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San Ignacio, Belize
Xunantunich Riding tour

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Safety measures
icon4 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English and 1 more
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Ride a horse to the Maya ceremonial center of Xunantunich on a 4-hour private tour from a legendary riding stable in San Ignacio. Follow your guide along the gentle Mopan River, and watch for tropical birds and howler monkeys among the trees. Enjoy a sweeping view of the Xunantunich complex, then spend an hour at the fascinating site; take in the towering El Castillo pyramid and enjoy the serenity of the rural spot as you ride through the partially excavated ruins before returning to San Ignacio.
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Perfect for all ages and skill level
  • Popular choice with kids
  • Small group ensures personal service
  • All necessary equipment included
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
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bottle water, light snack & entrance fee to Xunantunich
Local, professional guide
Hotel pickup and drop-off in San Ignacio
pickups & drop offs OUTSIDE San Ignacio Town
Gratuities
pickups OUTSIDE San Ignacio Town must be arranged with local provider prior to tour date.

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
morning ride: 7:30am PICKUP WEIGHT will be confirmed at our St Leonard's stable.
Give us name of your GOLD STANDARD hotel/resort and we'll let you know if its OUTSIDE of San Ignacio town) Additional fees for pickup & drop off to hotels/resorts outside of San Ignacio town.
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

Departure Time

7:30 AM
  • 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 4 pax; WEIGHT LIMIT 245 lbs per rider
  • ATTIRE recommended: Any long pants, comfortable closed toes footwear
  • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended (NO FLIP FLOPs)
  • NB: SHARED small group tours - 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 7 travelers
  • OPERATED BY St Leonard's Tours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Xunantunich Riding tour?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Xunantunich Riding tour.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Xunantunich Riding tour?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Xunantunich Riding tour.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Xunantunich Riding tour?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Xunantunich Riding tour.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Xunantunich Riding tour?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Xunantunich Riding tour.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Xunantunich Riding tour?
A:This activity will have a maximum of 7 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Xunantunich Riding tour.

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Memorable Experience
Kennitha_W
, Sep 2021
The tour guide Alio was amazing!!! The entire trip, from pick up to the end exceeded my expectations. He was very knowledgeable, humorous, and patient. The horse experience to the Mayan ruin was breathtaking.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Thank you for riding with us. We are very happy to know you had a great experience with us. Thank you and all the best.
star-5
PUT THIS on your bucket list!!
ArielM
, Aug 2021
I don't think you're going beat riding on horseback through Belizean valley for 1 hour to Xunatunich and then get a full education tour of the temples and ruins. THIS WAS INCREDIBLE. It even RAINED and it was still a gorgeous and life-changing experience. Emilio was informative, kind, respectful, funny, friendly and all-around efficient during our tour. This is not something you should pass up if you're going to Belize. Please book through this amazing group of people!!
icon Response from Host , Aug 2021
Thank you for taking time to write this review. We are so happy you had a great day riding our horses, enjoying the Mayan site of Xunantunich and having a wonderful time with Elio. Elio is indeed an amazing guide and everyone at St Leonard's is happy you had a memorable time with us. Thank you once again and we look forward to having you join us again sometime in the future.
star-5
Must Try
Wendy_B
, Aug 2021
This tour was awesome. I planned this to be something special for me and my daughter to do as a memorable experience. Our guide Jose was helpful, and knowledgeable and Mrs. Carla very careful about her seating for her horses, which I appreciated. Mark is Carla’s son and kept my daughter engaged and assisted her in the ride. I would highly recommend. The scenery and ride were awesome. Wear long pants, apply sunblock, and bring cash for the venders that are by the roadside. We enjoyed taking pictures at the top and the guides were wonderful in making this very enjoyable and entertaining.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2021
Thank you for your feedback. It's great to hear you and your daughter had a great time riding with us. Our team is proud to look after your safety and comfort, so you can all enjoy your ride. Thank you for making us part of your memorable experience in Belize. Hope to have you again.
star-5
Must Do!
Jennifer_P
, Aug 2021
A fantastic trip with patient people for our large group. Our kiddos (9 & 6) were well attended to, and the ride next to the river was peaceful and interesting. This was a slower-paced ride, but great for the beginners in our group. The tour of Xuantunich was amazing - Ellyo (sorry if I spelled it wrong!) was a wealth of information as he has participated in the excavation of the site. He was able to give history along with keep the information fun and relatable for the kids. Highly recommended. Even though you can drive up to the ruins, nothing sets the mood like arriving on horseback.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2021
Thank you for your great feedback; Happy you enjoyed our gentle ride, the green peaceful trails, the ruins and our guide. Thank you for riding with us, but most important thank you for trusting us with your loved ones. We hope to have you enjoy another of our memorable tours. All the best.
star-5
Amazing!
Allison_M
, Jun 2021
We had such a good time riding and exploring Xunantunich with Carla. She loves the history and archeology in the ruin. She even knew one of the archeologists working on an excavation so we got to see the artifacts they were finding. The stables were easy to find if you are driving yourself from Sanognacio.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2021
Truly a great experience to share with you what we love: our country and our people and our history. Thank you for riding with us, our love for what we do gives us the opportunity to meet people who are always eager to share their work with us and our guests. Thank you for letting us lead the way to that special and unique experience - not always planned, but thank you for trusting us.
star-5
Funtime for first timers for horseback riding
Daniel_K
, Apr 2021
First time horseback riding and it was a pleasant ride. Guides helpful and made it easy to ride the horses. The ruins were crazy and awe inspiring. Would book with them again.
icon Response from Host , Apr 2021
Thank you for making us your first riding experience. It's great to hear you had a great time with our horses, our guides and at the majestic Xunantunich. Life is fun, keep enjoying. Once again thank you!!We'd love to have you back.
star-4
Great way to see Xunantunich
elvis
, Jan 2021
Excellent tour of Xunantunich with a relaxing ride to and from the famous Mayan ruin. Very friendly and engaging guides and chilled horses and a fun river crossing.
icon Response from Host , Jan 2021
Thank you for riding with us. Great to know you enjoyed every part of your tour, guides, horses, ruins. Indeed, its a great way to visit Xunantunich; Highly recommended for riders with some riding experience. Hope to meet you again and all the best for 2021.
star-5
Loved it!
jamesrunnels
, Jan 2020
Our guide Carla was very nice, patient, and knowledgeable. Neither of us had any real riding experience but her teaching and helpful tips made it an extraordinary adventure. The ruins were magnificent as well!
star-5
Scheduled an afternoon tour since we...
jfritzaz51
, Mar 2018
Scheduled an afternoon tour since we had arrived the evening prior. Our guide Carla was awesome! She provided water bottles, snacks, was most attentive. Do not need to be an experienced horseback rider.......so much better than visiting Xunantunich on a motor coach bus!
star-5
Carla, our guide, was very...
Regina N
, Jul 2017
Carla, our guide, was very knowledgeable and grew up around San Ignacio. Xunichtunich was pretty much her playground and told us all about the history as well as the continuation of archeological discoveries as recent as this year! Highly recommend touring with her, horseback riding was also a blast

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