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Canada de la Virgen Archaeological Site Tour

  • Day tour of Canada de la Virgen, a Mesoamerican site, from San Miguel de Allende
  • Visit one of Mexico's best-kept secrets without the crowds on this walking tour
  • Get detailed commentary from a team of real-life archaeologists
Canada de la Virgen Archaeological Site Tour
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Pyramid Basic
Includes: transportation from San Miguel & back; entry fee to the pyramid; guided tour of the pyramid complex by archaeologist / anthropologist; travel insurance
From US$55,00
Pyramid Tour + Meal
The Pyramid tour including a ranch style meal.
From US$70,00

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.

What to Expect

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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Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Wonderful Tour!

Alberto is an incredible tour guide and I cannot recommend him enough! DO THIS TOUR! You will not regret it!

Thank SJ_theDUDE
Reviewed 2 May 2018
Tour of Cañada de la Virgen

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

Thank steelej172
Reviewed 29 April 2018
Coyote Canyon is an excellent tour operator

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

1  Thank BoiseBart
Reviewed 31 March 2018
Alberto Aveleyra is THE REAL resident archaeologist and the BEST tour guide!

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

Thank Gale W
Reviewed 25 March 2018
Tour of Canada de la Virgen with the guide, Alberto.

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

Thank Flanco
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