Everything about visiting Mexico for vacation will make you feel alive. You will love the colors, the vibrancy, the welcoming people and the thousands of years of history and culture. Because Mexico is just a short flight from many major U.S. cities, this is a great destination for a short getaway. When you plan your getaway to Mexico, make sure to include a horseback tour. These tours take you to regions of the country that are not easily accessible by other means of transportation and put you in the middle of many of the country’s culture hot spots.
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Hidden Trails

Hidden Trails has the experience you want in a horseback riding tour operator. The owners have traveled several times across the country to find the best horse breeding farms and bring in only the finest horses. This company has selected only the finest equestrian trips available in Mexico, offering you the opportunity to gallop through open grasslands or ride through small villages. You can even book a tour where you can relax at a hacienda at the end of the day before climbing back up on the horse for more tours and exploring. You can explore canyons, mountains and more during a tour with Hidden Trails. No matter what your vacation dreams are, Hidden Trails will help you find the best horseback riding tour for you, your time available and your budget.

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Rancho Baaxal

Enjoy a horseback riding tour from a ranch that is like no other in Mexico. Rancho Baaxal is a well-kept secret that is hidden deep in the jungle and offers a natural environment for vacationers to enjoy. Baaxal is a Mayan word for “a place to have fun” and the operators of this ranch make it their first priority that the horses are healthy, happy and having fun. They also work to make sure all visitors are having fun too. One of the best tour offered through Rancho Baaxal is the Full Moon Tour that takes you out through the moonlit jungle and out onto Maroma Beach. It is a tour you do not want to miss out on.

Horseback Mexico

Horseback Mexico is based in the Oaxaca area and offers some of the greatest tours in North America. During your horseback riding tour you will get an up close look at the region’s biodiversity and rich culture. You can enjoy day riding tours or plan an entire vacation with a stay at an authentic guest ranch at Rancho Pitaya. With more than 40 years of combined experience, Horseback Mexico can offer you the vacation adventure you are looking for.

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Equitours will take you to explore many of the regions of Mexico that are rich with culture and historical heritage. You will visit lands once occupied by Mayans, Aztecs and Conquistadores as you explore an unspoiled countryside during a horseback riding vacation. All horses with Equitours are well trained and riders are matched to the best mount for their individual riding needs. No matter what your riding skill level is, you will be able to gallop for miles and miles. Guided trips are available to Aztec sites, as well as many other excursions hosted through Equitours.

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Rancho Las Cascadas

Set high above the mountain plains in Mexico you will find Rancho Las Cascadas. This ranch has more than 500,000 acres of pristine countryside, complete with guided trails and open-ranges for horseback riding. Tours and riding packages are available for riders of all abilities. Tourists not wanting to go out on horseback can also book sightseeing, cultural and shopping tours through the ranch. Rancho Las Cascadas offers plenty of opportunity to relax in style and see Mexico like you have never seen it before.

Taking a horseback riding tour is a fun and unique way to see Mexico. Many of these tours will take you to places that are not easily accessible by vehicles and can only be reached by foot or on horse. Next time you plan a trip to Mexico, make plans to enjoy one of the available horseback riding tours.

Heather Landon (Heather Leigh Carroll) is a freelance writer with more than 20 years of experience. She has combined two of her passions – writing and travel – to share her experiences with others. You can read more of her articles at Examiner.com.