Hiking, Zipline & Horseback Tours
Jungle Horseback Ride
Cost: $80 USD per person. Minimum 2 people
Departs: 8 AM with Approximate Return: 12:00 PM OR
Departs: 1:00 PM with Approximate Return: 4:30 PM
What to bring: Long pants, comfortable shoes or sandals, hat, sunscreen, insect repellent, bathing suit, and towel
Includes: water, snack, juice
The drive to your destination is about 20 minutes. Your horse will be waiting to you through the citrus orchard as you get consumed with the sweet fragrance of its flowers. Suddenly, you find yourself riding through dense forest with huge ceiba, gumbo limbo and other emergent which offer homes to a variety of tropical birds. Aracari, river (seasonal). The horses are well trained they are led by a tour guide who is an experienced horse wrangler. As you take a break in the middle of the forest, you will be complemented with a beautiful river as you take a swim.
Mayflower Hike and Bocawina Zipline
Cost: $125 USD per person
Departs: between 8AM-2PM
Weight limits: Max 250 lbs. Min 100 lbs.
What to bring: Sandals hiking shoe, light long pants, insect and camera
Includes: entrance fee, water, snack, juice
It's now tried and tested and the results... AWESOME, THRILLING, A BLOOD FLOWING ADVENTURE!!! The tour starts by a short hike to the first zip line. After a safety briefing you get your first taste of zipping. The first line is short to get you used to the equipment. After that you fly through the canopy on various lengths of zip, some fast, some very fast. There are a total 8 zip lines and 2 small rappels. The longest zipline in Central America being an impressive 2,300 ft. The length of this tour depends on how many people are on the tour, for 2 it takes about an hour, for 6-8 just over 2.5 hours.
Cost: $60 USD pp (Minimum 2 people)
What to Bring: Bug repellant, sunscreen, hiking boots, camera and towel
Time: 7am to 12pm
Intensity: 4 to 5
Includes: water, snack, juice
This beautiful 11-sq-mile park of jungle, mountains, waterfalls, walking trails, swimming holes and small Maya sites lies about 12 miles northwest of Hopkins. The walks here are at least as good as the trails most people do at nearby Cockscomb Basin, and you’ll encounter far fewer tourists. You’ll see lots of birds, and the park is home to troops of black howler monkeys.
A 4-mile unpaved access road heads west from the Southern Hwy, 2 miles north of Silk Grass village, to the park visitors center, where you pay the park fees. Here you'll also find the partly excavated Mayflower Maya site , with two pyramids and nine other structures, occupied in the late 9th and early 10th centuries. The Antelope Trail leads down over Silk Grass Creek to the larger, unexcavated, partly tree covered Maintzunun temple mound, 250yd away (built around AD 800). Continue on a further 1.7 miles – steep and strenuous in places – to the beautiful 100ft-high Antelope Falls, with great panoramas. The less demanding Bocawina Hill Trail (1.4 miles) leads to the lower and upper Bocawina Falls: there’s a cool swimming pool at the foot of the 50ft upper falls.
The Antelope Falls is the most popular waterfall visited by tourist and locals alike. It is considered the most strenuous of all hikes that has a gradual incline. Before doing this hike, you must be physically stable and have the ability to endure the high humidity.