- 8 hours (Approx.)
- Hotel pickup offered
- Mobile ticket
Take a day trip from Guatemala City and explore a moderate sized ruined city of the Maya civilization, the ruins of Mixco Viejo. Discover the fascinating history behind the temples, pyramids and ball courts of this ancient archaeological site from your expert guide. Wedged between deep ravines, this incredible piece of history is one Mayan gem you must see!
- Professional guide
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Entry/Admission - Mixco Viejo
- Food and drinks
Tour departs from most Guatemala City hotels. Pick up time will be within 15 minutes of the established departure time in your confirmation.
Returns to original departure point
Immerse yourself in the intriguing history of ancient Mayan culture on this day trip to the Mixco Viejo ruins from Guatemala City. Discover unique, impressive ancient Mayan ruins and learn about their history and significance from your expert guide.
After pickup from your Guatemala City hotel, venture approximately an hour west to the town of Chimaltenango. Wedged between deep ravines, Mixco Viejo was once an important Mayan city and the capital of the Poqomam Maya kingdom. Now divided into several areas, the site contains more than 120 major structures, including temples, palaces and ball courts, where an ancient Mesoamerican ballgame sport was played.
As you wander through the archeological site, your guide will educate you about the significance of the pyramids and temples, including Pyramid A1, which is the main pyramid, and Pyramid B3, featuring two structures built on a single platform.
After a guided tour of these fascinating ruins, enjoy a lunch break (own expense) and spend free time exploring on your own. Afterwards, you’ll be transported back to your Guatemala City hotel.
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
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
English was a little unclear and the drive from Guatemala City to the ruins was longer than the tour. It took 35 minutes to tour Mixco Viejo and our drive there from the city was a solid two hrs. It would have been better if there were built in stops for local foods or touring of different villages/markets as we headed to our destination. It was especially difficult bc the day was so long with no where to eat. Overall the staff was very kind but this adventure sure doesn't own up to its cost.
Our second trip with Viator. Also used them in France. Very professional and reliable at a good cost. Guide was knowledgeable and fun to be with. The drive up the mountain through the small Guatemalan towns was more interesting than the site itself, although the location on top of a mountain was most impressive. No place for lunch in the area, even though it was listed as an "on your own" activity.