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Sendero Los Quetzales (The Quetzales Trail)

Boquete, Panama
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Well maintained jungle trail

We decided to start from the Boquete side and walk as far as we'd like and back. The drive up to... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Worth the time!

As a current traveler I 100% recommend this "sendero". The views are stunning and the sounds of... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Escondido, California
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Reviewed 5 days ago

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

Thank Yamsterdam
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As a current traveler I 100% recommend this "sendero". The views are stunning and the sounds of nature make it an adventure worth the time! Also, the guide told us you can even get to see quetzals in the trees!! Absolutely amazing.

Thank tobrosa
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I started from the Ranger Station nearest Boquete without a guide. The trail is well marked. Unlike many hikers, we parked at the station and hiked to the Mirador las rocas outlook and back (~6km each way). We climbed approx 600m in...More

1  Thank Josh S
Reviewed 16 April 2017

$5 entry, children free, $1 parking. The ranger at the station was friendly and helpful, and although it was raining when we walked we still had a great time. The good thing about this walk is that you can do any distance because it is...More

1  Thank Scarlett1700
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

The Quetzales trail was on my to-do in Panama for a while. The best months are March and April because you have a higher chance of seeing the bird and it's dry season. You are more likely to see them in the pipeline road which...More

1  Thank UrsulaPanama
Reviewed 31 March 2017

Well worth walking to see these amazing birds! Always better when the sun shines! Take hiking boots!

Thank Saabaero
Reviewed 22 March 2017

We had a wonderful time walking by the river and taking a dip. There was a wonderful place to climb nearby and we watched the climbers since we didn't have our gear. We found a really nice place to swim and relax on a huge...More

1  Thank Tl D
Reviewed 26 February 2017

Getting to the Quetzal trail on the Boquete side of the mountain is real easy. Just take a public minivan for $3.00 and pay the park entrance fee of $5.00. I had neither the time nor the inclination to do the entire trail. I hiked...More

3  Thank 505badgolfer
Reviewed 22 February 2017

I went with a group of 6 people on the Quetzales hike. It's quite a long hike where you go up 700meters in altitude so be aware of that. It has amazing spots to look at the rainforest. I would recommend doing this when in...More

Thank Alexander V
Reviewed 8 February 2017

We took a taxi from Boquete to Cerro Punta with another couple for $60 and hiked back to Boquete. There are frequent buses back to town on the Boquete end. Considerable effort has been expended to maintain this trail with wooden staircases in some of...More

2  Thank Chris L
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Hi Gina, who was your guide? Thank you!
30 August 2016|
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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
Hi- Where did you book the guides? Thanks-Scott
21 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.....
Hi Is a guide very necessery? I can read both and a guide seem to be very expensive. Thanks in advance for your answer!
29 March 2016|
Response from aurore c | Reviewed this property |
No, it's not necessary. Maybe in the past it was different but now the trail can be seen really easily. We did it in december.
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