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Horseback Riding Tour to Xunantunich

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    What to Expect
    This tour includes  transportation to & from San Ignacio, entrance fees, private wrangler & guide, riding helmets, purified water & energy bar.

    Start from one of the most popular horse riding stables in Belize. It has a long and pioneering history that is also distinguished for being the home of legendary race horses and in more recent years as the home of endurance racing.

    This unique tour is conducted by experienced wranglers/local tour guides, and on award winning horses. You will start at our St Leonard's Stable and continue on to jungle and riverside trails en route to the modern day Mayan Village of San Jose Succotz. You will take a hand-cranked ferry before continuing your ride for one mile to the amazing archeological site of Xunantunich.

    Climb the impressive El Castillo at Xunantunich and get a first hand experience of this once powerful Maya site, towering over its neighboring sites. Let the site's structures whisper their well kept secrets through your knowledgeable local guides.

    No hassle, no hurry, just you, our great horses, amazing Maya site, our world class guides.

    NB: if you are thinking of booking another activity/tour - for the afternoon, its best to book it for after 1pm (from San Ignacio Town).
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Cayo Welcome Center Grounds, San Ignacio, Belize

    Traveler pickup is offered
    7:30am OR 12:30noon PICKUP TIME for SAN IGNACIO town. EARLIER if you're staying OUTSIDE of San Ignacio town.
    anyone staying at AIRBnBs: MUST contact us to provide details - full address, local number of your airbnbs
    EXTRA FEE for pickups & dropoffs to Mahogany hall, Vanilla Hills, Sweet Songs, Chaa Creek Resort/cottage, MYSTIC RIVER, TABLE ROCK, MONKEY Falls cottages and any other location not included on our list of hotels for complimentary pickups.
    NO PICKUPS available for hotels/resorts in BELIZE CITY, Ambergris Caye, Caye Caulker, Hopkins, Placencia. Guests are advised to spend an overnight in San Ignacio Town or use own transport or shuttle. TOUR NOT AVAILABLE to cruise ship passengers due to duration of tour and driving distance to & from cruise ship terminals (2 - 3 hrs each way)
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Bottled water
    • Local, professional guide
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off in San Ignacio
    • Snacks
    • Entry/Admission - Xunantunich
    • NOT INCLUDED: PICKUPs to Ambergris Caye, Cay Caulker, Placencia, Belize City, Belmopan
    • Gratuities
    • pickups OUTSIDE San Ignacio Town must be arranged with local provider prior to tour date.
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • min of 2 people; MAX of 5 pax; WEIGHT LIMIT 245 lbs per rider
    • ATTIRE recommended: Any long pants, comfortable closed toes footwear
    • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended (NO FLIP FLOPs)
    • Please note that departure times and locations may vary slightly
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 5 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Popular mentions
    We absolutely loved the experience and Jorge, our wrangler/guide, made it very special. He has a wealth of knowledge about the history of Belize which encompasses the Mayan civilization of course.
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    Response from Carla J, Manager at Horseback Riding Tour to Xunantunich
    Responded 4 weeks ago
    Thank you for riding with us. We are very happy our guide Jorge made your riding experience a very special one. Thank you for your feedback, keep enjoying our beautiful Belize and hope to have you again.
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    Went on the nature trail on horseback. It was a 1.5 hour your. Rudolfo was very patient from giving special riding instructions and tips, to explaining the history of different flora and fauna in the area. We also learned about the nearby Mayan temple and saw the quarry they
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    Jorge is a great guide, kept my daughter completely calmed while walking alongside her horse, the ride to the temple was breathtaking, the lush jungle journey beside the river will soothe your soul. The temple climb is rewarding so be ready for that, check these guys out for the
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    The horses were well trained and the guide was very knowledgeable. He was also attentive to the needs and physical condition of myself and my wife. This was an amazing experience that I highly recommend and the folks at St Leonard's Stables were friendly and warm. Highest
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    Response from Carla J, Owner at Horseback Riding Tour to Xunantunich
    Responded 01 Aug 2019
    Thank you Walter for taking time to write a review. We really appreciate your feedback and are very happy you and your wife had a nice time, particularly on such a hot day. I will also give some extra grain to Chiquitin and Tobit for their good behaviour!! Jorge is a great guide and strives to make sure everyone is well hydrated and having a wonderful time. We look forward to hosting you both again sometime in the future.
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    Most tours ask that you book a minimum of two people but I planned this trip going solo. I emailed the company and they were willing to sign me up. They make it so easy because they can pick you up and drop you off in San Ignacio. Since I stayed at an Airbnb in Bullet Tree
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    Response from Carla J, General Manager at Horseback Riding Tour to Xunantunich
    Responded 08 Jul 2019
    Thank you for taking time to write a review. We really appreciate hearing your feedback and are very happy you had a great day riding our trusty steeds.Jorge is an amazing guide and looks forward to sharing his wisdom with all guests. We are so happy you were able to join a small group going to Xunantunich and we wish you all the best in your new job.
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