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“Great guides, but 'shady' captured animals”
Review of Banana Bank Ranch

Banana Bank Ranch
Reviewed April 24, 2014

loved loved loved our horseback riding experience. The guides were very attentive and added a great adventure component to each of our rides. However, the 'captured/rescued' animals on premised left my heart broken. Especially the chained up spider monkey to a tree. so wrong. The Jaguar was also caged in a tiny cage.

6  Thank Anamika2014
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Reviewed March 6, 2014

I'm not a fan of horseback riding but in the jungle, I became a fan. When we were in Belize we used every form of transportation for pleasure and the horse completed that. It was a blast!

1  Thank Teotra
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Reviewed February 3, 2014

We went on a 1.5 hour trek at this ranch and it was great fun. We walked/trotted down a forest track before heading in to rainforest and through plantations and riding back to the ranch. My husband is a novice rider but he felt safe in the Western style saddle and we even went for a canter. Lots of lovely wildlife on the trek and the horses are well looked after. Guide was very friendly.

3  Thank Glampacker23
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Reviewed January 29, 2014

We saw beautiful birds in the premise: Toucans, Parrots, Macaws, and others who were rescued from the wild. There is a young jaguar resting in her own little space; she was rescued five years ago. The premise is full of tropic flowers. We had a good and long conversation with Caroline Carr the resident artist, and were greeted warmly by the owner during lunch. Lunch is simple but delicious; the service attentive and generous.

it is a little paradise in Belize.

Thank EmmaZeng
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Reviewed December 18, 2013

Went to ride horses and found myself getting into all sorts of other fun. looked like a gorgeous place to stay. Loved the animals. Like a small zoo. The money was cute, it climbed up onto my head.

Thank Jake V
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