Explore both sides of the island--east and west, culture and natural beauty!
Welcome to Netherlands! You won't find any canal cruises or Van Gogh museums here, but we aren't going to apologize for that. You are in the Caribbean. Leave your dreams of Dutch pancakes at home and soak in the sunniest part of the Netherland's royal kingdom.
Willemstad represents the island's capital and there isn't a better part to explore than the Punda district. Established in 1634, Punda remains the most picturesque part of the city with a combination of Dutch architecture and island flair lining the shore. Take a stroll through the famous floating market, where a fleet of boats from Venezuela come to sell fresh fish and produce. Your view from the Queen Juliana Bridge will provide an even better perspective of Willemstad as you stand above St. Anna Bay. It was rebuilt 7 years after its collapse in 1967 and provides one of the highest viewpoints on the island.
At the Dinah Veeris Herb Garden, you'll learn about the healing traditions of the island which stemmed from the Paraguiri Indians who were the first to inhabit the east side of the island. Famous within the community, Dinah Veeris began researching the island's herbal medicine tradition in 1981 and started her garden 10 years later. Her input within this realm of medicine has earned her many awards and has preserved this aspect of research within Curacao for years to come.
Another form of medicine can be found in the island's famous liqueur. You'll spend time at a local factory to learn about this unique citrus drink that has made Curacao famous within the industry.
End your day on the rural west end of the island with a scenic drive into Shete Boka National Park and a photo stop at Grote Knip. The rocky coast and limestone bluffs provide the perfect vantage point to watch the surf roll ashore!
- The price of this tour includes private round trip transportation in an air-conditioned vehicle, services of an experienced guide, entrance fees, and bottled water.
Days offered: 7 days a week