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The drive from your hotel to the archaeological dig is approximately 45 minutes, spend about 3 hours exploring all of the ceremonial center, then drive 35 minutes to get to the beach and have lunch and from there to the hotel is approximately 40 minutes.

Xihuacan Archaeology Tour includes visit to the Xihuacan Site Museum which houses about 800 objects, that includes: work in ocean shells, ceramic, obsidian vases, bell necklaces, copper axes, stone artifacts and granite carved stones.

Then you will visit the ball court. The ball court is the place where they played the ball game. Linked to religion, the ball game ritual was one of the main activities in pre-Hispanic cities, the ball game was associated directly to the human sacrifice.

The next stop will be at pyramid name Edificio B, which was build out of bricks on the inside and modeling clay on the outside.

Next you will visit the rural community name Soledad de Maciel, where the villagers built houses on top of what it used to be the neighborhood of the high-class citizens during the Pre-Columbian Period.

Go to a beautiful lagoon that flows into the ocean, where there is always a nice ocean breeze, at this beautiful scenario you will have a great lunch which consist of one of the following choices:
  • Shrimp on garlic sauce or breaded
  • Fish filet on garlic sauce or bread or on the grill
  • Chicken fajitas or chicken on the grill or chicken breaded
All of the dishes come with guacamole & chips, sope, salsa, hand made tortillas and beans. With lunch you get a beer or a soft drink or coconut milk.

The transportation will be an air-conditioned, very comfortable 14 passenger van.

After lunch you will be transported back to your hotel in Ixtapa Zihuatanejo.
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Xihuacan Museum and Archeological Site
Ixtapa Zihuatanejo By Luis De La Maza
Discover the archaeological ruins of Xihuacan, a recently excavated ceremonial center, on this 4-hour tour from Ixtapa or Zihuatanejo. Visit the zone’s major landmarks and the on-site museum, and learn about the ceremonial center constructed out of bricks and modeling clay during the pre-Columbian era. Then relax at a peaceful lagoon, where you’ll enjoy a delicious lunch. This small-group tour limited to 14 people includes hotel transport by luxury van.
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Led by a local guide
  • Lunch included
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • 4-hour morning tour of Xihuacan from Ixtapa or Zihuatanejo
  • Tour the ruins of an ancient ceremonial center
  • See its top attractions, including a ball court, pyramid and Edificio B
  • Visit Xihuacan Site Museum and gaze at pre-Columbian artifacts from this archaeological zone
  • Enjoy a satisfying lunch by a beautiful lagoon
  • Round-trip hotel transport included
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Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile
Must see

The history was very interesting. Our tour guide provided amazing amount of knowledge and background. Would go back again

Thank Lisa U
Reviewed 28 March 2018
Tour With A Passion

Francisco knows his stuff and shares it with a passion! The day began with him picking us up at 9:30 and ended around 2:30 with a drop off at our accommodation. From the get go Francisco provided us with interesting and entertaining facts. Whether it...More

Thank TravelingMac60
Reviewed 10 February 2018 via mobile
Xihuacan Culture and Archaeology Tour

Tour went from around 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. We were picked up at our hotel in Ixtapa by our guide for the day, Carlos, who spoke very good English. Vehicle was an SUV, a little crowded with 5 of us. Passed several small communities...More

Thank CanadianSeniOr2015
Reviewed 6 February 2018
Archeological finds

My fiance' and I enjoyed this excursion the first week of December 2017. The group was very small due to being in the slow season. The guide for out tour was one of the actual owners of this area. he and his family found many...More

1  Thank tyro32
Reviewed 11 January 2018
Francisco is your Man.

Nothing short of what You would expect from all the true reviews.You come away with a passion to learn more.It's Great entertainment folks,you will have fun!

Thank Mark R
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4 June 2018|
Response from CanadianSeniOr2015 | Reviewed this property |
Part of it would be. We climbed to the top of the pyramid on stairs. No other way to get up there. It is best to contact the tour operator to see what accommodation could be made for you.
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