Sendero Los Quetzales (The Quetzales Trail), Boquete

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Hike the scenic green heights of Sendero Los Quetzales (The Quetzales Trail) for a chance to catch a glimpse of the strikingly beautiful quetzal bird. The 9.6 km (6 mi) trail skirts along the edge of the Baru Volcano, linking the towns of Boquete and Cerro Punta and climbing to altitudes that at their highest reach 2,500 m (8,202.1 ft). Choose to hike the whole trail or part of it, winding across the bubbling Caldera River. Search for a treasured sight of the bird that gives the trail its name, whilst revelling in the natural beauty and abundance of other wildlife that surrounds. Guides are available to help you navigate the rainforest paths. Work out when and for how long to visit Sendero Los Quetzales (The Quetzales Trail) and other Boquete attractions using our handy Boquete travel itinerary maker.
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  • It is a well signposted path which can be without a guide. Of course you should go well equipped with proper footwear and water for the journey. It is not very demanding, only some more intense subidita. Taking a mini.bus from village of Boquete for 3$ that goes to low Moor, leave you at the entrance of the trail and after pay the park fee (5$), just follow the signs that indicate it perfectly. Back and forth to the viewpoint they are about 4 hours approx.
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  • 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 ...  more »
  • Well worth walking to see these amazing birds! Always better when the sun shines! Take hiking boots!  more »