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On December 2012 there were many different events around the MAYA WORLD to celebrate the beginning of a new cycle in the Maya Calendar! Special events will be held at El Mirador throughout 2014. The celebration continues and it is only the beginning... Please see the dates marked on our tour calendar...

Join us in celebration and ceremony in the Heart of the Maya World and learn about the Maya Calendar in our Inner Journeys in Extraordinary Places


This site is dedicated to all the park guards and workers and the archaeologists, who have dedicated their lives to researching and protecting this wonderful cultural resource, a heritage of all Guatemalans and the world.

This website is an educational resource specially dedicated to Guatemalan children, because conservation of our cultural treasures starts with education.

This site expresses the views of its authors based on the right of free expression of thought and is protected by law. To reproduce all or part of it you must count with permission from its authors.

When quoting any of this site's content please make sure you mention your source.

Finally, this site is not the park's official internet site, nor does it reflect the views of any government authorities.

This is a contribution made by the private sector, by Ecotourism & Adventure Specialists and the Association for the Development of the Maya World, towards education on our culture and the history of the ancient Maya as well as to support the protection of and research on Guatemala's heritage.

The Mirador Rio Azul National Park, in the Peten region in Northern Guatemala, comprises an area of 541mi2 or 1,400km2. The park contains some of the most fascinating remains of the ancient Maya civilization. El Mirador is currently being excavated by the Mirador Basin project, focusing on the mid to late Pre Classic periods, from 600 BC to 250 AD. The Classic site of Rio Azul, at the other end of the park, attests to the Maya’s long occupation of this territory... the Institute of Anthropology and History (IDAEH) is th government authority in charge of protecting the areogical treasures in the park while the National Council of Protected Areas (CONAP) manages the park’s natural heritage. The abundance and antiquity of these structures, surrounded by a pristine jungle, represent a great opportunity for Guatemala, for tourism and for the development of its surrounding forest societies of Carmelita & Uaxactun... Ecotourism & Adventure Specialists is highly involved in this fantastic park, providing first class archaeological and cultural travel opportunities for discerning travelers, but also actively participating in the Mirador Rio Azul National park’s conservation. We’d love to tell you what you may do to help us preserve this park for future generations...

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