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Horseback Mexico - Private Day Tours

Murguia 403, Oaxaca 68080, Mexico
951-199-7026
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Ranked #6 of 43 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: Wheelchair access, Stroller parking, Activities for older children, Lockers / storage, Bathroom facilities
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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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

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

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

So glad to hear you enjoyed your ride. Summer is spectacular in Oaxaca and….. much cooler than Texas. Thanks for riding with us and come back again! More

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

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

It's always a special treat trotting and cantering through the countryside with experienced riders. Thanks for taking such good care of our horse. You are always welcome to come back and ride with us again. More

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

It was a real delight having you and your friend stay at the ranch and ride with us. Wishing you all the best in your studies and we hope you'll return. More

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
4 helpful votes 4 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

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