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From LAX, Continental, American and Taca have connecting service (change of plane) to Belize City. Restricted round-trip fares begin at $387.
Mountain Equestrian Trails, 604 Maple St., Nokomis, FL 34275-2429; (800) 838-3918 or (941) 488-0522, http://www.metbelize.com . A five-night package in high season, Dec. 15-April 30, is $1,095 per person, double occupancy, including transportation to and from Belize City airport, riding, meals and lodging in clean, thatch-roofed cabanas (no air conditioning). Airfare from the U.S. is extra. The outfitter also offers lodging without the riding package: cabanas for two, $120 a night. But if you're not there for the riding experience, there's not much to do except hang out in the cantina hammock and read a book. Simple, eat-what-they-serve breakfasts, lunches and dinners are $7-$18. Riding and guided treks also available on a separate-charge basis.
Among other companies offering riding tours to the Cayo district:
Equitours, 10 Stalnaker St., Dubois, WY 82513; (800) 545-0019 or (307) 455-3363, http://www.ridingtours.com . Five-night Maya jungle ride tour is $1,095 per person, double occupancy, including airport transfers, lodging, all meals and riding. Airfare from the U.S. is extra. Extended tour into Guatemala also available for $1,470 per person, double occupancy.
Hidden Trails, 659A Moberly Road, Vancouver, Canada V5Z 4B3; (888) 9-TRAILS (987-2457), http://www.hiddentrails.com . Five-night Maya jungle ride package is $1,145 per person, double occupancy, including transfers from Belize City airport, lodging, meals and riding. Airfare from the U.S. not included.
TO LEARN MORE:
Belize Tourism Board, (800) 624-0686, http://www.travelbelize.org .