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Mixco Viejo Day Trip from Guatemala City

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Guatemala City, Guatemala
Mixco Viejo Day Trip from Guatemala City

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Overview

This Mixco Viejo day trip from Guatemala City highlights you will see a moderate sized ruined city of the Poqoman Maya civilization. Learn about the temples, pyramids and plazas that make up this archeological site as you explore the grounds with your expert guide. Gain insight into the history and lifestyle of Guatemala’s oldest inhabitants and learn about this destination that was once the capital of the Poqomam Maya kingdom.
  • Mixco Viejo day trip from Guatemala City
  • Discover the ancient Mayan ruins of Mixco Viejo, once the capital of the Poqomam Maya kingdom
  • Learn the significance of this archeological treasure as you explore with your expert guide
  • Entrance fees and hotel pickup and drop-off included
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Traveler pickup is offered
Pick up time will be within the 15 minutes of your established departure time. Please wait at the lobby of your hotel.

Departure Time

8:00 AM
Get an up close look at the history and traditions of ancient Mayan culture on this Guatemala City Mixco Viejo day trip. Your expert guide will collect you from your Guatemala City hotel and travel with you about an hour west to Chimaltenango. You’ll tour Mixco Viejo, located between two ravines, and learn about the former capital of the Poqomam Maya kingdom. Explore over 120 structures that cover the archeological site and learn about their significance from your guide. Gain a deeper understanding of the temples, pyramids and courts that make up this historic place.

Once you’ve worked up an appetite enjoy lunch (at own expense) and wander the site at your leisure before heading back to Guatemala City and the comfort of your hotel.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Mixco Viejo
Visit to Mixco Viejo archaeological site. Mixco Viejo was the capital of the Poqomam Maya Kingdom, and was founded on a defensive mountain-top location in the 12th century AD. The peak population in the early 16th century may have been around 10,000 people.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Guatemalan Adventure

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

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Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Mixco Viejo Day Trip from Guatemala City?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
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What is the policy on sanitization during Mixco Viejo Day Trip from Guatemala City?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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What is the social distancing policy during Mixco Viejo Day Trip from Guatemala City?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Mixco Viejo Day Trip from Guatemala City?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
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What is the maximum group size during Mixco Viejo Day Trip from Guatemala City?
A:This activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers.

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English was a little unclear and the...
care540
, Oct 2015
English was a little unclear and the drive from Guatemala City to the ruins was longer than the tour. It took 35 minutes to tour Mixco Viejo and our drive there from the city was a solid two hrs. It would have been better if there were built in stops for local foods or touring of different villages/markets as we headed to our destination. It was especially difficult bc the day was so long with no where to eat. Overall the staff was very kind but this adventure sure doesn't own up to its cost.
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Our second trip with Viator. Also...
Susan A
, Oct 2013
Our second trip with Viator. Also used them in France. Very professional and reliable at a good cost. Guide was knowledgeable and fun to be with. The drive up the mountain through the small Guatemalan towns was more interesting than the site itself, although the location on top of a mountain was most impressive. No place for lunch in the area, even though it was listed as an "on your own" activity.
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