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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 4 weeks ago
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Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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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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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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Michigan
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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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Milwaukee
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2016

Main reason is looking for quetzal, so you expect a a quiet visitors, paying attention to nature sounds. Yes, we found quetzals, that was exciting, but be prepare to cars, party groups, and other people that do not share the interest on enjoy nature quietly. Maybe affect that we visit on weekend.

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Mechelen, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2016

At first sight it seems hard to organize this walk. But it's actually not that hard if your condition is not too bad. We took the bus to Bajo Mono in the centre of Boquete, two blocks away from the central plaza, just ask around. Ask to go to Alto Chiquiero. We were dropped off at a crossing which takes... More 

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