Iximche Mayan Ruin from Panajachel

Panajachel, Guatemala

From USD 87.95

Price varies by group size

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 6 hours (approx.)
  • Pickup from select hotels
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


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.
  • 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's Included

  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan, coach, or SUV
  • Round-trip private/shared transportation (depending on tour option)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
  • Driver/guide
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

You can head directly to the meeting point, or request pickup

Meeting point

  • Panajachel
    Panajachel, Panajachel, Lake Atitlan, Solola Department, Western Highlands

Pickup points

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Start time

08:00 am

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

Pickup details

Departure Point: Centrally located Panajachel hotels, or Xocomil Travel office on Calle Embarcadero in Panajachel Dates: Daily

What To Expect


2 hours Admission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Operated by Los Elementos Adventure Center & Day Spa

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.

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Underwhelming, not organized
Brandy_B, Mar 2023
Our driver, Federico was lovely and extremely helpful. The ruins themselves were underwhelming. Our guide was not ready for us at the time we understood our tour was to start. He was already with another tour so we had to go on our own.
Unbelievably beautiful!
Colt_N, Feb 2023
Our tour guide really helped us understand the ruins and the Mayan culture behind it. We saw a religious fire ceremony taking place while there.
Great Mayan experience
Victoria_C, Aug 2022
Our driver Marcelino was great. Friendly and helpful and safe. Our guide Alex was equally amazing, a Tecpan native, he shared his knowledge on the history of his people.
Incredible experience
Christy_S, Aug 2021
Lee was a fantastic guide! He was very knowledgeable and enjoyable to talk to about Mayan history and culture on our drive to and from Iximche. This trip was part of our honeymoon and my husband’s birthday gift from me. He and I had such a great time and learned so much. We got to see Mayans conduct ceremonies as well which was interesting and surreal. It was overall an enriching experience.
We had Alex as out tour guide on...
Richard F, Aug 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.
This was one of the highlights of...
Krysta B, Dec 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