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“amazing and untouristy” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Canada de la Virgen

Canada de la Virgen
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Canada de la Virgen Archaeological Site Tour
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rochester
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109 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“amazing and untouristy”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2013

Very interesting and informative. Amazing site.Can't imagine why there aren't more tourists here. Walking and climbing a necessity. So word to the wise, choose a cloudy or cool day, as we did.

Visited October 2013
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Mexico City, Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
“well worth the drive, and the long walks”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2013

Its quite a drive from town and then a 7km drive in a van and then a 2KM each way walk to the pyramid. Not the biggest by a long shot but very enjoyable and for 30 pesos with a very knowledgable guide a real bargain. At this time of the year the abundant wild flowers everywhere made it even better.
Take some water with you there is nowhere to buy any.

Visited September 2013
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Courtenay, Canada
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“excellent,informative, and exciting”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2013

Simply put, this is a must do if visiting San Miguel de Allende. Albert Coffee is very knowledgeable. He imparts his knowledge with humour and intelligence. I would also highly recommend riding the ranch with Rodrigo. We did it as a two day adventure and it was fabulous!

Visited January 2013
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Richmond, VA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Informative and entertaining”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2013

Definitely recommend taking this tour with Albert Coffee, acoffee@live.com.mx. The site has only been open for tours for 2 1/2 years, and Professor Coffee assisted with some of the initial excavations. He has a wealth of knowledge of the area and the people who built the complex, as well as interesting history of the ownership of the property. The site is embedded in a large natural privately owned property, so there is NO development anywhere around, no vendors or anything to detract from the experience. There is a 3km walk, mostly uphill but easy walking to get to the site. Professor Coffee takes small groups, and offers an optional lunch and/or horse back riding experience in the canyon afterwards. He has a wealth of knowledge plus a good sense of humor, so the whole experience was very entertaining. I definitely recommend this tour!

Visited September 2013
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Virginia
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42 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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“Another rave for Albert Coffee”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2013

I will simply echo the sentiments of recent reviews who recommend visiting Canada de la Virgen with Albert. He's an expert archaeologist from the site and has a wealth of knowledge, but most exceptional is his enthusiasm for his field, the many cultures, the site, etc. He's a natural story-teller. And he's funny! Albert makes most other guided tours I've taken seem really dull (which, actually, some of them were). So go and go with him.

Visited September 2013
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