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Xihuacan Culture and Archaeology Tour

  • 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
Xihuacan Culture and Archaeology Tour
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Tour departs at 9am from your Ixtapa hotel From Zihuatanejo at 9:30am
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Tour departs at 9:30am from your hotel in Zihuatanejo
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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.

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.
Reviews (21)
1 - 5 of 7 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Archeology of the Xihuacan Area also Trocones Sea Turtles

Luis took us to museum, ball court, and pyramid but also to the local village with the original collector of many of the sites ancient artifacts. We learned a lot about the area and got to chat with a few of the local villagers. it...More

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank concathy
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

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank TravelingMac60
Reviewed 11 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

1  Thank CanadianSeniOr2015
Reviewed 7 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

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank tyro32
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5 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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