Discover Oaxaca Valley & Foothills Ride

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

This 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

Take a video tour of Riding out from Rancho Pitaya

Rates & Dates

Colorful traditional villages

October 9 – 15  2017

November 4 – 11 2017

December 10 – 18 2017

January 29 – February 5 2018

March 11 -18 2018

April 23 – 30 2018

*October 26 – November 3 and December 21- January 4 arrival dates add $400 Holiday supplement.

Inquire about alternative arrival days.

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

Limited to 6 riders

1-3 riders $1,950 U.S. per person

4-6 riders $1,750 U.S. per person


Ride Cancellation Policy Política de Cancelación

Old growth candelabra cactus

$250 single occupancy supplement

DISCOUNT: Returning riders pay $100 U.S. less

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: Over 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. $200 U.S. surcharge for riders up to 250 lbs./125 kilos
  • Not included: Massages, taxis for additional excursions and delayed flight arrival.
  • Notes: Feel free to inquire about alternative dates 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.

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Thanks Mary Jane