Hike with private guide through Aruba's mangrove forest


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 on Aruba. Let us share some history of the Balashi gold mill ruins, built at Spanish Lagoon in 1899. Take your time to admire the view, then venture into the mangroves and surrounding hills to enjoy the pristine nature and look around for Aruba’s local plants & birds.

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1 hour 30 minutes
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Why take this tour?

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 lead you through the mangroves in an eco-friendly way, pointing out the local plants and animals. We’ll help you see a different side of Aruba. Away from tourist traps and off the beaten path. This is an all-inclusive activity. Just bring some hiking clothes, sturdy shoes and a hat. We'll take care of everything else.

What’s included?

  • Private guide

  • Snacks

  • Soda/Pop

  • Private transportation

  • Air-conditioned vehicle

  • Use of mosquito repellent if needed

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Before you book

  • Duration: 1h 30m

  • Mobile tickets accepted

  • Instant confirmation

Covid Policy

  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands

Guests are kindly requested to wear face masks inside the vehicle.

Cancellation Policy

    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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Our private hike & snorkel excursions take you off the beaten path, away from engine noises and large groups of tourists. Enjoy a truly eco-friendly and local experience, getting up close and personal with Aruba’s natural beauty. You can expect a concierge level experience that is 100% catered to the preference and experience level of your group. Ideal for families, couples and groups of friends.

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