Pickup time: 5:30 AM or 6 AM (seasonal)
Private group size: 1 – 6 *
* For larger groups please contact us
Duration: about 3 hours (excl. driving time)
Highlights: Intact Natural Bridge · ocean sunrise · hidden Natural Pool · hidden rock formations · beautiful nature trail · Bushiribana Gold Smelter Ruins · 100% private · all-inclusive · workout
What should I bring?
$145 guide fee + $50 per adult
Children (15 or younger) half-price
What to expect
Start your hike underneath the stars as your private guide leads you along Aruba’s windward coast. Watch the sun come up from the ocean by an intact Natural Bridge, then venture inland past a beautiful nature trail. Hike through the hills, getting up close and personal with local plants and wildlife. The hills are beautiful and make the hike more challenging, but on request we can also take an alternative route with less elevation change. Along the trail, you’ll be treated to amazing views, as well as hidden rock formations that are only accessible on foot. Nearing the end of the trail, we’ll pass the iconic Bushiribana Gold Smelter ruins, ending with a refreshing dip in a hidden Natural Pool.
My husband and I booked Fins and Feet's newest tour, the Natural Bridge sunrise hike. Thanks to Rob, it was the highlight of our honeymoon in Aruba. Rob was beyond friendly, knowledgable, and timely. During the tour, we were able to see the gold mine ruins, the beautiful Aruban coastline, and the desert landscape all while the sun rose from the horizon, providing a stunning backdrop. At the end, we were lucky enough to have the "new" natural pool all to ourselves. Rob brought snorkeling gear so we could see the colorful fish. He was incredibly patient and helpful with navigating the terrain and we never felt rushed. He shared about the local animals, history, and language, allowing us to learn more about the culture. He even showed us a fruit from a cactus, which I was able to try! It was fantastic that we did not have the worry about the crowds of people (or the heat). Experiencing the views on foot (versus in a 4x4) allowed us to soak it all in. After an initial debate about whether we should book such an early morning excursion on vacation, we are beyond grateful that we did. So much so, that we added ourselves to another sunrise hike waitlist for the following day! If/when we visit Aruba again, we will make sure to go back to Fins and Feet for more unforgettable experiences.