Off-Road Safari Adventures in Aruba

DePalm Tours - Off-Road Safari, Aruba
DePalm Tours Aruba, Off-Road Safari Adventure

What can be more fun than an off-road safari adventure in Aruba?  I don’t think very much!

I was recently blessed to visit the beautiful Caribbean island of Aruba for a one day stop on a cruise with Princess Cruises.  Prior to boarding the ship, I reserved my spot with DePalm Tours for a five-hour off-road safari adventure.  Wow!  What fun times it was!  Although I only had one day to explore this beautiful island, I felt like I was able to take in the best that it had to offer thanks to DePalm Tours.

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We were picked up at where our ship was docked and taken to the office location of DePalm Tours, where we were introduced to our guides, Matthew (with two t’s) and Oko.  We were given the rules of the road and briefed on what we would be seeing and what to expect while out on our Aruba adventure.  We then boarded our jeep and we were off!

Casibari Rock Formations

Our first stop was the Casibari Rock Formation where we had the opportunity to climb an easy 140 feet.  Once reaching the top, I was confronted with  the most breathtaking view of the of the island.

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Casibari Rock Formation, Aruba

Once I had the opportunity to take in this beauty, I boarded the jeep and we continued on.  The bumps along the way to our next stop gave a small taste of what was yet to come.  I knew right away that I was in for some kind of great adventure.

Natural Bridge

Our second stop was even more breathtaking than the first.  We were given the opportunity to explore one of the several natural bridges in Aruba, known as the Baby Bridge.  The colour of the ocean and the rock formations was a sight to see.

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Natural Bridge known as Baby Bridge, in Aruba

It is in this area of the island that the rocks are stacked in the thoughts that this will bring good luck.  This is a practice that the local tourist board is attempting to stop.

Good Luck Symbols in Aruba
Good Luck Symbols in Aruba

There was also a spot where we could sample the local beer, Balashi (for a small fee), which was a bonus.  Of course, I couldn’t let this opportunity pass me by, after all it was hot out.

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Natural Pool, Aruba

After this stop, the real Aruba adventure began.  We continued on along the coast of the Caribbean Sea and we bounced around like rag dolls.  What a blast!  Me being the rebel that I am,  chose to sit in the rear of the jeep so that I could experience the maximum amount of bumps as possible.

Alto Vista Chapel

The next stop was at a small chapel known as the Alto Vista Chapel, meaning “Pilgrims Church”, which is located right on the ocean side.

The original chapel was built in the 1750’s by a Venezuelan missionary, and the church that currently stands was built in 1952.

California Lighthouse

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California Lighthouse

Next stop was the California lighthouse, which was named after the ship that sunk in 1891.  If you are feeling energetic, the lighthouse is open to the public to climb.

Arashi Beach

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One of the world’s most beautiful beaches

Last, but not least, we stopped at Arashi Beach, which is known for its world-class swimming and snorkeling.  There was a great little bar at this beach where you could sit back and enjoy the island breeze and a cold one…..or maybe two.

Thank you for joining me on my Aruban off-road safari adventure.   If ever in Aruba, I highly recommend that you contact DePalm Tours to experience your own off-road safari adventure.  They have a tour to suit the solo traveler, families, and old and young alike.

“One Happy Island”

I would love to hear what your favourite Aruba adventures are.


Kelly xoxo

23 thoughts on “Off-Road Safari Adventures in Aruba

  1. Carly |

    How cool to see a different side of Aruba beyond just the beautiful beaches! It looks like such an adventure!


  2. Suzy

    This looks like such an incredible tour. The rock formations are fascinating and what better way to finish the day than snorkelling and having a beer at Arashi Beach. I find it really interesting how the sea is rough and wild in some of the locations but calm at that stunning beach. Great post

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  3. Natasha

    When I thought of Aruba I thought of beaches, it’s nice to see that there’s other fun activities. I’ll certainly keep this in mind for any future visit, it looks like a ton of fun and it’s always great to get recommended tour companies.

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  4. Mayuri

    Never heard of safari adventure in Aruba. I always thought it’s a beach destination. Thanks for sharing such an insightful and an informative guide


  5. thewayfaringfoodie

    What a creative way to explore Aruba! I have never off-roaded, but I would really like to! Aruba sounds like the perfect place to do so. I also really want to go to Arashi Beach and check out the snorkeling (and the drinks)!


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