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Gaital National Park

North limit of Anton Valley, El Valle de Anton, Panama
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

You might want to get to the starting point using a car as it is a 10 minute drive uphill from el Valle. No need for a 4x4, but a tall car would fair better. For a guide you can usually get one by the ANAM station by the main Market in el Valle. the hike has 2 parts The... More 

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We hiked up from Chorro el Mozo.... at least another 3.5 km to the entrance. Not your typical tourist attraction, as you pass industrial chicken farms on your way up. There was no one collecting fees at the anam house (which is fair, because the benches are poorly maintained at best). That said, it's a beautiful and peaceful 30 min... More 

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Tartu
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Most of the trail is rather clear and there is no risk of getting lost. Once you reach the wooden lookout platform with a small wooden ladder, be aware that the further path to the actual peak is much steeper and also much less cleared up and visible. In fact it is so much in the vegetation, that unless I... More 

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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

this is a real national park, however it need guides; a trip by yourself isn't difficult; 100% enjoyable; take out your camera and start to shooting; telephotos lenses highly recomended. this is not a sad zoo, it's real nature. while was into the trail We found sloth, birds, and some butterflies

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New York
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18 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

We had a wonderful hike once we found the beginning of the trail. The road was poorly marked but local people were able to provide directions. The hike to the top was very enjoyable, mostly easy to moderate though there were some tough spots. The area was lush and beautiful. We were strongly encouraged to hire a guide but it... More 

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Sebring, Florida
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7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

While growing up in Panama this was one of my favorites. We would visit Santa Clara beach and go to el valley. The beach is a must. In el valley the have everything one can do. The local fare is another must. Plan on staying a few days if not more.

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Paris, France
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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

Birds, orchids...a good way to spend half a day! Watch the weather, and your route, there is a loop at the top! Super panoramic view if you make it right to the top, well worth the hike! Also the Blue Morpho butterfly < now you see it, now you don't !>

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New Zealand
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55 reviews 55 reviews
4 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

Simple Good trek, lovely views from Mirador. Tons of orchids, insects, butterflies, exotic plants, unspoilt and nice. Remember to take a good camera!

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Boquete, Panama
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123 reviews 123 reviews
23 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

Be prepared to be rained on regardless of how clear the sky is when you start. The weather can change very quickly.

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Brecon Beacons National Park, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

Took a taxi to the start of the trail for 5 dollars and walked the short forest trail. Not difficult, and a nice view from the mirador. Takes about an hour, then you can hike back to town in about an hour and a half with birdwatching en route. The pool near el macho is a nice place to stop... More 

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