Xunantunich Horse Ride: Excursion to Ancient Maya Ruins at Buena Vista with Jungle Trails
5 Ratings
San Ignacio
Embark on a thrilling horse ride to the ancient Maya ruins of Buena Vista, exploring jungle trails and witnessing the wonders of the rainforest. Discover the rich history of Xunantunich and enjoy breathtaking views from the highest temple.
Duration: 6 hours
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
  • Xunantunich - Our Tour guide will give you a guided Tour of Xunantunich
What's Included
  • Complimentary bottled water provided
  • Tasty snacks to keep you energized
  • Delicious lunch included in the tour
  • Safety helmets provided for all activities
  • All entrance fees covered
  • Selection of alcoholic beverages available
What's Not Included
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pick up and drop off outside of San Ignacio Town
Additional Information

Embark on a horseback adventure to the ancient Mayan site of Buena Vista, immersing yourself deep into the heart of the natural world to soak up the aura of our rainforest, plant life, and wildlife. Beginning in the Savana region, relish the picturesque landscape while riding alongside the serene Mopan River, and if you’re fortunate, catch sight of Howler Monkeys leaping from tree to tree, their strong howls echoing through the forest. Roam through the jungle paths leading to various Plazas, and acquaint yourself with their significance in Mayan heritage. Depending on the river’s depth, you may have the chance to ride in it. Following the ride, a short 10-minute drive will take you to the Xunantunich site. On top of the tallest temple, you will be treated to an awe-inspiring view of endless rainforest canopy, the Belizean border town of Benque Viejo, and its adjacent, Melchor de Mencos of Guatemala.

  • Please note: a minimum of 2 passengers is required in order for this tour to operate. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund. Take note, the hotel pick up and drop off applies for hotels within San Ignacio town limits. For hotels outside of San Ignacio town, a surcharge applies.
San Ignacio
Ground floor of Elviras Building by Ervas Restaurant
Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

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Mar 14, 2024
Very interesting tour. Highly recommend! - The tour is really fun! The horseback riding part is in a beautiful farm. The farm has woods, river, some Mayan ruins, and some parts of grassland with a gorgeous view. Very nice combination with Xunantunich.
Review provided by Viator
Nov 30, 2023
Horses & Ruins, oh my!!! - Our guide who drove us and came along for the horseback riding, Selwyn, was super friendly and very accommodating! The trail ride through the jungle was wonderful! The horses knew exactly what to do when it came to navigating muddy parts, slick rocks, and climbing steep hills. Be sure to bring your bug spray. I picked off a couple ticks from the bottom of my pant legs. Afterwards, Selwyn set up a picnic table lunch with homemade food prepared by local single mothers (chicken, beans/rice, rum punch, cole slaw, fried plantains, and chips/salsa). Everything was delicious! There are several local vendors where we picnicking, so if you're looking for a souvenir to buy, it's super convenient to stop by during lunch. We went to Xunantunich ruins after eating. Our tour guide Allyson was incredibly knowledgeable! He showed us how to climb up El Castillo and helped us take awesome photos. We had the best time all day and were so impressed!
Review provided by Viator
Oct 2, 2023
Beautiful way to tour the ruins! - Very educational tour of Xunantunich followed by a fun ride with the horses to a small remote ruin. The guides and the men at the stable were so welcoming and attentive to us! The horses were beautiful, and the ride was short and easy. The lunch after was lovely!
Review provided by Viator
Jan 4, 2022
Edgar is the man! (Even in the rain) - We did the horse back riding and xunantunich tour with Edgar. Edgar was so nice and informative, knew everything there was to know about the Belize rain forest and Mayan culture. We started off the day by horse back riding through trails in the jungle. We saw small Mayan ruins, both excavated and not. Edgar then took us to xunantunich which was great. Again he answered our million questions and we ended with lunch. Even in the rain, he went above and beyond to make sure we had a great day!
Review provided by Viator
Feb 24, 2024
The trip I paid for that I never took. - Not going because no one else signed up for it and being charged anyway. The trip required at least 2 people but only I signed up. I cancelled but was charged anywY.
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up to 15 guests
May 2024