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Rancho la Ponderosa Day Horseback Riding Tours

Papaya 30, Aruba
297-5871142
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Ranked #56 of 127 Activities in Aruba
Type: Tours, Horseback Riding Stables
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
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Oranjestad, Aruba
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW 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
6 helpful votes 6 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
3 helpful votes 3 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
9 helpful votes 9 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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Spring Hill, Fl
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5 reviews 5 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

This was by far the best horse backing riding ever! We had the opportunity to ride on the beach at our own pace, which meant that we could gallop and really enjoy our time with the horses which were Paso Finos, Easy to ride and very responsive. Saddles were comfortable, and our guide, Rafeal aka Obama, was just delightful.. Patient,... More

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Cheltenham
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Ranch is lovely and clean and all the horses look well cared for and content. We did the 2 hour ride out to the Gold Mine and Natural Bridge. Guide was fantastic looking after everyone and helping the less experience riders. The horses are Paso Fino and a real pleasure to ride, sure footed and comfortable to ride - even... More

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Kitchener, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

We had such a fantastic time at Rancho la Ponderosa! We had never gone horseback riding before, but the guides made the entire experience comfortable and easy. BEAUTIFUL sights, fantastic guides, so much fun to be had. Definitely recommend!!

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