Half Day 4x4 Jeep Safari
In this outstanding tour of Aruba, you'll enjoy a unique (and bumpy) off-road excursion of Aruba's highlights in a four-wheel-drive Jeep. The four-door Jeep provides access to numerous outstanding locations not accessible by standard vehicles. The Jeeps are automatic and hold four guests only. If you have fewer than four in your group, your guide will match you up with others. Guests drive their own Jeeps and there will be several chances to stop and switch drivers. Guests wanting a private Jeep will need to purchase all four seats.
Follow your professional and friendly tour guide as they lead you on a comprehensive tour where you will visit the California Lighthouse, 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.
After the California Light House, you will make a short stop at the Rock Garden, a garden of stacked rocks created by tourists like you over the years. This stop also gives a great view of the rough North Coast.
Your next stop will be 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.
Next you will travel to 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.
After your visit to the bridge, you will get a chance to find some gold at the Bushiribana gold mine ruins. The Bushiribana smelter was built in 1872 by the Aruba Island Gold Mining Company to extract gold from the ore that was being mined in the nearby hills of Ceru Plat. It operated for ten years.
At your final stop, you will visit the famous Ayo monolithic Rock Formation, where you can see some ancient Indian drawings left behind by the original inhabitants of Aruba.
Reviewer: Chris T.
We've taken many cruises through the years, with tons of excursions but this was by far the best. Aruba is beautiful, and being able to see it while touring in the Jeeps was awesome. Not only did we visit an cool aloe factory, beautiful old chapel, and historic buildings/structures...but we had an incredible time with the off roading! You have the beach/ coast on one side and mountains/rock formations on the other. All while navigating through a ton of fun trails. RONALD was the man! made the whole experience that much better! Don't pass this one up!
Reviewer: Kevin T.
Touring Aruba in our own Jeep with Ronald and our group was the best excursion we've ever taken. Sites, history, local info, and SWEET OFF ROADING!! Don't miss this excursion!
Reviewer: Kathy Harvey
This was a neat tour seeing the desert area of Aruba. We stopped at California lighthouse, Alto chapel, 2 different type of rock formation and gold mines. Our guide was Ronald and was very good. He kept the tour interesting. I highly recommend.
Reviewer: Jan Stuckings
Greatest disappointment was not being able to take the full day trip. Good coverage of the Island, lots of fun in the Jeep and great assistance by the leader.
My husband and I absolutely loved our 1/2 day excursion. We had the opportunity to stop at the aloe factory (interesting and great products), little bridge, oldest church, lighthouse, old gold mine and more.... The weather as always was hot, you need to take a hat for sure! Jeep ride was super fun, 3/4 of us wanted and got the opportunity to drive....which was great. I even drive through a stream whilst dodging large bolders and cracks in the road! Our guide was fabulous. Highly recommend!