Discover two great highlights of Curaçao, the Hato Caves and the famous Dutch colonial Old Town of Willemstad. A short drive brings you to the impressive Hato Caves, where you will find beautiful limestone formations, the famous Madonna statue and a colony of long-nose fruit bats. Inside the caves the variety of stalagmites and stalactites are quite impressive. Have fun recognizing animals or figures in the various stone formations. Returning to daylight, and from here you’ll drive back to the city where your walking tour will start. You’ll gain a good impression of life here in Willemstad, as you pass the floating fruit and vegetable market that began aboard Venezuelan schooners and has subsequently expanded. Crews still sell their products from their boats. On the way to Fort Amsterdam, you will pass the beautifully colored merchant houses on the quay of the harbor entrance. These houses are perfect models for great Curaçao vacation pictures and are a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Fort Amsterdam is home to the governor of the Netherlands Antilles. The last part of your walk will be crossing the floating drawbridge that connects both sides of the city. If the bridge is open, due to ship traffic, you will make use of the local ferries. Your guide will escort you back to the ship, right through the Riffort area with many shops and the new Renaissance Hotel. You can also stay behind in the downtown area to enjoy the shops or restaurants and return to the ship on your own.