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Rancho la Ponderosa Day Horseback Riding Tours

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Address: Papaya 30, Paradera, Aruba
Phone Number: 297-5871142
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Great staff, great adventure and amazing family memories! The team at the ranch was professional, fun and the ride was diverse. Terrain was diverse and we ended up at the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great staff, great adventure and amazing family memories! The team at the ranch was professional, fun and the ride was diverse. Terrain was diverse and we ended up at the beach. Would do again and highly recommend.

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Thank Jill S
Venice, Florida
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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was an excursion booked through our cruise ship. We were matched with a horse based on our riding experience (none), then given time to get used to the horse in their yard before we took off on the trail. The guides were very attentive and quickly helped anyone who was having any troubles (hold the reins tighter, heels down,... More 

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Thank Nancy930
South Bend, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Aruba is a very different place away from the resorts and riding with Rancho La Ponderosa lets you see the difference up close. Great ride and great staff. I wholeheartedly recommend this tour.

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Thank Daniel R
Delaware, Ohio
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I booked this ride through our hotel. We were picked up by a very nice driver and taken to the ranch. We started the ride with 5 guests and 2 guides. The other 3 guests left us at the gold mines. We took a break there and had some refreshments before heading back. Our guide was Pedro... More 

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Thank Irishgold526
Birmingham, England
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a trip organised from our cruise ship but no doubt it can be done privately! Picked up from the port in air conditioned minibus and the ranch was a short drive away. Our guides Flávio and Pedro were excellent, very friendly and good fun, and the horses were matched to your ability ( none in my case!) and... More 

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Chandler, Arizona
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great experience. They came and picked us up at the hotel and dropped us off for no extra charge. Wonderful staff. Matched us up with a horse based on experience. Rode trail to the cliffs above the water and then onto a rock wishing area. You never felt like you were in danger or out of control. Fun experience... More 

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Thank Steven L
Prospect, Ohio, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our guide and driver could not have been nicer! You do not ride in water, which I had thought we would! Very desolate scenery ocean view very pretty! Not so impressed with NATURAL BRIDGE or FORT!

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Thank Tamaraann2442
Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a great two hour trail ride. WE were picked up at our hotel by a wonderful driver who made us excited about our upcoming ride. Quick easy ride in air conditioned van. We arrived at the ranch and we were all asked to sign a waiver and then they asked about our riding ability. The couple we were... More 

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State College, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We essentially had a private tour since no one else signed up for the extra ostrich farm tour. My husband and I enjoyed the ride very much. Flavio is a great teacher and coach. I have ridden since I was a child and he improved my comfort and skill level. Thanks Flavio.

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Thank Patti T
Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a very calming and relaxing half day tour. The horses are so very sweet and our guide Flavio was absolutely friendly and charming. We opted for a private tour instead of a group tour which was much more intimate and private. It costs a bit more than the regular tour price, but well worth it!

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