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El Mirador

Address: Guatemala
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Type: Ancient ruins, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Hiking
Owner description: This ancient Mayan city flourished from 200 BCE to 150 CE, but is largely unseen due to its...
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Type: Ancient ruins, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Hiking
Owner description: 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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London
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

We're planning the trip to El Mirador, 6 day loop route, after a weeks Spanish immersion as sadly our Spanish is not great wondering what the experience would be without a translator? We'll do as much reading as we can before the trip and hoping we won't miss out on too much, thoughts? Also planning the trip week commencing 16th... More 

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Burbank, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

I arranged a 7 day trek to El Mirador for next week (beginning Feb 11) and I'm told by the Cooperativo that they can't handle credit cards. Do I pay with cash before or after the trip - is it safer to pay first or carry around all that cash - and if anyone would like to join us (two... More 

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Guatemala City, Guatemala
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We just returned from the 6 day trek to El Mirador in January and loved it. The nature and the archaeological sites were magical and the trek was challenging and peaceful. I hope to do some of the of the other treks offered by Cooperative Carmelita, such as the 7 day or 15 day hike! We went in January, which... More 

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Quebec City, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Went to El Mirador with Reino Kan in novembre, great trip, great guides, overal a really good experience. You need to be able to walk a lot and some days are harder than some other, but it is Worth every penny! Do not forget to bring mosquitto repellent! Got the trip from Flores, the guys at the agency are just... More 

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Long Beach, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

I just returned from a six day trek to El Mirador with Reino Kan, with Abel as my guide and Melqui as my translator. What an incredible experience!!! Abel is a dream. He lead the way with a machete and set up the tents each night before cooking us dinner. Melqui was fabulous to be around and translated all of... More 

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Ashland, Oregon
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014 via mobile

Within an 45 minutes of deciding to do this treck we were speeding down the road in a mini van to the trail head to meet up with a group that had left that mourning. We learned that everyone was supposed to bring their own TP, and that even if you don't like bug spray(which we don't) we ended up... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

I did a six day hike with two others to El Mirador two weeks ago. I used Reino Kan tours and probably paid more than I should have ($600) but I also had an English-language translator and a private ride to and from Carmelita which beats a chicken bus any day - especially when you're finished. We hiked during the... More 

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Banff
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137 helpful votes 137 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

I had wanted to get to El Mirador since first hearing about it a few years ago. PLANNING: I had a rigid timeline in Flores and that would mean that my dates would be specific. Mentioning this is important as if you've got Spanish skills and a lot of time to kill, you could take a camioneta up to Carmelita... More 

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Murcia, Spain
1 review
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

The hike was amazing. We did the 6 days hike, to kind of complete the circle that includes 5 mayan sites. To me the most incredible thing was to walk for several hours, get to the mayan site, up to the temple and see the sunset from there. Each of the mayan sites is an encampment, and there is room... More 

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Bellingham, Washington
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25 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

I recently took a 5-day trek to visit El Mirador and it was truly one of the greatest experiences I've ever had on vacation (and I've traveled a lot!). It was a long, (53km each way) slog to the site through mud and swamp (it's usually drier in December, but they are having an unusually extended rainy season), but it... More 

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