Iximché and San Juan Comalapa
Offered: Wednesdays and Fridays
Minimum: 4 People
Starts at 8:00 am
We depart Antigua towards San Juan Comalapa. On market days the area is crowded with people buying and selling fresh products, colorful flowers, woven goods, and all kinds of manufactured items, from clothing to cassette tapes. Also, many rudimentary art galleries are to be found around the main plaza.
Later we continue our way to Iximché, the ancient capital of the kakchiquel Maya Kingdom. This site contains the ruins of four large plazas surrounded by 30m high temples. Some of the temples are fully uncovered with original plaster and paint in place while others are still grass-covered. On site there are two large ball courts and a small museum.
Iximché was the fist capital of Guatemala for three years in the XIV Century, but the capital was moved to a safer place after the indigenous people rebelled against the Spaniards.
On the back part of this site, you will be able to see some Mayan rites taking place.
After this tour, we stop on the road for lunch at a restaurant in Tecpán. (Lunch not included)