Iximche was founded in 1470 by the Maya-Kaqchikel indigenous group, it was the last capital of the Mayan empire and later declared the first capital of the kingdom of Guatemala by the Spanish conqueror Pedro de Alvarado in 1524. The Kaqchikel rebelled against the conquerors and continuously attacked the city, so the colonial authorities decided to move the capital in 1527 to the valley of Almolonga, until the latter was destroyed in 1524 by an avalanche of mud, being moved the capital to its third location which is the current Antigua Guatemala.
In Iximche you will visit the ancient Mayan ruins that are considered extremely important in the history of Guatemala, you will be able to visit the different squares that compose it and that were once temples, palaces and homes including a Mayan ball game. The site has large areas of vegetation where you can rest and observe nature and there is also a museum with a variety of utensils and tools found at the site during excavations.
The cost of the tour offers you:
- Transportation to and from the site
- Guided visit to Iximche by a local bilingual guide
- Entrance fees
Every day (you can choose the time you want to enjoy at your leisure)
We suggest you to bring the following items for the greatest pleasure of your unforgettable experience:
- Comfortable clothes
- Backpack with rain cover
- Personal medication, camera, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen and water