Archaeologist-Led Cañada de La Virgen Pyramid Tour

4 hours 30 minutes
Free cancellation
1 - 10
Mobile ticket


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."


  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Bottled water
  • Tour by federally-licensed guide
  • Entry/Admission - Canada de la Virgen

What to expect

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Canada de la Virgen, San Miguel de Allende Mexico

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.

Duration: 3 hours

Additional information

  • 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
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Fully vaccinated guide. Reduced group sizes Masks recommended while in our vehicle. We follow government recommendations... While outdoors, walking during the tour etc. mask use is up to the individual's discretion. We are completely outdoors the majority of the tour. Any questions, please ask.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Ticket delivery

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.
April 2023

Alberto was very knowledgeable and an excellent guide, there’s no need to say more, as everything was perfect.

April 2023

This was an excellent decision on my husband's part. Albert was so knowledgeable and funny. It was neat being able to see how private and non-commercialized this location is! The walk was manageable (though I highly recommend bringing a hat that will definitely stay on your head, a water bottle, ...

April 2023

Excellent archeologist guide. Interesting site. Be prepared to walk in the sun and climb narrow stone steps

April 2023

The tour was excellent. Our guide was a wealth of knowledge. I would have loved more time. There were only three in our group so we had individual attention

May 2023

Thoroughly enjoyable. The guide (formerly from Louisiana) was very knowledgeable and provided detailed historical context for what we were seeing. This made the adventure much more memorable since we learned how the ruins fit into the history of the region. It was our first time for such a gu...

Susan K
April 2023

Albert was very informative but much like a robot, he displayed no personality. Not much interaction with the group other than to impart facts of which he had a lot. He walked at a good clip far ahead of the participants & acted as if the tour was a chore for him rather than trying to pretend a...

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