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Oranjestad, Caribbean
Natural Pool Off-Road Safari

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icon4 hours 30 minutes  (approx.)
Pickup from select hotels
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Explore the rugged countryside on this half-day off-road adventure by 4WD Land Rover to the Natural Pool on Aruba, where you’ll have time for a swim and snorkel. Ride the back roads in a 4x4 caravan to Arikok National Park, following a knowledgeable guide to a deserted stretch of coastline. Stop along the way to visit landmarks on the island, including the California Lighthouse and the Natural Bridge. Select a morning or afternoon tour to suit your schedule. Water, snacks and round-trip hotel transport included.
  • Spend a day at the Natural Pool in Aruba on this jeep adventure
  • Explore the California Lighthouse, the Natural Bridge and the countryside of Aruba
  • Local, knowledgeable guide
  • Complimentary hotel pickup and drop-off
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Hotel pickup and drop-off
Guided, off-road tour
Water
Local taxes
Use of Snorkeling equipment
Gratuities

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8:30 AM
This off-road safari by 8-passenger Land Rover lets you explore the natural landscapes of Aruba in an open-air 4WD vehicle. You’ll traverse the island’s rugged terrain in a guide-led caravan to your destination: the Natural Pool.

After hotel pickup, receive a safety briefing and board your 4x4 — perfect for exploring Aruba’s scenic countryside, much of it inaccessible to normal vehicles —and settle in behind the wheel or hop in the passenger seat.

En route to Arikok National Park, you’ll pass by the California Lighthouse at the northwest tip of Aruba, where you’re treated to views of the island's coral-strewn western coastline. Make a stop at the remnants of the Natural Bridge; formed by years of erosion from the sea, the coral rock bridge once stretched to 100 feet (30 meters) long before collapsing.

Replenish with provided water and snacks, and learn about the history and wildlife of Aruba before you reach the Natural Pool. Formed by volcanic rock, the tranquil pool sits on the coast and provides the perfect snorkeling opportunity. 

Don your snorkeling gear and swim over the corals during your free time before returning to your starting point with drop-off at your hotel.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Natural Pool
One of Aruba's most popular and hard to reach location, so the perfect way is stepping into one of our off-road vehicles and let our guides drive you there.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Natural Bridge
A must-see scenery! For thousands of years, pounding waves and strong winds have slowly chiseled away at the limestone cliffs along Aruba's north coast to create several natural bridges including the current Baby Bridge.
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Bushiribana Gold Mill Ruins
Bushiribana Gold Mill Ruins is an abandoned gold mill that once processed ore from mines in the nearby hills during Aruba's gold rush of the 19th century.
Pass By:  
California Lighthouse and Sasariwichi Dunes
Now one of Aruba landmarks it was built in 1914 to signal ships nearing Aruba.
Stop At:  
Alto Vista Chapel
The picturesque Chapel of Alto Vista was the island's first Roman Catholic Church, built 1750 and reconstructed in 1953.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
De Palm Tours
De Palm Tours Offices
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Ayo Rock Formations
Ayo Rock Formations are monolithic rock boulders and clusters of huge Tonalite rocks. This rock formation, unique to the more typical features of the area, inexplicably rises up from the desert soil to create an unusual setting.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum age is 8 years
  • Maximum 8 persons per Vehicle
  • Return to your hotel is by bus
  • This tour is not recommended for guest with back or kidney problems, pregnant woman, people that recently had surgery.
  • It is recommended that you bring a swimsuit and beach towel
  • Please note: This tour is for hotel guests only; cruise ship guests cannot be accomodated
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • We recommend you to bring extra cash for restroom usage and other activities as most locations only accept cash
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 2 travelers
  • OPERATED BY De Palm Tours N.V.
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
Is hotel pickup included in the Natural Pool Off-Road Safari?
A:Pick up and drop off at most major hotels is included. Please select your hotel when confirming your reservation.
May 2021
Q:
What if my hotel is not listed for pickup when booking the Natural Pool Off-Road Safari?
A:You may either select a hotel located nearby or select 'I will select my pickup location later' & specify your hotel in the "Special Requirements" box. You must then contact the local operator at the phone number on your ticket to coordinate pickup.
May 2021
Q:
What are the roads like that we will be driving during the Natural Pool Off-Road Safari?
A:The off-road section leading to, and departing from, the Natural Pool on The Natural Pool Jeep Tour is bumpy and requires you to drive very carefully. This section is approx. one mile each way.
May 2021
Q:
Are there any restrictions to participate in the Natural Pool Off-Road Safari?
A:This tour is not recommended for guests with back or kidney problems, or that are pregnant.
May 2021
Q:
What should I wear for the Natural Pool Off-Road Safari?
A:Wear your bathing suit under your clothes. Comfortable, close-toed shoes that allow you to walk on rocky terrain, sunglasses, and reef-friendly sunblock are highly recommended.
May 2021
Q:
What should I bring with me on the Natural Pool Off-Road Safari?
A:Sunblock, sunglasses, a camera, and a towel to dry off are recommended.
May 2021
Q:
Are there restrooms available during the Natural Pool Off-Road Safari?
A:There are restrooms available at several of the stops along the route. Note: some venues charge to use the restroom, so it's recommended to bring cash.
May 2021
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Natural Pool Off-Road Safari?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Natural Pool Off-Road Safari.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Natural Pool Off-Road Safari?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Natural Pool Off-Road Safari.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Natural Pool Off-Road Safari?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Natural Pool Off-Road Safari.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Natural Pool Off-Road Safari?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Natural Pool Off-Road Safari.

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  • "Word of advice- it was truly a rocky road , prepare your back!!" See review
  • "As others have said, it is very bumpy and fairly uncomfortable." See review

Reviews

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2,063 Reviews

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star-5
Fun jeep tour
Victoria_G
, May 2022
Loved our experience going to the Natural Pool. Our guides Matthew (with two t’s) and Chris were the best! The ride was bumpy but fun going through Arikok. We did pay for that experience. The other stops at Alta Vista, and the natural bridge made for a fun day too.
star-5
Great way to see the island!
John_S
, Jan 2022
Great guides. Cliven and Uncle Don were great (sorry forgot the other guides name but he was great too). Good history and background of the island and we got to see most of the island in 4 hrs. Well worth it.
icon Response from Host , Jan 2022
Hi, Thank you for your great review. Warm Regards and stay safe
star-5
great experience!
Salma_M
, Sep 2021
great experience! the tour guide chris made the experience so fun and memorable! we had lots of fun!!!
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Hi Salma, Thank you so much for the awesome review! We are happy you had lots of fun on your tour with us!
star-4
Good but to long
Stephen_P
, Jul 2021
This was a fun trip to the Natural pool. The rest of the day included driving around the National park and the Island. As others have said, it is very bumpy and fairly uncomfortable. That would have been fine for 2 hours or maybe 3. But 4 hours of this was way too long. The natural pool stop was fairly short. Would have enjoyed more time there and less time with the long drive. The drive in and out of the park couldn't be helped because it is how you get to the Natural Pool. But at the end of the excursion, there was a long ride offroad on the way to the lighthouse (which was only a driveby), that was miserable for most of us. Again, a 3 hour tour would have been great. This was just a bit too much punishment.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
A MUST DO
William_M
, Jul 2021
Definitely a MUST DO while in Aruba… Richie and Oko where great guides! Also very informative. They took great care of the entire group
star-5
Bumpy ride is worth it
Karen_M
, Jul 2021
Very bumpy ride but we’ll worth it. A fun 1/2 day to see the natural pool that u can’t get to on ATV. The tour guides make it a lot of fun and kept everyone laughing.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Pool excursion ..Sergio and David were very nice and knowledgeable..thank u for a cool and fun trop.
priscilla_b
, Jun 2021
Pool. Sergio and David were very cool , nice and knowledgeable. Thank u Very much I appreciate the tour
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Awesome adventure
Nancy_A
, May 2021
Our family really enjoyed this excursion! We found Willems, Roland and Richie to be really cool and informative guides. The tour has been recommended to some friends who will be checking in next week ! Word of advice- it was truly a rocky road , prepare your back!!!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Fun trip!
Lisa_D
, May 2021
Great trip! We were on vacation with our friends. Beautiful natural pool. Ice cold water provided and hand sanitizer. Our guide Oko made it fun for all with his sense of humor and off road driving skills.
star-5
Great time for everyone!
CatH
, Apr 2021
This is our second trip to Aruba and we were so glad we got to see a different side of the island with this excursion. Our guide Williams was awesome! He found a way to make historical facts about the island interesting to my 11 and 13 year olds. The ride is a bumpy blast and you get to meet Dr. Coco!

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