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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
Mobile ticket
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

Departure Point

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!

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
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
  • Refunds will not be issued if tour/activity is missed due to late or non-arrival of cruise ship
  • Most travelers can participate
  • 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.

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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


242 Reviews
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Enjoyable Afternoon
, 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.
Must-do in aruba with this crew
, Dec 2021
It was AWESOME! Portuguese was such a nice boy. He’s well-trained and knows what he’s doing. The natural pools were stunning. Highly recommended!
1 traveler found this review helpful
Awesome time!
, 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!
Great tour
, Dec 2021
Great tour guides! Helpful and nice Beautiful horses that are well trained. It was easy to ride Very fun experience Highly recommend
Horses were well trained and it was a beautiful scenic ride
, Dec 2021
If they could have told us to wear swimming suit, bring water shoes, snorkeling mask and a towel, it would have made the natural pool experience better!
1 traveler found this review helpful
Peaceful Countryside Experience
, 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!
, 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.
icon 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. 🤠🐴
Highly Recommend this tour
, Nov 2021
Highly recommend this tour. Our tour guides were great. Some recommendations- 1. don’t bring a lot of stuff you can’t take a back pack on the ride- the horses have saddle bags and you can put a few things in there. 2. You are matched with a horse based on your personality/ability. The horses are in a specific order on the ride (we rode single file) so depending on which horse you are matched with determines your place in line. It is probable that you will not be next to your family members. 3. You will not be able to stop on the ride and take pictures- there is just 1 stop at the natural pool.
icon Response from Host , Nov 2021
Thanks for taking the time to write a review. Our guides take pictures along the way so you can truly enjoy the ride. 🤠🐴
Great experience with beautiful views
, 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.
icon 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🐴🤠
Best way to see the island
, Oct 2021
This was my husbands first time riding a horse and he had a great time. The guides were fantastic and the views could not be beat. What a wonderful day.

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