Alberto is an incredible tour guide and I cannot recommend him enough! DO THIS TOUR! You will not regret it!
Canada de la Virgen is a set of ancient pilgrimage sites located outside San Miguel de Allende, only open to the public since 2011. During this immersive tour, run by archaeologists, you’ll get a rare insight into the Otomi people, one of Mexico’s indigenous groups. The archaeological park, with origins in the sixth century, contains the ruins of an observatory, colossal temple, and burial chambers.
The Canada de la Virgen, a Mesoamerican archaeological park just a short drive from San Miguel de Allende, remains one of Mexico’s best-kept secrets. During this action-packed day tour, join a team of bona fide archaeologists and anthropologists and embark on an in-depth exploration of the under-the-radar ancient site, only open to the public since 2011.
Escape San Miguel de Allende’s crowds and settle back as you cruise through the Mexican countryside. At the park, get detailed and enriching background on the history of the Otomi people, traditionally one of Mexico’s most peaceful, mountain-dwelling indigenous groups, from specialists of the Bajio region.
Wander the 2-mile (3-kilometer) site at your own pace and get a peek at the off-the-beaten-track ruins, some dating back to the sixth century. See an old observatory, a colossal temple, and the former homes of astronomer-priests, who kept alive the group’s cosmological traditions.
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This was an excellent tour because the guide was extremely knowledgable and passionate about the subject. He not only knew a lot about the archeological history of the pyramid, he was able to place it in context with the geological and natural history of the...More
We are two retied couples. We recently toured the Canada de la Virgin archaeological site with Coyote Canyon Adventures. You will see lots of other reviews that have wonderful things to say about our guide Alberto. He deserves all the accolades. He really made the...More
Alberto Avelerya was the most authentic, passionate, EDUCATED real resident archaeologist. He was the HIGHLIGHT of our trip. As an invested resident who is actually in preserving the native heritage and culture we found his tour riveting. He explained the history with exquisite detail, a...More
We took the Canada de la Virgen tour led by Alberto in January '17. His deep knowledge about the site, the culture and the people who built the pyramid was profound. He has a reverence for the accomplishments of the former inhabitants of this land....More