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Horseback Mexico - Private Day Tours

Murguia 403, Oaxaca 68080, Mexico
951-199-7026
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Ranked #8 of 42 activities in Oaxaca
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
Owner description: Horseback day tours based 15 km. east of Oaxaca city. The owners personally guide & offer half-day, full-day & overnight guided riding adventures.... more » Owner description: Horseback day tours based 15 km. east of Oaxaca city. The owners personally guide & offer half-day, full-day & overnight guided riding adventures. Check out our new Ride, Cook & Eat tour. 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. « less
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Stroller parking, Activities for older children, Wheelchair access, Lockers / storage
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English first
Woodbridge, New Jersey
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

It was such a fun and beautiful ride, and even just being at the ranch outside of the city was an experience! Bobby was a great guide, full of tips and stories. I have literally never been on a horse before and thought it would be "just like riding a bike" - it wasn't, and I panicked, but Bobby somehow... More

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

We had an excellent ride with Bobby and Mary Jane. The scenery is wild and and beautiful and a welcome break from the city of Oaxaca. We were originally concerned this would be a difficult place to get to, since we stayed downtown near the botanical gardens, but they picked us up and took us out in 15 minutes. It's... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Growing up riding and competing in jumpers and equitation, I am always skeptical of the quality of a trail riding ranch (especially in a foreign country and tend to opt out). But after six weeks in Mexico not being around horses, my addiction got the best of me and I decided to go on a trail ride in Oaxaca. I... More

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Frankfurt, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

We had a lovely time at Rancho Pitaya. Mary and Bob are lovely and the arabian horses are so beautiful and kind. The rooms are pretty and clean and the food is delicious! I really hope we can come back some time!

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Berkeley, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We had a great experience on the half-day ride. It was our seven-year-old son's first time on a trail ride and Mary Jane took very good care of him. Our horse-crazy ten-year-old daughter was in horse heaven, and Mary Jane let her help care for the horses after the ride. The ranch is gorgeous, we'd love to go back. Mary... More

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

I'm so glad to hear the horseback experience was a good one for your whole family. Riding a horse is an excellent way to learn to communicate through our body language, breathing and even thoughts. What exceptional creatures horses are and what incredible places they take us. Thank you for coming out riding. More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Where to start....this experience was truly special. I did 2 full days riding and a night at the ranch, it was such a peaceful place set in lovely surroundings. My room was comfortable and decorated nicely, the food was so tasty and Mary Jane's Margarita was particularly good. I hadn't been riding for a few years but felt so comfortable... More

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

Thank you for taking the time to write. It's always a special pleasure for us to ride with people with experience on horseback. It's true the Valle de Tlacolula offers great horse trekking in the mountains that ring the valley as well as endless dirt farm lanes with smooth footing to pick up a nice canter. Please, do come back... More

Palo Alto, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We took a half-day ride with Mary-Jane as our guide. For my wife and I, it was a nice way to relax and see some of the local flora, but it was particularly a treat for the kids (11 and 16) who really enjoyed the experience of horseback riding itself. If you really want an adventure, or particularly to get... More

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

Thank you for taking the time to write this review and we are so glad to hear that the experience was a good one for your entire family. It is true there are many ways to experience our guided horseback rides: adventure, botanical tour, quiet time to commune with nature. We hope you'll think of riding with us again on... More

Seattle, Washington
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

My husband and I just got home from 9 days in Oaxaca, and the 2 nights we spent at the ranch, and 2 nights at Mary Jane and Bobby's other property, Casa Murgia, in Oaxaca city, were highlights in a trip filled with great experiences. My husband is a novice rider, and he had such a good time, and felt... More

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

Thanks so much for taking the time to write this review. Recipe for our Kumquat Mezcal Margarita x 2 1/2 cup of frozen Kumquat halves ( only seeded not peeled - that's the sweet part) 1/3 cup of your favorite mezcal ( or tequila ) 2 tbsp. of sugar dissolved in 2 tbsp. water ( or 1/4 simple syrup )... More

Mexico City, Mexico
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

Wonderful experience. Three days of fairly demanding trail riding in the mountains of Oaxaca. Rode through woods covered with bromelias, spanish moss, mistletoe, through rivers, and up and down rocky trails. Horses are great - really sure footed! Cabins we stayed at fine, and effort made on food and total experience.

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

We appreciate the time you took to write this review. A horses performance is always improved by the experience of its rider. Thanks for riding Spirit so well. More

Los Angeles
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5 reviews 5 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

The day I rode with Bobby is perhaps one of the best days of my life. The ride was just him and I and we road up into the mountains. The horses were well maintained making for an even more enjoyable ride. Beautiful scenery and the all around best guide - Bobby ! Go, have a wonderful ride, in fabulous... More

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

So glad to hear your ride was worth coming back the next day to do. And Bobby? Yep, pretty wonderful guy and excellent horseman! Thanks for taking the time to write! More

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