Butterfly Farm, Rock Formations & Shopping

3 hours | Aruba | A U A - 2 3 5
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Points of Interest

  • Ayo or Casibari Rock Formations
  • Butterfly Farm
Shopping Opportunities, Easy activity

Description

Be sure to read the Special Notes further down this page for important requirements and restriction.

What you will visit:
Butterfly Farm
At the Butterfly Farm, you'll meet your expert guide, who will show you around the wonderful tropical gardens. Here, you will view hundreds of exotic butterflies flying freely within large, meshed enclosures. Witness all stages of their life cycle, from a tiny egg to a caterpillar and jewel-like pupa.

Aloe Factory
Aruba is gifted with an abundance of natural aloe vera plants, long reputed for their natural healing and medicinal powers. The plantation and manufacturing facility showcase aloe products and offer insight into the plant and its uses. The aloe museum presents an 11-minute film on the history of the plant, and exhibits showcase the history of production, processing and packaging of aloe-related products throughout 160 years of Aruba's history.

Ayo or Casibari Rock Formations
On the flat island of Aruba, there is an unusual presence of huge monolithic boulders and towering rock formations. These geological formations add relief to the landscape and a glimpse into the island's ancient past. Casibari boulders are clustered together weighing several tons and creating unique forms. There are walking trails through this rock garden, and a climb to the top of the highest boulder rewards with panoramic views. The Ayo rock formations are towering stone figures laid out in a tranquil setting. The earliest settlers on the island were the Arawak people, and they would visit these formations to hear thunderstorms as they approached. They carved petroglyphs into these rocks, and these 1,500-year-old Indian drawings can be viewed in this quiet setting.

What you will see along the way:
As you travel, notice the divi-divi trees, known as Aruba's natural compass because they always point in a southwesterly direction. Your guide may also point out iguanas and wild goats, so make sure you have your cameras close at hand at all times.

Special Notes:

Tour sequence may vary. For Sunday arrivals, the aloe factory is open but not operating.

Child Price:

12 & under reduced

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Depart from ship for a guided tour of the Butterfly Farm

Transport type:
Non Air Conditioned Transportation
Transport Capacity:
50
Travel time:
00:10
Time at site:
00:45
Free time at site:
20
Inside visit:
Yes
Air conditioned:
No
Walking distance:
50
Steps:
2
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
Yes

Guided tour of the Aloe Factory

Transport type:
Walking
Transport Capacity:
50
Travel time:
00:15
Time at site:
00:30
Free time at site:
10
Inside visit:
Yes
Air conditioned:
No
Walking distance:
100
Steps:
12
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
Yes

Guided tour of the Ayo Rock Formation

Transport type:
Walking
Transport Capacity:
50
Travel time:
00:30
Time at site:
00:15
Inside visit:
Yes
Air conditioned:
No
Walking distance:
100
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
No

Re-board your transportation and return to your ship

Transport type:
Non Air Conditioned Transportation
Transport Capacity:
50
Travel time:
00:35