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Canada de la Virgen Archaeological Site Tour provided by Coyote Canyon Adventures

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  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
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  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
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Updated 28/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Cañada 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. Round-trip transfers from San Miguel de Allende and lunch are included.
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  • You'll start at
    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"
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    Canada de la Virgen
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission included
    The best way to visit the site of Cañada de la Virgen is with a team of expert guides. The site is located just 25 kilometers West of San Miguel de Allende and you will see it along highly specialized guides who will share their knowledge of the Otomi people and of other cultures of the Bajio region, as well as the Mesoamerican cultures in general. You will be able to leisurely walk a total of approximately 3 kilometers (2 miles) within approximately 2 hours. This way your tour will encompass all of the archaeological site. You will leave with a more thorough knowledge of this wonderful, historical site.
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  • You'll end at
    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"
    See address & details
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Highlights
  • Day tour of Cañada 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
  • Round-trip transport in an air-conditioned minivan from San Miguel de Allende
What to Expect
The Cañada 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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Important Information
Departure Point
Coyote Canyon Adventures, Zacateros 54, Zona Centro, 37700 San Miguel de Allende, Gto., Mexico
Duration
6h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Professional guide (Bilingual)
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • The option "Pyramid Basic" doesn't include the ranch style meal. If you want to add it you need to choose the option "Pyramid Tour + Meal"
  • Entry/Admission - Canada de la Virgen
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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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 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
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 22 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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angele b wrote a review Sep 2020
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An incredible unforgettable experience with the best guides!!!! Highly recommend! Will be referring!!!
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Stephanie wrote a review Mar 2020
Beaumont, Texas2 contributions1 helpful vote
We had a wonderful on the tour of the pyramid and the grounds. Our tour guide was so knowledgeable. We brought our children, 11 and 12, and they enjoyed it as well.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from CoyoteCanyon, Public Relations Manager at Canada de la Virgen Archaeological Site Tour
Responded 30 Mar 2020
We always try to make our tours fun for every member of the family. So glad you all enjoyed!
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@ Curious260008 wrote a review Mar 2020
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Lino was our excellent guide to the Pyramid de la Virgen close to San Miguel Allende. Wonderful walk with great lunch. Thanks for sharing this beautiful site!
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from CoyoteCanyon, Public Relations Manager at Canada de la Virgen Archaeological Site Tour
Responded 30 Mar 2020
Thank you for joining us!
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Margaret F wrote a review Mar 2020
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Lino kept us all enthralled with stories about the history of the pyramid and the peoples who built it. We are a tough group to please with 5 family members( with graduate degrees) since we always want more information. Lino covered everything from construction, to botany of
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from CoyoteCanyon, Public Relations Manager at Canada de la Virgen Archaeological Site Tour
Responded 30 Mar 2020
Thanks for joining our tour!
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Claudia K wrote a review Feb 2020
Chicago, Illinois13 contributions5 helpful votes
Our small group tour was well-planned, enjoyable and very informative. Our tour guide, Lino, was very knowledgeable and nice to be around for several hours. The walk from where the official Park van let's you off to the site is uphill but not over rough ground. Climbing one of
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Response from CoyoteCanyon, Public Relations Manager at Canada de la Virgen Archaeological Site Tour
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Thanks for joining us ! We're happy to hear that you enjoyed the tour.
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