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Amazing Horse Riding Holiday in Belize

Sleeping Giant Rainforest Lodge would like to invite you to experience an unforgettable horse riding holiday at their pristine paradise in the Mayan Heartland. Enjoy a two-hour jaunt through an open orchard and jungle trails in the company of Jose, a resident cowboy. Not only will you get to explore the 600-acre property, but you can also take a dip in refreshing natural pools. From the moment you check in at the front desk, you are guided seamlessly through the full jungle lodge experience. From beautiful accommodations to meals, entertainment, cultural immersion, guided tours and more, there is no lovelier way to relax and escape from the modern world.

Key information

  • Rider weight limit: 280 pounds / 127 kilograms
  • Horse height range: Between 15.6 and 16.8 hands. There is also a standing platform for riders to mount
  • Tack type: Breastplates, Breech, Saddle Blankets, Brindle, Halters, Reins, and Bits
  • Horse breed: Quarter


  • Moderate intensity ride
  • An enjoyable horse riding session for couples
  • Use of all grounds, including pools, gazebo hike, orchard trails, and sitting areas
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi access where available
  • Complimentary welcome drinks on arrival
  • 1 night accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner


1 day with instruction
Airport transfer available:
Philip S. W. Goldson International Airport (US$150 per person)
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  • Hot tub / Jacuzzi
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)
  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Concierge desk
  • Garden
  • Luggage room / storage
  • Poolside bar
  • Restaurant
  • Special menu request
  • Bicycle rental
  • Free parking
  • Internet access
  • Ironing / ironing board
  • Parking lot
  • Wedding
  • Outdoor shower

This award-winning resort features 30 spacious rooms, complete with handcrafted wooden furnishings, comforting earthy colors and sophisticated contemporary touches. Decked out with espresso machines, air conditioning, and an unplugged environment, it's impossible to find a more refined or relaxing atmosphere. Offering amenities such as in-room massages and riverside dinners to sprawling citrus orchards and a mountain gazebo, Sleeping Giant Rainforest Lodge treats you to an immersive and soul-satisfying experience that leaves you refreshed, revitalized, and ready to face your next adventure. When you stay there, you're part of that too.

The lodge and grounds include a swimming pool, large hot tub, spa services upon request, phone services at the main jungle palapa, a restaurant on the third floor of the palapa and a bar/lounge on the second floor, complimentary Wi-Fi access at the main palapa and restaurant, complimentary single and double-person river kayaks, and stand-up paddleboards.

Creekside Cottage

These cottages offer stunning views of the gardens, hills and a spring fed creek that runs through the property. They are all set up with a king size bed but provide the option of adding a single bed or a set of bunk beds on request. All cottages feature large showers with an open-air bathtub, sitting area, electric skylight ceiling, and espresso machine. Outside, strategically-placed hammocks that are the best possible vantage point for taking in the natural world all around, or maybe just the best place for enjoying a good book or a glass of wine. These standalone units offer privacy, along with the comfort needed for a couple's unique experience.


Belize is well known as a diverse vacation destination in Central America. With a variety of amazing adventures, combined with exceptional accommodations, great services, and facilities in stunning settings, you can have an awe-inspiring experience, while on vacation in Belize. Sleeping Giant Rainforest Lodge takes the worry out of planning so that you, your family and friends can focus on having a lifetime of memories together, guaranteed to bring you back for yet another visit to Belize.


  • Belmopan - approximately 30 minutes
  • Dangriga Town - approximately 55 minutes
  • Hopkins Village - approximately 65 minutes
  • San Ignacio Town - approximately 75 minutes
  • Belize City - approximately 90 minutes
  • International Airport (PGIA) - approximately 95 minutes
  • Placencia - approximately 120 minutes



  • Cooking classes
  • Cycling
  • Hiking
  • Horse riding
  • Massage
  • Snorkeling
  • Spa
  • Swimming
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)


  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Beach
  • Concierge desk
  • Garden
  • Hammock
  • Poolside bar
  • Restaurant
  • River
  • Special menu request


  • Bicycle rental
  • Internet access
  • Parking lot
  • Tour assistance
  • Wedding


The Grove House is a field-to-table eatery sourcing most of its food right here in Cayo, Belize. Highly trained Belizean chefs are dedicated to creating an unforgettable dining experience, brought to you in the airy lofted restaurant. Enjoy salads, stews and desserts as you’ve never had them before, indulge in the breakfast buffet and sip fresh-squeezed OJ from the very own orchard.

When you dine with Sleeping Giant, you'll also enjoy herbs from the property, locally raised meats, wild game animals and the fruit for which Belize is so well known. Let's just say the restaurant is the No. 1 ranked restaurant in the area on TripAdvisor for a good reason, and they can't wait to show you how good Belizean food can be.

Things to do (optional)

Cultural experiences

  • Riverside Maya cooking experience
  • Garifuna culture immersion and beach day
  • Belmopan market, local crafts, and chocolate making

Cave expeditions

  • St. Herman’s Cave tubing adventure
  • Ceremonial Cave at Sleeping Giant
  • Waterfall Cave expedition

Mayan Ruins

  • Tikal Maya Ruin Adventure
  • Xunantunich and Maya culture day

Rainforest Adventures

  • Jungle safari after dark
  • Angel falls zip-lining
  • Sleeping Giant nature hike
  • Mountain top gazebo hike
  • Sleeping Giant rappelling adventure

Wildlife and nature tours

  • Horse buggy tour with jungle bridges
  • Xunantunich Maya Ruins and Green Iguana Conservation Project
  • Sunrise bird watching in Belize
  • The Belize Zoo experience
  • South water reef snorkeling trip

Spa treatments

  • Aromatherapy massage
  • Deep tissue massage
  • Algae massage
  • Tropical fruit scrub
  • Seaweed body scrub
  • Honey body polish
  • Mud mask
  • Facial
  • Manicure
  • Pedicure

What's included

  • 1 night accommodation
  • 1 ride of two hours for couples
  • Use of all grounds, including pools, gazebo hike, orchard trails, and sitting areas
  • Complimentary welcome drinks on arrival
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi access where available

What's not included

  • Meals
  • Other expenses
  • Transfers to/from the airport
  • Taxes (12.5% government sales tax, 9% hotel tax, and 10% resort fee)

How to get there

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Arrival by airplane

The nearest airstrip is the Hector D. Silva landing strip (BCV) located just outside Belmopan City. Sleeping Giant Rainforest Lodge can arrange scheduled flights or private charters for your trip on Tropic Air.

On scheduled flights each passenger traveling domestically is permitted one carry-on, not to exceed 15 pounds (6.8 kilograms), and two checked bags. Checked bag size is restricted to 62 inches (157 centimeters) in length, 30 inches (76 centimeters) in width and 15 inches (38 centimeters) in height. Excess bags may be placed on a space available status.

For international flights, first, you need to arrive at Philip S. W. Goldson International Airport (BZE). If you are looking for transport to and from the lodge, please inquire at the time of your booking and they will help you set up transport.

Arrival and departure transfers can be arranged in advance and are provided via private air-conditioned minivans (8 passenger maximum). Private transfer from and to Belize International Airport is 150 USD plus taxes for 1-4 persons per trip. Extra persons incur an additional 20 USD each, plus taxes.

Airport: Philip S. W. Goldson International Airport Airport transfer available: Philip S. W. Goldson International Airport (US$150 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 100% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
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