Visitors are often surprised to see that there are so many horses in a jungle setting. Horses traditionally have been used in Belize for land-based transportation. A horse hauling poles from the jungle, tilling fields, or pulling a Mennonite wagon to market, are still common sights.
On the inland portion of our packages you will have the opportunity to explore the Cayo District on horseback through half or full-day rides. Everything from a simple, pleasurable ride through the Cayo countryside to more adventurous trips to Caves and Maya archaeological sites. Below are the most popular full and half-day horseback riding options offered by duPlooy's Jungle Lodge Resort.
For riders of any level, sightseeing from the back of a horse is always fun. How about a ride along canopied jungle trails, lush fields and forests to the small Mayan village of San Jose Succotz; crossing the Mopan River on a hand-cranked ferry before arriving at your destination, Xunantunich a Maya archaeological site. After a guided tour of the site, sample tasty Belizean cooking at one of our favorite local restaurant, before returning by horse or by vehicle (if you're feeling a bit stiff).
Or enjoy an hour and a half's ride through forest, field and orchard along the Macal River, with a riverside picnic lunch, followed by a leisurely float downstream in a canoe or inner tubes.
For the more adventurous there is the option of adding a 40-minute hike to Flour Camp Cave; with plenty of time to explore this facinating cave before you begin your float downstream to duPlooy's beach. On your way back there are numerous spots to stop for a refreshing swim. No worries - Your guide will return the horses to duPlooy's for you.
Enjoy riding through tropical deciduous forest,
jungle trails, meadows, open savannas, and
small subsistence farms, all while taking in picturesque views of the the Cayo countryside.
If you would like to just view the area from the back of a horse without a particular destination in mind, a half-day's nature ride on our jungle trails is just what you are looking for.
Not too sure of how much time you want to spend on a horse? Try an hour or two guided ride around the nearby trails and the Belize Botanic Garden.. For added fun get dropped off at the riverside for a 30-45 minute downstream float by inner tube to duPlooy's beach. You can even arrange, ahead of time, to have your picnic lunch delivered to you upon your arrival.
Visit and enjoy Cayo District with duPlooy Travel as part of a
Jungle & Reef Holiday Vacation Package to Belize ...
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