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3 Hour Ride – US$58.00 per person. (min 2 riders)
4 Hour Ride – US$66.00 per person. (min 2 riders)
US$10.00 Deposit Required per Person
Rio Cuale Ride is a Horseback Ride with an experienced local cowboy Rafa (Rafael), speaking some English, who will guide you into the lush, tropical, Sierra Madre Mountains. With well behaved horses, you will visit waterfalls and experience being close to the jungle. Two tours for different levels of experience.
This ride takes you along the Rio Cuale heading into the Sierra Madre mountains. Though the ride starts just 10 minutes from Downtown Vallarta, it soon becomes another world. You will pass 2 local villages, and soon you’ll be riding in the jungle. As you ride on, the view become more and more spectacular. You are likely to see a variety of exotic wild birds. This may well include Guacamayas (Macaws), who will announce themselves very loudly. The ride is for those not wanting to ride too far, and a break at a riverside restaurant called Moro Paraiso is included in the 3 hour tour.
Option 1: A longer ride, our destination a small waterfall high in the mountains. We ride much higher and you will have views that include mountain ranges and no houses in sight. After and hour and 15 minutes of riding, we will reach Las Piletas where refreshments can be purchased. You can take a dip in the crystal clear water if you wish. This ride will take about 4 hours, depending on the length of visit at Las Piletas. Remember your swimming gear just in case!
Option 2: is for the slightly more adventurous amongst us. Most of the riding is done off road, and you will be cutting through virgin jungle. The destination is a larger natural waterfall way up into the mountain. This has a beautiful large swimming pool which is remote, and extremely beautiful. Though the riding time is similar to ride 2, it is more up and downhill. Glimpses of the bay can be had whilst way up the mountain. Remember to bring water and snacks as there is nowhere to get this on the trail.
Please remember that during rainy season, all options are available, but the water of the Rio Cuale may not be clear.
For these rides we recommend would suggest you wear jeans and sneakers, maybe a hat.
Please also remember your sunscreen, mosquito repellent and bathing suit if you wish.
Discounts for larger groups (5 or more), local residents and volunteers
Once the deposit is received we will send you instructions on getting to Paso Ancho and where you will meet your cowboy guide.
Questions E-Mail – firstname.lastname@example.org