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Approximately 2½ Hours
There are more than 90 nationalities in Aruba, and this melting pot of cultures has influenced the island's rich history and culinary scene. Sample diverse flavors while taking in Aruba's past and present.
A friendly local expert in food and culture takes you on a guided walk past monuments and the old fort, as well as important buildings and historical sites around downtown Oranjestad.
See the National Archaeological Museum, set in a series of classic Dutch colonial buildings; the oldest section is a cunucu house that dates back to 1870.
You'll also see Fort Zoutman, constructed in 1798. Aruba's first public clock hangs from its Willem III Tower, which was added to the fort in 1868.
Learn about the local language and the historical influences of Spanish, British, and Dutch cultures. Taste uniquely Aruban snacks such as pastiche (fried Caribbean pastry filled with Gouda cheese) and pan bati (a savory pancake linked to the Conquistadors and Creole culture).
Wear comfortable walking shoes. Wheelchairs, scooters and walkers are not permitted on this tour. Not advisable for guests with mobility limitations. Shade is limited; to avoid sunburn, wear light, long clothing suitable for use as a cover-up. Bring a hat and sunglasses; wear biodegradable sunscreen. Bring bottled water.