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

Sold out - This deal was published December 20, 2012 and sold out January 04, 2013.
$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


Dec. 20, 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 Thursday, Dec. 20, 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
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The Ranch at Bandy Canyon
93% Enjoyed The Ranch at Bandy Canyon
93% (210 ratings)
Sold out at
1:59 a.m. CT on Jan. 4


M – F, 9am – 9pm ET

93% Enjoyed The Ranch at Bandy Canyon
(210 ratings)
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Overall Enjoyed Most Other Comments

The grounds are beautiful, what a nice place and the Guides couldn't have been nicer! Great day!

When making the reservations, it seemed very structured with lots of rules and not a lot of availability. Upon arrival at the Ranch, they were exremely welcoming. BIg difference in the booking experience and then upon arrival they could not have been nicer.

Mar 16, 2015 Diedre CA, United States

the beautiful setting

Mar 14, 2015 Jeffrey California, United States

Beautiful grounds, fine staff - a very nice experience.

Advertised as a 90 minute ride, actual riding time only about 60-70 minutes (but that was enough for a tenderfoot like me).

Mar 14, 2015 Howard CA, United States

The Ranch itself is beautiful.

Paid for the 90 minute voucher but was only taken on a 60 minute ride. There were no views of the Safari park as advertised. We also had to turn around after 10 minutes to drop off two people who were having trouble controlling their horses.

Jan 21, 2015 Bailey CA, United States

The horses seemed well cared for and the trail guides were friendly and helpful.

It was a nice way to see a bit of the countryside and the horses were well behaved. You could really appreciate the effects of the drought though as we rode along a dried up river bed.

Jan 21, 2015 Carol ON, Canada

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

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