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- Hotel pickup Available
- Free Cancellation
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- Lowest Price Guaranteed
- Duration: 9 Hrs
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Departure Details :
Traveler pickup is offered, We offer pick up from centrally located hotels in Guatemala City , ,
Return Details :
Returns to original departure point
Cancellation Policy : For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
OverviewSee Guatemalas mixture of Mayan and Spanish influences on this 8-hour tour from Guatemala city to the Iximch ruins and the city of Antigua. Learn about Mayan history from your expert guide as you explore the archeological site of Iximch. Then, move on to the Spanish colonial city of Antigua, where youll see some of its most famous sites, including San Francisco Church, Calle del Arco, La Merced Church and Plaza Central. This historical day trip is perfect for the whole family!
- All entrance fees included
- Family friendly
- Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
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After pickup from your Guatemala City hotel, venture northwest approximately an hour to the dusty town of Tecpn, the location of the Mayan ruins of Iximch. With your knowledgeable guide, explore these ruins, which were once the site of the Kaqchiquel Maya capital. When you enter the site, you'll see four ceremonial plazas surrounded by tall temple structures and two ball courts. The plazas were used for things such as housing and special ceremonies, and the ball courts were used to play the Mesoamerican ballgame, a sport that dates back to 1400 BC. As you walk around, your guide will provide historical commentary.
Spend about two hours at Iximch, and then be driven to the city of Antigua, about an hour away. Have lunch at a local restaurant (own expense), and then visit the Central Plaza with your guide. Here, visit San Francisco Church, home to the shrine of Peter of St Joseph Betancur. Explore the ruins of the Santo Domingo Monastery, which was once the largest and wealthiest monastery in Antigua. And admire the arch of Santa Catalina, one of Antigua's most recognizable landmarks; built in the 17th century, the building connected to the arch was once home to Santa Catalina Convent.
Next, visit the beautiful and Baroque-style La Merced Church before entering the Museo del Jade (Jade Museum), where you can witness craftsmen making unique jewels out of stones and see an impressive jade collection. Youll then be taken back to Guatemala City.
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Entry/Admission - Iglesia de La Merced
Entry/Admission - Iximche
Entry/Admission - Casa del Jade
Food and drinks
Entry/Admission - Iglesia de San Francisco El Grande
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If its canceled because the minimum isnt met, youll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund