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Archaeologist-Led Cañada de La Virgen Pyramid Tour provided by Albert Coffee Archaeotours - Day Tours

Archaeologist-Led Cañada de La Virgen Pyramid Tour

Archaeologist-Led Cañada de La Virgen Pyramid Tour
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About
As I (Albert Coffee, vaccinated) guide you through this magical place, where I had the privilege of participating during the 2004 excavation field season, I'll share what I have gleaned through personal hands-on experience & years of study about ancient Mesoamerica, the legends & wisdom of local people. I am a graduate of Louisiana State University and federally licensed tour guide. This special tour includes years of documented legends, wisdom & memories of the elders of the ranch communities on and around the historic location. You will hear about each place and its cultural significance as you journey along the path the ancients took to reach the pyramid. I've taken 20,000+ people on tours since the site opened to the public in 2011. My passion is relating information that is just coming to light in an area recently investigated in an enjoyable way. I hope to see you soon. This is "a must do while you’re here…!" "An experience that can’t be missed." "Don’t get left behind."
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 138469P1
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Bottled water
  • Tour by federally-licensed guide
  • Entry/Admission - Canada de la Virgen
Duration
4h 30m
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
Additional information
  • 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 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
Inclusions
  • 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
Duration
4h 30m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • 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 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
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 24 Sep 2021
A note from Archaeologist-Led Cañada de La Virgen Pyramid Tour
Fully vaccinated guide. Reduced group sizes
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • 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
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travellers
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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JustTravel68
Brazil269 contributions
Great Knowledge.
Oct 2021
Albert's knowledge of the archeological site and pre-hispanic history made the visit even more interesting for us, who had visited the Teotihuacan site in CDMX and the archeology museum. It was a wonderful opportunity to know more about theses civilizations that occupied the Americas so long ago.
Written 11 October 2021
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Mabturpin
24 contributions
Don’t miss this tour!!
Oct 2021 • Friends
I can’t praise Albert Coffee enough! He is knowledgeable, entertaining, has a great sense of humor and we learned so much about Mesoamerican civilizations! I’ve taken this tour more than once because I’ve taken all my visitors over the time I’ve been in San Miguel.
Written 11 October 2021
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WHStoneman
Kingston, TN303 contributions
Glad we joined Albert!
Oct 2021
A lovely day for an excursion that was unforgettable. Albert was far and above any guide. His information was great and he answered any questions that our group of eleven presented.
Written 11 October 2021
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nekomama
Texas6 contributions
Highly recommended
This tour was a highlight of my trip to San Miguel de Allende. I normally don't have a lot of patience for guided tours, but this one was different and I really enjoyed it.

Besides learning about archeology of the site, I enjoyed looking at the plants and wildlife, and an invigorating hike.
Written 10 October 2021
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demandingdivatexas
texas49 contributions
Wonderful experience of ancient cultures
Sep 2021
Albert is a wonderful guide, his knowledge is very extensive and interesting. His enthusiasm for the site is also very enjoyable. Just all in all a great tour!
Written 9 October 2021
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Henry F
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico3 contributions
A Trip To The Past
Sep 2021
Listening to Albert on the walk up to the pyramid. He gives a tremendous amount of information of not only the actual pyramid but of the surrounding area. He is very concise but not in a dry way, infusing amusing anecdotes throughout his talk.
Written 24 September 2021
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Mark B
1 contribution
Fascinating
Aug 2021 • Couples
Albert was very knowledgeable about history and culture of the site and surrounding areas. Having been on the excavation team and devoting his life to archeology, he has important insight on the pyramid complex.
Written 18 September 2021
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Peggy N
1 contribution
Don’t Miss Out
Aug 2021
You must experience the site with Albert Coffee. He is not just a guide — but one of the archeologists who has worked this site for many years. Who knew there were pyramids this far north in Mexico? Find out why. Find out how this site lines up with the rest of the country and the skies.

The hike was great fun. Easy. You don’t realize how much you’re learning and retaining because it’s not only interesting and highly informative, but fun and thoroughly enjoyable. Never a lag and never a dull moment with Albert. You will instantly know how much he loves the area and what he does best — entertain and educate.
Written 18 September 2021
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Victor B
2 contributions
HIGHLY RECOMMEND this tour
Aug 2021
This tour was fascinating. Albert was extremely knowledgeable about the site, the actual digs, the history of the area and of the people who had inhabited Central Mexico. Weaving a magical story of the indigenous, Albert left us spellbound. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
Written 18 September 2021
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AnaBrew
San Diego, CA2 contributions
Don’t miss this tour!
Jul 2021 • Family
Albert was an amazing guide through such a special site. My whole family really enjoyed his spirit and deep knowledge, even my 12- and 14-year-olds!
Written 17 September 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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Scintillating
Insightful, Thoughtful and unbelievably wondrous. Albert Coffee brings this place to life, bringing together his kn
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
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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
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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
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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
Funtime97201
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Superb educational excursion
An active trip, it was so stimulating. Albert has a wealth of knowledge all conveyed in a energetic, humorous and
Serick
Serick
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Cañada de la Virgen with Albert Coffee
This was a great tour, especially for curious travelers. I've been to many archeological sites in Mexico, usually
Celia B
Celia B
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A total immersion in fascinating archaeological site.
This was a very special outing for me, visiting an incredible and important archaeological treasure, and understand
DManitou
DManitou
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Best guided tour in SMA
This was by far the best guided tour we took while in SMA. Albert is very passionate, knowledgeable and very much e
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