Our most popular tour is a scenic half-day horseback ride to Xunantunich Mayan ruins. Lunch on our farm including organically-grown food and entrance fees to the ruins are included as well as transportation within San Ignacio. Each tour is suitable for beginners and is led by a member of the Hanna Stables staff.
Xunantunich Horseback Riding Rates
Price per adult (no minimum): $72 USD
Price per child under 12 years of age: $48 USD
*If you have a large group of 5 people or more, please contact us for availability.
Tour Duration: Approximately 4 hours, depending on desire to explore. It is a 1-hour ride to the ruins, 1 hour of exploration at the ruins, 1-hour lunch, and another 1-hour ride back to the stables.
Tour Availability: Tours are conducted daily, even on holidays. Tours start at a time of your choosing between the hours of 8am-1pm.
Included in the Fee: Local transportation (pickup/drop off) within San Ignacio, entrance fees to Xunantunich, horseback riding with a guide, and lunch on our farm (dietary restrictions can be accommodated).
Experience: No previous horseback riding experience required; helmets are supplied.
Weight limit: 250 lbs (113.4 kg) per person.
Capacity: We can take single riders, couples, or groups of up to 15 people. No minimum amount of people needed to book. Please contact us if your group has more than 4 people.
Please scroll to the bottom of the page to make online reservations at least 24 hours in advance. For last minute bookings, please call Santiago at +501 661-1536. Before you reserve your spot, please read and understand the cancellation policy.
The tour begins at Hanna Stables, a family-owned horseback riding establishment where over 45 horses call home. When you arrive, meet your local Belizean guide for the day and then mount your horses to depart! The ride to Xunantunich includes a well-maintained trail through a large private farm and along the banks of the Mopan River in the village of San Jose Succotz. You will cross the river on an ancient hand-operated ferry, and then ride your horse up to Xunantunich. When you arrive, prepare to dismount and let your horse rest while you explore Xunantunich by foot for as long as you desire. Afterward, we will ride back to the farm where we will enjoy a delicious lunch of traditional Belizean dishes featuring ingredients grown on our organic farm.
- The History of Xunantunich Mayan Ruins
- What to Wear for Horseback Riding
- Food and Drinks in Belize
- How to Get to Hanna Stables
All Inclusive Vacation Packages
If you would like to stay with us overnight AND take advantage of some of our great activities such as horseback riding to Xunantunich, we offer all-inclusive vacation packages that include overnight accommodations on our organic farm and activities. You can stay with us for as little as one night or as many as ten nights. We’ll provide meals during your stay and you can do as many activities and horseback rides as you please!