Guatemala City, Guatemala
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clock-o8 hours (Approx.)
TransportHotel pickup offered
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commentOffered in: English and 1 more


Take an 8-hour tour from Guatemala City that showcases the mix of Spanish and Mayan traditions that have influenced this incredible nation. Journey into the Iximche ruins—one of Guatemala’s most famous archeological sites—and then make your way to the iconic Spanish colonial town of Antigua. You’ll follow your expert guide to all of the local sites, including churches, plazas and shops—before making your way back to Guatemala City after this exciting day trip.
  • 8-hour tour to Iximché and Antigua from Guatemala City
  • Visit the archeological site of Iximché, the first capital of Guatemala
  • Enjoy a sightseeing tour of the Spanish colonial city of Antigua
  • Hear about the city’s history from your expert guide as you visit La Merced Church, Calle del Arco, Central Plaza, San Francisco Church and more
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off and all entrance fees are included
Experience the beauty and history of Guatemala on this Iximche Ruins and Antigua City Tour from Guatemala City. Your jam-packed daytrip will highlight the best of this diverse nation by showcasing the country’s Spanish and Mayan influences.
Your friendly guide will meet you at your Guatemala City hotel and transport you northwest of the city, where you’ll stop at Iximche—Mayan ruins located in the dusty town of Tecpan. You’ll explore the famous archeological site with your knowledgeable guide, who will take you past ceremonial plazas, towering temples and ancient ball courts. Many of the sites you’ll see date back as far as 1400 BC.
Spend a couple of hours exploring the grounds before heading to Antigua, about an hour away. You’ll drive in air-conditioned comfort through scenic countryside and arrive at this incredible colonial city lined with picturesque cobblestone streets. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant (own expense) and then walk to Central Plaza with your guide. Hear stories about San Francisco Church, where the shrine of Peter of St Joseph Betancur is located. Explore the stunning ruins of Santo Domingo Monastery—one of the most picturesque sites in town. 
Follow your guide to the arch of Santa Catalina—one of the city’s most recognizable landmarks—and learn about the Santa Catalina Convent that was once stationed here. After you’ve wandered the cobblestone streets near this iconic tour stop, head to the Baroque-style La Merced Church and then make your way to the Jade Museum, where you’ll find local craftsmen carving this beautiful green stone. 
Once you’ve had your fill of history and culture, make your way back to your Guatemala City hotel in air-conditioned comfort.


Viator Traveler's Reviews

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, Feb 2018

Trip was good but the side trips to Jade store, craft market, macadamia nut farm, ... took time I'd rather have spent just walking around Antigua

, Apr 2017

Un tour sin mucha gracia... El guía explicaba lo mínimo y como sin ganas de hacerlo

, Feb 2017

a facinating insight into the mayan way of life and the beauty of Antigua city, reastaurant was charming iff a little expensive

, May 2016

I got a private tour! The day is packed with activities and plenty of chances to shop and taking photos. Highly recommended if you want the best of two worlds Mayan ruins and Spanish history in one short period of time. I had only one day and this tour is ideal.

, Jun 2015

Mirko was an excellent guide, and we thoroughly enjoyed this tour. The Mayan ruins were pretty cool, and this kind of whet my appetite for maybe a visit to Tikal if we ever get an opportunity to return to Guatemala.

, Aug 2014

A very interesting tour made even more enjoyable by the very knowledgeable driver/guide. He patiently answered all the questions we posed and never once did he rush us through the tour. Well done Belisario!

, Jun 2013

Very nice trip with stop in local coffee-plantage. Same nice guide as in Copan.

, Apr 2013

It was a wonderful day. The guide was so sweet :)

, Feb 2013

the ruims were excellent guided and explained ,the antigua city tourhowever went completely in the mist

, Jun 2012

very pleasant and professional staff,the day was perfect

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