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09 Days: The Mayan city of El Mirador (Finding the lost largest pyramid in the world; La Danta)

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Why us ?

Because of our visionary, transformative and ethical approach, changing the game in the Mayan lands, and maximizing your experience during your most valued asset, your leisure time! 

Feel good because you are not only traveling, in fact you are also supporting many noble causes, and always keep in mind that part of your investment in your journey  benefits you, the residents you meet, and mother nature.

- high quality, hygiene, safety & comfort - 24/7 customer service - sustainable & regenerative philosophy - social responsibility - exclusive & unique activities - amazing destinations - a team of local living legends - exquisite local food - handpicked accommodations - on-time transportation - and much more.

When you have to choose between two roads, ask yourself which of them has a heart? Whoever chooses the path of the Heart never makes a mistake.

Popol Vuh (the sacred book of the Mayans).


Feel free to contact us. We are a team of expert travel designers more than happy to help you.

How can we customize it for you? If it leaves you dreaming about it, and makes you smile. Just let us know, and we can begin the process of tailoring it.

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Finding the Lost Largest Pyramid in the World; El Mirador Trek:

We take sophisticated travelers to unusual magical destinations on adventurous and unique team expeditions and much more.


YES, THEORY review: 

What to say! that truly was an adventure in every sense of the word.

Thank you, Maya Cosmos Travel Group team, for being so patient with us and always being so calm – it’s a true testament to who you guys are and your ancestors before you. It was an amazing journey and one I’ll never forget. 

Much Love! Matt Dajer (Yes Theory Founder).

Tour Details

One of our signature journeys and the one that put us on the top of the international travel agencies and tour operators. 

A genuine and epic transformative expedition to the deepest part of the Mayan biosphere reserve. Where is hidden inside the jungle one of the best humanity secrets, and you are about to know why. 

The enigmatic lost city of El Mirador is one of the most energetic, powerful & magical places on planet earth. It’s the cradle and most important city of the great Maya civilization, actually its ancient headquarters. The site where it was created the first political state of all the Americas, the first superhighway of the world, and the impressive Temple of La Data; considered the biggest pyramid in Earth’s volume (more giant than Giza, Egypt). We will also visit the majestic Tikal (World Heritage site) and Antigua’s beautiful colonial city (World Heritage site).

Specially designed for natural explorers on a life quest with a high sense of adventure, deep connection with mother nature, and the magical, peaceful, and healing experience of visiting the Mayan ancient energetic sites. 

Trust us; it will leave you with stories to share for ten lifetimes.


Expedition type & rating

  • -All-inclusive travel vacation package.
  • -Culture, community, adventure, nature and spirituality.
  • -Moderate level.




Guatemala City (GUA)

-Arrival & departure.



Destinations & activities

  • Guatemala city sightseeing.
  • Local flight (round trip) from Guatemala City (GUA) to Isla de Flores (FRS).
  • El Mirador trek (Protected Area / Mayan Biosphere Reserve).
  • The one-of-a-kind sun rising of the mighty Mayan jungle in the temples of the lost city of El Mirador.
  • La Danta pyramid (the largest pyramid in volume on planet earth).
  • Isla de Flores and Lake Peten Itza visit.
  • Tikal (World Heritage Site) exploration.
  • Antigua (World Heritage Site) walking tour. Culture, art, and foodie related.
  • Special goodbye dinner in Antigua.

Day 1Welcome to Guatemala; the Heart of the Mayan world and transfer to Antigua:

Welcome by our team at the Aurora International Airport (GUA) and private transportation (at any time) to the beautiful and colonial city in ruins of La Antigua Guatemala (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), a magical town full of charm and probably the most visited in the country. 

Free time to explore (try to arrive before 5 pm to enjoy the sunset in Antigua with tea, coffee, or drinks), rest, and prepare ourselves for our upcoming transformative journey. Overnight in a comfortable hotel in Antigua.

Meals: None.
Lodging: Hotel (Antigua). 
Activities: Welcome transfer and sightseeing.

Day 2The first day of our expedition; early local flight to Isla de Flores, transportation to Carmelita shire, and trekking to El Tintal.

Early transportation to Guatemala city airport for our short local flight to the Mayan lowlands of El Peten. Typical breakfast and our guided ride to Carmelita shire, followed by a group activity regarding our intentions for this trip & our petitions to the jungle. Lunch and the beginning of our uplifting expedition until El Tintal. An archeological site with a Mayan football courtyard, acropolis, and the Henequen pyramid (47 meters or 155 feet). Jungle dinner and camping under the stars at El Tintal campsite.

Meals: All.
Lodging: Camping. 
Activities: Local flight to Flores (FRS), Isla de Flores sightseeing, trekking, and bonfire.

Day 3Trekking from El Tintal to the lost city El Mirador.

Early jungle breakfast and the continuation of our journey with snacks and lunch in the middle of the jungle. The visit of the archeological site of La Muerta (one of the most unusual sites because of having two subterranean labyrinths) until the lost city of El Mirador. Appreciating the indescribable sunset of the Mayan biosphere reserve at the Pyramid of El Tigre. Jungle dinner and camping under the stars at El Mirador campsite.

Meals: All.
Lodging: Camping. 
Activities: Trekking, wildlife photography, stargazing, and legends about the Maya civilization and El Mirador.

Day 4The one-of-a-kind sun rising of the Heart of the Mayan biosphere reserve at El Mirador and our connection with la Danta pyramid.

Early wake-up and appreciation of the majestic and breathtaking sunrise of the Mayan jungle and its inhabitants. Breakfast on El Mirador campsite and all-day exploration of La Danta pyramid, with an impressive structure that reaches more than 170 meters high, around 300 by 300 meters wide (making an unbelievable average of 2.8 million cubic meters of handwork) and dated from more than 1,000 BC. The Jaguar Claw Temple, the baseboard of the Popol Vuh’s hero twins (the Mayan bible), we will decode and channel the writings on stone by the ancient Mayans. Jungle lunch at the campsite, the sunset of the jungle, and history telling and myths of El Mirador and the Maya civilization. Dinner and camping under the stars at El Mirador campsite.

Meals: All.

Lodging: Camping. 

Activities: Sunrise and sunset at the top of the pyramids, trekking, bonfire, stories, and legends about the Maya civilization and El Mirador.

Day 5The beginning of our return; trekking from El Mirador to El Tintal.

Early jungle breakfast and the continuation of our trek back to El Tintal archaeological site, following the same jungle paths that lead us here. Snacks, lunch in the middle of the jungle, dinner, and camping under the stars at El Tintal campsite.

Meals: All.
Lodging: Camping. 
Activities: Trekking, wildlife photography, stargazing, bonfire, stories, and legends about the Maya civilization and El Mirador.  

Day 6The last day of our epic expedition; trekking from El Tintal to Carmelita shire and transportation to la Isla de Flores.

Early jungle breakfast at El Tintal campsite and our last day in the jungle, snacks on the way, and our return to Carmelita for a well-deserved typical lunch. To then continue with our transportation back to the beautiful and picturesque Isla de Flores, located in the middle of the crystal clear waters of the Peten Itza Lake, for a free afternoon to recover ourselves from the trek. Check-In Hotel Isla de Flores.

Meals: breakfast and lunch. 
Lodging: Hotel Isla de Flores. 
Activities: Trekking, wildlife photography, insect catching, stargaze, and Isla de Flores sightseeing. 

Day 7The majestic Tikal (World Heritage) exploration and our local afternoon flight back to Guatemala city.

Breakfast and our transportation to Tikal (the city of the voices); the most famous Mayan archaeological sites of the Mayan territory; exploration of the sacred place, its central acropolis and central plaza, the great Jaguar Temple, the temple of the masks, temple III & IV, etc. Lunch inside of the national park, afternoon return to La Isla de Flores for our local flight back to Guatemala city and our transportation to the beautiful Antigua. Check-In Hotel Antigua.

Meals: breakfast. 
Lodging: Hotel Antigua. 
Activities: Tikal expedition and local flight back to Guatemala city (GUA).

Day 8Antigua walking tour & our special goodbye dinner:

Breakfast and free morning at the beautiful Antigua. Lunch and walking tour through Antigua’s most famous cobblestone streets. Visiting its famous central plaza, cathedral, jade stores, free time at their fantastic handicraft markets. And because it is your last night, we will have a perfect time celebrating life, taking you out for a lounge/bar hopping with a delicious special goodbye dinner. Overnight in a comfortable hotel in Antigua.

Meals: Breakfast and dinner. 
Lodging: Hotel Antigua. 
Activities: Antigua walking tour and special goodbye dinner.

Day 9Final transfer to Guatemala City airport, goodbye & the end of our services:

Morning breakfast and our final transfer to the Airport to be there 3 hours before our departure time. Goodbye from our team and until the next time!

Meals: breakfast. 
Lodging: none.
Activities: Exit transfer and sightseeing.

Other Details

Our expedition includes

  • Entrance tickets, tours, and activities:
    • -Entrance to all the places, tours & activities described on the sample itinerary.
  • Professional, certified & authorized guidance and transportation: 
    • An English tour leader, plus local guides (in different parts of the journey).

Note: if required, we can provide a tour leader in your native language. Contact us for more information.

    • -All ground transportation on an authorized touristic microbus and all terrain vehicles


-All the meals described on the itinerary with a typical and international fusion flavor. All of them are tasty and big enough to satisfy anybody. 

Note: If required, we can provide vegetarian/vegan options.


-Medium class category Hotel, on single or double rooms with a private bathroom (toilet & hot shower) and all the amenities.

-Camping with professional gear (with all the necessary equipment), including waterproof tents, sleeping bags, blankets, pillows, yoga mats, mosquito net, etc.

Note: If required, we can upgrade our lodging to our deluxe hotels and glamping.

Local Flights

Round trip GUA – FRS / FRS – GUA

At El Mirador

  • -Before the expedition, a storage place (at our offices) to leave your valuable things (the ones you are not going to use for the trek). 
  • -Lodging with professional camping gear (with all the necessary equipment), including tents, sleeping bags, blankets, pillows, yoga mats, mosquito nets, etc.
  • -01 Tour leader and 01 assistant guide. 
  • -01 Chef in charge of cooking all the meals. Three full meals per day + plus daily snacks & all the necessary water. If you have any specific diet or restrictions, let us know.
  • -01 Person in charge of the mules.
  • -04 Loading mules (for carrying all gear, equipment, and all types of supplies).
  • -01 Chair mule (for the explorers tired of the trek) when it’s necessary. 
  • -Jungle showers (all days).
  • -Completely first aid kit and medical equipment.
  • -Charging generators (just at the Mirador campsite).
  • -Sunrise and sunsets on the top of the temples. 
  • -Getting inside the pyramids to witness the latest discoveries. Plus more surprises along the way, because we have the special keys.

Our expedition does not includes

  • International flights
  • The not described meals
  • All the drinks at restaurants
  • Tips (tour leader, local guides, driver, etc.).
  • Personal expenses of any kind
  • The not described services in our sample itinerary.

Requirements and recommendations:

-The Mayan city of El Mirador (Finding the lost largest pyramid in the world; La Danta) it’s an expedition for the lovers of adventure and nature; with an open heart and mind that enjoys traveling out of their comfort zone. From the beginning of our journey until the end, we will not have any cell phone or internet connection (being entirely out of the modern world). We will start the day around 4:30 – 5:00 am, walking around 08 hours daily (approximately 27 – 32 km or 18 – 23 miles) with small breaks through the Mayan jungle’s humid paths with an average of 80% density and mixed topography.

-To make it successful, a professional team between expert tour leaders and local jungle survival guides are coming with us. With loading mules (for the gear, equipment, and supplies) and mules with chairs (for the explorers that might need rest). A chef in charge of preparing all the meals (3 meals per day, plus snacks and all the necessary water) and complete camping gear (tents, yoga mats, blankets and pillows, etc.)

-Tell all your friends, family, and community about it. Even if we can make this happen with at least 02 people, we recommend having this experience with a group of your closest friends because it will connect all of you on a more profound and higher level.

Follow the instructions of your tour leader and local guides. They know what they are doing. Ask them, question them, and also connect with them. They will surprise you.

– The 05 days trek to the Mirador is our suggestion at least. However, we love being in the jungle, and we are sure that you do too. So if you want, we can stay a few more days and explore more or do some extra activity. CONTACT US!

– Travel with your Heart and mind open and be receptive to all the lessons that these sacred lands have for you 🙂


Important Notes:

– No matter where you are, always travel with health & travel insurance.

-Remember that it’s a total disconnection with the modern world. We will not have any signal (internet or telephone) from the beginning until the end of the expedition and a real connection with the ancestral world where we will have a much more profound and deep connection.

Just by traveling to El Mirador, you will understand why we call it El Mirador, and you definitely won’t be the same. So now you know, because there are no words to describe this experience! Start preparing yourself mentally, physically, and spiritually for the adventure of your lifetime. What are you waiting for?

In closing, we can tell you this. We have traveled the world and done several treks. If you are into adventure, nature, ancient civilizations, sacred sites, history, culture, mysticism, the esoteric, this one will leave you with stories to share for ten lifetimes.


Got a question? No problemo! We’re here to help you with everything you need to know about us, our services, and our epic expedition.

Check out our FAQS below. If your question isn’t there, feel free to open our messenger chat and write to us or send us an email at info@guatemalascension.org

What's the average age of the explorers?

The majority of participants are young people, most commonly known as millennials from all over the world, on an average of 18 to 40 years old. But there are also many travelers of different ages who make the expedition without problems, from 12 – 15 to 70-year-old adults. Age is not limited if the person has a good physical condition.

What kind of physical condition should I have to make this happen?

It is recommended to have a good state of health and be able to walk around 07 continuous hours each day.

When to go?

The expedition is available 365 days of the year (including holidays). The best time to make it happen would be from the beginning of November to the end of June, a season in which the level of physical effort is minimal since the trails are completely dry and easy to navigate. During the months of July to October (rainy season), it is necessary to make an additional physical effort to travel in the flood and mud areas (that’s pretty funny), which constitute 30% of the route. However, it is possible to do it with a level of more significant mental and physical challenge. In this period, the presence of mosquitoes increases.

How are the camping areas and sanitary services? Do you guys provide tents?

We will sleep in jungle base camps, and yes, we provide fully equipped tents (with mattresses, pillows, sheets, blankets, mosquito nets, etc.). These camps have necessary sanitary facilities (dry toilets) and a shower space (with water collected from the rain).

What kind of food will I have?

Complete typical breakfast and dinners are included in the jungle’s basecamps, and during the trek, snacks, sandwiches, and fruits are offered. There are also alternatives for vegetarians/vegans(for which you must let us know before the expedition).

What to pack?

It is essential to carry only what is necessary for the five days of trekking in a travel (25 pounds) backpack transported on a cargo mule. The rest of your luggage can be left in the deposit of your hotel or at our offices. We recommend carrying a small backpack to transport your water, personal implements as light as possible, since you will have to take your bag during the trekking.

– All your magical and alchemy amulets to be charged at the pyramids 🙂

– Light long sleeve shirts and at least one pair of short sleeves.

– Cool pants or lululemon (no jeans) and at least one pair of shorts.

– Comfortable tennis or trekking shoes (an extra pair it’s always good).

– Sticking plasters (you will definitely use these, trust us).

– Flip-flops.

– Socks and underwear. 

– All your hygiene items (towel, toothbrush, etc.) 

– Sunglasses, sunblock, and a hat or cap. 

– Sweater or jacket for the night.

– Raincoat (in case of possible rain).

– Mosquito/insect repellent.

– Container to carry water.

– Strong flashlight with extra batteries. 

– Good camera/video recorder with extra batteries and charging devices.

Personal medications; if you have some particular condition or under certain specific medicines, let us know, and take all the medication you need for the expedition’s duration plus more. This one is a must for you to come.

– Your favorite snacks (those that you cannot leave without with).

– A small backpack to take on the trek, with your “must gadgets for the expedition.”

– The cargo backpack with the rest of your things will be transported by the mules.

– We recommend bringing the minimum and indispensable.

Note: If you are coming during the rainy season (from July to October), it is necessary to bring waterproof clothing.

What sites do we visit on the expedition?

More than 13 archaeological sites are crossed during the five-day expedition, and we stop to visit El Tintal, La Muerta, and El Mirador.

What happens if you want to make the expedition, but you don't have a group?

The minimum number of people to organize an expedition is 02 people. If you are traveling as a couple or with some friends, you have the option to decide the date of the beginning. If you travel alone and wish to join a group, you should contact us. The groups are formed without nationality or age restriction, and they are from 02 to 10 people.

What is the difference between a private and a collective expedition?

A private expedition is carried out, providing exclusive services for the group (without mixing with other travelers) since the expedition’s beginning: transport, equipment, chef, guides, muleteers, and you decide your travel dates. All services are shared with other travelers in the collective, and the travel dates depend on the expedition already scheduled.

What if I have a medical condition?

If you feel that a medical condition may affect your trip in any way, please let us know when purchasing your expedition ticket. We reserve the right to decline bookings if we feel we cannot accommodate your condition on any given tour.

What happens if there's an emergency?

We are a professional and high-quality tourism company having more than 15 years of experience doing this expedition, among many others. We have everything that we need and more to make it successful, and we count on an emergency/safety plan, and just for the record, we have never used it. As a backup, we rely upon a helicopter to come to pick us up.

Do I need to be vaccinated to make the expedition?

We recommend traveling with all your routine vaccines (that most likely you already have) such as hepatitis (A & B), typhoid, yellow fever, malaria, etc.

How is biodiversity (Flora & Fauna)?

High forest, where the vegetation can reach 35 meters high with species such as Ceiba (Ceiba pentandra), Mahogany (Swietenia macrophylla), Ramón (Brosimum alicastrum), Chicozapote (Manilkara zapota), Allspice (Pimenta dioica), among many others. Low forest, with shrubs, pastures, and grasslands. Wetland areas of marsh, swamps that many animal species, especially resident and migratory birds, benefit. More than 25 species of birds, 56 species of reptiles/amphibians, 16 of fish, and countless invertebrates have been recorded in the circuit area. As in much of the Mayan Biosphere Reserve, the presence of jaguars (Panthera onca), deers (Odocoileus virginianus), pumas (Puma concolor), tapirs (Tapirus bairdii), ocelots (Leopardus pardalis), and armadillos (Dasypus novemcinctus). The extended families of howling monkeys (Alouatta pigra) and spider monkeys (Ateles geoffroyí) can not be missed in the trees. While in the wetlands, they are recognized as shelters of a great diversity represented by the crocodile Moreleti (Crocodylus moreletii), the white turtle (Dermatemys mawii), and the white fish (Petunia Splendida).

What is the Kan Kingdom, and why the cradle of the great Mayan civilization?

The Kan kingdom is the most important dynasty for the Maya; the serpent kingdom. The ones who created the first political State of all the Americas, the first superhighway of the world (with more than 90 km long), and the impressive Temple of La Danta (considered to be the most giant pyramid in volume of planet earth). It was believed that the Mayans most prominent achievements and constructions were related to the Classic Period (250-900 AD). However, constant research and studies in cities such as El Mirador; recently revealed that even around 1,500 – 800 BC. Ceremonial spaces of significant dimensions and astronomical commemoration complexes were already being constructed. It was changing the Mayas’ history because it was at the beginning of the civilization where the giant constructions were made. It is essential to mention that the Kan kingdom (the Serpent Dynasty) took different forms by changing its capital throughout Guatemala’s history to Mexico.

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