IXIMCHE MAYAN RUINS TOUR From La Antigua

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 6 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    08:00 AM Times are subject to change due to local traffic conditions.
  • Departure Details :
    Hotel Casa Santo Domingo, 3a Calle Oriente 28 A, Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Tour departs from any Antigua hotels. Pick up time will be within 15 minutes of the estab.. read more
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Leave your Hotel in Antigua to visit a Pre- Columbian Mesoamerican archaeological site on a ride of 1 hour and a half towards the western highlands of Guatemala. Iximche was the capital of the late Post classic Kaqchikel Maya Kingdom from 1470 until its temples, palaces and two Mesoamerican ball courts, be amazed watching one of the best restored archaeological sites of Guatemala and the whole mayan world in general.

Know More about this tour

Once at the archeological site, you will see four ceremonial plazas surrounded by palaces, temples and two ball courts. There is also a small museum displaying sculptures and ceramics found at Iximche during excavations. As you tour the site, look for preserved painted murals and listen to our guide as he talks about evidence of human sacrifice found at Iximche

9:00 am Pick up from the Hotel in Antigua
10:30 am Arrive to Iximche Mayan Ruins and begin guided visit
12:00 pm - End of the narrated, walk in the Mayan Ruins .You will have optional stop for lunch not included or we suggest you take food for a picnic.
1:00 pm - Leave back towards Antigua
2:45 pm - Arrive back in Antigua

Inclusions

Licensed Bilingual Guide

Private transportation

Exclusions

Food and drinks

T.I.P.S

All Fees and Taxes

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not wheelchair accessible

Minimum of 2 participants (Adults) required for the tour to run.

It is recomended that you bring walking shoes, hat, sunglasses, and a camera

Please contact us if you need a guide in any other language like French, German or Italian, this is subject to additional costs and guide availability

For special group discounts; please contact us to arrange

Most travelers can participate

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

This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Face masks required for travelers in public areas

Face masks required for guides in public areas

Face masks provided for travelers

Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

COVID-19 vaccination required for guides

Traveler Reviews

  • 23-Oct-2022

    Our tour guides Erwin and Hugo were absolutely the BEST!!! They were both so smart and knew so much history and details, which is exactly what we wanted to hear. Bonus, they were very funny too and made the tour most enjoyable.

  • 16-Apr-2022

    Our tour guide Hugo was amazing and made the experience excellent for us. He was so knowledgeable about the history, traditions, and culture of the area, and had a great sense of humor! The site is peaceful and not crowded. We got to observe a fire ceremony. The drive in through the town is also beautiful and a great place to stop for a drink/snack.

  • 02-Feb-2022

    Estuve de visita en Antigua con mi familia y me recomendaron realizar el recorrido por Iximche un lugar muy bello,nuestro guía fue muy atento y nos brindó información e historia con datos muy interesantes de este lugar ,sin duda una de las mejores experiencias que tuvimos. Al retornar nos llevo a un restaurante donde disfrutamos de un platillo típico super delicioso y luego nos llevo hasta nuestro hotel ,gracias por todas sus atenciones super recomendados!!!

  • 06-Feb-2020

    My wife and I had pre-booked this tour before we arrived in Guatemala. We were due to be picked up from our hotel at 8 am. No one came to pick us up so I headed up to reception and they called the tour operator. We were assured that our driver would collect us soon. He eventually turned up at about 8.25 am. There were only the two of us on the tour, so we were taken to the site by car. Our driver had limited English and so it was difficult to obtain much information on the journey. Our driver seemed to be travelling rather faster than the posted speed limits. We reached Iximche and we were introduced to our guide, Balam. Again there were just the two of us for this part of the excursion. Our guide was very knowledgeable about the various plazas within the park, and he explained in detail about what happened in each area. We were able to witness a fire ceremony taking place. After 45 minutes he left us and we were able to wander the site and the tiny on-site museum at our leisure. We were there for about 2 hours in total. We were then driven back to our hotel in Antigua – again there was very little input on the part of our driver. My wife and I paid over £150 for this excursion and we consider it to be poor value for money. The entrance to the site is just 50 Quetzales - around £5 per person. As such, it proved to be a very expensive ride to the site.

  • 01-Sep-2019

    My dad and I really enjoyed our visit to Iximche and Tecpan. Erwin picked us up from our hotel in the morning and throughout the drive, telling us about Guatemala on the drive to the ruins. He was very attentive and it ensured that we enjoyed the entire day, including the drive. The ruins themselves were amazing, and the guided tour was very interesting. They are definitely worth visiting during a trip to Guatemala. We then visited the local village of Tecpan before having lunch and returning. Great day, would recommend the company!

  • 05-Mar-2019

    This was the highlight of our visit to Guatemala. Erwin and his team were extremely attentive, polite and professional, always making sure we were comfortable and enjoying the tour. We loved the Mayan Ruins of Iximche and we also enjoyed our time at lake Atitlan. I recommend this company hands down.