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Horseback Mexico - Private Day Tours

Address: Murguia 403, Oaxaca 68080, Mexico
Phone Number: 951-199-7026
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Ranked #6 of 49 Activities in Oaxaca
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Owner description: Horseback day tours based 15 km. east of Oaxaca city. The owners personally guide & offer half-day...
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Lockers / storage, Bathroom facilities, Stroller parking, Activities for older children
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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.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Lockers / storage, Bathroom facilities, Stroller parking, Activities for older children

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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Bobby and Mary Jane arranged a pick up to take us to the ranch. Immediately we felt at home. We arrived to the ranch to find the most wonderful amazingly built Mexican style lodge. The horses were all prepared and ready to go. We were able to lock up our belongings, before we were fitted with helmets and half chaps.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 via mobile

I've never been on a horse before. The experience was excellent. Yes you can find cheaper tours elsewhere but I wanted safety & well treated horses hence why I chose Hoseback Mexico. The horse was great, well trained and easy to ride. The owner Bobby was our tour guide and him and his wife are lovely. Even stopped by the... More 

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

Bobby and I really hope you'll continue to have riding experiences and may they all be as positive as this first one with us was. Centurion is an amazing horse - he takes such good care of his beginner riders yet for experienced riders he's a blast. Thanks for choosing to riding with us. Mary Jane More 

New York, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

It had been many years since I was on a horse and my experience with Mary Jane and Bobby completely rekindled my love of riding. The ranch is beautiful, the instruction is top notch and the scenery is out of this world! I loved listening to the stories Mary Jane recited along the way. I have been on many vacations... More 

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

Let's think about a mindful riding / yoga retreat. I'd love to do that with you. Either for riders or for people who would like to acquire some riding skills. Hope to see you soon and thanks for riding with us. More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

I did the half day ride in the Valle de Tlacolula and it was one of the best things I did in Mexico. Bobby and Mary Jane were fantastic, really helpful and quick to respond when I was trying to organise it and the organisation of the actual day was brilliant as well. The instruction before the ride was perfect... More 

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

Oaxaca's countryside is so beautiful and unique, I really wish all visitors to the city had an experience in it's nature. Thank you for coming out riding. More 

Bulverde, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Breathtaking scenery coupled with gentle horses for the inexperienced rider made this an event I'll always remember. Mary Jane's confident instruction and vivacious personality had me wishing we were on a full day tour rather than a 2 hour ride.

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

We hope you'll come back and ride with us again. I found from personal experience that practicing yoga made learning to ride considerably easier. The practice of yoga improved balance and focus, a big part of riding. Thanks again! More 

norfolk, VA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Horses were wonderful, even for less-experienced riders. Excellent instruction from Mary Jane. Assistance from Bobby. Thanks, Guys!

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

We love doing what we do and it's great to know you had a good time! Thanks More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Bobby and Mary Jane are wonderfully hospitable, running a beautiful ranch 20 minutes out of Oaxaca city. we hiked in the mountains during the day then went down into the valley for a 2+ hour sunset ride led by Bobby. Horses are well taken care of, scenery is outstanding, the whole experience was memorable for all of us. Highly recommended...

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

Thanks for your feedback. It's so nice to meet families who enjoy the outdoors. A complete experience of amazing Oaxaca must include spending time in its nature. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014 via mobile

Fantastic day was had by my partner and I, made to feel welcome from the get go and continued throughout the day. Fitted out with all the right equipment, basic instructions then out on the trail. Breathtaking scenery during the morning ride through the valley, back for a cold drink and cookies, then change of horses fir both of us... More 

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

Thanks for taking the time to write about your experience on the Real Oaxaca Full Day Ride. Guests might ask why a change of horses during a day's ride? The answer is we care about our horses and strive to keep them all equally fit while not overworking them. And just like people we have wonderful horses that may have... More 

Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014 via mobile

We just completed three fabulous days horseback riding with Mary Jane and Bobby. Their ranch is a wonderful spot outside of Oaxaca city. Very easy to get to. The ranch is very well kept, the rooms are clean and decorated with wonderful pieces of folk art and traditional pieces of Mexico. We were warmly greeted and made to feel at... More 

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

We are so glad to hear that you think the Valle de Tlacolula and the foothills that ring this valley are as spectacular and interesting as we do. We've been riding in this area for over a decade and continue to find new trails and destinations. Thank you for taking the time to write and we hope you'll come back... More 

Woodbridge, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

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

It's important to us that guests riding for the first time have a positive experience and our calm yet fit horses have given this to countless people. Thanks for making your ride with us a part of your Oaxaca visit. More 

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