6 days / 5 nights - Arrive any day/time you would like.
This is a popular center based progressive ride for the intermediate to expert rider. Unlike nose to tail riding, this is real, open-range riding with many canters and gallops. Each day offers something new and gives you the opportunity to discover the real Mexico.
If you arrive on time you will have your first ride in the afternoon on this very first day. At an easy pace you will explore the countryside close to the ranch, cross the river, pass through the village of ‘El Colorado’ and see the sunset behind the little lake in the middle of nowhere. Arrive at the ranch and have your first Teq
Late arrivals will be attended at any time. Mostly they will have the chance to go for an extra ride on their day of departure.
After a rich Mexican breakfast you will discover the surroundings from horseback. This ride takes you to the waterfalls of ‘El Fresno. En enchanted place out of a story of the Lord of the Rings. Old oak trees full of Spanish moss. Roots growing between the rocks overflowed by the river. Picnic at the waterfalls.
On the way back you will see the old Lienzo Charro (Charro Ring – place where they have festivities with horses) of San Agustin and see the three Cascadas (waterfalls) which are next to the ranch from above. Enjoy your Margarita before dinner.
Vista Hermosa – steep climb Red hill with 360º view of the pink church of Carranza and the Lake District – canter beneath the tree rows – splash along the lake home to the ranch.
Lunch under the tree of hearts.
Steep`down to the river – crossing – up the rocks – crossing fields – up the little hill into the sunset – view of the ranch and Tula from above – canter through the fields – back to ranch crossing river. Why not relax in the Jacuzzi enjoying your favorite drink listening to Mexican music in the background.
Today the ride takes you up on the mountain. The countryside changes quickly as we begin the climb beyond the small villages into the mountains where the landscape is filled with cactus and tequila plants... visit to the well of our river – Tree of the Virgin – Lunch at a colorful Mexican Fonda trying a local dish – back passing the village of San Agustin Buenavista with its church from 1701
Dinner at Rancho Las Cascadas.
Passing through Mexican countryside with cactus and nopales, crossing old train rails you will ride today to ‘Los Organos’ a place forgotten time. The way leads you down into the canyon along rivers, wild horses, to visit the ‘Peregrinos’ Pilgrims turned into stone because they did not want to finish their pilgrimage. Picknick at the river. There the river is mixed with a warm well so it is quite nice if you like to swim a little bit.
Homewards climbing up the canyon passing through Carranza with its pink church from …. Along the lake you arrive at the ranch.
Ride in the morning (if departure is later) down to river – crossing – up the riverbank – cross fields ploughing with oxen or horses. Pass opposite hotel – back through rocky terrain.
If there is time enjoy one final lunch at hotel under the tree of heart before your departure back to the airport.
Hasta la Vista… See you soon at Rancho Las Cascadas - Your Dream Horseback Riding Vacation!
Itinerary subject to change
Departure transportation times will be arranged at the Rancho.