City, Caves and Beach
Your tour will begin with a drive to the salt plains and flamingo park with a chance to see the beautiful pink flamingos.
Continue to the Hato caves for a guided tour inside. These caves had a utilitarian purpose during the early days of the slave trade in Curacao; escaped slaves used them as hiding places, and lived in them for months at a time. Even before the arrival of Europeans and slaves, the Amerindian Arawaks used them for shelter, and left behind cave drawings, or petroglyphs, estimated at 1,500 years old. Guides will take you through the caves. They'll point out the apocryphal and fanciful stories behind some of the stalactites and stalagmites; in the eerie lighting, some take on shapes and are called the Pirate's Head, the Sea Tortoise, and the Giant of Jack and the Beanstalk fame.
After your time in the caves you will have approximately 3 hours for swimming and relaxing at a gorgeous beach highly recommended for snorkeling and diving. Almost all Curacao beaches are scattered along the sheltered and calm southwestern coast, where the waters are smooth and crystal clear.
Upon returning back to the pier area you will be provided a city tour in the shopping area of Punda. The World Heritage City of Willemstad - Punda, was established in the mid-1600s. Willemstad's covey of structures recall the quaint designs of Amsterdam, with exquisite 17th and 18th century Dutch colonial buildings not to be found anywhere else outside of the Netherlands.
Reviewer: Pam Alden
This all-inclusive tour was perfect for first-timers to Curacao. Fabulous guide (Jude) and driver. Cave exploration, city and country tour of the entire island, swimming at a beach resort with chairs etc for rent and lots of shops/food. Guide was so knowledgeabale about the history of the island and was very entertaining. A must do! Only downside, needed a lunch stop before the beach!
Reviewer: KATHY S JUSTICE
very nice tour, more steps than stated
The tour was very nice and informative. The kid giving it was so nice and fun to be around as well as the driver. Sorry I can’t remember their names as it’s been a couple weeks ago. The caves are really cool and the beach they took us to was really nice. It did rain on and off which made this tour even better. They dropped us off downtown which was a short walk to the pier so we could get some lunch. I was trying to get a tip out when they pulled away. Worth the tip and visit
We did this excursion about a month ago and really enjoy it, our tour guide Penny was very nice, she even take us to a distillery that wasn’t on the itineryl! Highly recomend this excursion, you will have a great time!
Reviewer: Emily Johnson
I loved going on this excursion! Our guide was fantastic and made sure we all had a wonderful time! Going through the city was so interesting! The cave was really neat and I loved getting to see the bats! Having time at the beach was also wonderful and so peaceful!