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
|This trip gives you the ultimate blend of wilderness exposure and invigorating excitement. The Pacuare River is world
famous for its pristine beauty. A true river gorge, it is flanked by steep, green walls. Waterfalls cascade into
the river from both sides as colorful, tropical birds fly right over your head. Amazing views of this virgin Tropical
Rainforest appear before your eyes as you descend this true exploratory land. Includes transport to/from Puerto Viejo from/to San Jose or Arenal if you want.|
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 primary jungles. Overnight is at a lodge on the Pacuare River, the next you continue down the river for more exciting river adventures.|
Includes transport to/from Puerto Viejo from/to San Jose or Arenal.
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.|
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.|
Rio Toro - Arenal
|Experienced and first-time rafters love the Río Toro for full-day, class III-IV rafting. The Río Toro offers over 45-continuous rapids along more than 16 kilometers of deep-canyon gorges and waterfalls where you will often see sloths, monkeys and tropical birds, such as toucans and the Montezuma Oropendula.|
|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!|
|Rates from $69.00 - $175.00 p/p depending on pickup & dropoff location||More Info||Book It|
Rio Sarapiqui - Arenal
|The Sarapiquí River is one of Costa Rica’s most-exuberant rivers and offers two different difficulty levels. No matter which one you choose, you’ll get plenty of splashes on this fun, 2-hour rafting trip as you pass by beautiful rainforest
and lush farmland. At the end, enjoy fresh, tropical fruit and a typical Costa Rican lunch.|
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.
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 crocodile or a caiman. And visit a banana plantation to learn everything about this delicious tropical fruit.|
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.
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.
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.|
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.