Mayan Jungle and Caracol Ride

  • Trip Duration
  • 8
  • 7
  • Riding Time
  • 4
    days riding
  • 5-6
    hrs per day riding
  • Group Size
  • 2 - 12
    Guests per group
Mayan Jungle and Tikal- horseback riding in Belize

Mayan Jungle and Caracol Ride

Ride Overview

For many people, the regular 6-day Mayan Jungle Ride is not enough. With this itinerary, you have the option to stay for additional two days to explore Caracol, the inspiring Mayan ruins in the Chiquibul Forest Reserve.

During your five days of this horseback riding vacation in Belize each trek will offer a different vista and unique experience.  Canter through rain forest bearing lush foliage and tropical bird-life.  Observe toucans, hummingbirds, tanagers, orioles, motmots, warblers, parrots, raptors and maybe even catch a glimpse of the rare Keel-billed motmot.  Climb over the mountains of the Pine Ridge Reserve to destinations including waterfalls and ancient Mayan caves and ruins.

Then take advantage of a day to explore the Caracol Mayan ruins, one of the largest in the Mayan world at 15 square miles, and once supporting a population of 120,000 people. It was occupied as early as 1200 BCE, with the greatest period of construction between 600 and 900 CE. See these momentous historical ruins firsthand, including the main pyramid, Caana, the tallest Mayan building and man-made structure in Belize.

Return each evening to a comfortable cabana, a hearty meal, and the warm hospitality of your hosts.

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Stay at an award-winning family operated Off-Grid jungle lodge offering cozy cabanas and a range of amenities including a new saltwater infinity jungle pool. Each room offers private bathrooms, ceiling fans, USB charging ports and LED lighting. The fully sustainable eco lodge is located on 105 acres of Nature Reserve, and is a fully operational citrus farm, with a half mile of riverfront along the Macal River.

Meals & Drink

A variety of foods are served including Mexican, Tex-Mex, rice and beans, homemade tortillas and breads, and local Belize fare. Vegetarian menus are easy to accommodate as many fresh fruits and vegetables are grown right in the area. Meals are taken at the lodge or the stable's cantina. The Cantina is the center of action at the stable, as a general meeting area.

Ride & Horse Details

  • Overview:
    A mixture of Quarter Horse and regional stock, the horses are owned and maintained on a 150-acre ranch. Being well trained and cared for, the horses have a gentle disposition, are sure-footed, and are conditioned for stamina and endurance. The outfitter offers excellent Abetta endurance saddles with 15-16" seats. These saddles do not have a horn and they have a wide endurance stirrup. Bridles utilized are western with curb bits or hackamores.
  • Horse Breeds:
    local quarterhorse cross
  • Trip Pace:
    slow to moderate
  • Tack:
    Abetta Endurance Saddles
  • Weight limit:
    200 lbs

Activities for Non - Riders

While riders are on horseback, there are no separate activities planned for non-riders, who can enjoy the accommodations and region independently.

Meeting Point

Belize City

With first-hand knowledge of the exciting tours we offer, the ride consultants at Equitours look forward to answering any questions you might have about this ride. We want to help make sure that you select the trip of your dreams. Please call or email and get ready to pack your bags for a wonderful adventure!

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