Aruba Arikok National Park Excursion Reviews

Encounter Aruban rattlesnakes, parakeets, iguanas and other natural wildlife while visiting Arikok National Park. Hike or drive through the park and explore caves, cliffs and abandoned gold mines.
Awful UTV to a natural ocean pool in arikok.
Awful UTV to a natural ocean pool in arikok. Equipment was terrible tour was very long and hot and uncomfortable. One small bottle of water and pay to.use one dark dirty bathroom. Awful experience
Awful UTV to a natural ocean pool in arikok. Equipment was terrible tour was very long and hot and uncomfortable. One small bottle of water and pay to.use one dark dirty bathroom. Awful experience Read Less
Sail Date September 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
A new tour which visited sites on the lest touristy east side of the island including arikok np ...
A new tour which visited sites on the lest touristy east side of the island including arikok np where there were interesting caves and shorelines. Very arid.
A new tour which visited sites on the lest touristy east side of the island including arikok np where there were interesting caves and shorelines. Very arid. Read Less
Sail Date March 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Amazing, beautiful scenery.
Amazing, beautiful scenery. The two-person UTVs are open air without a windshield so you have to bring wrap-around sunglasses or goggles or purchase the goggles for $15 from the tour operator. The ride is very bumpy over steep hills ... Read More
Amazing, beautiful scenery. The two-person UTVs are open air without a windshield so you have to bring wrap-around sunglasses or goggles or purchase the goggles for $15 from the tour operator. The ride is very bumpy over steep hills overlooking the ocean in places. Not for the faint of heart but we loved it. Read Less
Sail Date January 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Loved the natural pool and the 4wd ride to get there.
Loved the natural pool and the 4wd ride to get there. The ride is quite rough but safe and fun. Also went to the natural bridge formations and the gold mine.
Loved the natural pool and the 4wd ride to get there. The ride is quite rough but safe and fun. Also went to the natural bridge formations and the gold mine. Read Less
Sail Date May 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
My tour was a 4x4 Land Rover tour through the wild back country of Aruba.
My tour was a 4x4 Land Rover tour through the wild back country of Aruba. I got dirty, sweaty, and wet, plus the driver hit every pot-hole. In other words I LOVED this tour ! It was fun !
My tour was a 4x4 Land Rover tour through the wild back country of Aruba. I got dirty, sweaty, and wet, plus the driver hit every pot-hole. In other words I LOVED this tour ! It was fun ! Read Less
Sail Date April 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
UTV 3 1/2 hour tour through the National Park to a natural pool - it was awesome
UTV 3 1/2 hour tour through the National Park to a natural pool - it was awesome
UTV 3 1/2 hour tour through the National Park to a natural pool - it was awesome Read Less
Sail Date March 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
got to see the small natural sea bridge and where the larger one had been.
got to see the small natural sea bridge and where the larger one had been.
got to see the small natural sea bridge and where the larger one had been. Read Less
Sail Date June 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Disney Cruise Line
Best UTV excursion EVER!!
Best UTV excursion EVER!! We had a great tour guide, we got dirty and got to sample sites of Aruba. Only suggestion is to warn people to bring eyewear or have goggles for sale cheap ($5).
Best UTV excursion EVER!! We had a great tour guide, we got dirty and got to sample sites of Aruba. Only suggestion is to warn people to bring eyewear or have goggles for sale cheap ($5). Read Less
Sail Date May 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Did the NATURAL POOL & ARIKOK NATIONAL PARK BY UTV off the Carnival Pride early March 2017.
Did the NATURAL POOL & ARIKOK NATIONAL PARK BY UTV off the Carnival Pride early March 2017. Guides were Julissa, Justin and Julio. Julissa is a one lady show, she picks you up from the port, drives the bus, leads the entire group and ... Read More
Did the NATURAL POOL & ARIKOK NATIONAL PARK BY UTV off the Carnival Pride early March 2017. Guides were Julissa, Justin and Julio. Julissa is a one lady show, she picks you up from the port, drives the bus, leads the entire group and drops you back off. She is super friendly along with Justin and Julio. I felt safe during the entire excursion. The UTV's appear to be in good order with no maintenance issues seen. This trip goes through both city streets and off road sandy/rocky areas. We were not able to go in the Natural Pool as safety would have been a concern, high winds and large waves. The other two stops, one at a beach and another at a church are okay. They provided water, a snack and a bandana to cover from the dust. All in all, this is one of my top excursions out of many. Julissa even taught us some words in what I believe is Papiamento, overall great guide and great time. Thanks for all the fun.... Read Less
Sail Date February 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Interesting tour with a very good guide, Michael.
Interesting tour with a very good guide, Michael. One of the caves is inaccessible if one I'd mobility-challenged. No restrooms in the NP. Take note.
Interesting tour with a very good guide, Michael. One of the caves is inaccessible if one I'd mobility-challenged. No restrooms in the NP. Take note. Read Less
Sail Date February 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Had a great time on the UTV'S , we went to the Natural Pool and rode thru the National Park, ...
Had a great time on the UTV'S , we went to the Natural Pool and rode thru the National Park, went to an old gold mine.
Had a great time on the UTV'S , we went to the Natural Pool and rode thru the National Park, went to an old gold mine. Read Less
Sail Date December 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Wonderful, unhurried experience.
Wonderful, unhurried experience. Valuable details about the island it's people!
Wonderful, unhurried experience. Valuable details about the island it's people! Read Less
Sail Date November 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Run and book the Outback and Natural Pools adventure by Jeep!
Run and book the Outback and Natural Pools adventure by Jeep! It's a raucous ride through the deserted outback of Arikok State Park and a tour through the bat caves and breathtakingly spectacular coastline and dip in the amazing ... Read More
Run and book the Outback and Natural Pools adventure by Jeep! It's a raucous ride through the deserted outback of Arikok State Park and a tour through the bat caves and breathtakingly spectacular coastline and dip in the amazing natural pools. This tour was the highlight of the cruise. Read Less
Sail Date October 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Saw the natural bridge over the water.
Saw the natural bridge over the water. The large bridge has fallen down, the smaller one is still nice but just an okay stop. This might be a good area to explore on your own.
Saw the natural bridge over the water. The large bridge has fallen down, the smaller one is still nice but just an okay stop. This might be a good area to explore on your own. Read Less
Sail Date December 2014
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Very nice.
Very nice. Land & sites is unspoiled. Not a rain forest, has hills & unique rock features
Very nice. Land & sites is unspoiled. Not a rain forest, has hills & unique rock features Read Less
Sail Date January 2014
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
We rented a car and went on our own.
We rented a car and went on our own. It's a short drive from Orenjestad and well worth it. It's a beautiful park with varied scenery: hills, desert, shrubbery, shoreline, dunes, rocky formations, and a cave with indigenous
We rented a car and went on our own. It's a short drive from Orenjestad and well worth it. It's a beautiful park with varied scenery: hills, desert, shrubbery, shoreline, dunes, rocky formations, and a cave with indigenous paintings. Read Less
Sail Date March 2013
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
One of our favorite areas of Aruba.
One of our favorite areas of Aruba.
One of our favorite areas of Aruba. Read Less
Sail Date February 2013
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Another hit on the trip-the unique rock formations are astounding and the park itself is ...
Another hit on the trip-the unique rock formations are astounding and the park itself is magnificent in its desert spender. A great stop.
Another hit on the trip-the unique rock formations are astounding and the park itself is magnificent in its desert spender. A great stop. Read Less
Sail Date September 2012
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
You cannot imagine the sites without seeing it in person.
You cannot imagine the sites without seeing it in person.
You cannot imagine the sites without seeing it in person. Read Less
Sail Date April 2012
Shore Excursion Provider: Marella Cruises (formerly Thomson Cruises)
After a pleasant 40 minute De Palm Tours drive through the desert landscape of very low brush and ...
After a pleasant 40 minute De Palm Tours drive through the desert landscape of very low brush and tall cactus; well narrated by Gino. Arriving at "trail head" we were met by a park guide for a leisurely stroll down a paved or ... Read More
After a pleasant 40 minute De Palm Tours drive through the desert landscape of very low brush and tall cactus; well narrated by Gino. Arriving at "trail head" we were met by a park guide for a leisurely stroll down a paved or manicured pebble path to an old farmhouse being reconditioned using cactus skeletons and mud mixed with grass. Gino provided better commentary of the countryside's plants and animals (bats, birds and lizards) then the park guide. Passengers from two Princess ships were crammed into the bus and tour. There should have been more guides and smaller groups for the tour. Then we were off to a pleasant beach for a quick swim and back to the ship with no time for shopping (fine with us). Read Less
Sail Date April 2012
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises