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Address: Tecpan, Chimaltenango, Guatemala, Panajachel, Guatemala
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I have been to other ruins sites in Mexico and Guatemala that were much larger but I enjoyed Iximche as well as the others. It is easy to walk around and much of the site is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 17, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

I have been to other ruins sites in Mexico and Guatemala that were much larger but I enjoyed Iximche as well as the others. It is easy to walk around and much of the site is excavated so you can see the layout fairly well. There is signage to tell you what several of the buildings are. It is a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Alex was our tour guide and very informative. The highlight was at the end seeing a Mayan Shaman ritual. I would recommend providing them respect and privacy. I saw some tourist get very close and take pictures.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Not the most impressive of the Mayan ruins but very interesting. Pleasant walk around the ruins. Got to witness a mayan prayer cerimoney. Not good for people with walking disabilities

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Such a spirit filled ruin that is used actively by Shaman to perform rituals for the needs of the people. I have now been here twice and the sacredness of this place can be felt. You can arrange for a separate trip from Panachel or Antigua or make it a stop between the 2. Allow at least an hour, but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

This was an amazing place to stop on our trip from Antigua to Panajachel. We learned a lot about the Mayan civilization, both from a historical perspective, but also with how it influences modern Mayans. Alex was our tour guide who spoke amazing English. Definitely ask for him, but not just because of his ability to speak English. He was... More 

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Guatemala City, Guatemala
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Turn off the main highway toward Tecpán, follow the park signs (a white step pyramid against a dark blue background), wind through the narrow, crowded streets of Tecpán to the paved road to the park and soon you arrive at one of the significant, if somewhat diminutive historical sites of the ancient Maya. For non-Guatemalans the entrance fee is Q.50... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We have been to most of the Mayan ruins and these are worth the trip. The best part was at the altar the Shaman was preforming a ceremony for a family. Holding the baby and chanting over the fires. The altar was full of offerings of flowers, food and drink. It was humbling to be able to observe the Mayan... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

In your visit to Guatemala, if you cannot make your way to the Peten to see Tikal, make your way to Iximche. It is the ruins of a late-classical period Mayan City, located about 90 minutes from Guatemala City near Tecpan in the Department of Chimaltenango. There is an entrance fee for everyone, a discounted fee for Guatemalan nationals. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Iximche is a great place to see amazing history from the Mayan culture. It is one of my favorite places to visit with first timers to Guatemala because it's easily accessible from Antigua, Guatemala City, and Panajachel, with an amazing impact. Iximche is great for people that want to see Mayan ruins without spending the money to get to Tikal.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Nice halfway stop en route from Antigua to Lake Atitlan region. Admission 50 quetzales (about $7) per person paid to young men at entrance (without ID). Other young men approach vehicle to act as tour guides and we were fortunate enough to have a wonderful young Mayan man (Balam) who spoke perfect English and took us on a lovely walk... More 

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