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Sendero Los Quetzales (The Quetzales Trail)

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Address: Boquete, Panama

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Wonderful Easy Hike in the rainforest

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 June 2016
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Los Alamos, New Mexico
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 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 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 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 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 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 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 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 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 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 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 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.

Thank carcalumo
Mechelen, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 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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Zuentersbach, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2016 via mobile

We really enjoyed this trail through the cloud forest. It is beautiful. We went to the mirador and back, it took us about 4.5 h walking tine only. Bring something to eat.

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Volcan, Panama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2016

The trail connects Cerro Punta with Boquete for the foot trafic. Great views and easy access. Entrance is $5.00 for tourists and $3.00 for residents.

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