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Travel around the entire island of Aruba, taking in its top landmarks and must-see highlights, on this comprehensive tour in the company of a guide. Great for first-time visitors or those with limited time on the island, this tour visits highlights such as Baby Beach, the Bushiribana gold mine ruins, an historic bar, the aloe vera factory, and local rock formations. Hotel pickup and drop-off in Oranjestad makes for a seamless experience.
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- 1Aruba Aloe Factory, Museum and StoreStop: 45 minutes -See details
- 2California LighthouseStop: 15 minutes - Admission excludedSee details
- 3Alto Vista ChapelStop: 15 minutes -See details
- 4Ayo and Casibari Rock FormationsStop: 15 minutes -See details
- 5Natural BridgeStop: 15 minutes -See details
- 6Bushiribana Gold Mill RuinsStop: 15 minutes -See detailsPass by Charlie's Bar and RestaurantPass by Aruba Mural Tours
- 7Baby BeachStop: 90 minutes -See details
- Guide provides information on Aruba's history, culture, and industry through engaging commentary
- Hotel pickup and drop-off makes for a stress-free day
- Visit striking rock formations and a local historic bar
- Air-conditioned tour vehicle or the utmost in traveler comfort
What to Expect
Be ready for convenient pickup at your hotel in Oranjestad and prepare to learn all you ever wanted to know about Aruba. Buckle in to your air-conditioned tour vehicle and take off for a whirlwind tour. Your first stop is an aloe vera factory, where you'll learn about this fascinating industry. Then it's on to the California Lighthouse, dating from 1910. Learn about the landmark’s history through your guide’s commentary and snap photos of the panoramic views from the vantage point of the rocky outcropping on which it sits. The day’s next stop are the Casibari or Ayo rock formations, where you can stroll around to take in the unusual shapes and learn about their formation over the years from your guide. At the Casibari rock formations, you can also see some ancient paintings made by the Arawak Indians, the island’s original inhabitants, or hike around an easy loop up to the top of the largest boulder. You'll also visit the Natural Bridge formation. At the Bushiribana gold mine ruins, look for flecks of gold in the soil left over from Aruba’s gold rush and snap photos of the north coast landmark before moving on to the Aloe Vera Factory, where you will take a tour and shop for souvenirs. Stopping at the family-owned Charlie’s Bar, serving up drinks for the past 75 years to locals and tourists alike. You'll pass the murals in San Nicolaas before reaching Baby Beach, where you can spend some time unwinding and swimming before returning to your hotel for drop-off.
- Complimentary Pick up and drop off in Oranjestad, Palm Beach and Eagle Beach area
- Air-conditioned vehicle
- We have bottled water for everyone on board
- We have Gouda cheese with crackers for everyone on board
- Food and drinks
- Use of Snorkelling equipment
- Entry/Admission - California Lighthouse
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Refunds will not be issued if the tour/activity is missed due to late or non-arrival of cruise ship
- May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Stroller accessible
- Near public transportation
- Infants must sit on laps
- Infant seats available
- Most travelers can participate
- This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 60 travelers
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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First time I saw a desert in a tropical island. Because of the the way the wind blows the moisture blows away from the island, so the island desert have the large amount of greenery seen on other islands. The water was so warm and clear. There was plenty to do visiting the…
Date of experience: July 2019
1 Helpful vote
Michelangelo was a terrific guide and a native Aruban with an intimate knowledge of the island, it’s history and culture. Given it was just us and another couple in a very comfy travel van with awesome A/C, our tour was very much a private event and Michelangelo was able to take…
Date of experience: March 2020
Excellent guide, gave us lots of interesting information. We've got a great time. Don't forget your sun protection.
Date of experience: March 2020
Learned many interesting things about Aruba. The aloe vera factory was informative and I bought several items, The sites we visited were beautiful. The only issue is when we were dropped off at Baby beach, half the group went into the restaurant immediately and a few of us…
Date of experience: February 2020
The only problem for the cruise ships is the length of the tour was stated was shorter than the real tour. The tour had to send another van to take the people back to their ship before the ship left. It would be better not to include the baby beach part.
Date of experience: January 2020
2 Helpful votes
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By: Aruba Fantasy Tours
great overview of Aruba
My husband and I did this tour while in port. I prefer to book independently with smaller tours . This allows the e…
We did the Aruba half day tour. Jacky and her tour guide Curtis was more than accommodating with everything that wa…
Jacky, Jacky, Jacky
We will never forget this wonderful sweet lady! She made our day in Aruba so special! We were greeted by her com…
We had a very good tour with Jackie and Stephanie. I would recommend them for future tours. Very knowledgeable abou…
They were kind and welcome. A bit late to pick up, but on the whole, great experience! Very nice vehicle and offere…
Getting acquainted with Aruba
Wonderful half day tour with Jacky. She told us that the full day tour would push us to get back to our ship on ti…
Aruba Half Day... amazing!
A great trip! Atu was a amazing guide, as was Jackie! Very attentive and informative... if you want to see the best…
Great Tour with Excellent Tour Guide
Loved this trip. Learned so much as well as saw all the great sites of Aruba. Non rushed tour, can take your time. …
Easy and quick
The driver was easy to find and the ride was quick. We got a discount to book the return ride back to the airport.
Interesting and informative
Our tour guide, Michaelangelo, was the best! Knowledgeable, funny, and flexible, he was so good we booked another t…
Great tour! Highly recommend!
We took the half-day tour and had 8 in our group. Stephanie was our tour guide and she was fantastic! She was perso…
Great tour of Aruba
Jackie, the owner of the business, was our tour guide. She specializes in small groups (6 in our tour) and provides…
Superior service from Fantasy Tours
I can’t speak highly enough about Fantasy Tours, owned by Jacky Boekhower. We have called on Jacky for several year…
Excellent tour of west Aruba!
Jackie was host Efficient pick up at cruise port Extensive tour of island with many stops of the major highlights o…
Travel from airport to hotel
Our driver was terrific. We found him easily and he was very pleasant while driving us to our hotel. I would recomm…
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