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Natural Pool Horseback Riding Tour in Aruba

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From $130.00

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Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Pickup from select hotels
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English
  • Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Ride horses through Aruba's landscape during this 2.5-hour tour. Get matched with a horse according to your skills and experience, then follow your horseback riding guide through Arikok National Park to a local swimming hole to cool off. Hotel or port pickup and drop-off is included.
  • 2.5-hour horseback riding tour through Arikok National Park
  • Go swimming in a natural pool
  • Riding instruction from a guide
  • Bottled water
  • Safety helmet
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

What's Included

  • Hotel/port pickup and drop-off
  • Professional guide
  • National Park fees
  • Bottled water
  • Use of helmet
  • Gratuities
  • Riders shall not exceed 225lbs which is strictly enforced for the well being our riders & our horses

Meeting And Pickup

You can head directly to the meeting point, or request pickup

Meeting point

  • Sombre
    Sombre, Santa Cruz, Aruba

    Should you choose to drive to the ranch you must arrive no later than 30 minutes prior to the tour time. You must also advise us that you do not require transportation. Thank you!

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End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

Pickup details

Transportation is provided from/to the major hotel areas in Palm Beach and Eagle Beach. If your hotel is not listed, send a message to let us know where you are staying. We do not provide transportation to/from private residences, Saveneta or San Nicholas areas

What To Expect

Begin your horseback riding adventure with pickup at your Aruba hotel or at a centrally located meeting point, where you'll climb into a comfortable tour vehicle for the trip to Rancho Loco.

Once there, meet your horseback riding guide, who will match you with a horse according to your skills or abilities. You can also get instructions and guidance on how to handle the horse; no horseback riding experience is necessary for this tour. Get comfortable with your horse and the commands before heading out on the trail. 

Ride through Arikok National Park and up into the highlands for photo-worthy views of the island. Descend through the sand dunes to the beach, where you'll ride along the shoreline to a natural pool. Spend about half an hour exploring the area and swimming (optional). Climb back on your horse and head back to the stables. 

Say goodbye to your trusty steed, climb back into your ground transportation, and you'll be transported back to your original departure point.

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Riders shall NOT EXCEED 225lbs which is strictly enforced for the well being of our horses and riders
  • Long pants and closed shoes are STRONGLY recommended but not required. If you choose to wear shorts, please bring a pool towel to put over the saddle to protect your legs.
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum age is 8 years old
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

Q:What is the policy on sanitization during Natural Pool Horseback Riding Tour in Aruba?

A:The policies on sanitization are:
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Q:What is the social distancing policy during Natural Pool Horseback Riding Tour in Aruba?

A:The policy on social distancing is:
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Q:What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Natural Pool Horseback Riding Tour in Aruba?

A:The policy on staff health & safety is:
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands

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Traveler Tips


I wish I wore water shoes for the natural pool as the rocks were very slippery, so for anyone reading this-wear good quality water shoes!
They offer helmets at the beginning of the trip but we all had hats and stuff so we didn’t need.
If you are an experienced rider, you may want to pay for the private/vip experience so you get a chance to canter on the white sand beach.
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Must do excursion on your Aruba trip
THOMAS_P, Aug 2022
What a wonderful experience even if you're not a horse person this is a must do trip it was wonderful seeing another side of Aruba the more volcanic side it was rustic and beautiful it was the opportunity to see Aruba the way most people do not see it absolutely on your must do list when visiting Aruba thank you to the crew and guides
Beautiful adventure
Laura_W, Jul 2022
Beautiful day with a great tour group. Wonderful way to see the natural beauty of Aruba. We were so happy with our morning.
Simply amazing!
Tony_C, Apr 2022
What an incredible experience! The staff was friendly and very accommodating, the horses were well trained and cared for and the views beautiful, everything was excellent. Patrick and the staff at Ranco Loco made sure the adventure was great in every way. My horse Titan was a perfect match for me and was well behaved and easy to ride. I would highly recommend taking this tour to see the natural beauty of Aruba.
10/10 experience
Stacy_N, Nov 2022
10/10 experience. My opinion of Aruba would be so different without this tour. Absolutely loved it and highly recommend it
1 traveler found this review helpful
Great fun!
Emma_M, Sep 2022
This is the most fun horse back riding I have ever had. The staffs are very professional and caring. True Aruba! Very fun and happy experience. Highly recommend! My daughter wants to do it again next year.
Best Tour Ever!
Erin_M, Aug 2022
This experience was a blast! I truly don’t think there could be a better way for any nature loving person to visit the National park. From the professionalism and friendliness of every single member of the staff and guides to getting to ride some very well cared for horses- every aspect of this trip was perfect. The park is unbelievably beautiful and I appreciated the guides pointing out wild goats and burrowing owls. I would recommend this tour to anyone who likes horses and appreciates beautiful views.
Great excursion!
Warner_L, Jul 2022
Everyone needs to view Aruba on horseback. This was a great experience with my wife. Would do it again. The pool was amazing
Just incredible you have to do it!
Gabriela_N, Jul 2022
Everything about this experience was incredible. The staff, the horses, the view, the natural pool... just incredible and a must see/do in Aruba! Highly recommend this experience and don't be scared of the horses! They are the kindest :) thank you for everything!
One of the best
Yelena_D, May 2022
It was a breath taking experience. Riding the horse in the national park, viewing all Aruba from the top of the hills in its own beauty it was more then I hoped for.
An adventure to remember…
Ron_L, May 2022
Our guides were excellent and we enjoyed every moment of the journey on our beautiful well cared for horses. I recommend going in the late afternoon to see the beautiful golden tones as the sun gets lower… we captured some beautiful photos to cherish.
Perfection
Marilyn_D, Apr 2022
Best experience of my life with the kindest people (and creatures) I’ve ever met 🤍 I rode up and down the 3rd highest point in Aruba and felt so proud afterwards
What a fantastic ride
George_E, Apr 2022
The best time I had in Aruba. Staff, horses and views were top notch. And to swim half way through helped stretch the legs. We are going back in December and plan on doing this again.
This was amazing! All of...
Tanja_B, Apr 2022
This was amazing! All of the people working there and accompanying us on the tour were super friendly and made this day fabulous. The horses are super well kept. Keep in mind Aruba is a desert island so you’ll be on the desert terrain. If it’s your first time ever riding a horse I strongly suggest a helmet (not because you super need it but more so for your mental security as there are rocks and hills). Thank you we had a great time!!!!
No better way to see the “other” side of the island
Debbie_S, Mar 2022
One of the things my husband and I like to do when we go on vacation is go horseback riding. We have ridden in several places and this was probably the best! The owner and her staff were all very friendly. The tour itself was a pleasant ride -bouncy at times. It was a great way to see the National Park and the other side of the island. The natural pool was fun and we were lucky enough to be able to swim in it and cool off. The horses were well trained and well taken care of. The ranch was very well maintained and clean. We had 3 guides -Juni, Andeas and Patrick who were all awesome. Andreas led the group, Juni was the entertainer and Patrick was our photographer.
Enjoyable Afternoon
Marlena_M, Jan 2022
Tour pick up was punctual and very polite. Better for intermediate riders than first timers but still an excellent option for a day trip. The natural springs were beautiful and look just like the pictures! Andres and Susan were wonderful guides. The horses were well-behaved and well taken care of.
Awesome time!
courtney_p, Dec 2021
Such an amazing experience. The ranch was beautiful, the horses were all sweet and well managed. The staff was incredible! Fun and interactive. They had a lot of knowledge about the island and horses in general. My husband and I were on our honeymoon and really enjoyed this excursion! I would do it again if coming back to Aruba! One thing to be aware of, some of the horses have specific spots they like to walk in, so u might now be right by your family or partner. But that didn’t effect our time, we still both had a blast!
Peaceful Countryside Experience
Calvin_H, Dec 2021
I this was a beautiful way to see the countryside of Aruba! We lucked out and were the only two people on the tour. I’ve never ridden before and with simple instructions I was able to have a smooth ride. Our guide, I believe his name was Andres, was good about reminding us how to ride when going up and down the terrain. Following instructions is key to safety especially for a beginner. It was very peaceful to ride and you get to see the islands beauty from different vantage points. My husband said he felt like an island cowboy! The natural pool was beautiful, and definitely a must see! It’s such a contrast to the calm beach experience you’ll find on the west coast of the island. Definitely wear pants and shoes over your swimsuit because the trail has lots of thorny bushes that you might slightly graze. All our horses had their own personalities so taking care to pay attention to your companion at the beginning of the ride is helpful, for example my horse was following the guide like he was supposed to but he kept going a different path and I finally realized he didn’t like walking in the water so he was just trying to avoid puddles. Once I figured that out I knew he was going to avoid the water then get back in line. Great experience overall!
Great experience with beautiful views
Tierra_B, Oct 2021
I haven’t rode a horse in a very long time, I was so happy to be able to do that while also going to see one of the most beautiful treasures of Aruba.
Response from Host, Nov 2021
Thanks for taking the time to write a review. We are so happy you decided to ride with us after not riding for a long time🐴🤠
Great experience
Jed_S, Apr 2021
Top notch. A real way to see Aruba. Highly recommend for families and anyone who loves horses. Really enjoyed the tour and staff.
Wow
Matt_W, Nov 2021
Exceeded expectations! I was just expecting a quick ride but we got a grand tour of Aruba. We went on the third highest peak and the view was stunning.
Response from Host, Nov 2021
That’s what we love to hear from our riders. Thank you for taking the time to write a review. 🤠🐴
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