Rancho Los Baños- Mexico Adventure Guest Ranch

Arizona/ Mexico


Rancho Los Banos / Tierra Chamahua Eco Adventures
Mexico (55 miles south eastern Arizona)
PO Box 398, Douglas, AZ 85608
1.520.955.2577 (US)
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Rancho Los Baños is a private 30,000 acre adventure guest ranch and working cattle ranch located at the foot of the Sierra Madre, the Mexican Rockies, just 55 miles south of the southeast Arizona town of Douglas in safe, secure northeast Sonora, Mexico. This adventure guest ranch is a scenic nature travel destination and pristine wilderness area enveloped by some of the most unique, inspiring, diverse and spectacular desert landscapes anywhere. At the ranch, guests stay inside 30,000 acres of serene, remote, quiet and protected wilderness. Active guests with a love both of the outdoors and of nature have a wonderful stay with Rancho Los Baños.

As part of the all-inclusive packages at this adventure guest ranch, you are also personally picked up in a shuttle service and driven from Tucson to the ranch and back, leaving the driving to Rancho Los Baños and the sightseeing to you.

Rancho Los Baños is not your typical guest or dude ranch, but rather a new generation guest ranch catering to new generation adventure travelers. Experience 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 in guest ranch thinking. Combining sustainability and environmental protection, these adventures are thrilling, challenging and educational, fun-filled and environmentally-friendly.

Combined with great 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, together with world-class horseback riding and hiking, Rancho Los Baños, through our tourism branch, Tierra Chamahua EcoAdventures, is sure to make your stay an exciting, fun-filled, relaxing and memorable one.  

Travel Deal

Rancho Los Banos deals

Rancho Los Banos- January and February Specials. Kids 10 and under stay free!

Book your January and February Rancho holiday with us and save $$ off your total rate. Six night stays or greater: $180 per night per guest based on double occupancy. Four and Five night stays: $190 per night. Also, kids 10 and under stay free!

Single occupancy add $20 per night. A 50% deposit is all that is needed to secure this great offer. Experience our terrific, warm, 70 degree, sunny daytime late winter and early spring [spring arrives mid Feb] season in the Sonoran Desert. Experience true Mexican hospitality, ambiance and food and a desert environment unlike any you have ever seen.

Take advantage of a great deal to stay at one of the world's best riding ranches. This is an all-inclusive, special discount package including weekend roundtrip shuttle from Tucson. 

Learn more! Contact Manuel Valenzuela at (520) 955-2577. Email Manuel. Visit Rancho Los Banos' website.

Rancho Los Banos- March and April Cowgirls Special

Enjoy the majesty and tranquility of the Rancho with our Cowgirls Special, for two or more cowgirls, for four or more nights, at a discounted rate of $200/night/vaquera, based on double occupancy. Standard rate is $250/night, saving you $50/night. Weekend round trip shuttle from Tucson included, as is our all-inclusive Daily Rate.

Spend a few nights with other fellow Vaqueras as you ride to all corners of the Rancho. Short rides, long rides, trail rides and back country riding at its finest. On your way through some of the most beautiful country you have ever ridden you will be challenged, awed, inspired, thrilled and entertained. Ride through ravines, hills, mesas, down canyons and up the high sierra. Experience riding in its truest, freest form. Invite family, friends, sisters, mothers, or simply yourself for a great adventure. 

Learn more! Contact Manuel Valenzuela at (520) 955-2577. Email Manuel. Visit Rancho Los Banos' website.

Rancho Los Banos- March and April Four and Five Night Stays

For March and April, four night stays offered at $900/guest, with five night stays @ $1,100/guest, based on double occupancy.

Stay at one of the most scenic, secluded and unspoiled guest ranches in North America. Compared to a National Park, called the most scenic and best back country horseback riding ranch around, a stay at Rancho Los Banos is sure to make for a great holiday.

Offering all-inclusive packages, round-trip transportation from Tucson to the ranch, unbeatable rates, unique and exotic scenery, outstanding Mexican food and hospitality, together with world-class riding and hiking. Single Occupancy rates add $20 per night. 

Learn more! Contact Manuel Valenzuela at (520) 955-2577. Email Manuel. Visit Rancho Los Banos' website.

Horseback Riding

The sheer vastness of the ranch, combined with a remote and rugged setting, surrounded by exotic and otherworldly landscapes, will offer a Mexico ranch holiday of complete rest and relaxation. With world-class horseback riding, offering amazing trail riding through mountains, canyons, hills, riverbeds, ravines and forests of desert vegetation, Rancho Los Baños will showcase riding the way it is supposed to be, in complete freedom, in beautiful wilderness, in serene and quiet surroundings, with excellent and well-mannered horses on your Mexico ranch vacation.

With 30,000 unspoiled and private acres of wilderness as your personal playground, backcountry horseback riding at northeast Sonora's Rancho Los Baños offers almost unlimited hours of thrilling, challenging, yet fun-filled adventure riding in remote, rugged and secluded isolation, surrounded by mountains, hills, canyons and unsurpassed, unspoiled nature. Indeed, the sheer vastness of the Mexico guest ranch will inspire you, while the landscapes and scenery that makes us unique will thrill you.

With no signs of civilization, you will immerse yourself in our high desert environments, whether riding inside boxed canyons, river beds, vertical and rocky mountains, high elevation terrains and/or rolling foothills dressed in golden grass. With Rancho Los Baños' old and new school genuine Mexican cowboys as your guides, riding at Rancho Los Baños will become an unforgettable experience, whether you are an experienced rider or a beginner for this Mexico ranch vacation. 

Additional Activities

Besides first-rate horseback riding on this Mexico riding holiday, the ranch offers awe-inspiring canyon hiking, with comparisons made to Zion and Moab. In addition, activities on Lake Angostura (fishing, kayaking, swimming), as well as adventures on the Bavispe River are offered. Also available are jeep ecotours, multisport adventures, biking, backpacking trips, birdwatching, wildlife spotting and stargazing.


The modern B&B-style ranch house will become your home away from home, offering homey comfort and relaxation. Offering private, single and double occupancy rooms (or family rooms) in a very comfortable and clean setting, with solar energy, satellite radio/tv and flatscreen television, with hot water and fully functioning restrooms, this home will welcome you with open arms. When relaxing or eating outside, you will enjoy our 360 degree views from the covered, wrap-around porch that is something out of a Western movie.

In addition to the main lodge,  there is a large cabin with two large bedrooms w/capacity for multiple beds; Quaint, rustic, historical, like stepping back a century in time. Secluded/Private, Located at Base Camp, 200 feet from El Cajon entrance, close to Cajon Aguaje. Enveloped by Canyon Walls; views of cliffs, rock formations; Fireplace, Full kitchen with wood stove, gas stove/oven, full bathroom. Hot Water. No electricity, oil/gas lamps provided. Generator power available. Can accommodate 6 guests.

There is also a newly remodeled small style cabin with bathroom and kitchen. It has one large bedroom that can accommodate up to four guests. Twin beds, bunk beds, queen can be set up as well. Nice porch area, very private and intimate, located 75 feet from El Cumaral Lodge, the main lodge. Solar, hot water.


The all inclusive rates and packages offer three great gourmet, home-cooked meals a day, including fresh, mesquite fire cooked 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.

You will dine family style in either the dining area or outdoor table, on the balcony, overlooking vistas that are scenic and spectacular. When on hiking adventures, you will carry lunches with you 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.

These meals are a constant guest favorite, made with pride and lots of love, without cutting corners, full of quality and quantity. Tasty, plentiful and delicious, the meals, from breakfast to dinner, will not disappoint. Examples of these meals include Mexican style-pulled pork (Carnitas) with home-made beans, tortillas and rice, homemade tamales, quesadillas, guacamole, chicken fajitas, mesquite-grilled steaks and porkchops, huevos rancheros, chile con carne, roasted oven chicken, enchiladas, chilaquiles, sopes, enfrijoladas, homemade chili and much more. Rancho Los Baños does cater to vegetarians, vegans and religious/philosophical tastes.

About Rancho Los Baños

The Valenzuela family, cattle ranching pioneers from the northeast of Sonora dating back to the early 20th century, has owned and operated the ranch continuously since the early 1950's, now three generations strong, as always protecting its wildlife and preserving its natural beauty. Having emigrated originally from Andalucia, southern Spain, in the mid 1600's, settling in northeast Sonora, the Valenzuelas' have a great understanding of this part of the world.

The new generation is American raised and educated, at one time having called Boston, Chicago, San Francisco, Portland, Oregon, Phoenix and Barcelona, Spain home. They are both bilingual and bi-cultural, having previously worked as marketing executives, business managers, in human resources, education and the law. Over the years, the Valenzuelas' have successfully managed the ranch through thick and thin, drought and abundance, helping make the ranch one of the most successful ranching enterprises in Sonora. The family's deep seated belief in living with nature and not at its expense has helped preserve this enchanting land much the same way as it has been for thousands of years.

The Rancho Los Baños Team consists of a collection of family, old and new school vaqueros, and American/European guides and personnel that, together, help make your stay a memorable, relaxing and thrilling experience. Rancho Los Baños is a tight-knit group that strives to provide great hospitality and top-notch service. 











At a Glance

Rancho Los Baños is a 30,000 acre adventure guest ranch, nestled in the high Sonoran desert, offering a unique, diverse and pristine wilderness that is vast, remote, rugged and scenic, with a wide range of adventures to chose from, including world-class horseback riding and hiking.


Northeast Sonora, Mexico (60 miles south of SE Arizona)


Tucson, AZ (roundtrip transfer included)

Riding Style/ Ability

Western/All Abilities





Rates/ Payment methods

$165-$245 per day per guest, all inclusive
Cash, Checks, Credit Cards, Wire Transfers accepted
Travel Agents Accepted- This ranch works with travel agents!