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  • toffeecat2014
    Staffordshire, UK84 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A great opportunity to pet and feed the lovely donkeys who live at this sanctuary. They are very well looked after and seem to enjoy visitors. There are also a couple of peacocks, chickens and some cats wandering about! There is a small selection of merchandise and you can purchase drinks/ice creams etc. A nice way to spend the afternoon.
    Written April 14, 2024
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  • Ludster
    Catonsville15 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great trip! We went with another family, so all 8 of us hired a driver and 4x4 covered jeep-ish vehicle to explore the whole park. We all loved it!! The caves were both amazing to witness and the history of Aruba as well. The swimming water hole was really cool too. Saw Casibari and Ayo as well!! Then rode along the east coast for a while, to the church. Very bumpy ride through the entire park . So hopefully no one gets car sick. Really enjoyed the excursion and would recommend this to anyone!! Even though we already had a rental car. The small sedan would never have made it on the roads in the park. Glad for the tour guide and driver!! This park is well worth the visit! Goldmine ruins were ok. Easy to skip this part. Natural bridge was cool too!
    Written March 31, 2024
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  • Ann do
    Silver Spring, MD17 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very nice experience! Learnt so much from the tour guide. We were warned about the “musky smell” but it didn’t really smell that bad highly recommend!
    Written June 4, 2023
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  • Shanker B
    Alpharetta, GA1,233 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    we stopped here after finishing the 2 caves. We walked to the edge of the cliffs and took a ton of pics. We also climbed down the stairs and it is such a fantastic view with the ocean crashing the rocks between the 2 cliffs. Great for pictures - sea is too rough to swim but its just a fantastic view.
    Written January 1, 2023
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  • jericanary
    6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Experience the wild side of Aruba. A great place for a picnic lunch or just hang out by the sea. Very sunny & windy, I suggest a hat & wear sunscreen. Isolated. We did drive a rental car non 4x4. Some of the roads in are a bit intimidating. Worth the trip.
    Written February 28, 2024
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  • Jolene H
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    What an amazing trip. The horses were great, the people were great and the experience was something I would like to do every time I go to Aruba. This is the second time we have gone on this trip and although we couldn't swim this time because of the current, we still had an amazing time. Andre and the crew were great.
    The lady guide, (Pamila?) she told me about history of the horses and very informative about the island as well. I rode Bright, the baby of the group. The views were beautiful and I will do this again each time I visit. Highly recommend. April 9th 2024
    Written April 10, 2024
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  • Warhol40
    Brotton, UK1,464 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Travelling outside of the Arikok Park towards Baby Beach this wind-farm was our guide to the southern tip of the island. Both Baby Beach and Rodgers Beach can be reached via this as a boundary.
    Written October 9, 2017
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  • Lori S
    Dallas, TX9 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We took a 1.5 hour tour with Paul and Gert. They took such great care of us ensuring we were comfortable and fully ready to enjoy the experience. Our group was using mountain bikes and e-bike mountain bikes. The equipment was in great condition. They met us at our condo and off we went north to the lighthouse and a short trail ride. One among was nervous but Gert stayed with her and she did great with his encouragement and guidance. It was a fantastic experience riding with them. You should definitely consider Tribike Aruba for a guided bike tour!
    Written March 14, 2024
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  • Scott
    7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The best single experience I had on Aruba. Riding was so relaxing and the swim in the natural pool was extra exhilarating. The scenery was extraordinary and so far removed from the crowded side of Aruba. The guide was very helpful and the horses were spot on. Highly recommended.
    Written February 24, 2019
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  • Grant L
    Kelowna, Canada2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Pechi was simply awesome! He was very patient in providing (repeating, for this slow learner) pro-tips (yes, he competed on the world stage) to me over the course 4 lessons. I will take more from him in the future and will bring my sons to Aruba to also grab a few lessons.

    I also enjoyed and appreciated his focus on safety.

    Thanks Pechi!
    Written February 16, 2022
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  • Tony G
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Awesome training with Gregory Milliard and his team! Picked me up directly from my hotel and brought me back after each training session. Attended a Gi and a No Gi session and both were a great experience. Great attitude, welcoming, and definitely worth it!
    Written October 3, 2023
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