IXIMCHÉ

Expand your Antigua holiday to include a visit to the ruins of Iximché on a half-day, small-group tour. Skip the stress of public buses and relax in round-trip transportation from your hotel. Enjoy a detailed tour around the ruins of the former Mayan civilization, including its two ball courts and ceremonial plazas, with ample opportunity to ask questions. Afterwards, take time to explore on your own, then unwind during the return journey.

  • Half-day tour of the Iximché archaeological site.

  • Get the personalized experience of a small group.

  • Take free time to explore the ruins independently.

  • Relax in all-inclusive transportation from Antigua.

WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • Professional driver.

  • Local guide.

  • Pickup from centrally located hotels in Antigua.

  • Round-trip shared transfer.

  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan.

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

  • Food and drinks.

  • Gratuities.

  • Hotel drop-off, (The return is at the Central Park of Antigua, not to the hotels).

  • Ruins entrance fee Q50.00 p/p

DEPARTURE & RETURN

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered.
We pick up from any hotel or Air BnB in Antigua Guatemala. If you are staying in the surrounding towns let us know to coordinate the meeting point.

Departure Time: 7:30am 
Return Details: Central Park, 4 Avenida Sur Antigua Guatemala.

ITINERARY

What to Expect

Discover the history of the ancient Mayan Civilization of Iximché. The site was ruled by the Kaqchikel from the XII - XV century. At the time of the Spanish conquest, Iximché was the second most important city in the Guatemalan Highlands, after the K'iche' capital at Q'umarkaj. The architecture of the site includes four Ceremonial Plazas surrounded by temples, structures up to 10m high and two ball courts. There's also a small Museum displaying sculptures and ceramics found at Iximché during the excavations (closed on Monday). This site is considered to be the first capital city of Guatemala (founded by the Spanish conquistador Pedro de Alvarado).

 

Our van will pick you up at your hotel between 7:20 am through 7:40 am. Our estimated time of arrival is around 9:00am, where our bilingual local guide will meet you to start the tour. He will begin by giving a general information of the site, and for this he will take you to the small museum, located at the entrance. From this point on, you will start to understand and learn how the Mayas lived, and protected themselves from their enemies. Each plaza has its unique story and gives you a glance on how their society was structured. The tour will be over around 11:30am in Antigua.

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability.

  • Infants must sit on laps.

  • Not wheelchair accessible.

  • Children must be accompanied by an adult.

  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required.

  • Most travelers can participate.

Cancellation Policy

All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

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5 Avenida Sur 6 - Antigua G, Guatemala, C.A.

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