One of the most scenic hikes in all Panama.
The best combination of good jungle hiking and observation of tropical wildlife. Your guide will show you an incredible variety or rare or endemic fauna and flora. During this hike, your mission will be to spot a Resplendent Quetzal, the most mythic and colorful bird of the region. Hiking the 9.6 kms (total distance of 6 miles) of this path may take from 4 to 7 hours. Fluctuations in timing come from differences in hiking speeds, direction chosen to complete the hike (uphill or downhill), time spent contemplating the scenery and time invested “hunting down” one of the splendorous birds that gives its name to this path: the Resplendent Quetzal.
MIN AGE: 8 YEAR OLD accompanied by a responsible adult
A local guide is necessary for this hike!
Trail type: in and out or just one-way
One-way Distance: 9. km ( 6 miles)
One-way Time: 5-7 hours
Elevation Gain: 686 m. (2,250 ft)
Max Height: 2,505 m (8,218 ft.)
Attractions: cloud forest, view, plants and animals , rivers
Activities: hiking, camping, bird watching
Activity combines some easy sections with others that require more physical effort. It applies to long walks on uneven terrain (river crossings, dense vegetation , big boulders , very slippery ground), or short walks on trail with steep inclination.