ALL CURAÇAO: PEOPLE AND SPIRIT
My Explorations, Passepartour, 4
At the Kas di Pal'i Maishi museum, you will experience the hard work of the plantation slaves and you will discover that their main source of life were cactus plants. You will then learn about local life in the Nineteenth century at the Curaçao museum and finally, you will taste the island pride, the Blue Curaçao, the liquor made following the authentic recipe of the Landhuis Chobolobo distillery. You will feel like a true local.
- Visit to the Kas di Pal'i Maishi Museum
- Boka Tabla National Park
- Photographic stops: beach, West Point, salted lakes of Jan Kok
- Return on board for lunch
- Curaçao Museum
- Queen Juliana Bridge
- Landhuis Chobolobo Distillery, with liquor tasting
- Panoramic tour: Willemstad center, the Jewish quarter
- There is the postcard Curaçao and then there is the one that only the locals can tell you about, made of authentic traditions and people. This is where we take you.
- Cross the Kunuku, the backcountry entirely of cactus and divi-divi trees, blue lizards and iguanas, all the way to the Kas di Pal'i Maishi, where you enter into symbiosis with the local culture.
- Only slaves lived here until the national abolition of slavery, in 1863. Today, we find here a UNESCO cultural heritage museum. The owner of this old country home, where he was born, will tell you all about the native traditions: making it possible for you to discover that the freed slaves used the cactus for succulent soups, but also to build the walls of their bathrooms, he will have you listen to the chants in Papiamento language, he will show you the typical local dance and even the art of the bucket on the head.
- Do you know what else the natives are proud of? Of the corners like nowhere else in the world like the Boka Tabla National Park, the view from West Point and the salted lakes of Jan Kok, with its many flamingos.
- In addition to this, they are also proud of their creativity: which you will find at the contemporary museum of art together with an exhibit on the local life in the Nineteenth century and on the Queen Juliana Bridge that runs on the St. Anna Bay.
- Would you like to bring home the true “spirit” of the island? Then, this requires a liquor tasting at the Landhuis Chobolobo distillery, a Dutch colonial building. Authentic recipe from 1896, made of “laraha” orange peel, grown here only.
Good to know
- To protect your health, in respect of the legislative requirements and safety protocol, the itineraries and the duration of the excursions may be subject to slight modifications.