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El Mirador

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Address: Guatemala
Phone Number: +502 5017 6311
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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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There is confusing information about the independent guides and the cooperativa around this trek - one is saying one thing, the others one thing. We booked a "last minute" tour... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There is confusing information about the independent guides and the cooperativa around this trek - one is saying one thing, the others one thing. We booked a "last minute" tour through one of the various grey travel agencies littered around Flores. Price began at Q1500 + shuttle tickets and came down to Q1200 + shuttle tickets to next destination, so... More 

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Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Managed to hitch a ride to El Mirador in a helo. This site is quite remote and not as excavated as many that I've seen while working "south of the border." But La Danta is...huge. There's a very large, obvious causeway (though still covered in trees) visible from the air on the way in.

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Guatemala
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

My wife and I wanted to do this trip for a while but because of time and distance it was always impossible to plan until we tried MLT travel agency and went by air. It was such a nice trip, about a half and hour trip on helicopter from Santa Elena. I could not believe how huge the structures and... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

This trek is absolutely amazing, and I've done many around the world. BUT if you're doing it in the rainy season beware. We trudged through water and mud above our knees and through torrential downpours. Adventurous is an apt description for the challenges, but nothing can prepare you for the amount of mosquitos. They are in the millions and absolutely... More 

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Liege, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

We did the 5 day trek to El Mirador through La cooperativa Carmelita (http://www.turismocooperativacarmelita.com). I emailed them (expedicion@turismocooperativacarmelita.com) a week before the trek to get all the information we needed, they were very responsive and helpful. We then met them at the agency in Flores (Calle Centro America). We paid 1750Q/person, everything was included: guide, cook, food (breakfast, lunch, snack,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

Highly recommended: Oscar Tornoe - amazingly personable and fun tour guide who went out of his way to help us during our El Mirador 5 day trip (2 days there, 1 at the site, 2 days back). If you require an English/Spanish speaking guide please do request him as he really did make our trip. If you go elsewhere do... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

A friend and I booked this trip and had the time of our lives doing the 5 day hike. We had originally looked to go with the Cooperativa. We went to meet them in person two days ahead and were sorely disappointed - they talked down the other operators (it is categorically a lie to claim they are the only... More 

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Bern, Switzerland
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

We did a five day trek at the end of March. The site was interesting but unfortunately our guide didn't know a thing about Maya culture and civilization. The agency we booked through (El Gran Jaguar) promised us mattresses, a cook, and mules to carry our bags but it was all lies. We had to sleep on the ground and... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2016 via mobile

hello, my boyfriend and I book a tour to el Mirador with El Gran Jaguar agency in Flores, Guatemala. On the evening before the 5 day trek after we already got ready for the trip, and paid 2000q, the guy came to us and said that the trip is cancelled, because other people are sick and that we could go... More 

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Hoi An, Vietnam
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2016

We had a very good 6 - days expedition. Before leaving lot of information were provided by email as soon as we had questions. The trek itself was hard because of the heat but we were very well cared by our guide Antonio and our cook Ema. Both are very professional and very kind and attentive, we would recommend them... More 

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