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Rancho La Ponderosa Aruba

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Visited while on a cruise stop

My grandson (13) and I had a great afternoon ride. The staff is very feiendly and knowledgeable... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Outstanding horseback riding experience

They pick you up at your hotel and bring you to the ranch. My husband and I both never did... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jen I
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Oranjestad, Aruba
+297 587 1142
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Reviewed 14 October 2017

My 20 yr old daughter and I like to ride horses on every island we visit. It's the only way to get close to nature and back in the hills and down to the beaches. Our 2 hr ride was almost 4 hrs by the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My grandson (13) and I had a great afternoon ride. The staff is very feiendly and knowledgeable and took the time to pair horses with rider ability.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

They pick you up at your hotel and bring you to the ranch. My husband and I both never did horseback riding before. These horses were so friendly and well behaved. The guided pedro and flavio were beyond excellent. Highly recommend. Great fun way to...More

Thank Jen I
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My first every horseback riding experience was made super easy by Pedro and Star. Great instructors from beginning to end. I was scared to start and Star stayed close to make sure everything was ok. The horses were sweet and tame. No issues and beautiful...More

Thank sweets512
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Guides were terrific. They watched the riders very closely to make sure all were safe and having fun. Whether you have never ridden, a little experienced or have tons of saddle time, doesn’t matter. Horses are well trained for trail riding, but if space allowed,...More

Thank andrewn143
Reviewed 11 October 2018

Audrey and Pedro were so helpful and accommodating especially for our first timers and occasional riders. Their initial orientation instruction was the best I've ever participated in. The sightseeing was exceptional and I highly recommend this experience to fellow ARUBA vacationers. THANKS and best of...More

Thank mikeboyer1106
Reviewed 10 October 2018

This was the best activity of our trip to Aruba. We were able to see terrain beyond the resort beaches. Our guides, Pedro & Audrey matched us well with our horses, gave very good instructions for all levels of experience and then took us on...More

Thank BrookeW874
Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

Breath taking views! The best trail ride we’ve been on! Audrey and Pedro you are awesome! So much fun was had by our group of ten. A special thank you goes out to Pedro, when our ride was over, I discovered I had lost my...More

Thank Pioneer584604
Reviewed 2 October 2018

During our two week vacation on Aruba, my fiancée really enjoyed doing this activity on her own discovering the island on the back of a Pasofino horse called Caribe. We booked her in for Tour #2 going on paths through the National Park towards an...More

Thank Benjamin D
Reviewed 5 September 2018

Very good guide, great tour. Very Nice horses and great for beginners like us 😀 You visit very beautifull places

Thank Erik J
Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

My 13 year old son wanted to ride horses in Aruba. He had only rode a trail horse one other time and loved it. So this was one of the highlights to our trip. We did wait til the last day which was a good...More

Thank DawnCreech
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30 October 2018|
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Response from Dianne D | Reviewed this property |
Not sure if they offer private rides. Both my husband and I are experienced riders and enjoyed the excursion because we did a lot of trail riding and sightseeing. The majority of the time you are walking with an... More
8 March 2018|
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Response from Kelly K | Reviewed this property |
When we booked there was a bit of a discount for booking online so you might check their website if you want to save a little money :)
Kathleen L
29 December 2017|
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Response from 3Hondas | Reviewed this property |
Good question. Is your parent an active, adventurous adult or sedentary? This is not a carriage ride. It is a long ride and no turning back as our boobs were hurting from bouncing so much we needed sports bras. There is... More
Caiyun L
14 December 2017|
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Response from Lisa2014646 | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely not! You have to be able to hold on tightly. In fact, when you gallop with the tour group, it becomes difficult even for an adult to maintain his/her balance.
Andy F
29 July 2017|
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Response from fairlady75 | Reviewed this property |
Noo, that was not an option.