Horseback Riding to Mayan Ruins
You have several options for horseback riding in Mexico. You can schedule a horseback riding trip on the beach or an adventure in the jungle. Our horseback ride to the Mayan ruins began at a ranch and we started our gentle journey through the jungle where we saw plenty of wildlife. The guides were friendly and knowledgeable. They spoke Spanish and English. Horses are not permitted on most Mayan ruin sites, so these kind of adventures will require some hiking. You can get drinks, snacks, and souvenirs from local merchants near the base of the ruin sites.
There are about 200 Mayan ruins sites you can explore in Mexico. Mayan Ruins have a unique and intricate style, the tradition of Maya architecture spans several thousands of years. Often, the buildings most dramatic and easily recognizable as Mayans are the stepped pyramids of the Terminal Pre-classic period and beyond. Being based on the general Mesoamerican architectural traditions, these pyramids relied on intricate carved stone in order to create a stairstep design. Each pyramid was dedicated to a deity whose shrine sat at its peak.
The Maya Civilization
The Maya civilization developed in an area that encompasses southeastern Mexico, all of Guatemala and Belize, and the western portions of Honduras and El Salvador. This region consists of the northern lowlands encompassing the Yucatán Peninsula, and the highlands of the Sierra Madre, running from the Mexican state of Chiapas, across southern Guatemala and onwards into El Salvador, and the southern lowlands of the Pacific littoral plain.
You can also take horseback riding trips for more than a day. You can plan your horseback riding adventure in Mexico at HorsebackMexico