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Sendero Los Quetzales (The Quetzales Trail)

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Address: Boquete, Panama
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glad we hired a guide....great trek

must be in good shape....take a pancho and wear good shoes...the guide is the only way to do this. even though we are experienced walkers, we gained so much more having a local... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 10, 2015
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Isla Taboga, Panama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

must be in good shape....take a pancho and wear good shoes...the guide is the only way to do this. even though we are experienced walkers, we gained so much more having a local guide and she coordinated with her husband who dropped us off and picked us up at the end. it can be tricky getting there or return on... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

This trail is beautiful. Full of sounds from the cloud forest. We saw orchids, a sloth, hummingbirds and heard many other birds that we couldn't identify. We were looking for the quetzal. Didn't find the quetzal but low and behold we found the male and female Three Wattle Bell Bird. It was amazing. It was mating season and he was... More 

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York, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

We took the 3-hour hike up this trail and back and were fortunate to be able to see and photograph at least 6 stunning quetzales. The trail is narrow, but not too strenuous if you're in reasonable shape. Our guides were FANTASTIC.

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Panama City, Panama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

This trail is more like a dirt road so very easy walk still nice and long and goes through a lot of great jungle, over little rivers and such

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The trail is very well defined and there are several spots to stop and take a break. I recommend investigating the sound the Quetzales make, before going and doing the hike. take a good amount of water and some snacks, the trail is tough. We went on a rainy day and it is quite slippery. We did it with our... More 

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Kralendijk, Bonaire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

We did not walk the compleet trail we started from Boquete went up for about 5 hours and then back to Boquete in about 3 hours, we went very slowly to be able to see much wildlife its not easy to spot the birds and monkeys but we walk very slowly with our eyes and ears open and we heard... More 

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Fennville, Michigan
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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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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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Address: Boquete, Panama
Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Chiriqui Province  >  Boquete

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