We are a 30,000 acre eco adventure guest ranch and nature travel destination, a genuine Mexican working cattle ranch and unspoiled wilderness preserve, located a mere 55 miles south of the southeast Arizona town of Douglas in northeast Sonora, Mexico. Rancho Los Banos is the ideal outdoors adventure destination, great for active adventure travelers wanting to experience a National Park-like setting, in a private, exclusive and unique location.
While we are located in northeast Sonora, we are so close to Arizona that we would like you to consider our ranch for a possible stay. We feel we are better than any guest ranch in Arizona, with spectacular scenery, and our region is as safe as any in the state of Arizona.
Our offices are based in Tucson. Through our shuttle service, we personally escort and drive you from Tucson to the ranch and back, leaving the driving to us and the sightseeing to you.
We are not your typical guest or Dude ranch, but rather a new generation guest ranch catering to new generation adventure travelers. We specialize in outdoors adventures of many varieties, and are known best for our backcountry horseback and trail riding, as well as our high desert wilderness, open-range and box canyon hikes, walks and treks. These adventures are world-class, first-rate activities quickly gaining world-wide recognition.
We are a unique, original and exclusive guest ranch, unlike anything else around, combining the best of adventure, outdoors and nature travel ideas with the most modern guest ranch thinking. Combining sustainability and environmental protection, our adventures are thrilling, challenging and educational, fun-filled and environmentally-friendly.
Offering stunning landscapes, scenery and wilderness, we offer spectacular adventures such as hikes through amazing boxe canyons in our Canyonlands, canyoneering through box and slot canyons, bouldering, geocaching, backcountry horseback riding through some of the most scenic, otherworldly, exotic and unspoiled land you will ever see, excellent birding and wildlife spotting, kayaking, swimming and fishing on the Bavispe River and Lake Angostura (not one boat, jetski or person on it).
Dark Skies for clear stargazing, incredible geological rock formations/canyons, 2,000 year old dwelling/pictograph sites, diverse plant, animal and insect life, 4x4 jeeping and ecotours through 80 miles of wild off road style dirt roads, mountain biking, incredible stargazing and, of course, amazing rest and relaxation in complete peace, serenity, remoteness and tranquility.
The ranch is remote, rugged, vast and secluded, thus having habitats that are pristine and unspoiled, as well as flora and fauna that have been protected for decades. Once here, you will not see a sign of civilization for miles. This land is a wilderness area that, were it located in the United States, would possibly be considered a national park, with comparisons to Zion, Moab, Bryce Canyon, Arches, Sedona, Big Bend having been made by past guests, including opinions that the land resembles a mini Copper Canyon, though with its own unique feel/energy and otherworldly landscapes.
With so many diverse habitats (elevation range from 7,500 ft to 3,200 ft), encompassing lake, river, mountain, canyon and riparian ecosystems, avid nature lovers are sure to enjoy their stay. Devoid of human activity, lights, noise, smells and of modern civilization itself, you will feel relaxed and reinvigorated as you see and feel yourself surrounded only by wilderness.
Combined with modern, comfortable B&B-style accommodations and service, Mexican hospitality and food that is second to none, close proximity to the United States, staying in pristine and isolated land, and a natural scenery that is spectacular to see, through our tourism branch, M21088, is sure to make your stay an exciting, fun-filled, relaxing and memorable one.
Our company is well aware that some potential guests might have concerns traveling into Mexico for fear of violence, harassment and other forms of illicit activities. While we understand your concern, we also feel that this fear and hesitation is, for the most part, unfounded, particularly for the region where we are located. For us in the region and the ranch, fear, insecurity and unsafe conditions are non-issues, just as they have been for decades.
For a more descriptive statement on our position on safety, together with articles worth reading, please visit the Security page of our website.
Accomodations: Our modern B&B-style ranch lodge and cabins will become your home away from home, offering homey comfort and relaxation. Offering private single and double occupancy rooms in a very comfortable and clean setting, with solar energy, satellite radio/tv and flatscreen television, with hot water and fully functioning restrooms, our home will welcome you with open arms. When relaxing or eating outside, you will enjoy our 360 degree views from our covered, wrap-around porch that are something out of a Western movie. When at the rancho, you are treated like an old family friend.
Dining: Our all inclusive rates and packages offer three great gourmet, home-cooked meals a day, including fresh, mesquite fire Mexican food, both northern and southern Mexican dishes, combined with tasty home-made pastries and other such delights. All snacks and drinks are also provided.
We dine family style in either our dining area or outdoor table, on our balcony, overlooking vistas that are scenic and spectacular. When on hiking adventures, we carry lunches with us inside the canyons, to be eaten in intimate, private and fantastic settings.
Guests are encouraged to bring your own alcohol, as well as favorite foods and snacks as well. Alcohol in moderation served, compliments of the ranch. Our meals are a constant guest favorite, made with pride and lots of love, without cutting corners, full of quality and quantity.
Activities and Services: Adult Oriented, Barbecues, Birding, Cattle Drives, Fly Fishing, Hiking, Horseback Riding, Loping permitted, Mountain Biking, Nature Trails, Overnight Horse Trips, Photography Trips, Saddle Your Own Horse, Spin Fishing, Swimming, White Water Rafting, Wildlife Viewing, Working Ranch.
Other activities: Trekking, kayak, porching, bouldering, jeep ecotours, birding, hot springs.
We are located in northeast Sonora, Mexico, only 55 miles due south from the southeast Arizona town of Douglas. Drive time from Tucson to our front gate is about 4 hours.
A deposit of 50% of the total price of your package is needed to secure a reservation. This amount is due within one week of confirming, via email or telephone, your intent to visit the ranch. The one week grace period is a soft reservation.This soft reservation will expire within one week unless the 50% deposit is received by us in the time allotted. The remaining balance is due, without exception, THREE weeks prior to your scheduled arrival. Failure to pay the remaining balance on a timely basis will result in cancellation or postponement of the reservation.
M21088 at the ranch works diligently to ensure you have the vacation experience of your dreams. We also understand that it's possible to have an unexpected scheduling conflict, family or personal emergency. We would like you to be aware of the following:
- We are always happy to reschedule your visit up to 6 months from the day of your notice of cancellation, with NO PENALTY to you.
- With 40 days or more notice, we will refund you 50% of your deposit. The forfeited 50% can be credited toward a future visit, to be taken within 6 months of your notice of cancellation.
- With less than 40 days notice but before 30 days of your visit, we will refund you 25% of the total amount already paid. The forfeited 75% can be credited toward a future visit, to be taken within 6 months of your notice of cancellation.
- With 30 days or less notice, your entire payment is non-refundable.
- The forfeited amount can be credited toward a future visit, to be taken within 6 months of your notice of cancellation.
- If you do not reschedule within the allotted time frame and opt to cancel, the forfeited amount cannot be returned.
- There will be no refund for an altered visit once you arrive at the ranch.
- There will be no refund for an early departure - whether your choice or ours.
We are a very small operation and last minute cancellations or changes can and will have a major impact. We hope you understand and opt for rescheduling rather than canceling. We respectfully cannot make any exceptions. If our rates change after you cancel, forfeited amount will be used as a credit towards the new rate. You will not get the old rate. We encourage you to purchase travel insurance.
Current Specials and Packages:
Please visit our website for more information.
10% discount for InfoHub customer. Request a free gift certificate.
- Airfare is not included in the tour price
- Rate is all-inclusive [meals, drinks, snacks]
- Please consult our website for other packages and specials
- Round trip shuttle service from Tucson included in rate
- Taxes are an additional 7.5% of total cost
- Gratuity of 15% can be added at time of payment or at conclusion of stay
- Please consult our website for a listing of what is included in the Daily Rate, and for descriptions and slideshows of our accommodations.
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Rancho Los Banos is a 30,000 acre eco adventure and nature travel guest ranch, an unspoiled wilderness setting a mere 55 miles south of the southeast Arizona town of Douglas in northeast Sonora, Mexico. We are a hidden gem ideal for adventure and nature travelers, located in an area of Mexico as safe as or safer than...
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