Visiting Maya Ruins and Present Day Maya culture, we depart early from Antigua on route to San Andres Itzapa, just 35 mins away from Antigua. We arrive to a surreal parking lot and Shrine for San Simon. Upon arrival to this magical place you will see the present day cosmovision of Maya Shamans doing ""limpias"" 'cleansing' and offerings to San Simon, a modern version of Maximon the Maya Deity from lake Atitlan. We leave a puro and light a candle and have a small limpia before visiting the Famous San Simon Shrine where the wallls are full of offerings of gratitude to San Simon form all over latin America. a true 'Pagan' God in the eyes of the conquista and present day we will label this as taboo. A surreal and magical experience that is not the beaten path. After this we get back on the bus and travel for 1 hour to our lunch stop. We will enjoy a great Churrasco Traditional lunch in Tecpan region famous for its cheeses and meats. Onwards to Iximche 40 mins away from our lunch stop, we arrive to one of the first Capitals of the Maya Kakchiquel. A beautiful grassland setting with great breeze and peaceful atmosphere where you will walk through the ancient ruins of this amazing place, guided by our local guide that travels with us all the way.
After this experience we head back to Antigua, 1.15 hrs away. We then get dropped off at our meeting point or apartment drop of depending on the weather.
The highlight of this experience is going to a non touristic Maya Shrine seeing ancient rituals. Enjoying a great lunch together on route to an ancient maya Site, and walking around the grasslands at Iximche with a refreshing and peaceful atmosphere.
WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED
THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW
We have a team of guides, all traveling with the group from Antigua. These are specialized general Guides for the whole country with more insight and knowledge of every aspect of pas and present Guatemala and 100% bilingual
MINIMUM TO OPERATE
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48 hours prior to the start of the experience