Steve F USA
This is the best adventure in Aruba. Well worth the money and time. We had four adults and two teenagers and everyone said this was the best. We felt very safe on this hair raising tour. Remember you are on vacation and Aruba time so the times are approximate. Our tour was scheduled from 1-5 but it was more like 2-7. Other than that get ready for an adventurous trip to the outerlands of Aruba where not very many people have been or seen. Our tour guide was James and he was informative. Jair was our jeep driver and he was amazing. He took off-roading to another level. He took the road less traveled so we got closer to the action and the sights. Ask for him for an unforgetable experience. The jeeps are well maintained and the intercom system that James used to communicate with us worked perfectly. Bring towels and your watershoes. They will provide snorkel equipment when you get to the Natural Pool which is fantastic. The sights along the way are amazing so bring your camera. Jair and James and the other drivers will not hesitate to take your picture so everyone in your party is in the shot. There are several stops along the way to stretch and take pictures. There are plentiful snacks and water and soda. I have been on tours where each person gets one bag of chips and a cup of water. They had granola bars and snack chips and cans of soda and cups of water. They were not stingy about giving them out. I would highly recommend this tour and will most likely do it again when we are back in Aruba.
LOOOOVVVVED the tour through the protected area of the island. We had a great driver, and the natural pool was pretty cool. Recommend bringing your own water shoes, if you have them - the pickin's were a little slim if you wanted to find your size, as opposed to a pair that you could fit into . .. . Great sightseeing trip around the island!
So fun, would definitely recommend. I loved seeing the other areas in Aruba.
The Jeep Adventure was a major highlight of our honeymoon. The information we learned combined with the exciting offroading and snorkling was all great! the tour guides were excellent and the whole experience is well worth the money.
Fantastic! Not for the faint hearted though! ha! Loved the jeep ride and the Natural Pool was amazing! - I'd been told to take a bread roll and when we broke it up in the water loads of fish came to feed! The guide was funny and interesting, Found out a lot of information about Aruba. It was great to see the 'other side' of Aruba as it was desolate! Hopefully going back to Aruba and I will most definitely being taking this trip again! Thanks! = )
Fred Alan B USA
Actually did this for the second time this year. It is truly a must do when in Aruba! Too much fun!
Bart O Canada
Had an excellent time. Our guide was funny and very informitive. One of the best guides I've had the priviledge to meet.
Marvin S USA
It was exciting, very glad we did not have to drive, but more info about the activity level would have been nice. The snokeling was unrealistic with so many people in the pool. Life vests were necessary but not provided!
Dan B USA
Great fun for me, the driver and the family! Many bumps and much laughter, beautiful sights and not rushed. Well worth the money spent.
The Natural Pool Jeep adventure was great, we thoroughly enjoyed. Our guides were the best, they made it interesting and told us all about the natural pool. I would recommend this adventure to anyone.
Eric H USA
Fun trip with experienced guide through the outback of Aruba. Nice swim in Nature Pool. Great way to see the sights of the island!
BORTOLOTTI S Italy
Landscape was beautiful. It is important to emphasize that drivers of jeep are chosen among customers taking part. Bring driver's license. Roads are too bumpy and if you are not skilled to drive jeeps you might be in trouble. Printed voucher must be switched in advance with the original one at the office.
Matthew C USA
My family and I took the half day jeep tour and loved it. If I had to find a negative about this tour, it would that there were other tours ATV and horseback riding at the Natural Pool and it was a bit crowded. But, a MUST do!
The natural pool we thought was kind of dangerous no little kids would've been able to swim in there the water was so rough with the waves coming over the rocks other than that our the rest of the tour was fabulous our driver Julius was absolutely fantastic
I recommend this trip. Our driver Roland was fabulous! Ludwick, the other assistant was awesome as well. Natural Pool, Alta Vista Chapel and of course Natural Bridge is a must see.
Warning: If you are not in hotel! you must check in 48 hours in advance or DePalm tours may leave without you. Since we flew in on Saturday night at a home and not hotel and our tour was on Monday 9:00 am as advertised, we could not get anyone live on Sunday when we called and therefore, almost missed our tour at nine am while arriving there at 8:00 at hotel Marriott Monday. Deborah, the desk attendant was awfully ruder at the DePalm Counter in the hotel. However, Roland, the driver came back and got us or we would have been left out. We had a blast thanks to Roland and Ludwick! Three stars only due bad communication and Counter attendant.
Fun but very bumpy and dusty ride -be warned, the natural pool is a trek, a long very steep rock stairway that leads to a very small pool of water about 25 to 30 feet in diameter, the only way to get in to swim, is to climb through slippery rocks. They had a 5 gallon jug of water and ran out less than half way through the tour, the 'snack' is a Natures Bounty bar. Also the 'natural bridge' collapsed years ago but they take you to see it anyway, the gift shop and rest room are boarded up closed, so if you can hold it for 4 hours your in!
The tour guides were fantastic. They were very engaging, funny and informative. This trip was not worth the amount charged. The chapel was nice and the story behind it was okay, but I felt to much time was spent there. The largest natural bridge had collapsed leaving only a small bridge left and while there if you need the restroom you must pay $1. (gouging at it's finest). The natural pool was nice but it requires a steep walk that left many elderly people having to view it from a very good distance.
As conceived, the trip itself was wonderful -- we had the opportunity to see some beautiful areas that we could not have accessed another way. However - the tour started late (not a fan of wasting precious vacation time waiting in a bus depot) and the Jeeps were in a terrible state of repair (i.e., broken sound systems, doors that wouldn't open and headlights that were broken). I would urge future travelers to insist on ensuring the Jeeps were safe before taking this tour.
The trip was overbooked so unfortunately we were unable to attend. Very disappointed.