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Address: San Miguel de Allende 37880, Mexico

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

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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The best horse ride experience ever!!!!

I was here with my husband; I have to say I was a little bit scared when we galloped first time, however Mr Felix made me feel confident I could do it. It's a great experience... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was here with my husband; I have to say I was a little bit scared when we galloped first time, however Mr Felix made me feel confident I could do it. It's a great experience highly recommend!! The owners are just great persons.

Thank Bety S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The 2.5 hour is amazing and well worth the price of 80 dollars USA. Great scenery. Be prepared for a long ride and able to sit in the saddle for 2 hours. We went into a canyon. Did some galloping. And had a nice meal upon return. The guides has excellent control over the groups speed the whole time.

Thank ErikS2
Bay Area, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We recently traveled with our 10 year old twins to San Miguel de Allende. Without hesitation, they would say that the highlight of the trip was the horseback riding at Rancho Xotolar. It was a wonderful experience the whole way through, from the personal pickup at our hotel, to the terrific guides (one for each rider! and we were the... More 

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Delray Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went at the advice of some friends that had been with other friends several times. Tomas picked us up at the archeological sight we had experienced earlier. He was the nicest guy...warm, charming and an excellent host. When we arrived he showed us around, made us smile and introduced us to his brothers. Others there had just returned from... More 

Thank Denezia
Chur, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2016

We spent such a great day at the ranch, it was incredible. I really recommend it to everybody who is going to San Miguel de Allende. The view during the tour is incredible, we enjoyed it so much to be in the middle of the nature. We just enjoyed the calm and the piece of this trip. The picked us... More 

Thank Simone Nathalie V
Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2016

We had an amazing experience at Rancho Xotolar and I would recommend it to anyone looking for a unique way to experience Mexico. We took an amazing two-and-a-half hour ride through the beautiful canyons outside of San Miguel de Allende, descended steep mountain paths, galloped through rivers, ate cactus berries and tuna fruits, saw eagles, ancient ruins, and got to... More 

Thank SeattleBuffalo
Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2016

I have been home from SMA for a week now and still cannot stop thinking about our awesome experience with everyone, especially Leo at Rancho Xotolar. From the prompt pick up at our villa/milking a cow/feeding a baby calf/learning how the milk would become the cheese for lunch upon return of our horseback riding adventure and the ride itself. This... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2016 via mobile

This was my fifth visit to Xotolar and there are many good reasons why I keep coming back. Experience a real Mexican ranch, see some stunning scenery, enjoy a guided tour on horseback, and top it off with an authentic meal prepared wholly from ingredients produced on the ranch. It's an experience like no other!

Thank RCB01370
Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2016 via mobile

We couldn't wait to go back to the ranch and I'm sure we will go again! Leo picked us up this year. The entire family is so kind. The kids always giggle when they get to milk the cow. My youngest son even had the same horse as last year and they're a perfect match! We had a family group... More 

Thank CharDallas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2016

It was one of the best tours we ever took in our lifetime. Highly recommended!! Our experience started with warm welcome form the Xotolar Ranch family. They showed us around the house, including the kitchen, garden, and farm, explaining how they live there. After that, they taught us how to milk a cow to make fresh cheese for our lunch.... More 

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