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Iximche

Tecpan, Chimaltenango, Guatemala, Panajachel 07010, Guatemala
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“mayan ruins” (38 reviews)
“guatemala city” (15 reviews)
“maya site” (3 reviews)
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Tecpan, Chimaltenango, Guatemala, Panajachel 07010, Guatemala
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to visit with s guide. A lot to learn about the history of Iximche and the early Maya history. Large area of ruins fairly recently discovered.

Thank Vasaul
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Reviewed 16 January 2018

Iximche is an easily accessed Maya site, with the unique characteristic that locals are still utilizing the site. There are pyramids and ball courts, but I found the most interesting feature to be the altar with candles and other offerings. We were the only tourists...More

1  Thank janetwD4656GQ
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Reviewed 16 November 2017 via mobile

This site is best seen with a guide...like many other archeological sites this area is best visited when you have a knowledgeable guide to help you delineate and understand the various “piles of stone”. Take bug spray, wear sturdy shoes and if you go in...More

Thank Takarehi
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Reviewed 21 October 2017

Although only the foundations are visible, the ruins are a very peaceful and sacred place to wander about. Our guide was excellent and provided really interesting information about the Mayan people - past and present. I think a guide is really essential to appreciate the...More

Thank Pokieman2
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Reviewed 1 October 2017

I've been to the Iximche ruins twice and both times I did a guided tour. I highly recommend have a guide with you, otherwise it will probably be just a place with a lot of bricks to you. When you listen to the history behind...More

Thank Marielasw
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Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

My daughter’s family and I went to Iximche today. We were advised to use the guide, who is Mayan, so we did. The grandkids were very attentive and asked great questions. The guide was very knowledgeable and spoke to us in both English and Spanish....More

Thank Kahnster
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Reviewed 5 September 2017

The ruins are very interesting but the use that they still today makes them even more interesting. We watched a Mesoamerican ball game that was being played by local youngsters and we attended a Mayan ceremony that was taking place there...

2  Thank vmimartins
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Reviewed 15 August 2017

This was worth the long bus ride from our cruise ship. These ruins are from the late post-classic period - the city was burned by the Spanish in the 1520s and has suffered from earthquakes since then, so you won't see the towering pyramids that...More

Thank graceb
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Reviewed 10 August 2017

We stopped here on our way to Panajachel. It's not a large ruin site, but it's well maintained and includes a museum. Worth the stop if you are going to Atitlan.

Thank Luisa R
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Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

If you are interested in ancient cultures you will will want to spend days and weeks here. They stopped excavation in about 1974 so much is still left to your very competent guide for explanation The place is so clean and the air is so...More

Thank Virginia S
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graciane2010
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Response from DudesAdrift | Reviewed this property |
Contact Agencia de Viajes, Antiqua, Guatemala. As of last summer transport to Iximche was $45 per person through them.
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