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: Steve Bergman
What a surprise ...the Caves were spectacular and well presented. Thoroughly enjoyed this tour although we could have had a little more understanding of what was available at the beach and a bit more time (maybe even a stop) in the city to enjoy the sights.
Reviewer: Terry Thomas
Very informative and fun tour. A variety of activities with a knowledgeable guide.
Reviewer: Kathy Harvey
We had 2 ladies for our tourguides and were great. We were given lots of information at each stop and lots in between. The cave was very interesting. We stopped at the salt flats to see Flamingo in the wild. Flocks of them. We went to Cabana beach which was beautiful and had 2 hours. highly recommend
Reviewer: Christina Silva
Our entire family went on this excursion. We enjoyed it very much. Our guide, Penny, was excellent. She was very informed and personable. The tour of city was very informative. The caves were great. The beach was crowded but still nice.
Reviewer: Kaitlin Beaulieu
This excursion was so much fun. Tour guide brought us threw all parts of the island which had awesome views, then stopped at the caves. The caves had a lot of climbing and had tight areas. But overall it was a great experience. The beach they brought us to was beautiful. They also have shops and restaurants there. You get to the beach too late in the day so the beach was overpacked with little seating available.