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The Gold Mine Ranch Horseback Riding Tours

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Address: Matividiri 60, Arikok National Park, Aruba
Phone Number: +297 586 4954
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The Gold Mine Ranch is a small family owned ranch aiming to provide the...

The Gold Mine Ranch is a small family owned ranch aiming to provide the best service to all our guests. We have AMAZING adventure trails, and well-trained horses. Book online and receive a discount. If you want to experience awesome horseback riding, on the beach and country side of Aruba, look no further. Let us be the highlight of your vacation.

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Excellent experience!

The staff from beginning to end were very informative and there to show us a wonderful time. The horses were happy and well cared for. Each rider was shown individual attention... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 7 July 2015
Melissa T
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Morganton, North Carolina

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
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12 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2015

Enjoyed the ride. Horses were well taken care of. Picked up and dropped off at hotel. Did the morning ride.

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Thank Sue S
Morganton, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2015

The staff from beginning to end were very informative and there to show us a wonderful time. The horses were happy and well cared for. Each rider was shown individual attention and catered to their riding level. The rider was allowed to explore riding at their comfort level as well which was amazing! Best riding tour I have ever been... More 

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1 Thank Melissa T
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2015 via mobile

Tour was about an hour and a half and cost us $500 for 2 kids and 2 adults. Extremely overpriced for the little scenery and lack of photo opportunities. The two stars belong to the horses.

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Gildy, Manager at The Gold Mine Ranch Horseback Riding Tours, responded to this review

Tours are about 90 minutes long and cover over 7 panoramic spots. We even have over two spots, including white-sand beaches where we usually take pictures of guests. However, if the guest does not bring a camera, we cannot take pictures. On this tripadvisor page many guests uploaded photos that our tour guides helped take of them on the tour.... More 

Raleigh, North Carolina
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2015

Took my family of 5 on an afternoon ride. We range from beginners to good riders. Overall this is the best horseback ride I have been on anywhere. I highly recommend it. The ride was about 1.75 hrs. and after the guide got a feel for a few of the good riders ability, my daughter being a good rider, he... More 

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2 Thank Bob M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2015 via mobile

My wife liked it better then our 8hr ATV ride..... Good people and a good ride. The horses where very well mannered. Highly recommended for your to do list

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Thank Andrewsarchery
Oranjestad, Aruba
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2015

The evening tour at Gold Mine Ranch was definitely the best hour and a half I had on Aruba! I am an advanced rider who has been riding English for 6 years and who has went on many trail rides. Upon arrival we were briefed on how to mount and ride, then everyone's skill level was considered and they were... More 

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Thank Lisa M
North Carolina
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40 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2015

I highly recommend Gold Mine Ranch! We had a really nice ride and they considered everyone's skill levels. Even though we were a group of beginners to advanced riders, everyone had a good time. The thing I was most impressed with,however, was how they seemed to truly care for their horses. All appeared healthy and well cared for, and all... More 

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Thank jamesgangx5
Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2015

My boyfriend and I originally reserved spots THE SAME DAY for the Cool Paradise group tour, and we were pleasantly surprised to find out that the other large group had to cancel and we got a solo tour! It was about a 20 minute drive to the ranch and the staff was very friendly and helpful when selecting the horses.... More 

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Bowie, Maryland
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2015

What made this excursion great for me was the guides. Unfortunately I had Joe, the slowest horse of the bunch, and no matter what I did the horse wouldn't listen to me. But he did move faster as the guides whistled and called for him. Other than that, what a pleasant experience! We rode so far and long, that we... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2015 via mobile

My husband and I were driving by on our rented ATV, and I told him that this is the place where we were riding horses the next day. So, we pulled in to book our private tour for the next day, and Johnny offered us a $50 discount to ride right then! We parked the ATV at the ranch, while... More 

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