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Archaeologist-Led Cañada de La Virgen Pyramid Tour

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San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

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icon5 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

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What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Face masks provided for travelers
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Overview

Get an inside look at what it takes to uncover ancient ruins by visiting Cañada de La Virgen on an archaeologist-led tour. Your guide took part in the site’s 2004 excavation, giving him a unique insight into the relatively-recently uncovered Mesoamerican complex. As you tour the site he can share details you can’t discover on your own and would likely miss on a different guided tour.
  • Explore Cañada de la Virgen with an archaeologist who helped uncover the site
  • A small-group enables the guide to tailor the tour to the group’s interests
  • Enjoy hassle-free transportation in an air-conditioned vehicle
  • Avoid crowds by visiting these lesser-traveled ancient ruins
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Air-conditioned vehicle
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Bottled water
Tour by federally-licensed guide

Departure Point

St. Paul's Church / Iglesia Anglicana de San Pablo, El Cardo 6, Zona Centro, Centro, 37700 San Miguel de Allende, Gto., Mexico

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • 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 travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Albert Coffee Archaeotours - Day Tours

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

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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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 Archaeologist-Led Cañada de La Virgen Pyramid 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
See all safety measures taken by Archaeologist-Led Cañada de La Virgen Pyramid Tour.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Archaeologist-Led Cañada de La Virgen Pyramid 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
See all safety measures taken by Archaeologist-Led Cañada de La Virgen Pyramid Tour.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Archaeologist-Led Cañada de La Virgen Pyramid Tour?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Archaeologist-Led Cañada de La Virgen Pyramid Tour.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Archaeologist-Led Cañada de La Virgen Pyramid Tour?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Archaeologist-Led Cañada de La Virgen Pyramid Tour.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Archaeologist-Led Cañada de La Virgen Pyramid Tour?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Archaeologist-Led Cañada de La Virgen Pyramid Tour.

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Highlight of the trip
Sandy_G
, Nov 2020
This was the highlight of our trip! Albert was hands down one of the best tour guides ever!!! So knowledgeable and loved his sense of humor :)
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A terrific experience
Deb
, Mar 2020
Albert’s a special guy, and he brought the site to life. His quick wit, brisk explanations and sense of wonder (still, after leading almost daily tours here) were a treat. Highly recommend.
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Yn==uniw=que Pyramid experience.
Charles_L
, Feb 2020
Really enjoyed this tour of the Pyramid. A unique Mexican pyramid explained by Albert Coffee, an American archeologist who has worked in the area for 18 years and knows what he is talking about. Well done!
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A glimpse into the distant past
Sharon_P
, Feb 2020
The archaeologist was very knowledgable and engaging. The pyramids were fascinating, as was the visit to the museum. A highlight of my trip to Mexico!
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Outstanding visit not to be missed
David_M
, Feb 2020
My wife and I loved this tour. Albert is a trained archaeologist and his tour of this pre-hispanic site was informative, captivating and well paced with just enough humor thrown in to keep you smiling. If you can try to combine this tour with a stop at the Museo Astronomia to visit with Dr. Rossana Quiroz Ennis. She is the head of the Celestial Observation Program at Cañada de la Virgen and has made some very interesting discoveries and observations that combined with Albert Coffee's tour really make this an outstanding visit not to be missed.
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Great Information, site and guide.
comcgurn
, Feb 2020
The tour was filed with great sights and an incredible amount of information from our guide. The group was the right size to be able to listen and move efficiently. Take the precaution about the walk seriously - it was strenuous and on uneven surfaces. The steps up to and inside the pyramid itself are steep and narrow.
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Fascinating glimpse of Mexican past
katbel
, Jan 2020
While the shuttle bus that took us to Canada de la Virgin was very uncomfortable once we got to the site the rest of the trip was exceptional. I'm not sure you could find anyone more knowledgeable than Albert Coffee to lead the tour. In the approximate three hours he covered a vast amount of information from the history of mesoamerica to the latest research on the history on this site. You do need to be prepared to walk some distance and navigate some tricky, narrows steps into the site. An in-depth insight into the brilliance of the indigenous Mexican people .
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Great Tour w Great Guide
revlesliepen
, Jan 2020
Great tour with a great guide. Albert is very knowledgeable and able to convey what he knows in an interesting and captivating way. He made sure we got our full value by sharing info while on the bus, while walking to the site, and at perfect stopping spots along the way. We highly recommend this tour!
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Spectacular, Professionally Led La Virgen Pyramid Tour!
Deborah D L
, Nov 2019
What a fabulous, enjoyable, informative 1/2 day we had with Albert Coffee yesterday! Whether you’re a history or archeology buff, or just looking for a fascinating tour while in San Miguel de Allende, please do yourself a favor and book this or another of Albert’s tours. He’s super-knowledable, engaging and a fascinating story teller. This tour is a must-do while in SMA! Don’t do a DYI or even the bare-bones version with a Federally licensed worker; you’ll miss the color and texture that brings this tour to life. PS: do bring a hat and sunscreen!
icon Response from Host , Nov 2019
Thank you for sharing your experience and for the compliments. We look forward to our next adventure together! Nos vemos! -Albert Coffee Tours
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Great!
469heather
, Oct 2019
Fantastic tour guide..full of interesting and unusual information. Beautiful place..very well kept and great museum.
icon Response from Host , Nov 2019
Thank you for recommending us. We’re so glad you enjoyed your time with us. Hope to see you again soon! -Albert Coffee Tours
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