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Canada de la Virgen Archaeological Site Tour

San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

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  • 6 hours (approx.)
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  • Offered in: English


Uncover the ancient mysteries of Cañada de la Virgen on a full-day tour of the archeological site from San Miguel de Allende. Alongside an expert guide, embark on a guided tour of the archaic complex and gain fascinating insight into the culture of the Otomi people and the Bajio region. Explore the site of Cañada de la Virgen at a leisurely pace and marvel at a colossal temple and archaic ruins that date back to 1050 AD. Enjoy the convenience of round-trip transportation from San Miguel de Allende on this tour as well as an included lunch.
  • Full-day tour to Cañada de la Virgen from San Miguel de Allende
  • Tour the ancient archaeological site in the company of an expert guide
  • Marvel at a colossal temple that dates back to 1050 AD
  • Enjoy the convenience of round-trip transportation from San Miguel de Allende

What's Included

  • Professional guide (Bilingual)
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure & Return

Departure Point

  • Coyote Canyon Adventures
    Zacateros 54, Zona Centro, 37700 San Miguel de Allende, Gto., Mexico

    In our office (Zacateros 56-A, Centro, 37700) Intersection beetween Zacateros St. and Ancha de San Antonio Av. We are located between "Multienvios office" and "Trattoria Romana"

Return Details

This activity will end right where it started.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • You will walk a total of approximately 2 miles (3 kilometers) within approximately 2 hours in order for your tour to encompass all of the archaeological sites
  • It is recommended that you bring a hat; sunblock; bottled water --although included; comfortable, well padded walking shoes or sneakers
  • Note: No bags or backpacks will be allowed into the site. Small camera bags, cameras and water are OK. Bags can be left in our vehicle or with site staff at the visitor's center
  • A minimum of 3 people per booking is required
  • Minimum age is 3 years
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • 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
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 22 travelers

Cancellation Policy

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 a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

Q:What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Canada de la Virgen Archaeological Site 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

Q:What is the policy on sanitization during Canada de la Virgen Archaeological Site 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

Q:What is the social distancing policy during Canada de la Virgen Archaeological Site Tour?

A:The policy on social distancing is:
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Q:What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Canada de la Virgen Archaeological Site Tour?

A:The policies on staff health & safety are:
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff

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149 reviews
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The site was fantastic...
Margaret_M, Jul 2022
The site was fantastic and Lino was a great guide. He also was helpful getting me up and down the temple steps.
Good Day Trip
Amy_G, Dec 2021
It was nice to get out of the city and see some beautiful country side. My guide was knowledgeable and shared information about himself as well as the archaeological site.
A real archaeologist as a guide!
Liza_S, Dec 2021
We were blessed with an actual archaeologist who had worked on this site! Rossana was amazing - a wealth of knowledge and such a kind person! I felt like my best friend took me on a tour of her work. It was so cool all the stories she told. I truly appreciate the understanding of the indigenous peoples for the earth and their expression of the calendar via architecture.. the walk is quite long and strenuous - do be aware if you have health issues. We enjoyed every minute of this amazing monument. A must do!
Lino provided great information, Highly recommend. Lunch was fabulous, great location, and experience on the Ranch
Iris_W, Oct 2021
Excellent time. Lots of information, very interesting. Lino a very good tour guide. Food for lunch was terrific great location, Ranch was amazing location.
Amazing experience
MARIA_M, Mar 2021
The tour guide guy was amazing- very friendly and with very good knowledge about the site. He was very concern about us seeing everything and asking all the questions we can have to clarify our doubts. He facilitate his conversation to all ages - two kids in the tour with us and he ensure kids questions were answered as well. Love it all!!!
History comes alive
Pat_D, Mar 2020
Interesting tour . Our guide, Lino , was knowledgeable and very helpful in accessing the pyramid stairs. Communication, especially in the van and on our walk to and from the Pyramid was difficult to hear on a consistent basis. The lunch stop - which we opted out of- was interesting but too long. Overall the day was a good investment in time and cost. We would recommend this tour.
Response from Host, Mar 2020
Thank you !
Great day!
laura, Feb 2020
The tour was wonderful and Lino was a ver informative, accommodating guide. Lunch was great, too! It was a good day!
Response from Host, Feb 2020
We're glad you enjoyed! Thank you.
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Dawn_E, Jan 2020
Our tour guide Lino was very informative and interesting. We appreciated his excellent English. The site can be physically demanding and he was very supportive. It is well worth the time to visit this area. We would highly recommend it.
Response from Host, Feb 2020
Thank you for joining #coyotecanyonadventures !
Cory H, Oct 2019
Link was a great guide with a vast knowledge of the site. We loved the whole adventure and the lunch was superb!
1 traveler found this review helpful
Local historic site
Ruth_C, Mar 2019
The trip out to visit the site was well worth it. Informative guide and Interesting ethnography if somewhat less than its spectacular relatives in Mexico City. Great lunch at el rancho after the tour
1 traveler found this review helpful
Our anthropologist guide, Alberto...
Marlene_Z, Mar 2018
Our anthropologist guide, Alberto Aveleyra, provided an excellent tour to the site. He provided many facts and history about Canada de la Virgen pyramid site and also facts about San Miguel and the countryside on the trip to the Site. The tour was enjoyable and very worth our time and money. He not only has great knowledge but it is apparent that he really enjoys his work. I highly recommend this tour.
This tour was wonderful. Alberto was...
Michael G, Feb 2018
This tour was wonderful. Alberto was the best guide we have ever had. His knowledge of archeology, history, and comparative cultures was astounding. His enthusiasm brought everything to life.
1 traveler found this review helpful
great guide, lots of insight into...
Samuel H, Feb 2018
great guide, lots of insight into history of the site and its reationship tp local culture
Alberto was a fantastic guide, very...
Joan J, Feb 2018
Alberto was a fantastic guide, very passionate about his subject. The tour was very comprehensive, the pyramid site gorgeous. The walk and the steps up to the pyramid were a lot easier than I thought they would be. So fascinating.
1 traveler found this review helpful
We enjoyed the beautiful site...
Janice D, Jan 2018
We enjoyed the beautiful site. Alberto was an extremely knowledgeable and enthusiastic guide and enhanced our enjoyment of the tour immeasurably.
Minor delays at the beginning but...
Joseph B, Jan 2018
Minor delays at the beginning but afterwards, everything as great
We thoroughly enjoyed our tour of...
Terra L, Dec 2017
We thoroughly enjoyed our tour of this fascinating site. Our guide, Alberto, is an expert on the archaeology of the area, and has an infectious passion for the details. He will lead you through many of the current theories about the people who built the amazing structures, their beliefs, and their understanding of complex celestial patterns. A day well spent exploring these ancient ruins of a fascinating people. The home cooked lunch at a nearby rancho was a wonderful experience of simple Mexican food at its best. Local and ranch-grown ingredients, fresh homemade queso Fresca cheese, and juicy sweet local mandarin oranges were highlights. You won't be disappointed!
This tour was a highlight of our...
Lewis G, Nov 2017
This tour was a highlight of our trip. Our guide Alberto was so engaging and enthuastic about showing us everything. He made great efforts to include everyone. It was an afternoon very well spent, worth the fee, and the lunch at the ranch should not be missed. Thank you!
Our tour of Canada .la Virgen was...
Jo C, Sep 2017
Our tour of Canada .la Virgen was spectacular. Arnoldo , our guide, was truly the best and most knowledgeable of any guide I've ever encountered in any country. He was also delightfully entertaining and truly loves his country. I learned more in 3 hours about San Miguel and its history than in the 4 months I've lived here. If you go, be sure and ask for Arnoldo. My guests from Texas said it was the high point of their trip. Jo Cartwright
The tour guide was very...
Ricky M, Aug 2017
The tour guide was very knowledgeable and made it a great experience. Also, highly recommend doing the meal with the tour.


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