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Address: San Miguel de Allende 37880, Mexico
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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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An Incredible Experience

We went as a group of 13, and it was so much fun. The scenery was incredible and the guides had us racing though it having a great time. The guides were all so helpful and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Lucy A
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Solihull, United Kingdom
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Solihull, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We went as a group of 13, and it was so much fun. The scenery was incredible and the guides had us racing though it having a great time. The guides were all so helpful and friendly, and then we got treated to a fantastic home grown meal including cheese we'd helped make that morning. I would highly recommend a... More 

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California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Tomas and Feliz Morin do a great job! The horseback riding can be calm and relaxing or it can be adventurous. With our permission, they had the horses trotting and galloping and we even did a short race. My horse won! They are very attentive to detail and are constantly in the look out for the safety of their customers.... More 

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Napa, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

This was my favorite part of our SMA visit. I am sure I speak for the 4 of us. Tomas and his family treated us to a spectacular day of riding (this was real riding… not just old pack horses following one another) and a great lunch. The Canyon trail was so beautiful and we experienced a meal made from... More 

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San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

I love taking my visitors to Xotolar ranch to experience authentic Mexican ranch life, ride their horses into the gorgeous canyon and return to a delicious lunch of wonderful organic foods grown and prepared on site. The family is just lovely and couldn't be more perfect guides. Don't miss it!!

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Edillilie
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

I highly recommend Rancho Xotolar tour. I hadn't gone on a long ride like this for 35 years and wondered how I would go. It was an amazing experience, it was made even more special to do it with my daughter. We had never been riding together before. The hospitality and friendliness of the family members was outstanding. They made... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016

Our horseback riding experience at Rancho Xotolar was truly the highlight of our trip to central Mexico. We've had pleasure horses of our own in the past and also went to a Dude Ranch in Wyoming for a week-long vacation so we have a bit of experience with which to compare our morning at the Ranch. The scenery was amazing... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016

It was great to able to ride horses through the incredible landscape along with our 7 year old daughter. She was comfortable and competent for the ride without very little riding experience. Tomas and his crew were easy going and helpful. They took us seriously when we said we want a real ride for a few hours, and not to... More 

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San Francsico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016

Don't miss this authentic taste of old Mexico with a wonderful family to guide you through gorgeous terrain on exquisite horses. It's an experience you won't forget!

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San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016

This is a terrific outing. Our family has done this three times already. It's fun and riding down into the canyon is beautiful. The family running this ranch are lovely people. No prior riding experience is necessary. And after the ride, the very authentic Mexican dinner is delicious.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016 via mobile

We can't say enough how wonderful the experience was. Only 30 minutes outside of SMA, you are surrounded by amazing culture, scenery, and staff (family) that ensure an extremely enjoyable time! Upon completion of the ride, you are greeted with a homemade "local" lunch that still has our son raving about it... We would absolutely recommend this activity for anyone... More 

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