Helicopter Tour to El Mirador. The incomparable views mixed deep in the jungle canopy of the colossal Mayan Biosphere in Guatemala provide a glimpse back in time. As the helicopter will pull above the treeline, the sight of Lake Petén will make you already joyful you choose this expedition. The color of the water is turquoise blended with greens that change almost yellow near the shallow shore. It is almost an hour of flying from the island of Flores to the archeological site, so settle back and observe the fields thin, the farms dissolve and then it is just jungle. No fields, no roads, no farms, no houses, just endless, magnificent jungle as far as you are able to see.
As the helicopter lands clearly and it touches down in a verdant opening that from above seemed no larger than a bathmat. As the blades wind down, and you get off the aircraft, the first thing that you hear is… nothing at all. No vehicles in the distance, no people, no honks, no engines. Just jungle melodies – howler and spider monkeys, cicadas buzzing, wind through leaves, birds.
This amazing Tour offers 3 days to enjoy one of the greatest wonders Guatemala has for you! Often times when you hear about the great pyramids of the world, the Egyptian pyramids or perhaps the Pyramid of the Sun in Mexico may come to mind.
But did you know that Guatemala is actually home to the biggest pyramid in terms of volume in the world? The Mirador, known to many as the cradle of Mayan Civilization, is located in the dense jungles of northern Guatemala. Enjoy with friends or family and relax while the most amazing sunset in Flores Island dazzles your eyes!
Upon arrival, you will take a 1 hour domestic flight to Flores Island. Once on the island, the adventure of this tour package begins: sit on the shore aside the pristine blue waters of Lake Peten Itza. Finally, enjoy your time on the Sunset Boat Ride of the lake and the island.
Today you will do a Helicopter tour to El Mirador. It is comprised of miles of unrestored pyramids and structures that have seemingly become part of the jungle. El Mirador is the home of the amazing pyramid La Danta.
To give you some perspective, the base of La Danta is so vast that it would cover 35 football fields. La Danta is, in fact, the largest structure that has ever been built by the Mayans, and some consider it to be the largest pyramid in the world in terms of volume in existence.
The discover of this amazing Mayan City has attracted the attention of the world, and nowadays you will find coverages and write-ups in site like National Geographic.
Today is the last day of your Guatemala Mayan tour package. A domestic flight will bring you back to Guatemala City International Airport where you will take your flight back home with a memory full of wonderful experiences in the Mayan world!
Feel free to Contact us if you would like to have an extension of your tour.