Airport pickup upon arrival and transfer to the ranch. Settle into your accommodations for the duration of your stay and get to know your fellow riders during dinner.
Depending on your length of stay you will have an opportunity to experience a variety of the rides listed below. You are always free to skip any of the rides and just relax at the ranch or participate in one of the optional excursions and activities (to be paid locally). A great deal of effort is made to ensure that whatever length your stay is, your experience leaves you with unforgettable memories. The rides are varied and provide you with an insight into the local area, giving you a flavor of the different terrain and landscapes of this beautiful part of Mexico.
Some of the many highlights are:
‘Xochitlan de Las Flores’
The village of the flowers, where the locals take pride in having the best garden. This ride goes along a canyon to the quaint village and its beautiful old church. Enjoy the many opportunities to canter or gallop in wide open space, a truly magnificent experience.
This tiny village is closest to the ranch and you often stop there before or after lovely long gallops. As on most of the rides, it is usual to stop at a local village store. You are encouraged to buy a drink or snack, as this is a way of supporting the local communities, interacting with the locals and engaging in Mexican culture.
'San Miguel de las Piedras'
This picturesque little village set right into the hillside is about half a day's ride from the ranch. It's paths, paved with river stones, take you down into a beautiful valley.
Mexican countryside like you've seen in the movies, will be the backdrop for this ride. Cross old overgrown train rails hidden between cactus, to a place forgotten by time. The trail leads you down into a lush valley, along rivers, where wild horses roam. Visit the ‘Peregrinos Petrificados’ a big rock formation in the middle of nowhere. It is said that these are Pilgrims turned into stone because they did not want to leave this perfect paradise to finish their pilgrimage.
'Santa Maria Macua'
Cross the lake district and soak up its natural beauty. The panoramic views from Santa Maria Macua are breathtaking.
This old Hacienda built in 1685, can be seen on your journey along a cobbled stone path, which leads to an enchanted forest of old mammoth trees, heavy with Spanish moss and roots growing up between the rocks of a stream.
This itinerary is flexible. Changes may occur at the hosts' discretion due to unforeseen circumstances.