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“A fascinating and beautiful trip with Archaeologist, Albert Coffee”

Canada de la Virgen
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Canada de la Virgen Archaeological Site Tour
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Reviewed January 4, 2014

Albert Coffee is an extremely knowledgeable archaeologist who is also a great storyteller. The drive out is beautiful, the hike up is amazing and you will be captivated as you learn about the ancient civilization, complete with human sacrifice and amazing mathematical skills used in the construction of the pyramid, the physical manifestation of a complex calendar oriented exactly with the planets. Lots of great climbing and views and a great home-cooked lunch at a ranch afterward. (Not reccommeded for small children)

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Reviewed December 29, 2013

This site was opened a few years ago after the government reached an agreement with the owners of the surrounding land. This is not a big site but well worth the trip.

1  Thank drtaxsacto84
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Reviewed December 29, 2013

Albert kept us captivated from the moment we started our tour. I've never had a more knowledgeable guide on a tour. The views from on top of the pyramid are beautiful. The cost is a bargain and lunch on a local ranch is included -- the best Mexican food you will ever eat. This is an area of Mexico definitely worth visiting. Do not miss the opportunity to see this site while you're in san Miguel.

1  Thank Lisa H
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Reviewed December 20, 2013

Not far outside of SMA. Great to see. Guides are pleasant and very knowledgable. Able to climb the pyramids. Probably not good for the pyramids but a wonderful experience. Not wheelchair accessible.

Thank LeeLAX
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Reviewed December 14, 2013

Coyote Canyon Tours is THE Canada de la Virgen tour company. Albert Coffee is a very knowledgeable archaeologist who has worked on the pyramid for many years and knows as much about it as anyone and and probably more than any other guide. The tour and small lunch are well worth the money. I live in San Miguel and am so glad I went with Albert instead of one of the other tour companies with guides who read about it from books to you. I will go in the future with visitors and will always use Albert.

He also does great horseback rides into the canyon with lunch for either half or full days. If you've ridden a horse before, he's the way to go! If not, he's still the way to go. He adapts the ride for your level of experience and will match the horse to your abilities. If you've ridden, his is the only tour that lets you gallop, all the others will keep you at a walking pace.

Thank Zorroismycopilot
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