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Xihuacan Culture and Archaeology Tour

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A 3,000-year-old archaeological site, Xihuacan was once a ceremonial center used by pre-Columbian tribes including the Aztecs. Get an insider’s peek at the fascinating ancient ruins, which only opened to the public in 2013. The visit includes a tasty local lunch and a dip in a natural lagoon, and includes hotel pick-up for a seamless experience. Plus, a small-group size makes for an intimate atmosphere.
Highlights
  • Visit the Xihuacan archaeological site and enjoy a lagoon swim
  • Enjoy an intimate small-group tour, capped at 14 people
  • Delicious lunch with multiple meal options included
  • Round-trip transportation in luxury van with hotel pickup
What to Expect
After front-door pickup from your hotel, take a short, scenic drive to the excavation site. Xihuacan is one of Mexico’s newest archaeological attractions, and on-site discoveries are still being made. Take an up-to-date tour of the latest findings as you explore landmarks like the stepped pyramids and ball court, where tournaments once ended in deadly sacrifices. Your visit will be enriched by a look at some of the relics on display in the Xihuacan Site Museum, including obsidian vases and impressive ceramics. From there, you’ll take a peek at the rural village of Soledad de Macial, built over a pre-Columbian residential enclave, before hitting the water. Take a dip in a natural oceanside lagoon while you enjoy a delicious local lunch, with your choice of fresh shrimp, grilled fish, or chicken fajitas along with homemade tortillas.
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Important Information
Departure Point
The lobby of your hotel in Ixtapa or Zihuatanejo
Duration
4h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Bottled water
  • Driver/guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Lunch
  • Entry/Admission - Xihuacan Museum and Archeological Site
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • A minimum of 2 adults per booking is required
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Not recommended for child aged 6 and under
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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The trip was so interesting and Luis was very informative! Beautiful museum, ruins, and visit to local village all included and then a delicious seafood lunch nearby.
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We loved our experience! Luis was extremely knowledgeable on just about every subject we threw at him, and very pleasant to we led by. He knew things and showed us things that I doubt every tour guide has access to. He knows locals at the sites and has good relationships with
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My friend and I came to Ixtapa for a mini vacation. We found about Luis through TripAdvisor, and decided to book the archaeological tour. We are so glad we did! Luis is not only knowledgeable but also friendly. Luis took us to the Xihuacan museum and the archeological site as
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Great historical location. We had a great tour guide. The site itself is still under development, so if you have been to Chichen Itza, Tulum, or Koba, this sight will feel underwhelming, however, the history of this location is fascinating. It good to visit.
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We were picked up at our hotel in a large, comfortable van and the tour started immediately. Our host, Antonio, was very talkative, friendly, and knowledgeable as he walked us through the history of the region and the artifacts and structures at the pyramid site. After an
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