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Address: Tecpan, Chimaltenango, Guatemala, Panajachel, Guatemala
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US$53.95*
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Iximche Mayan Ruin from Panajachel
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Iximché Ruins and Antigua City Tour from Guatemala City
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Iximché Ruins and Antigua City Tour

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Special fire ceremony

In addition to the sacred site, we were lucky to be able to have a shaman conduct a fire ceremony for us. Very special and moving.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
jaz79h
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Evanston, Illinois
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Evanston, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

In addition to the sacred site, we were lucky to be able to have a shaman conduct a fire ceremony for us. Very special and moving.

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Nantes, France
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

Nice site but most of the signs are inexistant, it is difficult to know what you are looking at. The museum is very small and nit lit

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

I didn't pay to take a guided tour but was near enough to hear the basics then I looked it up at home. Very interesting ruins and the place that gave Guatemala its name.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

The site is about 1 and 1/2 hours from Antigua by chicken bus to the town of Tecpan than a tuk tuk to the ruins. My Guatemalan friend paid 5 Quetzales for entry, I paid 50 Quetzales since I was not a Guatemalan citizen. The site is in a nice, cool, tranquil area but there revery few ruins, mostly just... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

This was an interesting experience and you can stroll through ancient Mayan ruins of a city destroyed by the Conquistadors in 1525. There aren't many tourists here so it is very peaceful and quiet. We were lucky enough to observe a Mayan purification ceremony that coincided with the November Super Moon (when the full moon was closest to earth in... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

These Mayan ruins are a historic site, but the government allows people to walk and climb on most of them! This is definitely a worthwhile trip if you know a lot about it or hire a guide (for $20/person). There is too much history about the Spaniards and the local church that you'll miss if you don't have a guide... More 

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Barcelona, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

Iximché is a fascinating Mayan ruin a short distance from Guatemala City. If you don't have the time to fly to Tikal o Peten, Iximché is an interesting day trip to experience some late period Mayan structures. I recommend the visit, if you have the time taking a guide is well worth it

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Innisfil, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

This is a well maintained site that is a great introduction to Mayan history and architecture. The buildings are in good shape still although not as dramatic as their Mexican counterparts and they give you a good overview of how a settlement would have looked. The museum is small and only has a few artifacts. This is fully accessible although... More 

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Weatherford, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

$5 to enter and definitely pay the $5 for the guide (they are great and typically are students getting a chance to work on their).

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

We had a great trip through Antigua Tours. Great guide, nice coach, good driver. See my previous review. I meant to give it 5 stars and some how it ended up with only 1. I highly recommend this tour.

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