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El Mirador

Truly unique and remarkable experience spending 5 days in the jungle and discovering a hidden Mayan... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
A TripAdvisor Member
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Great experience but unprofessional dealings with Cooperativa Camelita

I'll start by saying the the overall experience of doing the hike and seeing the ruins was great... read more

Reviewed 21 April 2017
Juergen G
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This ancient Mayan city flourished from 200 BCE to 150 CE, but is largely unseen due to its inaccessibility in the jungle.
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  • Average3%
  • Poor3%
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“day trek” (16 reviews)
“rainy season” (8 reviews)
“dry season” (9 reviews)
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Guatemala

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Truly unique and remarkable experience spending 5 days in the jungle and discovering a hidden Mayan city! Just be on your game in Flores as there are many folks out there ripping off and cashing in on the tons of tourists coming through for Tikal....More

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Reviewed 21 April 2017

I'll start by saying the the overall experience of doing the hike and seeing the ruins was great. The ruins are nothing like you can see at Tikal or other more developed places, but it's still cool to see them in their more "natural" state...More

2  Thank Juergen G
Reviewed 20 April 2017

We booked a 5-day El Mirador trip with Oscar and Anabil from Reino Kan, and also booked a day trip to Tikal once we got to Flores. We had a million and one tourist questions before we even got to Guatemala about what to bring,...More

2  Thank Adam X
Reviewed 14 April 2017

We have a fantastic experience doing the five-days trekking to El Mirador. We organize this trip directly with the Cooperativa Carmelita. You can call there at the +502 7867-5629 or talking directly with them in the agency of Flores. The guys who works in the...More

Thank Marco M
Reviewed 13 April 2017

This was definitely the most intense trip we've ever taken, but that's why I loved it so much! We organized the trip through Antonio Centeno of Dinastia Kan, who I highly recommend. He was very attentive to details and ensured we had a great time....More

2  Thank Morgan H
Reviewed 9 March 2017

I can't say enough positive about the service provided by this group. Antonio is a first class organizer of this adventure. Though he does not speak a lot of English, he is incredibly responsive, very honest and did everything possible to make our trip safe...More

1  Thank andrew h
Reviewed 8 March 2017

I can not say enough good things about Antonia and Abel, two brothers, one who organized and the other to guide our trip. The hike in to Mirador is an adventure, camping under the stars, watching sunsets and sunrise, having the food carried and prepared...More

Thank Mac C
Reviewed 7 March 2017

For something way "out there" and as an alternative to Tikal, go here. It's a mostly unexcavated site but more mysterious than Tikal. Go with a nice group of friends and enjoy the walk there, which is half the fun. Watch out for which company...More

1  Thank sunchas3r
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

Myself, an American anand one other american man, a man from germany, and a man from Denmark treed into El Mirador after staying at El Carmeleta in Nov 1999. We had a guide and two mules for three days in the rainy season. There was...More

2  Thank Thomas H
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

My husband and I just completed El Mirador in 4 days. The trip was incredible and on the first day arriving at El Mirador ruins we had them to ourselves. Totally magical. We went through Dinastia Kan which is run by Antonio. From beginning to...More

2  Thank Claudia B
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Mike R
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Response from GlobetrotterCritic | Reviewed this property |
You can fly to Flores, from where the trips to El Mirador are organized from (by foot/mule or by helicopter). More broadly I guess it depends on your trip - you can get to Flores by bus from anywhere in Guatemala, Belize... More
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