Cañada De La Virgen Archaeological Site Tour

Discover the archaeological site of Cañada de la Virgen on this half-day tour from San Miguel de Allende. Learn the history of the site from an knowledgeable bilingual guide, and afterwards enjoy a ranch-style meal prepared by the local community.

The archaeological site of Cañada de la Virgen is located just 25 kilometers west of San Miguel de Allende. Occupied between 540 and 1050 A.D., it is perched upon a small mesa surrounded by canyons. The site is made up of four patio/pyramid complexes, an ancient, artificial pond and a ceremonial causeway covering the 16 hectares. Your highly specialized guide will share their knowledge of the Otomi people and of other cultures of the Bajio region, as well as the Mesoamerican cultures in general. 

After the tour, you will head to a small village located just 10 minutes away to enjoy a real ranch-style meal prepared by the ladies of the community. The meal consists of fresh ranch style cheese prepared on site daily, fresh tortillas al comal, organic cheese, rice, beans, fresh salsas, and guacamole. Also on the menu are quesadillas, nopales (cactus), salad, potato patties and fresh fruit.


2 Working Days
5 hours
Voucher Type
No Amendments
No Refunds

Operating Hours

Start time: 9am or 12.30pm

Duration: 5 hours

What You Get

Cañada De La Virgen Archaeological Site Tour

Adult: 18 years old and above


  • Transportation to and from San Miguel de Allende
  • Entry fee for the archaeological site 
  • Guided tour of the pyramid complex by an experienced and knowledgeable guide
  • Travel insurance
  • Lunch at a neighboring ranch


  • Gratuities
  • Drinking water

Additional information:

  • This tour is not recommended for people with limited mobility, because participants need to walk a total of approximately 3 kilometers (2 miles) during the 2-hour tour in order cover all the important areas of the archaeological site.
  • Large bags and backpacks are not allowed into the archaeological site. Small camera bags or purses, cameras and water are allowed. Larger bags can be left in your tour vehicle or with site staff at the visitor's center.
  • This tour takes about 5 hours in total.
  • Come in comfortable shoes and bring a hat, sunscreen and water

How to use:

  • Once your booking is confirmed, you will receive an email with your e-voucher
  • Present the e-voucher on your mobile or print it out

Terms and Conditions

  • Changi Recommends and the appointed operator will not be responsible for any accidents, loss of property or damaged caused by individual negligence
  • The e-ticket/e-voucher cannot be exchanged for cash or used on more than one occasion
  • Any alteration(s) on the e-ticket/e-voucher will not be accepted by Changi Recommends and the appointed merchant
  • In the event of unforeseen circumstances that affects tour departure or ticket/voucher invalidity, customers will be notified and be advised accordingly

Cancellation Policy:

  • Tours/Experiences subject to cancellation without prior notice due to unforeseen circumstances, and (or) when there is an official request from the authorities
  • Refunds will be given to customers under these circumstances:
    • No refunds will be entertained for cancellation made 6 days or less prior the departure date
    • 50% of the amount will be refunded to customers for cancellation made at least 7 days prior the departure date
    • 80% of the amount will be refunded to customers for cancellation made at least 14 days prior the departure date
  • There will be no refunds even if included items are not utilised by the visitor
  • In the event of late comers/no show, it would be considered as cancellation and no refund will be given

Amendment Policy:

  • All amendments are subject to availability
  • Additional charges may apply for amendments

Upon purchase of the ticket, you will receive an email confirmation with e-ticket/e-voucher within two days. Tours and tickets are subjected to availability and are not confirmed until a second confirmation email is received.

How to Get There

Meeting point: Zacateros 1-85, Zona Centro, 37700 San Miguel de Allende, Gto., Mexico

A 10 minute walk away from the main town square in San Miguel de Allende.

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