- 6 hours (Approx.)
- Hotel pickup offered
- Mobile ticket
Iximche – Capital of the Cakchiquel Maya at the time of the Spanish Conquest, and the first capital of Guatemala, founded by the spanish conquistador PEDRO DE ALVARADO. Is located about 2hrs away from Antigua Guatemala. Our local bilingual guide will meet you at the site, and the duration of the tour around iximche is about 2 hours. The pick up time at your hotel is between 7:20am through 7:40 am. The tour ends back in Antigua Guatemala central park around 2 pm. The price for the tour includes 1 bottle of water, 1 power bar, entrance fee to the site, and a bilingual local guide.
- A bottle of pure water
- A power bar
- Profesional driver
- Local guide
- Pickup from centrally located hotels in Antigua
- Round-trip shared transfer
- Transport by air-conditioned minivan
- Extra Food and drinks
- Hotel drop-off, (The return is at the Central Park of Antigua, NOT TO THE HOTELS)
Centrally located hotels in Antigua Guatemala
Times are subject to change due to local traffic conditions.
Central Park of Antigua Gutemala
Discover the history of the ancient Mayan Civilization of Iximche. The site was ruled by the Kaqchikel from the 12th - 15th century. At the time of the Spanish conquest, Iximche 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 Iximche during the excavations. This site is considered to be the first capital 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 9:30 am, 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 Maya´s lived, and protected them from their enemies. Each plaza has its unique story, and each plaza gives you a glance on how their society was structured. The tour will be over around 12 pm. Then you will be taken back to Antigua Guatemala, where you will be dropped off at the central plaza.
Hotel pick-up is offered for this tour. Note: if you are booking within 24 hours of the tour/activity departure time, we cannot guarantee hotel pick-up. Once your purchase is complete, we will send you complete contact information (phone number, email address, etc.) for our local operator to organize pick-up arrangements.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Infants must sit on laps
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
- Children must be accompanied by an adult
- A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.