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Sendero Los Quetzales (The Quetzales Trail)

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Address: Boquete, Panama

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Beautiful Hike

This was a great way to explore the local flora and fauna. we hiked up from boquete and went in for a couple of hours and returned the same way. It was peaceful not feeling... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Los Angeles, California
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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a great way to explore the local flora and fauna. we hiked up from boquete and went in for a couple of hours and returned the same way. It was peaceful not feeling rushed. some people go all the way to Volcan. Not us, we wanted to focus on nature. Was well worth the time investment.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was having high hopes for this hiking looking forward to see Quetzales but unfortunately, It rained the whole day, so we saw ZERO. The road was very slippery and muddy. Get good hiking sticks and appropriate gear if you are doing this trail in case it rains. If you do this from Cerro Punta to Boquete, most of the... More 

Thank Laura D
Mineral Bluff, GA
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2016

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 

Thank fehrjacobson
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.

Thank Aidan80
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

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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