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Take off in a caravan of open-air 4WD vehicles over bumpy terrain to Aruba’s east coast, where the Natural Pool sits pretty in Arikok National Park. Enjoy time to swim and snorkel around the volcanic rock and coral, plus stop at other island attractions like Fuente Bridge and Indian Caves. This half-day tour departs in the morning or afternoon. Cold beverages and round-trip hotel transport are included.
Traverse the bumpy terrain of Arikok National Park in an open-air 4x4 vehicle
Swim and snorkel in the Natural Pool, formed by volcanic rock and overlooking the sea
Hotel pickup and drop-off plus cold water and soda are included
Choose either a morning or afternoon departure time to suit your schedule
Aruba’s Natural Pool is your destination on this half-day snorkeling tour. Accessible only to 4WD vehicles, the remote location lets you experience a piece of the island that many visitors don’t make the effort to visit.
Meet your guide upon hotel pickup at your selected departure time, receive a safety briefing, and board your open-air 4x4 vehicle—outfitted with extra-comfortable seats to cushion you from any rugged terrain. You can either settle in behind the wheel or hop in the passenger seat before following your guide in a caravan.
En route to Arikok National Park, a protected piece of land that takes up nearly 20 percent of the island, your guide makes stops at attractions such as Fuente Bridge, Fontein Garden, and Indian Caves.
Continue your off-road adventure through the park to the volcanic-formed Natural Pool, where you can splash into the water and snap on your snorkeling gear to check out the fish and coral. Sip provided cold beverages during your free time before returning to your starting point aboard your 4x4.
Quench your thirst with provided drinks followed by return transport to your hotel.
Ayo Rock Formation are monolithic rock boulders on the Island of Aruba. Earlier settlers of Aruba called the Arawak people used to visit the rock formation so they can hear incoming thunderstorm closing in on the island. You will see their carved painting on some rocks.
The national park has many different sights and sounds. Depending in what areas you are, in the park you can see wild life, the tallest peaks in Aruba, stunning coastlines and arid vegetation that most people have not seen before.
Located in the national park, you will see the Natural Pool is made out of vulcanic rocks. It offers a wall of protection against the big waves from coming in. You will see that waves crashing at the back of the rocks, only to splash gently into the pool. You will see that it takes almost 100 steps to get down to the pool.
Quite an experience. Boy was it bumpy. They had pity on me and let me ride up front with the driver. The stops we made were all nice. The natural cove was beautiful. It was too windy and we couldn’t go in the water, which was disappointing, but not their fault. They did give us the option of going to a different location. We did stop at a beach that we were able to swim at. The stops were a little too short. The cave was interesting too. Our driver was new and wasn’t too good with the clutch lol. Overall it was a good trip. Plan on getting really dirty. Lunch was good at the end.
What a great time! Our guide was named Boss Lady she is the only female who drives for ABC tours and if you can ask for her because not only was her driving amazing her knowledge gave me a lot of insight to Aruba and it’s past. Thank you for a wonderful tour.
There was initially a lot of confusion as to where to pick us up. The communication was bad (I choke it up to busy holiday season). Finally they found us after several phone calls to ABC tours. Jeep ride was bumpy and fun. Our driver/guide Andrew was great! The natural pool was closed due to windy conditions. My main complaint was they took us instead to a beach to swim in but the waves were crazy strong and it probably was not a good idea to swim there esp w/ kids/teens. Someone’s glasses got swallowed by the ocean never to be seen again making for a great hassle the rest of the trip. We found out later in the week that there were other beaches not far from there that would have been a much better place to stop for a swim. Overall we had fun though.
Enjoyed the tour and had beautiful views of the coast and waves crashing ashore. Very rough ride, although safely buckled in and was fun. Sadly, the natural pool was closed due to high winds. Substitute spot for snorkeling looked nice but too shallow and rocky! Excellent lunch!
Had such a wonderful tour with our guide Big G. Got to see some of the best views of Aruba and enjoy the natural pool. The ride was definitely bumpy and I would recommend some water shoes for the natural pool. Overall good experience and great lunch!