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Sendero Los Quetzales (The Quetzales Trail)

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Address: Boquete, Panama
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A Nice walk.

This is a nice walk through forestry. It's a $8 taxi from the town (think you might be able to get it for $6). I costs $5 and takes about 5hrs. We didn't see Quetzales but it's... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2016
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Mineral Bluff, GA
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We are have hiked many trails all over the world and are physically fit, but this trail is very strenuous, muddy and slippery. There were times we went up and down steps made of wet slippery sawed logs which were placed too far apart to comfortably use so you have to find another place to step which can be in... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016

I think I would have enjoyed this experience better if it werent raining. Its just not the town I was hoping for I guess. Taking a taxi to the trailhead then been bucketed on then taking a taxi back to the hostel. The hostels arent really near the trails. so, I guess make sure you really are ready for rain... More 

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South America
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016 via mobile

This is a nice walk through forestry. It's a $8 taxi from the town (think you might be able to get it for $6). I costs $5 and takes about 5hrs. We didn't see Quetzales but it's still enjoyable.

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Los Alamos, New Mexico
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Do not expect to see Quetzales. Nice walk through the jungle up to the single track trail,than trail get confusing and poorly marked

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Thank Waltertu
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

This is a nice long hike along the pipeline trail. The Quetzal birds, although difficult to see are present along the trail. We encountered them about 45 minutes in. The trail is not steep although you are traveling up hill most of the way. Suprisingly we encountered no bugs, so it was very pleasurable. We turned around after an hour... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile

We sadly didn't see any quetzals but it was a nice way to spend 4 hours. You can get there by catching a collectivo bus from the centre of Boquete for $3 each. You wait a little while for the bus to fill up a bit. Otherwise it is about $7-10 for a taxi. The walk does not need a... More 

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Somerset, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2016

We didn’t walk the whole trail, just a couple of km. We were there for a few hours though and saw so much wildlife. It was fantastic. At one point it seemed as though there was a quetzal in every tree (slight exaggeration but we did have an excellent guide). We also saw a couple of three wattled bellbirds, along... More 

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Keene, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

We only had a short time, so didn't get very far on the trail. Also, we were mostly after the 3-wattled bellbird and the resplendent quetzal, both of which we saw within the first 100 meters, so we didn't continue on. But even the setting that leads to the trail is gorgeous - looking down into valleys and around to... More 

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Santa Barbara
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2016

We hiked from the boquete side ranger station (we paid $25 total for taxi both ways for 5 people, avoid the hike from the bus stop to the ranger station). We told the taxi to meet us in 5.5 hr, and hiked to the Mirador view point (I think it was the Mirador. It was so cloudy, there was nothing... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2016

I didnt finish this hike. I started from the Boquete side and went in for 2 hours and hiked out. My main objective was to see a quetzal. Mission accomplished. I cant review the entire hike. but if you are heading for the quetzal in quetzal season, its definately worth it. Good luck, and I hope you find what you... More 

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