El Mirador Highlights

♦ Exciting flight over the jungle

♦ Incredible ruins that include most probably the highest pyramid discovered in both Americas so far

♦ See the archaeological work unveiling the secrets from the ancient times

El Mirador by helicopter

El Mirador by helicopter

El Mirador is a Late Pre-classic Maya city located in the Mirador Basin, Petén, Guatemala, dating from 600 BC and was partially abandoned around year 150 AD. It was later reoccupied in the late classical period and finally abandoned in the ninth century. The Mirador is located in the Maya Biosphere Reserve, and only accessible by helicopter or from the village of Carmelita, 2 days walking for 9 hours.

Why visit: Imagine that you have the opportunity to see the mystery unveiling in front of your eyes. That's it. Precisely.

El Mirador Heli Tour

Important note: Tour starts from Flores, or with additional use of the helicopter from Guatemala City.


Helicopter tour to the Mirador, approximately 45 minutes flight. You will be accompanied by an expert guide on the subject. Then you have 4 hours to walk on the location and see all of the significant buildings discovered so far. Return helicopter flight, and then lunch on the Flores island (not included in price).

Notable buildings: El Tigre pyramid stands over 60 meters high and exceeds by a wide margin the largest temple in Tikal (Temple IV),  Danta, reaching over 100 meters from its base, is considered to be the largest Pre-Columbian structure in both Americas.

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Inclusions El Mirador

♦ Helicopter From Guatemala City or Antigua Guatemala

♦ Box Lunch

♦ Professional guide (English/Spanish)

♦ Catering water, soda, Gatorade.

Exclusions El Mirador

♦ Transfer to Airport or Heliport

♦ Taxes departure from Flores USD 3.00

♦ Personal expenses

Important note


  • Tours that need helicopter of private fishing boat require confirmation. Please provide an email or phone to check availability.
  • Private tours run with a minimum of 2 passengers. If size is not reached the tour is subject to collective or shared tour of full pay of 2 passengers.
  • Please bring hat, sunglasses, sunblock, camera, bug repellent, thin pants, rain gear, long sleeve t-shirts, personal medication & passport (passport is required).
  • Tours include bilingual guide (English and Spanish).
  • Please contact us if you need a guide in any other language. French, German and Italian available in private services, and are subject to additional costs and depend of guide availability.
  • For groups of 10 persons or more, please contact Maya World Tours, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Contact us

Maya World Tours
Ruta 6 9-21 Zona 4
Ed. Camara de Industria
Nivel 4 Of. 401
01004 Guatemala City
Republic of Guatemala
Tels.: 2360-6941/ 2339-2612
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