Carmelita-Mirador Circuit

El Mirador Jungle Trek

5 days and 4 nights

This 5-days and 4 nights tour gives you the opportunity of experiencing the great adventure of traversing the tropical jungle, while you visit three of the Mayan Cities: El Tintal, La Muerta and El Mirador.

An expedition in search of one of the lost and oldest cities of the Mayan World, extraordinary walks, feeling the enigma of the jungle, the living nature, into nights of history and mysticism and incomparable sunrises.

We will walk 5 to 6 hours a day, with different stops to rest and have a snack, at least every two hours. The topography of the path is flat and during the second path we will walk along the Mayan road, which is 23 km long, 37 meters wide and 3 meters high. This Mayan roads were built more than 2,267 years ago and they were used as pilgrimage routes towards the capital of the Kan Kingdom.

The Carmelita-El Mirador circuit is located in the Northern part of the Maya Biosphere Reserve, crossing the Multiple Use Zone and the Mirador-Río Azul National Park, one of the most important heritage reserves in the world, home to more than 200 cities Mayans in a lush tropical rainforest, home to a great diversity of plants and animals.

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Tour itinerary

El Mirador Jungle Trek Tour (5 days)

El Tintal

La Muerta

El Mirador

Camping Area

Visitors Center


Archaeological reserve

Pedestrian trail

Archeological site


Day 1

9:00 a.m.

Arrival at Carmelita

9:15 a.m.

Start of the walk, departure of Carmelita

1:00 p.m.

Lunch (box lunch) and rest in The Guacute camp

2:00 p.m.

Return to the walking to the Archaeological Site El Tintal

4:00 p.m.

Arrival to El Tintal Camp

6:30 p.m.

Dinner and night in the camp

Day 2

6:00 a.m.


7:00 a.m.

Start of the walk to El Mirador

12:30 p.m.

Lunch on route (box lunch)

2:00 p.m.

Visit to the archaeological site La Muerta

3:00 p.m.

Arrival at the El Mirador Archaeological Site, Camp

5:00 p.m.

Sunset at the El Tigre pyramid

6:30 p.m.

Dinner and Spend the night at the camp

Day 3

5:00 a.m.

Experience the sunrise (Optional)

7:00 a.m.


8:00 a.m.

Tour in El Mirador archaeological site

12:00 p.m.

Lunch at the camp

2:00 p.m.

Return to the walking

5:00 p.m.

Experience the Sunset

7:00 p.m.


Day 4

7:00 a.m.


8:00 a.m.

Start of the return trek to

12:00 p.m.

Lunch on route (box lunch)

4:30 p.m.

Tour in El Tintal archaeological site

6:30 p.m.

Dinner and spend the night at the camp

Day 5

7:00 a.m.


8:00 a.m.

Start of the walk to Carmelita

11:00 a.m.

Arrival to Carmelita

12:00 p.m.

Lunch at a community canteen

1:00 p.m.

Trip to Flores

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What's included

  • Flores-Carmelita-Flores transportation
  • Breakfast of day 1 in the community canteen
  • Food during the tour (breakfasts, refreshments, lunches and dinners)
  • Purified water (for hydration during the journey)
  • Lunch of the last day in the community canteen
  • Camping equipment (tent, mattress, sleeping bag, sheets)
  • First aid kit, antiophidic serums.
  • Community guide in Spanish accredited by INGUAT
  • Guide assistant (if the group exceeds 8 people)
  • Cook
  • Muleteer
  • Cargo mules (to carry luggage* and food)
    *25-pound backpack per person.

We offer you free transportation from the Mundo Maya Airport or the Santa Elena bus terminal to your hotel, for which it is necessary to coordinate with the sales office.

What's not included

  • Meals that are not in the travel menu
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Tips
  • Personal expenses

Optional services

  • Lodging in Carmelita, the night before the tour
  • Guide in English or another language
  • Riding or cargo* mules
    *If you need to take extra luggage
  • Special menus
  • Private or collective transport
    (from other destinations in Guatemala to Flores)
  • Customized tours and events

Plan your trip

Group tour

  • Group tour
  • No minimun people required on scheduled dates
  • Check our scheduled dates calendar
  • If you need to go in a non-scheduled date, book your tour 15 days in advance, with a minimum of 2 persons.

Private tour

  • Private tour
  • Minimum 2 persons
  • Available at any date
  • Book at least 2 days in advance

Upcoming group tours

No scheduled dates available at the moment.
If you would like to request a new date, contact us 15 days in advance, with a minimum of 2 persons.

Special requests

If you would like to request a custom-made tour, have a special requirement, or need to go on a non-scheduled date, contact us.