Horse riding tour to rio muchacho organic farm

Cabalgatas Canoa are very excited to be offering horse tours to the Rio Muchacho organic farm and eco-lodge.  It is the number one thing to do in Canoa as rated by Trip Advisor and recommended in Lonely Planet.

It’s 11 hectares have been developed as a sustainable farm and learning centre based on  agroecology and permaculture principles. The property has areas of food forests in addition to a large vegetable garden, pasture and agroforestry areas, models of alternative energy,   rotational animal raising areas and a meditation and yoga garden, overlooking the river. There are over a hundred crops rotated throughout the year, and the farm is home to many pigs, chickens, dogs, ducks, cats, composting worms, cows, guinea pigs, and horses.

After a memorable horse ride of around 4 hours you will arrive at Rio Muchacho organic farm. Freshly prepared meals using the farm produce are available for $5 with accommodation starting at $10. We are sure that this tour will be something you will remember for years to come!

Take a look for yourself at:  www.riomuchacho.com Activities at Rio Muchacho – There is so much to see and do here after you have spent some time relaxing in the stunning surroundings:
  • Hike through the jungle to see howler monkeys and swim in a waterfall
  • Making cheese with fresh milk
  • Making chocolate from fresh cacao beans
  • Harvesting and cooking vegetables and making vegetarian treats
  • Cut palm seeds and tagua to make rings and pendants
  • Make your own cups and spoons from a gourd.
  • Go fishing for river shrimp
  • Apply a local medicinal clay face mask from the farm.

There is plenty to entertain the entire family. One day won’t be enough. There is wonderful eco-lodge accommodation available and we are certain that you will want to prolong your stay.

Our Rio Muchacho horse tour will be a fantastic way to start your time at the organic farm, book your tour today! ​

Singular rider

Canoa to Rio muchacho –$90

Rio Muchacho to Canoa – $90

2+ riders per party

Canoa to Rio muchacho –$70 per rider

Rio Muchacho to Canoa – $70 per rider

We will always meet your high expectations. Let us show you our beautiful piece of paradise. It’ll take your breath away.

But dont just take our word for it. Read the reviews for yourself:

  • star rating  We spent an excellent three hours riding to the beach and back. Two of our three participants had never rode before so our guide Miguel took it very slow and... read more

    Michael B
    1 July 2021

    star rating  2 couples we went for the afternoon, what a great experience. Super friendly owner she was excellent. The horses were well behaved and we had a super afternoon. Nice ride... read more

    Resort28217193053
    27 August 2021

    star rating  I went to Ecuador for my honey moon and spent 4 days in Canoa, with Graeme & Zia who run Cabalgatas Canoa. Riding their lovely horses at the beach it's... read more

    Maria Mandita
    1 June 2019
  • star rating  Zia and Graeme are wonderful folks who care for loads of animals. My boyfriend and I did the whole day trip starting out in the forest, stopped at the... read more

    n00b3r3ll4
    19 June 2019

    star rating  Amazing experience with everyone at Rancho San Antonio. The horses are beautiful and awesome to ride. I did some volunteering work for a month that I would highly recommend if... read more

    Marie D
    1 July 2019

    star rating  We had an amazing experience with the horses at the beach. A dream came true for me. My 9 year old daughter and my partner, who was sitting on a... read more

    Tanja G
    12 February 2019
  • star rating  Horseback riding with Cabalgatas Canoa was an amazing experience. I went with my girlfriend and we chose a full day ride including a visit at the local craft brewery hidden... read more

    Eduardo A
    1 May 2019

    star rating  I did the whole day trip starting on the beach then heading up into the forest to the brewery and back down to their ranch. Zia and Graeme are fantastic... read more

    Swelch89
    1 June 2019

    star rating  We had a wonderful afternoon on beautiful horses with great company. Thanks for the memories ️ will book again next time we're in canoa.

    Gavin W
    4 January 2020
  • star rating  My daughter and I visited here in early June and had a wonderful day. Zia was wonderful, we will definitely go back!!!
    Highly recommended

    Sandie V
    21 June 2018

    star rating  We had a wonderful afternoon on beautiful horses with great company. Thanks for the memories ❤️ will book again next time we're in canoa.

    Gavin W
    1 January 2020

    star rating  I went to Ecuador for my honey moon and spent 4 days in Canoa, with Graeme & Zia who run Cabalgatas Canoa. Riding their lovely horses at the beach it's... read more

    Maria M
    7 July 2019
  • star rating  Amazing experience with everyone at Rancho San Antonio. The horses are beautiful and awesome to ride. I did some volunteering work for a month that I would highly recommend if... read more

    Marie D
    6 November 2019

    star rating  We spent an excellent three hours riding to the beach and back. Two of our three participants had never rode before so our guide Miguel took it very slow and... read more

    Michael B
    10 August 2021

    star rating  Brilliant ride in a wonderful location with awesome horses! There are a variety of amazing horses to suit whatevery level you ride at and the price is great for the... read more

    AlexandEmily
    4 October 2018
  • star rating  We had a wonderful afternoon on beautiful horses with great company. Thanks for the memories ❤️ will book again next time we're

    Gavin W
    1 May 2019

    star rating  Four of us really enjoyed a special time. Rode the super-well-behaved horses to the beach and back. Miguel was very attentive without being intrusive. My husband, virtually first... read more

    Aileen013
    1 August 2021

    star rating  Zia and Graeme are wonderful folks who care for loads of animals. My boyfriend and I did the whole day trip starting out in the forest, stopped at the... read more

    n00b3r3ll4
    1 May 2019
  • star rating  We had a wonderful afternoon on beautiful horses with great company. Thanks for the memories ❤️ will book again next time we're in canoa.

    gavinw757
    4 January 2020

    star rating  Four of us really enjoyed a special time. Rode the super-well-behaved horses to the beach and back. Miguel was very attentive without being intrusive. My husband, virtually first... read more

    Aileen013
    1 July 2021

    star rating  Horseback riding with Cabalgatas Canoa was an amazing experience. I went with my girlfriend and we chose a full day ride including a visit at the local craft brewery hidden... read more

    Eduardo A
    31 May 2019
  • star rating  I was nervous about the horse ride at first. I was taking young inexperienced children with me. But right away Zia and Miguel had things under control! We... read more

    X2085FJrachelc
    22 July 2018

    star rating  My friend and I booked this tour at the end of our 2 week holiday in Ecuador. She rode horses all throughout her childhood and I have been on a... read more

    Sonya S
    1 April 2020

    star rating  We had a wonderful afternoon on beautiful horses with great company. Thanks for the memories ️ will book again next time we're in canoa.

    gavinw757
    4 January 2020
  • star rating  I did the whole day trip starting on the beach then heading up into the forest to the brewery and back down to their ranch. Zia and Graeme are fantastic... read more

    Swelch89
    21 June 2019

    star rating  My friend and I booked this tour at the end of our 2 week holiday in Ecuador. She rode horses all throughout her childhood and I have been on a... read more

    Sonya S
    1 November 2019

    star rating  Had a lovely beach ride with Zia and her new workers from South Africa and Germany.....enjoyed the lovely scenery, company and the horses were well cared for. As a... read more

    Penny J
    8 July 2018
  • star rating  I volunteered for Cabalgatas Canoa for 2 months. Having done numerous trail rides around the world it was lovely to see how much time and effort goes into making sure... read more

    cerim377
    12 March 2019

    star rating  Amazing experience with everyone at Rancho San Antonio. The horses are beautiful and awesome to ride. I did some volunteering work for a month that I would highly recommend if... read more

    Marie D
    1 November 2019

    star rating  We had a wonderful afternoon on beautiful horses with great company. Thanks for the memories ❤️ will book again next time we're in canoa.

    Gavin W
    4 January 2020

INCLUDED ON ALL OF OUR TOURS:

  • Fit, healthy horse, one per rider!
  • EU standard safety riding helmets available to all of our clients
  • Comfortable and safe, high quality English or American tack
  • Qualified and experienced guide. (Bilingual guide available for additional cost)
  • Photographs and video taken on the tour
  • Returning clients receive a 10% discount on their tour or lessons

 

FOR YOUR COMFORT AND SAFETY:

  • Please wear long trousers or jeans and enclosed shoes or boots
  • Bring sunscreen, sun hat and insect repellent

Booking conditions

  • To confirm booking, payment for your horse riding tour must be received in full
  • If you need to cancel or modify your booking, it must be with a minimum of 48 hours notice in order to receive a refund or to reschedule
  • You must be ready 15 minutes before the tour start time. If you arrive late, the tour may depart without you or be cut short, and you may lose your payment
  • Inclement Weather: Canoa has varied weather and we may have to cancel with full refund or to reschedule in case of storms or heavy rains
  • For the welfare of our horses a weight restriction of 100 kg / 220 lbs applies
  • Riders will need to find their way to the ranch, or we can collect you and drop you off for $15 round trip to and from Canoa. (Bahia is additional cost.)