El Mirador, Guatemala

6-Day El Mirador Trek: Mayan Ruins Expedition

Trek to one of the largest and oldest cities in the Mayan world deep in the Guatemalan jungle. To reach El Mirador, you'll hike 40.5 kilometers through well kept trails with guides from the local Carmelita community. You'll immerse into the jungle, seeing howler monkeys and other forest animals while camping every night. Enjoy nights of history and mysticism, fantastic sunrises with the song of birds and good food during the entire trip.

The 6-day trip includes a visit to the Nakbe archaelogical site. You can also opt for the 5-Day Trek , which visits all the other sites, including Danta Pyramid at El Mirador.

Right for You?

Duration

6 Days / 5 Nights

Travel Style

Active Adventure and Cultural Immersion

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
Starts at:

$290/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 daily with pick ups in Flores beginning around 5am.

Availability

Flexible Departure Date
All year

What's Included

Lodging

5 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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