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Gaital National Park

North limit of Anton Valley, El Valle de Anton 1001, Panama
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Rewarding birding hiking

Our guides, Danilo and Eleazar, from the nearby Canopy Lodge parked our small bus and led us up a... read more

Reviewed 3 July 2017
AtlanticTyger
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New York City, New York
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SUPERB VIEW THROUGH MOUNTAINS

This hike can be dangerous because you are walking tru tree vines around Gaital mountains. The view... read more

Reviewed 3 June 2017
monchimomo
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Panama City, Panama
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North limit of Anton Valley, El Valle de Anton 1001, Panama
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Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

Our guides, Danilo and Eleazar, from the nearby Canopy Lodge parked our small bus and led us up a steep and rocky trail looking for hard to find birds of the upper elevations of this part of the Panamanian rainforest. We were amply rewarded with...More

Thank AtlanticTyger
Reviewed 3 June 2017

This hike can be dangerous because you are walking tru tree vines around Gaital mountains. The view is amazing, make sure you have good hiking shoes and a machete in case of something blocking your way.

Thank monchimomo
Reviewed 20 April 2017

If you are expecting thermal springs (like those found in the Central Valley in Costa Rica), you will be disappointed. Skip it!

Thank Sylmontg703
Reviewed 20 February 2017

The hike takes about two hours to do. The trail loops and is well marked. You can see the valley from the top if it's not too cloudy.

1  Thank Daniel F
Reviewed 14 December 2016

After reading the review by Scott C of New York, we entered the park from the Los Mandarinos hotel as he - came from Los Mandarinos, turned left, saw the sign, then walked up the hill until we saw the yellow shack. From there, we...More

1  Thank Parangbird
Reviewed 30 November 2016

This is a nature hike. Our guide "Joe" booked through Nexus was marvellous. Very knowledgeable, a snake specialist, and patient. At first, I couldn't understand the slow pace but soon got it it. This man is attuned to nature, he sees things because he knows...More

1  Thank Kr0mski
Reviewed 2 May 2016

Of course the nature is spectacular, we saw several beautiful birds and a sloth. But as with most touristy things in Panama, very little effort to make a place easily accessible or maintain a site is the case here. We found the entrance after asking...More

1  Thank Jen N
Reviewed 15 March 2016

Starting from the city centre of El Valle, we hiked along the road until we continued on a small trail up. We found mandarins along the track and as we got higher the ecosystem changed. The last bit up was very slippery and fun. We...More

Thank bestregards f
Reviewed 27 February 2016

The back entrance to ElGaital is a bit hard to find (if you have faith and just keep on the main road until the final Y you'll be OK) but there is nobody there to charge you, parking is safe, and the 2.5 km loop...More

Thank Sgteasy
Reviewed 28 October 2015

Beautiful hike with a view over El Valle up to the see at the end of the hike. It feels comfortable to use a guide but you can walk it alone. The path is clearly lined out.

Thank annetolyhoek
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