Grab your camera and prepare to enjoy all of the natural wonders and attractions that Aruba has to offer. Relax while you take in an interesting and educational tour of Aruba, in the comfort of your air-conditioned transportation!
The Aloe Vera Factory and Museum will be your first stop on this beautiful island. Aloe Vera was first introduced into Aruba back in the 1840s. You will discover that at one time it became the largest exporter of aloe vera in the world, two-thirds of the island was covered in its' plants! As you tour the state-of-the-art factory and neighboring museum you will learn more about the history of Aloe Vera.
Your next stop will be the Casibari Rock Formation, which is truly one of Aruba's natural wonders. A cluster of huge boulders makes up this formation which rises from the desert soil and creates an unusual and interesting setting. The Government of Aruba has created walking trails and steps throughout these massive rocks, giving you excellent photo opportunities. You can also choose to hike to the top of the formation to catch some breathtaking views of the island.
The Natural Bridge will be your third stop on your highlights excursion in Aruba. This amazing formation of coral limestone was created over years of withstanding the pounding surf. Standing over 23 feet above sea level and spanning more than 100 feet across, it was one of the largest natural spans in the world. Also nearby is the baby bridge. Just as remarkable and mysterious, the baby bridge is a smaller version of the Natural Bridge.
Next, you will be stopping at the Alto Vista Chapel. Surrounded by the Aruban countryside, this is a serene and peaceful place. This chapel was built in 1952 on the site of the original, and very first, Catholic church that was built in Aruba in the 1750s by a Spanish missionary, Domingo Antonio Silvestre.
The final stop on your excursion is the famous California Light House. The lighthouse was named after the ship "The California" which received distress signals from the Titanic the night she went into the icy waters of the Atlantic in 1912. This stop will offer some of the most beautiful and breathtaking sceneries in Aruba.
You will also be able to spend some time at Arashi Beach. You can wind down and relax on the beach, take a swim, or work on your tan. Arashi Beach is famous for its white sand and excellent snorkeling. Snorkeling equipment is included (mask and snorkel). You will have about one hour at the beach.
Once your sightseeing and beach excursion comes to an end, you will be taken back to your Aruba cruise ship terminal.
Experience Aruba! See the famous Aloe Vera Factory, California Light House, Alto Vista Chapel, and the Casibari Rock Formation plus beach time on this Aruba sightseeing cruise excursion.