This Aruba full-island tour will take approximately 5.5 hours. You'll be picked up from your hotel or a designated meeting spot and the tour will stop at all the must-see attractions.
First you'll stop at the California Lighthouse, constructed at the northwestern tip of Aruba in 1910. The lighthouse is one of Aruba's most scenic trademarks and you will get the opportunity to explore its surroundings and take some breathtaking pictures of the panoramic views. Next it is on to the Ayo or Casibari rock formations, which are clusters of giant rock boulders. Here you can also see some of the rock paintings made by the island's first settlers, the Arawaks. The Casibari rock formation provides visitors with a easy trail on top of its largest boulder where you have a stunning view of Aruba.
Next, visit the Bushiribana gold mill ruins. Constructed during Aruba's gold rush era by the Aruba Gold Concessions company, it operated for 10 years. Now its ruins became an iconic landmark on Aruba's North Coast. You'll get the opportunity to take pictures in one of its large windows overlooking the rough coast of Aruba, or search for any remaining gold. After that you'll visit the Aloë Vera factory. Come visit, and take a tour of one of the world's oldest aloë factory. After the factory tour, you have sufficient time to shop for many of the aloë products made in the factory.
Next see how the earlier islanders used to built their houses at a typical Aruban home. The guide will show you through it and tell you all about it's construction. On the way to the Baby Beach, we will stop at the famous Charlie's Bar. Sit back, have a drink and just enjoy the unique decorations. Being a family owned business for over 75 years has made Charlie's Bar a must stop on Aruba. The main stop on the full-island tour is the Baby Beach. Here, you will get the opportunity to swim in a shallow, sheltered, man-made lagoon. On clear days you would be able to see Venezuela from here. After you have seen Aruba's must see attractions, you will be dropped back off at the location of your choosing.
Tour departs from local hotels or cruise port.
6 hours 30 minutes
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Our tour guide, Michael Angelo, was very funny and knowledgeable. Be prepared for a long day. Bring your swimsuit if you do not want to eat at Baby Beach.
Tour guide Ato made this outing an incredible experience. When not sharing information at each of the stops made, he was a walking encyclopedia of Aruban history. His enthusiasm and love for his country was most evident with each site made. Tour highlighted the attractions on the island and I felt most fortunate to have been able to see all of them. A must for those who want to experience Aruba!
Our tour guide Ado was fantastic! He is very knowledgeable, and made our tour a wonderful experience.
This tour was awesome your literally see the entire island. You get to see a little bit of everything. My tour guide Alto was very informative and nice. I have to say the best part was spending time at baby beach it is a gem on the island.
Our guide Ato was extremely well-versed in all aspects of Aruba‘s history, customs and current culture. He took us to a variety of historical sites and filled in the details with what’s happening on the island today. He was very patient with allowing us as much time as we needed at each of our stops to take pictures. I read many favorable reviews about Ato and was very happy when he turned out to be our guide. We were only four people in our group, which made it very personable. I would recommend taking this tour on the first full day of your trip to be able to soak in all the the island has to offer. Don’t miss out on Baby Beach!
Very great experience. The tour guide was patient and kind. only 1 other couple attended so we didn't feel rushed.
This was a fantastic tour of Aruba. We were out for at least 6 hours and viewed 3 pristine beaches,California lighthouse, aloe vera factory, chapel of our lady of alto vista, gold mill ruins, natural bridge, township and neighborhoods. Our guide Atto, was very knowledgeable and he allowed us to stop and photograph and swim. Don't miss this tour it covers it all.
Ato was our tour guide and was the best! He took his time and explained everything to us. We left at 9 am and returned at 3 pm. This was 50% cheaper than De Palm Tours which we would have paid $109 each. We saw basically everything we wanted to and spent ample amounts of time at each stop!
Toured the whole island. Tour guide covered everything gave us plenty of time at each stop to take pictures and look around.
Just be aware that ship's time and Aruba time may be different. We lost an hour and half of our tour due to that mix up.
Come explore Aruba's history and hear how it shaped the present with the full island tour. Hop on the bus and join in for a fun, personalized and friendly Aruba island tour where you will be taken to Aruba's must-see attractions.