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Natural Pool Horseback Riding Tour in Aruba

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Santa Cruz, Aruba
Natural Pool Horseback Riding Tour in Aruba

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icon2 hours 30 minutes  (approx.)
Pickup from select hotels
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iconOffered in: English and 2 more
Good for avoiding crowds


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
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Hotel/port pickup and drop-off
Professional guide
National Park fees
Bottled water
Use of helmet
Riders shall not exceed 225lbs which is strictly enforced for the well being our riders & our horses
This operator has two meet-up options available. You can either meet at the departure point below or select a location for pick-up.
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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This activity will end right where it started.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
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.
  • 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
  • OPERATED BY Rancho Loco Aruba
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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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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
See all safety measures taken by Natural Pool Horseback Riding Tour in Aruba.
What is the social distancing policy during Natural Pool Horseback Riding Tour in Aruba?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Natural Pool Horseback Riding Tour in Aruba.
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
See all safety measures taken by Natural Pool Horseback Riding Tour in Aruba.

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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!" See review
  • "They offer helmets at the beginning of the trip but we all had hats and stuff so we didn’t need." See review
  • "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." See review


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One of the best
, 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.
Incredible tour with the...
, May 2022
Incredible tour with the BEST guides and horses! Very impressed with the care of the horses, the friendliness of the guides, and the beautiful scenery. Would 100% do again!
An adventure to remember…
, 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.
Excellent excursion
, May 2022
The guides were very knowledgeable, personable, and all around great people! The scenery was incredible!
, Apr 2022
Horses, and watching the ocean water crash into rocks. Such beauty should be appreciated. Stop a moment and breath the air while looking at where you are that moment in time.
Great time!
, Apr 2022
The first thing we booked for our trip was horseback riding. Let me first say, the owner and staff we so kind and made the whole ride so much fun. Even if you are a beginner, they have a horse for everyone. My husband and I had the most amazing adventure. The ride to the natural pool was absolutely beautiful. Definitely recommend Rancho loco!
Simply amazing!
, 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.
50th Birthday Ride
, Apr 2022
Fun, fabulous, unforgettable 50th! Thank you Patrick and Crew! Beautiful experience, stunning views, wonderfully energetic and attentive guides, 11 out of 10 recommend!
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Horses and hidden gems.
, Apr 2022
Pat and the trail guides were excellent. What a way to experience Arikok and the sheltered pool! Going over Arikok hill have incredible views of the island.
One of the best excursions I've ever experienced
, Apr 2022
This was absolutely amazing I'm so glad we decided to go! The staff were so nice! And the horses we so pleasant! 🙂

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