The trip from one location to the other within Costa Rica can sometimes be quite long (often 3-6 hours) and maybe a bit boring for adventurous spirits. Gecko Trail Adventures is always looking for new options to make your trip from A to B more exciting and worthwhile. Therefore, we offer fun tours and adventure trips that include transportation from one place to another and thus make sure, you'll have a great time while enroute. Your luggage is always securely stored and transported while you're rafting down a raging river or riding horseback along the shores of a majestic lake.
Many of these Adventure Connections are brought to you by our business partner Desafio others are operated by other providers or ourselves.
Below please find a list of the Adventure Connections we currenty offer. Click on the respective link in order to get more information on this particular trip or book it for your specific dates. If you are looking for a way to get from a particular destination to the next one, please use the dropdown menu to specify your route and display all available options.
Pacuare River: One Day
Our most popular trip and Costa Rica’s most stunning white water river. Class III-IV rapids. Suitable for 12 years of age+
Includes transport to/from Puerto Viejo from/to San Jose or Arenal.
|Full day tour||Rates from $79 - $99 p/p||More Info||Book It|
Two Day Hike and Paddle Rafting Trip
Our overnight Pacuare Adventure is a paddle and hike expedition! Not only will you raft a variety of exciting rapids, but you will also hike to pristine waterfalls, fun swimming holes and lush jungles. Spend the night at a lodge on the Pacuare River and continue down the river the following day for more thrilling river adventures.
Includes transportation to/from Puerto Viejo from/to San José or Arenal.
|2 days, 1 night||$219.00 p/p||More Info||Book It|
Reventazón River: Carmen Section
A great big water run, with moderate difficulty. The lush surroundings, abundant bird life and good amount of fun rapids makes this a great introduction to river running. This run is clearly divided in two halves. The first hour is very exciting, with big waves and long rapids. The second half is more relaxed as the river enters the true lower Caribbean, the surroundings take on a jungle character and the wildlife is more plentiful. Includes transport to/from Puerto Viejo from/to San Jose or Arenal if you want.
|Full day tour||$99.00 p/p||More Info||Book It|
Rio Tenorio - Arenal/Guanacaste
Enjoy a beautiful 2.5-hour rafting trip along the arrid and impressive canyon of the Tenorio River in Costa Rica’s picturesque Guanacaste province. Get over 20 fun, exciting rapids, a fresh fruit snack, hike to a local waterfall, and plenty of wildlife along the way like iguanas, tropical birds and monkeys.
|Approx. 7 hours||$125.00 p/p||More Info||Book It|
White Water Rafting Arenal - Class III & IV
Experienced and first-time rafters love the Río Sarapiqui for full-day, class III-IV rafting. The Río Sarapiqui offers over 20-continuous rapids along more than 10 kilometers of deep-canyon gorges and waterfalls where you will often see sloths, monkeys and tropical birds, such as toucans and the Montezuma Oropendula.
|Approx. 8 hours||Rates from $85.00 – $125.00 p/p depending on pickup & dropoff location||More Info||Book It|
Rio Balsa - Arenal
Challenge yourself as you paddle through fun & safe rolling rapids with names like "Congo Loco" & "Rock around the Croc" and the very technical and challenging"Las Dragas" section. Then play around in tranquil river pools in an isolated rainforest river canyon!
|Half-day tour||Rates from $69.00 - $175.00 p/p depending on pickup & dropoff location||More Info||Book It|
Carara National Park to Manuel Antonio
Hike through primary tropical rainforest in the Carara National Park where you’ll have the opportunity to see bird species such as toucans, parrots, aracaris and the unforgettable scarlet macaw as well as poison dart frogs, sloths and white faced capuchin and howler monkeys.
|Full Day||$145.00/person (min. 4 persons)||More Info||Book It|
Crocodile Boat Tour to Manuel Antonio
Enjoy a boat ride on the Tarcoles River including the Guacalillo Mangrove where you’ll not only have the chance to see some of Costa Rica’s biggest crocodiles up close and personal but also many species of birds as well as Emerald Basilisk lizards, White Faced Capuchin and Howler Monkeys.
|Full day||$145.00/person (min. 4 persons)||More Info||Book It|
Pacuare Lodge Honeymoon Getaway
Are you looking for an intimate, secluded getaway location for your Honeymoon or Destination Wedding? Picture you and your partner in the midst of a Costa Rica rainforest, the mighty Pacuare River rushing right outside your doorstep. Enjoy magnificent views atop a 30 foot waterfall; glide through a lush treetop canopy or simply snuggle up for the night with your special someone in our luxury River-View suite or Honeymoon suite and let the chorus of native wildlife serenade you to sleep.
This three-day two-night trip includes round-trip transport from your San Jose Hotel (pickup and/or dropoff at other locations available too, just ask us for details), all meals, 2 night stay in fabulous river-view or honeymoon suite, therapeutic massage for two, pacuare canopy (zipline) adventure, private guide rainforest hike, whitewater rafting out of the lodge.
|Three days/two nights||Rates from $1012 p/p (double)||More Info||Book It|
Río Sarapiquí: Go Rafting or Walk on the Wild Side
Take advantage of this tour including pick-up at your hotel in Puerto Viejo and transfer to La Virgen de Sarapiqui, your choice of class 3 & 4 rafting, class 2 & 3 rafting or birdwatching with serpentarium at Costa Rica Nature Pavilion (choose one of these three options) , lunch, and transfer to your hotel in Arenal (La Fortuna).
|Approx. 9 hours||$125.00 p/p||More Info||Book It|
Tortuguero Canal and Banana Plantation
See the world-famous Tortuguero Canals on a safari through the mangroves looking for wildlife like birds, mammals like sloths and monkeys, reptiles like the emerald basilisk lizard and with a bit of luck even a caiman. And visit a banana plantation to learn everything about this delicious tropical fruit.
|Half day tour||$89 adults, $69 children||More Info||Book It|
Arenal to Monteverde Boat+Shuttle Crossing
Don't waste a day driving or being driven around the lake, it's faster and a whole lot more fun to go straight across the lake on a boat! And if you want to see even more on the way try our special tour which includes a coffee tour, Tilapia fishing in the lake. and a demonstration of the extraction of juice from sugar cane using a manual sugar cane mill.
|Lake crossing + shuttle: approx 3 hours
Lake crossing + tour: full day
|Rates from $25.00 - $125.00 p/p depending on option||More Info||Book It|
Arenal to Monteverde Horseback Ride
Travel the old-fashioned way and take a scenic and safe ride along the Arenal Lake where you'll get several glimpses of the famous and very active Arenal Volcano and ride beside lush and beautiful rainforest – try and spot toucans, Montezuma Oropendolas, sloths, monkeys, the elusive "paca" and other tropical creatures.
|5 hours||$85.00 p/p||More Info||Book It|
Mountain Bike Tour between Arenal and Monteverde
If you love to ride mountain bikes you can now do so as a means of transport between Arenal and Monteverde. The scenery is a combination of secondary rainforest, farmland and great views of the lake and volcano.
|approx. 5 hours||$85.00 p/p||More Info||Book It|
If you have any questions on any of these tours or are looking for a customized offering, please feel free to contact us at any time.