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Sendero Los Quetzales (The Quetzales Trail)

Address: Boquete, Panama
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Ranked #11 of 32 things to do in Boquete
Type: Hiking trails, Outdoor Activities, Nature & Parks
Owner description: Trail is open
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Type: Hiking trails, Outdoor Activities, Nature & Parks
Owner description: Trail is open

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Majorca, Spain
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

I booked a tour with holapanamatravel (located @mamallana Hostel).the cost were 55usd! What was included? Transfer From boquete to Cerro punta, a very very fast hike (More Running) of our tour Guide...we were back at boquete at 2.15!!! Not to mention that with this Speed we were Not able to See anY Bird!! 3 of our groups Decided to Walk... More 

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Massachusetts
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91 reviews 91 reviews
34 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Ok.... so you need to be patient or go with a guide - such as BOA - but to see a flock of quetzals in one tree and mature males - with long tail feathers - just above our heads a few hundred feet later was an indescribable experience. We were dropped off at the trail head - and paid... More 

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Hampstead, North Carolina
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

We drove what seemed like to the end of the world going ever higher on small sinuous roads with virtually no guard rails. The air was reified when we finally found the ranger station with two rangers stationed at the trail entrance. We managed to only get half way through the 5 hour trail, which was good because we had... More 

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Panama City, Panama
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Panama has got great scenery, but sadly, we don't take good care of it. Resources are low, and there's not a lot of culture of safeguarding our national parks. I called ANAM (the environmental agency) to inquire about this trail's condition, and I was told it was in very good condition and could be hiked without a guide, but still... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Nature at its best, a serious trail through a serious cloud/rain forest. A must see sure to enthrall.

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Boquete, Panama
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Hike was wonderful and yes we saw Quetzels on the Avocado tree! we didn't do the whole trail but it was an easy walk and full of interest especially for birders

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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33 reviews 33 reviews
7 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Very beautiful trail in the green cloud- and rainforests alongside the Vulcan Baru. The sounds of birds and howling monkeys, an enormous variety of trees, plants and flowers and the occasional waterfall or little river is a wonderful experience. So much green! Trail can be a bit tough for those who are not used to walking up and down hill... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

This trail is spectacular! Everything is so green and lush. The wildflowers here are so intricate and beautiful. You can see the entire transition between cloud forest and lowland forest. Just don't get your hopes up about seeing quetzals; we did not see any and were told that it is very rare. They are currently revamping the signage on the... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We arranged a local tour with a tour guide who was familiar with the area. He was well versed on most of the local birds and plant life. We walked for a couple of hours and did manage to see and photograph some of these beautiful birds. Unfortunately our group was supposed to be divided into 2, but the other... More 

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Boquete, Panama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Dont worry about some of the reviews written previously, you wont get lost. After reading all the reviews of how it was easy to get lost on the trail, i had the complete surviving in the jungle kit. 20 pounds totally useless! First, start early. I started at 5:30. This way, no matter what, you wont have any problem with... More 

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