while navigating exciting class III-IV rapids. Then 2 or more nights in Puerto Viejo enjoying the beaches of the Caribbean and 1 more final night in San Jose. Prices from $877 including all taxes and round-trip transport from San Jose. More Info
Costa Rica Full On Adventure - A variation on our Coast-to-Coast package with a little bit more adventure for active people. If you don't like to sit still for too long, this is the package for you! You'll get loads of adrenaline and activities, even on the way from one destination to the other. At the same time you can enjoy the amazing landscapes of Costa Rica — the laid-back atmosphere of the Caribbean Sea, the Tortuguero Canals, the spectacular Arenal Volcano, the Monteverde Cloudforest and the long sandy beaches of Samara on the Nicoya Peninsula. Prices start at just $1482 per person for a 15 day / 14 night package including taxes and return transport from San Jose. More Info
Caribbean Wet & Wild - Experience the best of Costa Rica's Caribbean coast with this 3 or more night package. Day 1 starts early with an all day whitewater rafting adventure on the world class Pacuare River. By dinnertime you're relaxing at your hotel in Puerto Viejo or Cahuita where you'll spend 2 or more nights. A zipline tour through the jungle canopy or a snorkel and hike tour of Cahuita National Park is included. Then you'll head to the magical Tortuguero National Park where you'll spend 2 days and 1 night there exploring the canals and nature. Prices start at just $432 per person including all taxes and round-trip transport from San Jose. More Info
Volcano, Jungle and Beach - 4 nights or more with 2 nights at Arenal Volcano, see the volcano erupt while relaxing in the world famous hot springs. Then do a river rafting trip on the Pacuare river, view unspoilt nature while navigating exciting class III-IV rapids. Then 2 or more nights on the beaches of the Caribbean in Puerto Viejo or Cahuita. A zipline tour through the jungle canopy or a snorkel and hike tour of Cahuita National Park is included. You can also add on Tortuguero to this package. Prices start at just $634 per person including all taxes and round-trip transport from San Jose. More Info
Romance & Adventure - Want a romantic getaway to the Caribbean beaches with some adventure thrown in? You start with an all day whitewater rafting adventure on the world class Pacuare River. By dinnertime you're relaxing at your hotel in Puerto Viejo or Cahuita where you'll spend 3 or more nights. One afternoon you're off to the Pure Jungle Spa where you'll enjoy a couples massage and then dinner for two at Stashu's Con Fusion. A zipline tour through the jungle canopy or a visit to the Jaguar animal rescue center is also included. Prices start at just $432 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 and Caribbean Fire and Water. Check out Gecko Trail Adventures specialized services to the Gay and Lesbian community on our gay travel page.
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 - 2 or 3 night packages to Arenal volcano and its nightly light shows of spewing lava. Relax in the hotsprings while you view the lava show or go on a hike or horseback ride. You can also add nights in Monteverde to your package starting with a boat ride across Lake Arenal to reach Monteverde.
Tortuguero National Park Overnight - Tortuguero National Park is an isolated area on the north part of the Caribbean Coast reachable only by boat or by air. Unspoiled nature, turtle watching opportunities and jungle canals await you.
Tortuguero/Pacuare Combo - Combine two of the Caribbean's best activities in this three day/two night trip. A 2 day/1 night visit to Tortuguero National Park and an overnight in the Lodge in the park, an overnight off the beaten path near Siquirres at Finca Moulinsart and a whitewater rafting trip on the world famous Pacuare River.
Osa - Adventure in Nature - Experience the beauty of the South Pacific Coast - pristine beaches, amazing wildlife and stunning nature. Enjoy your stay on the Osa Peninsula in this exclusive jungle lodge off the beaten track.
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.
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Make a day of it at the Azul Beach Club Add lunch at Azul Beach Club, choose this option when booking your tour in the Caribbean area (for $15 per person).
Seen the sloth video? See them for yourself! Seems like everyone is sharing the preview video of the upcoming Animal Planet show "Too Cute! Baby Sloths". Well it was filmed just north of our home in Puerto Viejo and we'd definitely recommended seeing sloths when you visit!
Get to see the Tortuguero canals and a banana plantation in just one day! See the Tortuguero Canals by boat and learn more about bananas on an authentic fruit plantation.
Whitewater Rafting/River Trips
Caribbean Jungle, Nature & Wildlife
Caribbean Learning about Indigenous Communities
Day Trips from 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