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Abaj Takalik Mayan Culture Tour

On this half day tour of Takalik Abaj you will learn from local themselves about the history and culture of the Mayan archaeological site, as well as seeing “Ghost Town” The Viejo Palmar, destroyed by the first eruption of the active volcano Santiaguito in 1923.

USD $66.00

Per Person

Abaj Takalik Mayan Culture Tour



– Discover Abaj Takalik, an amazing place full of history and lovely people.
– Enjoy wonderful views, while you immerse yourself in the local Mayan-descendent culture.
– Go through the “Ghost Town”, The Viejo Palmar and meet its history.


Discover one of the wonderful Mayan historical places, while knowing its history from the local people that still perform their rituals and cleanings on their amazing Mayan altars. Go through Abaj Takalik, a representative of the first blossoming of Mayan culture, enjoy the beautiful views and meet its lovely inhabitants and their ancient culture.

This is a cultural tour that shows you one of the archeological places located at the South Coast of Guatemala: Abaj Takalik. With Mayan altars that are still used by the local people for their ceremonies and spiritual cleans, this is an amazing historical place to discover. You will also be able to visit the “Ghost Town”, The Viejo Palmar, a place destroyed in 1923 for the first eruption of the active volcano Santiaguito, which you will see if the town’s weather allows you.


Half a day

7:00 am – 13:00 pm (approximately)

What’s Included

  • Transportation
  • Guide
  • Entrance tickets

Important Notes

  • Minimum people: 2


Takalik Abaj, Retalhuleu, Guatemala

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Takalik Abaj, Retalhuleu, Guatemala 14.638528, -91.732591
Kyle Wiggins

Daniel Lopez

Daniel, a locally certified tour guide, was born and raised in the city of Quetzaltenango, one of Guatemala’s many gems. The natural wonders of his hometown inspired him to become a guide and give others an authentic experience in his beloved country. Previous travelers have been extremely impressed by his deep knowledge of Pre-Hispanic Mayan culture and rituals. Daniel’s tours are suitable for travelers of all age and level of fitness, and in addition he is fluent in both English and French. In his free time, Daniel enjoys hiking both alone and with friends and family.

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