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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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Great for beginners

My group had a morning ride with Daniel, who was wonderful. There initially seemed to be some miscommunication between our concierge who booked the tour and Gold Mine Ranch, but... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 November 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

My group had a morning ride with Daniel, who was wonderful. There initially seemed to be some miscommunication between our concierge who booked the tour and Gold Mine Ranch, but the owner was very accommodating after the mix-up. With one brand new rider and three beginners, Daniel had his hands full with us but gave wonderful personal attention and direction... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

We went to Aruba for our 35th anniversary. We booked a private ride and Gilly and Jeanette did an amazing job setting up and coordinating our ride with our vow renewal ceremony on the beach during our ride. It was truly an experience we will remember for the rest of our lives. Wonderful horses! Well cared for and well matched... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

We are beginners so we were a little afraid of going horseback riding, but we heard it was wonderful so we went, and are so glad we did. The horses were very well trained, the sights were beautiful, we even went in the water with the horses. I highly recommend using this family-owned company that rescues horses so your money... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Great time! Everyone was so helpful. The ride was a priceless experience. Riding on the sandy beach in Aruba is a wonderful way to start your morning off. Can't wait to do it again next year.

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Jeanette and Candy were very helpful! We did a group tour with about 8 people. The guides were very polite and helpful it made the experience very fun. They are great with beginners such as myself. They were very gracious and guided my horse around until I was comfortable going on my own. There are plenty of stops for pictures... More 

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Binghamton, New York, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

My mother in law and daughter went riding. They both had a great time and said they would go again. Staff was helpful and knowledgeable.

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Meridian, Idaho
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

Had a group of experienced riders this past August looking for a good ride on the beach doing more than just trotting. Looked at the reviews and this place got good ones. Sadly, must have been from people with no basis of comparison. The equipment was all makeshift, the horses looked in some cases like they were starving, hip bones... More 

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

Dear guest, Thank you for your feedback. It is sad and unfortunate to hear that the facilities did not meet your expectations. Although you did not mention anything about the tour itself, you are right about the horses being gentle and well-trained. We do need to clarify about the weight of the horses. Other visitor reviews clearly mention and show... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

We can't say enough good things about this horseback riding experience. The team was extremely safety oriented and took the time to explain basic riding techniques. The horses were all docile, however, were up for a bit of galloping if you're so inclined. This pleasant two hour ride takes you through a bit of desert and out onto the beach... More 

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Chester, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

My husband and I go horseback riding at least once a year. We mutually agreed that this was the best horseback riding experience we have ever had. We had three guides for a party of nine. Transportation provided from hotel to the stables. Friendly staff and well tamed horses. Can't wait until next year.

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Nashville, Arkansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

My husband and I did a private tour with Jeanette and had a great ride. She is so friendly and personable and made the ride fun. I got the same horse that I had on a previous trip, Blanca. I have ridden with 2 other ranches but Gold Mine is my personal pick. We were able to do some trotting... More 

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