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Iximche Mayan Ruin from Panajachel
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Iximche Mayan Ruin from Panajachel

By Los Elementos Adventure Center
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Ages 5-99
Duration: 6h
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Live guide: English, Spanish
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  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan, coach, or SUV
  • Round-trip private/shared transportation (depending on tour option)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
  • Driver/guide
  • Entry/Admission - Iximche
What's not included
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities


Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
  • Panajachel, Panajachel, Lake Atitlan, Solola Department, Western Highlands
Pickup details
  • Departure Point: Centrally located Panajachel hotels, or Xocomil Travel office on Calle Embarcadero in Panajachel Dates: Daily
Hotel pickup offered
During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
    End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

      • Wheelchair accessible
      • Stroller accessible
      If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 7747P18

      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
      • Children must be accompanied by an adult
      • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
      • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

      • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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      If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 7747P18

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      About the operator
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      • Los Elementos Adventure Center
        458
        Guatemala
        Joined in May 2009
      • Janine P
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Best Paddle with nicest host!
        Phenomenal paddle board location! WhatsApp the owner the night before to do a sunrise paddle. Fair prices about $70Q/hr. The paddle boards are in great shape. Not a far paddle to Casa Del Mundo. Bring water shoes, quick dry towel and a waterproof case for your phone. Oh and sunscreen!!
        Written April 7, 2024
      • R1387JOpauls
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Great Trip, Great Guide!
        A great trip with Fernando, who was an awesome guide! The lake in the morning is placid and you can kayak at your own pace and the hiking back is challenging but doable. I would highly recommend to anyone who is active and wants to explore different areas of the lake.
        Written March 24, 2024
      • westond2014
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Great adventure day
        We had an awesome day with our guide who helped us kayak along the lakeshore, swim, and hike up to a delicious lunch in Santa Cruz. He made it personalized and flexible, and we had plenty of time to do what we wanted!
        Written March 22, 2024
      • westond2014
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        A heart-y cultural experience
        The cooking class with Alicia and her family was a wonderful way to experience the heart of her community and culture via food and cooking together. We learned a lot and had a delicious meal together at the end. Highly recommend!
        Written March 22, 2024
      • BAT1968
        0 contributions
        2.0 of 5 bubbles
        So promising but ultimately so disappointing.
        The location is beautiful. The accommodation is basic but acceptable. The hosts hearts just don’t appear to be in it. There were numerous failings during our short stay which left us with a bitter taste. They may as well just have left us a key … then at least we wouldn’t have had all of the disturbances from their day to day living and we wouldn’t have relied on them for all of the things they promise. It should be said, however, that external guides recommended were all excellent.
        Written March 17, 2024
      • Camper33846987010
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        The best tour, amazing
        Fernando was the best part of the tour, he is so kind, knowledgeable and flexible with time. The group was fun, and he made a point to talk to everyone and make sure every felt included and safe. We loved the kayaking <3 loved our time in Atitlan.
        Written February 25, 2024
      • Brett G
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        What a fun day!
        My wife and I took this tour because all the other tours to lake Atitlan we’re canceled. Luckily for us, we found this tour and our guide was Edvin . Luckily my wife and i had him to ourselves. We had such a fun day and it was great to spend one on one time with a local guide. He introduced us to local foods and customs. We rode a chicken bus and saw a Mayan shaman ritual. Thanks Edvin for a wonderful day!!!!!!
        Written February 11, 2024
      • 44erikg
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Wonderful day in Atitlan!
        Such a fun day! Kayaking was gorgeous, the hiking was very doable with amazing views, our guide was really nice and helpful. Highly recommend.
        Written January 10, 2024
      • pabloandresbui
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Amazing Atitlán immersive tour Santiago and San Juan
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        Written December 29, 2023
      • monteb768
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Amazing Adventures
        We had 2 days of amazing experiences with this tour company. Our first day was with Mario kayaking and exploring the villages of Santa Cruz, San Marcos and San Juan. The kayaking was a blast and Mario made sure we stayed safe from the very beginning. The second day we did a hike with Alex before going to a cave high above the lake to have a Mayan blessing ceremony of our recent marriage. As beautiful the scenery was, we were most moved by the kindness of Mario and Alex. They both did a wonderful job at making sure our experience was special to us. The owners Lee and Elaine were great hosts and organizers and gave us lots of invaluable insight into the Lake villages. We can’t wait to return.
        Written November 26, 2023
      • Dak S
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        A total blast!!!
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        Written October 10, 2023
      • 902mirajh
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Incredible experience
        Absolutely wonderful, our tour guide Alex was the highlight right next to the views. We loved his energy and enthusiasm. He helped motivate us throughout the kayak and hike and helped us take beautiful pictures of the scenery and a lot of local information about the area. Could not recommend Los Elementos enough!
        Written September 12, 2023
      • lauramJ5584EQ
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Beautiful Sacred Experience
        This was a beautiful sacred experience. There was great communication with the company and the translator who picked me up at my hotel, the car was comfortable. We drove a bit and then took a small hike down to the beautiful cave. The Shaman was a woman and she created a beautiful experience, prayed for me and build an altar and fire. She also relayed information she received from the Mayan God and gave me some advice. As others said, it was powerful to hear my name being spoken as she prayed. The cave is very interesting as many people come to hold ceremony here every day and there are remnants of their ceremonies (there was a dead chicken left behind from a separate ceremony earlier in the day - for those who are squeamish) No chickens are used in this ceremony though! I found it to be one of my favorite experiences in Guatemala and I'm so grateful for the company making this connection for us travelers. I wish they shared what ratio of the price goes to the Shaman and guide, just to know the ethics about the company. The hike out is a bit challenging but it's brief and you can go slow. Highly recommend!
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      • Tour395621
        0 contributions
        3.0 of 5 bubbles
        Interesting hike but a bit overpriced
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      • ciaohermosa
        0 contributions
        2.0 of 5 bubbles
        Don't do the sacred caves tour
        I did the private Mayan shaman ceremony in a sacred cave. It's advertised that you take a chicken bus up to the cave and your guide will explain the ceremony and the caves as well as the Mayan calendar and you will receive your Mayan horoscope.hen a shaman will do a ceremony based on one of 5 topics: healing, protection, safe travels, cleansing of bad energy, or insight into challenges in your life. I will start by saying the location and the cave itself were amazing and the shaman was great. He was professional and and I felt a powerful energy during and after the experience. My 3 stars is for the guide and what I feel is a misleading description of the tour. First off, I was given a location to meet my guide, who was not there at the time. I asked someone nearby who brought me to him (he was sitting in his car). We then drove to the cave (no chicken bus, which might be a pro for you but I was looking forward to it). The ceremony is done completely in a local language and Spanish. If you do not speak fluent Spanish, do not do this tour. My Spanish is intermediate and I had difficulty understanding the shaman, when I asked the guide to help translate, he completely mistranslated what was said. He also wasn't able to answer any of my questions (in Spanish or English) about the cave, horoscope, or ceremony. It felt more like he was a driver than a guide. The owner was very responsive when booking/taking my money, but when I had a follow-up question about the horoscope reading, she became unresponsive. I then received a Whatsapp message that was copied from google about my sign. For $150 private tour, this seemed like I was ripped off a bit. If you're interested in this experience, book with another company or ask around for a local shaman and book yourself.
        Written August 10, 2023
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      JulieR171717
      Seattle, WA45 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Feb 2023 • Solo
      Alex had extensive knowledge of the area, it's history and of the Mayan people.I love a tour that teaches me new things. Highly recommend.
      Written February 10, 2023
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      Luis M
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      Jun 2022
      The tour was awesome. Lee was our tour guide, gave us the history of the site and also local history of the area. I highly recommend this tour
      Written July 11, 2022
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      Andrew B
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Mar 2018 • Couples
      We were kind of skeptical about booking this, but we are SO glad we did. Everyone was very accomodating -- it was very easy to figure out where to get picked up and what exactly was going to happen on the tour. Our local guide Sam was extraordinarily good at his job, and made the tour extra good. If you're struggling to find some stuff to do around Lake Atitlan, this detour is definitely worth it!
      Written March 20, 2018
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