How can I reserve my trip?
Do not hesitate on contacting us us by email, calling us and sending a message on our website. Let us know the dates you have in mind and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible. You will confirm your stay with a 30% non-refundable deposit. If you cannot come to the Ranch or you have to cancel your reservation, the deposit can be applied for you next visit within one year.
What kind of tack do you offer for rides?
Mostly we use Mexican Charro or Western Tack, but we have some other tacks available upon request; English, Australian, Galápagos and Women's Saddles.
What is the best time of the year to visit Rancho Guadalupe?
Best time to visit the Ranch is all year expect June, July and August due to the rainy season. Winter is mostly dry and temperate in Ajusco, the climate is suitable for riding all-year-round.
What is the average temperature?
Mexico City has a temperate humid climate and the average annual temperature is 16 degrees Celsius (60F). The highest temperature usually occurs from March to May from 25 Celsius (77F) and the lowest temperature at night in January (5?C, 41?F). Summer is the rainiest season in Mexico City, in Ajusco it rains approximately 1200 mm per year.
When should I reserve my trip?
On high season we would appreciate your early reservation. On December, Easter and Holiday season we have more guests coming than during low seasons. Ask for special prices for low season and last-minute reservations.
How can I pay my trip?
In high season we expect a 30% non-refundable deposit to confirm your trip. You can pay the rest with a credit card on our website, electronic transfer, paypal or arriving to the ranch in cash (Mexican pesos/US dollars).
Can I participate eventhough I can't ride?
Of course! If you don't how to ride, you will have to request for a private wrangler for riding in the wilderness. He will help you at all times.
We also have two paddocks where you can practice or take some riding lessons in English if you do not feel sure about riding in the wilderness. We also have many other activities for people who are not that in to riding and just want to experience the lifestyle in a real Mexican Ranch. Check out our tourist excursions also if you feel like getting to know history and culture near Mexico City.
In what cases can I cancel my trip?
Weather conditions are not accepted as a reason for a cancellation. If you already paid your non-refundable confirmation deposit, we will consider the deposit for your next visit with in one year. For more information, check out our Cancellation Policy.
Do you have transportation from the airport to the Ranch or can I arrive on my own?
We can arrange transportation from any location in Mexico City or you can also arrive to the Ranch by Über (300-700 pesos) or airport taxi (700-900 pesos). We will give you the detailed directions if you wish to arrive on your own.
What is the pace in riding trips?
Usually when on a riding trip, the guides mostly walk on a fast pace because the terrain is very varied from ups and downs to open fields. We don´t have that strict rules on the trails for example, everyone doesn’t have to stay behind the guides or in a formal order. If you want to canter, we will show you the perfect places to do so and there are many open and straight places suitable for cantering.
Can I participate eventough I have never ridden before?
We recommend our trails for medium-advanced to experienced riders who are capable to control a spirited, well-fed, horse. All our horses are very well trained and experienced in the fields and they do not get scared easily. Some of the horses are less energetic than the others but mainly they are not for people who have never gotten on a horse. We can arrange short rides for people who have never been on a horse. All beginners should pay for a private wrangler who is there at all times to attend and help you with the horse.
What type of riding gear do you recommend?
We recommend riding boots or similar, jeans or riding pants, lots of layer (coat, shirts and other) because the terrain is very varied, it can be chilly in the woods and hot in the open areas where the sun shines without any shade. We highly recommend using a sombrero or a helmet (can be borrowed at the Ranch). Sunscreen lotion is also very important.
What is the distance to the nearest airport?
38 kilometers (23 miles) and normally about 45 minutes. When it is holiday season or rush-hour, the transfer can take up to 1.5 to 2 hours. We offer transportation from the Mexico City airport (or other meeting point at the capital-area) to our clients for 50 USD/car.