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.
Reviewer: Dave Metzler
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: Allie Woodcock
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: Rita Jacobson
From beginning to end it was fun, unexpected and relaxing horseback ride. We rode on two of the best trained horses for a relaxing tour. Our guide was very knowledgeable. Two hoofs up for them.
Reviewer: World Traveler
The Horse Back ride in Aruba was provided by Notorious Ranch. Our tour guide was Max. He picked the 3 of us up promptly and gave us some information about the island--very nice. He also made sure our horses met our needs and ensured everyone felt safe at all times. We had a wonderful time riding through the island. I would definitely recommend it to anyone.
The guide had great knowledge of area. It was just my husband and I on the trip. He spent a lot of time explaining the area including a short tour of the town when we were finished with the ride. He took time to explain how to ride the horse all the way through the trip. Would highly recommend for beginner or someone who hasn't risen for years