Rancho La Ponderosa, Countryside Horseback Ride Recognized as “Low Volume Tour of the Season,” by Princess Cruises, 2013/14

Oranjestad – Lisa Jensen, Manager, Shore Operations, Princess Cruises, had the distinct pleasure of recognizing De Palm Tours Corporation NV. and Rancho La Ponderosa, while in the Oranjestad Harbor.

Recently, a short and congenial award ceremony designed to recognize excellence among local tour operators rendering services to Princess Cruises passengers when here on stop-overs, included an award presentation, a tour of the ship and elegant breakfast.

Ramon Herrera accepted the handsome plaque on behalf of De Palm Tours Corporation NV, La Ponderosa Ranch and his partner Luis ‘Lucho’ Claro.

Rancho La Ponderosa, won the prestigious award based on high ratings and positive passenger comments, in addition to the tour being of excellent value to cruise ship passengers.

Luis ‘Lucho’ Claro and Ramon Herrera owners of Rancho La Ponderosa Horseback Tours, report that they have already been recognized by the cruise liner a number of times, as Tour of the Season since 2008/2009, and they are always pleased to receive such accolades and positive feed-back, contributing to passengers’ overall impression of their cruise vacation.

The Tour of the Season award comes as no surprise. Lucho is one of the island’s most respected horsemen. With more than 35 years of experience, Rancho La Ponderosa remains a top choice among both visitors and local residents as the place to go for outstanding horseback riding adventures.

From the saddle of Lucho’s private stock of quality Paso Fino horses, visitors can enjoy the beauty of Aruba touring country trails, escorted by professional and knowledgeable guides.

Rancho La Ponderosa offers Paso Fino horses, known for their even temperament and comfortable ride, paired with quality, experienced guides, on safe, scenic trails and best of all, free pick-up & return to the hotels, which all contribute to memorable excursions, cherished long after the suntan is gone.