Unique Horseback Riding Tours 

by McNab Editorial Team
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Are you a nature lover? Do you enjoy eco traveling? Then you’ve come to the right place – Belize is here for you to be one with nature and experience this country like never before. Horseback riding gives you the perfect opportunity to wander outdoors and admire all the species of wildlife and amazing plant life away from the noise and traffic of the towns and cities. Here in Belize, you can find many horseback riding tours at various destinations, making it easy to discover a tour much suited to you and your family or friends.  

Where to Find Horseback Riding? 

The district of Cayo is well known for its lush jungle areas and pristine hills; this makes it the center of eco-resorts and a variety of eco-activities. In San Ignacio and the Mountain Pine Ridge you can find everything eco-related; whether it is the rainforest, waterfalls, birding, or exploring the Maya Ruins. If you’re not a big fan of nature walks but still want to experience these adventures, then guess what? You can do all these things on horseback – which is an adventure in itself.  

Hidden Valley Inn and Reserve  

Located in the Santa Elena area and near Mountain Pine Ridge, this is a private reserve tucked away into the heart of the jungle surrounded by much wildlife. It offers horseback riding tours to the Mayan Ruins, through waterfalls and rivers, into caves and around the reserve. On-site, there are skilled guides to ensure your safety, so all you have to do is enjoy the beautiful scenery.   

Banana Bank

A family-owned establishment for over 70 years located in San Ignacio, the farm is known as San Lorenzo Farm and offers two main tours: Xunantunich and a tour around the farm, or both. They also take tours to Tikal, Caracol, El Pilar and many other sites in San Ignacio.  

Black Rock Lodge 

Nestled in the lush Belize jungle, this lodge gives you a view of the Macal River and is located near Don Elijio Panti Nature Reserve/National Park. They take tours to Xunantunich, Flour Camp Cave, Actun Kan, or through Lizarraga Farm.  

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Written by Reyann Garcia

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