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Rancho Xotolar

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| Cañada de la Virgen, San Miguel de Allende 37898, Mexico
+52 415 105 2622
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So much fun!

Our whole family loved this experience. The guides did a great job of making us comfortable on the... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
heidi b
Get out in the Campo

Many visitors to San Miguel have so much fun in Centro - with all the fiestas, entertainment, great... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Debra Jean S
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San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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Welcome to a Working Ranch "El Xotolar", Experience the wide open spaces of rural Mexico not like a tourist, but as a member of the Morín Ruiz Family on Xotolar Ranch. You will ride through spectacular countryside with breathtaking views and stunning landscapes.Guides Tomás and Felíx Morín share their vast knowledge and skills while keeping your safety in mind.After your ride, enjoy an authentic ranch "comida" (luncheon) of delicious, freshly prepared specialties of Xotolar Ranch along with a cold "cerveza" (beer).We are not a commercial tour company, but family owned and operated. We offer a variety of beautiful scenic rides in the mountains outside of San Miguel de Allende. We are located adjacent to ancient Pre-Hispanic Toltec Pyramids, that you will be able to clearly watch from the distance. We can prove with ID and history, that all the staff that makes the tours are the true native. Activities: Horseback Riding adventures, Ranch and Rodeo Demonstrations, Camping, Sunset and Evening Adventures Rides, Cattle Drives for Experienced riders. Hiking tour at Cañada de la Virgin Pyramid and much more, ASKING!
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“morin family” (19 reviews)
“horseback ride” (32 reviews)
“enchiladas” (25 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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| Cañada de la Virgen, San Miguel de Allende 37898, Mexico
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Our whole family loved this experience. The guides did a great job of making us comfortable on the horses, including our two kids (10 and 6). The scenery was beautiful and the morning flew by. From pick up to drop off back in San Miguel...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Many visitors to San Miguel have so much fun in Centro - with all the fiestas, entertainment, great restaurants and free Jardin concerts that they don't get out in to the countryside. This Rancho provides many options to do just that. From horseback riding, hikings,...More

Thank Debra Jean S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There's not much I could add to the other reviews already written. It is as wonderful as everyone has said, and then some. My only recommendation would be to let Chema of SMAride take you there. He is a friend of the family and an...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is my first review, but I could not leave San Miguel De Allende without mentioning this trip. It was very random for my wife and I, but we thought we’d give it a try due to the great reviews. All I can say is...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I can honestly say we totally fell in love with the Ranch and the Morin family. Leo collected us from our hotel in San Miguel de Allende and took us to the ranch, where we immediately met cows, horses, chickens, dogs, and the most beautiful...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

From the moment we were picked up by Tomas and Leo we knew this was going to be a fabulous adventure. We ranged in age from 62 to 4, 11 of us with all varying abilities. Milking cows, cheese making process, picking out hats to...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Gustavo picked us up at our casa in San Miguel and drove us out to the ranch. We helped milk the cow and they told us how they make the cheese. We had a wonderful ride - the horses are really well trained and the...More

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Reviewed 18 March 2018

This was an excellent day out. Professional communication, friendly advice, well looked after horses, superb riding through incredible landscape. I highly recommend this trip whilst you are in San Miguel, absolute value for money. Thank you Leo and all your family for your care and...More

Thank Jo W
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Reviewed 16 March 2018

I visited Rancho Xotolar with my adult daughter and my 15 year old grandson. What a FABULOUS time we had! Tomas is a caring, welcoming owner and guide. He showed us a bit of the working end of the ranch.. milking a cow, making cheese.....More

Thank HappyTraveker
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Reviewed 14 March 2018

All I can do is echo what everyone else has said---this was exceptional and the absolute highlight of our stay. We really felt like we were guests, not customers. Tomas and his family are so genuine and so friendly. The scenery was breathtaking, the horses...More

Thank Elizabeth D
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Mamagoose75
23 January 2017|
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Response from xotolarranch | Property representative |
Hello there! This is Tomas Morin native from Rancho Xotolar! Thank you very much for your interest in visiting us here at this your home! Half Day Excursion/Adventure; including; round trip transport from the staying in San... More
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OkieSusan
19 January 2017|
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Response from xotolarranch | Property representative |
Hello dear Susan This is Tomas Morin native from Rancho Xotolar! Could you please give me a phone number to call you and talk about the details!! The majority of our visitors aren't riders! They are biginers and at the end... More
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cbtraveler1
21 December 2016|
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Response from xotolarranch | Property representative |
Hello there! This is Tomas Morin native from Rancho Xotolar! Thank you very much for your interesting in visiting us here at this your home! Either one of hikes that you are mentioned are possible to do it! Package... More
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