There are some travel destinations arounde the world that only lend themselves to exploration by car, bike, or walking on paved roads or orderly streets. However, Jamaica is nothing like that – the vast expanses of beautiful wild forests, valleys, plains and coasts are made for hiking, walking, trekking. But if you don’t like walking or if you can’t walk, some of the most stunning natural beauties of Jamaica will seem remote and inaccessible. Luckily there’s a solution: go on horseback! Whether you see horse riding as something exotic, romantic or as something that brings to closer to nature, it is filled with fun and excitement. See all the nooks and crannies of this beautiful country on the best horseback tours in Jamaica.
Chukka Horseback Ride’n Swim, Montego Bay
If you like horses and you like to swim two, this is the perfect adventure for you. Even if you’ve never ridden a horse before, you will have no problems, as the experienced guides at Chukka know their horses well and can match their personalities to your own temperament and skills. The tour provider is based in the small and scenic village of Sandy Bay in Montego Bay, and it offers tours in the area, as well as in Ocho Rios, Turks and Caicos.
Treasure Tours Horseback Riding Tour, Treasure Beach
photo by Kevin McManus
Treasure Beach on the southern coast of Jamaica is far from the touristy places, and it offers the best of Jamaica’s traditional charm, including pristine beaches, beautiful mountains and some of the most beautiful sunsets and sunrises you’ve ever seen. Take a horseback tour of Paradise Park, an 18th century estate covered in vibrant flowers and grassy pastures, even a small mangrove forest where the Sweet River spills into the ocean. This is the perfect tour for those who want a peaceful ride at a slow pace, with enough time to drink in the beautiful scenery.
Hooves Beach Tour, Ocho Rios
photo by Christina Xu
Hooves offers some of the best horseback tours in Jamaica, that much is for certain: the combination of beach rides and historical tour cannot fail to entertain anyone who’s interested in what Jamaica has to offer. The tour starts at the Seville Great House Museum in Ocho Rios, where you have the chance to see some fascinating historical artifacts, after which you will be taken to some of the places that were mentioned at the museum. The rides takes you on a tour of sugar estates and castles, through the hunting grounds of the Taino people, deserted beaches and mangrove forests. The crowning moment of the tour is when you get to swim with the horses!