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Iximché Ruins and Antigua City Tour from Guatemala City provided by Guatemalan Adventure Day Tour

Iximché Ruins and Antigua City Tour from Guatemala City

Iximché Ruins and Antigua City Tour from Guatemala City
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from $80.99 per adult (price varies by group size)
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What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 9h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, Spanish
Know before you go
  • Duration: 9h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Experience the beauty and history of Guatemala on this Iximche Ruins and Antigua City Tour from Guatemala City. Your jam-packed daytrip will highlight the best of this diverse nation by showcasing the country’s Spanish and Mayan influences. Your friendly guide will meet you at your Guatemala City hotel and transport you northwest of the city, where you’ll stop at Iximche—Mayan ruins located in the dusty town of Tecpan. You’ll explore the famous archeological site with your knowledgeable guide, who will take you past ceremonial plazas, towering temples and ancient ball courts. Many of the sites you’ll see date back as far as 1400 BC. Spend a couple of hours exploring the grounds before heading to Antigua, about an hour away. You’ll drive in air-conditioned comfort through scenic countryside and arrive at this incredible colonial city lined with picturesque cobblestone streets. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant (own expense) and then walk to Central Plaza with your guide. Hear stories about San Francisco Church, where the shrine of Peter of St Joseph Betancur is located. Explore the stunning ruins of Santo Domingo Monastery—one of the most picturesque sites in town.  Follow your guide to the arch of Santa Catalina—one of the city’s most recognizable landmarks—and learn about the Santa Catalina Convent that was once stationed here. After you’ve wandered the cobblestone streets near this iconic tour stop, head to the Baroque-style La Merced Church and then make your way to the Jade Museum, where you’ll find local craftsmen carving this beautiful green stone.  Once you’ve had your fill of history and culture, make your way back to your Guatemala City hotel in air-conditioned comfort.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 5555GUAANTIXCITY
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
Hotel pickup and drop-off • Professional guide • Entry/Admission - Iximche • Entry/Admission - Iglesia de La Merced • Entry/Admission - Casa del Jade
Exclusions
Food and drinks • Gratuities • Entry/Admission - Iglesia de San Francisco El Grande
Duration
9h
Departure details
Traveler pickup is offered.
We offer pick up from centrally located hotels in Guatemala City
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Inclusions
Hotel pickup and drop-off • Professional guide • Entry/Admission - Iximche • Entry/Admission - Iglesia de La Merced • Entry/Admission - Casa del Jade
Exclusions
Food and drinks • Gratuities • Entry/Admission - Iglesia de San Francisco El Grande
Departure details
Traveler pickup is offered.
We offer pick up from centrally located hotels in Guatemala City
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
9h
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
Stroller accessible
Near public transportation
Infants must sit on laps
Most travelers can participate
This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
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  • 1
    Iximche
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
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  • 2
    The Plaza Central Park
    Stop: 15 minutes
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  • 3
    Iglesia de La Merced
    Stop: 20 minutes - Admission included
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  • 4
    Arco de Santa Catalina
    Stop: 15 minutes
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  • 5
    Iglesia de San Francisco El Grande
    Stop: 20 minutes - Admission excluded
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  • 6
    Casa del Jade
    Stop: 20 minutes - Admission included
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117 contributions
A tour to Post Classic Mayan Ruins and then To Old Antigua
Oct 2019
We were picked up fairly promptly by our guide at the hotel. The drice to Iximche took about 1 1/2 hours. It was up in green mountains on a ridge. There is a smal museum. The ruins have not been reconstructed. It was a very beautiful and interesting place. While there a groupshowed up. They had come to do a traditional ceremony at one of the altars. The priest had come from a village 8 hours away. Iximche translates to corn tree. It was another 1+ to Antigua. It is an old town with cobblestone streets and colonial architecture. There are many signs of the large earthquake that made the Spanish move the capitol to Guatemala City,
Written October 5, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

FoodIQ
Tampa, FL34 contributions
Great Tour
Overall this was a great trip. Tour driver/guide promtly showed up in the hotel at 7am. Our guide had a great knowledge of the history.. he kept us busy with sharing the diverse history, general facts and customs of the locals. Iximche experience was unique.. was lucky enough to oberve a ritual being performed by a couple of families. As we had the entire van to ourselves we added an additional location to the trip. The views, food and general experience at Atitlan was amazing. Then finally we were able to see the key spots in Antigua. I would recommend this tour.. great experience.
Written September 22, 2019
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Stacy J
Niagara Falls, Canada164 contributions
This was the best day we had in Guatemala
Loved this tour. It was absolutely amazing. Our guide was awesome 5 stars for him. We have joked several times since that this man deserves a raise. His name was Mirko (sorry if spelt it wrong)

The tour stared at 7 am we got picked up out front our hotel. Traffic was very thick took twice as long to get to our first stop (coffees, teas, bathroom break) but the van was so comfy and clean we both fell asleep and didn’t notice how long it really took. The little restaurant we stopped at was the best service and cleanest washrooms we saw while on Guatemala (our hotel room included) they also have a little souvenir shop in the front. From there it’s a 10/15 minute drive to Iximché.

Iximché is absolutely magically. First we went through the little museum they have on site and our guide told us history and fun facts asked us questions and got us involved ( we were the only two on the tour this day ) then the best part. You walk straight into history. Your standing in the land of the Mayans. The ruins aren’t fully restored and don’t have roofs solely the foundations. So use your imagination, it was incredible. We asked our guide various questions while walking through. He had answers for almost every single one, and if he didn’t he gave us his educated guess but told us that’s just what he thought. He took us around to the various building explained there purposes and who would have lived where. At the back of the “complex” there were Mayan rituals taken place. We were allowed to watch from a distance and no photos or loud noises to interrupt. Also amazing. After walking back to the van he kind of got a head of us. So we started taking photos and probably were outta view for 10 minutes. Once we rounded the corned he was waiting with a huge smile, we apologized for lingering he told us not to worry and offered to take pictures of us together. From Iximché to Antigua is about 1.5 hour drive.

Once in Antigua he asked if we would like to eat first or tour first. We chose tour. We went to jade a museum which we didn’t know was part of it. Very cool, we learned some interesting facts about jade, how it’s formed and where it comes from. The lady in charge of the tour was very nice and at the end while showing us the gift shop we didn’t feel pressured or watched or followed while looking through the beautiful jewelry. From there we walked around to various churches, and monastery’s. He taught us more about and Antigua and Guatemala. Unfortunately it was cloudy while we were in the city and we were unable to see the volcanoes surrounding Antigua. If your staying in Guatemala City or Antigua go on this tour. You won’t regret it. I can’t stop talking about Iximché, and am so excited to show everyone the photos and what I learned when I return home. Thank you Mirko! (Again sorry for the spelling)

Happy Travels
Written October 12, 2018
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Hi Stacy J, Thank you for letting us know all your experience in Guatemala. We are so glad to know that you can appreciate Mayan rituals, because those aren't always allowed. Knowing you have also enjoyed your Antigua tour make us happy, because Antiguan is one of our first touristic places. Hope to see you soon here in Guatemala. Best regards,
Written December 3, 2018
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Brian B
Peoria, AZ951 contributions
Beautiful Cathedral
Dec 2017 • Couples
Beautiful preserved Cathedral in Antigua. The exterior of the cathedral is beautiful as well as interior. Antigua is one of those very special cities. We spend a day and wished we had 2+ more days. Just so much to see and experience. Highlight of our trip to date.
Written December 31, 2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
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Pacaya
This company was very professional from beginning to end. They answered all my questions prior to booking, they wer
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Simply Delicious
One of the things Guatemala is known for is it's incredible Cacao! Choco Museo in Central Park in Antigua, Guatemal
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Great day trip to Tikal
Had a great day on this tour. Were picked up at 4.30am from our hotel in Guatemala City, small group, told exactly
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Coban/Semuc Champey trip
A really beautiful tour and the tour guide was very accommodating and very knowledgeable. The company director, Lo
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Do nit trust this travel agent
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Book this through Elizabeth Bell/Antigua Tours not Aviator
I am still disputing the charges on the booking made with Aviator. Don't use them. Find a different tour. Elizab
mpmulholland
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Awesome 90 minutes
Joined the class taught by Raul and he was fantastic. Learned so much about the history of chocolate and got to mak
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Fair priced
For 5USD or 7CAD, I would say the zoo is fairly priced. The zoo wasn’t big but have couple of cool animals there. L
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Awesome Place
Our Guide was very caring and make sure we were comfortable and had a good time. The lake is beautiful. We visite
calypso10333
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Excellent Guiding
Guatemala was much more than we expected. This was largely due to excellent guiding particularly Pedro. Most Everyt
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Excellent experience
Everything was organized very well, including transfers from and to Antigua, flights, and actual Tikal adventure. O
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Get Eddie as your guide at Tikal!
Out of 4 trips we booked 3 with this company and they are great. Very professional. This one was expensive bc of th
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Short but worth it
The guide was Peter (probably Pedro) was very intelligent. The ruins then selves are small but you learn alot from
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Easy to arrange and went without a hitch!
Marcia at Guatemalan Adventure travel set up a tour to pick us up at the airport in Guatemala city and take us to A
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Amazing company
Took 3 tours with this company. All the tours I felt safe, the logistics were perfect, everything was on time, the
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