1. The Belize Travelcast
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Horseback Riding to the Xunantunich Maya Temples

Rodolfo & Carla Juan 50 minutes


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In this virtual experience, we traveled through the trails of ancient Maya village squares in the outskirts of San Jose Succotz and explored one of Belize’s largest ancient Maya cities, Xunantunich, with Rodolfo Juan and Carla Juan, the dynamic duo from St. Leonards Tours. Xunantunich Archaeological Site is a popular attraction for many travelers. It features the El Castillo Temple, the second-largest man-made structure in Belize at 130 feet from the plaza floor, and the largest Maya tomb ever found in Belize!

Join us for a journey into the history of western Belize in the days of the Ancient Maya. A quiet riverside trail will take you to the village of San Jose Succotz where you will cross the Mopan River by a hand-cranked ferry. Along the way, you will learn how the local Maya lives. Then, you will visit the world-renowned Xunantunich Maya temples and learn about its history and importance in the region. Carla and Rodolfo both share a passion for nature, tour guiding, and horseback riding. They are the best guides to take you on this journey!

This tour is the perfect opportunity to learn about the history of the ancient Mayas that lived in the city of Xunantunich as well as the nearby settlements on the outskirts of San Jose Succotz. Listen to this episode of The Belize Travelcast to be immersed in Maya history and nature!

St Leonard's Tours is family owned and operated by Carla & Rodolfo. Let us make Belize your backyard and lead you to unforgettable places in our comfortable air conditioned vehicles ... morewith your private, professional and knowledgeable local guides.

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$
20
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$
25
/ Person
Departs From:
San Ignacio Town
Provider:
Do you want to learn some basic horsemanship? This tour is designed for people who want an introduction to handling, saddling and riding a horse while enjoying the beautiful countryside ... moreand connecting with nature. This customized experience is perfect for you. 
Minimum of 2 persons per tour. This tour is only available through Belizing.com
$
75
/ Adult
Departs From:
San Ignacio Town
Provider:
A quiet riverside trail will take you to the village of San Jose Succotz where you will cross the river by ferry. Just a little further on is the well known Mayan city complex of Xunantunich. ... moreAfter an hour exploring this site, you will be happy for your steady steed to get you off your feet for your ride home. WEIGHT limit: 245 lbs per rider (comfortable long pants higly recommeded) Minimum of 2 persons 

Time: 4-5 hours (includes 1 hour at the site)

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Rodolfo & Carla Juan

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