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Archaeologist-Led Cañada de La Virgen Pyramid Tour

San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
Archaeologist-Led Cañada de La Virgen Pyramid Tour

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Get an inside look at what it takes to uncover ancient ruins by visiting Cañada de La Virgen on an archaeologist-led tour. Your guide took part in the site’s 2004 excavation, giving him a unique insight into the relatively-recently uncovered Mesoamerican complex. As you tour the site he can share details you can’t discover on your own and would likely miss on a different guided tour.
  • Explore Cañada de la Virgen with an archaeologist who helped uncover the site
  • A small-group enables the guide to tailor the tour to the group’s interests
  • Enjoy hassle-free transportation in an air-conditioned vehicle
  • Avoid crowds by visiting these lesser-traveled ancient ruins
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Air-conditioned vehicle
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Bottled water
Tour by federally-licensed guide

Departure Point

El Cardo 6, Zona Centro, Centro, 37700 San Miguel de Allende, Gto., Mexico

We meet in front of St. Paul's Church (Iglesia de San Pablo) on Cardo Street. It is a short walk from Centro and any taxi will know how to get there. Please call with any questions

Departure Time

Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods.
4/6/2019 - 12/9/2022
Tuesday - Sunday:09:00 AM - 02:30 PM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Albert Coffee Archaeotours - Day Tours
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Archaeologist-Led Cañada de La Virgen Pyramid Tour?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Archaeologist-Led Cañada de La Virgen Pyramid Tour.
What is the policy on sanitization during Archaeologist-Led Cañada de La Virgen Pyramid Tour?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Archaeologist-Led Cañada de La Virgen Pyramid Tour.
What is the social distancing policy during Archaeologist-Led Cañada de La Virgen Pyramid Tour?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Archaeologist-Led Cañada de La Virgen Pyramid Tour.
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Archaeologist-Led Cañada de La Virgen Pyramid Tour?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Archaeologist-Led Cañada de La Virgen Pyramid Tour.

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Traveler Tips

  • "Don’t do a DYI or even the bare-bones version with a Federally licensed worker; you’ll miss the color and texture that brings this tour to life." See review
  • "Take the precaution about the walk seriously - it was strenuous and on uneven surfaces." See review
  • "The site itself is very unusual in that because it is located on privately held land, there are literally no touristy gee-gaws to have to deal with." See review


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Best experience to do it with a knowledgeable guide
, Nov 2021
Loved hearing the history of the site from an expert. Could do it all over again! Thank you Albert! You were brilliant.
Perfect English-speaking tour
, Nov 2021
Albert gave us a fantastic introduction to archeology, especially in this part of the world. Having an English speaking guide for the site was essential. None of the signage or information would have been accessible to us otherwise. Even though we couldn’t climb to the top, it was still super cool and I would go on a tour to a different site with Albert in the future.
Pyramid & Astronomy with Excellent Guide
, Nov 2021
Our guide Albert Coffee was excellent. His academic background and experience were well suited to the task. If we had gone on our own, we would not have been able to understand what we were seeing in the same way nor have been able to put it into context as well.
Amazing Experience
, Oct 2021
The tour was outstanding because Albert Coffee gave us a historical perspective that would have never gotten by doing it on our own. It was amazing to walk where the ancients walked.
Good tour
, Aug 2021
Informative tour led by Albert, who has wealth of knowledge and experience in archeology and field research in Meso America. Canada de La Virgen is a smaller site relative to Teotihuacan, but Albert’s expertise and knowledge brought it to life! Fascinating history and a good few hours spent while in San Miguel de Allende
Highly educational and enjoyable
, Aug 2021
It was one of the most informative and enjoyable tours I’ve taken! Albert was super knowledgeable from having personally participated in the excavation. There’s so much good information and insights. If you’re in San Miguel, this particular tour is a must and you won’t get anyone better than Albert!
Fun and educational
, Aug 2021
Entertaining, knowledgeable guide. We were able to be the first group in that day, and had the pyramid to ourselves. I learned so much on this tour.
Amazing Experience
, Jul 2021
Our tour guide, Albert Coffee, was knowledgeable, never boring and did a great job educating and entertaining. The site is untouched compared to other sites we have seen. You must walk on cobblestones so be prepared.
Best Tour of Pyramid Ruins
, Jun 2021
Extremely knowledge and interesting guide. Great presentation and learned so much. Gained so much appreciation for the work that goes into an archeological site and the history. Would highly recommend and note this is a hike and not to be taken lightly have great walking shoes and water nothing else allowed in the park. Albert our guide is an expert we learned so much, thank you.
Learn things about Mexico that you can't imagine.
, May 2021
I learned things that I couldn't even imagine. Our guide was informative and a great storyteller. I want to come back with my daughter. This is Mexican history that everyone should hear in such an entertaining way.

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