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Address: Guatemala
Activities: Hiking
Description: This ancient Mayan city flourished from 200 BCE to 150 CE, but is largely...
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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Incredible Adventure

This was a remarkable trek. We did 7 days, the weather was great (February) and our Team - Juan Perez (guide), Eduardo (Mule tender and affectionately aka Dr. Machete) and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 7, 2015
Scott W
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Burbank, California
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English first
Burbank, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

This was a remarkable trek. We did 7 days, the weather was great (February) and our Team - Juan Perez (guide), Eduardo (Mule tender and affectionately aka Dr. Machete) and Azucena (our cook) - was informed and a pleasure to spend time with. I recommend the trek to anyone - but do it soon as the Guatemalan Government is in... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

My "jungle trip" was the best adventure I've ever had in my adult life. Words and pictures do not do the trip justice. English speakers: You DEFINITELY need to go with somebody who can translate Spanish for you. A travel agency told me that there are English signs posted everywhere in the park. This was a total lie. I saw... More 

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Reykjavik, Iceland
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

I loved this trek. Walking through the jungle, listening to the forest sounds was the highlight for me. The ruins themselves were not as impressive as Tikal even though a few did look good. The site is much less developed than others i have seen arpund central. We paid for it 220 USD booked from Flores. The guy we bought... More 

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London
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5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
2 reviews
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
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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
3 helpful votes 3 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
4 helpful votes 4 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
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

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
1 review
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
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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