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Iximché
Iximché

Iximché

Daily from 8am until 5pm.
Tecpan, Chimaltenango, Tecpán, Guatemala

The basics

English signage at Iximché is limited. To get a better understanding of the historical significance and functions of the site, explore with a guide. Guided tours depart from Panajachel, Antigua, and Puerto Quetzal, a popular stop-off for cruise ships. Some full-day tours from Guatemala City combine a visit to the Iximché ruins with a guided tour of colonial Antigua. Multi-day tours of Guatemala often include stops at several Maya sites including Iximché, Tikal, and Yaxhá.

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Iximché Ruins and Antigua City Tour from Guatemala City
Iximché Ruins and Antigua City Tour from Guatemala City
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$85.00 per adult
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The Guide Carnen was the...
The Guide Carnen was the most expetacular. Very kind and helpfull. Trully unique experience Brought us lots of history.
jpj_j, Jul 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in Antigua

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Amazing Trip
Romelita_V, Mar 2022
Iximché Ruins and Antigua City Tour
We had a wonderful trip! Our guide, Gustavo is so knowledgeable and ensured a very interesting trip. We were very lucky to also see and participate in a Mayan ceremony at iximche. Best meal at a restaurant called Katok as per guide recommedation. Highly recommend Gustavo - best guide ever!
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Great experience with an amazing guide!
Blaire_B, Feb 2022
Iximché Ruins and Antigua City Tour from Guatemala City
Our guide, Davis, was incredible!! So knowledgeable and fun to be around. He really brought life to the ruins and Antigua. What a great experience!
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Feel the iik (wind)
Jennifer_L, Dec 2021
Visit The Mayan City of Iximche on a Half-Day Private Tour
Ruben was an amazing guide. Very knowledgeable about the history of Iximche. My boyfriend and I really enjoyed learning about the Mayan gods and he even quizzed us a little afterwards to make sure we remember. Haha. A lot of laughs. Good time overall. Pedro was a great driver and got us there and back safely. I would book these guys over and over again
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Incredible experience
Christy_S, Aug 2021
Iximche Mayan Ruin from Panajachel
Lee was a fantastic guide! He was very knowledgeable and enjoyable to talk to about Mayan history and culture on our drive to and from Iximche. This trip was part of our honeymoon and my husband’s birthday gift from me. He and I had such a great time and learned so much. We got to see Mayans conduct ceremonies as well which was interesting and surreal. It was overall an enriching experience.
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AMAZING!!
Taneal_C, Nov 2021
Iximché Ruins and Antigua City Tour
I loved loved loved (!!!) this tour. Honestly, this was probably the most incredible highlight of my trip. Belisario was a great guide and so full of knowledge. He truly made the tour an unforgettable experience! I would recommend this tour to any and every one. Please take note that there is A LOT of walking, but it is soooo worth it. You will not regret booking this tour. Amazing!
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Great day
Marcus_G, Mar 2020
Iximché Ruins and Antigua City Tour from Guatemala City
My trip was well worth the money. Great experience and even more of an amazing tour guide. If you are big into religion this is the trip for you.
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Phenomenal Tour!
Lacey_H, Jan 2022
Visit The Mayan City of Iximche on a Half-Day Private Tour
As we were heading to meet our tour guides my phone gsp gave out on me. We drove around for almost 2 hrs trying to find our meeting location and to our grateful surprise our guides patiently waited for us! Our driver was so wonderful! Not like most Guatemala drivers he spared my anxiety while cruising along:) Our other guide, Ruben EXCELLED in knowledge of not only the historical facts of the Mayan culture but his knowledge of Guatemala culture was mind blowing!! After our tour we stopped at one of the most wonderful restaurants recommended by our guides! As you can see in my pictures we were able to observe while the employees made hand patted tortillas, which were amazing, as well as live music, while we enjoyed our lunch. These two are by far the ones you want to choose to take you on a safe and informative tour!! 100/10
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The ruins
Natebowser625, Feb 2020
Iximché Ruins and Antigua City Tour
I left my phone and credit card in the van after my excursion to the ruins. I was understandably freaked-out. But the next day they drive from Guatemala City to my hotel in Antigua and dropped off my belongings. Without my phone and credit card my vacation could have been ruined, but they handled my crisis with prompt professionalism. My guide, Mirko, was great.
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Day trip to Iximche and Antigua
staralaniz, Jan 2020
Iximché Ruins and Antigua City Tour from Guatemala City
Basilario, our guide was awesome! As it turned out we were the only ones on the tour. He was informative and we were very lucky to visit Iximche on the Mayan New Year’s and got to observe several ceremonies. Iximche us small compared to other Mayan sites but it was very peaceful and the drive out there was interesting. Antigua was fine but crowded and we did a lot of walking from where the van was parked. The churches were interesting, stops to the Chocolate Museum and Jade Factory were okay but I would have enjoyed some time to shop. Basilerio took us to a restaurant where the food was delicious. All in all a good but long day...
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Great experience
John_B, Feb 2020
Iximché Ruins and Antigua City Tour
Beautiful experience with a very knowledgeable guide. Learned alot about the Maya cultures and had the opportunity to take some amazing photos of Antigua!
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Things to know before you go

  • Iximché remains a place of pilgrimage for indigenous people; be respectful of those taking part in prayer rituals or ceremonies.
  • Because of the elevated setting in the highlands, it can feel a little chilly here, especially between November and February, so bring a light jacket.
  • There is a small museum at the site.
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How to get there

Iximché is in Guatemala’s Western Highlands, and makes a good stop-off when passing between Lake Atitlán and Antigua. Driving from Antigua or Panajachel takes about 80 minutes. If you don’t have access to a car, the easiest way to get here is by hiring private transportation or taking an organized tour.

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When to get there

If you’re visiting during the rainy season from May to October, arrive early in the morning, as rain tends to fall most during the afternoon and evening. Weekdays are quieter than weekend

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Maya ruins in Guatemala

The remains of Maya cities are scattered all around Guatemala, offering insight into the history of the region’s indigenous people. The most famous—and perhaps most impressive—ruins are found in Tikal, where huge climbable pyramids rise from the jungle. Yaxhá, also in the north of the country, features more than 500 structures. El Mirador—hidden away in the dense Petén jungle—is difficult to reach, though those who do make the effort are rewarded with glimpses of the largest known structure in the Maya world, the 236-foot (72-meter) La Danta pyramid.

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Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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What are the nearest attractions to Iximché?
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