Your full-day Aruba 4x4 adventure takes you to two of the island’s most popular coastal sites: the Natural Pool and Baby Beach. Start with hotel pickup in the morning for the ride to the tour operator’s base, where you’ll meet your guide for a safety briefing before taking off in a caravan of Land Rovers.
Take the wheel or the passenger seat of your open-air vehicle — designed with extra-cushioned seats for a comfortable ride — and set out toward Arikok National Park, a protected preserve that makes up almost 20 percent of the island. En route, stop for photo ops of historical and natural landmarks including the California Lighthouse on Aruba’s northern end. Hear about the island’s gold-prospecting days at the Gold Mill Ruins and view Natural Bridge, a limestone formation on the northeast coast that collapsed in 2005.
Around midday, enjoy a lunch menu of burgers, vegetarian pasta and barbecued chicken at the Waka Waka Adventure Cafe and Cantina.
You’ll traverse rugged terrain through the national park to the Natural Pool, a coastal swimming hole accessible only to 4WD vehicles. With 1 to 1.5 hours of free time here, snap on your provided snorkel and mask to explore the pool formed by volcanic rock, and refresh with a cool beverage.
Departing the Natural Pool, travel by Land Rover to Baby Beach, a crescent-shaped stretch of shoreline located on Aruba’s southern coast. Enjoy another 1 to 1.5 hours of free time to relax at this Caribbean paradise, using your snorkeling gear to explore the marine life in the shallow, tranquil waters.
Your 4WD tour ends with the return to the tour base and a transfer to your hotel.