Day trip

Acapulco: Horse Ride, Turtle Release, and Crocodile Farm

Acapulco: Horse Ride, Turtle Release, and Crocodile Farm

From US$ 89.50 per person

Spend a great morning surrounded by nature. Enjoy the privilege of releasing a baby turtle into the pacific ocean, visit a crocodile farm, and learn about Mexico from your local guide.

About this activity

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 5.5 - 6 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French
Pickup included
Pickup is offered from all hotels and accommodation in central Acapulco. Please contact the activity provider to reconfirm your pickup location and time.
Private or small groups available


  • Go horseback Riding
  • Take part in a baby turtle release ceremony
  • Learn about the lifestyle of Mexicans
  • Visit a crocodile farm
Full description
Your friendly and professional tour guide will punctually come meet you at your hotel or cruise ship terminal. Once on board, the excursion will head to The Vallarino Turtle Camp where, after a short but very complete explanation of their mission in the camp, you will proceed to help release every one of the turtles into the ocean. Your leisurely trek begins with basic riding technique and getting to know your horse. Fear not! This trip is for riders of all experience levels, so don’t hesitate to ask questions. The expertly trained guides will happily explain all you need to know. Once you’re in the saddle, enjoy a leisurely ride through the stunning landscape surrounding Acapulco. Your entertaining guides will offer information about the unique terrain, and you’ll have plenty of photo opportunities. Keep your eyes peeled for the perfect vista shot of the Pacific Ocean or just unwind and enjoy the ocean breeze on your face. Finally, visit a newly opened crocodile farm. Your tour ends with a drop off at your hotel.
  • Hotel/port pick-up and drop off
  • Horseback riding
  • A baby turtle release
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Bottled water
  • Professional guide
  • Gratuities
  • Meals
Not suitable for
  • Children under 6 years
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen

Know before you go

  • Please note: Children must be at least 6 years old to participate. The cost applies to all passengers. Children under 6 years age must ride with an adult and are free.
  • Your tour ends with drop off at your hotel or cruise ship.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 2 reviews

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The tour guide, Rudy, drove us around Acapulco, sort of taking us on a scenic route to the beach. Once we got there, the animal shelter was right on the beach and was converted from a house. We rode along the water (with a guide) on a couple of horses that had been rescued and then went back to the house where we watched a few videos about how sea turtles lay their eggs, why they're in danger, etc. before helping to release about 15-20 sea turtles into the ocean. We personally took them out of the basket and laid them on the beach --- a VERY cool experience. A real added bonus was that Rudy had a pretty nice camera that he used to take pictures and videos of us, which he emailed us later that day.

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October 23, 2017

Awesome experience! Rudy and Santiago are so knowledgeable !

We would definitely hire Rudy and Santiago ago . Wonderful people with such kindness and knowledge

August 4, 2017

Product ID: 70097