El Mirador, Guatemala

5-Day Mayan Jungle Expedition to El Mirador

Embark on an incredible adventure in search of one of the largest and oldest cities in the Mayan world. To reach El Mirador, you'll 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 local guides from the Carmelita community.

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.

There is also a 6-day trek which includes everything listed here plus the Nakbe archaelogical site.

Right for You?

Duration

5 Days / 4 Nights

Travel Style

Active Adventure, Cultural Immersion and Roughing it

Languages

Spanish and English
The reservations office speaks English but the local guides on the hike do not. Bilingual guides can be arranged for extra cost.

Physical Activity

Challenging workout

Location

Rural Communities and Rainforest

Connect

Wifi: None
Cell: None

Cooperativa Carmelita

Locally Owned Community Cooperative
Starts at:

$250/person

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Speaks: Spanish and English

Highlights

  • Visit the largest ancient Mayan city in Central America
  • Explore the Danta Pyramid - the largest pyramid (volume wise) of the ancient world
  • Hike through remote tropical jungle and see amazing sunsets
  • Spot wildlife, including howler monkeys and toucans

Details

Schedule

Tours depart almost daily, 5am start on Day 1

Availability

Flexible Departure Date
All year

What's Included

Lodging

4 Nights Camping

Activities

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.

Guide

Local guide (not bilingual) and Bilingual guide (extra $)

Room

No Electricity and No Hot Water

Food

All meals included

Transport

Private van and Hike

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Your Local Host

Cooperativa Carmelita

Locally Owned Community Cooperative

The Carmelita-El Mirador circuit is run by the inhabitants of Carmelita, a traditional community settled in the heart of the Selva Maya since the early 1900s. From the last century until now, the inhabitants of Carmelita live in harmony with the forest. The community is responsible for the protection, management and conservation of an area of 530 km2 in which more than 97% of the natural forest is conserved.

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Getting There

Pick up and drop off in Flores is included in the tour
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