My friend and I used hired of Pete's Mountain Tours as our guide, several times, and we recommend him highly. His prices start at $15 per person and are well worth it. It's nice to have someone point out the flaura and fauna as well as having a safety minded person clear the path of possible snakes and a couple of plants that your better off not touching. He also knows of trails not taken by others, where quetzales abound. Beyond that he has some great stories, is knowledgable in the local Indian lore, political history, ghost stories, town gossip...you name it. This Panamanian fled to Texas when he was ousted by Noriega....thus his english is perfect and he's a true southern gent. You can reach him by cell 6647-7564 he is willing to book with short notice.