View Full Version : Tours and Party Bus

06-25-2008, 04:19 PM
My husband and I are going back to Aruba in September for our 4th trip and are looking to do things that we have not yet done. We would like to try one of the party buses but are unsure of which one to choose. I'm in my late 30's and my hubby is in his mid 40's (in case that matters :D...I don't know if one caters to more of a younger crowd than the other or if it just doesn't matter). We'd also like to try either the ATV tour or the Jeep tour but don't know which would be the best. We are renting a Jeep for the 10 days that we are there but we'd like to go on a guided tour to see things that we wouldn't maybe get to on our own. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

Tom and Karen
06-25-2008, 07:11 PM
For the party bus, the Kukoo Kunuku seems to be very popular regardless of your age.

I don't know about the jeep trips, but would recommend finding one that includes the natural pool.

06-25-2008, 08:01 PM
I know that Depalm Tours specializes in a lot of tours. They are very reputable. If you google Depalm tours aruba you can go into their catalog and see all the things they offer. We especially like their Palm Pleasure catamaran sunset and snorkel tours-been 5x.

Liz - Aruba Lover
06-25-2008, 08:43 PM
I haven't been on a ATV tour. I used ABC Jeep Tour and do recommend them. http://www.abc-aruba.com/ (http://www.abc-aruba.com/)

06-26-2008, 12:08 AM
We have not taken any jeep tours either, just toured on our own.

Our family did just take a private ATV tour with Kini Kini (http://www.kinikini.com/). I wrote about the experience at http://www.aruba.com/forum/f32/arubalisa-we-await-reports-aruba-31671/#post112775 (http://www.aruba.com/forum/f32/arubalisa-we-await-reports-aruba-31671/#post112775)
There is more info in the post at
http://www.aruba.com/forum/f10/atv-tours-help-30543/#post112592 (http://www.aruba.com/forum/f10/atv-tours-help-30543/#post112592) and http://www.aruba.com/forum/f10/atv-tours-help-30543/#post106257 (http://www.aruba.com/forum/f10/atv-tours-help-30543/#post106257)

06-26-2008, 06:12 AM
Kukoo kunukoo is best bar hopper tour. see www.depalm.com (http://www.depalm.com) for land and sea tours. find a jeep tour or safari tour that goes to natural pool and baby beach.

06-26-2008, 09:41 AM
Thanks to all for your great responses...just exactly what I was looking for!

06-29-2008, 12:56 AM
Just got back from Aruba on June 23rd and my wife and I did both a guided jeep tour and party bus. If you want to have a really great time, definately go on the Kukoo Kunuku bus. This was an excellent time and the age range was very big. We had people on our bus from 18-50. Everyone had a great time and you will get plenty to drink, TRUST ME. I recommend doing this tour at least once. You won't regret it.
We also did a guided jeep tour through Depalm. We did the full day jeep safari with depalm island included. The tour was great and you get to see a side of Aruba you usually wouldn't see. We didn't see the natural pool and I think we'll do that tour next time, but the one we went on was great. I don't think we would include Depalm island next time, but we did Seatrek their and it was a lot of fun.
Enjoy your trip and definately check both of these tours out. You will be glad you did.

06-30-2008, 11:21 AM
Thanks for the recommendations Digger0713! The jeep tour through DePalm and the Kukoo Kunuku party bus were our choices too! Did you book those before you got to the island or after you arrived there? Thanks again!

06-30-2008, 04:18 PM
Definitively try the Kukoo kunukoo and ABC tours! ABC is the best touring company on Aruba!

07-02-2008, 12:27 AM
I booked the two tours online before we went to Aruba. I did that because I believe you get a discount for the kukoo kunuku if you book online. I just wanted to get everything booked and out of the way. I'm sure you can book both tours when you arrive in Aruba, but I liked knowing I was all set. All you need to do is print out your confirmation e-mail you get from the kukoo kunuku and call them when you arrive in aruba to let them know you arrived. They will call you on the day of your tour to tell you what time the bus will pick you up. If you don't get a call from them on the day of the tour, then just call them and they will tell you your pick-up time. For Depalm, I had to go to one of their offices at the Hyatt (I think) with my e-mail confirmation from them and they printed off our tickets. You could probably wait to book Depalm until you arrive because it will be much easier for you, but do the kukoo kunuku bus in advance. We had 30-40 people on our bus and they were running 3 full busses so it does book up. Enjoy and have a great time. We sure did. Just don't plan on wanting to do too much the day after the kukoo kunuku because you will likely be hung over. Just my little tip for you. Have fun

07-03-2008, 10:42 AM
Digger - Thanks so much for your advice and expertise! I will definitely book the Kukoo Kunuku in advance in order to take advantage of the discount...every little bit helps! My husband and I are soooo excited to get back to Aruba and do some things that we haven't done on previous trips! To me, that's one of the wonderful things about Aruba...you can do as much or as little as you want to do. If you don't get to do certain things, oh well, no big deal because you know you'll be back! Thanks again!

07-04-2008, 03:56 AM
Sassee: I am glad to help out anyway that I can. Everyone on here was so helpful for my trip and I want to try and return the favor. My wife and I feel the same way you and your husband do. We are talking of the things we want to do next time and we did quite a bit on our last trip. Please post of your kukoo kunuku experience here when you get back because I would love to hear how it went. That was one of the best and craziest nights we had on the island. If you get Big Daddy as your tour guide and Slick Vic as your bus driver, hang on for one crazy and fun night.