Arikok National Park Tours

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With deserted beaches and rocky coves, dusty plains dotted with cacti, and ancient limestone caves, Arikok National Park feels worlds away from the luxurious resorts of Aruba’s north coast. Covering almost 20 percent of the island, the park, one of the best reasons to venture south, offers a spectacular backdrop for outdoor adventures. 

The Basics
The most popular way to explore Arikok National Park is on an ATV or UTV excursion. A half-day tour is enough to take in the highlights, including the Aruba Natural Pool, and active types can choose from a variety of different hiking trails, swim or snorkel along the coast, or tour the bushlands on horseback. Alternatively, visit Arikok as part of an Aruba sightseeing tour and zip around the island in an open-air jeep, stopping at sights like Arashi Beach, Baby Beach, Alto Vista Chapel, and California Lighthouse. 

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Arikok’s entrance fee goes toward conservation efforts.
  • There are several parking areas, but access to most of the trails is by 4WD only and there’s a speed limit of 12 mph (20 kph) throughout.
  • Bring comfortable shoes, sunscreen, a hat, and plenty of water, especially if you plan on hiking.

How to Get There
Arikok National Park is located along the southeast coast of Aruba and is only accessible by 4WD. Most visitors visit with a guided tour or hire their own transport. 

When to Get There
You can visit Arikok National Park year round, but popular attractions can get crowded during peak season (January to March). The park’s typical opening hours are 8am to 4pm, and it’s best to get an early start to avoid both the crowds and the midday heat. 

Things to do in Arikok National Park
In addition to the Aruba Natural Pool, the park’s top attraction, other highlights include Arikok and Jamanota hilltop, which offer incredible views of the island and Caribbean Sea; the sandy beaches of Dos Playa and Boca Prins, which are famous for the sea turtles that nest onshore; and Quadirikiri and Fontein caves, which are known for their Arawak tribe rock art. 

Location
Address: Santa Cruz, Aruba
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Aruba Sightseeing Tour by ATV

Ride an ATV through the backcountry on Aruba's North Coast during this 3.5-hour adventure. Meet your local adventure guides and take off to see sights like the Alto Vista Chapel, the Baby Bridge, Arikok National Park and the Bushiribana Gold Mine Ruins. Swim in the gorgeous Natural Pool and enjoy engaging, informative commentary during your tour. Use of safety gear and round-trip transportation from Aruba hotels are included.
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
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US$80.00
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Aruba Natural Pool UTV Adventure

Discover the rugged terrain of Aruba on a UTV tour. You'll ride a 4x4 vehicle to the Natural Pool, one of Aruba's top attractions, which isn't easily accessible if you don't have the proper vehicles. Plus, check out other locations in Arikok National Park on the eastern side of the island.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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Aruba UTV Adventure

Ride a UTV through Aruba's rugged landscape during this 3.5-hour adventure. Meet your local adventure guides and take off to see sights like the Wish Rock Garden, the Baby Bridge, Black Stone Beach, the California Lighthouse and the Bushiribana Gold Mine Ruins. Enjoy engaging, informative commentary during your tour and make a beach stop for a refreshing swim. Use of safety gear and round-trip transportation from Aruba hotels are included.
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
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US$210.00
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  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
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Rugged Natural Pool Safari

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. You’ll have an hour here to swim and snorkel around the volcanic rock and coral, plus stop at other island attractions like the Gold Mill Ruins and Natural Bridge. This half-day tour departs in the morning or afternoon. Hot lunch, cold beverages, and round-trip hotel transport are included. It’s a 4x4 off-road adventure you won’t want to miss!
  • Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
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Private Aruba Natural Pool Horseback-Riding Tour

Ride a horse through Aruba's rugged terrain to 'Conchi', a natural pool, during this 3.5-hour tour in Oranjestad. On the back of a horse matched to your skill level, travel through the island's lush jungle, passing Moro Beach and the Arikok Hills. Arrive at the natural pool, hidden in an area accessible only by horse or 4x4 vehicle, then take a dip to cool off before heading back to Rancho Daimari. Round-trip transportation from Aruba hotels is included.
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
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Landmarks of Aruba Including Arikok National Park and Arashi Beach

Drive around Aruba aboard an open-air converted school bus decked out in tropical-themed Caribbean colors. You’ll see island highlights narrated by an informative guide while you sip rim punch between stops. Visit the California Lighthouse, the Natural Bridge and Guadirikiri Caves in Arikok National Park. Swim in the calm waters of Baby Beach and feast on a restaurant barbecue lunch during your 6.5-hour tour, including round-trip hotel transport.
  • Duration: 6 hours 30 minutes
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  • Duration: 6 hours 30 minutes
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Aruba Off-Road Adventure: SUV Tour and Optional Snorkeling Cruise

Go off-roading in Aruba to explore the Caribbean island’s natural landmarks best accessed by 4WD, with the option to add on a snorkeling cruise by catamaran. Get behind the wheel of a Kia Sportage or let your guide steer the way aboard a Jeep Wrangler. Highlights include the Natural Bridge, Boca Mahos cove, Arikok National Park and Baby Beach. Enjoy grilled seafood or chicken for lunch at a waterfront restaurant. Round-trip hotel transport is also included in the half-day or full-day option.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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Arikok Hiking Tour

Explore Arikok National Park with a park ranger on this hiking tour. Depart from your hotel with a driver-guide and make your way to the park. As you hike, observe the dramatic landscapes. Learn about the local animal and plant life from your guide, including the Aruban burrowing owl, the Aruban whiptail lizard, the Aruban parakeet, and more.
  • Duration: 180 to 210 minutes
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  • Duration: 180 to 210 minutes
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Baby Beach Offroad Adventure

Explore Aruba in the back of a 4-wheel drive open-air jeep. On this full-day excursion, learn about the island's most interesting landmarks from your local guide on your way to the famous Baby Beach. See the Seroe Colorado Natural Bridge during your stop at Arikok National Park, and finish up your adventure with some relaxing lounge time on the white sands at Baby Beach. Round-trip transportation from Aruba hotels is included.
  • Duration: 7 hours
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  • Duration: 7 hours
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Small-Group Half-Day UTV Adventure Morning Tour in Aruba

Explore Aruba’s rugged terrain on your on UTV on this guided half-day tour. Depart from your hotel or port and receive all the necessary equipment. See parts of the island that are hard to access, including less-visited corners of Arikok National Park and the Natural Pool. Learn about the island from your guide and enjoy snacks throughout the tour.
  • Duration: 3.5 to 4 hrs
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US$200.00
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  • Duration: 3.5 to 4 hrs
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