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Healing Horses & Historic Treasures

Healing Horses & Historic Treasures

Embark on an uplifting journey to the Ivey Ranch Park therapeutic equestrian center in Oceanside, uncovering the heartwarming story behind its founding and impactful growth.

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Embark on an uplifting journey to the Ivey Ranch Park therapeutic equestrian center in Oceanside, uncovering the heartwarming story behind its founding and impactful growth. Witness firsthand the remarkable difference these gentle giants make in the lives of children with autism, veterans battling PTSD, and individuals with physical disabilities. Experience the healing bond between the animals and their handlers, who offer personalized support and solace. Spend moments with the horses up close, participate in brushing and grooming, and enjoy a Cowboy lunch prepared at the ranch. Next, sit back and enjoy a fascinating driving tour through serene rural landscapes along the San Luis Rey River, past scenic horse ranches, a training racetrack, lush vineyards, and sprawling farmlands. Your day concludes with a guided tour of historic Mission San Luis Rey, exploring its old military barracks and cemetery, as well as California's oldest pepper tree.

10:00am

Arrive at Ivey Ranch. Break into small groups for introduction to the ranch, its activities and guided interaction with horses.

11:30am

Cowboy picnic lunch prepared at the ranch

L

1:00 pm

Depart for narrated back country motor coach tour

2:00 p.m.

Arrive for guided tour of Mission San Luis Rey

3:15 p.m.

Return to original passenger pickup locations

L=Lunch

Tour Manager:  5/28 & 9/17 - Bobbi Lona*

 

Activity Level: Easy

The walking distances on this tour are minimal and mostly at your own pace; however, walking on uneven and unpaved surfaces at the ranch is required during portions of the tour.

 

What's Included in the Tour Fare

  • Round-trip luxury motor coach transportation from pickup locations throughout San Diego County

  • Professional Tour Manager providing narration throughout the trip

  • Complimentary bottled water and snacks on the coach

  • Admission into Ivey Ranch Park

  • Cowboy Lunch at the ranch*

  • Guided tour of San Luis Rey Mission

* Picnic lunch cooked at the ranch includes your choice of BBQ pulled pork sandwich or vegetarian burger, cole slaw, cowboy beans, potato chips, soft drinks, cookies for dessert

 

What's Not Included in the Tour Fare

  • Cancellation Protection

  • Gratuities for the Tour Manager and driver

 

How to Make a Reservation

Making your reservation is easy. Simply click the Book Now button above to select your date and confirm your space online, 24/7. You can also call the DayTripper Tours reservations department at (619) 334-3394 during business hours of M-F, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

 

Smartphones

Although not necessary to fully enjoy your trip, a personal smartphone can greatly enhance your tour experience. Take high-quality photos, share your experience on social media in real time, search for nearby restaurants and topics of interest, set reminders, and more.

 

14-Day Cancellation Deadline

  • If you purchased the optional Cancellation Protection Plan (CPP) prior to the deadline, you can cancel your booking at any time for any reason and you'll receive a full refund of the tour fare.

  • If you declined the CPP, you may cancel your reservation fourteen (14) or more days prior to the departure date to receive a refund less a $15 per person cancellation fee. Alternatively, when you cancel your booking fourteen (14) or more days prior to the departure date, you can avoid the cancellation fee by transferring the funds to another tour or a non-refundable voucher, which can be applied to any future excursion booked within one year of the original tour date. Bookings canceled within 14 days of the departure date are nonrefundable and nontransferable for any reason. Name changes on daytrips are always permitted at no additional cost.

 

* Tour Manager is subject to change without notice.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

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Carlsbad La Costa Avenue Park & Ride
East side of I-5, at 710 La Costa Ave, 92024.
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La Mesa Park & Ride #22 lot - 6385 Murray Dr, 91942
Narrow Park & Ride EAST of Red Lobster's lot
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Mission Valley 2005 Camino Del Este
San Diego, CA 92108; Street parking only
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University City 6245 Kantor Street, San Diego, CA 92122
Street parking only. Do not enter parking lot.
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