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Rancho la Ponderosa Day Horseback Riding Tours

Papaya 30, Aruba
297-5871142
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Ranked #56 of 129 Activities in Aruba
Type: Tours, Horseback Riding Stables
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
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Hoboken, New Jersey
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

There are a lot of activities to do in Aruba, but horseback riding has been one of the most fun and romantic experiences I have ever had. We picked Rancho la Ponderosa simply because our hotel (Bucuti & Tara) recommended it. Simply put we felt safe, the horses looked healthy and had plenty of energy, our tour guides were funny/friendly/knowledgeable... More

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Telford, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

we were horse back virgins but the staff and horses here took such good care of us. I loved being a cow boy for a couple of hours, a definite High Chaparral experience.

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Noord, Aruba
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

My family and I have been to Rancho la Ponderosa a handful of times now - and it won't be our last. Our first experience involved a group tour. Our lead guide was Flabio and he was fabulous! His years of horseback riding experience and general love of horses was more than evident. My husband and I decided later to... More

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Oranjestad, Aruba
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 via mobile

Guides are very friendly and safety is priority. We took a 2 hour ride which in reality was almost 3 hours. Nice and calm ride in the nature and white sands.

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New York City, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I've never been horseback riding before so needless to say I was quite a bit uneasy. I have to admit for this being my first experience, it was great! The tour guides were reassuring and funny and that helped this nervous gal. I believe it was well worth the $$$ and you get to see awesome parts of the island.... More

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Massachusetts
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

My husband, 16 year old daughter and I did a 2 1/2 hour private ride and we were not disappointed. Well I was a little bit because half way through the ride my horse decided she didn't want to gallop anymore LOL. The guide that we had (flavio I think) was very personable and friendly and we had no trouble... More

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Elgin, Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

What a great way to see the island! My family all loved this day trip into the hills of Aruba and down to the beach. My oldest daughter, 16, is a regular rider and they paired her with an awesome horse who provided a bit of a challenge so she wasn't bored, but yet safe. Wranglers were all very friendly,... More

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Trumbull, Connecticut
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

I have ridden for years English, western, dressage and have managed a 75 horse barn. La Ponderosa offers a fantastic riding adventure for beginner and experienced riders. They have Paso Fino horses, which have a pleasant gate. The guides are super, scenery is breathtaking. You have several opportunities to gallop, but the horses are not ridden hard. A great adventure!... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

If you have to go horse back riding once in your life, this is the place and those are the people you should trust! The scenery is unbelievable, pictures don't do it any justice! My ten year old and I had gone horseback riding before, but I am a very nervous parent. Not only our guides made me feel comfortable,... More

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Pensacola, Florida
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

This was our third trip to Aruba as a family. The two times prior we had chosen a different company but decided to change it up to see different views. This is one of the best rides I have been on. We opted to do the 2-1/2 hour private and had Flavio as our guide. He was amazing! Before getting... More

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