- Day trip to Mixco Viejo from Antigua
- Explore the ancient Mayan ruins of Mixco Viejo, once the capital of the Poqomam Maya kingdom
- Discover the significance of the ruins as you explore the archeological site with your expert guide
- Entrance fees and hotel pickup and drop-off included
What You Can Expect
After pickup from your Antigua hotel, venture west approximately 2.5 hours to the town of Chimaltenango. Wedged between deep ravines, Mixco Viejo was once known as an important religious and military Maya city and the capital of the Poqomam Maya kingdom. The site is now divided into different groups and contains more than 120 major structures, including temples, palaces and ball courts, where an ancient Mesoamerican ballgame sport was played.
As you walk through the archeological site, your guide will teach you about the significance of the pyramids and temples, including Pyramid A1, which is the main pyramid, and Pyramid B3, which are twin structures built on a single platform.
After a guided tour of these fascinating ruins, take a lunch break (own expense) and enjoy free time to explore more of the site at your leisure. Afterwards, you’ll be transported back to your Antigua hotel.