Cuisine, Culture & Crafts Ride at Rancho Pitaya

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

This ranch-based riding adventure has it all – giant vistas, exotic flora, fantastic trails but also fascinating Oaxacan culture, delicious cooking and visits to intriguing craft villages. Now add to this, deluxe lodging and fabulous meals and here is a riding vacations that goes far beyond the saddle.  Experience the authentic Oaxaca by riding through its forested foothills,  fertile countryside and charming villages. Return to the comfortable guest rooms after a day of exploring for a hot shower and a cold Margarita!

Ride fit distance horses comfortable at all gaits.

The ranch is only 30 minutes from the airport yet built of eco-friendly adobe brick construction, it 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 Oaxaca, 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


April 18 – 24, May 16- 22, June 20 -26, July 11 -17, August 22 -28, September 19 -25, December 12 – 18, 22-28

Everything about this ride is exuberant.


January 23 – 29, February 20 – 26,  March 20 – 26,  April 10 – 16

See  Calendar of all upcoming rides.

Inquire about alternative dates for parties of 2 or more.

7 days / 6 nights / 5 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

Exotic flora in quiet backcountry.


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

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

Early Morning Sun on the Dining Terrace at Rancho Pitaya


  • Riding: Approximately 20 hours of riding. 
Pace can be adjusted, depending on the ability of the rider from relaxed touring mostly at a walk to spirited canters and long extended trots.
  • Guides: The ranch owners, fluent in English & Spanish, personally guide.
  • Lodging: 6 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 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