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Duration: 3 Hours Min. capacity: 6
Guided: Yes Max. capacity: 16
Languages: English, Spanish, German Level: Moderate

Bonaire has long been recognized as an ideal location for solar salt production. Salt is still produced in the salt beds of Pekelmeer, which are also home of a great population of flamingo's. In the early days of the industry, the most important use for salt was in the preservation of food, since refrigeration was still centuries away.

Donkeys were used to perform labor in the salt flats. Bonaire Salt PansOnce modern transport arrived, the animals were left to themselves. Today the Bonaire Donkey Sanctuary provides protection to these animals. You'll travel to the sanctuary in a 4x4 vehicle, stopping along the safari road where to pet and feed the furry animals.

At the Visitor Center, you'll learn about the sanctuary. Re-board your vehicle and drive further along the south-eastern coast, past the salt flats to the cone-shaped, snow-shite salt mountains. Your guide will tell you about the solar salt production and process of harvesting in the past and nowadays.

Practical Information:

  • The 4x4 vehicles are equiped with a canvas top, the sides are open
  • Bonaire Quad Tours
  • Wear comfortable clothing and shoes
  • Bring adequate sun protection
  • This tour is not recomended for pregnent women or those with neck/back conditions
  • Depending on the weather conditions, the dirt road can be dusty or muddy
  • Two departures per day

Prices:

  • Prices on request

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Duration: 3 Hours Min. capacity: 6
Guided: Yes Max. capacity: 16
Languages: English, Spanish, German Level: Moderate

Settle into your Land Rover and drive through Bonaire's version of the Outback, the Mondi. Travel along dirt roads leading to expanses of unspoild land, filled with volcanic rocks, caves, cactus, wind-sculpted divi trees, and a variety of other flora. Fauna of the avian kind fill the air, including the rare flamingo, while iguanas and other lizards wander in the vegatation. Non-native donkeys and goats also wander the countryside. During the dry season, cacti providefood and liquid for nearly all of Bonaire's insects, lizards and birds. Cactus plants are also used as fences to keep large animals from wandering into Kunukus (farmland) or private
properties.

Rincon BonaireStop along the way so your guide can demonstrate how Yatu and Cadushy cactus are woven into fences and harvested for food and drinks for humans. Try your hand at using the Chi ku Cha tool employed by the locals, but be careful!

Next, drive to Rincon, Bonaire's oldest town, where you have the opportunity to prepare and taste cactus soup and sample Cadushy Liqueur, an island specialty.

Practical Information:

  • The 4x4 vehicles are equiped with a canvas top, the sides are open
  • Bonaire Quad Tours
  • Wear comfortable clothing and shoes
  • Bring adequate sun protection
  • This tour is not recomended for pregnent women or those with neck/back conditions
  • Depending on the weather conditions, the dirt road can be dusty or muddy
  • Two departures per day

Prices:

  • Prices on request

Click here to make your reservation


Duration: 3 Hours Min. capacity: 6
Guided: Yes Max. capacity: 60
Languages: English, Spanish Level: Moderate
Bonaire 4x4 Tours

This 3 hours tour begins as you board a 4x4 vehicle for a scenic drive on paved streets and dirt roads. You'll leave Kralendijk, Bonaire's capital, and travel through town heading in easterly direction. Your adventure then continues on dirt roads, bumpy at times, for approximately 80 minutes, heading along the wild east coast to explore the sea of Washikemba with its colossal cactus, wild donkeys, iguanas and birds. Along the way you'll stop to take photos and receive information. Arriving at lac Bay a stop will be made to watch the wind surfers brave trade winds in the warm shallow waters. Here you can refresh yourself with an ice cold beverage.

The tour continues further on paved roads, passing the Lighthouse Willemstoren, Bonaire's oldest lighthouse, to the white slave huts and the salt mountains. You'll see the stone huts that slaves crawled into after working on the salt pans and perhaps spot a few flamingos in the distance as your guide explains about the salt production. Just a little bit further, you will pass through Belnem, which brings you back to town.

Practical Information:

  • The 4x4 vehicles are equiped with a sunroof, the sides are open
  • Bonaire Quad Tours
  • Wear comfortable clothing and shoes
  • Bring adequate sun protection
  • This tour is not recomended for pregnent women or those with neck/back conditions
  • Depending on the weather conditions, the dirt road can be dusty or muddy
  • Two departures per day

Prices:

  • Prices on request

Click here to make your reservation

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