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Highlights of Aruba Island Tour

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Oranjestad, Caribbean

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icon4 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English and 2 more
Good for avoiding crowds

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Overview

Maximise your time in Aruba and take in the highlights on this 4-hour island tour. Visit historic landmarks such as the California Lighthouse, Alto Vista Chapel, and Bushiribana Historic Gold Mines; pose for photos by the Natural Bridge; take a tour of an aloe factory; and get up close to ostriches at a local farm. Hotel pickup and drop-off is included.
  • See landmarks such as California Lifehouse, the Natural Bridge, and Bushiribana gold mines
  • Visit the Aruba Aloe Factory and an ostrich farm
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off is included
  • Ideal tour for first-time visitors to Aruba or those short on time
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Hotel/port pickup and drop-off
Transport by air-conditioned minivan
Professional guide
Local taxes
Food and drinks
Gratuities

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Pickup times at your resort are scheduled according to the following schedule:

Renaissance / Cruise Terminal and Area: 8:00AM / 1:00PM

Bushiri / Eagle Beach Area: 8:15AM / 1:15PM

Palm Beach Area: 8:30AM / 1:30PM
*Pickup times may vary or be delayed due to various reasons
*Meet the guide in front of the hotel lobby

Ports

  • Aruba Cruise Terminal


Departure Time

9:00 AM
Begin your tour with pickup from your Aruba hotel or Aruba cruise port in time for a 9am departure. Traveling aboard a comfortable minivan, set out to explore the island’s many attractions, starting with a visit to the Aruba Aloe Factory. Learn all about the fascinating plant and its healing qualities as you tour the factory, peek into the cutting rooms and testing labs, and shop for quality aloe products.

Continue along the coast, enjoying magnificent views of the island’s white sand beaches and rocky coves. Along the way, visit historic landmarks such as the California Lighthouse, Alto Vista Chapel, and Bushiribana Gold Mine, and stop at the Natural Bridge, a favorite photo spot.

The final stop of the day is the Ostrich Farm, where you’ll enjoy a guided walking tour of the farm, learn more about the striking birds, and get chance to feed them under supervision of your guide.

Your tour ends with drop-off at your hotel around 4pm.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
California Lighthouse
This lighthouse was named for the steamship California, which was wrecked nearby on September 23, 1891
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Alto Vista Chapel
The island’s first Catholic church constructed in 1750.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Aruba Aloe Factory, Museum and Store
Aruba Aloe Factory is the oldest Aloe Company in the world and one of the first companies to formulate and manufacture aloe-based Skin, Hair & Sun Care products and growing the Aloes at the cosmetic production plant.
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Aruba Ostrich Farm
Outdoor farm offering interaction with ostriches and an African art gift shop.
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Bushiribana Gold Mill Ruins
During the 'Gold Rush' of Aruba in the 19th century an English mining company built this Goldmill along the north coast of the island.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Natural Bridge Aruba
Learn about the history of Aruba's rock formations at this Natural Bridge formed naturally out of Coral limestone. The bridge collapsed in 2005 but still offers great views.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Kini Kini Transfer & Tours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Highlights of Aruba Island Tour?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Highlights of Aruba Island Tour.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Highlights of Aruba Island Tour?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Highlights of Aruba Island Tour.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Highlights of Aruba Island Tour?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Highlights of Aruba Island Tour.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Highlights of Aruba Island Tour?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Highlights of Aruba Island Tour.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Highlights of Aruba Island Tour?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Highlights of Aruba Island Tour.

Traveler Tips


  • "The island is small and we’d 100% recommend this if not renting a car." See review

Reviews

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Best way to see Aruba’s top sites!
Jeffrey_F
, Sep 2020
Pancho was an incredible tour guide. Friendly, informative, and active in making sure we were enjoying the entire experience. Times are tough during Covid but he absolutely made the best of it with his personality, local knowledge, and personal recommendations. The highlight was easily the fun ostrich farm tour and meal (additional), but the aloe factory was informative, the land bridge beautiful, lighthouse + coconut bus delicious (additional), gold mines great to explore, and everything else amazing. The island is small and we’d 100% recommend this if not renting a car. The other things we would complement this with is the UTV tour thru Arikok and to the natural pool and maybe a sunset catamaran dinner. Totally worth it!
icon Response from Host , Sep 2020
Thank you for the 5 stars and taking the time to write about your experience! Glad to hear you enjoyed the tour and had a great time with Pancho! Thank you for the recommendation as well :)
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Carol_L
, Feb 2020
Our tour guide was marvelous! He was so knowledgeable about Aruba that we felt we learned so much about the culture. I will definitely ask for him ONLY on our next visit.
icon Response from Host , Feb 2020
Thank you for your review of the island tour! We're very glad you had a great time with Pancho! We would love to have you with us again on your next visit! :)
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Aruba Highlights
Cheryl_N
, Feb 2020
Enjoyed the overview tour of Aruba. I would have liked more of an explanation of some of the sites; e.g. some history of the Gold Mill and the era.
icon Response from Host , Feb 2020
Thank you for reviewing our Island Tour. We will use your feedback to encourage the guides to broaden the history they provide at the locations so you can get as much information as possible from us. Again, thank you for taking the time to leave us your feedback!
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Amazing
Maps11895474806
, Sep 2019
We came here on our honeymoon and chose this tour to see a few places and glad we did it was amazing from start to finish , pancho was our tour guide and he was amazing he made our trip even more special , the ostrich farm was great we learned some interesting facts that we never new, the church was beautiful and the fresh coconut water outside that we purchased was something we wish we could bottle and take home , our experience was something we will never forget, thank you for our wonderful memories
icon Response from Host , Sep 2019
Thank you for sharing about your experience on this tour! We're glad you had a memorable time and that we were able to make your honeymoon the more special in Aruba!
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Our hosts were professional, patient...
AB
, Aug 2017
Our hosts were professional, patient and pleasant. They arrived on time and were informative of the events on our tour.
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We had a great time in Aruba and was...
Jennifer L
, May 2017
We had a great time in Aruba and was very happy with the Island tour.
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A great tour of the entire...
dswift
, Mar 2017
A great tour of the entire island...hospitable tour guide
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