Gabi’s Ranch Full Day Horseback Riding from 115USD!!!
Horse lovers get prepared for one of the greatest horseback riding tour you can certainly experience in the Dominican Republic! Enjoy Gabi in a tour where you will learn a whole other side of the country and see all the wild and the beauty of it!
Gabi has a genuine passion for horses and love all of them. She’s super dedicated with more than 20 years experience. When I met her she told me she doesn’t run her tour more than 2-3 days per week because doesn’t want to stress her horses so they are happy to ride and enjoy the tour as well. When I tried her tour I got the confirm. All the horses looked super healty and very well taken care of, which is a priority to me.
The ranch is located in the north area of Punta Cana, around 1 hour away (drive time) from Bavaro and on the way you can start enjoying wonderful views of the Dominican countryside. Once all the customers have arrived at the ranch (usually around 9-9:30am), then is finally the moment to meet your new friend: Gabi has many horses (although she prefers to ride in small groups) and always the right one for every rider whether first-timer, beginner or advanced.
The staff kindly will help you socialize with your horse and make you feel comfortable before getting into the saddle. These horses are very quiet and peaceful and you will have no problem to get in tune with yours. When everybody is ready to go, the tour starts and it’s finally time to enjoy the nature!
The scenery is simply amazing. Huge pastures, jungle trails, rivers give you the feeling of freedom and adventure. Dominican Republic is an excellent destination for adventure travel and a great way to see the most fascinating parts of the country is through horseback riding.After around 20 minutes is time for the 1st stop. You’ll have the chance to visit a local family living in their small hut and enjoy with them a quick breakfast eating a typical pastry made with coconut (coconete Dominicano) accompanied by a fresh juice (during this time the staff let the horses run free and they will happily try to join you in the breakfast).
When breakfast is over the tour continues. You will carry on riding through fields of plantains and a plethora of mango groves, coconut trees and lush tropical vegetation. During the way the staff will stop different times to take pictures of you taking advantage of the numorous magnificent panoramic viewpoint areas (there are no photographers in this tours so bring your own camera) and there will be moments when you can experience the gallop as well if you fancy.
Around 1:00 pm the tour reaches a river and here the customers can relax and have a bath if they want. The staff takes the horses to the water as well so you can have some fun with them. The horses used help make this tour a memorable pleasure. Here you can enjoy a picnic by the riverwith sandwiches and soft drinks. The trees all around offer also some shadow for rest.
When all the guests are ready the tour starts the way back. The itinerary lets you enjoy miles of riding on nature and rural trails. You will learn about the local fauna and flora with a knowledgeable equestrian guide. On the way you’ll see coffee and cocoa, oranges, grapefruit and mango trees. Cows, sheep, goats and pigs still live in total freedom here and you will see many of them during the tour.
More chances to take pictures, try the gallop, enjoy breath-taking views await for you on the way back. The tour does the last stop in a ranch where the customers can rest and share their experience. Here Gabi asks how the tour was and if the customers are happy and not tired she always offers some extra time of riding till the group get back to the starting point.
On horseback you can enjoy the fantastic tropical views while discovering a different lifestyle and culture of a kindly and vivacious people.Get to know the authentic Dominican countryside; taste local products, learn about island heritage and make new friends – here’s your chance for an unforgettable experience.
Get into that saddle and discover the real of the Dominican Republic by horseback!
This tour is suitable for first-timers, beginners as well as for horse riding enthusiasts.
Riding time: 5-6 hours
Duration of the trip: about 8-9 hours
Price: USD 115 per person
– Round-trip Transportation
– Horses and equipment
– Snacks and refreshments
– Picnic by the river
– Swimming in the river
What to bring
– Comfortable Clothing
– Bathing Suit
– Cash for tips
Horse breeds: Criollo and Criollo mix
Customers must fill out a waiver before starting the tour. Lunch is not included in the excursion (only sandwiches are offered) so a large breakfast is recommended before leaving your hotel. Feel free to bring some extra food as well if you prefer. Pregnant women can’t participate in the tour. There is no a minimum age. Children can participate according with the experience. Max weight 220 lbs (100 kg).