The Los Quetzales trail unites the two communities of Boquete and Cerro Punta and is one of Panama’s most visited and popular hikes, named for a particular species of bird called the Resplendent Quetzal. Quite elusive, these birds are a magnificent and rare treat to observe and are a favorite among many birding enthusiasts. In addition to the Quetzal, there are more than 220 other bird species native to the area. From Cerro Punta to Boquete, the 10 km trail goes down steadily (roughly 800 meters) as you pass from tropical cloud forest to tropical rain forest and takes approximately 4-6 hours of hiking to complete. The tour starts with a two hours drive from Boquete to Cerro Punta where your hiking adventure on the Quetzal Trail starts. A normal a/c motorcoach takes you to the ranger station in the park.
Roundtrip transportation from Volcan or Cerro Punta and English speaking ornithologist guide
Hiking shoes, long pants, rainjacket, sunscreen, sunglasses, binoculars, camera, water.
This tour operates daily at 6:00 a.m.
Good physical conditions is required
Minimum 2 pax to operate the tour
As part of a state park, it is subject to the provisions of the security entities.