Aruba Island Tour Excursion Reviews
The only tour I took was Aruba, a 3 ½ hour island tour for cruise ship passengers by sonny tours Aruba. com in a 22 passenger van; tour cost $30 per person. It covered the main attractions of the island including the Lighthouse, Alto Vista Chapel, Natural Bridge, Rock Formations, Bushiribana Gold Ruins, Native Rock Paintings & Lava Rock Formation. I don’t see what people like about Aruba with its rattlesnakes and boa’s.
We had an interesting bus tour with an informative guide. The Ayo Rock Formations were fascinating. We were also supposed to see the Natural Bridge, but it collapsed in 2005. Instead, we saw the now-forming Baby Natural Bridge. We could either pay $1 to use the restroom at the Natural Bridge gift shopor use the ones at the Butterfly Farm for free.
Open air bus. Loads of fun and informative. Traveled through Aruba and visited several points of interest then spent a few hours on the beach away from all of the port shopping traps.
Nice bus trip around the island to see the surf and other tourist areas. Good view from the top of the "ROCK". Tour of the Aloe factory was more of a sales opportunity than an interesting tour.
Good survey trip to see what to do and where to stay on a future trip.
We did the Koo Koo Kanooku. This was a crazy bus ride. The tour was fun, but we really had little beach time. Overall not bad, but you could find better beaches by taxi.
Aruba is very clean and attractive and pretty much as usual.
We did the Best of Aruba excursion. This took you on an air conditioned narrated bus ride through the island with stops at the California Lighthouse, the Aloe Vera shop, Casibari Rock formation and the Natural Bridge ruins . The description for this excursion said there would be beach time at the end. Well beach time meant 15 minutes to take pictures. If you are 60+, this an excursion for you.
Aruba's Natural Wonders, AR28. We started off with a visit to a butterfly farm where we learned about a few species of butterflies and their life cycle. This is a great place to take slow motion videos of butterflies. Next we went to visit some rock formation and Indian rock paintings in a park, half guided and half on your own. Then we went to see the "famous" coral bridge which had actually collapsed a few years ago due to erosion! There is a new bridge being carved by the pounding waves, but this will take several years. And, you have to pay to use the bathroom at the gift shop.
All part of the jeep tour