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Back to the Land Experience, Farm to Table

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Noord, Aruba
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3 hours  (Approx.)
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Offered in: English and 2 more

Overview

Don’t settle for sampling Aruban food at restaurants: deep-dive into the island’s cuisine on this farm-to-table cooking experience. Visit a country estate and working farm, and enjoy a hands-on lesson from a local cook in creating a traditional Aruban meal using farm-fresh ingredients. Enjoy a farm tour and once your dishes are cooked in the stone-brick oven, savor dinner with drinks as the sun sets over the fields.
  • Make and enjoy traditional Aruban food on a farm-to-table cooking class
  • Swap restaurants and recipes for learning direct from a local at a farm
  • Prepare and eat Aruban dishes made with ingredients from the fields
  • Capped at 12 for intimate atmosphere, with farm tour and drinks included
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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What is the typical group size?
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Group sizes for this tour are capped at a maximum of 12 travelers.
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How long is the tour?
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Approximately 3 hours long.
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What languages is this tour offered in?
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This tour is offered in English, Spanish, Dutch.

Reviews

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Reviews by Viator travelers
COOKING CLASS ARUBA
Loreta M
, Oct 2019
Excellent tour and guide. This class is good way to learn about about the culture and food of Aruba.
Response from Host , Oct 2019
Hi Loreta, Thank you for visiting Goshen. We are glad that you were able to learn about our culture and the food of Aruba. We hope to see you again soon! The Goshen Team
Great Experience!
YanelliRuelas
, Sep 2019
Recommend to those who want to learn about Aruban culture and food. The food preparation was fun and James was very knowledgeable. Best part was dinner with a sunset!
Highly Recommend!
mnpatrick1
, Sep 2019
This was a great experience and we can't recommend enough. That being said, I think it's important to point out that the 'farm' is only about 2 acres. I think many people who think 'farm' think several acres. This did not detour us or keep us from having an amazing time. James was a top notch host and truly makes the experience. The food prep was fun and tasted amazing! If you are looking for something out of the ordinary water / shopping port experience, this is a must!!!
Response from Host , Sep 2019
Thanks for the awesome review, Nichole! We really appreciate you taking the time out to share your experience with us—and we agree, James is truly a gem to have on our team! Looking forward to seeing you again in the future! The Goshen Team
A unique and great experience
erinmcnally16
, Sep 2019
My husband and I are on our honeymoon and we wanted to experience something new. There are plenty of water sports or cruises available on the beach but we saw this on Viator and it stood out. It did start off a little rocky because our taxi could not find the location but once we arrived it was great. Our guide James was knowledgeable and welcoming. We learned about different native Aruban plants and we cooked a dish as a group. The tour group attendants all got along well And we all sat down to eat together. Overall it was a one of a kind experience and I recommend it to anyone looking to do something different.
Response from Host , Sep 2019
Thank you so much for your kind words, Erin. We really appreciate you taking the time out to share your experience with us—and we agree, James is truly a gem to have on our team! We count ourselves lucky for customers like you. Looking forward to seeing you again in the future! The Goshen Team
Unique and fun experience
hstug
, Sep 2019
My friends and I really enjoyed this experience. You learn a lot about Aruba and what this farm is doing with regards to growing food on this desert island. Towards the beginning they made us fresh smoothies which were so refreshing and good. The cooking part was fun and laid back. It was delicious food using the ingredients grown right on the farm. We all sat at a table to eat while watching the sun go down. We met new people who were really nice. We all enjoyed ourselves. This is definitely worth checking out because its something different outside of all the water sports the island has. Keep in mind they don't provide pick up and drop off so make sure you have a car or take a cab. We got a little lost trying to find it but we made it.
Response from Host , Sep 2019
Thank you for your visit to Goshen and glad to hear that you and your friends had the opportunity to have a new experience in Aruba and know more about our Island and that you loved our Goshen Smoothie! We are happy to welcome you back at Goshen in the future! The Goshen Team
Amazing Must Do Experience
Angela M
, Aug 2019
What an amazing experience this was. My husband and I were looking to do something unique during our visit on the island and boy did this live up to its expectations. Upon arrival, we were introduced to our tour guide James. James explained to our group about the farm, crops, purpose of the program, owner/history of the house, provided a tour of the farm as well as the on site rentals. This place was beautiful. It was amazing to see the plants and animals as well as how these plants are grown in the tropical climate of Aruba. We were able to pick some plants, feed some goat and then we were taken to the outdoor kitchen. This kitchen over looked the entire island. There were water views, mountain views, farm views, simply gorgeous. We (a group of 8 all together) began to cook our dinner. We chopped, diced, seasoned and cooked a traditional dish - which of course I cannot spell. We had a smoothie provided to us by the staff which was made from fresh ingredients from the farm. Water was passed around throughout the tour as it can be hot in Aruba. Once our meal was cooked, we sat at a long farmhouse table under a large palpya hut. The food was great! They provided us with a started of soup while our food was cooking. The soup was fantastic - again all made from ingredients from the farm. James was so knowledgable and hospitable. If you are looking for a one of kind experience - THIS IS IT!
Response from Host , Aug 2019
Hi Angela, thank you for your kind words and amazing review! Such a great description of the Back to the Land Experience. We really value visitors like you and we hope to welcome you back in the future! The Goshen Team

Product code: 143306P1

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