Don’t miss this chance to visit the Iximche Ruins to learn all about the history of Guatemala’s original capital city. First, we’ll pick you up at your hotel/lodging entrance in a private shuttle or SUV, depending on the size of the group, to begin the approximately 1-hour drive to the Iximche Ruins. Iximche was the capital of the Maya Kaqchikel Kingdom from 1470 until the arrival of the Spanish conquistadors in 1524, where they also established the first capital of Guatemala. The remains of the site include a number of pyramid temples, palaces, and two Mesoamerican ball-courts and to this day Maya rituals are still performed at this site on important occasions. Learn about the ancient Maya civilization, the 5000-year-old Maya calendar, astrological observations, and how the modern-day Maya people view their culture from one of our local guides who was born and raised in the area.
Itinerary subject to small changes at the discretion of The Heart of Travel guides in order to provide you with the safest, and most comfortable and enjoyable travel experience possible.
During the online booking process, you will be prompted to let us know the date and preferred start time of your tour as well as where you'd like your guide to meet you. We ask that you book your tour at least 24 hours in advance in order for us to coordinate all of the small details that go into making your experience unforgettable!
We recommend wearing comfortable and breathable clothing and closed-toed shoes with a supportive sole. The sun can be quite strong as well so sunscreen and/or a hat are also encouraged. Also, we recommend bringing cash with you since most places don’t take cards. Other useful items are an eco-friendly water bottle, sunglasses, binoculars, and a camera!