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El Mirador is one the oldest Mayan cities and has the biggest pyramid by volume in the world. Very special is the fact that it is so far away from the civilized world. Completely hidden in the jungle, as if it had just been discovered yesterday! The feeling you have standing on top of La Danta pyramid seeing nothing but jungle around you is breath taking!
The trip to El Mirador is no picnic! You have to suffer a bit to get there but that’s the beauty of it. Some days you’ll walk up to 8 hours, crossing around 30 kilometers of jungle in a day! So those considering doing this tour should be in reasonable physical shape and ready for some action!
During the 5 or 6 day trip you’ll walk together with a local guide who explains about the local flora and fauna, prepares three meals a day and sets up camp at night.
We work with experienced guides from the cooperative of La Carmelita, the base village from which all tours depart. Transportation to Carmelita is included. All tours include three meals a day, plenty of water and camping gear (You’ll sleep in tents with foam mattresses).
Depending on the size of the groups we will send a guide’s assistant, a cook and someone that takes care of the mules. Mules are brought on this tour to carry all equipment, luggage and food. It’s not a bad idea to ask for an extra mule. This way, if someone gets tired, they can mount the mule for a bit. Guides only speak Spanish but we can send a translator if you want.
We work with experienced guides from the cooperative in La Carmelita, the base from which all tours depart. All tours include: Transportation to and from La Carmelita, Spanish speaking guide, three good meals a day, more than enough water and camping gear.
A two-day walk to El Mirador, on day three you’ll explore the ruins including the immense La Danta and then you walk back to La Carmelita for two more days.
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from $400 usd
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On the 6-day tour you’ll visit two more Mayan sites besides El Mirador, which are Nakbé and La Florida. Another advantage of doing the 6-day tour is that the way back is on a new and different trail.
from $450 usd
A small impression of all the wonders and amazing sights you will encounter on your tour to El Mirador
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