A Horseback Adventure Somewhere in México

An extraordinary vacation for people who enjoy the contrasts of rugged natural beauty discovered while on horseback and the finest accommodations in authentic historic haciendas and spas.


Puerto Vallarta Horseback Riding Tours - Rancho el CharroDay # 1. Fly or drive to the small town of El Rosario from Guadalajara or Puerto Vallarta. We will help you to make your transportation plan depending on the hour you arrive to Mexico.

Visit El Manto natural hot springs.

You will be transported by Suburban to stay the night at Hotel and Hot Springs Las Arenas in the nearby town of Amatlan de Cañas. The hotel has two pools fed by natural hot springs for your enjoyment.

Visit the historic town plaza and church and have dinner in a wonderful restaurant just off the plaza and do some late shopping in the interesting shops surrounding the plaza.

Day # 2. Arise early and after breakfast at the hotel ride out on excellent trail horses provided by Rancho El Charro. Ride along a beautiful river and over mountains and see mines, aqueducts and ruins of haciendas built by the Spanish Conquistadores. Stop for a rest and picnic lunch on the trail. Arrive on horseback to the town of San Marcos and visit the historic church. You will be met here by our car which will drive you to the town of Etzetlan and the incredible Hotel El Centenario where you will spend the night. Dinner will be on the plaza in yet another historic building now a restaurant.

Day #3. You will enjoy another day riding after a great breakfast prepared at Hotel El Centenario. You will see the mines of El Amparo and haciendas as well as many interesting remains of the mining operations. This is mainly mountain riding with fantastic views. You will be met on the trail by our car and taken to the jewel of our trip…Hacienda El Carmen, a luxury authentic hacienda built in 1535 and furnished in antiques and sporting a Spa and pool and excellent food! See www.hdaelcarmen.com The sauna and Jacuzzi are ready for you to relax and unwind. Prepare to be pampered!

Puerto Vallarta Horseback Riding Tours - Rancho el CharroDay # 4. After a wonderful breakfast prepared in the haciendas kitchen you have the option of taking yet another wonderful horseback ride to the archeological site of Guachimontones pyramids, geysers and the small town of Teuchitlan or if you would prefer you may schedule spa treatments and massages or perhaps a Temescal . You will receive one complimentary massage and their spa has a large variety of other Spa options available.

You may also take a side trip to the Guachimontones pyramids or Piedras Bolas by car.

Dinner is served in the portico. The lovely game room is available with satellite T.V., billiards, cards, or dominos available for your use. Stay the night in the comfort of Hacienda El Carmen’s impeccably furnished antique bedrooms.

Day # 5. You will be taken by car 45 mins. To Guadalajara, the capital city of the state of Jalisco. Here your lodging will be at Villa Ganz a small boutique hotel conveniently located in Guadalajara near shopping and historic sites. See www.villaganz.com

A tour of the city is organized by the hotel and is a wonderful chance to see the most interesting sites on a personalized tour.

Day # 6. Fly to Puerto Vallarta for a special day in the sun! You will stay at Hacienda Playa Grande in comfortable rooms in the spacious garden on the banks of a tropical river and surrounded by jungle and mountains. Rancho El Charro is part of the haciendas amenities and a 3 hour horseback ride in the area is included for you. Also you may enjoy the pool and Jacuzzi or opt for a hike along the river, bird watching, mountain biking or just relax. Breakfast and dinner included.

Day # 7. Enjoy a leisurely breakfast and later an activity in the area or drive to downtown Puerto Vallarta only 15 minutes away. Sunset sail along the coast with dinner is included to make your evening unforgettable.

Day # 8. After breakfast Adios y Hasta Pronto!

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