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Arizona - Tanque Verde
Tanque Verde resort ranch offers a wide variety of activities in addition to horseback riding. This makes it a great option for families or groups where there are riders of mixed ability, or there are a mixture of riders and non riders. Riding is available every day, both walking rides for beginners and loping (cantering) rides for more experienced riders. On certain days, there are also all-day rides as well as breakfast cookout rides.
The ranch has tennis courts, mountain biking, nature walks, landscape painting, indoor and outdoor pools, a separate children’s pool, and an exercise room. Basketball, volleyball and fishing are available and there is a nearby championship golf course. A jacuzzi and sauna provide the perfect way to relax after an active day, or really indulge yourself at La Sonora Spa which offers soothing massage and body treatments (these treatments payable locally).
The guided walks offer the opportunity to experience the plants and animals of the Sonoran Desert, and the ranch naturalists even provide special programmes that allow guests to see some of the desert animals close up.
Tanque Verde is suitable for all levels of rider. The tack is Western.
Beginners and novice riders will ride at a walk. More experienced riders have their own group and can join the lope rides. There are morning and afternoon rides plus occasional day rides.
Riding lessons for beginners or more experienced riders are available daily and are included in the rate.
Children aged between four and eleven have their own kids' club with a riding programme.
The ranch riding programme office is open each afternoon so that guests may sign up for activities the next day. There are usually two trail rides in the morning and another in the afternoon, with a half day or day ride (depending on the season) once a week. A breakfast ride is also offered on some days, as is team penning.
There are 74 authentically decorated en-suite rooms at Tanque Verde which are fully air-conditioned and offer desert or mountain views. The rooms are scattered over a hillside offering plenty of peace and quiet. Some have adobe fireplaces and outside private patios.
Open all year. No set arrival or departure days.
Sample Itinerary for Tanque Verde
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TANQUE VERDE (7 nights)
|2018||Per Person Sharing Twin Room||Single Supplement|
|18 May - 16 Nov 2018||£1,319.05||£150.73|
|17 Nov - 24 Nov 2018||High Season - please call for a quote||High Season - please call for a quote|
|25 Nov - 20 Dec 2018||£1,319.05||£150.73|
Discounts available when three or four share a room please call for more details.
INCLUDES Seven nights at the ranch; full board; riding; ranch activities; children's programme (4-11 years); 20% gratuity; all taxes.
CHILD DISCOUNTS No charge for children three years and under.
SINGLE SUPPLEMENT Payable as above.
PAYABLE LOCALLY Drinks; spa treatments; green fees.
NEAREST AIRPORT Tucson.
TRANSFERS From Tucson airport or from an airport hotel are £48.36 per room each way (included for stays of 4 nights or more). Phoenix is a two hour drive from Tucson and so if flying to Phoenix you will either need a rental car to get to the ranch or to take a shuttle bus from Phoenix to Tucson.
Set just on the edge of Tucson in southern Arizona, two hours drive south of Phoenix.
Winter is warm and dry. Mid summer is very hot, but with dry heat around the mid 30’s °C to early 40’s °C.
Great experience, the rides, horses and wranglers were great. The horses were very forward going and great scenery!
Lots of different activities available making this an excellent all round holiday for riders, non riders, families and individual travellers.
Particularly good winter getaway destination as pretty much guaranteed sun!