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For the first time, Ocala/Marion County, the Horse Capital of the World, is offering Tour Operators special packages of up to 30% off of regular retail pricing.
Just a short drive from world-famous theme parks and major cities, this ideally-located, one-of-a-kind destination gives your groups the chance to explore a whole new side of Central Florida, surrounded by countless opportunities for excitement, on or off the saddle. From miles of nature trails to explore on horseback or by foot, to crystal clear springs offering an up-close look at Florida’s underwater wildlife, you’ll find unforgettable trips and business-boosting offers are always in season in Ocala/Marion County.
Begin planning the ultimate trip for your tour group while taking advantage of special tour operator pricing by contacting our partners, listed below, directly. To receive the discounted rates, inform them you are a tour operator and were referred by the Ocala/Marion County VCB tour operator landing page.
An enchanting and exclusive experience, Gypsy Gold farm tours give visitors of all ages a chance to connect with a rare and unique breed of horse—the Gypsy Vanner. Learn all about the breed’s history, culture and discovery, and meet the stallions and mares that live on the property with plenty of treats available for feeding the horses.
Hours of Operation: Wednesdays and Saturdays, 10 a.m. and by appointment (for group tours).
Discover why Ocala/Marion County has earned the title of “Horse Capital of the World” on this tour of world-class facilities, where your group will get a first-hand glimpse at the thoroughbreds and premier equine athletes of Ocala, and the dedicated professionals in charge of their care and training.
Hours of Operation: Monday–Saturday, 8-30 a.m.–11:30 a.m.
From sparkling lakes and breathtaking views to enormous cliffs and canyons framing each scenic vista, The Canyons offers a truly one-of-a-kind way to explore Ocala/Marion County’s unique terrain. Visitors can ride through miles of shaded woods and untouched tracks on horseback or soar through the treetops and over sprawling, cerulean waters on a zipline at one of Ocala/Marion County’s grandest attractions.
Hours of Operation: 9:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
The perfect way to spend some time in the Florida sunshine, Horse Country Carriage Company’s scenic horse-drawn trolley or carriage rides let guests enjoy the beauty and excitement found on the property’s 60-acre hunter/jumper training facility grounds. Riders will also get the chance to interact with the dozens of horses at the farm, as well as watch as these world-class competitors train for upcoming events. Make the tour an even more unforgettable experience by adding a lunch or dinner on the patio overlooking the farm or a wine and cheese picnic on the lush grounds.
Hours of Operation: By reservation only.
From countless species of wildlife to historic underwater treasures, Silver Springs State Park is a can’t-miss attraction for any visitor of Ocala/Marion County. Whether exploring the majestic springs by kayak or canoe, or getting an in-depth look at what lives below the surface on a glass bottom boat tour, Silver Springs offers endless opportunities for adventure in the heart of a natural paradise.
Hours of Operation: 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
See everything Ocala/Marion County’s lush surroundings have to offer on a serene and relaxing canoe or kayak excursion along two of the most celebrated rivers in Florida. Your group can float down the crystal clear, pristine waters of Rainbow River or take on a scenic tour of Florida’s wild side while paddling through the Withlacoochee State Forest for a once-in-a-lifetime adventure perfect for the whole family.
Hours of Operation: Vary by season and weather conditions.