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Sendero Los Quetzales (The Quetzales Trail)

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Address: Boquete, Panama
Description: Trail is open

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Boquete to Cerro Punta one-way with guide

This is a great moderate difficulty cloud forest hike. I used the Boquete to Cerro Punta direction, which is somewhat more uphill, to minimize sore muscles or knees the next day... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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Fennville, Michigan
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Fennville, Michigan
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

This is a great moderate difficulty cloud forest hike. I used the Boquete to Cerro Punta direction, which is somewhat more uphill, to minimize sore muscles or knees the next day. It took me 7 1/4 hours. I am 47, not in shape and didn't train for it. But I did it and didn't sprain or strain anything. I did... More 

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Arizona
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6 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

We hiked from Cerro Punta down to Boquete and were glad we were going in that direction. The trail is steep and in the rain, it was pretty slick. Nevertheless, the trail is well defined and includes railings, step stones with mesh that prevents slipping, and cool bridges over most of the water crossings. It took us 4 hours and... More 

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Staten Island, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Terrific hike about halfway in and back from the Boquete side. Saw three quetzales, no other bird-life, but that made no difference. It was a quiet and peaceful hike through a muddy forest. Wonderful guide, Ernesto, from Travesias.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

If you want the chance to see a very rare bird with the appropriate name of Resplendent Quetzal, this is the place. It is a shimmering emerald green and black with a long green tail. It is a whole day's trek, at a slow speed, since you will be stopping for bird sightings. The journey is worth it on its... More 

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Panama
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

How can you not like something natural and beautiful? The only disadvantage is that it was sprinkling the day we went, but it didn't stop us from enjoying the beauty. We saw some waterfalls, a couple of quetzals, and even a sloth! If you enjoy nature, I'd recommend the trail!

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Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

We had the trip arranged by Boquete Adventure tours and had to be ready for our pickup at our hotel at 6 am. We were wildly lucky for the two of us to have Jason for our bird watching and cloud forest guide. He is a local and was fantastic. We started out on a road above Boquete and Jason... More 

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Majorca, Spain
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 via mobile

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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Burlington, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

The trail is a beautiful uphill slog. If you're a birder, there's lots to see, if not you'll probably enjoy it anyway. teh chances of seeing a quetzal without a birder-guide are low. You could read my blog account at http://www.mybirdoftheday.ca/2015/02/14/resplendent-quetzal/

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Massachusetts
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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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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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