Explore Aruba Tour
Explore Aruba Tour
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 make a short stop at the Bushiribana Gold Mill Ruins on your way to the 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.
Our tour bus/guide picked us up on time right at the cruise ship. We were in a small group. Our guide was knowledgeable, answering all our questions. Gave us lots of time at each stop to look and explore. It was warm but the bus was air conditioned and our guide/driver had cold water for all of us. I really enjoyed the tour and would recommend to others that want to see Aruba and learn about the island.
Reviewer: Nancy Abbey
Great tour, but was disappointed that the beach time was only 1 hour. I chose not to stay and continued on the bus back to the ship.
Reviewer: Tina Louise Brotz
This tour really showed us island highlights. The highlight was the aloe vera factory. We were given the history of their aloe industry while we visited the aloe plantation. After the factory tour, we were able to purchase items from the gift shop. The chapel, mountaintop lookout and all the other places were really nice. It was educational, but the tour guide made it fun.
Reviewer: ghislaine martin
Tour guide was very funny and informative
Reviewer: Steve Vetter
The tour was good, interesting and our driver/guide was an informative fellow who kept us intrigued facts and jokes along the way. I enjoyed this tour.