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“Horseback Adventure”

Wise Mountain Retreat
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Owner description: Wise Mountain Retreat offers a unique opportunity to explore the tropics of the Dominican Republic. Our trail riding company has been offering horse tours for 28 years. We are one of the oldest in the country. Our horses are healthy and well cared for. Our trails pass through the many sides of the country. Riding into the mountains then through the river you will be in awe of the breath taking scenery. It is a peaceful and very relaxing ride that have our customers falling in love with the country as we have. Your morning starts out with fresh made Dominican coffee as we learn about your horse experience, then once we have matched your horse to your experience we hit the trails. There are stops along the way where you get the chance to sample fresh fruit from some of the many tropical fruits along the way. You will have a chance to swim in the river, it's a great way to cool off and enjoy more of the countryside. Once back at the ranch you will get to sample some fresh made herbal iced teas, using herbs grown from our garden as well as some refreshing fruit. If you chose to have a full day ride you will enjoy a delicious Dominican style lunch of chicken, rice, beans and fried plantains. Then it's back on the horses for a tour of the local village to experience the cultural side of the country. We are so excited to have our guest rooms ready for guests. We have packages now for those wishing to get a more complete horse experience. We have romantic package available for those just wanting a special evening. A late afternoon ride to see the beginning of the sunset in the surrounding hills, then back to the ranch for a romantic dinner to watch the sunset. Then a quiet evening on the ranch, in the morning enjoy a full trail ride. For those wanting to spend their full vacation around horses we have that too. We give you the chance to groom, help out with the care of our horses, ride and even get Natural Horsemanship lessons. We include all of your meals, transport to and from the airport and trips to town or the beach. We also have a therapeutic spa so you can receive some much needed healing. Please feel free to contact us if you have anymore questions or are interested in booking a package.
Granada, Nicaragua
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
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“Horseback Adventure”
Reviewed October 23, 2013

We went to Rancho Montaña on a last minute decision the day before. They were very accommodating and picked us up at our hotel for a nice drive up to their ranch.
The horses, dogs, cats and baby rescue goat run pretty freely on the property and greet you with an excitement as if they've been waiting to see you all day!
The horses are well loved and although the owners are new to the horse business they are learning quickly and have great staff to help them. Our guides knew the trial with their eyes closed and we happy to sing, chat and let us in on all the info of the local area, they were also better riders then most people could dream of being.
The trail itself was gorgeous with mountains, banana plantations, farms and a nice cool river in the valley to ride through at the end. You also get fresh fruit, water and juice throughout the experience!
I would recommend it to anyone looking for a good riding experience in the area.

Visited October 2013
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Melbourne, Australia
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“Absolutely brilliant ...Best thing I have done in 2 months here!”
Reviewed October 14, 2013

Riding through exquisite jungle, villages, mountains and rivers (plunging into the river on horseback really is an amazing experience) you fully appreciate the beauty of this country. I try to ride where ever I go and this is unlike any other trail ride I have done in the world. The horses are fantastic, really well looked after and extremely responsive.They do a great job of matching all levels with suitable horses and on the ride you have the opportunity to take it slow and absorb your surroundings and to really cut loose and get some decent gallops in as well.They really welcome you into the family here and the home cooked lunch is amazing! Could not recommend these guys more!

Visited October 2013
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Cabarete, Dominican Republic
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5 reviews
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“Quite literally epic”
Reviewed October 9, 2013

Have you seen Avatar? I felt a bit like an Avatar. Amazing day, The river, the jungle, the mountains, the elevation, the views, the speed. Great people, tasty fruit. Going back ASAP and bringing people wiht me

Visited September 2013
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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“Amazing Family Day Ride!!”
Reviewed October 3, 2013

Our family came for a visit from Pennsylvania to visit family in the Dominican. This wonderful ranch is where the Dominican half brought us. I have been on a few trail rides in my day, never any as spectacular as this!! A ride through a small local neighborhood , up to the top of the mountain for a quick cool off of fresh fruit and water with great views of the countryside. A trek down the other side of the mountain. Criss-crossing & riding through the river, with a stop at a shaded swimming hole. My kids are 9 & 12, they have never experienced anything like this! Such excitement & a great time had by all the family! Made our way back to the ranch for lunch with Leslie & G. We learned quite a bit about the wonderful things that will make Ranch Montana the place to come back to time and again. Thanks So Much Leslie & G!!

Visited October 2013
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Cabarete, Dominican Republic
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“Awesome trail ride!”
Reviewed October 1, 2013 via mobile

We had an awesome day riding! The scenery through the mountains and along the river are beautiful. The horses and staff are well behaved (haha!) and the lunch afterwards was delicious! Will definitely be back and recommend for kids of all ages.

Visited October 2013
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