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$39 - Scenic Horseback Ride in Bandy Canyon, Reg. $90

Sold out - This deal was published November 05, 2012 and sold out November 15, 2012.
$39 - Scenic Horseback Ride in Bandy Canyon, Reg. $90
By Travelzoo Staff
Saddle up for a scenic trail ride along the 144 acres of The Ranch at Bandy Canyon, a "secluded" property (North County Times) nestled deep in the San Pasqual Valley and dotted with rustic cabins and ancient eucalyptus trees. For just $39 per person, normally $90, take a guided 90-minute horseback ride past the San Diego Safari Park, Lake Hodges and the San Pasqual Battlefield.

Why we love it

  • For $39 per person, saddle up for a guided horseback ride at The Ranch at Bandy Canyon
  • Regularly $90, this 90-minute experience takes you past the Safari Park and Lake Hodges
  • The ranch boasts 144 acres of land dotted with rustic cottages and eucalyptus trees
  • All necessary equipment and instruction are included
  • The activity is suitable for all experience levels
  • Or, make it a couple's ride for $99 and enjoy a bottle of wine with cheese after the ride


Nov. 5, 2012 - May 9, 2013


The Ranch at Bandy Canyon
16251 Bandy Canyon Road
Escondido, CA 92025
(See Map)
Tel: 760-871-6494

What's included

  • You'll be provided all necessary equipment, including saddle and helmet, and instruction on riding fundamentals before setting out on horseback. Riders of all experience levels are welcome. Rides run Wednesday-Sunday at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.
  • Or for $99, make it a couple's ride and have a romantic picnic with a bottle of wine and cheese plate after the ride, regularly $225.

The fine print

Vouchers can be redeemed starting Wednesday, Nov. 7, though May 8, 2013. Reservations are required and must be made at least 24 hours in advance. Rides run Wednesday-Sunday at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Limit 1 voucher purchase per person; 1 additional voucher may be purchased as a gift. Must be 7 or older; ages 7 to 11 will ride ponies. Must weigh less than 240 pounds to ride. Must sign a waiver. Must be of legal drinking age to consume alcohol. Voucher is subject to forfeiture if you cancel or reschedule your reservation with less than 24 hours' notice. See below for full terms and conditions.

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$39   $90
57% off | 339 bought
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The Ranch at Bandy Canyon
94% Enjoyed The Ranch at Bandy Canyon
94% (145 ratings)
Sold out at
10:00 p.m. CT on Nov. 15
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94% Enjoyed The Ranch at Bandy Canyon
(145 ratings)
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The team at Bandy Canyon were very professional and personable. The horses look like they were well taken care of. The entire experience was such a pleasure.

Mar 25, 2014 Eunice California, United States

Incredibly attentive service. Well-cared for horses. Just a great organization.

This is pretty much the most basic, entry-level horse-riding one can do. For all of the people who'd like to try out a horseback ride and then enjoy the beautiful ranch for a picnic or the free petting zoo - or just the tranquility - this is your place. Others have stated that the horse trail runs parallel and near a low-trafficked country road. While this is true, for much of the ride you won't even remember that the road exists.

Mar 25, 2014 James California, United States

Loved everything!!!

Mar 13, 2014 Heather California, United States

Riding at the ranch

Very clean place, peaceful, friendly staff

Feb 26, 2014 Elena California, United States

The horses! They are well cared for and it shows.

Very friendly

Feb 26, 2014 Marianne California, United States

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16251 Bandy Canyon Road
Escondido, CA 92025
Tel: 760-871-6494

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