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Noord: Arikok National Park Jeep Tour with Baby Beach Visit

1. Noord: Arikok National Park Jeep Tour with Baby Beach Visit

Explore nature at its finest in the Parke National Arikok in our 4x4 Jeep. After that, experience the popular Natural Pool, a unique natural rock formation in the form of a pool. Discover caves on your trip and learn more about Aruba's history and heritage. Our guides are good at hyping you up and making it a fun experience! Take a trip all the way to the Sunrise City, where you can take a dip at the beautiful Baby Beach. Our tour guide(s) will give you the necessary attention on your trip! Do not forget to make beautiful memories with your loved ones while on tour. Aruba offers many photo ops.

Noord: Arikok National Park Beach Horseback Riding

2. Noord: Arikok National Park Beach Horseback Riding

Escape the on a local adventure with this horseback riding tour in the Arikok National Park from Noord. Get to know Aruba off the beaten path on this guided horseback riding tour. Take in the best views of both countryside and beach. Be picked up from your hotel if you don't have your own means of transportation. Your own personal tour guide will be outside the main lobby of your resort at the time indicated on your confirmation e-mail. Head to the ranch and meet your horse. Leave the ranch by making your way through the countryside in an extended part of the Natural Park. Keep an eye out for locals working at the lagoons. Depending on the season this part of the trail may look like a desert. During other seasons it may be lush green and covered with vegetation. One thing is for sure, you're surrounded by cacti and rocks and Aruba's famous trade winds. The elevation hills provide scenic views of the island before continuing down to ride along the beach. Start off in the wilderness of Arikok National Park. As soon as you leave the Ranch, take in the beautiful scenery Aruba has to offer. Ride along the beach, and experience the strong breeze and waves around you. Pass the highlights of the North-East island including Lovers Cove, Wish Garden, White Sand Dunes, Safire Hill, Local Fisherman's Huts, the Hidden Valley, and Lagoon. Enjoy the personal attention from your guide during a private tour that ensures safety first and fun at all times.

Aruba: Discover the Cave Pool in a UTV Adventure

3. Aruba: Discover the Cave Pool in a UTV Adventure

Navigate the rugged trails and discover Aruba's best sights with the help of an experienced guide.   Stops include the Cave Pool, Baby Bridge, Bushiribana Gold Mine Ruins, and Blackstone Beach. Cool off with a refreshing swim and try the local coconut water, included in the tour.   The adventure begins with pickup from your hotel in an air-conditioned van. You will then be taken to the depot to pick up your own UTV (utility task vehicle). All equipment will be provided; all you need is your sense of adventure. A knowledgeable guide will accompany you at all times, providing safety instructions as well as information on the local sights

Aruba: 2-Hour Sunset Sailing Excursion

4. Aruba: 2-Hour Sunset Sailing Excursion

On this 2-hour sailing excursion, experience spectacular views aboard a luxurious catamaran with an open bar and light snacks. Experience the fading afternoon light on the sundeck, duck below decks, or relax on the netting between the catamaran's two hulls.  Enjoy the company of friendly crew members on board that will entertain you during the trip while you dance the night away, making your trip a true pleasure.

Aruba Arikok National Park Hiking Tour

5. Aruba Arikok National Park Hiking Tour

This is the best way to discover the real Aruba. Nearly 20% of Aruba is a designated National Park and home to a long list of animal species and plant life. The Arikok National Park is a great place to enjoy the dramatic landscapes. The Visitors’ Center has a modern sustainable design and houses an exhibit of Aruba’s endemic animals such as the Aruban whiptail lizard (cododo), Aruban cat eye snake (santanero) and endangered rattle snake (cascabel). Park rangers will escort you on this hike that showcases fascinating flora and fauna and interesting historical sites. The Arikok National Park is home to priceless gems that are rare because they are indigenous to the island. The Aruban burrowing owl (Shoco), Aruban rattlesnake, Aruban whiptail lizar, and Aruban parakeet (Prikishi) can be found in the Aruba National Park where they live together with the native flora and fauna supported by the protected unusual land formations made from lava, quartz diorite and limestone.

Aruba: Best of Aruba by Bus

6. Aruba: Best of Aruba by Bus

Take in the island’s delights in this 7-hour tour, complete with lunch, amazing sights, and a swim. Your guides– experts in Aruba's past and present – offer detailed descriptions of the island's key sites as you ride in an air-conditioned bus. Visit the famous California Lighthouse, which offers grand views of the island. Next, head to the Alto Vista Chapel and stroll through the labyrinth path of contemplation. Following the visit to the chapel, head to the Natural Bridge. This coral limestone formation was one of the largest in the world before it collapsed in 2005. You will also have a stop at the Glass Blow factory where you will see your imagination come to life with beautiful glass art. Take a picture at the famous red anchor on the way to Baby Beach, where you will end you visit with a swim in the calm and clear turquoise water or use the provided equipment for snorkeling.

Noord: Scenic Aruba Self-Guided Driving Audio Tour

7. Noord: Scenic Aruba Self-Guided Driving Audio Tour

Start by downloading the Action Tour Guide app, which will function as your personal tour guide, audio tour, and map. Purchase one tour per car, not per person. Everyone listens together! Note: This 0.5+ mile-long tour covers the essentials of Aruba in 2-3 hours. Explore Aruba Island with a self-guided audio and GPS tour that provides flexibility, safety, and value. Hop in your car, set the app up on your phone, and get started. All audio plays automatically based on locations like the California Lighthouse, Boca Catalina bay, and Ayo rock formation. Drive to the California Lighthouse located at Hudishibana near Arashi Beach on the northwest tip of Aruba. Move forward to Boca Catalina bay that offers a white sand beach area with some makeshift beach huts to protect you from the sun. The Casibari Rock Formation is located towards the center of the island north of the Hooiberg. See rocks composed of quartz diorite. Evidence of prehistoric rock drawings is still visible at the formation. Discover the history of the Gold Mine Ranch. It was 1824 when gold was first found in Aruba. Hooiberg is a 165 m high volcanic formation on the island of Aruba, located almost in the center of the island and can be seen from virtually anywhere on the island. As you drive past beautiful beaches and bays, learn about the piratical adventures which once swept through these crystal-clear waters during piracy’s Golden Age.

Aruba: 3-Hour Guided Island Sightseeing Tour

8. Aruba: 3-Hour Guided Island Sightseeing Tour

Immerse yourself in Aruba’s rich history and culture on this 3-hour family-friendly tour. Travel by air-conditioned bus to the island's most famous landmarks and natural wonders. Start your tour at the California Lighthouse, which stands as a silent watchman near the island’s northwestern tip and offers panoramic views of Aruba. Next, head to the Casibari Rock Formations. Admire these unusual formations, unique to the region, that seem to arise from desert soil. Continue to the Natural Bridge, a popular attraction in Aruba. See what was once one of the largest coral limestones bridges in the world before collapsing in 2005. Next, visit the Aruba Aloe Factory, and marvel at the fields of Aloe Vera plants that have supplied over 125 years' worth of natural products. Finally, arrive at the Butterfly Farm for an enchanting experience with an array of butterflies from around the world, including South America, Southeast Asia, the Philippines, Australia, China, and Africa.

Aruba: Full-Day Off-Road Excursion to Baby Beach

9. Aruba: Full-Day Off-Road Excursion to Baby Beach

Get to Baby Beach with an off-road excursion. See Aruba's breathtaking landscape and go to areas only reachable with an off-road vehicle. This full-day excursion takes you to six points of interest such as the east coast of Aruba to visit the Arikok National Park. Conclude your tour with its main highlight, a refreshing dip at Baby Beach. First, sit down for lunch at a beachside restaurant and then spend some free time on the beach. Lounge in the sun, go swimming, or go on a snorkeling adventure with the provided equipment.

Aruba: UTV tour including Natural Pool

10. Aruba: UTV tour including Natural Pool

We’re 4-wheel’n, sweeping the scenic route, winding along Aruba’s chiseled coastline and showing you the very best scenery, the Caribbean has to offer – so buckle up and get ready for the most thrill ride in Aruba! From behind the wheel of your UTV, explore and marvel at the Bushiribana Ruins, a dramatic fortress along our contrasting northern coast and we’ll wrap our way up and down, traversing rugged terrain worthy of Aruba’s most amazing, panoramic views! Disconnect from the world, cliff jump, Snorkel and Swim at the Island’s most spectacular of all, Aruba’s natural pool. ABC Tours invites you to explore where other tours simply cannot navigate to. For the spectacular views alone The Natural Pool “Conchi” is worthy of this bumpy, obstacle-filled, ride. The Natural Pool offers the ideal combination of the open Caribbean turquoise sea, crashing on massive rock formations inviting you to discover our natural beauty. Conchi. This is a do not miss! Let’s criss-cross Aruba’s National Park and its rough terrain which reveals more incredible treasures— Let us take you there, 4-wheel’n under the watchful eyes of our certified guides.

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What people are saying about Santa Cruz, Aruba

Mac and Ryan did a great job today by taking us to multiple different places in the island. Special thanks to Mac on his guiding and off road driving skills! I had a great time and recommend this trip to everyone!

Fun and adventurous tour. Our tour guy Mac was great . Lunch included (you can choose between cca 7 meals). In my opinion you get on this tour and you will see almost all the best things in Aruba.

It is a well organized Tour. The guide George very friendly, cooperative and handles the excursion well. I enjoyed it.

Seen a lot and a pleasant driver. He explained a lot in a nice way. Recommended.

Beautiful sail along the coast! The host was very informative and entertaining!