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Aruba Half Day Island Tour

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From USD

$45

So much to do, so little time! This half-day island tour includes all of Aruba's must see attractions, including the California Lighthouse, Ayo or Casibari rock formations, the Bushiribana gold mill ruins and the Aloë Vera Factory. Hop on and enjoy a fun, personalized and friendly Aruba island tour. A professional guide and hotel pick up and drop off in an air-conditioned bus are included in the trip.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Refunds will not be issued if 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

Description:

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Aruba Aloe Factory, Museum and Store, Pitastraat 115 Aruba

Learn all about the Aruba aloe production process along with the 160 year history of Aloe Vera cultivation in Aruba during the factory & museum tour. Afterwards visitors have the opportunity to shop for their perfect Aloe Vera product. Before you leave, don't forget to snatch a picture underneath a Divi Divi tree with the Aloe plantation in the background.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: California Lighthouse, Northern Aruba North end of L. G. Smith Boulevard, Noord Aruba

The California Lighthouse is built on top of the Hudishibana hill, located on the north-west tip of Aruba. Passengers will get the opportunity to get off the bus and admire the lovely 360 degree view atop the hill. See how the white sand beaches meets the desert-like landscape. To explore the surrounding area is free. If you wish to climb up the Lighthouse there is an admission fee applicable that is not included in this tour.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Alto Vista Chapel, Alto Vista Rd, Noord Aruba

Alto Vista Chapel is a small Catholic chapel also known as "Pilgrims Church" that stands on the hills above the north shore of the sea. Visitors have the opportunity to stop and walk around and enter the Chapel. There is also opportunity to purchase coconut water from a local vendor.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Ayo and Casibari Rock Formations, northeast of Hooiberg Aruba

Discover the magnificent panoramic view atop the boulders of the Casibari Rock Formation. It only require a small climb by man-made stairs to reach the top. Afterwards, relax in the beautiful garden surrounding the rock formation.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Bushiribana Gold Mill Ruins, Spanish Lagoon, Oranjestad Aruba

Walk around the Bushiribana gold smelter ruins. the contrast of the blue skies with the red sand and deep blue ocean makes for wonderful photos.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Natural Bridge, Windward Coast Andicuri Beach, Arikok National Park Aruba

Explore the little natural bridge that is next to the ruins of the bigger natural bridge. Walk around the site to admire how the desert-like hills meets the rough waters.

Duration: 15 minutes

Departure:

Departure point:

Lloyd G. Smith Blvd 94, Oranjestad, Aruba

Traveler pickup is offered
- We offer pickup of vacation rentals and condos in the Eagle Beach, Palm Beach and Oranjestad

area.
- Pick up is in front of the lobby of your resort our just outside the property if it is an alternative accommodation
- Hotel pick up is starts 15 minutes before tour
- Port pick up is scheduled to be same as the start time of the tour (9 AM or 2 PM)
- Alternative Accommodation pick up starts earlier, depending of the location of the property

Airports

  • Reina Beatrix Airport, Aruba


Ports
Aruba Port Authority, Oranjestad

Departure time:

Duration:

4 hours

Inclusions:

Exclusions:

Terms and Conditions:

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


Reviews:

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Donald C

Our tour guide Ato was very informative and entertaining.He not drove us he treated us like friends.

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Richard B

Had a nice tour of the island. Got to see the main highlights of the northern side of the island.
Curtis was a our guide. He was very knowledgeable, engaging and entertaining. He had a good sense of humor.
We were in a smaller bus so there wasn't a huge bus full of people. That was nice.

The only part I wasn't excited about was the trip to the Aloe factory. We weren't there very long but it was mostly a way to sell the product.

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Leonard L

It was fun to learn the history of Aruba while seeing many of the sites. I enjoyed visiting the aloe factory. Michelangelo was courteous and funny, the perfect tour guide.

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Gary B

This was one of the most informative and amazing tours I have had in my many vacations! The tour guide, Ato knew so much and was quite friendly and accommodating such that everyone in my group enjoyed to the utmost!

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Angela B

Our driver, Michael Angelo was good, funny and very informative. He drove us in a lot of areas of the island aside from the main attraction.

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lisafree1967

Our guide Michael Angelo was super, very friendly and knowledgeable about the island. This was a great way to see a lot of Aruba. Well worth the money.

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Melvin B

We had a lovely tour of the north of the island. It was very informative and our guide, Ato, was great.

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Patricia G

Fabulous way to get aquainted with the area. Michelangelo brought a personal touch with humor, stories and cheese. The van held a nice size group and had large clean windows. The tour stopped at several landmarks we would never had gone to alone, giving us ample time to explore. Bathroom breaks included. Well worth it. Jacky has run this successful tour company for years and you can see why. Pick up at the hotel promptly another great feature. Try it, you'll be pleased.

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Mary Ellen B

Finding the tour bus coming off the ship was a little hard, but, the tour was amazing. Learned a great deal about Aruba, the country and the people. Michael Angelo did a great job showing us the beautiful shore lines and villages. Jacky, who we booked the tour from was very helpful in returning a left behind article from the tour bus. I would highly recommend this tour.

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Cook C

The representative from Viator was 15 minutes late to meet the group. He did not tell us his name as he ushered us into a small van. We arrived at the Aloe farm and could not hear the guide as we were outside and a large bus pulled up beside us and kept the bus idling. After the tour we were told to get on another van and it was very crowded but we preceded to the next stop to the lighthouse. After a 15 minute period our original group was told not to get back on that van as another one was on its way so that we would not be so crowded. Kudos to Viator for recognizing this fact. However we had to wait an additional ten minutes or so for this van to arrive. From here on the tour went smoothly and we had a very enjoyable time. It was unclear to us why the tour got off to a rough start.


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Aruba Half Day Island Tour
Overview:

So much to do, so little time! This half-day island tour includes all of Aruba's must see attractions, including the California Lighthouse, Ayo or Casibari rock formations, the Bushiribana gold mill ruins and the Aloë Vera Factory. Hop on and enjoy a fun, personalized and friendly Aruba island tour. A professional guide and hotel pick up and drop off in an air-conditioned bus are included in the trip.

From USD

$45

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