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Heritage Beach Horse Ride

Duration: Half Day

Heritage Beach Horse Ride

If you want to venture off the beaten track during your holiday in Jamaica and explore the island’s beautiful Caribbean landscapes, horseback riding has to be one of the most exciting methods of transport. This memorable tour will enable you to discover some of Jamaica’s most important natural and archeological treasures as you ride past ancient sugar mills and ruined castles in Seville Heritage Park before reaching the stunning northern coastline.

Your equestrian adventure begins with a visit to Seville Great House and Heritage Park, one of Jamaica's most important cultural heritage sites. Located in the parish of St Ann, the site has been occupied since prehistoric times when the indigenous Taino Indians first arrived in Jamaica from Venezuela. Fascinating archeological remains have been uncovered here over the centuries, and you will be able to see these during the tour. Despite the Taino's decline after Spain's arrival in the 16th century, much of the island's culture was influenced by these early inhabitants.

Seville Heritage Park is also the site of the first Spanish settlement on the island (New Seville), and one of the first in the New World. The ruins of an ancient Spanish church, fortified castle and artisan workshop are located here. After the British successfully captured the island from the Spanish, the land was developed as a sugar plantation during the 17th century. Seville Great House was later built on the estate in 1745 when the island’s sugar industry was booming. The plantation house originally had two floors but the upper floor was later damaged by a hurricane. Today it serves as a museum, displaying a wealth of historical artifacts relating to the area's history and culture.

English relics on the estate include the ruins of an old sugar mill, a water wheel, copra kiln and the Overseer's House. The surrounding grounds are beautiful and horseback riding is particularly popular here. After mounting your horse, you can ride through a natural wetland shaded by almond and coconut trees whilst your guide teaches you all about the history behind this unique heritage site. Your ride continues onwards until you reach a beautiful white sandy beach. Here you can relax and taste some of the local delicacies before heading into the sea for an exhilarating ride on horseback.

Your return journey will take you back along the deserted beach, where you can look out for differerent birds on the water’s edge. The last part of the tour will lead you through lush mangroves, where you will see the remains of an 18th century warehouse and a waterwheel that once powered the sugar mill on this former sugar plantation. Not to be missed, this memorable adventure is an idyllic way to discover the early history, culture and beauty of one of the Caribbean’s most interesting islands.

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