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Address: Camino a Zona Arqueologica, Canada de la Virgen, Municipio de Allende. | Rancho El Xotolar, San Miguel de Allende 37755, Mexico
Phone Number: 4151052622
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Description: Welcome to a Working Ranch "El Xotolar", Experience the wide open spaces...
Welcome to a Working Ranch "El Xotolar", Experience the wide open spaces of rural Mexico not like a tourist, but as a member of the Morín Ruiz Family on Xotolar Ranch. You will ride through spectacular countryside with breathtaking views and stunning landscapes.Guides Tomás and Felíx Morín share their vast knowledge and skills while keeping your safety in mind.After your ride, enjoy an authentic ranch "comida" (luncheon) of delicious, freshly prepared specialties of Xotolar Ranch along with a cold "cerveza" (beer).We are not a commercial tour company, but family owned and operated. We offer a variety of beautiful scenic rides in the mountains outside of San Miguel de Allende. We are located adjacent to ancient Pre-Hispanic Toltec Pyramids, that you will be able to clearly watch from the distance. We can prove with ID and history, that all the staff that makes the tours are the true native. Activities: Horseback Riding adventures, Ranch and Rodeo Demonstrations, Camping, Sunset and Evening Adventures Rides, Cattle Drives for Experienced riders. Hiking tour at Cañada de la Virgin Pyramid and much more, ASKING!
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Excellent personal attention! It was just the 2 of us with 2 guides through the wilderness and beautiful scenery of SMA Xotolar ranch, about 40 min away from SMA. Our tour took us... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 10, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Excellent personal attention! It was just the 2 of us with 2 guides through the wilderness and beautiful scenery of SMA Xotolar ranch, about 40 min away from SMA. Our tour took us through the same route as Roberto, and his family, used to travel when going to school every day. 1.5 hour trip for them. We learned the basics,... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

My husband and I had THE most enjoyable time riding with Tomas and the other two guides. Tomas picked us up at our hotel and drove us to his working ranch, identifying points of interest along the way. The horses were in wonderful shape, extremely sure footed, calm and very willing. Although we are experienced riders, Tomas made sure to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

This was such a great addition to our trip. We booked with Tomas which was quick and easy. Leon picked us up at our hotel right on time. He could not have been more friendly and graciously explained everything we were seeing and doing for us, from the wildlife to the city history. Felix, his son, and Leon took us... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

I agree and endorse all of the reviews that rate the Rancho Xotolar as "excellent." If you want a personal, up close experience of the countryside just outside San Miguel, then this is for you. Tomas and his family made us feel so welcome -- introducing us to his 94-year-old mother -- showing us how they make their cheese, and... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

What a great experience! Enables you to see the beautiful countryside and meet a great family. I am a 23 year old girl with barely any riding experience and went alone - felt 100% safe and comfortable the entire time. They taught me how to ride and even gallop through the river in the canyon! The ranch was beautiful, Tomas... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Tomas and his family were wonderful hosts at their working ranch near SMA. He picked us up in San Miguel and offered lots of information about the area during the drive. I am not a horsewoman but with his instruction and the patient, sure-footed horses I was fine. Very tasty meal and cervezas after the ride. Highly recommend!

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Los Gatos, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

This is by far the best experience we have had in SMA. The ranch owner, Felix was one of our guides and his sister made lunch for us....as we arrived she had just milked the cows to make Queso for our lunch...we saw the warm mild, strained and the corn cooking to be ground and made into tortillas...enchiladas, beans, salsa... More 

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San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

great experience with Tomas Ruiz and family - horseback riding and lunch. Horses simpatico good views staff helpful food good. Couldn't ask for more.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

I am an experienced rider from Massachusetts USA and loved this ranch. went on a wonderful ride with Tomas and several others through all kinds of terrains. Fields, rock, streams, with spectacular views of the countryside. Very professional, safe and perfect for all riders, beginners and experienced. Don't miss an opportunity to experience this adventure.

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Long Beach, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

My wife and I, both beginners, were very impressed with the amount of care Tomas and his handlers provided to ensure that we were safe throughout the 2.5 hour ride. The scenery was spectacular and Tomas was able to take many photographs along the way, using my cell phone camera. Talk about multi-tasking! The post-ride lunch was exceptional with all... More 

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