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    Francesca PasqualiniMarch 30, 2020

    Siamo stati superfelici di aver organizzato con gecko i trasferimenti i furgoni tutti superpuliti gli autisti tutti superpuntuali ed educati lo consiglio a tutti voto 10+

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    Kristyna VolejnikovaMarch 30, 2020

    Dear Monika,

    I would like to thank you for the service provided by the driver Rolando. He made our vacation unforgetable by showing us interesting places, getting important information for us. He was very helpfull to all of us , nice personallity and he always recomended great places to eat. The car was always clean and very comfortable!
    Big thanks once again!

    Kristyna__

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    Timm StoneMarch 13, 2020

    Thank you, Monika, for your valuable help in putting a fantastic trip together!

    We were all very impressed with how smooth things went and felt we truly got a great taste of Costa Rica. What a wonderful country you live in!

    Until our next trip down, Pura Vida!

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    Nicola ChalkeFebruary 19, 2020

    I have visited Costa Rica three times in the last 8 years and have used Gecko Trail each time to organize my shuttles and various tours. They have been spot on! Amazing customer service, amazing transfers (especially adventure transfers…highly recommend White Water Rafting), and such reasonable prices. This last trip we encountered unexpected delays in Mexico City and Gecko Trail helped us via email and chat to figure out options to get us where we needed to go! We will be back to Costa Rica and will absolutely use Gecko Trail to help us plan our next visit. Thank you for everything!!

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    Germana da TorinoFebruary 10, 2020

    Grazie Gecko Trail per la gentilezza e la professionalità, tutti gli accordi sono stati rispettati e la vacanza è stata perfetta.

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    Irena from GermanyJanuary 29, 2020

    I got a recommendation to use geckotrail from a colleague of mine, who had a fantastic holiday in CR. From the first contact to quick assistance that we needed during our trip, everything was handled perfectly. Monika helped us to find out what exactly we wanted from this holiday and finally did all bookings. In between a lot of eMails, always a swift and helpful response. Monika gave us some options that we would never have found by ourselves or by any ordinary travel agency. CR is a beautiful country and I am glad that we could fully appreciate its beauty because we had a great trip planned for us. I cannot recommend geckotrail highly enough!

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    YUval LionJanuary 8, 2020

    I recently returned from an 8 day trip to Costa Rica. I decided on the trip less than a week before I left and contacted Gecko to plan an itinerary. They got back to me quickly and were able to put together a fantastic trip within 24 hours that was also very affordable. The trip itself went very smoothly and was super fun, and Gecko were always there to help if a need arose. Thanks Gecko Trails for a lovely time in Costa Rica, and I recommend them to anyone looking to book a trip to Costa Rica!

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    Laurie RoseNovember 18, 2019

    I want share how excellent Gecko Trails was for my group of friends and I! They handled all our tours and transfers for our 5 different hotels and locations. Their drivers were always on time, great attitude, clean vehicles, awesome and knowledgeable tour guides, and Irene was always quick and helpful with all my questions and changes during planning. I cannot recommend them enough! Thank you for making our trip to Costa Rica so smooth and wonderful!

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    Philip JonesSeptember 6, 2019

    Gecko arranged all transportation around Costa Rica for us (cars, horses, rafting, boats) and everything went very smoothly. The ability to chose our own dates and routes was the initial attraction – the prices were also much better than a full tour booked through operators in the UK. All drivers were on time and very friendly, all connections worked perfectly and everyone had a brilliant time. I would not hesitate to recommend Gecko to any other travellers.
    Lots of helpful emails – always answered promptly.

    Thanks for making our holiday the best ever.

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    Nicki KongAugust 27, 2019

    We have recently returned from the most incredible trip to the wonderful country of Costa Rica. Having booked our flights, I set about researching the country and then, once I had a very rough idea of where we would like to visit, I searched for a travel company to help. I chose Gecko Trails due to their clearly apparent ethos of supporting causes in CR and trusted the many positive reviews. I was not disappointed! From the moment our correspondence started I knew I was in safe hands. Nina suggested a route, hotels, lodges and some excursions. At no time did I feel pressurised and all messages were responded to promptly and efficiently. On arrival in CR, every single moment went to plan and I cannot fault one element of the holiday. After a recovery night in San Jose, we travelled (with friendly, safe driver) to Samara – a chilled out Pacific escape for 4 nights of relaxation. From there we experienced a night walk, hanging bridges and zip lining in Santa Elena (don’t miss out on the wonders of the cloud forest); then the majesty of Arenal volcano (Tabacon was 2 nights of unrivalled luxury); the incredible Tortuguero followed (highlight – watching turtle laying); an exhilarating 2 day raft trip before 5 leisurely nights in Puerto Viejo (Casa Luna). Thank you Nina and all at Gecko Trails. If you, or anyone you know, are considering a trip to Costa Rica you should absolutely seek out this fabulous travel company.

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    Paula MandevilleJune 6, 2019

    We had an amazing time in Costa Rica and Gecho Trail did a wonderful job of helping us organize our trip. It was all very easily done via email. We went to four different areas in Costa Rica and booked numerous excursions. All of our transportation arrived at the exact time they said they would and the drivers were friendly and courteous. The recommended excursions were all a lot of fun. We were given a choice of four or five different hotels in each area we visited and we were able to pick the ones we wanted. All of our hotels were beautiful but affordable. I would highly recommend using Gecho Trail for your Costa Rica trip. They could not have made things any easier for us.

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    JenMay 29, 2019

    Gecko Trails was such a help! We booked our shuttle through the site with so much ease and received correspondences and confirmations right away. There was some construction going on and due to possible delays to the airport we decided to change our shuttle to private transportation to get there on time and Gecko trails made sure that the changes were made for us. The drivers were always on time and very friendly. Highly recommended!!

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    anaMay 12, 2019

    Contraté con geckotrail los transportes para todo mi viaje a Costa Rica y alguna actividad con ellos(ráfting)y no pudo ir mejor. Puntualidad,profesionalidad y todo a la perfección!. Se preocuparon de que todo saliera bien y contactaron conmigo en varias ocasiones para comprobarlo. Muchas gracias!

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    Javier from Spain and Marianne from NorwayApril 30, 2019

    Muy muy agradecidos con el servicio de Gecko Trail para organizar todas las rutas por Costa Rica con servicios de shared shuttle. Hizo que nuestra experiencia fuera mucho más satisfactoria que si hubiéramos tenido que alquilar coche y conducir por todo el país. Además, tuvimos que hacer un cambio en nuestra ruta y la respuesta de la gente de Gecko, incluso siendo un fin de semana y en plena Semana Santa, fue rapidísima y súper efectiva. ¡¡Muchas gracias!!

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    JerryApril 15, 2019

    We just returned from a 9 day trip in Costa Rica and booked most of it through Gecko Trails. It was incredible. Monika was patient with the itinerary scheduling and had great suggestions of locations along the way. We were so impressed by the friendliness and flawless scheduling of pickups and tours. Marcos our tour guide in Monteverde was incredible. His enthusiasm and knowledge made this one of the highlights of the trip. We had an amazing time in CR thanks to Gecko Trails and I would highly recommend them to anyone visiting and needing assistance in itineraries.

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    KamilaJanuary 28, 2019

    I contacted Gecko with my travel plans to Costa Rica and the places I wanted to visit. My friend and I wanted to do our own thing and just have transportation between destinations and hotels arranged.
    Lorena was in contact with me for a number of months and sent me a great itinerary that took care of everything so we didn’t have to search (also my first time in CR so I had no idea where to start).
    All transport and all the hotels were wonderful!
    Lorena stayed in contact via email throughout the whole planning process and I knew I could email her if any issues arose. Thankfully none did! We were so happy with everything! This is a great company to plan a trip with

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    Cyrus and Valerie from CanadaJanuary 5, 2019

    Me and my girlfriend used Gecko Trail for our travel in Costa Rica …… WOW !
    Everything went so well and no shuttle arrived late at our destination. As a result, we were able to accomplish our journey exactly how we wanted it.
    We fully recommend Gecko Trail, they are the best, the most professional and are always here to help if you need to contact them.
    Thank you again for everything !
    Pura Vida !

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    Raimundo MachadoDecember 13, 2018

    We, two couples, just came back from Costa Rica and all our trip, except flights, was booked with Gecko Tours. It included the lodgings, transfers, most of the meals and activities as rafting, diving, bird watching, hiking, you name it. It all just went perfect! Everything was on time, everyone more than friendly and great conditions on all activities. We could not be more pleased with our trip. Only thing that could have made it better was not returning home. Thanks a LOT to Gecko Trails, specially Lorena, and be sure I’ll pass along your contacts to everyone wanting to visit your beautiful country.

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    Rai & Francis from Toronto, CanadaOctober 24, 2018

    My husband and I enjoyed our trop to Costa Rica. It was such a worry-free vacation as everything was booked via Gecko Travel. We have contacted Gecko Travel to plan our trip and they have booked all the transportation transfers, trips/excursions, and accommodations. We are impressed on how on point everything was, from the time of pick up/drop off, all the tour guides and trips and hotels were amazing . Would definitely recommend Gecko Travel to our friends and family.

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    Flavio BarontiAugust 21, 2018

    Hi guys, I just arrived back from a wonderful trip to Costa Rica, and the first comment I want to leave is for Gecko Trail and especially Tamara who has been our guide on the trip to the “Tortuguero” canals.
    We have probably been also very lucky with animals sightseeing, but having Tamara with us would have made it a wonderful day also without the sloth! She has been extremely helpdful and accomodating since our first email exchanges, and having her as a guide, with her perfect Italian, has really been a plus; all her stories and explanations on Costa Rica and on the areas we visited were very interesting and very well told also for our kids. All parts of the day were perfectly organized and greatly exceeded our expectations.
    Finally, also the trip to Panama was perfectly organized and smooth. Thanks again for everything.

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    Irene und FamilieJuly 31, 2018

    Über Umwegen und eher zufällig bin ich für die Organisation unserer individuellen Rundreise auf Gecko-Trail gestossen. Nina meldete sich via Email und später auch per WhatsApp unglaublich hilfsbereit, prompt und zuverlässig. Alle Fragen über Costa Rica, Panama, Nicaragua wurden rasch beantwortet. Durch die Unruhen in Nicaragua stellten wir unsere Reise kurz vor Abflug nochmals um und reisten 5 Wochen durch Panama & Costa Rica. 3 Wochen war ich mit unserer 16-jährigen Tochter alleine unterwegs und 2 Wochen gemeinsam mit meinem Mann. Sämtliche Hotel, Touren und Transfers hat Nina für uns nach unseren Wünschen & Bedürfnisse gebucht. Alle Unterkünfte waren super, sauber und schön gelegen, die Touren abwechslungsreich und die Guides unglaublich freundlich & hilfsbereit. Jeder der vielen Transfer hat ausnahmslos pünktlich geklappt! Die Tour-Guides waren alle englisch-sprechend. Wir hatten Touren dabei die nicht der Norm entsprachen – sondern schlichtweg fantastisch, einmalig und genial waren! Nina hat unsere Reise zu einem unvergesslichen & genialen Erlebnis gemacht – das Pura Vida haben wir voll ausgekostet und die Natur & Menschen dieses Landes unheimlich genossen. Gerne empfehlen wir Nina & die ganze Agentur zu unserer vollsten Zufriedenheit weiter – dies Reise war fantastisch!

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    Veronica EApril 25, 2018

    Frog Costa Rica

    We just got home from a second FLAWLESS Gecko Trail adventure- and beauty-filled trip. Everything from advice to booking to modifications was met with stellar service (thank you Irene and Lorena). Not enough praise can be said for the hotels, transporation, and tour providers suggested by GT. It was a magical trip from beginning to end, and it sure won’t be our last! PURA VIDA!

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    Margreth und RalphApril 24, 2018

    Herzlichen Dank an Gecko Trail (Monika) für die perfekte Planung und Organisation unserer zweiwöchigen Costa Rica-Reise. Wir haben unvergessliche Tage erlebt, eine faszinierende Vielfalt an Pflanzen und Tieren gesehen, dank toller Tourguides (auch via Gecko Trail gebucht) viel Interessantes über das Land, dessen sanften Tourismus, die unterschiedlichen klimatischen Gebiete erfahren. Und letztendlich, wiederum dank einer von Gecko Trial gebuchten City-Tour haben wir sogar noch historisch Wissenswertes über die Hauptstadt San José und deren Kulturgüter, erfahren.
    Monika von Gecko Trail war für uns jederzeit auch während unseres Aufenthaltes erreichbar. Vielen Dank!
    Gecko Trail Costa Rica können wir allen Reisewilligen wärmstens empfehlen.

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    SueMarch 31, 2018

    My friends and I LOVED our trip to Costa Rica!!! It was perfectly tailored, thanks to Irene, to meet our wishes and needs. I would use Gecko Trails again in a heartbeat!

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    john mcculloughMarch 21, 2018

    Thank you Gecko Trail. We had a super holiday in Costa Rica 27 Feb-13 Mar 2018. Your arrangements were 100% successful.

    Loved Costa Rica and its people. Beautiful country and so clean (very little litter). Very friendly people. How proud you must be. One area needs improving though – road signs! No names of settlements and few signs to confirm which road you are on. We don’t use SatNavs and so had several off route adventures – including missing the left turn at Paso Real off Route 2 to San Vito (en route to Wilson) and doing an extra 80km or so. Came back on the correct route and still didn’t spot Paso Real!!!

    Loved Monteverde. Cala Lodge great – wonderful food, room, service, view, wildlife. But hairy driving to Monteverde on the steep, winding dirt roads (OK for me but not for nervous drivers). We got stopped for nearly 2 hours because of roadworks on the 606.
    Loved Arenal. Observatory Lodge room/view/facilities/grounds/wildlife wonderful but food awful – felt it was living on its laurels.
    Great day trip to Cano Negro if you like wildlife (my highlight for that) and don’t mind 5 hours in a bus.
    Would recommend valley of San Gerardo de Dota in Los Quetzales NP to anyone who wants to see Quetzals and complexly out of the way Costa Rica. Dantica Lodge unique. Food great, service v good, views to die for. However, suggest you warn elderly visitors of the 400m or so walk from the reception/restaurant to your room. There are a few other hotels in the valley that might be more suitable for elderly visitors.
    Wilson Botanical Station really interesting and great on-site tours. Very communal feel. Very healthy, well prepared canteen food – lovely atmosphere. Top notch for birdwatchers & gardeners.
    Don’t visit Manuel Antonio if you don’t like crowds!!! Hotel Villa Bosque ideally situated if you do and lovely air conditioned rooms. If, like us, you don’t then drive 40-60km South and visit Hacienda Baru (read Monkeys are made of chocolate first) for the wildlife and no crowds. Also visit a beach or beaches of the Ballena Marine NP. We went to Playa Ballena. Endless sand, lovely shade, surf/swim heaven and never more than 10 people in total.
    We spent our last morning at Hacienda Baru doing the2 km Mangrove Walk on our own – first time anywhere wildlife walk without a guide. saw Cappuchin Monkeys, large and baby Caimans, Coati, Iguanas, Lizards, black squirrels, leaf cutter ants, ‘helicopter’ dragonflies and lots of birds , including 3 Curasows in a tree above us and a blue heron with the adult Caimans.

    Thank you Costa Rica & Gecko Trail!

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    Donna clarkFebruary 21, 2018

    Our trip to Costa Rica was the best ever all made possible by Gecko trail tours. Every detail was done with caring and excellence. We were amazed how everything was so organized and timely and within our price range. Accommodations were great and
    people were always happy and helpful. I Thank Monica for her patience kindness while planning this trip, as I knew very little about Costa Rica .
    It was wonderful

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    Aravind ParameswaranFebruary 17, 2018

    I chose Gecko Trail as my tour agency to arrange everything for my 2-week adventure trip in Costa Rica. The decision was easy considering the values you guys hold and the projects you are involved (animal rescue centers, ecotourism, LGBT friendly and more..). From the first communication, I had a great impression. I was extremely glad to have arranged the entire itinerary with Gecko. Everything was taken care of very well by Monika. I sincerely appreciate her patience in compiling an amazing itinerary through loads of E-mails; ultimately, I had my big wishes fulfilled in Costa Rica, thanks to Gecko Trail.

    On ground, everything went as planned in Costa Rica. I had absolutely no big issues. All tour operators, guides, shuttle services were very very professional, in fact, so friendly, at times, I felt like, I was with a friend (truely Tico nature 🙂
    Without any hesitation, I would be really glad to recommend Gecko trail to anyone and in fact, for my next Costa Rica visit, I know whom to approach!.

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    Heike & DetlefFebruary 7, 2018

    Absolutely fantastic journey perfect travel planning and service and thank you so much !!!
    We traveled to Cost Rica for the first time and used the service & support of Gecko Trail. The itinerary began with a short stay in San Jose, followed by a couple of days at the volcano area El Arenal and a multi-day visit to the Tortuguero National Park. Finally, we were allowed to enjoy a few days beach holiday nearby Puerto Viejo on the southern Caribbean coast. Each stop over was covered by outdoor activities such as e.g. zip lining, hiking, kayaking and riding tours enriched with impressive nature experiences. We have come to know the team of Gecko Trail as a perfect travel partner, characterized by friendliness, professional fast organization and very nice consultance. As well during the trip the tream responded flexibly to our needs and made possible all kinds of travel adaptations. The Hotels Presidente, Arenal Manoa & Hot Springs and Banana Azul hotels were individually chosen to meet our needs and desires. We can already say that this will not be the last trip to Costa Rica with your support !

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    David SheldonJanuary 30, 2018

    Traveling overseas in foreign countries can always be an adventure. Our trip was certainly one. Yes, the unexpected bad weather canceled flights, tours, and the like, but Gecko took care of the aftermath. The staff, all of them, provided timely advice, helped with cancelling things that needed to be canceled, getting us booked anew and simply following up with us to make sure we were alright and our needs were being met. That is what you want from a guide company. I HIGHLY recommend Gecko!!!

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    DianaJanuary 19, 2018

    Monika was super helpful and responsive. She helped us plan an itinerary that worked for our time constraints, budget and interests. All the buses were on time, hotels were beautiful, tours awesome. Thanks for a worry-free trip!

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    BenediktDecember 23, 2017

    Gecko Trail made my vacations!!
    These two weeks was an amazing adventure. I had a great time . The activities scheduled were so much fun. My favorites are Rafting on Rio Pacuare, the tour to Rio Celeste Waterfall and Zip Lining in Monteverde. Perfect choice of hotels. On time transportation. Nice and quick communication with Gecko Trail. They know what you are looking for. 🙂 I can highly recommend Gecko for unforgettable experiences in Costa Rica. PURA VIDAA! Feliz navidad a todos y un prospero año nuevo…

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    Carolyne PriceDecember 17, 2017

    Highly recommend Gecko Trail for first class itinerary planning and fast response times. It was the first time I’d used an overseas agency for organising our whole trip (multiple transfers, accommodations & tours) and felt slightly nervous not being in full control. I needn’t have been. The whole experience was first class with not one single issue and it was so nice to have that stress taken away and managed by someone else. I would have no hesitation in recommending Gecko Trail and will entrust future trips to Costa Rica with them.

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    Stefanie KöhneSeptember 1, 2017

    Ich möchte hier Geckotrail für Ihre super Organsiation und Unterstützung danken. Ich hatte meinen Sohn, 15 Jahre alt, alleine für zwei Monate nach Costa Rica geschickt. Er wollte dort in mehreren Freiwilligenprojekten mitarbeiten und längere Zeit bei einer Familie bei Puerto Viejo leben. Seine Fahrten in Costa Rica, seine Touren ( z.B. die Raftingtour im Pacuare River über Exploradores ) und seinen Hotelaufenhalt am Ende seiner Reise kurz vor dem Abflug hatte ich alles über Geckotrail (Nina ) gebucht. Nina hat mich zu allem super toll beraten und alles absolut zuverlässig organisiert, da ich natürlich schon Angst vor meinem eigenen Mut hatte, mein Kind alleine ein so fernes Land zu schicken. Ich hatte das Gefühl mein Kind bei Geckotrail in den besten Händen zu wissen und konnte mir sicher sein, dass die Empfehlungen von Nina genau zutrafen und für die Bedürfnisse meines Kindes super passten. Auch hatte Nina mehrere Überweisungen an Freiwilligenprojekte für meinen Sohn für mich übernommen und dazu mit den jeweiligen Ansprechpartnern vor Ort alles abgesprochen, so musste mein Kind nicht dauernd mit allzuviel Bargeld in Costa Rica unterwegs sein. Die gesamte Organisation hat seites Geckotrail absolut verlässlich funktioniert und mein Kind hatte dank Geckotrail in Costa Rica eine traumhaft schöne Zeit, von der er ganz begeistert nach Deutschland zurückgekehrt ist.

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    Marta from MadridAugust 16, 2017

    Contactamos con Gecko por recomendación de una amiga que previamente visitó Costa Rica. No nos decepcionó en absoluto! Eramos 5 amigas y no queríamos estar precoupadas por conducir, por lo que contratamos los servicios de transporte de Gecko Lorena fue encantadora, respondió a todas las preguntas que le planteamos y nos ayudó mucho a trazar el itinerario que queríamos seguir. Los coches que nos recogieron estaban muy limpios, llegaban antes de la hora y los conductores eran muy atentos en todo momento. Todas coincidimos en que fue un acierto contactar con Gecko. Destacar su trato amable e incluso, como detalle, muchos coches tenían wifi. Recomiendo 100% y si volviese a Costa Rica, lo cogería de Nuevo sin pensarlo. Gracias Gecko.

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    Virginia McGeheeJuly 13, 2017

    We had a great trip to Costa Rica arranged by Gecko. The Rio Celeste Hideaway was charming and comfortable. La Paloma Lodge was also lovely. The various adventures, including horseback riding, scuba diving, bird watching and hiking, were all terrific. It was a good idea to use the private air charter to get to and from Drake’s Bay, and that worked well. All in all, a really well planned and well executed trip.

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    Brian MilesMay 3, 2017

    Initially, I was unsure if I would do business with this company. I ready good reviews, but I didn’t realize how many services they truly offered. Looking back, I can’t believe I even hesiststed to do business with this company. Everything went perfectly. Flawless trip. Every excursion was properly planned and on time down to the minute. The shuttles even had wifi, which was great. We enjoyed everything. I really appreciate the time the travel agent took to help me arrange the trip. This made me feel very comfortable and ultimately the deciding factor. I value excellent customer service. I highly recommend this company!!!

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    Jeanne HegelApril 20, 2017

    I want to thank Monika and Gecko Trails for the awesome experience in Costa Rica. We planned a three day tour with Gecko upon arriving into San Jose. We toured Tortuguero and went river rafting down the Pacuere River. Our transportation, accommodations, guides, and food were all included. We booked our own accommodations in Playa Chiquita for eight nights after the tour. Then we booked transportation and accommodations with Gecko again from Playa Chiquita to Arenal/La Fortuna for one night before heading to Liberia for our flight back. Monika’s responses to our requests were always quick and she gave us good suggestions for tours that our group would be interested in. Our transportation was always on time, more than comfortable, professional, and the drivers were always safe and accommodating if we wanted to stop along the way. The accommodations were rustic, beautiful, and better than expected. The guides were all easy going, professional, English speaking and informative. And, all the food that was included on our tours were absolutely delicious. This made our trip the most memorable and we loved Costa Rica so much that we will be going back. Thank you again Monika and Gecko for everything.

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    Alicia OvermyerApril 4, 2017

    Wow, What a great week. Loved all the activities Gecko scheduled. Everything ran on time.The hotels were perfect for our family! The whitewater rafting and the ziplines were the family favorites. The last hotel, La Mansion Inn was extremely friendly and family-like atmosphere They included all our needs on the itinerary from sunscreen to type of shoes. Really appreciated how they catered to our families wants and needs. Would totally recommend them to others. They came highly recommended to us!

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    JOEL GRONDINMarch 31, 2017

    I wanted to take the time to thank GECKOTRAIL, especially Monika, and others that have assisted when she was not available, for 5 star service. This company went above and beyond to try and accommodate us before our trip and during our vacation. Everything went smoothly, and they were always there to answer any concerns or last minute changes if needed be. They were provided a list of excursions for our family and quickly responded with a detailed itinerary to accommodate our needs. Our family had an amazing time in Costa Rica and wish this company was world wide to take advantage of such great customer service in ease in our travels. Thank you Monika for an outstanding job! You are the best!

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    Alexis from Sydney, AustraliaMarch 29, 2017

    I honestly cannot recommend this company enough. I have done a much more detailed review on Trip Advisor. You will be really missing out, and most likely adding stress to yourself and you wallet, if you do not use this company. Everything was seamless, every external company they used was the most highly rated for that activity. Thank you for the most incredible trip that gave me the autonomy I wanted but also the safety and diversity of experiences in a short amount of time. Thank you Nina!

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    Greg OvermyerMarch 22, 2017

    The Gecko Trail people were excellent. The trip went exactly as planned. I really enjoyed never having to drive anywhere. The drivers were very courteous and knowledgeable. As well, it was great having everything prepaid so we could get going with the different activities, immediately. The recommendations were very good. The only thing that i would have appreciated, was a little more information on each event. I.E. you will be horseback riding for about an hour, then you will have an opportunity to change into your bathing suit and hike for another 1/2 hour until you ge to the waterfall, where you can swim.

    Again, this was a fantastic trip that my wife, and kids really enjoyed and will never forget!!

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    John and Jackie fron London UKMarch 2, 2017

    Used Gecko Trail for our transportation needs while on holiday in Costa Rica. All vehicles arrived on time,were clean and safe with friendly drivers.
    Would definitely recommend ……Thank you Gecko Trail

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    john rohaleyMarch 1, 2017

    This was a last minute trip and you guys were great setting everything up for me. All activities, hotel and transportation was right on time and organized.
    Thanks John

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    Kathy MeyerJanuary 3, 2017

    Dear Gecko staff,
    You did an amazing job setting up our trip and assisting us while in Costa Rica. Thank you so much. All of the taxi drivers were punctual and helpful, the tours were fun and our lodging was great. I will be happy to recommend you to anyone I know interested in visiting Costa Rica. I just want to express my sincere thanks.

    Best,

    Kathy Meyer

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    John taylorDecember 10, 2016

    We had a fantastic service from gecko travel. I had booked a tour over 16 days and booked four different hotels. I went to gecko for transportation between these hotels. They replied to e mails set up all the transfers and when our plans were disrupted by hurricane Otto they also responded quickly, changed our transport and got us on our way. I cannot speak more highly of their service.

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    kim alegadoNovember 28, 2016

    A friend recommended Gecko Trails and I am happy that I used their services. They booked our hotel, transportation and adventures. Everything we wanted to do in a fixed day trip we were able to. The best feeling was the peace of mind we had and were able to enjoy our trip. Thank you to Nina and Monika.

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    John and LeaAnnOctober 9, 2016

    We booked all our transportation to Bocus Del Toro and back to CR with Geko Trails as well as 3 days in Tourtaguero. We were truly impressed with how smoothly it all went. All the shuttles were on time or early and found us even in some not so easy to find places we stayed.
    The assistance crossing the border into Panama getting to Bocas was fantastic and the Tourtaguero Lodge and tour was great. Only complaint was our tour guide was very knowledgeable but not very friendly at all. We never felt like anyone was comfortable asking him questions.
    We would highly recommend Geko and will use them again if we get the chance to return.

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    GaelleOctober 3, 2016

    I had an amazing time in Costa Rica thanks to Gecko Trail! I really want to thank the team, they are so nice! They planned my trip at the very last minute and everything was perfect! I didn’t have to worry about anything. From Arenal to Puerto Viejo passing by Tortuguero, i really enjoyed. They are so responsive, if you email them, they will respond as soon as possible. You can travel and simply enjoy your vacation! If i go back to Costa Rica I will contact them again 🙂

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    8 Happy CanadiansJuly 14, 2016

    Dear Monika and other Gecko Trailers – wow is all we have to say. Thanks for looking after us.

    For the information of others we have, posted below the (—–) line, the comments on Gecko Trail we posted on Trip Advisor.

    Bottom line – this is a top notch company.

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    We just returned from a trip to Costa Rica. Two families, with four boys aged 9-14. Initially, when planning the trip, we considered booking through a travel agent in our home country (Canada). Reviews of the major outfits were good…but we did wonder if a structured tour was the right fit for our boys. After a bit of digging and based on previous reviews, we decided to contact Gecko Trails.

    Best decision ever!!! We worked (mostly) with Monika (but also with other agents from time to time). They were great. We explained our families, our likes and preferences, etc. They took care of the rest!

    Monika put together a bomb proof itinerary that we fiddled with and, with her help, settled on a week in the mountains an a week on the Pacific coast (Samara). Gecko Trails arranged for our accommodations, transport (two couples, two weeks, four kids and no navigation required = still friends, still couples and still sane) and day trips.

    All were perfectly suited to our families…sure, there were long drives over dodgy roads (without us doing the driving!!!)…but there was also ziplining, hundreds of dolphins, birds and butterflies everywhere, and four very happy boys. After booking a few extra trips for ourselves (which were good, but not great), we also realized that Gecko Trails picked the top notch companies/attractions to book us on. They also, during the trip, altered our itinerary and arranged for refunds (as applicable) when we decided to change things up a bit – on very short notice!!!!

    Cannot say enough good things about them…and we unabashedly recommend them to all who are looking to have a good time in Costa Rica!

    Have fun

    Sincerely,

    8 very happy Canadians

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    Karen PriceJune 8, 2016

    We traveled to Costa Rica May 2016 with extended family ranging from 21 to 89 years. Gecko Trails customized our hotels in San Jose, ground transportation and tours in and around Arenal Volcano and Manuel Antonio. The arrangements were perfect and were executed flawlessly. The Gecko Trails staff were very professional, responsive and knowledgeable. We loved Costa Rica and highly recommend Gecko Trails. Pura Vida!.

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    RosmarieMay 17, 2016

    Gecko Trail hat für uns die wunderschöne, zweiwöchige Rundreise organisiert, Transporte, Hotels, Touren. Alle Fahrer waren pünktlich, die Hotels gut und auch bei den geführten Touren hat alles geklappt.
    herzlichen Dank an Gecko Trail. Falls wir wieder einmal nach Costa Rica kommen sollten werden wir gerne wieder eure Dienste in Anspruch nehmen und euch auch weiter empfehlen.

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    MelanieApril 27, 2016

    Our trip to Costa Rica was absolutely magical! Gecko trail organized everything perfectly, and we loved every minute of our visit. The hotels were great, excursions were so much fun, and transportation picked us up without any problems. My friend and I felt safe and comfortable with the bilingual guides and all the tours that were organized. I would recommend Gecko Trail to everyone planning a visit to Costa Rica. Pura Vida!

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    Rosemarie LippmanApril 23, 2016

    To all our friends at Gecko Trail,
    Thank you so much for helping us plan the perfect trip through your beautiful country. Your website made it easy to plan our visit. The drivers were on time, courteous and knowledgeable. My grand daughter (aged 14) and I are not an experienced travelers, but with your professional help we felt like we had a personal tour guide all along the way. We felt safe and very well accommodated. I can’t thank you enough for making this “grandma and me trip” extra special. Pura Vida!

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    Chantale LauzonApril 22, 2016

    First, I would like to apologize for not having put my comment before today. We returned from Costa Rica on February 15 last. WOW, great travel and country ! We are 4 friends from Quebec. We contacted Gecko Trail for car rental and hotels only. We had already made our itinerary and wanted a professional advice. We made more than 1,500km in 2 weeks. This is Lidieth who recommended us your agency for our bookings. We have only great comments about Gecko Trail. We were served by Monika and she perfectly met our needs. Always listening and attentive to our requests, the 5 hotels that she had recommended and reserved were just perfect. In no time we were disappointed, everything was up to our expectations. Email exchanges were fast and quality service was exceptional. I highly recommend Gecko Trail without hesitation. Thank you for allowing us to make a dream trip. We had chance to meet Lidieth during our trip. Hope the next time, we will be able to see Monika to thank her to help us in organizing our wonderful trip. Chantale, Lucien, Céline and Richard

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    STEVE MONAGHANApril 6, 2016

    Gecko Trail booked our whole trip – we told them what we were looking for, gave them a budget and they had everything. lined. up. Saved so much time out of looking for yourself. From the hotels to the adventures, everything went like clockwork. Happy every step of the way! Thanks Irene!

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    Judy FeredayApril 1, 2016

    Our trip was fantastic. All tour directors and transportation arrived before or on the scheduled time. The only exception to this was our arrival at San Jose airport. We waited an hour for our driver. Someone else showed up in the drivers place with our name on the sign, and then the driver showed up with our name on a sign. When we got in the van, the first person asked for a tip. This seemed a little fishy.

    All tours were excellent, and hotels were excellent.

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    LouiseMarch 22, 2016

    We love Gecko Trail! Every time we visit CR we book our hotel and transportation through Gecko Trail. Drivers are always on time, friendly and helpful. Accommodation is reasonably priced and unique, clean and usually very central. I recommend Gecko Trail to anyone visiting CR. They know the country well. They check out the hotels they represent and make sure that your itinerary is organized and confirmed. The Gecko agents are friendly and helpful. Everyone is there to make sure your trip is an excellent experience.

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    Laurie DenisonMarch 11, 2016

    The trip was fantastic! Gecko did an incredible job arranging activities, accommodations, and transportation. It was the trip of a lifetime. I will review your service on trip advisor.

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    CinziaMarch 7, 2016

    Great time! Two weeks full of adventure! 29.12.2015/12.01.2016
    Monika was very kind and helpfull during the organization but also during the vacation!
    We have done a very customized tour! Tortuguero- Arenal-Monteverde-Manuel Antonio with zip line, canyoning, horses … And a very special time in Cordovado!

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    Stefaan DeweerdtMarch 6, 2016

    Man in Costa Rica

    We booked a holiday for 2 weeks in this beatifull country. Gecko trail oranised everything ; hotels, pick ups, guiding tours and excusrions ; everything was perfectly organised, picks ups where Always strictly on time, in comfort vans. Hotels were from good choise. Support was Always available and quick. Tours and guides were good and intersting. We saw the most beatifull things and we had a good time. Gecko trail did for us a perfect job.

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    jan tynanFebruary 29, 2016

    Had a lovely holiday in Costa Rica. Delighted with all the travel arrangements suggested and arranged for us. Everybody was courteous and the time keeping was very accurate. Impressed by efficiency and also speed in response to our questions. Found emails a very good way to communicate. Will happily recommend your team at the office and your operatives to all.
    many thanks Jan and Paul

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    Daniela bucciFebruary 25, 2016

    Ciao …il viaggio il costa Rica è. Andato benissimo….alberghi, orari, personale…tutto ok…grazie x la disponibilità e professionalità degli organizzato ri della agenzia Geko

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    Grace MerliniFebruary 22, 2016

    I just came back from a 14 day visit to Costa Rica. My friend and I really enjoyed our trip , the hotels, tranfers and excursions were all well organized by Gecko Trail. We decided to go to this country last minute and Gecko Trail in a very short time put together a great itinerary suited for us. All went very smoothly, I’d like to thank Monica and Nina for their kindness and great help in making it possible.

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    Wolfgang RuebenachFebruary 17, 2016

    Hi, I booked two tours with Gecko Trail. The service by Gecko Trail was absolutely superb. The tours were well organized and the hotels were great. On my next visit in Cost Rica Gecko Trail is back in any case. Thank you.

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    Torsten KummetzFebruary 14, 2016

    Wir benötigten für unsere Reise einige Transfers von A nach B während unseres Costa Rica Urlaubs und fragten diese bei einigen Veranstaltern an. Lediglich Gecko Trail hat uns ein detailliertes Angebot vorlegt, welches wir dann auch zu unserer vollsten Zufriedenheit nutzen konnten. Die Autos waren pünktlich , einige Fahrer haben uns während der Fahrt wissenswertes über ihr Land erzählt und so waren das rundum gelungene Trips – bis auf die “Bumpy Roads” vielleicht hä, hä …
    Fazit : sehr empfehlenswert.

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    Tatiana, PolandFebruary 10, 2016

    I used Gecko Trail to plan and organize a trip through Costa Rica for 5 persons in January 2016. Everything was perfect and on time. Monika and all team were very helpful and flexible, especially when our flight to San Jose was delayed and we needed to re-organize our trip schedule, change some booking etc. Thanks a lot!

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    JP ShieldsFebruary 4, 2016

    We had the best time! And it was all thanks to Gecko! Really great suggestions and accommodations throughout our journey to Costa Rica. The only mistake made was that I screwed up a departure time for a shuttle. Thanks again for all your help. Pura Vida!

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    Cala MillisJanuary 31, 2016

    We booked our honeymoon through Gecko Trail, and were so impressed and happy that we did! They were so flexible with letting us customize things, everything was perfect. Everything was taken care of, from transfers to tours, and it was so nice to relax and not worry about details on an itinerary. Everyone we met through the tour companies were professional and very friendly, I would HIGHLY recommend using Gecko Trail to plan your trip! One of our tours got cancelled last minute, and they promptly contacted us and offered us a variety of replacement tours, as well as a reimbursement for the tour that was cancelled. They were absolutely wonderful to work with.

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    Jay MonroeJanuary 26, 2016

    Gecko Trail did a FANTASTIC job planning my vacation! I will definitely use them again!!

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    Ingrid WeimersJanuary 19, 2016

    We are super happy with Gecko Travels. We wanted a real adventure in Costa Rica, but were also a bit overwhelmed at the amount of choice, and the travel cross country that we would have to do. Costa Rica’s coast-to-coast package was brilliant. It was completely customizable, and we ended up adding quite a few things to it. It meant that all transfers were taken care of the and the trip went off without a hitch. We had one issue, but that was dealt with very promptly by Gecko who seem to answer emails all hours of the day. Couldn’t recommend them more.

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    Jennifer LuJanuary 15, 2016

    I had a great time between 12/17/2015 and 12/27/2015. I booked Tortuguero/Pacuare Combo Tour (3 day/2 night package) and all transportation with Gecko Trail. Geck Trail makes my 10-day trip very smooth, I highly recommend their service – responsive and considerate!

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    Tony HaydenJanuary 13, 2016

    My fiance’ and I recently completed an 11 day trip to Costa Rica booked through Gecko Trail. We could not have been more pleased. We had a fairly complicated itinerary with several location changes and several excursions from San Jose to Quepos to Arenal to Puerta Viejo and back to San Jose. Everything went perfectly. Every scheduled pick up, whether for a transfer or an excursion, was right on time. Every reservation was made, every location was great, every person was amazong. I’m serious when I say there was NOT ONE SINGLE ISSUE in 11 days!! The logistics were complicated and I’m glad I didn’t have to do them. Do yourself a favor and let Gecko Trail arrange your trip.

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    silvia magnoniJanuary 10, 2016

    We are back home…thinking about aour fantastic trip to Costa Rica!
    the planning and organization of activities, hotels and shuttles was excellent. Nina, our counselor was really professional and patient, giving us many options and advice the hotel were all super, especially Hotel Mandarina in Manuel Antonio. There is a fantastic swimmingpool in tne middle of the raining forest and very confortable accomodation. The place was so special that my boyfriend chose it for asking to marry him!
    we appreciate vey much the sailing tour in manuel ant., the sky trak..very scary! and the tour in the natural reserve (manuel and monteverde)
    The hot spring at The spring resort was faboulous! just a pity that we spent there only few hours..i think it’s worth to spend the all day there..it’s very big to visit and it s plenty of activity to do. The place is very relaxing ! what we didn’t like very much was the dinner. the quantity was not enough and the dessert disgusting. We both left all the dessert. probably they give us the dessert of the day before..anyway It’s not the dinner you expect in a 5 stars hotel where a little bottle of water costs 8 dollars.
    hanging bridge in arenal is nice, but there is also a good opportunity in monteverde, so that you can save time if you do it together with sky trek,
    Shuttles and private cars are perfect. The organization about transport is very relaxing, because the drivers are very friendly and on time.
    Gecko trails has got a good reputation in costa rica. I advice it very much! thanks Nina. We appreciate very much your support! We will go back for another vacation in the eastern coast of costa rica when we will be a family. the country is very safe and people friendly. with Gecko of course!
    Best regards-
    Silvia and Gabriel

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      Nina NeidhartJanuary 11, 2016

      Dear Silvia and Gabriel
      Wow, what great news! Congratulations to both of you! I am so glad that you had a fantastic time in Costa Rica and thank you very much for your lovely feedback. It has been a pleasure to assist you with your trip planning and should you come back to Costa Rica with your children, please let us know. It would be an honour to take care of your family vacation 🙂
      All the best,
      Nina

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    Helena und Nils , DeutschlandJanuary 8, 2016

    Auf der Suche nach einer geeigneten Rundreise bin ich auf Gecko Trail gestoßen. Meine Anfrage wurde umgehend und ausführlich von Monika auf deutsch beantwortet. Wir haben dann Hotels, Shuttles und ein paar Ausflüge über Gecko trail gebucht. Die Hoteltipps waren alle super und sehr ordentlich. Wir haben keine schlechten ERfahrungen mit einem der Hotels gemacht. Die Shuttles waren immer alle pünkltich, die Fahrer nett und hilfsbereit. Alle Fragen, die ich im Vorfeld hatte, hat mir Monika immer zeitnah beantwortet und wenn sie mal frei hatte, hat mir Nina sofort zurückgeschrieben. Ein super Service, ich war echt begeistert! Auch Fragen generell zu Costa Rica wurden mir ausführlich und sehr freundlich von Monika beantwortet. Die gebuchten Ausflüge waren auch alle super organisiert und wir hatten jedesmal einen englisch-sprachigen Reiseführer. Am besten war der Tipp mit dem Kochkurs in La Fortuna, den kannten nichtmal die einheimischen Touragenturen 😉 Man bekommt hier also auch gute Touren angeboten, die nicht dem Standardprogramm entsprechen, das fand ich toll. Alles in allem hat sich Monika sehr viel Mühe gemacht, einen ausführlichen Plan für uns erstellt und war stets für Fragen da und sehr freundlich. Ich kann Gecko Trail nur weiterempfehlen und wir hatten dadurch eine wirklich wunderbare erste Reise nach Mittelamerika und würden auf jedenfall wiederkommen:-)

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    Heather Blevins from Vienna, USADecember 10, 2015

    Top Notch Service
    My family and I just returned from Costa Rica, and we chose Gecko Trail Adventures to assist us with our transport to and from San Jose Airport (to Punta Uva). We were traveling with a toddler, so it’s no easy feat! 😉 Gaelle, Lorena, and others at Gecko Trail provided TOP NOTCH service and were so incredibly helpful from the moment I contacted them. They seemed to be available ALL the time and responded to my inquiries so incredibly quickly -always answering the question I had. I can’t say enough good things about this company – I would use them again and again and again. And my husband and I will be recommending this company to all of our friends who plan on traveling to Costa Rica. You all provided THE BEST costumer service I have ever have – across the board. THANK YOU!

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    Joe from New York, USANovember 25, 2015

    Costa Rica Honeymoon
    We booked our honeymoon through Gecko Trail Costa Rica. We started off with their recommendation of Pacuare Lodge which was amazing and ended it with a great stay at The Springs Resort in Arenal. There was a hiccup in our trip since we booked a hotel that we didn’t like but Ernesto and Nina were FANTASTIC in helping us rebook our honeymoon. In a few hours they re-arranged our itinerary and recommended a beautiful resort that we loved. Their customer service is outstanding. We absolutely will work with them on our next visit!

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    Jane JohnsonNovember 23, 2015

    We had a last-minute opportunity for a weekend getaway at the end of our Costa Rica trip and Gecko Trail were very helpful on live chat and responsive on email, speedily putting together a package of transfers to Monteverde, accommodation, zip lining, night and coffee tours. All went very smoothly, we would highly recommend Gecko Trail Adventures.

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    Jon Barbero from Marbella EspañaNovember 10, 2015

    Contratamos con ellos un pack por toda Costa Rica durante 18 dias. Nos recomendaron a la perfección sobre los hoteles de cada lugar, transportes y todos los tours y opciones para hacar en cada destino. Tuvimos contacto en todo momento, rapidos en contestar cualquier duda. Fue fácil hablar con ellos via mail desde España y Costa Rica, teniendo en cuenta la diferencia horaria. Muy profesionales. Fue un viaje increíble, sin ningún retraso de ningún tipo. Una experiencia inolvidable. Queremos dar las gracias a todo el equipo de Gecko, que nos han facilitado tanto las cosas. Especialmente agradecidos a Monika y Lidieth que nos ayudaron hace 1 año a planificar todo, con la desgracia de tener q suspender el viaje por un problema familiar grave. Nos ayudaron con todas las cancelaciones y el consiguiente reembolso del viaje. De verdad agradecidos por todo. Finalmente retomamos el viaje para este año y pudimos contar también con la ayuda de Lorena y Ernesto. Igualmente de satisfactorio.
    Un abrazo y todo el equipo se merecen lo mejor. 100 x 100 Recomendable

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    Kathryn from Washington, DCSeptember 9, 2015

    A fantastic adventure!
    We used Gecko to book our recent trip to the Caribbean coast, and it was wonderful! Every day was an amazing adventure, from zip lining to white water rafting to hiking in the rainforest. And it was so much less stressful knowing where we were being picked up, when, and what we had to wear. I highly recommend Gecko!

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    Bernd from DeustchlandSeptember 7, 2015

    Ich hatte die Empfehlung über Gecko Trail unsere Costa Rica Reise ( 2 Wochen Rundreise; 1 Woche Playa Samara) im August 2015 zu buchen, von einer Arbeitskollegin erhalten. Ich muss sagen, zwischen der ersten Kontaktaufnahme im Januar 2015 bis zum Ende unserer Reise im August 2015 waren wir bestens von Monika von Gecko Trail beraten und betreut. Monika hatte uns den Transport, die Unterkünfte für uns ( 2 Erwachsene und 3 Jungs) genau nach unseren Vorstellungen ausgesucht, mit uns Rücksprache gehalten, Optionen aufgezeigt und dann zuverlässig gebucht. Alle Unterkünfte waren tiptop, die Transporte mit einem Minivan immer pünktlich und super organisiert. Der Kontakt ging meistens über e-mail und wir haben immer umgehend Antworten (in deutscher Sprache) auf unsere Fragen bekommen. Ich kann Gecko trail und insbesondere Monika sehr empfehlen. Schade, dass es zu einem gemeinsamen Kaffeeklatsch in Monteverde nicht geklappt hat :-). Vielen Dank nochmals für deine Mühe, Monika. Die Reise nach Costa Rica wird für uns 5 immer ein unvergessliches Erlebnis bleiben. Bernd

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    Kristen from Cherry Hill, USAJuly 19, 2015

    We booked our honeymoon through gecko trail and had an INCREDIBLE trip. Everything went perfectly from all of the transports to all of the activities. We were in costa rica for 12 days, did an activity every single day and travelled around to 5 different places. We would absolutely recommend using gecko trail to anyone else planning on traveling to costa rica!

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    Jullisa from BahamasJune 14, 2015

    Flawless
    We booked most of our transportation and tours through Gecko and everything went flawless.

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    Eric Cavanagh from CanadaMay 11, 2015

    Awesome vacation
    I had an amazing time while in Costa Rica – Apr 19-28. It was great getting up and knowing that everything had been taken care of. the hotels were great, the transportation was good and the day trips were amazing. I can’t wait to come back and experience more of, what Costa Rica has to offer. I have recommended Costa Rica, and Gecko Trail Adventures to all my friends, and anyone else I talk to about my vacation. I have uploaded some,of my photos and am working on getting my zip line and river drift videos uploaded on my google drive. Here is the link.

    Thanks again for an amazing vacation.

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    Maryellen from Southern California, USAMay 5, 2015

    Great Experience
    We worked with Gecko Trail Adventures for our spring break in March of 2015. They were fantastic. They helped us determine what adventures and excursions would best meet our needs. We were traveling with our six year old daughter and were concerned with the specifics of hikes, white water rafting,snorkeling and zip lining adventures. Gecko answered all our questions and put us completely at ease. Their drivers were always prompt and extremely helpful. We always felt very safe. The entire process was stress free and was handled and paid for before we left the US. At one point we determined we had overbooked the vacation and just needed a day to relax. I sent Ernesto an email (the day before the excursion) to cancel. I was fully prepared to pay the entire amount as I had broken the contract agreement. Ernesto and Gecko Trail advocated for us with the company and we received a 50% refund (which we didn’t even ask for). They went above and beyond. I would recommend this group to anyone traveling to Costa Rica.

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    Luc from UKMay 3, 2015

    Many thanks to Ernesto who put together a great itinerary for us in a short time for our first visit to Costa Rica in March.
    I found the online chat facility very useful and was impressed by how quickly Ernesto would get back to us.
    Costa Rica did not disappoint at all.
    Everything was easy,transport was on time (even early sometime!) Some of the transit vans could have been a bit more comfortable but we survived them ok! We went on many tours, highlights were the Monteverde Sky Walk, the horse riding to La Fortuna waterfall, seeing the quetzal in the Curi Cancha reserve.
    Rafting down the Pacuare river was out of this world.
    Can’t wait to return and explore other areas of CR.
    Highly recommend Gecko Trail.

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    Alvin Leibel from CanadaApril 22, 2015

    Gecko Trail Adventures!!
    We booked our trip to Costa Rica in March 2015 for the second time with Gecko Trail. Both times the booking was very easy to do and we appreciated the attentiveness of Monika and Natalie!! All transportation from airport to hotel to puerto viejo etc was as expected and on time. Thanks for choosing Casa Renada for our stay in Puerto Viejo.(It was an awesome place!) Would definately recomend your service to anyone!! Thanks again!

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    Astrid from DeutschlandApril 16, 2015

    2-Tagestrip nach Tortuguero
    Der 2-Tagestrip von San Jose zum Tortuguero Nationalpark und danach Transfer von Tortuguero nach Puerto Viejo war sehr gut organisiert.

    Wir wurden pünktlich in unserem Hotel in San Jose morgens abgeholt, die Busfahrt wurde durch eine Frühstückspause in einer privaten Farm unterbrochen, die sehr schön gelegen war, gutes Essen geboten hat und sehr sauber war. Der nette Gärtner zeigt den Gästen auch wilde Tiere, die sich auf der Farm aufhalten, z.B. hatte er einen Blue-Jeans-Frosch und ein Faultier entdeckt, während wir da waren.

    Pünktlich geht die Fahrt weiter, der Reiseleiter erzählt viel über Land und Natur und informiert ausführlich über die Möglichkeiten im Tortuguero Nationalpark und das geplante Programm.

    Die 1,5-stündige Bootsfahrt (inkl. Gepäck) durch die Flussarme bis zur Lodge ist großartig und man bekommt schon mal einen ersten Eindruck.

    Die Aninga-Lodge ist ein absolutes Highlight! Die Zimmer sind sehr geschmackvoll eingerichtet, die Anlage wunderschön, das Essen lecker und geschmackvoll.

    Auf der Bootsfahrt in den frühen Morgenstunden hat unser Guide ein gutes Auge für die Tiere im Urwald bewiesen und uns zahlreiche Vögel, Schildkröten, Affen und Kaimane gezeigt.

    Nach dem ausführlichen Frühstück wurden wir wieder abgeholt und sind dann zunächste nach der Bootstour in einem großen “Sammelbus” wieder bis zu der Farm vom Hinweg gefahren, um dort Mittag zu essen (Buffet). Von dort ging es in einem kleineren Bus (9 Personen) mit 2 weiteren Mitreisenden nach Puerto Viejo. Unterwegs hat der Fahrer netterweise einen kurzen Fotostop am Containerhafen in Limon eingelegt.

    Die gesamte Tour war super und wir würden jederzeit wieder mit Gecko-Tours reisen.

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    Sarah from CanadaApril 9, 2015

    Our trip was amazing! Yeiling at Gecko was extremely helpful and flexible with our itinerary requests. All of our tours went off exactly as described and were on time with pick ups and drop offs. The tours were so much fun! I hope we find ourselves back in Costa Rica again, and when we do we will be calling Gecko!

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    Ami Argaman from Silver Spring, MarylandApril 7, 2015


    More than satisfactory
    Our decision to go with GECKO certainly paid off. Monika was extremely helpful and insightful in designing our itinerary, and was instrumental in rescheduling everything when on a very short notice we had to postpone it by six weeks. Our rides and tours came to pick us up (almost) on time as scheduled, the hotels were comfortable and everybody was friendly. Warmly recommended!

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    Jan SHarples from BrisbaneApril 1, 2015

    Reply to Torrenguerro
    The organisation of our trip by Gecko was fine and went well.
    However we would not recommend to go to Torrengeurro. Firstly we were the only travellers who only took the correct weight and our boat on return was overloaded. We did not take our tripods which were necessary for a later part of our journey. No one worried about the luggage at all. Disappointing and spoilt by hundreds of tourists in boats up and down canals.

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    Tracy Armstrong from CanadaMarch 29, 2015

    Gecko Travel more than met our expectations. Ernesto responded to emails and questions promptly and in great detail. We booked several transport options through them at what seems like a very reasonable fee. Playa Grande to Montevede to Arenal to Puerto Viejo to Tortuguero to San Jose. All worked smoothly and on time.
    Two adventure transports…horse riding. from Monteverde to Arenal and rice rafting from Arenal to Puerto Viejo were highlights and recommended. We will be suggesting the use of this company to friends and family as it was seamless

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    Olivia Kulisz from Bloomfield, NJMarch 16, 2015

    great trip
    Thank you Gecko Trail. We had a good trip. All our transit and tours were on time. All drivers and tour guides were nice and friendly.

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    Kim W. from New York, USAMarch 16, 2015

    Thank you Lideith, Ernesto, and a special thank you to Lorena for creating the PERFECT itinerary on such short notice! Everything went smoothly and the activities planned exceeded our expectations! We had an amazing time and Costa Rica is a beautiful country — we have YOU to thank for that! Our first trip is definitely not going to be the last! Pura Vida!

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    Christy from ColoradoMarch 3, 2015

    Gecko Trails did a fantastic job with every aspect of our girl’s trip. All logistics were seamless and exceeded our expectations. Thanks to all of you for the great memories.

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    Claudia Kozicki from ArgentinaMarch 2, 2015

    Viue ajamos en febrero de este año desde Argentina. Nos resultó una experiencia muy linda. Organizamos el viaje por mail , pudiendo elgir hoteles , itinerio etc, asesorados por Yeiling de Gecko. El presupuesto fue bastante accesible , hoteles , servicios y las excursiones que contratamos muy buenas. El servicio es confiable. Agradecemos la atención!Claudia y Aldo

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    Jesper Dall-Hansen from SwedenFebruary 26, 2015

    I can only join the others in saying that our trip was perfect in so many ways. Thank you Ernesto and the others at the office that helped us plan the trip. Everything went smooth except from the last ride from Sierpe to San Jose. But all the others were right on time. Great hotels too. Pura vida!

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    Meghan from Chicago, IL, USAFebruary 17, 2015

    We had a great honeymoon!
    Yeiling at Gecko Trails was very helpful and responsive, helping to make our 13 day honeymoon a success! We were able to create a custom package with multiple transfers, and everything went smoothly! The shuttles were always on time, the hotels were well informed that it was our honeymoon (a nice surprise!), and Yeiling helped us to change our itinerary and book a short flight (in place of a shuttle) while we were already in the country. We highly recommend their services! We had a great experience with Gecko Trail. Pura Vida!

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    Philip Rohrbough from San FranciscoFebruary 2, 2015

    Perfect vacation in paradise!
    Hola Ernesto. We arrived in San Francisco last night after a great trip to Costa Rica. I just want to say that everything worked perfectly… The rides were on time, hotels very good (especially Villa Roca), tours excellent. It was a great way to see your country.. Lots of independence, but little hassle… Thanks for making this possible…

    Philip Rohrbough and Mike Gorman

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    Joseph Zari from Boston, USAJanuary 30, 2015

    Gecko ensured we enjoyed our visit to Costa Rica. Gecko facilitated by reserving most of our transfers and activity package. Monika and Nina were prompt and pleasant in their emails. Gecko were responsive to all questions we had and provided sufficient information to help us make our decision. Costa Rica is must visit!! Pura Vida!

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    IvonneJanuary 20, 2015

    Viajé en shuttle desde Bocas hasta San José y quedé muy satisfecha con el servicio brindado. Los felicito y espero que continuen así.

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    Sarah from GermanyJanuary 20, 2015

    Wir durften einen wunderschönen Traumurlaub in Costa Rica verbringen , der auch dank der großartigen Organisation von Gecko Trail unvergesslich war! Vielen Dank dafür- auch für die Geduld, nachdem wir mehrmals Änderungswünsche an der Reiseroute vorgenommen hatten.
    Unsere Rundreise führte uns von Tortuguero ( Tortuga Lodge: das beste, schönste und serviceorientierteste Hotel welches ich je erlebt habe )über Cahuita ( unbedingt das Jaguar Rescue Centre in Puerto Viejo besuchen!!! ) , La Fortuna, Monteverde, Manuel Antonio zum Abschluss zur Drake Bay . Ich war zunächst etwas beunruhigt, ob alles inkl. Mietwagen, Inlandflügen und Transporten klappen würde wie geplant -aber alles verlief reibungslos!
    Vielen Dank nochmal an die nette Unterstützung dieser Traumroute in einem Traumland- ihr seid die Besten und ich würde euch jederzeit weiterempfehlen!! 🙂

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    Paul from London, UKJanuary 13, 2015

    Top bespoke tour from Gecko
    An excellent bespoke tour designed for us who had no idea what the wonders of Costa Rica were. A balanced trip with all the main sights and not filled with unnecessary trips. From landing in San Jose and departing 14 days later, every meet, tour and stay operated like clock work. Ernesto is a top agent and if you are LGBT trvaller and looking for a real expert look no further than Gecko

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    Michael Trovela from New York, NY USADecember 15, 2014

    Thank you Ernesto and the rest of the Gecko Team for putting together a fabulous itinerary!

    The bookings, from hotels to flights between San Jose, Arenal and Manuel Antonio, were handled efficiently. We especially loved our stay at La Maison in Manuel Antonio and the Volcano Inn in Arenal. Hotel staff were friendly and the tour guides were knowledgeable of the beautiful ecosystem.

    I would definitely book with you guys again!

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    Kate from New York CityDecember 10, 2014

    Fantastic service and a great time!
    Thank you so much for coordinating an amazing rafting trip and helping make our trip to Costa Rica a success.

    Prior to contacting Gecko Trails I was struggling with how to get from Arenal to Tamarindo and was going to have to stay in San Jose for one night. Gecko Trails came to me with a suggestion and solution that allowed my husband and I to make the most of our time in CR by putting us in a different rafting trip that took us to Tamarindo from Arenal… no need for a wasted night in the city!

    I will definitely use Gecko Trail again for my next trip!

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    Ashley Barber from USANovember 24, 2014

    Gecko Trails is Amazing!
    I couldn’t be happier with the prompt service I received from several staff members and their patience when I continued to change my mind throughout the whole planning process! Thank you for such a great experience!

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    Ryan PetersOctober 26, 2014

    Thank you, especially to Lidieth, she put in an amazing amount of time putting our itinerary together and changing it every time I had a whim! Our trip was fantastic due to the wonderful work behind the scenes by Gecko Trail. From the shuttles to the hotels to the day trips; everything was perfect for our trip. Gecko staff was available when we had a hiccup in our travel to Costa Rica and made accommodations for us as needed. Their charges were below all of the other trip companies and I would absolutely recommend them again!

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      Robert C. McNair from Tampa, FLJanuary 20, 2015

      GECKO – best staffing and planners
      The reason I have traveled 4 times to Costa Rica with Gecko Trails.
      Excellent people.
      Pura vida.

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    Lidia from Málaga, SpainOctober 7, 2014

    Thanks for the service and friendliness. It was a great trip thanks to you. We will recommend Gecko Trail Adventures!

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    Doris Pradieu from New York, USAOctober 7, 2014

    Best team
    I Can’t even begin to thank the staff at Gecko trails. Lideith, Monika and Ernesto went above and beyond to book our trip. I gave them less than 2 weeks and our interests to create an itinerary for a 7 day trip to Costa Rica, and I must say they pulled off the impossible. All the hotels recommended were great, the tours were all fun and exciting. They even booked our shuttles from San Jose to Peurto Viejo, PV to Arenal and Arenal to San Jose. I was able to request revision to the itinerary while I was on the trip and they still were accommodating. They indeed make visiting Costa Rica very easy. Pura Vida

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    Pilar from London, UKOctober 6, 2014

    Eficiencia y amabilidad describen muy bien los servicios de Gecko.
    Tengo que decir que antes de decidir utilizar los servicios de Gecko, contactamos con algunos otros tour operadores locales y…nada que ver con Gecko.