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Half-Day Horseback Riding Adventure

By Coyote Canyon Adventures
Recommended by 99% of travelers
This number is based on the percentage of all Tripadvisor reviews for this product that have a bubble rating of 4 or higher
San Miguel de Allende is a colorful, colonial-era town famous for its spectacular natural scenery. While most travelers stick to the sights in town, this adventure-filled horseback excursion will take you out of the cobblestoned streets and deep into the countryside, where you’ll have a chance to gallop along cliffs and canyons for a one-of-a-kind travel experience.
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$105.00
per adult
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$105.00
per adult

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Ages 2-84, max of 22 per group
Duration:5h
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Ticket type:Mobile
English, Spanish

Highlights
  • A horseback excursion through the San Miguel de Allende countryside
  • Gallop at your own pace through canyons and across cliffs
  • Rappel down the cliff face or upgrade to a dip in nearby hot springs
  • An authentic ranch-style buffet, with fresh and local ingredients, is included

  • Pickup and drop-off from designated meeting points
  • Comprehensive riding instruction
  • Guided Horseback Excursion (2.5 hours)
  • 20 minute break
  • Bottled water
  • Organic Ranch-style meal
What's not included
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Gratuities
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

San Miguel de Allende is one of Mexico’s most popular towns, but most tourists stick to popular sights within the picturesque colonial-era historic center. During this one-of-kind horseback tour, you’ll escape the crowds and head to the scenic countryside for an adventure-filled excursion across stunning cliffs and grassy fields. You’ll ride your horse to the edge of Coyote Canyon, where you’ll descend to the winding river of La Virgen. The tour includes riding instructions, so it’s well-suited to both novice and seasoned riders, as well as anyone looking to escape the tourist track. Gallop at your own pace, hop off the saddle to search for geodes, or dip your toes into the river. You can also upgrade to soak your muscles at a nearby hot spring. From there, you’ll ride your trusty steeds up the canyon to a towering cliff, where you’ll be treated to a spectacular panorama of the surrounding countryside, with the option to rappel off the cliff face. Top off the day with an authentic, ranch-style meal, including homemade tortillas, organic cheese, and local cactus.

Departure details
  • Coyote Canyon Adventures, Zacateros 54, Zona Centro, 37700 San Miguel de Allende, Gto., Mexico In our office (Zacateros 56-A, Centro, 37700) Intersection beetween Zacateros St. and Ancha de San Antonio Av. We are located between "Multienvios office" and "Trattoria Romana"
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infant seats available
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 20031P1

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Not recommended for pregnant women in their first or last trimester
  • Ride is suitable for participants with back problems, however trotting and galloping are not recommended
  • Dress code: Recommend wearing comfortable laced shoes or boots (no flip-flops or sandals), long pants, long- sleeve shirt or light jacket, & sunblock (cowboy hats are available for purchase at the ranch).
  • You are required to enter a preferred departure time, please note this is only required as an indication; Use "Special Requirements" to advise information at checkout
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 22 travelers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

How much is Half-Day Horseback Riding Adventure?
Half-Day Horseback Riding Adventure price starts from $105.00. Discover and book Half-Day Horseback Riding Adventure on Tripadvisor
What is the Half-Day Horseback Riding Adventure cancellation policy?
Half-Day Horseback Riding Adventure cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Half-Day Horseback Riding Adventure on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Half-Day Horseback Riding Adventure?
Half-Day Horseback Riding Adventure is hosted by Coyote Canyon Adventures. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Coyote Canyon Adventures on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Half-Day Horseback Riding Adventure on Tripadvisor
How much time do I need for Half-Day Horseback Riding Adventure?
On average, this experience will take approximately 5h. Discover and book Half-Day Horseback Riding Adventure on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 20031P1

About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

Jeccadawn
Jeccadawn
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Cañada, lunch & afternoon horseback ride - everything I wanted it to be!
So glad I stumbled on this place, looking for tours to end our time in SMA. It was a terrific day! Our guide Lino w
HaleyNaylor
HaleyNaylor
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Company CANCELLED paid tour less than 12 hours before departure start
Warning***Don’t trust this company*** if you want to have ANY experience— good or bad. We hate posting but wanted
185hermiec
185hermiec
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Spectacular!
An experience of a lifetime! Will recommend to anyone. Staff were extremely friendly. Memories will last forever.
John C
John C
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Fantastic hiking in SMA
We had an exceptional day with Coyote Canyan Adventures. My wife and I climbed to the top of the canyon and back do
U2564AFfrankiec
U2564AFfrankiec
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Equestrian trail ride - LOVED
HIGHLY RECOMMEND! We are horse people and I normally don’t like vacation trail riding, but this was GREAT!!! Horses
wouterpl
wouterpl
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Highlight of our Mexico trip
Amazing trip, highly recommendable. Adventurous, challenging and breathtaking. We did the horseback tour with rappe
Henry K
Henry K
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Exploring the Campo near San Miguel
Being in San Miguel for a week I was hoping to have an authentic Mexican experience. In the morning we went to the
W3886OPmiguelc
W3886OPmiguelc
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Pick Another Company
First, their taxi was late to pick us up. Then, on the way back, they ran out of gas and left us stranded there unt
Guide234178
Guide234178
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Don't Miss Canada de la Virgen
What a wonderful trip with Lino, our guide, to the Canada de la Virgen site. We did the tour with lunch - I recomme
meesfox
meesfox
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Unexpectedly the most amazing activity of our Mexico trip
Amazing experience and even more fun than expected. The views were spectacular and we trusted the horses completely
295thijss
295thijss
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Fun!
Amazing experience, landscape was incredible. It was impressive how the horses were able to manoeuvre themselves th
F2123YEleighb
F2123YEleighb
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Hot Air Balloon Ride-San Miguel de Allende
Majestic experience! Very safe and professional crew that have obviously worked together for quite some time. Supe
GrandTour44486
GrandTour44486
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A Lofty Experience
This was a very spiritual experience for me. The clouds, the wind, a spattering of rain and stories of ancient pilg
JDNZ1
JDNZ1
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Must do when in San Miguel!
We had a fantastic gentle ride through the historic part of San Miguel de Allende. Stopping at authentic cantinas f
CarolynAsh
CarolynAsh
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Great way to spend an evening in San Miguel
Loved this experience!! Lalo and Layo were great guides! I’ve owned horses my whole life and often times I don’t do
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Jenna P.
6 contributions
Oct 2022 • Family
This was definitely one of the highlights of our trip to San Miguel. I went with my husband and adult daughter, and there were two other couples in the group. Everything was so well organized and convenient. June, our lead guide, was amazing and took photos of everyone (available to purchase for only $25) so that you could just sit back and enjoy. This was no typical trail ride! We went in streams, canyons and also had the opportunity to gallup our horses. There was so much support and we had an almost 1:1 ratio of guests and staff. The lunch afterwards was nice too!I would highly recommend this!
Written December 2, 2022
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Diana L
Acambaro, Mexico2 contributions
Nov 2022
Excellent experience for those that have never ridden and those that are experienced riders. Gentle horses that know the way. Each rider has their own cowboy to make sure they are safe. View at the top of the canyon was amazing.
Highly recommend riding with the coyote cowboys!
Written November 18, 2022
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GiddyUp&Go
1 contribution
Oct 2022
This is an incredible half day excursion and a great value. The horses are incredible - they navigate the canyon like professional trick horses as the terrain changes every few step. It is exciting and the sites are stunning.

If you have any back issues - i would consider not doing this trip. The road to the excursion is bumpy (cobblestone) and the riding is not smooth due to the terrain.
Written November 7, 2022
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mikaseamus
Flower Mound, TX36 contributions
Oct 2022
Hats off to Frederico and his team. This was a fabulous ride and it was just the 2 of us with 3 guides. Very challenging to say the least and the scenery was breath taking! the horses were very sure footed and well behaved. The only downside is that my saddle was pretty uncomfortable - no padding and I know saddles. Hopefully, this isn't the case for everyone. Lunch was very nice as well. This is a top notch organization and run very well. If you have the chance to do this, do it!!!
Written October 24, 2022
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Alexina Carronski
8 contributions
Dec 2021 • Friends
I traveled a lot in my life and everywhere I go, I always do a horseback adventure. This one was BY FAR the best I’ve ever been on - you can see that the horses are you well treated, the staff is amazing and the experience is truly an ADVENTURE. You get to ride your horse for 2h30 + a 30 mins break at the top of the canyon (the view is flabbergasting) - they give you a chance to galop in a very secure way, the guides are fantastic and there are a bunch of cowboys to make sure everything is fine, I had SO MUCH fun riding with them - it’s an experienxe that I recommend to everyone who visit San Miguel de Allende; it will be the highlight of your trip :)
Written October 11, 2022
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Susan S
1 contribution
Sep 2022
The horseback experience through the canyon weas unbelievable. The guides and the horses were amazing. Ascending and descending the canyon was so much fun and the big payoff was the views from the bottom and top of the canyon. We have done excursions throughout our travels and this one is at the top of the list. Enjoy!
Written October 4, 2022
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Martha B
Centre Hall, Pennsylvania, United States122 contributions
This was an exciting ride through the beautiful campo near San Miguel de Allende! Lots of water crossings (your feet will get wet), lots of up and down on narrow rocky trails, stunning views. While they advertise that beginners can do this, I think experience with riding is best. That said, sometimes the less you know about horses, the more confident you may feel😉 I am experienced rider who used to own horses but I am old (61) so my bones are more fragile. So I declined to gallop. One or two of the vaqueros will stay with you if you don’t want to gallop. They were awesome and did a great job of keeping us safe. No helmets so bring one if you feel so inclined. And wear a hat with a chin strap. One gal showed up in short shorts and sandals and filmed herself with a GoPro the whole time🙄 It’s best to wear boots and tight long pants, chaps if you have them because the plants are pretty thorny and the trails are narrow. I was on Araña (Spider), the oldest horse for the oldest rider😉 He took excellent care of me. I have ridden horses who fell (broke my arm) so I am somewhat anxious about difficult footing. Most of the cowboys don’t have much English so Spanish is helpful. The ride is pretty long but the views are just breathtaking. They provide water and ponchos in case it rains. The lunch afterward was absolutely delicious: salad, rice, Chile rellenos, squash, potatoes, salsa, homemade tortillas. The people were so nice and the other riders were a fun group. Highly recommend this activity and it’s enjoyable to get out of the city for a bit—it was Día de Independencia so San Miguel was super crowded. Bring pesos for tipping the vaqueros and for a beer or coke if you want it. This was a beautiful experience I will treasure for the rest of my life. Even though it was kind of scary riding down😄
Written September 19, 2022
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Cami
San Diego, CA9 contributions
Sep 2022
This Horseback riding adventure was the best horse ride I’ve ever had. The horses are beautiful, smart, well trained and you can tell they are much loved. What stands out on this tour ( besides the unbelievable beauty of the landscape ) is the cowboys. These guys and young lady are expert horsemen. We received a quick riding lesson that was very helpful, then we were off. This trip is for experienced riders down to absolute beginners. If you want to gallop, they have you gallop in the best way. The cowboys are strategically placed in the group so safe and super exhilarating gallops are done on the trail. If you’d rather keep it to a walk, not a problem. We climbed hills, rode through the stream many times, and saw incredible scenery. Rock formations, flowers, lots of cacti. Lush forests. Just stunning. I loved listening to the cowboys whistle, make noises, and talk to the horses to communicate with them. The ten year old cowboy in training, Javier, was so fun to watch while he twirled his lasso. He, like all the cowboys, was also super helpful and looked after us to make sure we were comfortable. I felt like I was in a cowboy western movie. Do not miss the chance to do this tour. You don’t come across this experience very often. I still can’t believe how wonderful it was. Monique gives you the training and tips. She is so amazing on her horse, was really fun to watch all these experts. I was a little afraid to gallop but I knew I was in good hands. I am so glad I chose to gallop because it’s such an amazing feeling. I got to be a cowgirl for a day, Yay 🤩
Written September 17, 2022
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Molly M
1 contribution
Sep 2022
This is the best activity you will do! This amazing horseback riding experience is for beginners and experienced riders with the best Mexican meal you will have. This experience gives you the opportunity to gallop through the canyon and have views that will stay with you forever. The cowboys are amazing and make you feel very safe. This is my third time doing the tour and I will recommend it to everyone I know! Gracias Javier y June por todo!
Written September 7, 2022
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igagnon11
Montreal, Canada6 contributions
Aug 2022
This half day tour was one of the best activity we have ever done. It was a first time on a horse for our 11 year old son and he loved il. The guides are very well experienced, horses are beautiful and perfectly trained.
We surely will do the complete day tour on our next visit.
Thanks again!
Written August 19, 2022
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Half-Day Horseback Riding Adventure | San Miguel de Allende, Mexico