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3-Hour Aruba Highlights Guided Tour

1. 3-Hour Aruba Highlights Guided Tour

Explore the many delights of Aruba in just 3 hours, aboard an air-conditioned bus. Your friendly and professional tour guide will show you the attractions and natural landmarks of Aruba, offering a fun and informative commentary. Visit the Aloe Vera Factory and Museum. Aloe, first introduced to the island in 1840, became a very important part of Aruba's history. At one point Aruba was the largest exporter of Aloe in the world with almost two-thirds of the island covered in plants. Take a trip to the Casibari Rock Formation–one of Aruba’s famous natural wonders. the Casibari Rock Formation. The Government of Aruba has created walking trails and steps through the rocks, allowing hikers to reach the top to obtain breathtaking views of the island. A must-see destination is the Natural Bridge, a formation of coral limestone cut by years of pounding surf. It was one of the largest natural spans in the world, standing 23 feet above sea level and spanning more than 100 feet across until it collapsed in 2005. Stop-off at the California Light House. This area offers some of the most beautiful scenic views of Aruba.

Discover the Island of Aruba: 4-Hour Bus Tour & Snorkel

2. Discover the Island of Aruba: 4-Hour Bus Tour & Snorkel

Your first stop will take you to the Aloe Vera Factory and Museum. Aloe, first introduced to the island in 1840, became a very important part of Aruba's history. At one point Aruba was the largest exporter of Aloe in the world with almost two-thirds of the island covered in plants. Next you will visit the Casibari Rock Formation, a cluster of huge rocks that inexplicably rises up from the desert soil to create an unusual setting, and then you will continue to the Natural Bridge, a formation of coral limestone cut by years of pounding surf, and then to the Alto Vista Chapel, built on the site of the first Catholic church in Aruba in 1750. Your next stop will be at the famous California Light House, named after a ship called the California, which has the distinction of having received distress signals from the Titanic as she went down in icy waters in 1912. This area offers some of the most beautiful scenic views of Aruba. Your final stop will be at Arashi Beach, famous for its beautiful white sand and great snorkeling.

Meet the Animals of Aruba Tour

3. Meet the Animals of Aruba Tour

On this family-friendly animal encounter tour, first visit the Aruba Ostrich Farm. Meet its 80- count flock of the largest living species of bird in the world. Visitors are encouraged to partake in a guided tour of the farm, inhabited by both ostriches and their flightless Australian relatives, emus. The tour provides the opportunity to learn about the natural behavior and survival instincts of these amazing creatures through detailed information as well as personal encounters with the birds. Next you will get the opportunity to mingle with some real locals at the Donkey Sanctuary. Founded in 1997 as a non-profit and completely volunteer run organization, their mission is simple: save the donkeys. Although not originally native to the small island of Aruba, they have existed here for 500 years having been the primary mode of transportation until cars began to be introduced on the island in increasing numbers. At that point, many Arubans no longer had the need for their formerly beloved donkey, and sadly in the 1970s, a dangerous and rapidly spreading illness nearly caused their extinction leaving behind a population of only 20 wild donkeys. Lastly, visit Philip’s Animal Garden. After years of saving and adopting abused and abandoned animals, Philip Merryweather has turned his love for animals into a world-class shelter and rehabilitation center. Philip’s Animal Garden is offering up interactive and educational tours, where you can enjoy an up-close and personal experience with over 50 species of exotic animals from around the world. Visitors are invited to see, touch and even feed some of the garden’s inhabitants.

Aruba Arikok National Park Hiking Tour

4. Aruba Arikok National Park Hiking Tour

This is the best way to discover the real Aruba. Nearly 20% of Aruba is a designated National Park and home to a long list of animal species and plant life. The Arikok National Park is a great place to enjoy the dramatic landscapes. The Visitors’ Center has a modern sustainable design and houses an exhibit of Aruba’s endemic animals such as the Aruban whiptail lizard (cododo), Aruban cat eye snake (santanero) and endangered rattle snake (cascabel). Park rangers will escort you on this hike that showcases fascinating flora and fauna and interesting historical sites. The Arikok National Park is home to priceless gems that are rare because they are indigenous to the island. The Aruban burrowing owl (Shoco), Aruban rattlesnake, Aruban whiptail lizar, and Aruban parakeet (Prikishi) can be found in the Aruba National Park where they live together with the native flora and fauna supported by the protected unusual land formations made from lava, quartz diorite and limestone.

Aruba: Beach Hopping Snorkeling Tour

5. Aruba: Beach Hopping Snorkeling Tour

Spend the morning relaxing in the tropical waters of the Caribbean Sea and marvel at the marine life on an amazing snorkeling adventure. Benefit from pick-up at your hotel or cruise ship, and then head to the secluded beach of Mangel Halto by open-top bus. Sink your toes in the powder white sand and put on the provided snorkeling equipment to venture out into the calm water. Get some time to relax in the sun at Baby Beach and experience the laid-back vibe of one of Aruba's most popular retreats. Go for another snorkel if you desire and swim with the schools of colorful fish that flit beneath the waves. Head back to your hotel or the cruise ship terminal in the early afternoon.

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What people are saying about Oranjestad

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 47 reviews

This was a great tour to get to see 3 of the animal attractions on the island. Much easier than renting a car and cheaper than taking a taxi to each location. The donkey sanctuary was a delight. Really fun to feed and pet the donkeys and learn about the history of them. Ostrich farm was great. Seeing and feeding them, our guide there was very informative and fun. the baby ostrich is adorable. The animal park is a nice walk around feeding some animals and just looking at others. I appreciate they don't allow the animals that need special diets to just eat anything. Our tour guide (I'm so sorry I've forgotten your name) was great. Gave us lots of info in a casual friendly way. Felt like being shown the island by a real friend. Our group was super small, just 4 of us which was great because it felt like a private tour without the cost and I'm happy they didn't cancel because they didn't reach a minimum participant #. Overall 5 star and I would book more thru thru this company

We were picked up directly at the ship by El Tour and then made a stop at 3 hotels. Our guide Uri took us to 2 beaches (Mantal Beach and Baby Beach). Very beautiful Caribbean beaches. On the way back we were driven past 3 sights. Learned a lot about Aruba through Uri. The excursion was in English.

Great way to see a lot of the island and meet its fuzziest residents. The Donkey Sanctuary and Ostrich Farm have great guides that teach you all about the animals and all three sites let you meet the animals up close.

Had a wonderful day with our driver, tour guide and lifeguard. Uri really made the trip fun. Highly recommend.

Everything was well organized and the two stops were almost to ourselves.