What better way to explore the jungles, rivers, waterfalls, and coastal line of Puerto Vallarta than by horseback? There is no shortage of horses (or tour guides) eager to take you on the most memorable excursion through Vallarta’s enticing tropical landscape and scenery.
Charros, or Mexican Cowboys, have been travelling the trails and terrains of Mexico by horseback for centuries. This mode of travel has been a part of the Mexican lifestyle for many years and it is an incredible, leisurely experience that we highly recommend to all of our Vallarta visitors!
Each tour company is guaranteed to provide you with exceptional customer service; ensuring that your Mexican horseback riding expectations are surpassed. Tours are customized to each riders age, skill level, and desired duration along Vallarta’s beautiful Bandera’s Bay coastal line and the Sierra Madre mountain range. Riders will often travel through rivers, waterfalls, jungles, and small villages; experiencing Mexico’s chromatic culture, cuisine, and cosmos.
The duration of your tour is up to you and can last anywhere from 3 to 5 hours, or can be scheduled over several days. Most tours will include transportation to and from your hotel, as well as breakfast, lunch, and/or dinner, depending on your customized needs. Guides ensure that each member of your tour is thoughtfully matched to the horse that best reflects his or her skill and comfort level. Prices frequently start at $47 per person and increase as the duration of the tour lengthens.
Puerto Vallarta’s horseback riding tour guides are professional, licensed individuals with expert knowledge of the surrounding habitat. They are both eager and honored to share this information with you as you travel by horse along these stunning trails. You can expect to see a variety of tropical birds and other species amongst the ancient jungles of Puerto Vallarta. Once you have reached your destination point, you can spend some time relaxing alongside a warm body of water while enjoying authentic Mexican cuisine and a calming swim before jumping back onto the saddle and returning to your tour’s starting point.
It is recommended that you bring sunscreen, insect repellant, long pants, appropriate shoes (preferably a pair that you don’t mind getting wet), and a bag to carry your camera, swim suit, bottled water, and any other personal items you wish to bring along to ensure that your horseback riding experience is comfortable and fulfilling. Prior to booking your tour, verify that each member of your group meets the age, height, and weight requirements as set out by the tour guide company.
As ranked by tripadvisor® reputable customer reviews, the top 5 horseback riding tour companies in the Puerto Vallarta area are:
1. Rancho El Charro
2. Cerro Verde Expeditions
3. Moreno’s Horseback Riding
4. Olympus Tours
5. Hipico del Mar
Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced rider, there is the perfect horseback riding tour and trail waiting for you in beautiful Puerto Vallarta.