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Horseback Riding -- The terrain here is wonderful for horseback riding. Most horseback tours will take you to one or more of the major attractions in this area, or at least to some quiet swimming hole or isolated waterfall. Most of the hotels out here offer horseback riding tours. Alternatively, you can contact the folks at Mountain Equestrian Trails (tel. 669-1124; www.metbelize.com), who have one of the better stables and horse riding operations in the Cayo District. A half-day trip including lunch costs BZ$122 (US$61/£32) per person; a full-day trip costs BZ$166 (US$83/£44).

Mountain Biking -- This region lends itself equally well to mountain biking. The same trails and dirt roads that are used by cars and horses are especially well suited for fat-tire explorations. Most of the hotels in the region have bikes for rent or free for guests. If not, you'll probably have to have them arrange it for you, or contact an agency in San Ignacio.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.