SAFARI IN A 4X4 VEHICLE ON THE TRACKS OF THE ARAWAK INDIANS
Sightseen, Less than 1 hour walking
In a nutshell We follow the tracks of the Arawak Indians who probably came to the island of Bonaire by sea from the coasts of South America leaving evidence of their art and culture on this small island.
Good to know
- Safari bus tour
- Hato and Sabadeco
- Subi-Rincon Hill
- Boca Onima and cave drawings
- Seru Largu
- We meet our guide on the pier and, after a security briefing, we board a 4X4 safari bus, with open sides and soft cushion seating.
- We drive through the centre of Kralendijk, which means 'coral reef' in Dutch and which is the capital city of the island, and through the rural areas of Hato and Sabadeco.
- We drive along dirt roads, flanked by cactus plants, where we can see green lizards darting around, until we reach Subi-Rincon Hill where we stop to visit a cave that was used by the Indians for shelter and where there are splendid panoramic views over the ocean and the little uninhabited island of Klein Bonaire.
- We then proceed in the direction of Rincon, the oldest settlement in Bonaire, a place untouched by the hectic pace of modern life with its old buildings and narrow streets.
- We leave civilisation behind us and proceed to explore **Boca Onima Bay**, Bonaire's wildest and most unspoiled coastline.
- We go to see the Indian cave drawings of Boca Onima, made using a reddish-brown pigment extracted from the dyewood tree that are still visible today on the walls and the ceilings of some caves.
- We continue to follow the tracks of the Indians up to Seru Largu vista point, located at the top of a hill, which commands a spectacular view of the island's capital city, Kralendijk, the little island of Klein Bonaire and the whole of southern Bonaire. And that is how we bid farewell to this fascinating land before we go back to the port.
Good to know
- The off-road 4X4 vehicles have an overhead sunshield, open sides and do not have air-conditioning.
- Comfortable footwear and clothing are recommended.
- Over half of 4X4 safari bus journeys are on dirt roads which may be dusty or muddy depending on the weather.