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Rancho la Ponderosa Day Horseback Riding Tours

Papaya 30, Paradera, Aruba
297-5871142
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Ranked #1 of 1 Attractions in Paradera
Type: Horseback Riding Stables, Sightseeing Tours
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
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Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
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Evansville, Indiana, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

If you want an adventurous horse trip, choose la Ponderosa. They actually let you do more than just walk the horse on a trail. We trotted and cantered and even galloped on the sandy beach. Apparently not all the ranches let you do more than just walk. They take you from their ranch, through the cacti "forest," to the little... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Our group had an amazing time. I was the only one who had never ridden a horse previously, but hey had a horse or two for "newbies" like me :) It was an excellent experience! however it was a lot of riding for a first timer. Guess you truly get your money's worth.

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Daytona Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

from the many times we have gone, Horseback riding can be boring. Not his one. This is well worth the $. The trail we took was the beach and ruins. It was great. The scenery once you got away from the ranch was real nice. The ride had climbs, steep downhill's and you better be ready to gallop. My butt... More

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Worth it for sure. It was me and my wife's first time on horses and we never felt uncomfortable. The views were amazing. It even rained and I'm still giving it 5 stars. FYi your thighs will get a workout. Overall great experience.

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Molde, Norway
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

I loved the ranch, my horse and my guide. Very friendly and professional (both the guide and the horse ;) ), Deffinitely recommend.

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Delaware
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

My wife and I decided to use this particular ranch after reading all of the great reviews on trip advisor (and it was recommended by our resort). I am/was a horseback riding virgin so to speak and my wife had ridden a handful of times and this tour turned out to be the perfect island excursion for both skill levels.... More

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Hoboken, New Jersey
1 review
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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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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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24 reviews 24 reviews
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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
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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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