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Horseback Ride to the Forgotten Jungle City

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    What to Expect
    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.
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    Departure Point
    Burns Avenue, San Ignacio, Cayo District, Belize
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    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Bottled water
    • Lunch
    • Professional guide
    • Transport by private vehicle
    • Gratuities
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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    Additional Info
    • 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
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 3 March 2018

    Where to begin? We can hardly believe that this tour is not one of the top attractions in this area due to its unique and adventurous characteristics that allow one to experience not only the jungle in its most natural majesty, but experience the awe...More

    Date of experience: February 2018
    2  Thank amandahY694JI
    JungleSplashTours, General Manager at Jungle Splash Eco-Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 27 March 2019

    Amanda, what a awesome tour description of the Forgotten Jungle city Horseback riding tour! We are very happy to hear about your unique tour experience while choosing to tour with us. You are a true adventurer! Kind Regards Christy M

    Reviewed 15 January 2018

    I dont really ride horses but this was worth all of it. Robert took us through the jungle to a cave filled with maya pottery and to the forgotten city now covered by the jungle. Excellent guiding from Robert who is full of info about...More

    Date of experience: January 2018
    Thank Elena P
    JungleSplashTours, General Manager at Jungle Splash Eco-Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2018

    Thank you for booking this unique tour that we offer Elena P. The forgotten Jungle city is definitely off the beaten path We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed touring with us! Regards Christy M

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    • Jungle Splash Eco-Tours
    • Duration: 24h
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    • Hotel Pickup
    • Languages Offered: English, Spanish
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