City, Caves and Beach

City, Caves and Beach
Price: $89.00
Infants under 3 years old are free when sitting on an adult's lap. Proof of age is required for a child to go free.
Choose Options My Cruise Itinerary
Shore Excursion Size ? Standard
Shore Excursion Type Active, Scenic, Water/Beach
Shore Excursion Duration 5 Hours
Activity Level ? Moderate
Shore Excursion Leaves From ? Cruise Ship Pier
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. Infants under 3 years old are free when sitting on an adult's lap. Proof of age is required for a child to go free.

Curacao City, Hato Caves and Mambo Beach

Your Curacao city 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 2 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 drive through city tour in the shopping area of Willemstad. 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.

4.5 Stars4.7 / 5  |  50 ReviewsReview This Tour
Fun Tour!
June 01, 2023
The van was in good shape. Our driver was friendly and informative. We felt safe at all times. We enjoyed the drive and the information about the city and island. The Caves are amazing and different from other caves in the USA. The Beach was clean and the food and drink service was very good. Great tour! Thank you!
Reviewer: James Clifton
5 Stars
Great Overview of the Island
April 13, 2023
The excursion was everything that was promised. Our guide was very knowledgeable and was able to answer many additional questions that the group had. The beach they took us to was not crowded, yet still had great amenities. Would definitely recommend this tour.
Reviewer: Gail Schoepf
5 Stars
February 16, 2023
Tour guide was lovely, I don’t know what else Curacao has to offer but this seemed to encompass a lot!
Reviewer: Natalie
5 Stars
Great place to visit
January 12, 2023
Really enjoyed touring the caves.
Reviewer: Waylon Msrtin
5 Stars
Enjoyed the tour
November 10, 2022
The caves were a bit warm but the bats and formations are cool. The city tour is short. The flamingos were nice to see in the wild. Loved going to Kokomo Beach. The water was beautiful and the snorkeling was fantastic. There is a dive shop right there if you want to dive. It is 6.00 for chairs but so worth it. The food is real good too.
Reviewer: Larry A Preston
4 Stars
Perfect Day
March 31, 2020
This excursion was perfect. It gave us the opportunity to see the best of this country. Our tour guide Rosie was very knowledgeable of the county and kept the trip fun and entertaining. We could not have asked for a better day. Thank you for providing this great experience
Reviewer: Diane L Chizek
5 Stars