Jungle Horseback Riding
This is a fun family adventure for kids, as you horseback ride through the jungle on designated paths, supervised by local guides.
Duration: Half Day
Note: This tour is typically paired with another half day tour, making for a full-day activity.
Departure Time: 6:30 a.m. at dock
Returning: 4:30-5:00 p.m.
Saddle, stirrups, reigns,
Included: Cold bottled water, sodas and a light snack are included in most tours. Transportation to & from the site, as well as a licensed tour guide. Full day activities typically include lunch, half day activities DO NOT.
What to Bring: Camera, cell phone, personal medications (for the day), light rain jacket or windbreaker, sunscreen, insect repellent, sunglasses, hat. Back pack with long pants and shirt that allow for movement and can get wet, good walking shoes (sneakers or hiking boots), a full change of clothes, and personal toiletries. Cash for paying the park fees (if applicable) and tipping your guide.
Parental Note: Strollers and young children typically don't work well with many of the jungle activities. Be sure to ask about height and age requirements before booking any activity.
Note: The gear not included in the tour, can usually be put on a credit card, with park fees needing to be paid in cash.
Jungle Horseback Riding
Description: One of the best ways to explore the natural beauty of Belize is on horseback. Far from the bustle of roadways and noisy towns, small trails wandering through the pine forests, jungles, and savannas allows horseback riders to get “up-close & personal”, with the wildlife and flora that make Belize one of the most bio-diverse countries on this planet.
Horseback riding will take you off the beaten path, to explore the gorgeous scenery and beauty of Belize at a natural pace. Guided horseback tours are offered daily. One of the most popular horseback riding tours in Belize, is to enjoy your ride while exploring an ancient Mayan ruin site. Horseback riding to the Xunantunich Mayan ruins, is by far the most popular tours requested. Xunantunich is located in the jungle wilderness (on the western edge of Belize), near the border of Guatemala.
Half day tours include horseback riding to any (one of four) Mayan ruin sites. If you’re looking for something a little shorter, perhaps more leisurely (and kid friendly), tours are offered riding around the San Lorenzo Farm.
No previous horseback riding experience is necessary. All tours are family-friendly and are limited to small intimate groups. Dry season (November to May), is the best time of year to do this tour. By riding in the dry season, you avoid many problems due to flash flooding, muddy trails and slippery conditions.
Guided tours are offered daily. The most popular tour is half day horseback ride to Xunantunich Mayan Ruins, or a shorter, more leisurely horseback riding around the San Lorenzo Farm.
Most of our horseback rides are suited for beginners and no previous horseback riding experience is necessary. Although, we do offer some advanced horseback rides that do require previous riding experience. During these tours, you will have ample opportunity to trot, canter, and gallop to your hearts content.
The tour begins by meeting your guide, greeting your horse and preparing to depart. Horseback riding in the jungle is unique, and there are few places in the world where this is offered.
The ride to Xunantunich includes a well-maintained trail through a large private farm and along the banks of the Mopan River in the village of San Jose Succotz. You will cross the river on an ancient hand-operated ferry, and then ride your horse up to Xunantunich.
When you arrive, prepare to dismount and let your horse rest while you explore Xunantunich by foot for as long as you desire.
Afterward, we will ride back to the farm where we will enjoy a delicious lunch of traditional Belizean dishes featuring ingredients grown on our organic farm.
Horseback Tours - no experience necessary