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    BrigittaMay 28, 2024

    Es war alles super organisiert, tolle Unterkünfte gebucht. Automiete klappte hervorragend, Transfers alles geklappt
    Immer wieder werden wir über euch buchen und euch empfehlen

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    Nele KülskeApril 26, 2024

    Wir haben zwei Wochen in Costa Rica verbracht und ausser den Flügen alles von Nina planen lassen. Ihre Vorschläge für Route, Hotels und Aktivitäten waren von Anfang an sehr gut. Auch als wir die gesamte ( bereits fertige ) Planung nochmals komplett ändern mussten hat das Nina mit grossem Engagement in Angriff genommen und zu unserer vollsten Zufriedenheit umgesetzt. Es hat alles super geklappt. Transfers, Hotels und Aktivitäten waren gebucht und haben auch, bis auf eine Ausnahme, pünktlich stattgefunden. Der eine Ausflug welcher nicht ganz glatt lief war aber nicht die Schuld von GeckoTrail sondern des Veranstalters. Nina hat sich aber nach unserer WhatsApp an sie sofort gekümmert und eine Stunde später stand unser Guide für eine Private Tour vor dem Hotel.
    Wir können GeckoTrail absolut empfehlen und werden bei unserem nächsten Besuch in Costa Rica wieder auf die Erfahrung von Nina und dem gesamten Team bauen. Pura Vida!

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    Veronica SusaniApril 21, 2024

    Gecko trails helped us organise our wonderful two weeks’ tour of this amazing country and we would recommend their services to anyone: they were efficient, readily available for suggestions and practical help and promptly assisting us even during the trip itself (when the internal flight changed time, for example.) Thanks again, Monika!

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    Tony ZempMarch 23, 2024

    Unsere Ferien in Costa Rica werden wir sicher nie vergessen.
    Moni hat unsere Rundreise organisiert mit Hotels, Ausflügen, Auto und alles was sonst noch anfiehl in Costa Rica.
    Wir waren sehr zufrieden mit allem, hatten nur etwas Pech mit dem Wetter. Aber wir waren ja fast fünf Wochen in Costa Rica und wurden dann doch noch belohnt mit Sonnenschein ohne Ende.
    Vielen lieben Dank an Moni wo alles organisiert hat. Wir können Gecko Trail nur sehr empfehlen. Tony, Claudia, Helena und Albert

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    Ivan and LenoreMarch 6, 2024

    Thanks to Nina for organising our near three week trip to Costa Rica. All the hotels were excellent value and transport between each destination was on time everytime. We had a great time and the faultless organisation meant we could relax and enjoy the wildlife and beautiful scenery of Costa Rica. Highly recommend Gecko Trail and Nina in particular if you are interested in creating you own bespoke holiday in Costa Rica.

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    LyraMarch 3, 2024

    Excellent resource for planning activities in Costa Rica.

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    MartaDecember 12, 2023

    Gecko Trail was recommended by a colleague who’s used them in the past.
    From the beginning, Monika, was incredibly helpful: I sent her a suggested itinerary and asked several opinions for transport options and what we could do for tours, I was planning to organize myself the tripp for quite a while and I wasn’t capable of managing some stuff by myself such as transfers and required days for each place we were wisshing to see.

    Monika went above and beyond to arrange all our request in term of the itinerary and the timeline, and suggested even some activites that we didn’t think of, that at the end of the day became some of the highligths of our tripp.

    Everything Gecko booked was perfect – all the shuttles were reliable and trustworthy with amazing service and the tours were great. Monika also checked up on us while we were on holiday and in the couple of cases we had some incomprehentions with an hotel and a shuttle (not the hotel faults or the shuttle, btw) she stepped in and managed everything on our behalf letting us enjoy our activities while she sorted out the issues.

    Last but not least, I choose their service after consulting other tour operators as well and their offer was the most competitive (with similar activities proposed) but also the offer that respected the most our spirit in a holidy.
    I felt understood and well take care of and I was ready to enjoy the tripp without any worry.

    I wish they woud cover other destionations in central america as well so that I could use their service once again.

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    Kina EagerNovember 6, 2023

    Gecko Trail was recommended by a friend of mine. He has used the company several times in the past. This was my first time ever using something like a travel agency and especially not one from another country. I prefer to try to schedule specific activities according to my preference of how I would like for my trip to flow. With all of that being said Gecko Trail did not let me down and I am sooo happy that there were able to help with my vacation. Tamara was great! Very prompt, professional, and accommodating. She would give me feedback throughout the entire process. The process was very well organized and practically effortless. She literally booked and scheduled everything for us. The activities, transportation, and hotel accommodations were all completed. The trip was a weeklong and I never had to contact a vendor or hotel for anything. Everywhere I was supposed to be I was met with someone who was expecting us and had everything arranged accurately. Also, I was happy to hear that she personally recommended some of the activities and locations. I am very impressed and completely satisfied. I totally recommend Gecko Trail and will definitely book with them on the next trip. I am grateful for everything they did to help me celebrate my birthday!

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    MONICA ALDENISeptember 11, 2023

    We returned to Italy with beautiful memories of Costa Rica and our vacation.

    Many compliments for the excellent support and organization, both in the choice of accommodations (Arco Iris Lodge in Monteverde and Vulcano Arenal Villa) and in the proposed tour (Tortughero Park).

    It will certainly be our concern to inform your agency to those who ask us for an opinion to organize a trip to Costa Rica.

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    Flavia FaviniSeptember 10, 2023

    We have organized our holiday with the support of Monika (trips and transfers). Great experience. The mini-bus were always in time, the tourists guides very experienced and they gave us a lot of information about Cosa Rica. All the tours done were wonderful experiences. I recommend this acency. Thank you Monika for your support before and during all days of our holiday!!!

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    Sigrid Anderson-KwunAugust 18, 2023

    I absolutely recommend Nina and Gecko Trails. She organized the most wonderful trip for our two families, with just the right combination of exciting activities and relaxing downtime. In ten days we saw three different parts of the country and met so many lovely people. Nina was really responsive throughout the whole booking process, making suggestions and changes. When we needed a little extra help during the trip Nina was right there to assist us. In particular, her choice of sending us on an overnight rafting trip on the Pacuare River was the experience of a lifetime. Also, the Hotel Silencio del Campo was outstanding with great service and lovely hot springs. We couldn’t have organized a trip like this without Nina and I think it made a big difference to use Costa Rican agency. Thank you, Nina!

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    Susy JengAugust 17, 2023

    During our 10-day trip to Costa Rica, we constantly said to each other, “Thank you Nina (from Gecko Trails).” Transportation was seamless, and we especially enjoyed having Wilson, who has been doing this for 27 years, and stopped at an amazing cafe in San Ramon for coffee and pita sandwiches. The 2-day rafting trip with Exploradores Outdoors was a highlight, and we also loved Hotel El Silencio’s grounds and hot springs. Speaking of lodging, we had an unexpected COVID infection, and despite being on vacation herself, Nina contacted all of the hotels and added an extra bedroom for quarantine. Cannot recommend her more highly!

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    MariaMay 8, 2023

    This is a very belated message, but we had an amazing time in Costa Rica in January, helped by Monika and the Gecko Trail team. We picked the locations and hotels ourselves and asked Monika to plan all the transfers and the activities. It all went smoothly and we were glad that everything was arranged for us so we could relax and enjoy this stunning country.

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    Chiara ColliMarch 29, 2023

    We travelled to CR from Italy for 10 days, in March 2023.
    The service they provided was simply perfect: they took care of everything: from transfers to experiences. They helped us orientating and planning everyday with a perfect balance of adventure, nature and relax.
    I can only recommend you to trust them and pack. It’s going to be one of the best experiences of your life!

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    Ita LawlerJanuary 17, 2023

    Myself and 2 friends from Ireland have just had the most wonderful Tour arranged by Andrea from Ireland. She organised us a tailor made trip to suit our needs and age group. All our accommodation was better than our expectations with excellent service and food. The guides and tours that Andrea booked for us were so professional and some with just us and a guide. We cannot praise your company enough for a wonderful and memorial trip and will recommend g your company to friends wishing to visit

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    Jasmin KernenJanuary 11, 2023

    Our trip in Costa Rica was amazing. We spent 5 weeks in the country and booked part of the travel with the help of gecko trail costa rica. Everything went smooth and Monika was so nice and kind- responding to all my question quickly and arranging everything really well. Thank you! We definitely recommend gecko trail.

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    Eveline und RoliOctober 10, 2022

    Unsere ganze Reise durch Costa Rica hat Nina von Geckotrail für uns zusammengestellt und organisiert. Es war einfach nur traumhaft schön und sehr eindrücklich. Diese Reise war wie für uns massgeschneidert. Die ganzen Transporte von Ort zu Ort waren sehr angenehm und funktionierten reibungslos. Auch die geführten Touren waren sehr interessant und abwechslungsreich. Wir durften viele wunderbare Eindrücke vom Land und den sehr freundlichen Ticos sammeln.
    Wir hoffen bald wieder mit Geckotrail dieses wunderschöne Land bereisen zu dürfen.
    Pura Vida

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    Bea & Markus aus der SchweizMarch 26, 2022

    Wir durften (leider nur) 2 Wochen das schöne Land, Costa Rica bereisen.
    Nina hat uns hervorragend beraten.
    Alles hat bestens geklappt und die ganze Reise, mit verschiedenen Transfers und Innlandflügen, hat wie ein Schweizer Uhrenwerk funktioniert. Dies in einer extrem kurzen Zeit, da wir uns erst ein paar Wochen davor entschieden haben diese Reise an zu treten.
    Hätte ich ehrlich gesagt nicht so erwartet.
    Gratulation für die perfekte Arbeit.

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    Reiner&AndreaNovember 26, 2021

    Alles was wir über Gecko-Trail gebucht haben war einwandfrei organisiert. Sie haben uns sehr gut informiert und waren flexibel. Wir würden wieder bei Gecko-Trail buchen und werden diesen Reiseveranstalter sicher weiter empfehlen.

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    Maria McDonaldJune 30, 2021

    Gecko Trail was awesome! They worked with us closely to design the perfect travel itinerary and were responsive every step of the way. Their transportation has AC (and wifi) and the drivers know all the best places to stop for the best local cuisine. I highly recommend them and will be sure to use them again for future trips to CR. Pura Vida!

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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 bett