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Monday
19 August
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Tuesday
20 August
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Wednesday
21 August
9:00am - 7:30pm
Thursday
22 August
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Friday
23 August
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Saturday
24 August
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Sunday
25 August
10:00am - 4:00pm
BMP 4923

Saddle up and join us on a fantastic ranching week in Arizona. We will be staying at Rancho de la Osa, one of the most historic properties in the West! Don your Stetson and hone your horse riding skills on the endless amounts of trails to explore… But it doesn’t stop there as there is a whole host of other cowboy activities to keep us busy – Yee Ha!

Two cowboys riding on horseback in a Prairie landscape at sunset, one swinging lasso.

USA Ranch Adventure

Enjoy a scenic horseback ride on trails frequented by US Presidents and legendary figures like Pancho Villa and John Wayne. Relax in a room where Gone with the Wind author Margaret Mitchell stayed and the house where the Marshall Plan was drafted, witness an unprecedented amount of stars with unmatched clarity on a coal black sky and hike in the nearby majestic Baboquivari Mountain Range.

Rancho De La Osa is a activities paradise situated in 590 acres and surrounded by an additional 120,000 acres of Buenos Aires Wildlife Refuge. We can enjoy a unparalleled experience with exceptional traditional South Western cuisine, friendly hospitality and a whole host of included activities.

The great thing about this holiday is that it’s up to you, there’s a range of included activities to try, or alternatively you can relax and sit back in the sun doing nothing more than watching the world go by! Our activity programme includes:

Bird Watching

Rancho de la Osa borders the Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge and is a birdwatching paradise. The ranch and surrounding areas are home to the endangered masked bobwhite quail and 300 other species including herons, grey hawks, vermillion fly catchers, loggerhead shrikes and golden eagles.

Guided fat tyre electric bike tours

Trade one saddle for another and experience the South West on a fat tyre electric mountain bike. You can peddle on your own or get assistance on those tough hills from a high powered motor capable of 20mph speeds.

 

Guided Off-Road Tour

Go on an off-road adventure in one of our UTVs (Utility Task Vehicle). Our guide will take us and up to four other guests on an adventure to the US-Mexico border or take us on a trip to explore the nearby ghost town ruins.

 

Hiking

Walk a few yards from our room and we will likely run across the same trails forged by legendary figures like Pancho Villa. Walk on red clay trails towards Baboquivari Mountain or explore the Buenos Aires wildlife refuge and keep an eye out for giant jackrabbits, roadrunners and deer.

Horse Back Riding

If you’re an experienced rider or never been on a horse, you’ll find the ride for you. The wranglers will match us with a horse appropriate to our experience level and lead us on daily scenic rides through sandy washes, over rocky terrain, past incredible rock formations and across lush desert grasslands. For more experienced riders loping (cantering) and trotting can be incorporated into rides where the terrain allows. Lessons are also available for an additional cost.

There may also be the opportunity to try our hand at Team Penning where we will learn to work with a team of your fellow cowboys and cowgirls on horseback to more cattle in the arena.

 

Rancho De La Osa

Rancho de la Osa is in a secluded and peaceful location with diverse wildlife, endless numbers of trails and breath-taking mountain views. If you’re looking to relax in a peaceful oasis or embark on an adventurous vacation, you’ve certainly come to the right place. The ranch offers southwest style cuisine, we can enjoy fresh, hearty and healthy meals, dietary requests can be catered for just please advise us at the time of booking.

Facilities Include

The onsite Catina serves beer, wine and speciality drinks, meals are served in the historic Hacienda dining room or outdoor courtyard patio. There is also an inviting outdoor pool to cool off after a day of activities!

Rooms Include

Each of the hotel rooms are furnished with Mexican antiques and vintage furniture and are named after notable people who have stayed on the ranch (such as John Wayne, Caesar Romero, Joan Crawford, Margaret Mitchell & the Roosevelts!). All rooms include a coffee maker, hair dryer and working fire place. Free Wi-Fi is availableThe onsite Catina serves beer, wine and speciality drinks, meals are served in the historic Hacienda dining room or outdoor courtyard patio. There is also an inviting outdoor pool to cool off after a day of activities!

Approx. Flight Time

14 hours

TIME DIFFERENCE

GMT - 8 hours

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What's included:

  • Return flights with British Airways/American Airlines (via Chicago) & transfers
  • Airport taxes & charges
  • Twin/double room for sole use
  • All tips & gratuities
  • Welcome drink & information meeting
  • Activity package as detailed
  • Included activities as detailed (Activities may be changed due to adverse weather conditions)
  • Accompanying Solos Tour Leader
  • Evening entertainment
  • Full Board: All breakfasts, lunches & dinners

What's extra:

  • Insurance see here

Temperature:

  • Average daily maximum: 22°C Nov

Airline Information BA

  • All bookings featuring flights with British Airways are part of a group allocation which unfortunately means you will be unable to manage your reservation directly with BA online; The following actions can only be carried out on check in at the airport. 

  • Online Check in.
  • Pre-reserved seat selection
  • Seat Request
  • Baggage Extras eg, Golf Bags, Ski Carriage.

Useful Information

Transfer Time
The transfer time from Tuscon Airport to Rancho De La Osa is approximately 1 hour 30 minutes, dependent on weather and traffic.

Included Programme
Listed below are the activities included in your programme:

Horseback Riding

If you’re an experienced rider or never been on a horse, you’ll find the ride for you. The wranglers will match us with a horse appropriate to our experience level and lead us on daily scenic rides through sandy washes, over rocky terrain, past incredible rock formations and across lush desert grasslands. For more experienced riders loping (cantering) and trotting can be incorporated into rides where the terrain allows. Lessons are also available for an additional cost. There may also be the opportunity to try our hand at Team Penning where we will learn to work with a team of your fellow cowboys and cowgirls on horseback to more cattle in the arena.

Guided Off-Road Tours

Go on an off-road adventure in one of our UTVs (Utility Task Vehicle). Our guide will take us and up to four other guests on an adventure to the US-Mexico border or take us on a trip to explore the nearby ghost town ruins.

Guided fat tyre electric bike tours

Trade one saddle for another and experience the South West on a fat tyre electric mountain bike. You can peddle on your own or get assistance on those tough hills from a high powered motor capable of 20mph speeds.

Hiking

Walk a few yards from our room and we will likely run across the same trails forged by legendary figures like Pancho Villa. Walk on red clay trails towards Baboquivari Mountain or explore the Buenos Aires wildlife refuge and keep an eye out for giant jackrabbits, roadrunners and deer.

Birdwatching

Rancho de la Osa borders the Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge and is a birdwatching paradise. The ranch and surrounding areas are home to the endangered masked bobwhite quail and 300 other species including herons, grey hawks, vermillion fly catchers, loggerhead shrikes and golden eagles.

What to Wear/Equipment

  • Riding hat (if you have one)
  • Jodhpurs/jeans
  • Riding/cowboy boots
  • Long sleeved shirts
  • Jumper/fleece for the evenings
  • Comfortable shoes/flip flops
  • Swimming gear
  • Sun hat/cap
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun lotion
  • Comfortable walking boots/trainers

Gratuities
Gratuities in the United States can be a complicated and confusing process so we have included the ranch staff gratuities within the holiday price. However if you would like to tip more that will be left to your individual discretion.

Temperature (Average Daily Maximum ºC)
22°C Nov

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What's included:

  • Return flights with British Airways/American Airlines (via Chicago) & transfers
  • Airport taxes & charges
  • Twin/double room for sole use
  • All tips & gratuities
  • Welcome drink & information meeting
  • Activity package as detailed
  • Included activities as detailed (Activities may be changed due to adverse weather conditions)
  • Accompanying Solos Tour Leader
  • Evening entertainment
  • Full Board: All breakfasts, lunches & dinners

What's extra:

  • Insurance see here

Temperature:

  • Average daily maximum: 22°C Nov

Airline Information BA

  • All bookings featuring flights with British Airways are part of a group allocation which unfortunately means you will be unable to manage your reservation directly with BA online; The following actions can only be carried out on check in at the airport. 

  • Online Check in.
  • Pre-reserved seat selection
  • Seat Request
  • Baggage Extras eg, Golf Bags, Ski Carriage.

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