Horseback riding tours
Activities and excursions for Non Riders
Mexico has a lot to offer and we
suggest participating whenever possible. Just having a drink in a local
store lets you have a glimpse at how the locals live. Every village holds fiestas
periodically. There are many Saints to be celebrated, many Mexican
holidays and often also the unexpected horse race in the middle of
nowhere or a Charro or Peales event in one of the small villages in the
We will check dates and plan to attend if you are interested in experiencing this part of the rich Mexican culture.
If you don't feel like being overly active, just relax in one of our hammocks, play
billiard, darts or one of the many games we offer. Take a drink at the
bar and learn to prepare a Margarita or Piña Colada on your own.
Use the hot tub, read one of the books from our library, take a massage
(optional) or take a stroll along the river and visit the surrounding
Give yourself the luxury of a relaxing massage and experience a renewal of energies. No advance reservation needed!
Besides, relaxing at the ranch, the following non riding excursions are available at an extra charge
- Monastery & Craft Market in Tepotzotlan
- Old monastery and local art market
The history of the
Jesuits in Mexico is brought to life at this old monastery. On a Sunday,
the arts and crafts market is vibrant and colorful and offers an
opportunity to buy some great souvenirs.
- The Atlants of Tula
Archeological site - half day afternoon
Tula, thought to be the most
important Toltec site in Mexico gives a great insight into the rich
history of this region. The great Atlantes are four huge warriors
(remarkable sculptures over 6 m high) in black basalt on a pyramid. This
platform is encircled by a low relief frieze depicting jaguars and
coyotes, and Tlaloc masks adorn the walls. Additional to the
archeological site you have also time for shopping “Charro” and Western
items and to enjoy a fresh fruit ice cream in the “Zocalo” (town square)
of the city of Tula.
Nov 15 - March 31 - full day
Monarch Butterfly sanctuary visit - day
of the week to be decided.
Tuesday - San Miguel de Allende
- colonial town great for shopping - all day
beautiful towns keep you at bay. A traveler can admire, shop, eat, sleep
but never break the surface. San Miguel, however, takes you in,
befriends you. Here, the town is the thing, the promise of community.
The streets and sidewalks are narrow. People talk to each other, engage
easily. Colonial charm and style are here in abundance. The architecture
and cobbled streets invite a stroll and the shopping is outstanding.
Wednesday - Teotihuacan
- oldest archeological site of the Americas the famous pyramid
site of the sun and moon - half day
("teh-oh-tee-wa-KHAN") is an ancient sacred site. The ruins of are among
the most remarkable in Mexico and some of the most important ruins in
the world. Teotihuacán means "place where gods were born," reflecting
the Aztec belief that the gods created the universe here. Constructed
around 300 AD, the holy city is characterized by the vast size of its
monuments, carefully laid out on geometric and symbolic principles. Its
most monumental structures are the Temple of Quetzalcoatl, the Pyramid
of the Sun (the third-largest pyramid in the world) and the Pyramid of
colonial Mexican place with shops and pretty town square. - half day
Tequisquiapan is another tile of the beautiful Queretaro's
mosaic. The town keeps its colonial image, with narrow streets leading
into small, and sunny squares. It is also characterized because of its
production of excellent wines. In this town you can purchase beautiful
handicrafts such as cane, wicker and rattan baskets and jewelry with
- Local Market in Jilotepec
- half day morning
This small town offers a vast market on a Friday, where you can find
everything from chilis and sombreros to live sheep and great food. On
the way back, stop at some local ceramic and cloth stores for a bargain.
Saturday - Mexico
- San Angel Art Market or Anthropological Museum -
Museum of Anthropology -
Considered one of the world's finest archaeological museums, the Museo
Nacional de Antropología in
Mexico City houses a vast collection of artifacts in 23 exhibition
halls. Its most famous exhibit is the Aztec sun stone, a cosmological
calendar. Other major highlights include a replica of the Aztec ruler
Moctezuma's feathered headdress (the original is in Vienna); a stela
from Tula, near Mexico City; massive Olmec heads from Veracruz; and
vivid reproductions of Maya murals in a reconstructed temple. or
MERCADO at SAN ANGEL
- One of those places
that will stay in your mind for long time. This setting is as close as
you are likely to get to the colonial neighborhoods of Old México.
Shaded plazas, narrow winding streets paved in cobblestone and walls of
ancient stone covered with multi-colored bougainvillea all seem to etch
a spot in your heart. The Saturday market is famous for quality art
work, handicrafts and pottery.
Highlands and Canyons Explorer Ride
Tour Code: IT-MXRLC01
Dates: Available all Year
Trip Rating :
Day to Day Itinerary
Non riders Options
Criollo, Azteca, and Quarter mix
Moderate with canters and gallops - lo...
Walk, Trot, Canter, Gallop,
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Customer Trip Rating
What To Bring
Beginner A rider who has limited experience, is unable to post the trot and does
Novice A rider who is capable of mounting and dismounting unassisted, capable of
applying basic aids, comfortable and in control at the walk, moderate length posting
trots, and short canters.
Intermediate A rider who has a firm seat, is confident and in control at all paces
(including posting trots, two point canters and gallops), but does not ride regularly.
Strong Intermediate An intermediate rider who is currently riding regularly and
is comfortable in the saddle for at least 6 hours per day.
All of the above, plus an independent seat, soft hands, and capable of handling
a spirited horse in open country.
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