Rancho Lorilar
Equestrian Trails • Horseback Riding Tours • Waterfalls
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09:15 - 17:00
Monday
09:15 - 17:00
Tuesday
09:15 - 17:00
Wednesday
09:15 - 17:00
Thursday
09:15 - 17:00
Friday
09:15 - 17:00
Saturday
09:15 - 17:00
Sunday
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Our Tours in Puerto Plata: * Half Day Beach Horse Back Riding * Sunset Beach Horse Back Riding * Half day Mountain Ride * Half Day Waterfalls Swim and Hike
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Nilo
2 contributions
Oct 2022
It was a amazing little Tour. The guys, especially "crazy Alex" were all very friendly and could speak english well. it was my first riding on a horse and i had no problems. it was defenetly one of my highlights at my vacation.
Written 11 October 2022
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Heather
3 contributions
We had a great time horse back riding through the jungle and along the beach! Our tour guide Alex was exceptional and the horses were very well trained! I would definitely book with Rancho Lorilar again!
Written 10 September 2022
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James J
5 contributions
Aug 2022 • Solo
It was an amazing experience. The bareback was different. It was a great time. That’s all that I have to say.
Written 13 August 2022
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Kendra M
United States11 contributions
Aug 2022 • Family
This was the one thing my youngest wanted to do on our trip and it was so worth it. I thought it was going to be short like 3 hours and started getting frustrated when we spent time picking others up but it was about a 4+ hour trip all together. We had plenty of time on the horses. We rode along the beach, through the wilderness, to other beaches and more. At midway they let the horses rest and eat and then took the saddles off so we could ride in the water with them! The guides will help capture amazing photos for you. Alex, Angel, and Ramon were amazing. I would do it again in a heartbeat!! We had a lady who did competition riding in our green and she commented about how well the horses were taken care of and that the staff really loved the horses. That was so good to hear. Even the riders with no experience were riding like they had done it a lot by the end of the trip. I highly recommend this tour and group.
Written 2 August 2022
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Whitley H
3 contributions
May 2022 • Family
I did this as an “excursion” on a cruise and it was by far some of the most fun I’ve had while traveling. The horses are super gentle and easy to ride. The guides who ride with you are incredibly kind and ensure a safe experience. I’ve ridden horses my entire life, so horseback travel experiences are often a bit boring for me because they’re catered to beginners. The guides on this tour meet you where you’re at in experience to make it a fulfilling ride. Highly recommend if you’re an experienced rider.
Written 29 May 2022
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RanchosalvajeLorilar
thank you for your comment. we are very happy that you liked everything. we hope to see you again
Written 31 May 2022
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Susan S
Alton, IA8 contributions
Mar 2022
There were 6 of us on the excursion. The ride to the beach was nice. The beach was nice but lots of trash. Sad to see the beautiful beaches cluttered like that. We didn't get to ride in the ocean with our horses. Pictures are showing that you do but our group didn't therefore I can't give this a 5 star review.. The guides were great and very patient with the riders that were inexperienced.
Written 23 March 2022
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RanchosalvajeLorilar
Dear clients, we are sorry that you were not able to swim with the horses in the sea but we had a municipal ban on swimming with the horses for 2 weeks. The guide should have told you. I am very happy that you liked our tour.
Written 24 March 2022
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Michele
5 contributions
This was such an amazing experience, it was the favorite part of my vacation. As a solo traveler, it was great to be picked up and dropped off at the resort where I stayed. Sylvie and her guides are so friendly and helpful. The horses are well-trained and I felt secure the whole time. The scenery was so beautiful. It was easy and a lot of fun. I would highly recommend this excursion and I will definitely do it again next time I'm in D.R.
Written 14 July 2021
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RanchosalvajeLorilar
thank you for your reviews.I hope to see you again soon
Written 12 May 2022
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rick00001967
Ontario, Canada689 contributions
Aug 2019
i will say right away that horseback riding is not my preferred cup of tea. haha it is the wife that loves these animals. that said, we traveled here for our anniversary and her birthday so how could i say no.
we used this ranch many years ago when staying in the playa dorada complex. it was fun then and it was fun again.
they are very close by the complex so transport back and forth is quick and easy. we went in slow season so we were the only 2 riders which was nice.
the business has changed hands recently and the latest owner has apparently made some changes. they have some new animals and some update equipment.
the horses seem to be in very good condition and well cared for. so did the many friendly dogs that share the ranch.
both Angel and Alex have been here for many years and are great staff.
our booking agent originally had us booked with another operator in sosua. we were not too happy about having to travel that far back and forth so we were very happy when they changed at the last minute. we did not ask why.
pick up was on time. the pace was very leisurely. we had a beautifully scenic ride into the hills. some spots offered a great ocean view with a cool breeze while others were sunny and hot.
there is a stop along the way (thank god haha) to rest the horses (and the riders) where you can have a water or soft drink. beer is avail for purchase along some gifts if you like.
helmets are mandatory. closed toed shoes are always a good idea but if you only have sandals make sure they are secured strapped sandals and not loose flip flops.
this is a great way to see the countryside and much quieter than the buggies or atv's.
if you are considering riding as part of your vacation then choosing Lorilar is the right way to go.
Written 25 August 2019
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Thanks so much for your review. We work very hard to make sure everyone is safe yet having fun at the same time. Spread the word and let everyone know how beautiful this country is and how wonderful the people are. God bless you and hope you will come back and visit us again soon.
Written 26 August 2019
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suzyedinburgh
Edinburgh, UK178 contributions
Jul 2019 • Family
Rancho Lorilar has merged with Rancho Salvaje and now you have the choice of so many different rides!

I still booked through Joyce at lorilar@gmail.com as you then know all money goes to the Ranch and there's no 'middle man'!

Chris, who bought Lorilar and went into business with Sylvie picked us up from Gran Ventana. She's lovely!

The Ranch is currently being painted and there are new horses which are amazing, very energetic but still very safe if you are a novice.

My 15 year old son learnt to ride here!

We did the full say Mountain ride as we love to visit Mecho and Emma for a typical Dominican lunch and we also love the lagoon.

Crazy Alex and Angel are still here and as much fun as they always are!

You now have quite a few choices though. You can still do full day Mountain ride with lunch. Mountain/beach combo. VIP Mountain/beach with lunch and Sunset ride.

If you come to Puerto Plata riding with Rancho Salvaje y Lorilar for me is personally the number 1 excursion and I would highly recommend it!
Written 3 July 2019
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RanchosalvajeLorilar
thank you for your comment. we are very happy that you liked everything. we hope to see you again.
Written 31 May 2022
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Julie
3 contributions
Jan 2019 • Family
I contacted Rancho Lorilar back in October 2018 for our excursion for January 2019. I received a confirmation from Joyce that we were all set to go. We arrived at the Dominican Republic via Carnival Breeze. Joyce mentioned that taxi would cost around $25USD, and when we arrived, the taxi service wanted $40USD. We agreed, and headed to the ranch. We called the ranch as we were driving there and talked to Sylvia. She said we had no reservation, but told us to come anyways. The road was all torn up and was unable to reach the main entrance to the ranch. Sylvia was able to meet us in the back of the ranch, and I handed her my email from Joyce confirming our reservation. She said the horses were not ready. We asked if she would pay for our taxi and she said of course because we had children with us. We got back to port and the taxi driver told us that we had to pay him. The ranch did not pay for the taxi and we were stuck with the bill! I would not recommend!
Written 28 January 2019
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Written 6 February 2019
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