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Horseback Riding Tour to Xunantunich

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    This tour includes  transportation to & from San Ignacio, entrance fees, private wrangler & guide, riding helmets, purified water & energy bar.
    Start from one of the most popular horse riding stables in Belize. It has a long and pioneering history that is also distinguished for being the home of legendary race horses and in more recent years as the home of endurance racing.
    This unique tour is conducted by experienced wranglers/local tour guides, and on award winning horses. You will start at our St Leonard's Stable and continue on to jungle and riverside trails en route to the modern day Mayan Village of San Jose Succotz. You will take a hand-cranked ferry before continuing your ride for one mile to the amazing archeological site of Xunantunich.
    Climb the impressive El Castillo at Xunantunich and get a first hand experience of this once powerful Maya site, towering over its neighboring sites. Let the site's structures whisper their well kept secrets through your knowledgeable local guides.
    No hassle, no hurry, just you, our great horses, amazing Maya site, our world class guides.
    NB: if you are thinking of booking another activity/tour - for the afternoon, its best to book it for after 1pm (from San Ignacio Town).
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    All reviews wonderful trip highly recommend this tour well taken care horseback riding plants and animals knowledgeable guide mayan ruins an amazing experience atm cave ranch novice jorge stables horses farm xunantunich woods
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    Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

    The horses were well trained and the guide was very knowledgeable. He was also attentive to the needs and physical condition of myself and my wife. This was an amazing experience that I highly recommend and the folks at St Leonard's Stables were friendly and...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank Waltew189
    Carla J, Owner at St Leonard's Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

    Thank you Walter for taking time to write a review. We really appreciate your feedback and are very happy you and your wife had a nice time, particularly on such a hot day. I will also give some extra grain to Chiquitin and Tobit for...More

    Reviewed 5 July 2019 via mobile

    Most tours ask that you book a minimum of two people but I planned this trip going solo. I emailed the company and they were willing to sign me up. They make it so easy because they can pick you up and drop you off...More

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    Carla J, General Manager at St Leonard's Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2019

    Thank you for taking time to write a review. We really appreciate hearing your feedback and are very happy you had a great day riding our trusty steeds.Jorge is an amazing guide and looks forward to sharing his wisdom with all guests. We are so...More

    Reviewed 30 June 2019 via mobile

    The tour to Xunantunich Mayan ruins and the market was one of the highlights of our trip. Carla picked us up at our amazing eco lodge called Vanilla Hills and gave us a great tour of the St. Ignacio market. Carla knows all about the...More

    Date of experience: June 2019
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    rodolfo j, Owner at St Leonard's Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 July 2019

    We are very happy you had an enjoyable time riding to Xunantuich. Having pioneered this tour many years ago, we are grateful that you not just took the tour but also took time to write such a kind review. Being on top of a huge...More

    Reviewed 25 June 2019

    What an amazing experience! We can't say enough about Carla. Her knowledge of Belize and the Mayan culture was so extensive and engaging. Her stories made you feel as if you were transported to a different place and time. With it being 102 degrees with...More

    Date of experience: June 2019
    Thank Adventurer793902
    Carla J, Owner at St Leonard's Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2019

    Thank you for such a kind review. Yes, some days can be very hot and we appreciate the fact you handled the heat with aplomb. We look forward to taking you on another adventure when you return to my part of the world.

    Reviewed 28 April 2019

    One of our favorite parts of our trip to Belize! The ride to and from the ruins was along a river and beautiful - we were on the afternoon tour and had the ruins to explore almost to ourselves (which was a pleasant unexpected surprise)!...More

    Date of experience: April 2019
    Thank Asya R
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    Response from espie-travels | Reviewed this property |
    They recommend that you wear long pants and closed toe shoes. There were a couple people in my group who wore shorts. I’d recommend wearing closed toe shoes since you’ll be on the horse for awhile.
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    They will pick you up anywhere in town. They are amazing.
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