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Sendero Los Quetzales (The Quetzales Trail)

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Wonderful trail, but a reasonably aggressive hike

We had a great hike along the Sendero Los Quetzales. We left a car at the Boquete side around 6:30... read more

Reviewed 17 March 2018
NickLinda
The Quetzal Trail

Fantastic hike and trail for those who want a good workout. It is slated as being about 7 km long... read more

Reviewed 17 March 2018
Linda F
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“ranger station” (21 reviews)
“beautiful hike” (14 reviews)
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Boquete, Panama
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Reviewed 17 March 2018

We had a great hike along the Sendero Los Quetzales. We left a car at the Boquete side around 6:30 am and drove with friends to the Volcancito side, which took about two hours, setting off on the hike at around 10:00 in the morning....More

2  Thank NickLinda
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Reviewed 17 March 2018

Fantastic hike and trail for those who want a good workout. It is slated as being about 7 km long but my Fitbit clocked me at 19,000 steps, 140 flights of stairs (1400 feet of altutude gain and loss) and over 7 miles of hiking....More

Thank Linda F
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

We hiked 22km in Torres de Pania and this 12km terrain made that hike seem easy. There had been rain before we arrived and the trail had a considerable amount of very wet mud and standing water. The tree roots, fallen trees, soupy mud, steep...More

Thank Autocoach
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Reviewed 18 January 2018

It was difficult to any great description on this trail and everything I did read, regarded it (the entire traverse) as not too difficult. After talking to the locals, they agree that this trails is much more difficult than is lead to be believed. Leaving...More

3  Thank HemisphereRambler
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Reviewed 11 January 2018 via mobile

We hiked this trail with a group of 13 including the guide. It was a sunny day but had rained the entire previous week so the trail was slick in spots. There is a lot of up and down and some of our group of...More

Thank Rodney B
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Reviewed 13 December 2017

One of my favourites trails to Birdwatching. It has all levels of dificulty, from flat paths, to heavy hills, but every part is possible if you take it with calm, have good trekking boots, trekking poles, enough water, and medium to good physical conditions. Its...More

Thank Rolando J
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Reviewed 12 October 2017

This is a neat and tidy trail running along the side of Vulcan Baru. It is a bit easier to hike when it hasn't rained for at teat 3 days. It is fun to do with or without a guide... although you will probably be...More

Thank LipeByte
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Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

We entered from the Boquete entrance. The trail is well kept especially from the Boquete side of the volcano. It gets rougher and muddier on the higher Cerro Punta side but that is largely due to the rain. We managed to spot one female quetzal...More

Thank Myrdinn S
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Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

I went with a guide on part of the Sendero de Los Quetzales as well as other nearby areas. We were lucky enough to see a quetzal - magnificent, and even more so in flight. Unless you're a very experienced birder, I would recommend going...More

Thank angusmallorca
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Reviewed 27 July 2017

Went there to take some people that wanted to explore the trail, and it was just amazing, they were enchanted with all the nature that this trail offered. We were lucky we saw some howler monkeys even though it was raining. I totally recomend this...More

Thank Layland507
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danishzwindling
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Response from Jim and Julie M | Reviewed this property |
Our guide was also Jason Lara, and he was superb. Super enthusiastic, great English, knows birds and the places they are likely to be found, and will do anything he can to make sure you have the kind of experience you want... More
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drscottJerusalem
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Response from tekla u | Reviewed this property |
sorry but we can't find their card.....we booked a nice married couple recommended by the hotel, casa grande bambito. Carolina at the front desk is very helpful and perhaps can help you. enjoy the trek.....
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