After hotel pickup, head to the tour operator’s base to hop into your Jeep Wrangler or Kia Sportage, depending on option selected when booking. Grab the driver’s seat if you want to take control of the first shift, or settle into a passenger seat and switch driving duties with the rest of the group later in the tour. Each vehicle holds a maximum of four people.
Set off on your round-island tour of Aruba, traveling from the rugged landscapes of the northern end all the way down to the southern tip. You’ll see the best of the island’s natural attractions, including the Natural Bridge, a coral limestone bridge formed by ocean erosion over thousands of years. The bridge collapsed in 2005, but you can still see its rocky ruins and admire the remote coastal setting.
You’ll also visit a lighthouse, the ruins of a gold mine, Boca Mahos cove and Arikok National Park, where you can see Guadirikiri Cave and its Amerindian petroglyphs. At the southern end of the island, visit Baby Beach, named for its calm, shallow waters popular for swimming with kids.
The off-roading portion of your tour ends at Pelican Pier on Aruba’s northwestern coast. Here you can sit back and relax at Pelican Nest Seafood Grill, a waterfront eatery on the end of the pier. Dine on a lunch of chicken or fresh fish accompanied by Caribbean views, and then you’re free to spend the rest of your day at your leisure, if you’ve chosen the half-day tour.
If you’re on the full-day tour, next up is a catamaran snorkeling cruise! With an experienced sailing crew, head out along the coast, enjoying the laid-back atmosphere and relishing the feeling of the warm sea breeze. Stop to snorkel with tropical marine life (equipment provided) at two locations — the Antilla shipwreck and Catalina Reef. An open bar and snacks are provided on the boat.
Your tour comes to an end when you return to the pier and are driven back to your hotel.
Tour departs from most Aruba hotels
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Awesome tour guide...very knowledgeable. Awesome personality. Would definately recommend and do the excursion again.
Tony was our guide!! He was funny and engaging throughout the trip. Even though you are given an allotted time at each place, it was enough to get the pictures you needed and kept it interesting!! Loved it!!
Very knowledgeable and friendly guide. Everything went as planned, just a bit of confusion at the meeting point in the port.
Went on full day tour, best part was snorkeling.
Could be 5 stars if touring hours were extended - add an hour to enjoy sights and lunch. Had to take lunch to go to catch catamaran for snorkeling. Have catamaran leave at 3 or 3:30 pm.
(Routes to tourist areas /attractions should be cleaner.)
Lots to see, easy to drive, AC was nice
Great tour with knowledgeable guide, easy pace, and beautiful sites.
We saw a lot on this tour but felt really rushed to get back, eat lunch (late - it was 2PM) and then get on the catamaran for snorkeling. Enjoyed ourselves but maybe one less stop on the land tour would have made the whole day more relaxing. Snorkeling was great but if you are not a strong swimmer be sure to wear a vest, it can be very windy
This was an excellent tour. Our tour guide was Antonio (Tony) Larez, He was fun, informative and really made the tour great. We did the half day tour and I would highly recommend it.
Explore Aruba in your own off-road vehicle — a Jeep Wrangler or Kia Sportage — checking out natural landmarks, parks and other attractions that make up this arid island in the southern Caribbean. See the ruins of the Natural Bridge, Arikok National Park, Boca Mahos and Baby Beach. Then enjoy a waterfront lunch at Pelican Nest Seafood Grill. Round out your day of outdoor fun with a catamaran snorkeling cruise (if full-day option selected). Hotel transport is included.