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Horseback Mexico - Day Tours

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Address: Murguia 403, Oaxaca 68080, Mexico
Phone Number: +52 951 199 7026
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Description: Horseback day tours based 15 km. east of Oaxaca city. The owners...
Horseback day tours based 15 km. east of Oaxaca city. The owners personally guide & offer half-day, full-day & overnight guided riding adventures. Ride through rare cacti forest and trek ancient mountain trails to breathtaking vistas. Picnic in the back country or relax over lunch at the ranch. Decades of experience. Knowledgeable, English / Spanish speaking guides. Calm but fit horses for all levels of riders. Instruction available. Rates include transport from our city office. Join our new Ruins to Hacienda Ride along ancient trails, lots of birds and big cacti!
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Nice horses, beautiful scenery.

Really welcoming attitude. We had a wonderful two hour trip on amazing scenery surrounded by different cactuses and mountains.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 17, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Really welcoming attitude. We had a wonderful two hour trip on amazing scenery surrounded by different cactuses and mountains.

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RanchoPitaya, Owner at Horseback Mexico - Day Tours, responded to this review

Getting out into Oaxaca's unique and exotic native is, in my opinion, an absolute must for any visitor to Oaxaca. Whether on your own two feet or, even better yet, the back of a horse experience one of the world's richest and most varied biospheres! Glad to hear you enjoyed the ride! More 

Paris, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Four of us from beginners to more advanced decided to go for a two hours horseback riding and all of us loved it. Beautiful ranch, great host, beautiful well trained horses and super ride through the hills of Oaxaca. Will definitely go back and are considering actually staying at the ranch which has some very neat rooms. Definitely recommend to... More 

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RanchoPitaya, Owner at Horseback Mexico - Day Tours, responded to this review

We have worked hard to create trails that captivate novice to experienced riders alike. I'm glad to hear your whole group enjoyed the experience. Do come back and stay with us. We specialize in instructional trail riding and with a few days of lessons, and then practice on the trails, you'd be amazed at how much a novice rider can... More 

marin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

I visited Rancho Pitaya for a week earlier this month. I had not been back to Oaxaca in 7 years. I had a fantastic time. The horses are brilliant, most arabians, some criollo. As they are almost all trained for endurance they are in incredible condition, but they are also well mannered and sweet temperament - even the stallions. The... More 

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RanchoPitaya, Owner at Horseback Mexico - Day Tours, responded to this review

It is particularly satisfying to have riders return, and ones, like yourself, that can really ride make my work so much fun! I love combining exploring narrow mountain trails on horseback ( for a short person I get to see over the top of the brush ) but I also enjoy moving along at a trot or canter. Don't wait... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

We have had an excellent half day trek today! Bobby is an excellent host: he picked us up from the city center and dropped us back off right in front of our hostel. On the way home he also showed us the widest (and almost the oldest) tree in the world. His sons, Jason and Dustin, took us up the... More 

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RanchoPitaya, Owner at Horseback Mexico - Day Tours, responded to this review

I'm so glad to hear you were cheerful about getting rained on! Oaxaca has very stable weather patterns and it seldom rains before 2 p.m. but the weather has been a bit strange this summer. Horses usually enjoy getting rained on. We hope you'll come back for a longer ride, there is so much to discover in Oaxaca. Thanks again... More 

Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Bobby came and picked us up from downtown Oaxaca, the horses were superb, Mary Jane was knowledgable and really fun, and lunch was fantastic. And we got a ride back to town! All for a very affordable price. This was a highlight on our trip. I might add, our entire trip to Oaxaca was grand, though I was really seeking... More 

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RanchoPitaya, Owner at Horseback Mexico - Day Tours, responded to this review

I, too, had a wonderful time on that ride. What a privilege to ride with such skilled and sensitive riders like you two gals. Come back any time for a longer riding adventure. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

We booked a half day trip from Oaxaca. Bobby picked us up and brought us to his ranch. It's a very relaxed and beautiful place, could spend weeks up there. Jason, his lovely and totally interesting son, was our guide on the 2 hours ride through the mountains. We had a very good time, the horses were great and Jason's... More 

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RanchoPitaya, Owner at Horseback Mexico - Day Tours, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to write a review. Both Bobby and Jayson are very personable guys! More 

Norway
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Mary Jane and Bobby gave us an amazing horseback ride! Horses were very good and super well kept. The trails took us from ruins over mountain passes and past an old hacienda. We saw lots of big birds and the cactuses were fantastic. Mary Jane taught us a lot about the vegetation. Late lunch at their wonderful ranch, best food... More 

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RanchoPitaya, Owner at Horseback Mexico - Day Tours, responded to this review

It is such a special pleasure to ride with experienced riders, to enjoy lengthy trots and caters in the open countryside. Please come back and ride with us again. More 

Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

We had a great time at horseback Mexico. Being novice riders we were well looked after by Mary Jane and Bobby. Was lovely exploring the mountains on horseback. After riding for the morning we had a tasty authentic oaxacan meal. Then we arranged for their private driver to show us the sites around the area. We highly recommend this tour... More 

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RanchoPitaya, Owner at Horseback Mexico - Day Tours, responded to this review

After decades of living here, Oaxaca's exotic beauty still astounds me. So glad to hear you had a good experience. Thanks for coming riding and for writing about your ride. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Being a group of two - one experienced rider and one never been on a horse before I didn't know what to expect but what we got exceeded any expectations I could have dreamed of. The ranch is great and the horses well trained and looked after. Horses were expertly matched to rider size and experience and as a beginner... More 

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RanchoPitaya, Owner at Horseback Mexico - Day Tours, responded to this review

We are a small, family run operation and we don't hire outside guides. When you live in a place, you get to know stuff that's privy to the locals. Glad you enjoyed your ride and your time with Jayson. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

i used to horseback riding quite a lot, so i tend to be pretty strict in my evaluation... this place is just the right place to go, if you are looking for healthy horses and a wonderful excursion in the nature! they have several horses, i had 'new style' and she was really a nice horse. the personnel is professional... More 

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RanchoPitaya, Owner at Horseback Mexico - Day Tours, responded to this review

The horse you rode, Newest Style, is Mexico's top endurance horse. The only one at present qualified to compete in the 120 km. Pan American endurance Championship that will take place in Ontario, Canada August 18 of this year. Thanks for coming out riding! More 

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Address: Murguia 403, Oaxaca 68080, Mexico
Phone Number: +52 951 199 7026
Location: Mexico  >  Southern Mexico  >  Oaxaca  >  Oaxaca

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