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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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Welcome to a Working Ranch "El Xotolar", Experience the wide...

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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What a great day! Tomas picked us up at our hotel and soon we were at the ranch. Felix and his son Gustavo took us out on our ride. The scenery was beautiful and the horses very... read more

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

What a great day! Tomas picked us up at our hotel and soon we were at the ranch. Felix and his son Gustavo took us out on our ride. The scenery was beautiful and the horses very tame! Even Balto the Australian cattle dog was in on the fun. When we are back in San Miguel we will visit again.... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My friend and I had a wonderful day at the Ranch run by an extended family of brothers, sisters, uncles, aunts, nephews, nieces, grand-nieces etc. We were promptly picked up at our B&B in San Miguel, driven a short while to the ranch where they had waited to show us the milking of the cow, the making of the cheese... More 

Thank Jeannie155019
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Another incredible day at the ranch. Save yourself the trouble of comparing reviews. The horseback riding experience that Felix and Tomas create for you at the Xotolar family ranch has no peer. The gorgeous views, the genuine hospitality, and the incredible comida (Gracias Maria Luisa) are so authentically Mexican you'll never want to leave. Each time we visit I'm reminded... More 

Thank Seth F
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What an amazing experience! I've only ridden a few times so I didn't quite know what to expect. It was just heavenly. Tomas picked me up at my lodging and we went out to the rancho. It was just me (we were expecting others who didn't show up), so we went out with our guide, Roberto, and Tomas snapped pix... More 

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Bradenton, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

# of us ladies (none youngsters!) got on horses and set forth with our wonderful Guide Thomas and his brother Xavier. We had no idea how exciting and wonderful this experience would be! We were so high in the hills as we rode along!!! The views were breathtaking!!! We could hear our echo throughout the valley! We rode for about... More 

Thank Susan D
New York City, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

A wonderful, seamless experience with Tomas and the rest of his family! Tomas made the trip to his ranch comfortable and lovely and the horseback riding was amazingly beautiful. It was the highlight of our trip and we would highly recommend this experience to anyone visiting the area. Thank you Tomas!!!

Thank 994diana
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

This is 100% a MUST - DO if you find yourself in San Miguel de Allende. Tomas and his family could not have been more welcoming / accommodating, and the experience could not have been more awesome. We did the half day ride / lunch and I enjoyed every second. The meal was the best meal we had during our... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

We just went on this great adventure earlier today. I have to say it's one of the best trips I've been on. Not only was it scenic and beautiful, but our guides Felix and his son, brother, and nephew were so helpful and just great hosts. This is truly a family business that not only lives up to expectations but... More 

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Houston, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

A fantastic experience. Incredible views, terrific guides, and a delicious home made lunch. I would highly recommend this trip for any age or riding ability. I want to do the sunset ride next time I visit SMA.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

Tomas picked us up at 9 am right at the house we were staying at. After picking up one other couple, we drove about half an hour out of town to the ranch. This is a working ranch in every sense. We started with a short demonstration on how milk a cow by hand (harder than I would have thought)... More 

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