Horseback Riding and Cenote Swim from Cancun or Playa del Carmen

Cancun, Mexico

From USD 110.00

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 3 hours
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


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

Meeting point

  • Cancun
    Cancun, Cancun, Yucatan Peninsula

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

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 travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Maximum weight is 220 lbs (100 kg)
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • 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 8
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • We can only operate the activity with 2 children per schedule and minors are considered from 8 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 travellers

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 cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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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


1,298 reviews
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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, July 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, June 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.
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.
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, Sept 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
Fantastic experience
Richard_W, Aug 2022
Fantastic tour guides were really friendly and informative. Great experience riding through the jungle topped off by swimming in a cenote highly recommend
Madison_B, Aug 2022
This was a great experience! The guides were so helpful and made you feel comfortable with the horses. The cenote swim was pretty!
It was an excellent...
Jean_L, Aug 2022
It was an excellent experience with the horses🐎🐴🐎🐴. Me and my wife really enjoyed the hospitality with the crews
Great activity
Ishema_J, July 2022
It was a very great experience, employees were so nice and communicating was great . Definitely recommend
Wonderful ride and memory
Alex_m, July 2022
The horses were well cared for and great to ride. The staff was friendly, knowledgeable and fun. Loved all the animals. We saw spider monkeys and iguanas and swam in a beautiful cenote after the ride. Wonderful experience!
Make sure u get ALL the what not to do. U will b ripped off
Keynia_B, June 2022
We were kicked off the ranch because my fiancé had a drink prior to coming. They stated that we should’ve been told not to drink but that was not mentioned AT ALL. I tried calling / emailing Viator but they were no help and didn’t want to refund my money. No where on the website does it state note to consume alcohol. Some folks really don’t know! Anyway we couldn’t ride the horses We lost the money and they didn’t want to help whatsoever
I want my money back
Brittney_T, Apr 2022
I would like for the manager to contact me, ASAP. We arrived to horse back ride in rainy weather. We were told by the staff that it was unsafe to ride due to the rain and lightening. We asked for raincoats and they said they had none available.

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