Discover Oaxaca Valley & Foothills Ride

This Ride is about Big Vistas, Exotic Flora, Charming Locals and Fascinating Culture

This stationary ranch-based riding adventure has it all – giant vistas, exotic flora, fantastic trails, fascinating Oaxacan culture, delicious cooking and deluxe lodging.  Experience, from the saddle, the authentic Oaxaca by riding through its forested foothills,  fertile countryside and charming villages.

The ranch is only 30 minutes from the airport yet feels like you’ve gone back in time. Plow oxen, horse-drawn carts, tortillas cooked over a wood fire and hand-woven rugs are just a sample of the experiences to be had. This equestrian holiday in Mexico offers world class riding, prize-winning horses and two UNESCO world heritage sites. 

From the dining room at Rancho Pitaya

Rates & Dates

Colorful traditional villages


May 18- 25, June 15 -22, July 6,13, August 17 -24, September 21 -28


January 10-17, February 29 – March 7,  April 18 -25, May 22-30, June 13 – 20

See  Calendar of all upcoming rides.

Inquire about alternative dates for parties of 2 or more.

8 days / 7 nights / 6 ride days / 1 site-seeing day

Limited to 5 riders

1 rider $2,750 U.S.

2-3 riders $2,150 U.S. per person

4-5 riders $1,950 U.S. per person

Ride Cancellation Policy Política de Cancelación

Old growth candelabra cactus


  • $100 return rider discount
  • $100 early bird discount for full non-refundable payment upon reserving
  •  Single supplement surcharge of $200

Notes: Add $200 to turn this ride into a Week of Basic Equitation Classes and Instructional Trail Riding

View east from San Sebestian Teitipac

Early Morning Sun on the Dining Terrace at Rancho Pitaya

Ride fit, steady horses that love their job!


  • Riding: 20 – 25 hours of riding. 
Pace can be adjusted from relaxed touring to spirited gallops.
  • Guides: The ranch owners, fluent in English & Spanish, personally guide.
  • Lodging: 7 nights accommodation at Rancho Pitaya.
  • Food: All meals and drinks.
  • Transfers: Arrival & departure from the ranch to airport or city hotel.
  • Horses: Arabian, Quarterhorse & Mexican Criollo horses
  • Tack: Mostly comfortable endurance saddles and some English
  • Weight Limit: 220 lbs./ 100 kilos.
  • Not included: Massages, taxis for additional excursions and delayed flight arrival.
  • Alternative dates: Parties of 2 or more, feel free to inquire about alternative dates for  that suit your travel time.
  • This itinerary is based on a medium paced ride moving at walk, extended posting trot and canters. Riders requesting a slower paced ride are welcome but with reduced distances covered the itinerary may be modified. Trail riding instruction available.


To inquire about rides or lodging at Rancho Pitaya please email:

We hope to be riding with you soon!

Mary Jane and Gabriel