- Mixco Viejo day trip from Guatemala City
- Discover the ancient Mayan ruins of Mixco Viejo, once the capital of the Poqomam Maya kingdom
- Learn the significance of this archeological treasure as you explore with your expert guide
- Entrance fees and hotel pickup and drop-off included
After pickup from your Guatemala City hotel, venture approximately an hour west to the town of Chimaltenango. Wedged between deep ravines, Mixco Viejo was once an important Mayan city and the capital of the Poqomam Maya kingdom. Now divided into several areas, the site contains more than 120 major structures, including temples, palaces and ball courts, where an ancient Mesoamerican ballgame sport was played.
As you wander through the archeological site, your guide will educate you about the significance of the pyramids and temples, including Pyramid A1, which is the main pyramid, and Pyramid B3, featuring two structures built on a single platform.
After a guided tour of these fascinating ruins, enjoy a lunch break (own expense) and spend free time exploring on your own. Afterwards, you’ll be transported back to your Guatemala City hotel.