Dutch influence still lingers on this balmy Caribbean island, part of the former Netherlands Antilles until its independence in 1986. Aruba is a contrast: the island's arid interior is dotted with cactus and windswept divi-divi trees while secluded coves and sandy beaches make up its coast. Aruba's long and colorful heritage is reflected in its dialect. Called Papiamento, it is a tongue that combines elements of Spanish, French, Portuguese, Dutch, African and English.
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CULTURAL WALKING TOUR THROUGH ORANJESTAD
2.5 hours | Aruba | AUA-380A U A - 3 8 0
Get acquainted with the colorful sights and sounds of Oranjestad as you walk through its historic streets. With a local expert leading the way, you'll see many of the city's hidden gems, sample its cuisine, plus you can browse the exhibits of the National Archaeological Museum and the Historical Museum.
Enjoy hours of splashy fun in the sun with a trip to one of Aruba's gorgeous beaches on the Kukoo Kunuku bus, first stopping at Alta Vista Chapel then the famous California Lighthouse, which boasts panoramic island views.
Take in the delights of Oranjestad - from historic sights to the Dutch colonial architecture - from the comfort of your motorcoach. Visit an aloe plantation and museum, discover the unique Casibari Rock Formation, and photograph the views from the California Lighthouse. Conclude with free time on one of the island's pristine beaches.
This compact introduction to Aruba features a variety of attractions to pique your interests. See the Baby Natural Bridge & Natural Bridge Ruins, the Bushiribana Gold Mills Ruins, which are a shining example of Aruba's 19th-century history, tranquil Alto Vista Chapel, and the picture-postcard icon, the recently renovated California Lighthouse.
Celebrate your day in Aruba with visits to four of the island's most popular and photogenic destinations. Travel inland to the famous Casibari Rocks and along the windswept North Coast to Baby Natural Bridge, two stunning geological formations. And the Alto Vista Chapel and California Lighthouse are man-made, must see sights.
California Lighthouse, Ostrich Attraction & Shopping
4 hours | Aruba | AUA-230A U A - 2 3 0
Baby Natural Bridge
Ayo or Casibari Rock Formations
Discover Aruba's scenic highlights on a fun yet relaxing excursion around the California Lighthouse, Natural Bridge and Casibari Rock formations before visiting an ostrich attraction, where you will have an opportunity to feed these flightless birds.
Set sail for a sunset cruise aboard a custom-built catamaran. Glide past Aruba's famous beaches, along the island's south coast and up the gorgeous west coast. Soak up the views as you nibble on tasty snacks and sip on zesty cocktails, sodas, and fruit juices from the open bar.
See Aruba by land and sea on an exhilarating tour that includes both a semi-submarine cruise and an island highlights drive past the rock formations, the Baby Natural Bridge and the California Lighthouse.
Hit the open road in a Land Rover and discover the island from an off-roading point of view. Varroom past desert homes called "cunucus," the Baby Natural Bridge, the Bushiribana Gold Mine ruins, and drive by the California lighthouse. Then, cool off with a dip in the Arikok National Park's natural pool!
Local Connections: Exclusive Sunset Schooner Cruise with Local Chef
2 hours | Aruba | AUA-680A U A - 6 8 0
Watch the sun set upon the sparkling Caribbean Sea on a magical, two-hour evening sail along Aruba's scenic west coastline aboard a luxury 115-foot wooden Schooner. As the sky changes from pink to orange to fiery red, sip handcrafted cocktails as you sail along the picturesque shoreline.
Get ready for a night out on the town-Aruba style. The colorful Kukoo Kunuku Bus will whisk you to the beach for a champagne toast followed by a casual Caribbean dinner. Dancing, a pub crawl with a complimentary drink at each stop, complete your just-for-two or just-for-fun evening.
Local Connections: 4WD Island Tour, Baby Natural Bridge & Arashi Beach with Expert Guide
4.5 hours | Aruba | AUA-340A U A - 3 4 0
Baby Natural Bridge
Ayo or Casibari Rock Formations
Explore Aruba by 4WD Land Rover. Get off the beaten path and visit such natural landmarks as Casibari Rock, Natural Bridge, and Bushiribana Ruins. Photograph the picturesque chapel and swim at Arashi Beach.
Let the good times roll when you hop onto a Segway 2x2 for a look at Aruba like you've never seen it before. Your sightseeing tour includes riding to the California Lighthouse and enjoying thirst-quenching refreshments. After the tour, cool off with snorkeling (equipment included), swimming and sunning at Arashi Beach.
Learn to dive in one day and discover the beauty of Aruba's underwater world. Under the guidance of a professional instructor, you'll learn the basics of scuba diving during a one hour pool session and a one tank boat dive before exploring coral formations wrapped around the Pedernalis shipwreck.
Ride the ferry to fun-filled De Palm Island, where your beach resort "passport" allows access to many activities, including snorkeling, snorkel tours, salsa lessons, banana boat rides, kids water park, adult water park, flamingo viewing and dining.
On this Certified Scuba Tour for experienced divers, the first dive will be at the Antilla, the largest shipwreck in the Caribbean at a 60-foot depth; the second will be at the Pedernalis shipwreck at 25 feet.
Now, even non-divers can enjoy a fascinating sea trek among the colorful marine life in Aruba's clear waters off De Palm Island on a helmet dive, which allows you to keep your glasses on and your hair dry.
From the seat of a UTV, your guided off-road safari takes you through the island's western outback past the Ayo rock formations with photo stops at the Chapel of Alto Vista, the Gold Mine Ruins and California Lighthouse.
Take adventure into your own hands when you jump behind the wheel of a UTV. Each two person vehicle will travel in a caravan formation through the wild beauty of Aruba's outback, skirting along the rugged coastline with visits to Natural Pool in Arikok National Park and Bushiribana Gold Mills Ruins.