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City, Caves and Beach

Price: $65.00
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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.

Shore Excursion Size
Standard
Shore Excursion Type
Active, Scenic, Water/Beach
Shore Excursion Duration
5 Hours
Activity Level
Moderate
Shore Excursion Leaves From
The Cruise Ship Pier. (Full details will be provided in your electronic ticket upon confirmation.)
Food/Beverage Provided
Not Included
Recommended Dress
We recommend wearing your bathing suit under comfortable clothing and walking shoes or water shoes. A hat and a beach towel are suggested.
Restrictions
Guests must be able to step in an out of the vehicle. This tour is NOT wheelchair accessible.
4.5 Stars4.5Based On 28 Reviews Review This Tour
5 StarsExcellent TourJune 11, 2018

Reviewer: Kari Roubik
Wonderful tour!! Great tour guide and driver also. I would highly recommend this tour. It is also a great value!

5 StarsAmazing Tour with Penny!June 04, 2018

Reviewer: Peter
This tour was a highlight of our cruise! Penny was absolutely amazing and full of information about Curacao. She is so passionate and proud of her island and you can definitely tell. She gave an amazing tour and we even stopped at the distillery as a special surprise. She took us through the distillery and even helped out the staff that was handing out the free samples to keep the line moving quick. We arrived right on time for everything and had a great time at the beach to end the day off! Thank you Penny for making our experience in Curacao informative and fun!!!

5 StarsA little of everything. May 14, 2018

Reviewer: Frank Rubinate
Very enjoyable. Caves were great. Very knowledgeable guide.

5 StarsAida and Peny are great! Fun tourMay 14, 2018

Reviewer: David Jaciuk
Our tour guide’s name was Peny, and she was very funny and interactive with us. The driver was named Aida and she was a very safe driver, very kind and welcoming as well. We learned a lot about the island during this tour and even got a chance to see the distillery (which was a bonus). The caves are amazing and I highly recommend this tour if you like to learn about everything Curacao has to offer. This tour had a bit of everything and we enjoyed the air-conditioned shuttle that took us around the island. Very informative about the island's history.

4 StarsCity, Caves and beach review May 07, 2018

Reviewer: Basim
The tour is good experience if you to see Cauraco In 5 hours and experience the beach, flamingo seen is not wow, cave visit and the beach are okay, the best part is the tour guide and the driver were very good and Their hospitality , souvenirs can be shopped from market in the Harbour with reasonable prices

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