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Horseback Mexico - Private Day Tours

Murguia 403, Oaxaca 68080, Mexico
951-199-7026
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Ranked #10 of 40 activities in Oaxaca
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
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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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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

Munich
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

I was very excited about my first horseback expedition - but it ended up being so much more. It was a perfect week of wonderful people, perfect horses, lovely villages, historic sites, the breathtaking nature and biodiversity and so many insights into the culture and the living of the people in Oaxaca/Canada/Sierra Papalo. All of this mixed with the great... More

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You were a lot of fun to ride with. It is such a treat to ride with seasoned horse people! Zeb and you were a perfect match. Bobby and I do hope will have the pleasure of exploring the state of Oaxaca with you again on horseback. Thanks once again. More

Mexico City
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Mary Jane and Bobby have this well organized. The horses were in excellent shape and and very well trained. I ride in Mexico with my own horse in the mountains around Valle de Bravo and was impressed by the sure footedness of the horses and their excellent condition. We did a 3 day ride up in the Sierra de Juarez... More

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

What a pleasure riding with you. It is a treat to share amazing Oaxaca with other horse people. Thank you and Bobby and I do hope to share the trails of Oaxaca with you again. More

Oaxaca, Mexico
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

And the best one yet. It was terrific. Beautiful, demanding, fun, out of the box. Loved it! You go through precolumbian trails you could never go by without a horse. Fantastic views, lovely towns, decent housing and food. Mezcal a must. The best always is Mary Jane but this time I also have to say my horse! Ready for the... More

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What can I say? You keep us on our toes!!!! As always a pleasure exploring with you Oaxaca on horseback. Thanks once again. More

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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

First the good things about the ranch. The location is great. It is rural and you can ride in the hills or into the local village depending on what you want to do. The cabins are very nice as is the kitchen and dining area. And trust me you will love the time you spend there as the food is... 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 your review. I appreciate your con concern for our horses but I assure you we only ride sound, healthy horses. Perhaps you are not accustomed to Arabian horses that tend to be "slim", they are the marathon runners of the horse world. Our horses trek up and down the hills year round... More

San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

Our day at Rancho Pitaya was so much more than we had expected. The setting is captivating, the hiking outstanding (wildflowers, birds, butterflies, and spectacular views), the food delicious, and the proprietors and staff incredibly warm and welcoming. There is so much more to see…I know we will return.

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It is so nice to hear that you thought the communal lands are as spectacular as we do. Whether riding horses or hiking on your own two feet, having the exprience in Oaxaca's amazing biodiversity is a unforgettable. Thanks for taking the time to write. More

Petrolia, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

Whether you want one of the greatest horseback rides of a lifetime, or just want to get out of the city and enjoy the villages around Oaxaca and spectacular views from the mountains I would highly recommend visiting Rancho Pitaya. MaryJane and Bobby, the proprietors, and their caring and competent staff will cater your ride to your riding ability, the... More

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It has been a busy winter, I usually don't take this long to reply to traveler's reviews. Thank you for taking the time to write. Bobby and I especially appreciate riders who return; you are the people who keep us "on our toes" ( or perhaps in equestrian lingo it's more like " with our heels down" ) seeking out... More

Copenhagen, Denmark
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

My best days in Oaxaca were definitely the tours from Rancho Pitaya / Horseback Mexico, where I went horseback riding in the mountains! We went all the way up to the mountains and the view was beautiful! After our 4 hour ride through the cactuses, we had a really nice homemade lunch at the Rancho Pitaya! I had such a... More

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

Terese, Riding with you was a pleasure for all of us. Please do come back and join us again on a longer equestrian adventure - maybe in the Sierra Juarez or Oaxaca's Cañada region. Take care, see you soon and thanks so much for riding with us "twice". All of us at Rancho Pitaya More

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

It was my best day in Oaxaca, I realy fell in love whit Spirrit. We went all the way up to the mountains and the vieuw was beautyfull! I realy loved it! After our for hour ride trough the cactuses we got back again :( I have got a realy nice lunch! When I'm in Oaxaca again (hopley very very... More

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It makes us so happy to hear that your day riding with Horseback Mexico was a highlight of your trip. Hope you'll come back someday and do more exploring in the saddle with us. More

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