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Archaeologist-Led Cañada de La Virgen Pyramid Tour
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Archaeologist-Led Cañada de La Virgen Pyramid Tour

By Albert Coffee Archaeotours - Day Tours
Recommended by 98% of travellers
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€57.07
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Ages 0-120, max of 15 per group
Duration: 4h 30m
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  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Bottled water
  • Tour by federally-licensed guide
  • Entry/Admission - Canada de la Virgen


Departure details
  • St. Paul's Church / Iglesia Anglicana de San Pablo, 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
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 138469P1

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

A note from Archaeologist-Led Cañada de La Virgen Pyramid Tour
  • Fully vaccinated guide. Reduced group sizes Masks recommended while in our vehicle. We follow government recommendations... While outdoors, walking during the tour etc. mask use is up to the individual's discretion. We are completely outdoors the majority of the tour. Any questions, please ask.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

How much is Archaeologist-Led Cañada de La Virgen Pyramid Tour?
Archaeologist-Led Cañada de La Virgen Pyramid Tour price starts from €57.24. Discover and book Archaeologist-Led Cañada de La Virgen Pyramid Tour on Tripadvisor
What is the Archaeologist-Led Cañada de La Virgen Pyramid Tour cancellation policy?
Archaeologist-Led Cañada de La Virgen Pyramid Tour cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Archaeologist-Led Cañada de La Virgen Pyramid Tour on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Archaeologist-Led Cañada de La Virgen Pyramid Tour?
Archaeologist-Led Cañada de La Virgen Pyramid Tour is hosted by Albert Coffee Archaeotours - Day Tours. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Albert Coffee Archaeotours - Day Tours on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Archaeologist-Led Cañada de La Virgen Pyramid Tour on Tripadvisor
How much time do I need for Archaeologist-Led Cañada de La Virgen Pyramid Tour?
On average, this experience will take approximately 4h 30m. Discover and book Archaeologist-Led Cañada de La Virgen Pyramid Tour on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 138469P1

Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    St. Paul's Church / Iglesia Anglicana de San Pablo
    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
    See address & details
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    Canada de la Virgen
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission included
    The best way to visit the Cañada de la Virgen is with an expert guide. Along the way, Albert will share his knowledge of cultures of the Bajio region, including the Otomi people and other Mesoamerican cultures. After visiting the Welcome Center, we will walk a total of approximately 3 kilometers (2 miles) together, taking the same path as the ancients. Albert will show you recent discoveries at the archaeological site and you’ll be able to climb to the top of the pyramid. Along the way, you will see the impressive landscapes as your mind goes on a journey. You will leave with a more thorough knowledge of this wonderful, historical site.
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

stevenjQ306AE
stevenjQ306AE
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Not-To-Be-Missed
Mr. Coffee is an outstanding guide with firsthand knowledge of the excavation of this site and this tour was one of
Ed_Tavera
Ed_Tavera
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Cañada de La Virgen archaeologist-led tour.
Albert Coffee Archaeotours is definitely the way to go. We gained and learned so much knowledge we otherwise wouldn
KennethC2593
KennethC2593
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Best Experience in San Miguel!
This tour was wonder! What a deep find of knowledge for the area and building of the pyramid!! His extensive resear
Selma-voyager
Selma-voyager
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Mezoamerican region extended north via this pyramid!
Archaeologist Albert Coffee is passionate, articulate & clearly an expert on this site. He explained how historians
P8515CMtinatan88
P8515CMtinatan88
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Scintillating
Insightful, Thoughtful and unbelievably wondrous. Albert Coffee brings this place to life, bringing together his kn
kathyz476
kathyz476
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La Canada de la Virgen tour - don't miss it!
Albert had completed his graduate studies in anthropology when he first came to San Miguel de Allende in 2004 and h
joeykay
joeykay
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Fascinating
What a joy to take this tour with a guide who worked on the excavation of this site. Albert is a wealth of local an
brazilsontour
brazilsontour
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Endearing and knowledgeable
Albert is very personable and sooooo knowledgeable about the site, the history and culture in general. It is defini
Kimberly G
Kimberly G
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Don't miss this opportunity to see the pyramids!
Albert gave a great tour and made it very easy on us by picking us up at home! I highy recommend him!
Passport236958
Passport236958
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Excellent
Albert’s expertise made this a very educational and enjoyable tour. I highly recommend this tour to anyone.
Roam437105
Roam437105
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Cosmic is the word
Albert is the ultimate expert, guide, and messenger for this most special site. Dont miss Canada de la Virgin when
CarolynT1376
CarolynT1376
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Pyramid Tour
The tour was very professional and interesting. Everyone was so well informed and the history was fascinating! We a
Rebecca B
Rebecca B
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Don't Forget Your Coffee at the Pyramid!
I was told that if I went to the pyramids, there was one man to do it with -- Albert Coffee. Excellent and knowledg
ggculliford
ggculliford
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Authoritative
A very knowledgeable guide. Managed a comprehensive tour with lunch in the campo. Would recommend. Some walking inv
Zwissler
Zwissler
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Our visit to Canada de la Virgen
Brilliant...Albert was so informative, a true expert on the site as he was on the original excavation team. Its cl
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Walt T
San Francisco, CA6 contributions
I have been on this tour led by Albert Coffee about 8 times. I often accompany friends who visit me in San Miguel.

I never tire listening to his information-packed guidance. There is no better way to spend a day in the countryside of San Miguel than with this tour led by Albert.

I learn something new each time I participate and am sure my most recent tour will not be the last.

Awesome gift idea!

Oh, and the taco lady at the end of the tour serves the best!
Written 27 March 2023
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Brian D
6 contributions
Mar 2023 • Couples
Albert was so well informed and was super personable. he was able to keep up an almost constant banter on the area, the peoples and the pyramid itself. My wife and i have toured many archaeological sites and we both felt this was the most informative and interesting tour. But believe the when they let you know don't think this is an easy stroll in the park. But it is a great walk on a well defined path, most actually paved in cobble stones. I really enjoyed the open banter between Albert and us and he was an open and fun person to spend a couple hours with. And they provided us with additional water because it is high desert and high altitude. Very fun
Written 23 March 2023
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brad0260
Minneapolis92 contributions
Feb 2023
We joined a group of a couple of dozen who left from San Miguel de Allende to see this site. Albert Coffee is a terrific guide--not only an archaeologist with deep insight about the pyramid and its history, but also practical and a great sense of humor. Note that it involves a lot of walking, perhaps a mile in and a mile back to the bus; there is a hill and the surface is sometimes rough. If you can do it, don't miss this opportunity!
Written 15 March 2023
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Bea R
9 contributions
Hands down the best pyramid tour I've done to date. Albert is super knowledgeable and has lots of passion for archeology. I learned so much! I loved that it was off the beaten track so to speak. Small groups. No vendors. Loved that we had to walk up the hill to the pyramid. Recommend!
Written 11 March 2023
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CapeMayMarsha
Newton, MA69 contributions
What if you’ve been to many Mesoamerican indigenous ruins, or if this is your first time, please take this tour. We’ve been fortunate to explore several large and smaller indigenous ruins in Mesoamerica. What’s special about the tour is the guide. Coffee, communicates, clearly, with humor, and with knowledge. He was able to link this site with other sites and explain the relationships between them. Every site is special and distinctive and Coffee knew how to highlight this site.
Written 10 March 2023
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Marc04102
Portland, ME18 contributions
Mar 2023 • Couples
Albert Coffee is an ideal guide - very knowledgeable and entertaining. The entire tour is well run and informative. The site is stunning, historic and spiritual. The absence of vendors and other commercial ventures nearby sets it apart from other archaeological sites such as Uxmal and Cichenitza. Highly recommend while you are in San Miguel.
Written 6 March 2023
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Fearless597698
1 contribution
This tour was outstanding. Our guide was actually involved in the excavation of the sight. He was extremely knowledgeable and made our day
Written 5 March 2023
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C T
2 contributions
Feb 2023
Incredibly knowledgeable guides in Albert and Eric. First-rate experience at this "recently" discovered northernmost Meso American pyramid. Discounted rate for younger children but make sure they can walk. Ask to see the comic book on your way back!
Written 1 March 2023
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julie m
4 contributions
Absolutely excellent, informative and engaging tour by Lousianna native transplant. He covered a semesters with of material on our tour. He was fascinating and staff at the site are very cordial
Written 1 March 2023
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Margaret H
Santa Fe, NM5 contributions
Alberto was an excellent guide with an extraordinary abundance of knowledge about the pyramids, the excavation, the ancient history of the Aztecs and so many other tidbits to make the trek into the ruins well worth the trip. I would highly recommend this tour for everyone who visits SMA.
Written 27 February 2023
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