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Half-Day Animal Sanctuary Tour in Aruba

By: EL Tours
  • Travel comfortably in an air-conditioned coach

  • Learn about the animals from your guide

  • Enjoy hassle-free hotel pickup and drop-off

Half-Day Animal Sanctuary Tour in Aruba
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Half-Day Animal Sanctuary Tour in Aruba

Interact with ostriches, donkeys, and other animals on this half-day animal sanctuary tour. Depart from your hotel in an air-conditioned coach and travel to the  Aruba Ostrich Farm. Accompanied by a guide, learn about the local ostriches and emus. Continue to the Donkey Sanctuary and Philip’s Animal Garden, which cares for exotic animals.

What to Expect
The Aruba Ostrich Farm welcomes you to one of the largest living species in the world. Visitors are encouraged to partake in a guided tour of the farm, inhabited by both ostriches and their flightless Australian relatives, emus. The tour provides the opportunity to learn about the natural behavior and survival instincts of these amazing creatures through detailed information as well as personal encounters with the birds.

Next you will get the opportunity to mingle with some real locals at the Donkey Sanctuary. Founded in 1997 as a non-profit and completely volunteer run organization, their mission is simple. Save the Donkeys! Although not originally native to the small island of Aruba, they have existed here for 500 years having been the primary mode of transportation until cars began to be introduced on the island in increasing numbers. At that point, many Arubans no longer had the need for their formerly beloved donkey, and sadly in the 1970’s, a dangerous and rapidly spreading illness nearly caused their extinction leaving behind a population of only 20 wild donkeys.

Lastly you will visit Philip’s Animal Garden. After years of saving and adopting abused and abandoned animals, Philip Merryweather has turned his love for exotic animals into a world-class shelter and rehabilitation center. Philip’s Animal Garden is offering up interactive and educational tours, where you can enjoy an up close and personal experience with over 50 species of exotic animals from around the world. Visitors are invited to see, touch and even feed some of the garden’s exotic inhabitants.

Reviews (12)
1 - 5 of 11 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
If you like animals you should do this.

We enjoyed this attraction. We wanted to see the Donkey Sanctuary and the Ostrich Farm and Phillips. Some other tours offered one of them along with their tour but this one does all three. They picked us up on time. Jason was the guide. He...More

Thank Ronald L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Great Tour For Kids

We started the tour in the morning and we were picked up from our hotel which was nice. First stop was the ostrich farm where we get to feed and see the ostriches up close. We then went to the Animal sanctuary where there were...More

1  Thank EniDestination
Reviewed 1 September 2018
Love The Animals

Wendall was our tour guide and was great. I really loved this tour as I am an animal lover. Phillips Animal Garden was wonderful. It is not a zoo, but a place where they take injured or sick animals and take very good care of...More

Thank SWE1423
Reviewed 29 July 2018 via mobile
Great time with the animals

Went today with my husband and our 3 year old son. We had a fantastic time with EL tours and our guide Nano. We first went to Phillip’s Animal Garden where Nano told us all about the animals as he guided us around. My son...More

Thank Lisa S
Reviewed 22 July 2018
Loved the Animals!

What fantastic morning. TJ did excellent job taking to Ostrich Farm, Donkey Preserve & Philips Animal Garden. Had plenty of time at each site to interact with the animals. All very friendly. What I liked about TJ was we arrived at ti Ostrich Farm (our...More

1  Thank Alan C
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1 October 2018|
Response from EniDestination | Reviewed this property |
On the tour, they said that these are not the ostriches used for meat but It would probably be a free-range "farm" if you can picture it.