My son, Robin, and I just spent a week at Rancho los Banos. Having selected then Ranch based on excellent reviews in Trip Advisor and other website, I have to say that the experience far exceeded the expectations established. Personal service and attention to detail from Manuel and the hospitality and guidance of the ranch's vaqueros was exceptional. From pick up to drop off in Tucson our comfort and security was cleatly to the forefornt whilst the experience of the wilderness of the Sonoran desert was fresh, vivid and adventurous, Diego, our guide for the week provided an authentic and uplifting experience during rides up to 6 hours a day (we would have done more). Hiking was also exceptional and, in the course of week we encountered deer, havelinas, coyote and a cats-paw-print in wet sand which was awesome in its presence. All this and a bona fide gold mine! Authentic food and steaks barbequed above mesquite...and colours out of Georgia O'Keefe. A feast for ever sense and a perfect balance of activity (in our case horse riding and hiking) and stillness...evenings on the porch of El Cumaral in the moonlight, listening to coyotes yip and howl in the rugged landscape. Definately the whole enchillada...and the enchillada wa fine!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Rancho Los Banos is a 30,000 acre privately owned nature preserve and adventure travel guest ranch located at the foot of the Sierra Madre, a mere 55 miles south of the southeast Arizona town of Douglas in safe, secure northeast Sonora. Here you will find some of the most pristine, secluded and scenic land anywhere. We offer stunning landscapes, world-class hiking and horseback riding, trekking, birding, wildlife spotting, jeep ecotours, lake and river kayaking, stargazing, fishing, mountain biking, great porching, delicious Mexican food and comfortable accommodations. The ranch has miles of stunning box canyons, high sierras and riparian riverbeds. It borders 20 mile long Lake Angostura and amazing Bavispe River. The sheer vastness of this land will enchant you and our hospitality and service will make for a great vacation. Experience adventure travel at its very best at Mexico's premiere guest ranch. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Tierra Chamahua Ecoadventures At Rancho Los Banos Hotel Sonora
- Tierra Chamahua EcoAdventures At Rancho Los Banos Mexico/Sonora