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ARUBA excursions for a cruise

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I will be going on a cruise that includes Aruba. I have narrowed down my choices of excursions and was inquiring if anyone has some insight on which one of the following might be a good choice.

The Hidden Gems of Aruba
Begin this unique journey with a stroll alongside Aruba’s recently inaugurated linear park for your picture-perfect-Aruba moment.
Your guide will tell you about the island’s fascinating history as you travel to the Lourdes Grotto. This is a shrine built into the rocks at Seroe Preto (Black Hill).
The Guadirikiri Cave, famous for its two chambers and illuminated by streaming sunlight, is absolutely amazing.
Don't miss Fontein Cave, which houses authentic drawings by the Arawak Natives.
On the way back to the downtown area, keep an eye out for Frenchman’s Pass -- the narrow passage that is considered a unique natural gem. It has played an important role in the island’s history.


Aruba Town & Countryside
Explore Aruba from the comfort of an air-conditioned motor coach on this excursion that travels to the California Lighthouse, Alto Vista Chapel, the ruins of the landmark natural bridge, and Casibari Rock Formations.
It’s an approximately 30-minute drive to the California Lighthouse on Aruba’s windward coast. En route you’ll cross the island’s arid terrain -- perfect habitat for cacti, divi-divi trees, iguanas and wild goats.
Stop at the bright-yellow Alto Vista Chapel -- the first Catholic church built on the island in 1750 by Spanish missionary Domingo Antonio Silvestre.
See the beautiful ‘baby’ natural bridge, where the relentless sea has carved an arch out of the islands’ coral, and view the collapsed original natural bridge that was perhaps Aruba’s favorite icon before its untimely demise.
Continue to the Casibari Rock Formations, where giant boulders lie heaped about the landscape. This arrangement gives plenty of food for thought and endless speculation. Returning to Oranjestad, guests who wish to stay in town to shop or explore independently are welcome to do so, but must return to the ship on their own.


Natural Wonders of Aruba
Experience the full beauty of natural Aruba on a tour that takes you on a journey of diverse discovery.
Head to Aruba's number one ecological attraction -- the Butterfly Farm. The farm is an unforgettable encounter with nature in all its diversity. Step into a tropical garden teeming with butterflies and prepare to meet some of the world’s most colorful and unusual creatures.
Journey to the Ayo Rock Formation where you will see the towering monolithic stone boulders and indigenous paintings.
Pass countless divi divi trees and cacti en route to the Natural Bridge on Aruba. This natural wonder has been carved of solid coral by the relentless pounding of the surf.
You will pass the Gold Mill Ruins at Boca Mahos and you the excursion ends with the scenic drive back to Oranjestad, the capital of Aruba.



Colors of Aruba
Explore Aruba’s countryside from an air-conditioned motor coach on an excursion that travels to the California Lighthouse, Natural Bridge and Casibari Rock Formations, as well as an Ostrich Farm.
It is a 30-minute drive to the California Lighthouse on Aruba’s windward coast, through the island’s arid terrain of cacti, divi-divi trees, iguanas and wild goats.
Travel to the beautiful ‘baby’ Natural Bridge where the relentless sea has carved an arch out of the islands’ coral.
The Casibari Rock Formations are giant boulders lying heaped about the landscape.
Your final stop is at the Ostrich Farm, where you can learn about the lifecycle of these flightless birds. If you wish, you can feed them for a perfect photo op.
Guests who wish to stay in town to shop or explore independently are welcome to do so, but must return to the ship on their own.

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