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Horseback Ride to the Forgotten Jungle City

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San Ignacio, Belize
Horseback Ride to the Forgotten Jungle City

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icon1 day  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 1 more
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Overview

Venture deep into Belize’s rain forest to the ‘Forgotten Jungle City’ of Minanha on a full-day horseback riding adventure from San Ignacio. Trek through the Maya Mountains on a trusty steed to reach the archaeological site, where you can explore hidden caves, ceremonial temples, and burial chambers left behind by an ancient Mayan civilization.
  • Full-day tour by horseback to the ancient Mayan city of Minanha
  • Explore a complex of ancient ruins hidden by the thick jungle
  • See sacred Mayan artifacts and burial chambers deep inside a cave
  • Includes a typical Belizean lunch
  • Great way to explore Belize's ancient Mayan heritage
  • Convenient meeting location in central San Ignacio
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Bottled water
Lunch
Professional guide
Transport by private vehicle
Gratuities
Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point

Burns Avenue, San Ignacio, Belize

Departure Point: Burns Avenue, San Ignacio, Cayo District, Belize Address: Jungle Splash Eco Tours Office Burns Avenue, San Ignacio, Cayo District, Belize Dates: Daily Return point: Returns to original departure point

Departure Time

8:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Connect with your guide in central San Ignacio in the morning, and head to the local stables to meet your horse and saddle up. Soak up the unspoiled beauty of the Maya Mountains as you venture by horseback away from modern civilization and deep into the Belizean jungle.

Follow in the footsteps of archaeological explorers as you approach Minanha, a once-mighty Mayan city that was discovered buried under layers of thick jungle vegetation. Dismount your horse and climb among the 38 partially uncovered structures of this ‘lost’ city, including a ceremonial acropolis where you can admire the same view seen by ancient Mayan kings. Keep an eye out for the rare white morpho butterfly and other native wildlife as you explore.

Midday, recharge with an included lunch before venturing into the ancient Mayan underworld known as Xibalba by way of Isabella Cave. Strap on a headlamp to descend into a network of chambers that glimmer with natural crystalline formations, and see remnants of ancient burial artifacts left behind more than 1,000 years ago. When you return to the surface, climb back on your horse for the return journey to San Ignacio.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Dress code: Comfortable riding clothing (long pants and a sleeved shirt) are recommended
  • Vegetarian option is available; please advise at time of booking if required
  • Please specify if you have any dietary restrictions at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Jungle Splash Eco 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 Horseback Ride to the Forgotten Jungle City?
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
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
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What is the policy on sanitization during Horseback Ride to the Forgotten Jungle City?
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
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Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Horseback Ride to the Forgotten Jungle City?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Horseback Ride to the Forgotten Jungle City?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
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What is the maximum group size during Horseback Ride to the Forgotten Jungle City?
A:This activity will have a maximum of 4 travelers.

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Great experience
Michelle_B
, Mar 2020
Great experience. Would rate it as moderate exertion and would not take younger children. We rode thru farmlands and dense jungle. Had to dodge a few trees and be able to trot a short distance a few times. Up hills, etc. Crawled thru some neat caves and tight spaces. Lunch and guide were great. Jungle city was underwhelming as is covered in overgrowth and earth. Looks like just hills. Overall I would highly recommend.
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A true adventures experience
Anna_F
, Mar 2020
Where to start....It was an approximate 9 hours trip in total. The morning started with Robert our guide picking us up and driving us to the basecamp where we got our horses and set up on dirt roads leading to the dense Mayan rainforest,to a massive mayan cave which we got to explore .The cave had mayan pottery and several artifacts scattered through out.We then set off from the cave through the rainforest some more to a 90 ft buried mayan pyramid .There we had one of our best experiences of our lives(wont spoil it).Robert guided us the whole way .He was very knowledgeable..a true historian of Mayan culture and genuine cared about our experience. Would highly recommend to go on this tour it's a once in a lifetime experience.

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