In this outstanding tour of Aruba, you'll enjoy a unique (and bumpy) off-road excursion of Aruba's highlights in a four-wheel-drive Jeep. The four-door Jeep provides access to numerous outstanding locations not accessible by standard vehicles. The Jeeps are automatic and hold four guests only. If you have fewer than four in your group, your guide will match you up with others. Guests drive their own Jeeps and there will be several chances to stop and switch drivers. Guests wanting a private Jeep will need to purchase all four seats.
Follow your professional and friendly tour guide as they lead you on a comprehensive tour where you will visit the California Lighthouse, named after a ship called the Californian, which has the distinction of having received distress signals from the Titanic as she went down in icy waters in 1912.
After the California Light House, you will make a short stop at the Rock Garden, a garden of stacked rocks created by tourists like you over the years. This stop also gives a great view of the rough North Coast.
Your next stop will be Alto Vista Chapel. The chapel was built on the site of the first Catholic church built in Aruba in 1750 by a Spanish missionary. It is a special place for peace and contemplation, surrounded by the Aruban countryside.
Next you will travel to 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. Nearby is the Baby Bridge, a smaller version of the Natural Bridge.
After your visit to the bridge, you will get a chance to find some gold at the Bushiribana gold mine ruins. The Bushiribana smelter was built in 1872 by the Aruba Island Gold Mining Company to extract gold from the ore that was being mined in the nearby hills of Ceru Plat. It operated for ten years.
At your final stop, you will visit the famous Ayo monolithic Rock Formation, where you can see some ancient Indian drawings left behind by the original inhabitants of Aruba.
My husband and I absolutely loved our 1/2 day excursion. We had the opportunity to stop at the aloe factory (interesting and great products), little bridge, oldest church, lighthouse, old gold mine and more.... The weather as always was hot, you need to take a hat for sure! Jeep ride was super fun, 3/4 of us wanted and got the opportunity to drive....which was great. I even drive through a stream whilst dodging large bolders and cracks in the road! Our guide was fabulous. Highly recommend!
Would recommend this excursion
On time and will written out for meeting area, We signed up for half day and wanted the all day package after the first hour of the adventure. Great lunch and so much fun
The jeep tour was great. However I was a little concerned about the jeeps. They had high miles and squeaked and rattled a lot. Also seemed a bit rusted out. But once we got going, they were mechanically in good shape for the tour we did. The only thing that was not great was those of us on the half day tour waited at the restaurant transfer spot and followed a car back to the original pick up location. That probably took 20 minutes of driving through the town to get back to where we were. Other than that, overall it was a fun trip seeing the natural bridge and the chapel. Also California light house.
The excursion was great. The price I was told was in canadian dollars but I was charged american dollars. That was a big error by expedia.