Explore Aruba in an air-conditioned bus on the Aruba Highlights Tour. Your friendly and professional tour guide will show you the attractions and natural landmarks of Aruba.
You will make a visit 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. You will have the opportunity to take a tour through the state-of-the-art Aruba Aloe Factory and learn more about its history in the adjacent museum.
You will also see some of Aruba's famous natural wonders including Casibari Rock Formations and, if roads permit, 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.
Next you will travel to 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. Following the Chapel, you will visit the famous California Light House, 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. This area offers some of the most beautiful scenic views of Aruba.
Your day ends with a refreshing swim (sea and weather conditions permitting) in the pristine waters of Aruba at Arashi Beach, renowned for its beautiful white sand and great snorkeling. You will get the opportunity to go for a swim, do some tanning, or go snorkeling. Snorkeling equipment will be provided.
Reviewer: George colbourne
Great exposure to Aruba
This tour was a very informative overview of Aruba. Our guide, Clifford, was outstanding. We went to all of the points of interest promised and had enough time to spend one hour at the beach. Make sure to wear your bathing suit under comfortable clothe and to wear water shoes since the beach is rocky.
Reviewer: Ann Davis
Reviewer: Peter J Rojas
We had not been to Aruba for more than 15 years, and it was nice to re-visit the island with this bus tour. The tour took us to the Aloe factory, which was very interesting. The rest of the island is relatively barren, but the 7 mile beaches area is very nicely populated with excellent hotels, shops, and restaurants. The roads really need some maintenance, though.
Reviewer: Dawn Manning
I really enjoyed this tour of this fascinating island. We seemed to have driven around most of the island and it was amazing how much the landscape changed throughout the tour. The only drawback was having one person doing the driving and conducting the tour. From a safety perspective I would rather have 2 people so that the driver doesn't need to be distracted. The driver however was very informative explaining history and current living conditions on the island. I'm glad I chose the beach stay at the end of the tour. It was only an hour but I really appreciated being able to enjoy time at such a beautiful beach. It definitely makes me want to return to Aruba for a longer stay.