Iximché Ruins Tour

Antigua, Guatemala

From USD 55.00

Price varies by group size

Select Date and Travellers

Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 5 to 6 hours (approx.)
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Immerse yourself in the fascinating Mayan culture with a guided tour of the Iximche archaeological site on this private day trip from Antigua. Built in 1465 as the capital of the Kaqchikel Maya, Iximche became the first Spanish capital of Guatemala. You'll uncover the turbulent history of this sacred site as you explore the ruins with your Mayan guide. If you’re lucky, you may even get to see a Mayan spiritual ceremony.
  • Go on a private tour of the Iximche archaeological site with a Mayan guide
  • Visit the museum and discover about the history of the 15th-century city
  • Learn about the arrival and the impact of the Spanish conquistadors

What's Included

  • Private transportation
  • A local guide and 1.5-2 hour tour of the Iximché Ruins are included.
  • Gratuities for your local guides are always very much appreciated.
  • Entry fee to the ruins, Q50 (approx $7) for foreigners is NOT included

Meeting And Pickup

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

Start time

08:30 am

Pickup details

We can pick up at any hotel in Antigua, including guest houses, AirBnbs, or local points of interest. Please advise us of your preferred pick-up location prior to our departure.

What To Expect


2 hours Admission Ticket Not Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers
Operated by Due South Travels

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.
7 reviews
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Best if you speak Spanish
Richard_O, Feb 2023
Neither our driver nor our guide spoke English, so it was a little challenging to understand everything. Nevertheless, the ruins were amazing and we were able to get enough information to make this trip worthwhile.
Response from Host, Mar 2023
Hi Richard, So sorry you were unable to understand your guide. Our Iximche guides for this tour are bilingual (English/Spanish) and sometimes even trilingual (a Mayan language) but I will ask what happened (if there was a last minute cancellation for our guide). Very sorry but glad you enjoyed the ruins nonetheless! Thank you so much for letting us know and we hope you enjoyed Guatemala!
Our driver was really...
RamRang_K, Dec 2022
Our driver was really nice and our tour guide was well informed and answered all of our questions. We learned so much about the Mayans.
Response from Host, Jan 2023
We are so happy to hear your tour was educational and you enjoyed it. Thank you for your review!
Very Good Educational Trip
Kelvin_M, Dec 2022
This was a very good trip to a fascinating Mayan city. Pablo, our driver, was excellent. It is an hour or more out of Antigua into the mountains. Our guide, Melvin, was knowledgable and engaging.
Response from Host, Dec 2022
Thank you kindly for your review Kelvin! Iximche is a lovely place to learn about the Mayan culture and lifestyle, and we're so pleased to have provided you this service. We strive for five stars always and are open to hear how we could have improved this experience. Much appreciated!
zhnz8mhpgm, June 2022
Our tour guide and our driver were really great! You get a museum tour and also the ruins. We even saw some people praying there. I would 100% do this trip again! We did not go on a market day, but maybe next time.
Response from Host, June 2022
Thank you so much for your review of the Iximche ruins visit! We're glad you got to see such a special Mayan ceremony taking place and hope you learned so much about the ancient heritage that is an intricate part of Guatemala.
Very interesting experience
Grant_R, Oct 2021
Good experience. Highly recommended. The driver was very good and friendly. The guide at Iximche was very knowledgeable and I was able to see traditional Mayan ceremonies taking place.
Response from Host, Oct 2021
We appreciate you taking the time to leave a review and are so thrilled you could see a spiritual ceremony taking place. Iximche is a sacred location and we hope you learned a lot on your tour. Saludos!