Cancun

Horseback Riding and Cenote Swim from Cancun or Playa del Carmen

Cancun, Mexico
Horsebackriding
  • 3 hours
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

Adventure through the Yucatan peninsula's jungle during this tour that combines horseback riding and swimming in a cenote. You're provided with snacks, towels, water, and all necessary horseback riding equipment. Round-trip transportation from Playa del Carmen or Cancun included.
  • Take a trip through the Yucatan jungle on horseback
  • No horseback riding experience necessary
  • Snacks, water, and towels provided
  • Round-trip transportation from Cancun or Playa del Carmen

What's Included

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Professional guide
  • All necessary equipment
  • Bottled water, soft drinks and snacks at the end of the activity
  • Use of lockers and towels
  • Gratuities
  • Photo of your adventure (available to purchase, US $40)

Meeting And Pickup

You can head directly to the meeting point, or request pickup

Meeting point

  • El Dorado Royale
    Carr. Cancún - Tulum Km. 55.3, 77710 Playa del Carmen, Q.R., Mexico

    El tour se encuentra dentro del complejo Dorado Royale, al inicio del sendero.

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

Start time

09:00 AM

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

Pickup details

Se le contactará para confirmar el horario de recogida asi como el hotel vía correo electrónico, la hora de inicio de la actividad es diferente a la hora de recogida

What To Expect

Choose from several departure times for convenient pickup from your Cancun or Playa del Carmen hotel. In a comfortable tour vehicle, travel to Rancho Bonanza, where you're introduced to your horse. Riders are matched with horses based on experience level; riders of all levels can be accommodated. Horses at Rancho Bonanza have been rescued, rehabilitated, and retrained. 

Spend the next portion of the tour exploring the jungle, observing and learning about the local flora and fauna as you travel. You also learn about the local practice of making bubblegum from materials found in the peninsula's forest. Once you reach a natural cenote, or limestone sinkhole, dismount for a swim in the cool water. Towels are provided for you, but please bring your swimsuit if you plan on swimming. 

Enjoy drinks and snacks before returning to Rancho Bonanza. Then catch your ride back to Cancun or Playa del Carmen for drop-off.

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Maximum weight is 220 lbs (100 kg)
  • It is recommended that you bring biodegradable sunscreen and biodegradable insect repellent, a camera, sunglasses, long pants for riding, and a swimsuit
  • Some experience on horseback is recommended
  • Minimum age is 14
  • We can only operate the activity with 2 children per schedule and minors are considered from 14 to 17 years old.
  • Estar bajo los efectos de bebidas alcohólicas es un impedimento para tu participación
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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Susan_K
When our boat trip got canceled due to high winds we had to pivot & found this option. We are so glad we did. It was a very enjoyable morning! The tour guide was so informative & a great experience for all. We saw monkeys! Had a great horse riding experience (4 of us & 4 “cowboys” with us) so felt very safe. And swimming in the cenote was great. There were lots of fun animals (all rescues) to see in the ranch as well. Highly recommend this tour!

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A fun & informative adventure!
Susan_K, Apr 2024
When our boat trip got canceled due to high winds we had to pivot & found this option. We are so glad we did. It was a very enjoyable morning! The tour guide was so informative & a great experience for all. We saw monkeys! Had a great horse riding experience (4 of us & 4 “cowboys” with us) so felt very safe. And swimming in the cenote was great. There were lots of fun animals (all rescues) to see in the ranch as well. Highly recommend this tour!
Rancho Bonanza best day ever!
Trish_M, Mar 2024
Our family had such an amazing day at Rancho Bonanza, it really was the highlight of our trip. Paolas storytelling during our ride (& walk) was educational and fun. We rode Papilote, Cinnimon & Don Julio. All these animals have been given a 2nd chance at life, after various injuries and issues that may have lead them to become horse meat. They are doing excellent work at Rancho Bonanza & we are grateful for the chance to ride in this beautiful peaceful place & meet the horses & ranchers. We would definitely recommend this to everyone & plan on coming back next year.
Loved it
James_H, Jan 2024
This was the very best! Learned so much about the jungle! We highly recommend this even if you never rode a horse before. Guides were always there to help and would led those riders untl they were comfortable. Their animals are loved and cared for. Would give them a 10 if we could!
Unforgettable experience!
Yasmine_B, Dec 2023
My daughters and I went horseback riding and swimming in a cenote, and the experience was amazing and unforgettable. This is exactly why I chose to travel with my daughters during the holidays—to teach them the value of life experiences. This trip was exactly what we needed. The horses were beautiful and well-maintained, and everything about this place was stunning. I highly recommend it. It even comes with a hilarious and awesome tour guide and a 'paparazzi' to capture your beautiful moments.
Transportation goof
Marcie_M, Dec 2023
Trip advisor on the phone screwed up transportation and the whole trip. I have been denied cab ride fare getting there. I’d like a manager to call me. Not fair and a long story but made for stressful adventure The horse ranch guide made transportation ride arrangements for us thankfully.
Great ride in the jungle
Celine_F, Nov 2023
My best friend and I really enjoyed this tour. The guides and cowboys are all super friendly and you can tell how much they care about the horses. All the horses have been rescued and rehabilitated so they can live an easy comfortable life taking leisurely jungle walks. Our guide also told us about the Mayan connection with all the different trees around us as well as the cenote. Highly recommend this tour to anyone, horse back riders of all experience because it was very enjoyable and I could see all the good work they are doing with the animals!
scam
Stefan_F, Oct 2023
Never got picked up. We wrote the operator multiple times but he didn‘t answer in time. also they won‘t refund. better don‘t waste your money on this scam.
Great Experience
William_T, Aug 2023
I’m sorry to be writing this review so late! I thought I had left one already, but apparently I did not. The trip was very memorable and the guides were outstanding. They even helped me work on my Spanish along the way. I love that the horses used are rescues. An appropriate horse was chosen and we were also given information about the local flora and fauna. The cenote swim was outstanding and everyone should do it at least once. We are planning on returning to the Riviera Maya in the next year or so and I will definitely do this again.
The ride was nice, though...
MICHELLE_H, Jul 2023
The ride was nice, though definitely meant for beginners. Loved the educational aspect of the activity: history, plants/trees/animals, and the legends. The swim in the cenote was nice, though very brief.
Great experience!
Mary_T, Jun 2023
Great experience! Staff was super kind and gave great history. Horses are well cared for. Not rushed.
Favorite outing
Lori_K, Apr 2023
This was so much fun. Paula was our guide and spoke English with a headset. There is also a Spanish speaking guide. Paula was sweet and well informed. I asked for a gentle horse and they gave me Cinnamon, who was a perfect angel. The cenote was afterward. There is a place to change clothes, shower, and towels, provided as well as 2 bottles of water during ride and cenote and snacks. The cenote has steps or you can jump off a short rock. It was our favorite outing.
Horrible
JOHN_M, Apr 2023
They refused access and ruined our day and we could ride and they didn't care so I would NOT recommend
Beautiful way to experience the jungle
Cameron_L, Apr 2023
Great experience. Really nice horse ride through the jungle paths. Lovely way to see things. Julio was my horse and Lily was my guide. Both were great. Everything was very well organised and professionally run. From being picked up in the morning on time, met at arrival, meeting the horses, safety briefings to the riding. There was one guide on horse per customer so you were personally supervised for the entire ride. I had no riding experience and everything was easy. Would highly recommend this trip.
Wonderful Excursion
Megan_L, Mar 2023
Our guide Lily was wonderful. She was funny and explained the culture and agriculture of the area so well. I had fun and learned so much about the Mayan people. I also love that every horse at the ranch is a rescue. And I saw a wild pig!
New Experience and loved it!
Undraia_J, Mar 2023
Fun experience! I was a little worried since Ive never rode a horse before. We were well taken care of by the crew there. Both Lily and Paula were great! It was a great combination of activities. If you’re scared of water though, the cenote is pretty deep.
Rancho
Tiffany_H, Jan 2023
Wonderful location, staff was amazing. Safe barn practices. Please read website on weight requirements before booking to ensure safety for all.
Wonderful experience
DianeC_L, Nov 2022
Excellent staff Great safety Wonderful combo of riding, seeing the jungle , history of the area , and swimming in the cenote. It was wonderful. The experience accommodates beginners for sure
Amazing time
Thomas_S, Sep 2022
Wow. Everything from the transport to the welcome to the riding and cenote was over the top good. Yes you ride the horses and it is lovely winding through the jungle but there is so much more. You learn about the trees, hear stories, meet animals and try the honey they make on site. The cenote is beautiful and private and so beautiful and you are well looked after with drinks and a snack. A lovely experience.
Loved it!
Fatima_J, Aug 2022
It was a great experience. Everyone was very friendly and helpful. Loved riding the horse and learning more about the Mayan culture/history. The cenote swim was the perfect way to end our adventure!
amazing, highly recommend
Safia_J, Aug 2022
loved every second of it! did this tour with my sister. our guide was amazing (sorry can't remember his name) and the group of women we were with also were great!! (shoutout to them from North Carolina) very informative and kind workers
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