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 - Oaxaca Adventure Stay
This Oaxaca adventure has it all: sweeping vistas, exotic flora, UNESCO world heritage sites, fantastic trails, fascinating Oaxacan culture, delicious cooking and deluxe lodging. Experience the authentic Oaxacan country side through various activities. Hike through forested foothills, ride through fertile countryside and cycle through charming villages.
The ranch is only 30 minutes from the airport yet you'll feel you’ve gone back in time . Plow oxen and horse-drawn carts, tortillas cooked on a wood fire and hand-woven rugs are just a sample of the experiences you'll have on this unmatched adventure.
Includes:
Riding: from 2 hours to over 25 hours of riding. 
Pace can be adjusted from relaxed touring to spirited gallops.
Cycling: diverse trails and challenging terrain on well maintained bikes
Hiking: old trails lead into the foothills, allong rock faces with wild flowers and agave. Challengig terrain
Cooking class: prepare traditional mexican lunch at the ranch kitchen with local cook
Crafts tour: visit several villages and speak to local artesanos making rugs, pottery and more
Guides: knowledgeable guides, fluent in English, Spanish and German, will guide you through Oaxaca's culture and nature, all while supporting the bond between you and your horse
Food: All meals.
Transfers: Arrival & departure transfers to and from the ranch from our office in downtown Oaxaca are included. Airport transfer can be arranged at additional cost.
Horses: Arabian, Criollo

Typical Day


Day 1 - Arrive at the ranch in the afternoon and settle into your room. After a short intoduction to horses and our style of riding head out to a short 2 hr ride to explore the various trails leading through the communual land surrounding the ranch. Back at the ranch relax on the trerrace with yourwelcome coctail followd by a delicious dinner.

Day 2 - swap your horse for a bicycle to discover Oaxaca’s fascinating country side! This guided cycling tour will take you through farm land bustling with activity and along magical roads lined with wild cane. you will pass through agricultural villages in the valley and stop to visit ruins, handycraft workshops or mezcal producers depending on the route.

Day 3 - This hike will take you onto the never ending variety of trails and hidden passages which wind their way through the stunning communal lands of the villages in the Tlacolula Valley. Walk underneath rare cacti and over passes as you observe rare copal trees.

Day 4 - Spend the morning relaxing on the ranch or wander arond the village befor joining our local cook to prepare your very own traditional mexican comida complete with mezcal magarita.

Day 5  " back in the saddle spend the morning meandering through the diverse ecosystems of the communal lands surrounding the ranch and explore the lower lying farm lands where you can observe timeless agricultural practices and horse-drawn carts.

Day 6 - Explore a variety of villages in which you will visit craftsmen and women dedicated to crafts like weaving, pottery, woodcarving or embroidery. You will have the unique opportunity to see them work in their workshops and discover traditions passed down through generations.
Transport back to the city in the afternoon.

This is a sample iternary and can be subject to changes due to weather or logistics.

Age range, type of group


Suitable for ages 6 yrs. and up. Families welcome. Groups limited to 6

Sleeping and meals


Accommodation will be at Rancho Pitaya in our deluxe adobe guest rooms with en suite bathroom, wifi and all meals served on terrace overlooking the ranch.
Arrival & departure transfers to and from the ranch from our office in downtown Oaxaca are included. Airport transfer can be arranged at additional cost.
Single traveler supplement might apply.
All meals included.

Not included: Massages, taxis for additional excursions and delayed flight arrival

Restrictions


No pets.
No smoking in rooms, but smokers are welcome to use large terrace outside guestrooms.

Rates


$1,790 U.S.dollars per person (in double occupancy - single occupancy supplement $200)

Notes:Feel free to inquire about alternative dates that suit your travel time

Other Information


Riding: Pace can be adjusted from relaxed touring to spirited gallops.
Instructional trail riding classes for all levels are available at additional cost.
Horses: Arabian, Criollo
Tack: Mostly comfortable endurance saddles and some English
Weight Limit: 220 lbs./ 100 kilos. $200 surcharge for riders up to 250 lbs./113 kilos

All guides speak English and Spanish

Discounts Offered


DISCOUNT: Returning riders pay $100 less



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