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Escape to Ajusco


Itinerary for Escape to Ajusco



We have rides from one hour for the beginners to up to 12 hours for the most experienced riders.
Enjoy a beautiful sunset over Mexico City from one of the volcanoes near the Ranch, take a ride to a Hidden Village called Capulin or go with the pilgrims to a famous town called Chalma...The choice is yours!
You can design your own itinerary from a selection of our most popular rides.

Ride Samples

Hidden Village "Capulín"
Duration: 5 hours
Difficulty: novice to
experienced
This ride is one of our favorites; rapidly changing landscapes and wide dirt roads. In the morning you will be taken in our SUV's to the starting point of this trail, just a 15 minute drive away from the Ranch. The horses will be waiting for us in a place called "Las Cruces" and from there we will hop on and start riding. For the first 2 hours we will be riding through an open landscape where you can canter your horse at your own pace. The village is hidden behind a small mountain so we will have to ride for half an hour in the woods up and down the hills. After that part, a beautiful Valley opens up in the horizon; you’ll see the village “Capulín” in a slope of a hill and some local farmers from the village taking care of their potato fields.
You will have the opportunity to purchase cold beverages and maybe even try a local specialty called “Conejo”. It’s a very traditional local drink, prepared with sweet syrups, rompope and liquor. After the break, we will ride back to the starting point and hopefully see some wild horses on our way. We will arrive to Las Cruces at around 2 pm, load the horses back to the trailer and drive to the Ranch where lunch will be waiting.

Volcano El Arenal
Duration: 2.5 hours
Difficulty: beginners to
experienced
This beautiful crater called "Arenal" or Menzotepec, is located in between of Ajusco Town and Mexico City. The ride from the Ranch to this old volcano is mainly on wide paths. The view from this volcano is absolutely amazing, you can see the whole metropolis from the top. We can do a night trail to el Arenal and watch how the sun sets on Mexico City!

Riding to "Los Chivos"
Duration: 2 hours
Difficulty: beginners to
experienced
A ride to Los Chivos will take you out from the backdoor of the Ranch to the varied landscapes behind the Ranch. We like to take our guests on this ride on their first days at the Ranch because it's a great way to get a feeling of the surrounding countryside. We will get out from the back door of the Ranch, and ride by the edges of Ajusco Town for a while before heading up to the hills behind the Stables.

Agua De Cadenas and Wild Horses
Duration: 6 hours
Difficulty: intermediate to
experienced
Agua de Cadenas is a very small village, with only a few habitants, located in the middle of wilderness. It is a common rest place for pilgrims who walk three days to Chalma. On this trail, with a bit of luck, you’ll have the opportunity to spot a herd of wild horses. Usually they are very eager to get close and follow our groups. This ride starts from “Las Cruces” where the horses will be waiting for us at 9 am. The ride to a small town called Agua de Cadenas takes around 3 hours; you can grab a cold beverage and take a break before the three hour way back to the meeting point.

The Sanctuary of Chalma
Duration: 12 hours
Difficulty: experienced

Chalma is a small community in Mexico State. Its small population is almost completely dedicated to the pilgrims who come to visit the Sanctuary of Chalma, the second most-important pilgrimage site in Mexico. The sanctuary is dedicated to an image of what many people describe as a "black Christ" on a cross that legend says miraculously appeared in an area cave where the worship of a deity commonly known as Oxtoteotl used to take place.
Chalma is a popular destination for catholic pilgrims mostly during December and Easter. This is one of our longest trails, so we only accept experienced riders on this ride.
On this ride you'll get to ride from mountainous paths to open fields. Arriving to Chalma, you can walk around in the small streets, buy local hand-crafts and sweets from the market and get a close look on the famous "Señor de Chalma" Church.

La Marquesa National Park
Duration: 6 hours
Difficulty: intermediate to experienced

La Marquesa is a National Park where many tourists, mainly Mexican, arrive to practice all kind of outdoor activities. During this ride, you'll experience varied terrain from open landscapes to small paths in the woods. At the end of the trail, we take a race to the meeting point where our staff will have a barbeque ready for you. The horses will be transported to the Ranch in trailers and riders in SUV's. The arrival is around 4 pm, so you'll have the rest of the evening to enjoy all the amenities at the Ranch.

Lagoons of Zempoala
Duration: 5 hours
Difficulty:
intermediate to experienced
This is a trail to a Natural Park near the state of Morelos, where the water from the mountains stays in the valleys between them forming lagoons. We will have a meal waiting on us by the water, and you have the possibility to buy ice-cold beverages like beer, sodas and others.
The meeting point is at "Las Cruces", where the horses will be waiting for us. Ride through open landscapes to Capulín and from there, we will keep going all the way to the lagoons, where a lunch and transportation will be waiting for us.
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Escape to Ajusco
Tour Code: IT-MXRG01
3 days / 2 nights ~$550.00
Dates : Available all Year

Difficulty : Riding Level
Riding Level Explained
ABeginner
Beginner A rider who has limited experience, is unable to post the trot and does not canter.
BNovice
Novice A rider who is capable of mounting and dismounting unassisted, capable of applying basic aids, comfortable and in control at the walk, moderate length posting trots, and short canters.
CIntermediate
Intermediate A rider who has a firm seat, is confident and in control at all paces (including posting trots, two point canters and gallops), but does not ride regularly.
D Strong Intermediate
Strong Intermediate An intermediate rider who is currently riding regularly and is comfortable in the saddle for at least 6 hours per day.
EAdvanced
All of the above, plus an independent seat, soft hands, and capable of handlinga spirited horse in open country.
Lodging: Standard
Lodging Level Explained
   
= Facilities in lodges, estancias, haciendas, resorts, etc.
   
Basic lodging - some with shared bathroom facilities, usually no AC or room service.
Regular standard room - usually with private bath.
 Accommodations with superior comforts.
   
 = Trips with nights in tent camps. Sometimes the first and last night are in hotels.
   
Basic tent camping - everyone helps out with camp chores.
Regular standard with some camp amenities and camp cook.
Camping facilities with superior comforts like camp shower, bathroom facility..
   
 = Trips that combine nights in hotels and camping.
   
Basic accommodation and basic camping facilities can be expected.
Regular standard with some nicer amenities.
Only assigned to hotel and camping facilities with superior comforts.

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A 2020 01/01 - 12/31 3d / 2n 3 day trip, AP 1 /8 Reserve
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Tack: Mostly Mexican Charro or Western Tack,...
Horses: Warmbloods, Quarter Horses, Haflinger ...
Pace: moderate with trots and canters, some ...
Walk, Trot, Canter, Gallop,
Airport: Mexico City
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