Hidden Gems of Aruba

  • Port

    Oranjsestad, Aruba

  • Activity level

    Difficult

  • Activity type

    Excursion Types

  • Wheelchair accessible

    NO

  • Cost From

    Adults

    USD57.0 per person

  • Minimum age

    2

  • Duration

    Approximately 4.30 hours.

  • Meals included

    No

Embark on a scenic drive through Oranjestad, pausing for photos at Lourdes Grotto, a unique Roman Catholic shrine built into the rocks. You�ll also make a brief stop at one of Aruba�s recent developments; Linear Park, a vast walkway extending for 10 miles and poised to become the largest one of its kind in the Caribbean.Continue towards Arikok National Park, where you�ll find Guadirikiri Cave and Fontein Cave. The most popular of the caves is Fontein Cave, which boasts native Arawak drawings on the ceilings, providing a real sense of the island�s history and its former inhabitants.After a visit of Fontein Cave, you�ll then visit Guadirikiri Cave, famous for its 2 chambers, illuminated by bright sunlight which streams through the holes in the roof of the cave. Extending around 100 feet, the darker areas of the cave provide the perfect resting place for nocturnal bats.Continue to Casibari Rock Formation, via Frenchman�s Pass. Legend has it that French pirates who attempted to invade Aruba in the early 17th century were confronted by Indians in this narrow passage, which led to the name Frenchman�s Pass. Upon arrival at Casibari Rock Formation you�ll have the opportunity to wander amongst the diorite boulders to see local flora and fauna.