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."


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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


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

Additional information

  • 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 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
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • 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
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • COVID-19 vaccination required for guides
  • Fully vaccinated guide. Reduced group sizes Masks required 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.

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

May 2022

Our guide, Albert Coffee, has set the bar high. He is knows his subject, he is great at his job, he's the best. It was the best tour! We learned as much as we could possibly pack in the 3+ hours. Highly recommend this Tour with Albert Coffee.

David F
April 2022

A follow student arranged this trip on my final full day in San Miguel de Allende. I have to admit after a month of exploring every nook and cranny I was a touch reluctant. That would have been a huge lapse in judgement. This tour was brilliant. From being picked up by José on the bus to our ...

April 2022

I was so glad that we chose Albert to be our guide! There couldn’t be anyone more knowledgeable than he. He answered every question nothing stumped him. He is a true expert of the area. Money well spent!

Denise S
April 2022

This guide was excellent! But be prepared to hike one mile mostly uphill into the site and the another mile out of the site. Such a great experience!

April 2022

This was a gazillion times better than my first time at Cañada de La Virgen Pyramid. This tour is a must see for all San Miguel visitors, but be sure to hire Albert as your guide.

April 2022

Very interesting tour led by LSU grad with an immense knowledge of the ancient civilizations that lived throughout the continent. The pyramid and surrounding areas are well preserved and the tour of the site ends with a tour of the artifacts in the museum. This tour was very worthwhile and we w...

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