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Iximche Mystique Mayan Ruins from Port Quetzal provided by MB Guatemaya Travel

Iximche Mystique Mayan Ruins from Port Quetzal

Iximche Mystique Mayan Ruins from Port Quetzal
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
7–9 hours
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
15
Wheelchair accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    7–9 hours
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Group size:
    15
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Spend the day learning about the ancient Maya people, their history and culture at the mystical Iximche ruins, the last capital city of the Mayas. Enjoy views of the indigenous western highlands of Guatemala. Once you arrive you'll be amazed at this tranquil site. Iximche, which means "place of the sacred trees of corn," is lush and vibrant. During your tour your expert guide will walk you through the site and explain the many myths, legends and facts surrounding the Maya. Feel free to ask your guide any questions. Your tour should permit you to see a number of pyramid temples, palaces, a small altar, and two ball courts.Founded by the Kaqchikel Maya in 1470, the city served as the region's capital and welcomed the Spanish who arrived in 1542. .After your tour, you'll return to your transportation and head to a restaurant where you can indulge in a delicious lunch . At the end of the day, you'll head back to port.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 7-9 hours
  • 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: 7-9 hours
  • 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.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 37551P34
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Bottled water
  • Entry/Admission - Iximche
Exclusions
  • Lunch
  • Tips
Duration
7–9 hours
Departure details
  • Marina Pez Vela, 9 Calle 1-22, Escuintla, Guatemala You will find us very easy as you walk away from you cruise after it dock in our port. Our staff will be visible to you holding a sign with the name of person who made the reservation
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • 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 15 travelers
Inclusions
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Bottled water
  • Entry/Admission - Iximche
Exclusions
  • Lunch
  • Tips
Departure details
  • Marina Pez Vela, 9 Calle 1-22, Escuintla, Guatemala You will find us very easy as you walk away from you cruise after it dock in our port. Our staff will be visible to you holding a sign with the name of person who made the reservation
Duration
7–9 hours
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • 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 15 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
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
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travelers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Marina Pez Vela
    9 Calle 1-22, Escuintla, Guatemala
    You will find us very easy as you walk away from you cruise after it dock in our port. Our staff will be visible to you holding a sign with the name of person who made the reservation
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    Iximche
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
    you spend the day learning about the ancient Maya people, their history and culture but you'll also tour the mystical Iximche ruins, the last capital city of the Mayas. It's recommended that you wear comfortable shoes, and clothes including a hat. Don't forget to put on sunscreen and bring along a camera to capture all the fascinating sights. Sit back and relax as you travel north through green mountains and leafy forests while your informative guide provides commentary. Be amazed at this tranquil site. Rising 7,500 feet above sea level, Iximche, which means "place of the sacred trees of corn," is lush and vibrant. Although any remnants of corn or other crops have long disappeared, many amazing architectural sights still remain. During your tour your expert guide will walk you through the site and explain the many myths, legends and facts surrounding the Maya. The Maya Empire excelled at agriculture, pottery and calendar making. In fact, the Maya calendar dates back to at least the 5th century B.C. Many people believed that the calendar predicted that the end of the world was going to take place on December 21, 2012. Many disagreed about what humankind should expect when the Maya's "Long Count" calendar marks the end of a 5,126-year era. Feel free to ask your guide any questions about this much debated topic. Much of Iximche remains buried but on your tour you'll see a number of pyramid temples, palaces, a small altar, which features faint traces of murals, and two ball courts where athletes competed in the death-defying game of ôllamaliztli. Founded by the Kaqchikel Maya in 1470, the city served as the region's capital and welcomed the Spanish who arrived in 1542. However, the conquistadors' constant demands for gold led to Iximche's abandonment, and in 1526, the Spanish burned the city to the ground. During your tour you may be able to witness, from a distance, an authentic Maya ritual. Although it is not a part of the tour, it's performed regularly and is quite a sight to see. After your tour, you'll climb back aboard your transportation and head to a restaurant where you can indulge in a delicious lunch featuring many Guatemalan favorites. At the end of the day, you'll head back to port along the same scenic route with a deeper understanding of the mystery and majesty of the Maya.
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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