September 21, 2015
TREK TO EL MIRADOR – hidden and forgotten Mayan city in the Guatemalan jungle
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7:30am: PICK UP AT HOTEL , HOSTEL or HOME in FLORES (wait at the airport for those arriving by air in airline TAG) Start the route of 83 kilometers from Flores to Carmelita, the last community settled for more than a century northwest of the Maya Biosphere . This is done by one of our vehicle and included in the price.
11:00am: Enter a unique adventure in the majestic virgin forest , for the next four full days !
3:00pm: Stop at the camp El Guacate with lunch included.
3:30pm: Leave for the archaeological site Tintal.
6:00pm: Arrive at Tintal and dinner included.
Not included: Breakfast, you should bring a few snacks for this first day (chocolates, fruit, energy bars for the middle of the day) as well as raincoat , good shoes and a very small backpack to take with you … your bag is going on the mules ! (and will not be accessible during the day )
6:15am: Breakfast, included.
7:00am: Leave for the break area “El Zompopero”
10:00am: Arrive at “Zompopero” where you receive refreshments, included.
1:00pm: Arrive at the archaeological site “La Muerta” where we eat lunch, included.
An hour and a half later we are finally at the El Mirador site at the temple El Tigre to see the sunset (weather permitting).
7.00 pm : Dinner (included)
Watch the sunrise for those who wish to participate. A tour of the archaeological site(including snacks) in the morning with certified community guide from Carmelita . La Danta and other structures in the evening followed by watching the sunset. It’s a quiet day where you can relax and interact with the other participants in a very different environment.
ALL MEALS included
Day 4 & 5
Breakfast included and start the return to Carmelita in two days on the same path as days 1 and 2. Arrive at approximately 1:00pm for lunch in Carmelita (included). Immediately after, we head to Flores
- 4 nights’ accommodation: 4 nights of camping (tents, hammocks, mosquito nets, and blankets).
- All food during the hike, 4 breakfasts, 5 lunches, and 4 dinners, pure water.
- Travel under the program with a community guide from Carmelita, in Spanish language, authorized by INGUAT.
- Mules to carry food, luggage, water and other tools for the trip. No mules for participants, only the above mentioned..
- Trained cooks with assistants, porters responsible for the mules, first aid kit.
- Transportation from Flores to Carmelita and back
Food that is not on the hike, alcoholic drinks, mules for people, guide in another language other than Spanish, and tips.
Cool pants (no jeans), long-sleeved shirts or blouses in light colors, raincoat, lightweight but strong shoes or boots, repellent against ticks, hat, binoculars, flashlight with extra batteries, water bottle, backpack small to wear during the walk, soft socks (at least to change every day), camera, knife, plastic bags to put your dry clothes in your backpack (in case of rain), personal medications.
NORMAL PRICE 450 USD $ per person with a minimum of 3 persons
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