Bird, Ride and Eat

  • Minimum of 2 riders and max of 4 riders with one guide. Private rides available.
  • Approximately 2 hours of riding on trail, but riding time may vary depending on the pace.
  • The pace can be adjusted from laid-back touring (no riding experience required) to a faster paced ride for the experienced rider.
  • 2 hours of guided bird watching from the ranch to the traditional farmlands.
  • Depart from the city office 7:00 am. This is the suggested time, private rides can choose their start time.
  • Return around 3:00 pm, about 6 hours from pick-up to drop-off.

1 participant: 7000 pesos
2-4 participants: 4500 pesos per person
5-6 participants: 4000 pesos per person

Holiday Rates & Dates: December 19 – January 4 & October 28 – November 3

1 participant: 8000 pesos
2-4 participants: 5000 pesos per person
5-6 participants: 4500 pesos per person

Note: Add 500 pesos to turn this into an instructional ride.

  • Approximately 2 hours of riding, 2 hours of bird watching and a freshly prepared meal.
  • English speaking guide.
  • Binoculars
  • Checklist of birds
  • Round trip transport from our office in Oaxaca’s historic city.
  • Suitable clothing: long pants, long sleeves, covered shoes
  • Water bottle (refills available)
  • Sunglasses, sunscreen and insect repellent
  • Personal medication

To book

  • 200 peso discount for cash payments in pesos
  • Visa, Mastercard and Paypal accepted

To cancel

  • Horseback Mexico is a small outfitter with limited horses and guides 
  • No refunds for cancelled riding tours 
  • Activities can be rescheduled if space is available

No experience needed for this multi-disciplined adventure!

Begin the day watching the dozens of species of birds that are residents at Rancho Pitaya and in the surrounding farmlands. Your guide will instruct in how to use binoculars to recognise individual species from their behaviour, their calls and their plumage.

After a freshly prepared brunch, ride out from the ranch and into the hills of the protected communal lands where old growth cacti and beautiful wild agaves abound. Stunning panorama vistas surround the ride back to Rancho Pitaya.

Snacks and refreshments served at the end of the ride, before returning to the city of Oaxaca. 


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