Half Day Discover Oaxaca Ride

Rare old-growth cacti forest just west of Rancho Pitaya

Riding in the midst of ancient cacti forest.

Everyone should experience Oaxaca’s extraordinarily diverse nature! This ride begins just a 30 minute drive outside of the city at Rancho Pitaya in the rural village of Rojas de Cuauhtemoc.  Explore the exotic foothills of the Valle de Tlacolula riding safe, well-cared for horses with a knowledgable English-speaking guide. Surround yourself in Oaxaca’s rich biodiversity and traditional culture. Guaranteed small groups, trained horses and “off the beaten track” views of Oaxaca.

Take a video tour of our Ranch Ride in Oaxaca Valley and Foothills .

Depart from the city office 8:30 a.m.
Return approx. 12:30 p.m.


  • approximately 2 hours of riding at a relaxed pace. Faster paced rides may be a little shorter in time but longer in distance covered
  • round trip transport from our office in Oaxaca’s historic city
  • English and Spanish speaking guide
  • refreshments and snacks after the ride

All Season Rates:  1,700 pesos or $90 U.S. per person

  • There is a min of 2 riders and max of 6 riders with one guide.
  •  Semi-private ride with optional instruction:  4,500.
  •  Private ride with optional instruction: 3,500 pesos.
  • If you don’t want to pay the supplement, you should still inquire as there are often other riders booked.

Upgrade to Overnight Stay including lunch, dinner and breakfast: $110 U.S. per person in double occupancy or $155 for single occupancy.

Holiday rates: Oct. 31- Nov. 2, Dec. 15 2019 – Jan. 4 2020:  1,900 pesos or $100 U.S. (includes holiday punch, homemade fiesta cookies and artisan mezcal sampling)

10% discount for groups of 4 or more.

If you’d really like a full day experience click here for the Real Oaxaca Full Day Ride

Exotic flora along the trails

To inquire about rides or lodging at Rancho Pitaya please email: horsebackmexico@me.com or call Mary Jane at 52-951-199-7026

Ride Cancellation Policy Política de Cancelación

Take in sweeping vistas of the Valle de Tlacolula