El Mirador Mayan Ruins by Helicopter
Soar over the jungles of Guatemala by helicopter, to reach the remote, northern corner of El Petén. Here, the Mayan ruins of El Mirador lay hidden amongst the dense forest, and can only be reached following a 5-day trek or 90-min helicopter flight.
Soak in impressive views as you take the 90-minute helicopter flight above the Guatemalan jungle, to reach the rarely visited ruins of el Mirador. El Mirador thrived during its peak, but was left completely abandoned in 150AD, and archaeologists are still trying to figure out why. Excavations are ongoing, but the site still remains hidden and inaccessible, making for an exciting off-the-beaten-path excursion. Enjoy a guided tour of these vast ruins, which actually span a larger area than Tikal, before settling down for a picnic lunch in the dense forest. Return by helicopter to your hotel when you are done!
Please note that the timings of the flight may be delayed for weather reasons.