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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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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 5 Reviews Review This Tour
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.

5 StarsGreat Day on Horse Back.February 21, 2016

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.

5 StarsAwesome excursion!January 12, 2016

Reviewer: Misspinki
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

5 StarsNice RideAugust 11, 2015

Reviewer: Olivia the traveler
Overall a nice excursion

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