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Carmelita Cooperative is the way to go.

Book directly with Carmelita Coop (on Ave Central America in Flores). This way more of the money... read more

Reviewed June 25, 2018
Fort Collins, Colorado

First of all, even though the trail is relatively flat it is recommended to be in good physical... read more

Reviewed June 16, 2018
Guillaume C
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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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Reviewed June 25, 2018

Book directly with Carmelita Coop (on Ave Central America in Flores). This way more of the money goes directly to the little community which keeps El Mirador clean and keeps the trails groomed. Support the locals, and not some travel agent in Flores. Our guides...More

1  Thank chey_baybee
Reviewed June 16, 2018

First of all, even though the trail is relatively flat it is recommended to be in good physical condition. Some training prior the trip is definitely a good idea. Not recommended for children under 14. The dry season ( February March April ) would be...More

1  Thank Guillaume C
Reviewed March 29, 2018

It was amazing, expedition like we read in Jules Verne or Fenimore Cooper books: guide, packing mules, riding mules. The lost city in the jungle where we spend whole day was very romantic. Thanks to Dynasty Kan organizing it all well; senyor Antonio was 100%...More

3  Thank Ben T
Reviewed March 9, 2018 via mobile

We recently completed the 6 day Expedia with Cooperativa Carmelita. We contacted Juan Carlos in the office in advance, he was very professional, explaining exactly what we could expect and the cost. He then arranged a tour on dates to suit us and found other...More

4  Thank Richard S
Reviewed February 10, 2018 via mobile

I took the helicopter ride of TAG airline from Flores Airport to the Heliport next to the site. Although it was the middle of February we encountered rain on the way and in our four hours on the site. The main reason for the 5...More

Thank Aviram M
Reviewed January 5, 2018 via mobile

We just came back from a 5-day trip with the amazing crew of Dinastia Kan this holiday season. Their main contact, Antonio, was super responsive and dropped by our hotel the day before we left to answer questions. Our guide, Adeliene, made sure my 62-year...More

1  Thank Shimeng C
Reviewed December 23, 2017 via mobile

I joined the 6-days trip, with other 2 people. The trip itself was wonderful, but the arrangement for this tour was a nightmare. Oscar, you might hear him from other reviews, is by no means honest in the office. He tried everything to rip everyone...More

1  Thank Nilowss S
Reviewed December 3, 2017 via mobile

We did the 5 day hike with Abel from Dynastia Kan, and it was more than worth every buck!! Sometimes it's a little bit hard, but in the end you wont regret it! They couldn't find some other peoples so we had a privat tour...More

Thank manu-im-kanu
Reviewed November 22, 2017

Walking the El Mirador hike is amazing. We walked the extended route via Nakbe, which is highly recommended. The guide was amazing, just as the other people working in Carmelita. The office in Flores is another story: they repeatedly lied to us about the route,...More

Thank Frank A
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Reviewed October 2, 2017 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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