El Mirador, Guatemala

5 Day El Mirador Expedition

5 Days | Camping, Trekking and Archeological Expedition

Embark on an exotic adventure in search of one of the lost and oldest cities in the Mayan world. To get there you hike 40.5 kilometers through well kept trails and in close contact with the jungle, howler monkeys and other forest animals while camping every night. Nights of history and mysticism, fantastic sunrises with the song of birds and good food during the entire trip. The trips are conducted with the warmth and professionalism of our the Carmelita community guides.

El Mirador is a 9 km wide archaeological site with more than 850 structures. It is the biggest Mayan site in Central America and boasts the largest pyramid (volume wise) in the world - The Danta Pyramid.

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5 Days / 4 Nights

Travel Style

Active Adventure, Cultural Immersion and Roughing it


Spanish and English
The reservations office speaks English but the local guides on the hike do not.

Physical Activity

Challenging workout


Rural Communities and Rainforest


Wifi: None
Cell: None

Cooperativa Carmelita

Locally Owned Community Cooperative
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Speaks: Spanish and English


  • Visit the largest ancient Mayan city in Central America
  • Hike through remote tropical jungle
  • See wildlife, including howler monkeys and toucans



Flexible Departure Date
All year


Minimum 2 people

What's Included


4 Nights Community Lodge and Camping


Archeological Expedition, Camping, Community Lodge, Getting to Know Locals, Trekking and Wildlife Viewing
This is a challenging workout. During the rainy months (September-November) it can get extra muddy and more difficult. During the dry months (December-March) the conditions usually improve. The trip is available year round.


Local guide (not bilingual)


No Electricity and No Hot Water


All meals included


Private van and Hike

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Cooperativa Carmelita

Locally Owned Community Cooperative

The Carmelita Cooperative was formed in 2000 and consists of 16 community guides, cooks, service providers, a community lodge and vehicles. Carmelita's main tour is the multi-day jungle hike to El Mirador, which is Central America's tallest Mayan ruins.

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