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Sendero Los Quetzales (The Quetzales Trail)

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Great place to get a tast of Panama

This is a neat and tidy trail running along the side of Vulcan Baru. It is a bit easier to hike... read more

Reviewed 11 October 2017
Boquete, Panama
Beautiful hike, awesome nature

We entered from the Boquete entrance. The trail is well kept especially from the Boquete side of... read more

Reviewed 20 September 2017
Myrdinn S
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“cerro punta” (34 reviews)
“ranger station” (20 reviews)
“beautiful hike” (13 reviews)
Boquete, Panama
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Reviewed 11 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
Reviewed 20 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
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
Reviewed 26 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
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

First of all: you don't need a guide, the way has signes. We took a bus to the start from boquete and did the way both directions. We're used to hiking and needed 4 hours from the start to the end of the trail (to...More

1  Thank Paulpeterbreit
Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

Very nice hike. But don't expect that You will see quetzals each few meters (we didn't see any single one :( ). Also the Real lenght of the trail Is more likely 8 km thanks 6-7km that Is shown on the official boards.

Thank Martin M
Reviewed 24 June 2017

This is a beautiful trail in Boquete. You can hike as much or as little of the trail as you like. Would definitely recommend this trail if you're in Boquete.

Thank KayleeShepheard
Reviewed 8 June 2017

Hiking in the cool and magical highland in the Boquete area and enjoying Panama City from February 27 to March 6, 2017 was a great experience all planned out with the Sendero Travel Agency in Panama. Attention to detail in planning—quick responses via email brought...More

3  Thank AndreaRosanne2017
Reviewed 6 June 2017 via mobile

Walked from the Boquete side to the mirador. Path is ok, you'll have to cross a small river without a bridge. Some parts are quite muddy. The worst has been the high amount of mosquitos. Couldn't even stop for a break in some areas because...More

1  Thank Rick M
Reviewed 24 May 2017

We decided to start from the Boquete side and walk as far as we'd like and back. The drive up to the trailhead (we had a rental) was easy and scenic. The first part from the ranger's office is on a 4x4 track and is...More

2  Thank Yamsterdam
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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
20 July 2015|
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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.....