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Natural Wonders of Curacao

This excursion will show you the unique and impressive nature of Curaçao with a visit to Christoffel Park—the largest National Park on the island. You will also visit Savonet Plantation, Curaçao’s oldest estate and now a beautiful nature museum. Your local guide will provide plenty of interesting information about the natural exhibits, including a huge whale skeleton. After touring the museum, you’ll see the local iguanas up close, and have a chance to hold one for a great vacation picture. Next, board a 4x4 vehicle for a drive through this fantastic National Park and a look at several unique natural wonders. You’ll see the Jan Kok salt flats en route back to the ship. Keep an eye out for the resident flamingos.
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1.333 out of 5
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Customer Reviews for Natural Wonders of Curacao
Review 1 for Natural Wonders of Curacao
Overall Rating
1 out of 5
1 out of 5

Outdated Transportation.

Date:April 1, 2012
tlp18
Location:Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Cruise Date Year:2012
Cruise Date Month:March
Would you recommend this product to a friend? No
Enjoyed it?
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
Value
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
The natural beauty of Curacao took a backseat to an outdated bus, crowded tour and lackluster day. The description of the tour sounds picturesque; wild flamingos, salt flats and a beautiful and historic national park. To give credit where it is due, Curacao is beautiful and the sites of the tour did compliment the island. Unfortunately, a tour is only as good as its operator and in this case that was atrocious.
The biggest grievance of the day centered on the transportation. The tour company used a small, older model bus. While most of the passengers had adequate seating; the tour seemed to be past its intended capacity. Five of us were placed in the last row in the back which is intended for only three guests. These seats were positioned next to the space for the wheels, which caused the passengers sitting on the end the greatest distress. Additionally, these seats were placed under the air conditioning unit which didn’t allow for any air ventilation but did allow condensation to drip on us the length of the trip. We were told by the tour guide that while seats were not assigned, given our discomfort we were not allowed to move seats on the second half of the trip, as not to disturb the other guest. who were comfortable.
The tour had potential to be great but given the cramped space, extreme heat and nagging drip of condensation from the AC the day was shot.
Would you recommend this product to a friend? No
+6points
6out of 6found this review helpful.
Review 2 for Natural Wonders of Curacao
Overall Rating
1 out of 5
1 out of 5

Disappointed

Date:January 31, 2012
Nightowl
Location:Illinois
Cruise Date Year:2011
Cruise Date Month:December
Would you recommend this product to a friend? No
Enjoyed it?
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
Value
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
Being a nature lover, I was really looking forward to seeing and hearing about the national park. We were rushed through the park in the back of a small truck with 2 very brief stops too far away from the flamingos to see anything or take pictures. We felt like herded cattle. There was no narration or information given along the way. In fact, I'm not even sure the driver was fluent in English. We learned basically nothing about the park. The museum had some audio tapes you could listen to, but that did not replace the information that a guide could have given.
Would you recommend this product to a friend? No
+7points
7out of 7found this review helpful.
Review 3 for Natural Wonders of Curacao
Overall Rating
1 out of 5
1 out of 5

No Natural Wonders

Date:January 2, 2012
LibSub
Location:Merritt Island, FL
Cruise Date Year:2011
Cruise Date Month:December
Would you recommend this product to a friend? No
Enjoyed it?
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
Value
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
A waste of time, effort and money. Saw no "natural wonders". The national park staff was unprepared for us, and tried to put 10 adults in inward facing benches inside a small pickup truck. It was more a tour of the island, than a tour of Curacao's natural wonders.
Would you recommend this product to a friend? No
+8points
8out of 8found this review helpful.
Review 4 for Natural Wonders of Curacao
Overall Rating
2 out of 5
2 out of 5

Natural Wonders????

Date:April 3, 2011
Honey
Location:Wisconsin
Cruise Date Month:March
Would you recommend this product to a friend? No
Enjoyed it?
2 out of 5
2 out of 5
Value
2 out of 5
2 out of 5
The guide was very knowledgeable about the history of Curacao. The Natural Park was beautiful and we did get to hold an iguana. We were expecting to do more hiking, see some of the many caves on the island and see more of the natural beauty. This excursion would be better named " The History of Curacao."
Cruise Date Year:2011
Would you recommend this product to a friend? No
+7points
8out of 9found this review helpful.
Review 5 for Natural Wonders of Curacao
Overall Rating
1 out of 5
1 out of 5

Not worth it

Date:January 10, 2011
angie
Location:Miami, Fl
Cruise Date Month:December
Would you recommend this product to a friend? No
Enjoyed it?
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
Value
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
A waste of money and time. Nothing interesting to see, I could not wait to get back to the ship
Cruise Date Year:2010
Would you recommend this product to a friend? No
+8points
8out of 8found this review helpful.
Review 6 for Natural Wonders of Curacao
Overall Rating
2 out of 5
2 out of 5

natural wonders of curacao

Date:October 26, 2010
Klee
Location:Massachusetts
Cruise Date Month:October
Would you recommend this product to a friend? No
Enjoyed it?
2 out of 5
2 out of 5
Value
2 out of 5
2 out of 5
This was a waste of time and money. The heat was unbearable and we were transported in open-air vehicles through the national park. Half of the trip took place outside in severe heat and nothing was given to us to drink until the end of the trip, where they offered everyone a glass of water. Other half of trip was spent inside a one-room museum for an hour while we waited for the host to get ready with the 10 min. presentation of iguana info.
Cruise Date Year:2010
Would you recommend this product to a friend? No
+17points
17out of 17found this review helpful.