Horseback Ride: Country Side and Alto Vista Chapel

Horseback Ride Country Side Alto Vista Chapel in Aruba Countryside Cunucu South American Quarter Horse
Price: $99.00
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Summary
Shore Excursion SizeSmall
Shore Excursion TypeActive, Scenic
Shore Excursion Duration3 Hours 30 Minutes
Activity LevelModerate
Shore Excursion Leaves FromThe Ship Pier. (Full details will be provided in your electronic ticket upon confirmation.)
Food/Beverage ProvidedNot Included
Recommended DressWe recommend wearing long pants to avoid chaffing, and closed toe shoes are required. Sunglasses and sunscreen are suggested.
RestrictionsDue to the breed of horse, the maximum weight per horse is 200 pounds. Guests over the weight limit will not be allowed to participate, and will not be entitled to a refund. The minimum age is to ride independently is 6 years old. Children ages 5 and younger may ride along with a parent or adult, who must be in control of the horse. Helmets are mandatory for guests under 15 years of age. This tour is not recommended for guests with asthma.
Tour Details

Horseback Ride: Country Side and Alto Vista Chapel

What a fun way to see the natural terrain of Aruba, on horseback in a group no larger than 10 guests.

After your transfer from downtown to the stables and a safety briefing, you will be assigned a horse and head out on a trail ride through the "Cunucu," or Aruban countryside.

As this tour does not cross streets or include galloping, it is a perfect ride for children or beginners. Helmets are also provided.

One highlight of the tour is the visit to the hidden lagoon where the local residents - donkeys, iguanas, parakeets and more - can be spotted. You will see that many of them like having their picture taken.

A stop for photos will also be made at the Alto Vista Chapel, a small Catholic chapel that stands out from its surroundings. The present chapel dates from 1952, and stands in the same location as the original chapel built in 1750. The total ride time is approximately two hours.

Due to the tropical climate, the horses in Aruba are much smaller than the horses in the USA or Europe. You can compare them with Arabians. The following horse types can be found: Paso Fino, Trocha, Trotton, and the South American Quarter Horse.

Shore Excursion Size
Small
Shore Excursion Type
Active, Scenic
Shore Excursion Duration
3 Hours 30 Minutes
Activity Level
Moderate
Shore Excursion Leaves From
The Ship Pier. (Full details will be provided in your electronic ticket upon confirmation.)
Food/Beverage Provided
Not Included
Recommended Dress
We recommend wearing long pants to avoid chaffing, and closed toe shoes are required. Sunglasses and sunscreen are suggested.
Restrictions
Due to the breed of horse, the maximum weight per horse is 200 pounds. Guests over the weight limit will not be allowed to participate, and will not be entitled to a refund. The minimum age is to ride independently is 6 years old. Children ages 5 and younger may ride along with a parent or adult, who must be in control of the horse. Helmets are mandatory for guests under 15 years of age. This tour is not recommended for guests with asthma.
5 Stars5.0 / 5  |  10 ReviewsReview This Tour
Awesome Family Fun
March 04, 2020
We enjoyed our horse riding adventure SO much! It was fun! The scenery was amazing. Nestor was an amazing guide. They were very accommodating for our blended group. Kids ranging from 8 - 17 and adults, and varying experiences with horses. Some of us with none.
Reviewer: Michele Timmer
5 Stars
Horseback Riding.
February 20, 2020
My sister and I both did this together and had a wonderful time. We are both 70 and 73 and was not disappointed. We had never rode on a horse before and everyone thought that we would be sore but we were not. Just can't say enough about riding a horse. One more thing off our bucket list!
Reviewer: Mary Ashworth
5 Stars
Great time!
April 05, 2019
This is a great excursion! Horses are gentle and the guides very knowledgeable. It was a great time!
Reviewer: LINDA WOODS
5 Stars
Great time!
April 05, 2019
This is an excellent excursion! The horses are gentle and the guides knowledgeable. It was a great time!
Reviewer: LINDA WOODS
5 Stars
Aruba on horseback - I never imagined it
January 11, 2019
This was one of our favorite excursions ever. The host was gracious, the pace comfortable, the scenery breathtaking. Eight of us "city-slickers" had a great time!
Reviewer: Dave Metzler
5 Stars
Fantastic excursion.
May 14, 2018
Could not have asked for a better experience! Loved it. Horses looked great and it was obvious how much the guide loved and cared for them
Reviewer: Allie Woodcock
5 Stars