This tour offers a bit of the traditional scenic highlights of Aruba as well as something unique. From the pier, you will first travel to the oldest lighthouse on the Island, the California Lighthouse which is located on Aruba's windward coast. En route, you will pass by the area of tourist resorts that dot the coastline. After a stop for photos, you will continue on across the island's arid terrain which is the home of cacti, divi-divi trees, iguanas and wild goats.
Your next stop is the Casibari Rock Formations, a group of large diorite and granite boulders found nowhere else in the Caribbean. From here, you will drive past the Bushiribana Gold Smelter ruins, which are located close to where gold was discovered in 1824. Next it's on to your third stop, an island ostrich farm. Enjoy a guided tour of the farm and get acquainted with these interesting, flightless birds during your visit.
Before returning to the pier in Oranjestad, you will make a final stop at the beautiful Baby Natural Bridge, situated next to the former Natural Bridge, which was Aruba's premier attraction until its collapse in 2005. This spot vividly demonstrates the powerful forces of the sea, which over the years has carved through coral and lime stone, creating amazing formations and arches in the rocks.
Please note: This tour involves limited walking, mainly at the guest's discretion. The tour has limited wheelchair availability and wheelchair guests must have a collapsible wheelchair, be able to make their own way on and off the coach and have a companion to assist them. Those guests with mobility concerns are cautioned to evaluate their personal level of stamina and ability. Lightweight clothing, sunglasses, sun cap, sunscreen, flat, comfortable walking shoes and extra cash for purchases is suggested. Feeding the ostriches is permitted, but please use caution when doing so. It is recommended that jewelry and sunglasses be removed prior to feeding the birds. Some of the venues on this tour charge for use of the restrooms.