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Horseback Ride: Country Side and Alto Vista Chapel

Price: $99.00
This tour operates Monday through Saturday.
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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
Shore Excursion Type
Active, Scenic
Shore Excursion Duration
3 Hours 30 Minutes
Activity Level
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.
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 Stars5Based On 8 Reviews Review This Tour
5 StarsGreat time!April 05, 2019

This is a great excursion! Horses are gentle and the guides very knowledgeable. It was a great time!

5 StarsGreat time!April 05, 2019

This is an excellent excursion! The horses are gentle and the guides knowledgeable. It was a great time!

5 StarsAruba on horseback - I never imagined itJanuary 11, 2019

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!

5 StarsFantastic excursion.May 14, 2018

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

5 StarsWho knew?February 04, 2018

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.

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