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Canada de la Virgen Archaeological Site Tour

Highlights
  • 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
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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
Overview

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 4 days ago
Alberto was a great guide

So interesting. Alberto was a great and enthusiastic guide. The ranch meal was also a great experience.

Thank gregaustin1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Don't miss this tour!

The pyramids and excavation were amazing sites, but the tour guide, Alberto, made the tour even more exceptional. He is an extremely knowledgeable anthropological and archaeologist. In addition, he knew much about the local indigenous plants. I can't say enough good things about this tour....More

Thank Nancy J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Cañada de la Virgen tour

This tour was amazing! Alberto our tour guide was awesome and his knowledge and passion on the pyramids made our tour memorable. We we're a little concerned with it because of it being the rainy season but the rain turned out to be an amazing...More

Thank elizaespinosa
Reviewed 5 June 2018
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 3 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
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