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Canada de la Virgen Archaeological Site Tour

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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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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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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
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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