Iximche Ruins Tour

Tecpán, Guatemala

Heart of Travel
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Iximche Ruins Tour
Tecpán, Guatemala

Heart of Travel
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About this trip

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 for 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. After spending a couple of hours exploring and hearing all about this amazing site we will head back to Antigua.

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.

How to book this tour:

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!

What to wear/pack:

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!

What’s included

  • Transportation
    Pick up and drop off at hotel/lodging in Central Antigua
  • Tour Leader
    Bilingual Heart of Travel tour leader
  • Guide
    Bilingual local guide
  • Entrance Fees
    Entrance fees to the ruins
  • Water
    Purified water provided
  • Tips

Available Packages

10 to 12 people

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7 to 9 people

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6 people

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5 people

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4 people

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3 people

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2 people

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1 person

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10 to 12 people

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Heart of Travel
10 reviews
The Heart of Travel was born out of a deep-rooted love and passion for travel, art, history, food, nature, culture and adventure as well as a call to give back to the communities and people that had already provided us with so much. The travel industry has long been bombarded with double decker tour busses, beach front resorts and cruise ships, often at the expense of the local communities. As a response to this failing system, we began a boutique travel company that allows clients to explore new places in an authentic and non-touristy way, offering travelers a more intimate and unique experience all while removing the stress and hassle of researching, planning, bargain hunting, reserving and more that goes along with planning a trip or vacation.


Prompt service. Excellent driver and comfortable ride. Heart of Travel made my arrival from Guatemala City to Antigua very enjoyable. I would highly recommend their services.
This was my second trip with Heart of Travel and it was perfect in every way. The Parque Hotel was beautiful and in a wonderful location. Dylan and Daniel were the best guides and Allie—an added bonus— The Heart of Travel’s photographer. Daniel, the local guide, is so knowledgeable that you will learn so much from him. Dylan also. The Restaurant’s Chelsea picked were all different and wonderful. Lisa, our food tour guide, gave us the best experience at The Market we went to. I loved Mexico City and I look forward to my next journey with Heart of Travel—where ever that may be. Thank you Everyone who made this trip so perfect and memorable. CRP
Even though I speak Fair Spanish, I was a little intimidated to tour Mexico City on my own, given the size and complexity of getting around. Our tour guide showed us the best of Mexico City, with no hassles.
Fun, Fun, Fun! We traveled with The Heart of Travel, our favorite for Spanish-speaking destinations. We had a perfect mix of history, culture, learning, sharing, and food and drink. Día de los Muertos at the cemetery was very special. Our accommodation at an AirB&B was perfect for our group. Our local guide, Gabo, and Heart of Travel guide, Ana, are the best.
This was the best trip to Mexico we have ever been on. If you didn't go to Puerto Escondido as an add on, you missed a very relaxing 4 night side trip, to a very friendly small town.
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