5-Day Mayan Jungle Expedition to El Mirador

El Mirador, Guatemala

5-Day Mayan Jungle Expedition to El Mirador

Are you ready to experience the adventure of a lifetime? Join us on a trek through the stunning Mayan rainforest to discover the ancient city of El Mirador. This trek includes 40.5 kilometers of well-maintained trails and the opportunity to spot exotic wildlife such as howler monkeys. You'll also get to camp under the stars each night and enjoy delicious meals prepared by our local guides from the Carmelita community.

But the true highlight of the trip is El Mirador itself. This 9 km wide archaeological site is home to over 850 structures, including the world's largest pyramid by volume – the Danta Pyramid. With our knowledgeable guides, you'll have the chance to explore this ancient city and learn about its rich history and mysteries.

For those looking to extend their adventure, we also offer a day trip to Tikal before or after the El Mirador Trek. If you choose this options we recommend leaving at least a day in between Tikal and the El Mirador Trek to rest. And for those seeking a truly immersive experience, we offer a 6-day trek that includes everything mentioned above, plus a visit to the Nakbe archaeological site.

Don't miss out on this unique opportunity to explore the wonders of the Mayan world. Book your trek today!

Right for You?



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. Bilingual guides can be arranged for extra cost.

Physical Activity

Challenging workout


Rural Communities and Rainforest


Wifi: None
Cell: None
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Speaks: Spanish and English



Tours depart almost daily, 5am start on Day 1


Flexible Departure Date
All year

What's Included


4 Nights Camping


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) and Bilingual guide (extra $)


No Electricity and No Hot Water


All meals included


Private van and Hike

Traveler Reviews


A great experience and amazing adventure.

It was tough, especially because a lot of rain felt the days before so we had to 'machete' our way through the jungle. But it was all more than worthed. Our guide told so enthousiastic about the maya-culture. And everything was arranged perfectly. From the coffee in the morning till a cookie at noon. If you have the time and fitness, you can't skip this.
November 2022

Unforgettable experience, a better way to discover the maya culture and the jungle than just Tikal.

We had a really great time on the el Mirador hike. Everything was arranged well; friendly guide who tried to help us spotting all the animals, good meals and good luggage service with the mules. The camps were basic, but good, although the beds could have been softer and there were no pillows. Overall the experience of being isolated from society for a few days, being just in the nature, the physical challenge, the nice group and interesting history made this unforgettable!
November 2022

Amazing experience

This was one of the best experience I had in my life. It was a great challenge, but well worth it. Our guide Luis was amazing always happy and helpful. Over the experience was excellent.
October 2022

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Your Local Host

Cooperativa Carmelita

Cooperativa Carmelita

Locally Owned Community Cooperative

The Carmelita-El Mirador circuit is a unique and fascinating experience that is run by the inhabitants of Carmelita, a traditional Maya community that has been settled in the heart of the Selva Maya (Mayan jungle) since the early 1900s. For over a century, the people of Carmelita have lived in harmony with the forest, and have played a crucial role in protecting, managing, and conserving the natural environment that surrounds them. Located in the Petén region of Guatemala, the Carmelita-El Mirador circuit offers visitors the opportunity to explore the stunning beauty of the Selva Maya, and to learn about the traditional way of life of the Maya people. The circuit covers an area of 530 km2, and is home to a rich and diverse array of flora and fauna, including many species of birds, mammals, and reptiles. Despite the challenges of living in a remote and often difficult environment, the inhabitants of Carmelita have managed to maintain their traditional way of life and to preserve their cultural heritage. They are responsible for the conservation of over 97% of the natural forest in the area, and their knowledge and expertise has helped to make the Carmelita-El Mirador circuit a popular destination for eco-tourists and nature lovers from around the world. Visitors to the Carmelita-El Mirador circuit can expect to experience a range of activities and attractions, including guided hikes and nature walks, bird watching, camping, and fishing. The circuit is also home to several important Mayan archaeological sites, including the famous El Mirador pyramid, which is believed to be one of the oldest and largest structures of its kind in the world. In addition to its natural beauty and cultural significance, the Carmelita-El Mirador circuit offers visitors the chance to support the local community and to contribute to the conservation efforts that are so important to the people of Carmelita. By choosing to visit the circuit, you can help to ensure that this unique and precious environment is preserved for future generations to enjoy.

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Getting There

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