Iximché Ruins and Antigua City Tour from Guatemala City

Summary

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.

Tour info

Duration
9 hours
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Why take this tour?

See Guatemala’s mixture of Mayan and Spanish influences on this 8-hour tour from Guatemala City to the Iximché ruins and the city of Antigua. Learn about Mayan history from your expert guide as you explore the archeological site of Iximché. Then, move on to the Spanish colonial city of Antigua, where you’ll see some of its most famous sites, including San Francisco Church, Calle del Arco, La Merced Church and Plaza Central. This historical day trip is perfect for the whole family!

What’s included?

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

  • Professional guide

  • Entry/Admission - Iximche

  • Entry/Admission - Iglesia de La Merced

  • Entry/Admission - Casa del Jade

  • Food and drinks

  • Gratuities

  • Entry/Admission - Iglesia de San Francisco El Grande

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Before you book

  • Duration: 9h

  • Mobile tickets accepted

  • Instant confirmation

Covid Policy

  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas

Cancellation Policy

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

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Guatemalan Adventure is a Tour Operator dedicated to exclusive travel in Guatemala. Since 2005, our company specializes in providing from standard to luxury Guatemala Tours and Tour Packages for individuals, couples, families and groups. Our specific goals are that our guests feel and travel safe in Guatemala, enjoy their vacations and learn about Guatemalan Culture, Nature, Archaeology and Mayan Civilization.

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