Eco-friendly walking tour

Hidden Mangrove Forest & Balashi Gold Smelter Ruins

Practical details

Pickup time: 5:00 PM (sunset)

Private group size: 1 – 6 *
* For larger groups please contact us

Duration: about 1.5 hours (excl. driving time)

Highlights: Mangrove forest · Balashi Gold mill ruins · bird life · panoramic views · 100% private · all-inclusive · family-friendly

What's included?
What should I bring?

$90 guide fee + $35 per adult
Children (15 or younger) half-price

What to expect

This casual hike combines culture, history, vantage points, and nature, as you follow your private local guide through Aruba’s famous Spanish Lagoon. It’s a wonderful introduction to hiking in Aruba. Enjoy some history of the Balashi gold mill ruins, which were built in 1899. Take your time to admire the view, then venture into the mangroves and surrounding hills to enjoy the local plants & birds. The Balashi Gold Mill Ruins are a common stop for tourists, but few people know about the beautiful nature trail nearby. Our private local guide will help you see a different side of Aruba, away from tourist traps and off the beaten path.

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Want more bang for your buck?

Combine this hike with snorkeling and book our half-day excursion: Mangrove forest + pristine reef