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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. 

Highlights

  • 6.5-hour island tour of Aruba
  • Travel around the island in a colorful, open-air bus with a knowledgeable local guide
  • Visit natural attractions like Arashi Beach, the Natural Bridge and the Guadirikiri Caves in Arikok National Park
  • See historical landmarks like California Lighthouse and Alto Vista Chapel
  • Enjoy a BBQ lunch at La Granja restaurant
  • Go swimming in the tranquil waters of Baby Beach
  • Unlimited rum punch and other beverages on the bus and hotel transport are included

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What You Can Expect

Landmarks of Aruba Including Arikok National Park and Arashi Beach

Alto Vista Chapel in Aruba


Visit Aruba’s most popular landmarks aboard a brightly colored converted school bus and enjoy the tropical island breeze through large open windows. Meet your guide at hotel pickup and listen to fascinating facts about the Caribbean island as you sip unlimited beverages (soda, rum punch, fruit punch and water) on board.


Your tour provides a closer look at attractions like Arashi Beach, the California Lighthouse and Tierra del Sol Country Club and Resort, located at Aruba’s northwest coast. Snap photos from your perch or disembark to stretch your legs. 


Driving south along the island’s eastern coastline, you’ll visit Alto Vista Chapel, the ruins of the 19th-century Bushiribana gold mine and the remains of the Natural Bridge — a limestone formation that collapsed in 2005. 


Around midday, enjoy a barbecue lunch served at La Granja restaurant. 


Get a glimpse of the mysterious Ayo rock formations before heading to Arikok National Park to see the Amerindian petroglyphs at Guadirikiri Caves. Take a 15-minute guided tour inside one of the caves, whose two chambers are illuminated by sunlight streaming down through holes in the ceiling. 


Arriving at Aruba’s southern end, finish with 45 minutes of free time at Baby Beach. Swim in the shallow waters of the tranquil lagoon; if you wish to further explore the marine life, snorkel gear is available to rent (own expense).


 Your 6.5-hour tour ends with hotel drop-off in the late afternoon.

Customer Reviews

Judith M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2017

James did a wonderful job taking us around Aruba and telling the background of different areas. The BBQ lunch was at a little restaurant and was great. I think we saw all the highlights of the island and we were not rushed. Since we were on the Caribbean Princess, James took us to the port area to drop us off. We did use a cab to go to the Tamjarim Hotel for pickup in the morning. The cab ride was 12 and everything went like clockwork. Highly recommended.

Krista S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

This excursion was definitely worth the time and expense!!!! Our tour guide, James, was informed and on time. My favorite was driving through the island, passing the beaches, seeing the landscape and going through the caves in the National Park the steps into the cave are steep and the walkway is narrow in a few spots. The lunch was OK, but tasted great because I was so hungry. I was disappointed that no rum punch was available, as the excursion indicates, however, there was plenty of complimentary sodas and bottled water. I would suggest you pack a few light snacks particularly if you have kids or young adults, as our trip lasted 7.5 hours.. The bathrooms along the way were very nice and clean but come at a price, 1 per person. We ended our tour at Baby Beach, known for its swallow beaches but there was a good snorkeling spot as well. We learned that Baby Beach is about 20 miles from Venezuela. I can't say enough about this excursion except that I would recommend it to people of all ages and I would do it again! Thank You James and Pelican Adventures

demmom4

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Victor did an excellent job showing us the island. Stick with chicken st the BBQ.

Toutie_99

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

We had a good time. The tour was fun and our driver/tour guide was excellent. We got to see Aruba's beautiful landmarks and enjoyed the tour very much. Highly recommended!

Rhonda D R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

absolutely loved it . . . especially the cave tour . . . the entire family loved it!

Jina A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Really fun tour, very knowledgeable interactive guide Victor!. The tour visits all the significant landmarks and national parks, and Victor shares his knowledge about Aruba's history and the development of its infrastructure during the short drives along the way. I loved the food at the BBQ cafe we visited for lunch the highlight for me was the bats in the most remote chamber of the Guadirikiri Cave. Final stop was Baby Beach, where we snorkeled and swam in beautiful waters. Our tour had six guests, so there was plenty of room on the open-air bus. Was much more comfortable than being on the other company's tour vehicles, where 16 people were packed onto a modified truck bed. Highly recommend this tour, and leave a big tip for Victor, whose patience knows no bounds.

Ed D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Tour was both informative and entertaining. Roscia, our guide, kept us informed and on time. He was extremely patient and nurturing to my daughters who were reluctant to explore the cave in the National Park. They were persuaded to step outside their comfort zone and happy they did. Well done
Happy Tours!

Inna S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

One of the best - thank you

williamsfrancine30

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

This tour was amazing!

claire l f

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Good fun and a good way to see the island. Victor was great and the rum punch tasty.

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