Horseback Riding in Aruba
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Ranches offer short jaunts along the beach or longer rides along trails passing through countryside flanked by cacti, divi-divi trees, and aloe vera plants. Ask if you can stop off at Cura di Tortuga, a natural pool that's reputed to have restorative powers. Rides are also possible in Arikok National Wildlife Park. Rates run from $35 for an hour-long trip to $65 for a three-hour tour; private rides cost slightly more.
De Palm Tours. The dependable outfitter arranges excursions on horseback. L.G. Smith Blvd. 142, Oranjestad. 297/582-4400 or 800/766-6016. www.depalm.com..
Rancho Daimari. Rancho Daimari will lead your horse to water—either at Natural Bridge or Natural Pool—in the morning or afternoon for $80 per person. The "Junior Dudes" program is tailored to young riders. There are even ATV trips. Palm Beach 33B, Noord. 297/586-6284.
Rancho Notorious. The seven one- to three-hour tours here include one to the countryside for $45 and a snorkeling trip to the beach for $120. All skill levels are welcome. The company also organizes ATV and mountain-biking trips. Boroncana, Noord. 297/586-0508. www.ranchonotorious.com..
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