Comalapa Market and Painting Tours plus Iximche Ruins From Guatemala City

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What To Expect

Visit the colorful market of San Juan Comalapa and Iximche Ruins.

Highlights

  • Explore San Juan Comalapa, one of the most picturesque village of Guatemala

  • Drive past a colorful cemetery that has an outer-wall mural painted by local artists

  • Visit the colorful market and the baroque church of San Juan Comalapa

  • See the archaeological site "Iximche," one of the oldest and most important cities of Maya

Specifications

Type:
Tours from Guatemala City
Departs From:
Guatemala City
Meeting Point:
Hotel pick-up from most Guatemala City hotels
Duration:
10 hours
Availability:
Tuesday and Friday at 6:30 AM
Product Code:
14214
Voucher info:
Print voucher. You will not have access to the tour without this voucher.
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Description

You will be picked up at your hotel in Guatemala City and transferred to San Juan Comalapa via Antigua Guatemala.

San Juan Comalapa is one of the most picturesque village of Guatemala. Upon arrival in the town, you will be able to observe several local art galleries, where artists show their work. San Juan Comalapa is sometimes called the "Florence of America" because of the many Kaqchikel painters living there. The town really gained its reputation because of the work of Andres Curuchich who rose to fame for his paintings depicting local village life and whose work has been displayed in galleries as far away as New York.

You will also drive past a colorful cemetery that has an outer wall mural painted by local artists. The mural depicts major events in the history of Guatemala, including the Maya creation story, the Spanish conquest, and more recently Guatemala's civil war.

Local artists display their work in household galleries, and they will open their doors for visitors who want to see their varied and colorful artwork.

We will also visit and explore the colorful market and the baroque church of San Juan Comalapa.

After our visit to Comalapa, we will be moving to the archaeological site "Iximche," one of the oldest and most important cities of Maya where you can visit the pyramids in honor of the moon and sun.

Iximche is a pre-Columbian Mesoamerican archaeological site in the western highlands of Guatemala. Iximche was the capital of the Late Postclassic Kaqchikel Maya kingdom from 1470 until its abandonment in 1524. The architecture of the site included a number of pyramid-temples, palaces, and two Mesoamerican ballcourts.

You will have your lunch (included) afterward. Then, you will be transferred to Antigua Guatemala or Guatemala City.

Includes

  • Full day tour to Comalapa and Iximche

  • Roundtrip hotel transfers from most hotels in Guatemala City*

  • Bilingual guide (English and Spanish)

  • Lunch

  • Iximche Ruins entrance fee

Excludes

  • Personal expenses

  • Tips and gratuities

  • Optional activity costs

  • Meals and drinks (unless specified)

Please Note

  • *Pick-up service is available in selected Guatemala hotels.

  • Children 1 year old and below are free of charge if accompanied by paying adult.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation: 8 days or more prior to start date of activity.
  • 20% Cancellation Fee (80% reimbursement): between 4 to 7 days prior to date of activity.
  • 100% Cancellation Fee (no reimbursement): 3 days or less prior to date of activity.

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