California Lighthouse, Ostrich Attraction & Shopping

4 hours | Aruba | A U A - 2 3 0
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Points of Interest

  • Oranjestad
  • Baby Natural Bridge
  • Beaches
  • California Lighthouse
  • Ayo or Casibari Rock Formations
  • Ostrich Attraction
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:
California Lighthouse
Named after the steamship California, which sank off the coast of Aruba, this iconic stone lighthouse, built in 1910, offers picture-postcard views of the expansive coastline.

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.

Aruba Ostrich Attraction
Animal lovers will then enjoy a tour of the island's delightful ostrich attraction. Here, you will get acquainted with many of these interesting, flightless birds as well as the emu. Although Africa is the native land of the ostrich, this intriguing bird finds a perfect home in Aruba's rugged landscape. The Aruba Ostrich Attraction welcomes you to come and meet its flock of the largest living bird species in the world. Those of you who are brave enough will have the opportunity to feed them: a handler will supervise the feeding, and you will be advised to remove jewelry and sunglasses.

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.

Baby Natural Bridge
In 2005, the Natural Bridge, a coral limestone formation chiseled by years of pounding waves and powerful winds, collapsed to the dismay of locals and tourists alike. But a smaller bridge, the intact Baby Natural Bridge, is a structurally sound arch carved out of rock and coral and a photogenic island highlight.

Shopping
If time permits, you will have the option of being dropped off in Oranjestad for independent shopping before making your own way back to the ship.

Special Notes:

Tour sequence may vary. Feeding the ostriches is permitted, but exercise caution. It is recommended that jewelry and sunglasses be removed prior to feeding the birds.

Child Price:

12 & under reduced

Medical Restriction:

NO RESTRICTIONS BUT THE GUEST MUST BE ABLE TO STEP IN AND OUT OF THE TRANSPORTATION (3 STEPS) UNASSISTED

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Depart from ship for a photo stop for the Lighthouse

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Transportation
Transport Capacity:
50
Travel time:
00:25
Time at site:
00:25
Inside visit:
No
Walking distance:
100
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Guided tour of the Natural Bridge

Transport type:
Walking
Transport Capacity:
50
Travel time:
00:25
Time at site:
00:25
Inside visit:
No
Walking distance:
100
Steps:
4
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
Yes

Transfer and Guided tour of the Ostrich Farm

Transport type:
Walking
Transport Capacity:
50
Travel time:
00:20
Time at site:
00:40
Inside visit:
No
Walking distance:
500
Steps:
4
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
Yes

Guided tour of the Casibari Rock Formations

Transport type:
Walking
Transport Capacity:
50
Travel time:
00:15
Time at site:
00:25
Inside visit:
No
Walking distance:
500
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
Yes

Re-board your transportation and return to your ship

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Transportation
Transport Capacity:
50
Travel time:
00:40