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Half-Day Animal Sanctuary Tour in Aruba

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Oranjestad, Caribbean
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icon4 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English and 2 more
Good for avoiding crowds

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Overview

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.
  • Travel comfortably in an air-conditioned coach
  • Learn about the animals from your guide
  • Enjoy hassle-free hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Interact with ostriches, emus, donkeys, and more
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Local taxes
Bottled water
Professional guide
Hotel/port pickup and drop-off
Air-conditioned vehicle
Food and drinks, unless specified
Gratuities

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Pick up from all hotels and cruise ships.

Ports

  • Oranjestad


Departure Time

9:00 AM

Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers
  • OPERATED BY El Tours and Transfers

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Half-Day Animal Sanctuary Tour in Aruba?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Half-Day Animal Sanctuary Tour in Aruba.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Half-Day Animal Sanctuary Tour in Aruba?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Half-Day Animal Sanctuary Tour in Aruba.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Half-Day Animal Sanctuary Tour in Aruba?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Half-Day Animal Sanctuary Tour in Aruba.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Half-Day Animal Sanctuary Tour in Aruba?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Half-Day Animal Sanctuary Tour in Aruba.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Half-Day Animal Sanctuary Tour in Aruba?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Half-Day Animal Sanctuary Tour in Aruba.

Traveler Tips


  • "Watch out for the camels - one took the whole bag!" See review
  • "Be careful , don’t get too close to the camels!" See review

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Best EXCURSION ever! If you like animals, this is for you!
Jennifer_J
, Jan 2021
This was one of the best excursions I’ve EVER been on! If you like animals, this is the excursion for you. Request Nano! The experience was a blast, but he made it so much better. I don’t know if it would’ve been as fun with anyone else. If it’s your first time in Aruba, do this first thing. Nano gave me a tour and Aruba information on the way to each location. It was like a tour on top of the excursion. Thank you Nano for a great day! I don’t think anyone else could top that experience.
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Great experience with Nano
Vik_Raha
, Jan 2021
I definitely recommend this tour, it was very memorable! It was also a great way to explore the island. It was special to able to feed the donkeys and ostriches and learn more about them. We also were able to go to an "animal garden" where we fed more animals (horses, goats, and more). Nano was a great tour guide at El Tours.
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A fun animal experience
Emilio_F
, Jan 2021
We had a great time. Water was provided which was a plus! I never thought I would be feeding a Camel in Aruba, but hey! There’s always a first
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Nice time to see some Island animal life!1
Randall_W
, Dec 2020
This half-day tour by El Tours took us to three animal facilities, beginning with the Donkey Sanctuary that provides a safe and secure habitat for the few donkeys remaining on Aruba. The staff greets you with a short talk about the history of donkeys on Aruba and their work to create a nice place for them to live. There are plans underway to bring more donkeys from other nearby island to enhance the genetic diversity and to improve the health and survivability of the donkey population. It was nice to see how well they care for these animals. The second facility on the tour was to an ostrich and emu ranch, where you can hand-feed – and even pet ostriches. The people there are also as interesting and caring as at the donkey sanctuary and work to keep the birds healthy and happy. They do breed the birds, who provide both fertile and infertile eggs, the latter of which are used in the kitchen to make lunches for the visitors. I wish I had known in advance that you can enjoy a nice ostrich-egg omelet there, but you have to order it a day in advance because of the time it takes to prepare one. I think that I will certainly do so the next time I visit Aruba. The final stop on this tour was to a small zoo for small animals, birds, and reptiles. We were given small bags of feed when we arrived and were urged to feed “the four-legged animals”. Other wildlife there have special dietary needs, so we only observed them. Some of the more interesting (from my perspective) occupants were the Shetland ponies and the African parrots, all of which seemed quite content. They also have a white python that looked to be a couple dozen feet long!! This was a nice tour with multiple interesting sites and some variety. I would plan to do this one again, especially to revisit the donkey sanctuary once they have acquired new animals for the herd.
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A must see
David_S
, Nov 2020
Well- organized tour, with full exposure and interaction with the animals. I wish the government provided some financial aid
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Seeing the monkeys and camels.
Marnie_J
, Jul 2020
The trip was wonderful we learned so much about the donkeys and the ostriches. The interaction with the animals was great and the farm that we went to to see rescued animals was also amazing. The kids thoroughly enjoyed the experience. The tour guides were friendly and accommodating.
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Fun time!
amyalmonte
, Jan 2020
We were a 3-generation family and all enjoyed this experience. Learned a lot about ostrich and emus. The wild animal sanctuary was full of different rescued animals. Everyone is given a bag of food and the animals come running to the fences to eat. Watch out for the camels - one took the whole bag! Donkey sanctuary was good too.
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This is a beautiful tour
charlieballski
, Dec 2019
You won’t regret it if you love animals and getting to know more about the Aruban culture. I loved this tour!
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Aruba’s Finest Friends
BilieSue
, Dec 2019
Visiting the donkey sanctuary and ostrich ranch were both educational and fun! We fed and brushed the donkeys close up and trusted the ostriches to eat over our shoulders! The guides were very informative. We also visited an exotic small zoo. Be careful , don’t get too close to the camels!
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So many animals
wolfehomer
, Sep 2019
This was a really nice and fun tour. I had never seen an ostrich in real life and they are huge! A unique experience
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