Horseback Riding Through the Jungles of Chaa Creek, Belize

Horseback Riding Through the Jungles of Chaa Creek, Belize

Set on the edge of a grassy knoll overlooking the Macal River, The Lodge at Chaa Creek is a destination all on its own. After enjoying our stay at Ka’ana Boutique Resort, we took the 10-minute taxi ride to one of Cayo District’s most popular attractions – Chaa Creek’s 365 acre nature reserve.

After settling in to our eco-lodge, we enjoyed lunch with the friendly marketing team at Chaa Creek before heading into the private nature reserve to tackle a 3-hour horseback riding tour.

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Growing up riding horses, Nicole is very comfortable on the back of a horse and ranks horseback riding high on her list of favourite outdoor activities. Cameron on the other hand, not so much.

The last time Cameron was convinced to get on a horse was back in 2006 when we were in Costa Rica. Hesitant and nervous, it didn’t take long for him to get comfortable and catch the rhythm. Thankfully, his horse “Independence” was understanding and well trained to handle inexperienced riders.

Horseback Riding at Chaa Creek, Belize

The acreage was stunning and seemingly endless. During our ride we passed several unexcavated Maya archaeological sites, having over 70 ancient Maya sites located on the nature reserve.

Our team traversed through thick jungle trails and open meadows, at times picking up a good canter and gallop. It was the perfect way to experience the foothills of the Maya Mountains at Chaa Creek!

Horseback Riding at Chaa Creek, Belize


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Disclosure – Our tour at the resort was complimentary, however the thoughts and opinions shared in this post are entirely our own

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Cam and Nicole Wears are newbie parents living in beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia. A passion for travel and outdoor adventure has taken them to over 70 countries on 6 continents in the past 10 years. Learn more about their story here. Follow them on Instagram and subscribe to their monthly newsletter.