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Step back in time to the ancient world of the Maya during this 6-hour exploration of the Iximche ruins near Lake Atitlan. Explore this 1,000-year-old city’s wealth of ball courts, pyramid-temples, royal palaces and the on-site museum. You’ll also learn about the history of this iconic archaeological site up through the Spanish colonial era, and discover details about the Mayan calendar, astrological studies and the attitudes of the present day Mayan people towards their ancestors. Your trip includes entrance fees, a guide and a choice between shared and private round-trip hotel transport.

Highlights

  • Explore the Mayan ruins of Iximche during a day trip from Panjachel
  • Admire the diverse collection of ball courts, pyramid-temples and royal palaces found at this 1,000-year-old city
  • Learn about the culture of the Maya, including the attitudes of its present-day Mayan ancestors
  • Hear about Mayan scientific achievements like their number system, calendar and astrological observations
  • Great excursion for history lovers

What You Can Expect

Iximche Mayan Ruin from Panajachel

See the well preserved ruins

Customer Reviews

Richard F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

We had Alex as out tour guide on this trip to the Iximche Mayan Ruins. He is awesome! Alex knows the area very well and understands the culture as he is of Mayan decent. The ruins were beautiful and very well maintained. You can feel the history at this site. Once again, we learned more about the Mayan culture than we ever expected.

Krysta B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

This was one of the highlights of our trip to Guatemala! Our guide was amazing and shared so much knowledge about these Mayan ruins and current day Mayan culture. We even got to watch a ceremony taking place at the park! I was reluctant to book as I usally do not like guided tours but this was great

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