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Rancho Xotolar

Camino a Zona Arqueologica, Canada de la Virgen, Municipio de Allende. | Rancho El Xotolar, San Miguel de Allende 37755, Mexico
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Horseback Riding Stables
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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! « less
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 NEW

This is not your typical horseback riding experience … what makes it unique and special is that Tomas and family welcome you into their home and onto their expansive ranch as if you were part of their family. The deep rooted Mexican traditions and culture that have been cultivated for generations on Xotolar Ranch come through in every detail of... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Brothers Tomas and Felix share their love of their ranch, horses and amazing scenery with all who ride with them. They have many guides accompanying each group many of whom speak English. They are wonderful with all ages and will give you the best experience possible. The kids favorite part is cantering down the river! When your ride is complete... More

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Blue Bell, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

My husband and I have traveled all over the world and have had many amazing experiences, including safaris in Africa, and we both agreed that this was one of the most memorable things we have ever done. All the reviews are right... the entire day is unforgettable and we will be sure to return when we come back to SMA,... More

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

I had an amazing time at Xotolar. From the surface, especially through rating sites and online, Xotolar seems just like any other, however, it is much more. It is a whole new experience. It is a truly an authentic Mexican country ranch experience. At Xotolar, not only was I able to go on one of the most enjoyable horseback rides... More

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Wilmington, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

What a fabulous experience! Great horses, conscientious guides, family run ranch. The views were spectacular and the guides made you feel at home. Had authentic Mexican dinner afterward. We liked it so much we went back two days later and they took us in a different route. We had 8 people ranging in age from 14- mid fifties. We all... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014 via mobile

This adventure was a highlight of my experience in Mexico. The friendly staff members--ranchers--genuinely seek to make your excursion worthwhile, and the trip consists of a long horseback ride through a canyon, a stop in a small community (if you're lucky, you'll catch a local festival!), and a delicious, homemade meal afterward prepared by staff using only ingredients grown on... More

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

My wife Ingrid and I visited Rancho Xotolar in May 2014. Another tourist we had met in SMA had highly recommended it and we just called Tomas the night before. As we are not experienced in horseback riding we had some concerns if we could endure a 3 hour ride through the Mexican wilderness, but then it turned out to... More

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San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

What a great experience. Wanted to take my guests on a horseback riding adventure while visiting SMA. In total 15 people (10 children ages ranging from 5 to 12). Tomas and his team were amazing guides. They helped the kids navigate the horses as most of us were first time riders. The scenery was amazing. I never thought the kids... More

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San Diego, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

Tomas picked me up and took me and two others out to his rancho where we saw a cow being milked and learned how the Mexican cheese is made. Then we had a wonderful 3 hour ride with several opportunities to canter. Tomas and his staff took very good care of the riders and made sure everyone was safe and... More

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xotolarranch, Propietario at Rancho Xotolar, responded to this review

One of the activities is to Rancho Xotolar making of artisan cheese, it seems very interesting to share with our visitors such activities, and better enjoy a lunch made ​​with products that are 100% organic and of high quality. For us safety is paramount above all, thank you for the opportunity to compratir all these wonders with you, hope to... More

Jhang
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

It was the best horse ride and very good protocol from Tomas, One of the best thing to do in San Miguel De Allende.

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xotolarranch, Propietario at Rancho Xotolar, responded to this review

Thank you for considering one of the best options when visiting San Miguel de Allende, we really appreciate knowing that we meet their expectations and they enjoyed our company and activities at Rancho do. We hope to see them again if they come back to visit San Miguel. Regards, Tomas More

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