Real Oaxaca Full Day Ride

Ride fit horses to breathtaking vistas

Ride through the heart of a rare biosphere.

Riding out from Rancho Pitaya

Riding north through Palmillo Pass with views of the Sierra Juarez

If you’d like to get a feel for authentic Oaxacan village life, see up-close traditional adobe construction, explore a rare cacti forest and enjoy a leisurely sit-down lunch of local specialties, you’ll love this ride.

Begin this guided adventure in the charming cheese-making village of Rojas de Cuauhtemoc. Ride past horse-drawn carts & emerald alfalfa fields. Trek on your horse through a rare stand of columnar cacti y ancient elephant-foot yuca trees. No other ecotourism excursion offers such diversity!

After the full morning ride return to beautiful Rancho Pitaya for a home-cooked meal of traditional Oaxaca specialties.  On the way back to the city there’s the option to visit El Tule, home of the oldest and largest tree on earth.

If you’d like to improve your riding skills ( or acquire some basics ). Request on trail instruction for only 500 pesos per person more.

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

Ride along Ancient Trails Lined with Wild “Carrizo”

Depart from the city office 8:30 a.m. 
Return approx. 4:00 p.m.


  • approx. 4 hours of riding
  • round trip transport
  • English speaking guide
  • freshly prepared lunch at ranch
  • optional visit to the Tule tree

Cost:  3,000 pesos or $140 U.S.

FALL LODGING SPECIAL: 50% Discount to Upgrade to Overnight Stay Rancho Pitaya.  Includes: cocktail, dinner and breakfast: 1,000 pesos per person in double occupancy or 1,500 pesos for single occupancy.

Holiday rates December 15 2020 through Jan. 4 2021:  4,200 pesos or $220 U.S.

Add $25 U.S. ( 500 pesos ) per person for practical trail riding instruction.

min of 2 – max of 6.

Private ride for one person 4,000 peso.

10% discount for groups of 4 or more.

Upgrade to Overnight Ranch Ride 

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

Thanks Mary Jane


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Relax over a freshly prepared meal after the ride

Our Criollo gelding Centurion bringing alfalfa back for the rest

See the authentic Oaxaca on this ride

Quiet backcountry to explore in a full day ride

The 2,000. yr. old tree in El Tule