Saturday: If you arrive by International flight, you will be met outside the arrival zone at the airport by a driver who will be holding a sign with your name on it. Alternative pickup locations can be arranged and rates may vary. A stop at the Belize Zoo can be added to your arrival or departure transfer depending on arrival time. The zoo closes at 3:30 pm. This would need to be arranged with the lodge when making your reservation. Depending on arrival time, you may enjoy some of the lodge activities such as: a refreshing swim in the pool, a hike on the trails, river tubing, canoeing and more. Or relax and decompress to the sounds, smells and views of the jungle river valley from your own verandah. Enjoy your first dinner & cocktails in their open-air fine dining restaurant. Alternatively, an intimate private candlelight dinner service can be arranged for a fee to be paid at the lodge.
I brought my college-aged niece on this horseback riding trip and we both had an amazing week! The food was excellent, fresh, delicious, plentiful and accommodated special requests well. The owners made us feel like family, eating most dinners with us and serving up drinks after a day of riding. We felt well taken care of by our horses, sturdy endurance, mixed Quarter Horse/local stock, as we picked through the jungle trails which are sometimes muddy, steep, and covered by roots. We can't say too many glowing comments about our guide, who is an expert horseman, combat medic, birder and tracker who knew every plant and tree, as well as Mayan history. The ranch's accommodations, cabanos, are rustic, but clean and refreshed each day - including placement of beautiful flowers in the room/bathroom. Special requests, such as laundry services, a hankering for salsa one evening, a second stop at the local market to pick up a souvenir, were readily met. We loved hearing the sounds of the jungle at night and in the morning when the numerous birds awoke. We highly recommend this trip to others.