Horseback Riding in Southern Belize
One of the best ways to explore the lush nature of Belize is on horseback. Unlike cars or ATVs which produce loud sounds that disturb animals, horses allow travelers to enter the natural world unheard, the perfect way to see and experience the ecological diversity of Belize.
Horseback riding is more than just a great way to get outdoors and explore the landscapes of Belize; it is also a fantastic way to get some exercise. Physiologists have discovered that even riding a horse at a light trot causes riders to burn the same amount of calories as a moderately intense workout equivalent to jogging, swimming, or playing volleyball.
Furthermore, horseback riding is considered a great activity to improve your posture, tone your back and thigh muscles, and activate your “core” abdominal muscles. Horseback riding is also a great way to relax and unwind mentally as it requires the rider to remain balanced while taking in the beautiful surroundings. Lastly, spending time with animals has been proven to raise serotonin levels, the so-called “feel good” hormones.
Roam Belize operates one of the most popular horseback riding tours in the country. Roam Belize’s horseback adventures take place in one of the most beautiful locations in southeastern Belize, a privately owned ranch. The ranch has its own herd of well-trained, very gentle horses who are intimately familiar with the riding trails on the property. This tour allows travelers to experience the wonders of the rainforest, including fragrant plants, colorful birds, and exotic animals like monkeys and giant iguanas.
Roam Belize’s horseback riding tour will take travelers into some of the most unspoiled terrain in the country, including a pristine river that flows down from the Maya Mountains. The horseback riding tour includes a stop at a natural swimming hole on the river which is located between two small rapids, making it the perfect place to unwind and cool off on a hot day.
Roam Belize’s horseback riding tour lasts for five hours. The price is $100 and includes transportation to the ranch, use of the horses, and all the necessary safety gear.
Roam Belize also offers guided tours to all the top attractions in the country. Roam Belize also rents vehicles so that travelers can explore Belize at their own pace. And for travelers who do not wish to drive themselves, Roam Belize provides door-to-door shuttle services and private ground transfers to any destination in Belize.