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Sendero Los Quetzales (The Quetzales Trail)

Address: Boquete, Panama
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Ranked #21 of 42 Activities in Boquete
Type: Hiking Trails, Sports
Owner description: Trail is open
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Type: Hiking Trails, Sports
Owner description: Trail is open
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  • French first
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  • Spanish first
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English first
Boquete, Panama
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13 reviews 13 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
37 helpful votes 37 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Panama City, Panama
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

i had the opportunity of hiking this trail at least 3 times in my life, 2 times from Cerro Punta to Boquete and 1 time from Boquete to Cerro Punta which is at least twice demanding because you are basically climbing to the top of the mountain. at the trail you will get a close up to some of the... More 

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North Naples, Florida, United States
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Needs to have trash receptacles and signaling. Not easy access if you are not part of a tour and I have never seen Quetzales. Great work out and experience and can branch out to other experiences such as zip lining and the waterfalls.

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Benschop, The Netherlands
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We started this trip in Cerro Punto and walked all the way across to Boquete with a guide. First we walked for like 90 minutes on a steep uphill road, which was the hardest part. However it did have a very nice open view and we spotted some hawks. Then we walked through the jungle which unfortunetaly was quite dense... More 

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Lucerne, Switzerland
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Since we did not have too many days left we decided to do the hike from David and not spend the night in Boquete. We took an early bus (6am, 3h) from David to Cerro Punta. Although many have described the kilometers to the entrance of the national park as a disadvantage we totally disagree. From Cerro Punta it is... More 

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Bocas del Toro Province, Panama
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

I did enjoy the trail even though I must say that I did only half of it from Boquete and back there. I am glad I took a guide because with the car he took us close enough to the trail entry so we could actually get to walk half of the trail and back in about 4 hrs the... More 

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