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“Nice enough, but probably wouldn't do it again”

Rancho Notorious Aruba
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Aruba Horseback Riding Tour to Hidden Lagoon
Ranked #9 of 29 Outdoor Activities in Noord
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Experts since 1978 in horse management, classes, competitions and tours Explore the beauty of Aruba on an adventurous Horseback riding tour!Ride Horseback through Aruba's natural wonders and enjoy breathtaking sights on your way. At Rancho Notorious , we specialize in small personalized tours with friendly, attentive, multi-lingual CERTIFIED guides with your safety and enjoyment in mind. All skill levels welcome. Explore breathtaking sights and natural wonders such as Coves ,Alto Vista Chapel, scenic countryside, or gallop along the northeast coast through sand dunes. We have Helmets available, English and western tack. Morning, afternoon and sunset Children are more than welcome. Mountain bikers walhalla !! guided by a certified cycling coach. KNWU. from beginners to expert riders. 350km of trails for different skill levels. you may bring your own click pedals/shoes and helmet. Specializing in small groups on the ATVtours. very personalized full of information about the Island.
Reviewed April 12, 2014

The best thing about this company was how friendly the staff members were. They were genuinely concerned with everyone's safety and enjoyment, and they were also very prompt in picking us up from the hotel. We picked tour #5, though, and perhaps that was our mistake. We wanted a tour that would allow us to gallop a little bit, and that was one of the few that allowed it. Unfortunately, that didn't happen until the second half of the trip--after we begged them to separate us from a family of four with small children so that we could run the horses. So the entire way to the chapel was nice at first, and then dreadfully boring. You're literally walking at a snail's pace through arid countryside for an hour. Nothing much to see other than rocks, cacti, and a speck of ocean at some points along the way. Thankfully, on the way back we were able to run parallel to the beach so that we could enjoy the ocean view.

Thank venesueca
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"horseback riding"
in 47 reviews
"hour ride"
in 24 reviews
"single track"
in 13 reviews
"experienced riders"
in 14 reviews
"great ride"
in 18 reviews
"great mountain"
in 4 reviews
"private ride"
in 9 reviews
"wear pants"
in 5 reviews
"skill level"
in 6 reviews
"tour guide"
in 20 reviews
"well taken care"
in 13 reviews
"great guide"
in 13 reviews
"alto vista chapel"
in 15 reviews
"would highly recommend this tour"
in 5 reviews
"take pictures"
in 10 reviews
"island history"
in 4 reviews
"our honeymoon"
in 8 reviews

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Reviewed April 4, 2014

It was the best and the guides were so friendly and we had a great time. We were out for about 4 four hours and my friends and I had laughed and liked the pool

Thank Kelly T
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Reviewed April 3, 2014

great horses and guides and fun..no matter which tour u take..We have come about 4 times so far and will come back probably a private ride next time

Thank Frank C
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Reviewed March 29, 2014

We took our two, three, and four year old vacationers on a tour led by Lisa. She took great care of our kids, our needs, and conducted a great tour on horseback.

Thank cjhahn107
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Reviewed March 27, 2014

My girlfriend and I opted for a 2-hour ride and we ended up being the only two on the tour. Unfortunately, our tour didn't consist of any beach exposure and if we did it again we would recommend that for sure.

Our guide was friendly and talkative.

Best tip I can give (and might sound obvious) but make sure to wear protective clothing as the saddle and/or trees and cacti can scratch you pretty easily during the ride.

Thank Christopher G
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